Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Beat Orin Boss Fight in BG3

An unstoppable force

Orin Fight Baldur's Gate 3
Screenshot by Prima Games.

The Temple of Bhaal is finally open, and after defeating Serevok Anchev in the crypt, it’s time to battle against Orin in Baldur’s Gate 3. As one of the deadliest assassins in the entire game, you shouldn’t expect her to give up the Netherstone, but I can help you get past the defenses she gets from her God.

How to Defeat Orin in Baldur’s Gate 3

You need to break Orin’s Unstoppable barrier using multiple attacks like Magic Missiles and have your party focus on her to beat the servant of Bhaal. However, when you break through her Unstoppable barrier, you will have one turn with your party to dish out some damage before the entire barrier returns. There is also an entire ritual happening at the base of the ritual, which makes each turn even more crucial.

Screenshot by Prima Games.

Orin’s Unstoppable barrier has about nine hit points in Baldur’s Gate 3. That means she can absorb up to nine hits that will only deal one damage each time. So even if you hit the boss with a 40-damage attack, only one hit point will count. That means throwing out as many attacks as you can is important.

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I suggest saving your action surges and your Magic Missiles spells for the start of the fight. Get in as many hits as you can with low-damage attacks. Magic Missiles themselves can nearly break the entire barrier at higher levels. But keep in mind that you have one turn before the barrier regenerates. You should get Orin down to one Unstoppable hit and then move to the next turn.

With just one hit needed, you can break the barrier and then dump all of the most powerful abilities on each of your characters. If you can kill Orin fast enough, her Unstoppable barrier won’t be reapplied by Bhaal, and the ritual will fail. That means you get your Netherstone, and you can save Yenna in the process.

Before you jump into the fight, find out how much time you have to save Orin’s victim in Baldur’s Gate 3, or else you might miss her.

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