Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Find the Magic Mirror in BG3

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Baldur's Gate 3 screenshot of a Magic Mirror sitting against a stone wall covered in ivy

During your Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough, you may feel like changing your appearance at some point. Luckily, you’re able to do just that, and we’ll tell you where to find the Magic Mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Where to Find the Magic Mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

You can find the Magic Mirror in your campsite. Its exact location will depend on how far you’ve progressed through Baldur’s Gate 3 and where your camp is situated. For example, in the beginning regions of Act One, the Magic Mirror is inside a building. As you progress into Acts Two and Three, you will find it along cliff walls and inside different structures.

Below are examples of where you’ll find the Magic Mirror in each Act:

  • Baldur's Gate 3 Act One Magic Mirror
  • Baldur's Gate 3 Act Two Magic Mirror
  • Baldur's Gate 3 Act Three Magic Mirror

How to Use the Magic Mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)


There’s a Magic Mirror bug that will prevent you from customizing your character if you have any mods running. To get around this bug, make sure you turn off mods before accessing the Magic Mirror, then turn them back on once you’re done.

Upon interacting with the Magic Mirror, you’ll enter a character customization screen where you can change your appearance. You can change the following features in the Magic Mirror customization screen:

  • Identity.
  • Voice.
  • Face.
  • Body Art.
  • Eye Colour.
  • Makeup.
  • Hair Style and Colour.

Alternatively, you can randomize your appearance. However, while you can modify numerous aspects of your looks, you can’t change your race/subrace or body type.

Screenshot of Baldur's Gate 3 character customization face-select screen
Screenshot by Prima Games

There are a few additional limits to the Magic Mirror’s character customization. If you are playing as an Origin Character, you cannot change their looks. Similarly, hirelings and full-illithid characters cannot change their appearance.

Where to Find the Ornate Mirror

You can find the Ornate Mirror in the Blighted Village in Act 1. It’s another magic mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3, but this one wants to talk to you. It’ll ask you three sets of questions when you interact with it.

“What think you of the zulkir known as Szass Tam?”“A foul lich. May he die a thousand more deaths.”
“Tell me, why might one use balsam ointment?”“To clean a wound?”
“If you could see anything in me, what would it be?”“I’d look for whatever spell will rid me of this worm in my head.”

The Ornate Mirror will be located in the Hidden Cellar beneath the big house you’ll find on your left side when entering the village. There will be an entrance to the cellar blending in with the floorboards, which you can interact with.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 5 and soon to be on Xbox Series X|S. To learn more about the game, check out how to fix Karlach’s Infernal Engine in BG3, or click the game tag below to explore our growing article list.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.