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Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart Guide: How to Free Her in BG3

Looking for how to save Shadowheart in BG3? Players in Baldur’s Gate 3 are going to find themselves off to a rough start. They are one of many held captive onboard a mindflayer ship. While there are many victims whose fates can’t be changed, there is a character trapped in a pod that still has her wits about her. Here’s how to free Shadowheart from her grisly fate.

How To Rescue Shadowheart In Baldur’s Gate 3

How to save Shadowheart in Baldur's Gate 3.

Upon encountering Shadowheart, she will instruct the player that there is a console to her right that a mindflayer had used to seal her. When using it, it turns out the console is inoperable due to an empty socket. Apparently, organic computers still require a power supply or a stick of RAM? Eldritch tech is just as confusing to us as it is to the adventurers held captive.

Just to the right of the console is a sphincter (fleshy door) that leads into a room containing another captive. Interacting with the console before this pod will activate it and turn the hapless prisoner into a mindflayer. Ignoring what has just happened by pressing unfamiliar buttons, players will want to search the body in the back for an Eldritch Rune.

Bring the Eldritch Rune back to the console and insert it. From there, players must pass a skill check of two in order to command the terminal to free Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3. It is recommended to save beforehand as it is possible to fail this check. Once freed, Shadowheart can join the party and will prove to be an invaluable ally as she is a mighty cleric. 

That’s all there is to rescuing Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3. Aside from being a great help in combat, she is one of several romance options available. Throw in a mysterious D20 that she’s super secretive about and she’s definitely worth recruiting. While you’re plotting your next move in Baldur’s Gate 3, be sure to multitask on your phone and check out our guide on catching Ditto in Pokemon GO!