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Baldurs Gate 3 Guide, Walkthrough

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Baldurs Gate 3 - M8 - Shattered Sanctum / Defiled Temple
Baldurs Gate 3 - M8 - Shattered Sanctum / Defiled Temple
Main entrance to the sanctuary. You'll start here if you opened the heavy oak doors in the Goblin camp (M6 map, blue 9).
Goblin guards by the gate. You're going to be stopped by them if you've picked the main entrance to the sanctuary (blue 1 on the map). You can attack them or make them let you in - pass one of the skillchecks or use your illithid powers. You can also avoid the encounter with the guards by choosing the upper entrance to the sanctuary.
Goblin Priestess Gut. You can meet with her as a part of the quest concerning the removal of the parasite from the hero's head. She's also one of the goblin leaders - you can decide to kill her. You can agree to brand the main character (more successful interactions with other goblins) or refuse. A peaceful conversation with Gut will lead to her inviting you to the chapel (blue 5 on the map).
Locked gate. You can open it by using thieves tools. It leads to the area where giant spiders are being held. You can try avoid combat by passing the Animal Handling skillcheck. Nearby goblins may join the battle with the spiders (as your allies).
Roah Moonglow. She's a trader - she's selling potions, various arrow types, scrolls, thieves tools, trap disarm kits, melee weapons, ranged weapons, armor pieces and other items.
Chapel. You can meet with Priestess Gut here after your conversation in the main hall (blue 3 on tha map) and telling her about the parasite. If you agree to her help, then all characters except for the main hero must leave. Your character will be tricked and imprisoned in the Defiled Temple (blue 7 on the map). The alternative ways are to pickpocket or kill the priestess (preferably before she calls for help) - you'll find a key and a note among other possessions.
Defiled Temple door. They're locked - use thieves tools or obtain the key belonging to Priestess Gut (blue 3 or 5 on the map). Additionally don't allow to be seen while opening the door.
Prison. You may end up imprisoned after drinking the potion received from Priestess Gut (blue 5 on the map) - you can free yourself faster by passing one of the skillchecks. You can also visit this area with the team. The floor is weakened - you can destroy it and jump into the hole.
Dror Razglin. He's one of the goblin leaders - you can decide to kill him and in this case it's recommended to climb to the boards near the ceiling. You can attend the ceremony of interrogation of a dead mind flayer. Passing the Wisdom skillcheck will allow you to take control of Razglin and ask the questions yourself. Avoid the questions of the identity of the killer, because the flayer will point at the main hero and a battle will start.
Collapsed wall. You can begin the exploration of the Shattered Sanctum here if you've destroyed the weakened wall in the Goblin camp (M6 map, blue 10). It will allow you to avoid the goblins guarding the entrance to the sanctuary (blue 2 on the map).
Liam. He's being tortured by the goblins. You can attack the goblins or get rid of them in a peaceful way - pass one of the skillchecks or use illithid power on them. You can question Liam to find out about an artifact called the Nightsong and free him - pass the Dexterity skillcheck.
Abdirak. He's in the Bloodied Shrine. You can talk to him about tortures and voluntarily agree to participate in the torture - you have to turn around and face the wall and pass skillchecks to endure the torture.
Volo. He may be imprisoned here if you've met with him before in the Goblin Camp (M6 map, blue 7). He belongs to a female goblin - you can pay her or pass an intimidation or a deception skillcheck during the conversation. Use the key received from the goblin or thieves tools (while remaining hidden). Once you've rescued Volo you can send him to your camp.
Minthara. She's a cleric and a drow, as well as one of the goblin leaders - you can decide to kill her. Alternatively you can start cooperating with Minthara regarding her plans to attack the druid grove or you can try to deceive her.
Passageway to Worg Pens. The door isn't guarded and it leads to the location where druid Halsin is being held (blue 15 on the map).
Bear - Druid Halsin. The goblins are throwing rocks at the bear. No matter how you react the bear will destroy the gate and the battle will start. You must help the bear in killing goblins and worg beasts from the second cage. Additionally expect reinforcements to show up. After you've won the battle you'll learn that the bear is actually Druid Halsin whom you were looking for.
Worgs. The beasts will get out of the cages after starting the battle in which the goblins and the friendly bear will take part in.
Polma. She is a bodyguard of the High Priestess and she'll attack you while trying to go through the bedroom. You can find a padlock key, potions, scrolls and other loot in the bedroom.
Moon puzzle. Completing it will unlock the secret passage (green 1 on the map). We've described the puzzle on a separate page of the guide.
Secret passage. Complete the moon puzzle (blue 16 on the map) and it will be unlocked.
Ladder to Underdark. It's a large dungeon.
Cave exit. It allows to leave the prison (blue 7 on the map), however you'll end up in an area with giant spiders (red 1 on the map) - you can pass the Animal Handling skillcheck or engage in combat with the spiders.
Defiled Temple door. They're locked - use thieves tools or obtain the key belonging to Priestess Gut (blue 3 or 5 on the map). Additionally don't allow to be seen while opening the door.
Passageway to Worg Pens. The door isn't guarded and it leads to the location where druid Halsin is being held (blue 15 on the map).
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Baldurs Gate 3: Shattered Sanctum / Defiled Temple map Baldurs Gate 3 guide, walkthrough

Key points of Baldurs Gate 3 - M8 - Shattered Sanctum / Defiled Temple

Important locations on the map

Powerful enemies and traps

Unique passageways and treasures

New potential team members

This page of the Baldurs Gate 3 guide contains an M8 map, which includes locations such as Shattered Sanctum and Defiled Temple located on the territory of the Goblin Camp. From our map, you will learn about all the important places to visit and important NPCs to meet.

Important places - Shattered Sanctum and Defiled Temple

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2. Goblin guards at the gate. You will be stopped by them if you chose the main entrance to the sanctuary (blue 1 on the map). You can attack them or be let in thanks to a well-conducted conversation - pass one of the skill checks or use the Illithid power. You can also avoid being stopped by the guards by choosing the upper entrance to the sanctuary (blue 9 on the map).

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5. Chapel. You can meet Priestess Gut here after you talk to her in the main hall (blue 3 on the map) and tell her about the parasite. If you agree to her help, then everyone except the main character must leave (disconnect the team). Your character will be tricked by giving him a sleep potion (you can recognize it by passing the skill check) and trapped in the Defiled Temple (blue 7 on the map).

Alternative behaviors include robbing or murdering the priestess (preferably before she calls for help) - you'll find m.in. a key and a note.

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6. The door leading to the Defiled Temple. They are locked - use a lockpick or get the key from priestess Gut (blue 3 or 5 on the map). In addition, do not let anyone notice you when you open the door (it may be Gut if she is in the chapel).

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7. Prison. You may become trapped here after drinking a potion given by priestess Gut (blue 5 on the map) - passing a skill check can help you get out faster. Alternatively, you can visit the prison room with the party upon reaching this location.

The floor of the prison is weakened - you can destroy it and jump into the hole. There is a risk of injury from falling from a high altitude (it is advisable to use the Feather Fall spell, which mitigates the fall).

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16. The moon puzzle. The mystery is solved in one of the eastern chambers of the Defiled Temple. A full walkthrough is posted on a separate page.

Passing the puzzle unlocks a secret passage (green 1 on the map). It allows you to reach a ladder (blue 17 on the map) that allows you to go down to Underdark, a new dungeon.

Important NPCs

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3. Gut, goblin priestess You can meet her as part of the quest to remove the parasite from the hero's head. She is also one of the goblin leaders - you can choose to kill her.

You can agree and mark the hero (more successful interactions with other goblins) or refuse. A peaceful conversation with Gut will lead to her inviting you to the chapel (blue 5 on the map).

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4. Roah Moonglow. She is a trader, selling, among others, potions, various varieties of arrows, scrolls, picklocks, sets for disarming traps, melee, and ranged weapons, and armor items.

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8. Dror Razglin. He is one of the goblin leaders- you can decide to kill him and it is worth in this situation to use the ladder to reach the beams near the ceiling. You can attack enemies from a distance with a huge height advantage or drop braziers on them.

You can attend the hearing of the deceased mind flayer. Passing the wisdom check will allow you to take control of Razglin and ask questions yourself. Avoid questions about the identity of the killer, because the mind flayer will point to the main hero and the fight will begin.

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10. Liam. He's being tortured by goblins. You can attack the goblins or dispose of them peacefully - pass one of the skill checks or use the power of Illithid. You can question Liam and find out about the Nightsong artifact, and then release him - you need to pass a dexterity test for this purpose.

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12. Volo. He may be imprisoned here if you have met him before in goblin camp (M6, blue 7). He is owned by the goblin woman - you can pay her or pass an intimidation or deception check during the conversation. Use the key received from the goblin or thieves' tools (while hidden). You can send the freed Volo to the team camp.

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13. Minthara. She is a cleric and a drow, as well as one of the goblin leaders - you, can choose to kill her.

Alternatively, you can work with Minthara and plan a joint attack on the Druid Grove. The game also allows you to trick Minthara by giving a fake location of the planned ambush.

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15. Bear-Druid Halsin. You have to reach a small separate location called the Worg homestead, to which the door in the eastern part of the Shattered Sanctuary leads (blue 14 on the map).

Goblins throw stones at the bear and no matter how you behave, the bear will break the gate and the battle will begin. Help the bear to kill the goblins and worg beasts from the neighboring cage. Also, expect reinforcements to arrive (arriving from the door you entered the area). After winning the battle, you will learn that the bear is in fact the sought-after Druid Halsin.

Other information about Shattered Sanctum and Defiled Temple

The Shattered Sanctum and the Defiled Temple are two interconnected underground locations that are located on the territory of the goblin camp. First you can enter the Sanctum and then unlock the passage leading to the Temple. At the very end of the Defiled Temple there is also a passage to another dungeon - the Underdark.

Goblins and other characters that reside on the grounds of the destroyed shrine are by default neutral towards the team members - Baldurs Gate 3: Shattered Sanctum / Defiled Temple map - World Atlas - Baldurs Gate 3 Guide, Walkthrough

Goblins and other characters that reside on the grounds of the destroyed shrine are by default neutral towards the team members. However, it is very easy to provoke fights with goblins, e.g. as a result of a bad conversation or being caught trying to enter the restricted zone. If there is a fight, then try to prevent the goblins from using war drums to alarm the entire location.

The ruined sanctuary is a very vertical location - Baldurs Gate 3: Shattered Sanctum / Defiled Temple map - World Atlas - Baldurs Gate 3 Guide, Walkthrough

The ruined sanctuary is a very vertical location. You will find plenty of opportunities to use ladders or to jump to higher shelves. You can use it in all kinds of ways, among others, to evade goblins, plan surprise attacks or reach crates and other treasures hidden in various corners.

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