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How To Defeat Balthazar And Loot His Treasures In BG3?

Balthazar is a boss and a necromancer in BG3 who may drop loot upon the battle.

Furthermore, he can summon various undead soldiers when players go up against him.

Balthazar does not inherently drop any loot in Bg3. However, he allows the players to access Infernal Iron for Karlach. The item allows players to establish a romantic relationship with Karlach and also recruit her to their party.

This article discusses Balthazar and the loot he drops in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Who Is Balthazar In BG3?

Balthazar is a necromancer that players will meet during their quest in the Gauntlet of Shar dungeon.

The meeting with Balthazar is at the third fight of the Gauntlet.

Here, you will meet him with his undead soldiers.

Balthazar is a necromancer in Bg3
Balthazar is a necromancer that players will meet during the Gauntlet of Shar quest.

However, the soldiers are few, and if you fight him here, he won’t pose as much of a threat.

Furthermore, during your meeting, he will ask for your help. You can choose to either help him or kill him.

If you decide to help him, he will give you an item to summon a flesh golem. However, you will have to fight him ultimately.

Continue reading to discover whether you can romance Shadowheart and Karlach and reach the Ancient Altar in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Beating Balthazar To Loot His Treasures In BG3

Balthazar inherently does not drop any loot; however, defeating him allows you to obtain an item.

You can use that item to have a romantic relationship with Karlach.

Here are some steps on how to defeat Balthazar and loot his treasures in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  1. Players must head to the room where Balthazar is after solving the statue puzzle during the Gauntlet of Shar dungeon quest.
  2. However, before reaching there, to the north, there is a locked room with several treasure chests. To gain access to this room, players must defeat Balthazar.
  3. If you choose to fight him, normally you must deal with his undead army and powerful spells.
  4. Try to focus your attacks on Balthazar and ignore his minions as much as possible. They will keep respawning until you kill them, so don’t waste your resources on them.
  5. Once you kill Balthazar, you can loot his body and get some valuable items. 
Infernal iron is loot from Balthazar Bg3
Players can obtain infernal iron as loot after they defeat Balthazar and visit another room in Baldur’s Gate 3

Furthermore, players can loot the Infernal Iron for Karlach in one of the chests.

This item allows players to have a romantic relationship with Karlach.

Additionally, within this same area, to the south, you will notice a statue of Shar. Here, you must do a religion check.

However, make sure you are not doing the religion check using Shadowheart because it can cause potential effects on Shadowheart romance.

After you complete the religion check, you will gain resistance to necrotic damage. But, if you fail the check, there will be a penalty.

Although Balthazar BG3 loot is unobtainable, players can extract the Iron for Karlach.

Thankfully, this will help players gain access to new companions.

Importance Of Items You Loot From Balthazar

Once the players loot Balthazar, they get items such as a Ring of Protection, a Staff of Arcane Blessing, and a Scroll of Revivify.

Let’s look at the importance of these items during the game:

1. Ring Of Protection 

The Ring of Protection is a valuable accessory that boosts your defenses.

It gives you a +1 bonus to your Armour Class and Saving Throws, which can help you survive in combat.

To get the Ring of Protection, you need to complete a side quest called Steal the Sacred Idol.

You have to steal an idol from the druids’ sacred pool and return it to Mol.

Hence, she will reward you with the ring and promise more rewards in Baldur’s Gate.

2. The Staff Of Arcane Blessing

The Staff of Arcane Blessing is a powerful weapon for spellcasters; it enhances your magic abilities.

It is a unique quarterstaff and has the following stats and effects:

  • Damage: 1d6 + 1 Bludgeoning
  • Weight: 4 lbs
  • Value: 700 GP
  • Properties: Finesse, Versatile (1d8)
  • Mystra’s Blessing: Bless grants an additional 1d4 to Saving Throws and Weapon Attack Rolls and an additional 2d4 to Spell Attack Rolls.

3. Scroll Of Revivify

A Scroll of Revivify is a common scroll that you can use to revive a fallen companion.

It is a very useful item to have, especially if you don’t have a cleric or a paladin in your party who can cast the Revivify spell.

In exchange for gold, you can buy it from various merchants and traders.

You can loot the Scroll of Revivify from different containers and enemies in the game.

You can also craft it with the required materials and skills.

The Bottom Line

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Balthazar is a necromancer capable of causing many player issues.

Furthermore, players must also choose to defeat him in the first meeting or later in the story.

However, if you go across him later on, he can overwhelm you.

Hopefully, this article can guide you in obtaining the loot from Balthazar in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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