Baldur’s Gate 3: Disabling the Sarcophagus Trap in Overgrown Ruins/Dank Crypt

Baldur's Gate 3: Disabling the Sarcophagus Trap in Overgrown Ruins/Dank Crypt

Disarming the Deadly Sarcophagus Trap in Baldur’s Gate 3

So you’ve made it to the Overgrown Ruins, the first dungeon in Baldur’s Gate 3! Congrats on surviving this long, but be warned – the trap lurking by the front door is deadlier than all the monsters combined. Don’t worry though, I’ve got your back with this guide to safely loot the Sarcophagus and avoid turning your party into charcoal.

Safe Zone in the Sarcophagus Room

First things first, loot everything else in the room except for the Sarcophagus. Trust me, you don’t want to skip this step. Once that’s done, gather your party (except for one unlucky soul) near the exit leading to the next room. But remember, don’t loiter at the front door like a confused adventuring troupe!

Now, here comes the fun part. Select objects like vases and crates scattered around the room and drag them over to cover the six vents on the floor. Think of it as arts and crafts time, but with a fiery twist. By blocking the vents, you prevent the release of gas, so those pesky fire arrows won’t have anything to ignite. And if your perception skills aren’t top-notch, check out this handy picture for vent locations:

Six Vent Locations

Alright, now it’s time for some turn-based action! Enter turn-based mode and have your other party members obediently skip their turns. Meanwhile, send one brave soul to stand next to the Sarcophagus and end their turn – this will be your getaway driver for looting. No pressure!

Moving a Vase to Cover a Vent

But hold your looting horses! Before grabbing whatever treasures lie within the Sarcophagus, take a deep breath and skip a turn. This way, you’ll have enough time to avoid getting hit by those fiery arrows. Safety first, adventurous souls! Once the coast is clear, loot to your heart’s content and make a swift exit on the next turn. And if carrying all that loot slows you down, remember to stash heavy items in the Traveller’s Chest for a speed boost.

That’s a wrap, folks! Keep in mind that the fire arrows will continue to rain down across the room, but don’t panic. There are two other exits in the dungeon if you’re feeling adventurous. However, if things get dicey and you need to play it safe, you can reactivate turn-based mode and carefully make your way back to the front entrance.

And remember, Baldur’s Gate 3 is available in Early Access on PC right now, with the full release coming on August 3rd, 2023. PlayStation 5 players can join the fun on September 6th, 2023, and Xbox Series X/S adventurers, don’t worry, your version is in the works!

Keep on looting and laughing, my gamer friends!

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