How to get & use Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3

Aakrit Sharma
Iron Flask in Baldur's Gate 3

The Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the most powerful items you can get while completing quests in the open world. If you want to witness the wrath of the Spectator, here’s how to get and use the Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is loaded with exciting content and even after spending hundreds of hours in-game, you might stumble upon entirely new and mysterious items, monsters, weapons, and quests. The RPG does a great job of not telling you everything and open-world exploration can constantly lead to surprises.

The Iron Flask is one such powerful item that can help you get through the toughest battles with ease. So, here’s how to get as well as use the Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to get Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3 Act 1

Quest & location

To get the Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3, you need to fight the Gnolls and the Gnolls Warlord outside a cave on Risen Road during Act 1. While completing the ‘Find the Missing Shipment’ quest, you’ll find two men trapped in the cave who need your help, and they’ll be guarding a Caravan Sandbox that contains the Iron Flask.

The exact coordinates of the cave are X: -10, Y: 513, and the location has also been marked in the image below:

Iron Flask cave location in Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled with side quests that can drastically alter your experience.

How to defeat the Gnolls and Gnoll Warlord

You can defeat the Gnolls through the psychic attacks from Tadpole powers that let you convince the Gnolls Warlord to become an ally. After doing so, she will destroy herself if you pass a check or attack your party.

How to get the Iron Flask from men in the cave

Once the enemies are defeated, there are a few ways to get the Iron Flask out of the Caravan Sandbox:

  • Kill the men in the cave and open the chest.
  • Use dialogue to convince the men in the cave to give you the chest.
  • Lockpick the chest while talking to the men.

In any of these scenarios, you must pass the DC 20 Lockpicking check, and having an ally with Sleight of Hand proficiency is recommended.

Gnoll Warlord in Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 features turn-based combat.

How to get Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3 Act 3

If the Caravan Sandbox containing the Iron Flask is delivered, you can find it again in Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3. Visit the Guildhall where you can pickpocket the item from Slick Inatra or loot it later from her corpse.

How to use Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a one-use item that you can use by simply right-clicking and inspecting. Doing so unleashes a ferocious Spectator hostile towards anything near it, including your party.

Spectator monster from Iron Flask in Baldur's Gate 3
Spectator is a weaker version of the Beholder from the Dungeons and Dragons games.

Best uses for Iron Flask

Considering you can use it only once, here are some of the best uses of the Iron Flask in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Use it at the Goblin Camp when you’re taking down the army of Goblins in Act 1.
  • You can use the Iron Flask and its Spectator as a distraction against Ketheric Thorn or Chosen of the Dead Three between Acts 2 and 3.
  • The Moonrise Towers fight contains plenty of enemies and the Spectactor can make light work of them.
  • Give it to Gale in your camp and he’ll absorb the dark creature. If you do this though, you’ll never get to use the Spectator as a distraction or ally in combat.

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Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].