BG3 Gauntlet of Shar Statue Puzzle

In our BG3 Gauntlet of Shar Statue Puzzle guide, we are going to explain how to solve this puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3. It is actually a bit tricky until you figure out what you’re supposed to do. Here’s a hint: Shar is the goddess of darkness, and the room is lit up. Funnily enough, darkness is going to light your way. Enough waxing poetic, here’s what you need to do.

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bg3 gauntlet of shar statue puzzle
BG3 Gauntlet of Shar Statue Puzzle

How to Solve Gauntlet of Shar Statue Puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3

To solve the BG3 statue puzzle in the Gauntlet of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll first have to turn off the lights. There are several side rooms around the statue area, and each of them has a switch you need to throw in order to lower a lantern. Your task is to lower all the lanterns and then snuff them out. You probably want to have a rogue like Astarion do this whole thing, by the way, because there are traps everywhere. Triggering them summons a dark cloud in which rats will constantly attack and deal damage to you. And, no, you can’t kill the rats. Be real careful, is what I’m saying. Anyways, extinguish all the lanterns and you’ll see a glowing pattern on the floor around the statue.

The next step to solve the Gauntlet of Shar statue puzzle in BG3 or Baldur’s Gate 3 is to move to the statue while avoiding the purple letters. The only way to do that is to uncouple one character from the rest of the party, ideally one with a high Dexterity score. Maneuver them through the mini-maze (you want to be crouching for maximum movement control) and to the statue itself. Touch the orb to open the door forward. If you graze the purple runes even a bit, the burst of energy will smack you right to the beginning. Overall, though, once you know what you need to do, this should be a breeze. Especially compared to the battles your about to get into.

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