Baldur’s Gate 3 players reveal hidden Elminster interactions you probably missed

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Elminster

Players are still discovering Baldur’s Gate 3 hidden secrets, so here’s how they got Elminster to talk about his past in Faerun.

Most Baldur’s Gate 3 characters often react depending on the players’ class and will reward them with unique interactions if they choose to use dialogue options that reference their background. This has led fans to discover plenty of Faerun’s secrets, such as a sweet exchange with Elminster, the powerful mage who plays a key role in Gale’s story.

Elminster appears in the storyline during Act 2 and is presented as a legendary mage who accomplished many incredible feats in almost thirteen centuries. He’s sent by Mystra to stabilize Gale’s orb but also conveys that his new mission is to destroy the Absolute by detonating it.

If players are playing as Bards, they’ll get the option to tell him they recognize the mage thanks to countless ballads and get Elminster excited to know which is the player’s favorite song. Depending on the answer, the mage will give them more details about his adventures in the game’s franchise.

Baldur’s Gate 3 fans are particularly excited by Elminster’s comments regarding the bard Volo, whose ballads are known for taking many poetic licenses. This can be discovered by telling the mage that they love the “Across the Peaks of Icewind Dale, Strode Fast the Sage of Shadowdale”, which will prompt him to say: “The lyrics are by Volo, you know, whose name alone is sufficient enough a criterion to arbitrate its acclaim to the truth.”

“Playing BG3 as a Bard blind was the best decision I ever made. So much laughter from so many unique dialogue choices that I felt something amiss when starting a second round as a ranger,” commented a YouTube user in a video that shows this hidden interaction.

Other Baldur’s Gate 3 fans agreed that playing as a Bard, a class known for their Charisma and Performance proficiency, has led them to unlock many strange interactions that they couldn’t get with other types of characters.

Picking the right class could lead players to discover other types of secrets in Baldur’s Gate 3, especially if they manage to get a high Perception stat. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ Easter eggs, you can check where players have found a hidden crate of tadpoles in Act 2, or how a Rogue can cast a Mage Hand to help them in battle.

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