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How to Obtain Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3

If you’re an avid player of Baldur’s Gate 3, you may have come across the elusive and intriguing Soul Coins. These rare items hold great value and are not easy to find. Understanding their purpose and acquiring more of them can be quite challenging. Fortunately, in this article, we will guide you on how to obtain all the Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3.

What Are Soul Coins and Their Function?

Karlach holding a soul coin in surprise.
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Even if you stumble upon a Soul Coin, understanding its nature and usage can be perplexing. The description provided is not particularly helpful, with only a vague mention of Strange, incomprehensible whispers that provoke emotions of rage and despair. However, these coins have significant value and play a crucial role in Karlach’s journey and her Infernal Engine.

In the lore of Baldur’s Gate 3, Soul Coins are the currency of Avernus, the game’s version of hell. While you won’t be using them for shopping, they are essential for Karlach and her Infernal Engine. By giving Karlach the coins and allowing her to use them, you can activate her Infernal Fury. While in this state, whenever she is in Rage or her HP drops below 25%, all her melee attacks will deal an additional 1-4 fire damage.

How to Obtain Soul Coins

Karlach holding a soul coin.
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Here is a comprehensive list of all the Soul Coins we have discovered so far. Please note that additional coins may be found in the future, and we will update our guide accordingly.

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Act 1: The Dank Crypt and the Overgrown Ruins

  • Inside the Dank Crypt, you can find three Soul Coins. The first one is located in the chamber with the row of coffins to the south. Look for the coin on the right side while facing the western wall. Before collecting it, be sure to disarm any traps in the room.
  • The second coin can be found in the nearby room to the west. Here, a statue and several Entombed Acolyte corpses can be seen. Open the coffin to retrieve the second coin.
  • Lastly, search for Withers’ sarcophagus in the Dank Crypt. Explore our guide on finding and interacting with Withers to respec your character, and don’t forget to grab the coin from his resting place.

The Emerald Grove

  • Make your way east in the Emerald Grove and climb a small hill to reach Nadira, who can be found using a telescope. As you approach, a Bugbear Assassin will attack her, initiating a fight. You can either save her, pass a skill check, and obtain the coin, or let her die and take it from her corpse.

Act 1: Risen Road and Anders’ Hideout

  • Once Karlach joins your party, head to Risen Road and enter the building where Anders is hiding. Eliminate the group inside and search the crates on the first floor to find a Soul Coin.

Act 2: Moonrise Towers

  • In Act 2, venture into the Moonrise Towers with Karlach as part of your party. Engage in a conversation with Lann Tarv and listen to all three of his stories. Completing this will reward you with one Soul Coin per story. If you have encountered hostility and had to attack the Tower, don’t worry. You can locate Lann Tarv’s body and still obtain the coins.
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Act 3: The Lower City and Peartree’s House

  • Travel to the Lower City in Act 3 and enter Peartree’s house. Simply check the mailbox to find the first Soul Coin. Furthermore, you can obtain two more coins by descending into the basement during the “Murder Target: Franc” quest. Pass a perception check to discover a key hidden under the floorboards. Bring the key to the secret hatch, open the chest, and claim two additional coins.

Act 3: House of Hope

  • Head over to the House of Hope in Act 3, where you can acquire a total of five Soul Coins. These coins are locked inside Raphael’s safe, located in his bedroom. To gain access, you must steal the invitation from the archives. Once inside the bedroom, be cautious and sneak around to the left side. Disarm the trap on the painting and reveal the safe. Open it to find all five Soul Coins.

We hope this guide helps you collect all the Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3. With these rare treasures, you can unleash Karlach’s Infernal Fury and make the most of her abilities. Happy hunting!

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