Baldur’s Gate 3 Volo should always take your eye out

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Volo

Accepting being part of Volo’s experiment might not seem the wisest decision during Baldur’s Gate 3 Act 1, but its benefits surely shine through even if he doesn’t manage to help you with the Mind Flayers’ tadpole.

Most Baldur’s Gate 3 players have received Volo’s Ersatz Eye by accident if they were convinced that the Bard knew something about removing the Mind Flayer’s parasite. While getting it seems like a mistake at first, those of us who chose to give our eye to the Hag instead can assure you that Volo’s procedure actually saves you from a couple of headaches.

Reddit user “PectoManiac” posted yet another invisible secret that they found in Sorcerous Sundries Vaults, after exploring the Ramazith Tower in Act 3. While getting the Tharchiate Codex at X: 416, Y:999, they realized that the room had invisible chests that were full of rewards.

Most fans were quick to point out that the only way to get every secret revealed in Ramazith Tower was by having Volo’s eye, which grants “See Invisibility” permanently if you went through Volo’s operation in Act 1. “I’ve never not had Volo’s eye here…did not know those weren’t just there, never noticed a successful roll-pop-up. You learn something new every day,” read a comment in the thread.

But the benefits of having Volo’s eye don’t start in Act 3. Throughout Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll face numerous invisible creatures and puzzles that require players to randomly cast “See invisibility” to understand what’s going on.

However, having the power to constantly “See invisibility” can help you quickly solve the Gauntlet of Shar Self-Same Trial or spot where Yurgir goes when he casts invisibility in what’s considered one of the hardest fights of Act 2. You’re even able to avoid the ambush of the invisible Gremishkas in the Rosymorn Monastery, which can save you from losing your Honor run as early as Act 1.

At this point, accepting being part of Volo’s experiments is one of the best decisions you can take during the early game, that is if you manage to go through the gruesome scene where the Bard gouges your eye out. Either way, seeing invisibility permanently is worth it if you’re up to discovering every secret hidden in Faerun.

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Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].