Baldur’s Gate 3: Gauntlet of Shar Umbral Gem Puzzle Solution for BG3

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Baldur's Gate 3 Gauntlet of Shar Umbral Gem Puzzle Solution for BG3

Thorm’s Mausoleum in Baldur’s Gate 3 starts with a painting puzzle that can easily stump you if you focus on the room’s traps. After solving that puzzle, we’re thrown right into a second one that is much more challenging. The Umbral Gem puzzle initially shows a statue, a gem, and a shockwave attack, with no immediate indicators of how to solve it. Fortunately, there is a clear-cut solution to solving the Gauntlet of Shar Umbral Gem puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3, and I’m here to tell you the details.

Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) – Gauntlet of Shar Umbral Gem Puzzle Guide

Below are the steps to solving the Gauntlet of Shar Umbral Gem puzzle in BG3:

  • Enter the east and west rooms and activate levers to bring down the Mystic Thuribles
  • Extinguish all eight flames
  • Traverse the maze and interact with the Umbral Gem to complete the puzzle.

If your character runs near the center of the room before extinguishing the Mystic Thuribles flames, the statue will knock your character back. While this doesn’t inflict any damage, it prevents you from interacting with the Gem.

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Oh, and make sure to avoid traps along the way. There are several along the floor, which your character will point out if you succeed in Perception Checks. Activating them causes the room to fill with gas, blinding you and inflicting damage until your party is downed. Going into turn-based mode can make it easier to move precisely around the traps if you find that your characters keep stepping on them.

Umbral Gem Puzzle – Finding the Levers

There are four levers around the room you’ll have to find to finish this puzzle:

Baldur's Gate 3 Gauntlet of Shar Umbral Gem Puzzle Lever Map
Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)
  • Lever One – Southwest room, coordinates (X: -729, Y: -862)
  • Lever Two – Northwest room, coordinates (X: -729, Y: -832)
  • Lever Three – Southeast room, coordinates (X: -705, Y: -862)
  • Lever Four – Northeast room, coordinates (X: -705, Y: -833)

As you pull each lever, the Mystic Thuribles will lower to the floor, allowing you to interact with them. Do this to all eight lights to darken the area, activate the maze, and turn off the statue’s knockback effect. Doing this and running through the maze allows you to access the Umbral Gem and finish the puzzle.

Once you interact with the purple Umbral Gem before the statue, you’ll move on to the next area, where challenging battles and trials await you.

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