Baldur’s Gate 3 devs shock players by hiding handy item in random vase

Rajarshi Acharya
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A Baldur’s Gate 3 player who took their time to go through countless empty vases ended up finding a key in one of them. Players are now wondering if Larian did this intentionally to troll them.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can often miss some valuable loot if you’re not looking carefully. Sometimes, you can end up missing an entire hidden area with its own side quest. This is why the object highlight feature exists in the game, but even then, you can’t predict which random chest will hide which item.

One Baldur’s Gate 3 player, who admitted to having searched through empty vases “for days,” suddenly managed to find a key in one. Other players on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit shared their own experiences, recalling how they found useful stuff hidden in the most unexpected locations.

One Baldur’s Gate 3 fan called out the devs for trolling the players, saying that “there are some sick f***s over there at Larian.” To counter this, some players suggested breaking open several jars at once with spells. As one user pointed out, this is when you should use cantrips, specifically Acid Splash.

Meanwhile, some players stated that this is exactly why they go over every lootable item in the game, so they don’t miss out on a key item. Some of the more elusive items that Baldur’s Gate 3 players mentioned include “the club that’s hidden in a stool,” and vases in Grymforge filled with silver and gold.

Hiding important stuff in random skeletons also seems to be a common theme in Baldur’s Gate 3. As one user mentioned, “There’s a bunch of items hidden on skeletons too that don’t show up when highlighting.” Finding both the Warding Bond wedding rings can also be quite difficult. Most players only end up with one of them.

Meanwhile, one user found that a “skelly on the creek close to where you find Karlach has a +2 stealth +2 sleight of hand ring.” Another user mentioned that even “the mold for the Adamantine Shield is on a random skeleton.”

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Some players mentioned that the previous Baldur’s Gate titles and even Icewind Dale would hide useful things in seemingly unimportant places, so it’s not just Larian who did this. One user added: “I remember in Baldur’s Gate 1, there was a very nice Ring of Wizardry hidden in a random tree trunk. Same with Ankheg Plate Mail hidden in a farm field.”

You can also find some lore-related stuff if you take the time to check out everything in Baldur’s Gate 3. For instance, the Dank Crypt where you find Withers has several hints that give away his identity.

If you want to read more Baldur’s Gate 3 stories, check out how a player found the worst possible way to end Act 1. Or, read about the simple gameplay features that many players discovered “embarrassingly late.”

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