Coming into the Home of Grief is the ultimate step of Shadowheart’s Daughter of Darkness companion quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. This seemingly innocuous constructing within the Decrease Metropolis homes the disciples of Shar, Goddess of Darkness and Woman of Loss. By visiting the Sharrans, gamers can convey Shadowheart’s companion quest to a satisfying conclusion. Nevertheless, powerful battles and selections await.
[Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Baldur’s Gate 3.]
Baldur’s Gate 3 is all about selections, so that you may need completely different causes for bringing Shadowheart to the Home of Grief. In Act One, gamers can win her belief and be taught extra about her, together with her purpose of turning into certainly one of Shar’s devoted Darkish Justiciars. In Act Two, the occasion can convey her to finish the Gauntlet of Shar and its trials, which has important penalties for Shadowheart’s companion quest going ahead.
Making ready To Go to The Home Of Grief
For those who selected to free the Nightsong and assist Shadowheart flip in opposition to Shar and seek for her captive dad and mom. Nevertheless, it’s additionally attainable to persuade her to proceed to worship Shar. At this level, her causes for wanting to search out the Home of Grief are fairly completely different. No matter her causes, the Home of Grief may be extraordinarily difficult.
Utilizing certainly one of Baldur’s Gate 3’s finest occasion compositions is a wonderful first step. Nevertheless, it’s essential to understand that the occasion might be dealing with enemies with particular skills that may severely limit spellcasting. A tanky, melee-focused companion comparable to Karlach is crucial, and you may additionally wish to take into account bringing Lae’zel for her superior mobility and excessive DPS.
We additionally discovered Jaheira to be a wonderful alternative. As a Druid, Jaheira can Wild Form into an Owlbear, an iconic Dungeons and Dragons beast with excessive well being and mobility, in addition to close-range melee assaults and a soar assault that may crush and knock down a number of enemies. She additionally has helpful spells for doling out area-of-effect injury and creating chokepoints.
How To Discover And Enter The Home Of Grief
The occasion can go to the Home of Grief in Act Three as soon as they’ve gained entry to the Decrease Metropolis. It’s positioned in the northwestern nook of the Decrease Metropolis, near the Baldur’s Gate quick journey level, as proven on the map above. Exterior, you’ll be able to chat with just a few NPCs who visited the Home of Grief and emerged with amnesia.
Inside, discuss to Mirie on the entrance desk. She’s going to acknowledge Shadowheart, and so they’ll commerce just a few pointed remarks about betrayal and treachery. Nevertheless, she gained’t be actively hostile and as a substitute insists that the occasion undergo the Mapping of the Coronary heart.
It’s attainable to assault instantly and put each particular person within the constructing to the sword. Nevertheless, so far as we may inform, there’s no precise drawback to doing the ritual. Mirie will lead everybody to a small room and instruct them to sit down on the Granite Bench. Any character can sit on the bench, nevertheless it’s finest to let Shadowheart do it for story functions.
An odd determine will seem and scold Shadowheart for her betrayal. It’s revealed that she’s chatting with a projection of Viconia deVir, Mom Superior of the Disciples of Shar.
Baldur’s Gate followers might acknowledge Viconia as a returning character. As such, Jaheira and Minsc may have further dialogue along with her if she is introduced alongside.
The occasion can proceed by way of the passageway that opens up and confront Viconia immediately. Nevertheless, earlier than heading additional down, it’s extremely really helpful that you just discover the Interrogation and Infiltration Coaching rooms by lockpicking the doorways.
This takes a ability examine of 15, however there’s loads of helpful loot and a few dialogue with Shadowheart that reveals extra about her previous.
How To Defeat Viconia deVir, Mom Superior Of Shar
Comply with the steps down into the underground chamber, previous the sentry. It’s extremely really helpful you save earlier than confronting Viconia. Gamers shouldn’t be afraid of save-scumming in Baldur’s Gate 3, and the upcoming battle may be extraordinarily powerful. A cutscene will set off, the place the occasion lastly confronts Viconia in particular person.
Notably, Viconia will provide to allow you to stroll away and obtain support from the Sharrans within the closing battle in opposition to the Absolute, however provided that you give Shadowheart up.
This triggers an enormous battle with Viconia and over twenty Disciples of Shar – a protracted and grueling battle even for veteran cRPG followers. The perfect method we discovered was to retreat up the steps you got here down and create a chokepoint on the backside of the steps. A well-built Druid can create some problematic terrain utilizing Entangle, Spike Development, or Plant Development to gradual enemies down, permitting spellcasters to hit them with a few of Baldur’s Gate 3’s finest spells.
Viconia isn’t too powerful alone, so she’s not the primary precedence. As a substitute, give attention to taking out as many Disciples as attainable inside a single flip, as they will do a stunning quantity of harm throughout all their turns. Space-of-effect injury is one of the simplest ways to clear them out.
For those who get near being worn out, think about using the Divine Intervention capability, which is unique to Clerics. Divine Intervention can heal the occasion, do huge injury to a number of enemies, spawn a legendary magical mace, or present camp provides. Nevertheless, a personality can solely use it as soon as per marketing campaign, so use it properly.
Deal with taking out Sharran Fidelians and Justiciar Crusaders first. The Fidelians are keen on casting Darkness, which creates patches of darkish fog that inflicts the Blindness impact. Spellcasters can’t fireplace off magic spells whereas contained in the fog and might’t goal enemies hid inside them. This could severely weaken any occasion members counting on spells, so taking out the Fidelians is essential.
Viconia will remodel right into a wolf to frighten Shadowheart and forged the Wayward Coronary heart debuff on her. Nevertheless, regardless of having highly effective AOE spells comparable to Spirit Guardians, she’s pretty simple to kill as soon as she doesn’t have any reinforcements.
As soon as the battle is over, you’ll be able to converse to her and let Shadowheart ask for some data. In the end, she is going to go away Viconia’s destiny in your fingers, and you’ll be able to kill or let her go. If she is killed, be sure that to loot her physique for some helpful objects:
- The Handmaiden’s Mace, which units the wielder’s energy to 18 and offers 1d6 +1 bludgeoning and 1d6 further poison injury.
- Viconia’s Priestess Gown, which provides the wearer a bonus on Stealth Checks and offers a +2 bonus to all Saving Throws when utilizing Defend of Religion.
- Viconia’s Strolling Fortress is a protect that offers the wielder a response to melee assaults that deal 2-8 Power Harm and might knock an enemy susceptible. It additionally offers the wielder a bonus on Saving Throws in opposition to spells, and spells even have a Drawback when attacking the wielder.
- Viconia’s Private Chest Key.
This stuff are excellent for any Baldur’s Gate 3 Cleric and are price selecting up. Be certain to loot the facet areas and rooms. In a single, yow will discover Nocturne, apparently an outdated good friend of Shadowheart’s. She gained’t be hostile and can stick round to commerce till the occasion has a Lengthy Relaxation.
You may chat with Nocturne as Shadowheart to listen to some childhood recollections. Nocturne will reveal a secret space the place they used to play. There are Evening Orchids right here – Shadowheart’s favourite flower and a very good reward for characters romancing Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3.
How To Rescue Shadowheart’s Dad and mom
As soon as Viconia’s destiny is set, all that continues to be is to search out Shadowheart’s dad and mom. The occasion might want to enter the chamber behind the room. This requires a Silver Key, which may be looted from Sharran Fidelian’s physique.
Inside, you can find Shadowheart’s dad and mom, Arnell and Emmeline, chained by arcane magic. Nevertheless, issues gained’t be simple, as Shar seems to drive her previously loyal Cleric to make an inconceivable alternative.
It seems that Shadowheart can solely free her dad and mom if she chooses to remain loyal to Shar. She has to decide on between liberating her dad and mom, and letting them die to lastly free herself from Shar’s grip.
The participant character has just a few selections:
- Encourage Shadowheart to save lots of her dad and mom.
- Encourage Shadowheart to save lots of herself.
- Let Shadowheart make the choice.
It seems that Shadowheart can solely free her dad and mom if she chooses to remain loyal to Shar. She has to decide on between liberating her dad and mom and letting them die to free herself from Shar’s grip.
How To Use The Mirror Of Loss
Deciding the destiny of Shadowheart’s dad and mom concludes the Daughter of Darkness companion quest. Nevertheless, the Home of Grief has just a few extra thrilling issues. Simply past the place Shadowheart’s dad and mom had been imprisoned is Baldur’s Gate 3’s Mirror of Loss. Gamers can move a Faith or Arcana examine to determine that they will give up a reminiscence in return for a stat enhance.
This results in seven selections about which recollections to surrender. Six choices correspond with one of many character’s stats, which might be decreased by two factors. Nevertheless, it’s additionally attainable to deceive the Mirror and provide up a false reminiscence, which requires passing a Deception (20) ability examine.
It is price noting that you do not appear to obtain any tangible reward from surrendering a reminiscence. It is attainable that surrendering a false reminiscence produces no reward or that that is an odd bug. Regardless, the participant can go away the Home of Grief and return to their occasion camp to listen to Shadowheart’s ideas concerning the finish of her companion quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3
- Baldur’s Gate
- macOS, Microsoft Home windows
- Larian Studios
- Larian Studios
- Larian Studios
- Baldur’s Gate 3 is a long-anticipated sequel to Baldur’s Gate 2, launched in 2000 from BioWare and now being dealt with by Larian Studios. Set 120 years after the occasions of Shadows of Amn, Baldur’s Gate 3 places gamers within the position of a customizable protagonist who has been captured and contaminated with a parasite that can flip them right into a thoughts flayer. Earlier than the method is full, the ship they’re on crashes, leaving them on a quest to remedy themselves as they meet up with different survivors. Gameplay is turn-based and may be performed co-operatively on-line or tackled alone in a single-player marketing campaign with NPC allies.
- How Lengthy To Beat:
- 22h 21m
- Baldur’s Gate 2