Baldurs Gate 3’s Auntie Ethel looks like a candy outdated girl who simply desires to assist — which, based mostly on all the things that has occurred (and can occur) to your character, ought to be an enormous pink flag. After your dialog together with her finally descends into stabbing, you’ll should chase her by means of a fire and into the Overgrown Tunnel. There, you’ll run into an enormous, tree-faced Gnarled Door who refuses to allow you to move.
Our Baldur’s Gate Three Auntie Ethel’s tree door information will clarify tips on how to get previous the cussed door-person and tips on how to preserve your sanity whereas doing it.
Tips on how to open the Gnarled Door
As you discover the Entrance Gallery of the Overgrown Tunnel beneath Auntie Ethel’s Gnarled Treehouse, there are a whole lot of poor, unlucky souls to work together with, however not a lot to select up. There’s just one different door — the Gnarled Door — on the west aspect of the tunnel.
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Irrespective of how a lot you speak, threaten, or try to influence it, the door gained’t allow you to previous. There’s a desk to the suitable of the door the place you may choose up just a few Whispering Masks.
The important thing to getting previous the Gnarled Door is simply having one member of your get together put on the Whispering Masks if you do it. However there’s an enormous caveat to that.
Tips on how to defend your self towards the Whispering Masks
When you move by means of the Gnarled Door, your character will begin making Knowledge Saving Throws towards Auntie Ethel’s Ephemeral Whispers. On a failed save, you’ll lose management of that character they usually’ll battle towards the remainder of your get together.
One method to keep away from that’s to place the masks on somebody with a excessive Knowledge rating and, ideally, proficiency in Knowledge Saving Throws like a Druid. This simply means they’ve a greater likelihood of saving towards the thoughts management, although, and also you’ll be counting on luck to get previous.
As soon as your get together is inside, you may take the masks off. This, nonetheless, will trigger Auntie Ethel’s 4 degree four thralls — the Masks of Terror, Vengence, Remorse, and Servitude — within the subsequent room to turn out to be hostile to you. Holding the masks on will maintain them from turning hostile, however you’ll should maintain making rolls towards Ephemeral Whispers.
A significantly better method to cope with it’s to have somebody solid Safety Towards Evil and Good on the get together member carrying the masks. This can be a degree 1 Cleric spell, so Shadowheart may have entry to it. That spell will give the masked character Benefit on their saves for 10 minutes — greater than sufficient time to get previous the thralls.
For extra info on the courses in Baldur’s Gate 3, seek the advice of our overviews on the Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, Warlock, and Wizard courses. Should you’re stumped by the selection, seek the advice of our information on what class to begin with.