Baldur’s Gate 3 Quest Order

Baldur’s Gate 3 puts you through a series of expeditions that take you across Faerun and into the eponymous Baldur’s Gate. These quests are the pillar of every RPG, and they aren’t that different here. Most main quests are triggered upon finishing the previous one and moving into the next stage of the act (or a new act altogether). But they can also begin after you interact with a non-player character (NPC). However, since it’s an open game, players can do whatever they want, and there is no specific quest order for you to follow.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Quest Order

This article covers all the known quests you can unlock in BG3 so far.

Major Quests in Baldur’s Gate 3

BG3 players have several options they can use to complete these main quests. These expeditions help you advance your journey through Faerun. While some are quick, others may have you going through a rollercoaster of a fight to survive.

Most main quests also contain one or more subquests. This allows the player to branch out to other quests while in the same area or take stock of their goals without going too far out.

Before beginning the main missions, there is a little prologue where you’ll have to complete two quests: “Rescue the Illithid’s Captive” and “Escape the Nautiloid.” This serves as a tutorial for the game.

After that, the game truly begins and you can start exploring Faerun with fewer restrictions. Here are the main quests and its subquests:

  • Find a Cure
  • Removing the Parasite
  • Explore the Ruins
  • Free Shadowheart (Save and lure her into your party)
  • Free Lae’zel (It’s necessary you recruit her as she’s one of the strongest companions in the game)
  • Save the Refugees
  • Find the Nightsong
  • Free Gale and the sigil will voluntarily join your party.
  • Travel to Moonrise Towers
  • Raid the Grove
  • Rescue the Druid Halsin (You can recruit him into your party though he will tend to clash with Minthara)
  • Rescue the Gnome
  • Free Astarion
  • Search the Cellar
  • Finish the Masterwork weapon
  • Hunt the Devil
  • Find the Missing Shipment
  • Rescue the Grand Duke
  • Rescue the Trapped Man
  • Free the artist
  • Save Mayrina
  • Protect the Myconid Circle
  • Avenge Glut’s Circle
  • Save the Grymforge Gnomes
  • Help the Cursed Monk
  • Rescue the Gnomes in Moor Towers
  • Talk to the Sentient Amulet
  • Destroy the Ancient Tome
  • Unlock the Ancient Tome
  • Get Help from Auntie Ethel
  • Get Help from Healer Nettie
  • Ask the Goblin Priestess for Help
  • Help Omeluum Investigate the Parasite
  • Follow the Convoy
  • Capture Isobel the Selunite Critic
  • Travel through the Underdark
  • Travel through the Mountain Pass
  • Travel to Moonrise Towers
  • Defeat Ketheric Thorm
  • Infiltrate Moonrise Towers
  • Find Ketheric Thorm’s Relic
  • Resolve the Abduction
  • Seek Protection from the Shadow Curse
  • Confront the Elder Brain
  • Control the Elder Brain
  • Destroy the Elder Brain
  • Get Gortash’s Netherstone
  • Disable the Steel Watch
  • Consider Gortash’s Bargain
  • Get Orin’s Netherstone
  • Rescue Orin’s Victim
  • Impress the Murder Tribunal
  • Investigate the Murders
  • Gather Your Allies

Since the game is separated into Acts, finishing each one will make all the quests that depend on that Act to no longer be available to the player.

Blighted Village Quests

Also known as Underdark, these missions take place beneath the Blighted Village and most of them occur in Act One. Players curious to explore the monstrous subterranean realm would enjoy these quests.

  • Find the Missing Boots
  • The Adamantine Forge
  • Free True Soul Nere
  • Defeat the Duergar Intruders
  • Deliver Nere’s Head
  • Find the Explosives
  • Blind the Absolutes
  • Find the Grymforge Gnomes
  • Avenge Glut’s Circle
  • Cure the Poisoned Gnome
  • Get Past the Rubble
  • Find the Mushroom Picker

Emerald Grove

You can pursue all these quests in Act One. While some may take you into new regions of Faerun, most occur within the Emerald Grove.

  • Save the Goblin Sazza
  • Rescue Volo
  • Find Your Belongings
  • Investigate the Beach
  • Return the Locket
  • Save the Refugees
  • Investigate Kagha
  • Defeat the Goblins
  • Raid the Emerald Grove
  • Kill Kagha
  • Steal the Secret idol
  • Save the First Druid
  • Save Arabella
  • Find Doni

Side Quests in Baldur’s Gate 3

Completing the game’s side content helps characters scale their skills and levels in the game and win rewards. The expeditions are connected to unique locations and their rewards are handy during the main quests. But they don’t have an impact on the main storyline. There are three types of side quests in BG3. Primary locations include Baldur’s Gate and Shadow Cursed Lands. Below is the order of the quests in each category:

Personal Quests

These quests occasionally tie in to the companions lore. Yet, you don’t have to participate in any of the principal act quests to trigger these expeditions. Most personal pursuits involve unique character that you’ll have to interact with during the mission. You’ll be able to sharpen the character’s design as you keep venturing deep into the unknown lands of BG3.

  • Embrace Your Potential
  • Discover the Artefact’s Secrets
  • The Urge
  • Discover the History of Prince Orpheus
  • Free Orpheus
  • Deal with the Devil
  • Daughter of Darkness
  • Help Your Protector
  • Fulfill the Deal
  • Escape the Deal
  • Balthazar’s Experiment
  • A Familiar Face
  • Call of The Blood
  • Vlaakith’s Will
  • The Prince of the Comet
  • Servant of None
  • Forging a Heart
  • The Grand Duke
  • Help Kith’rak Voss
  • Open Your Scars

Baldur’s Gate Quests

Some subquests within this section branch from quests within Baldur’s Gate. These include “Surrender Shadowheart to Viconia,” which results from “Investigate the House of Grief,” and “Defeat Mystic Carrion,” which branches from “Find Mystic Carrion’s servant.”

  • Roveer’s Storehouse
  • Rescue the Grand Duke
  • Free the Artist
  • Aid the Underduke
  • Find Dribbles the Clown
  • Solve the Open Hand Temple Murders
  • Help the Hag Survivors
  • Save Vanra
  • Investigate the Suspicious Toys
  • Stop the Presses
  • Investigate Cazador’s Palace
  • Visit the Emperor’s Old Hideout
  • Help the Cursed Monk
  • Deal with the Gnomes
  • Avenge the Ironhands
  • Save the Gondians
  • Acquire the Gauntlets for Helsik
  • Surrender Shadowheart to Viconia
  • Save Hope
  • Find the “Stern Librarian” Ffion
  • Avenge the Hag Survivors
  • Return Rakath’s Gold
  • Find a Way into Wyrms Rock Fortress
  • Avenge the Drowned
  • Feed the Mind Flayers
  • Find the Missing Letters
  • Free Counsellor Florrick
  • Find Mystic Carrion’s Servant
  • Defeat Mystic Carrion
  • Retrieve Omeluum
  • Investigate the House of Grief
  • Help the Devilish Ox

Shadow-Cursed Lands Quests

All the quests listed in this section form the “Shadow Cursed Lands” group. You can find the region towards the north of Moonrise Towers. It’s a challenging area to explore since your party will have to suffer a decent amount of damage to get through. You’ll have to arm them with the proper selection of spells and unique light sources to help them survive. You’ll be rewarded with precious items and rare magic treasures if you complete these quests successfully.

  • Find the Nightsong
  • Rescue Wulbren
  • Rescue the Grand Duke
  • Speak with Elminster before exploring the Shadow Cursed region.
  • Rescue the Tieflings
  • Kill Raphael’s Old Enemy
  • Break Yurgi’s Contract
  • Rescue the Grand Duke
  • Find Arabella’s Parents
  • Find Zelvor
  • Decide Minthara’s Fate
  • Find Rolan in the Shadows
  • Lift the Shadow Curse
  • Punish the Wicked
  • Wake up, Art Cullagh
  • Find Mol
  • Investigate the Selunite Resistance

Be aware that “Break Yurgi’s contract is a subquest of “Kill Raphael’s Old Enemy.”

Githyanki Crèche Quests

You’ll notice that these quests tie in to Lae’zel companion quest as you proceed in the game.

  • Steal a Githyanki Egg
  • Find the Blood of Lathander

Companion Quests

The companions you befriend and romance in BG3 have captivating storylines you can choose to explore. You have to complete specific challenges in order to unlock each quest of this nature. You can also unlock them by advancing through the main storyline. You’ll have to battle some fierce antagonists to advance their background lore. By completing these quests, you will earn experience, rewards, and new equipment that you’ll loot from the enemies after defeating them. But they aren’t necessary to complete the game’s main storyline.

  • The Pale Elf
  • The Wizard of Water Deep
  • In Case of Death
  • Daughter of Darkness
  • The Chosen of Shar
  • The Githyanki Warrior
  • Our Fiery Fiend
  • The Blade of Frontiers
  • The High Harper
  • The Hellion’s Heart

Can You Conquer the Baldur’s Gate 3 Quests?

Baldur’s Gate 3 will have you going through a whirlwind of adventure as you journey through the unknown world of Faerun. Players have limitless options on how they can begin quests in BG3. You can enjoy unbridled flexibility in what is quickly becoming the best RPG game in 2023. Be aware that its currently available only on PC and the PS5 version is expected to be launched on September 6th, 2023. This checklist will come in handy to ensure that you don’t miss any of the excitement in BG3.

Which are your best quests so far? Are there any you’ve encountered that aren’t listed in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.

One thought on “Baldur’s Gate 3 Quest Order”

Dave says:
This is exceptionally thorough, but to follow it you would need to make another document where the quests are actually in order. There is no way to follow this as a quest guide *as written* without an extra few hours of work, printing it out if you don’t have access to two screens, ans you also have to have actually done everything to know the order because some things are not open if you follow this guide, others will close; ei Save the Grove and Auntie Ethel. Good luck with that after defeating Ketheric Thorn. You also have the fight listed under two sections which obviously is not possible. This is a fantastic first half of the work required for a viable quest order guide.

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