Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Get the Helldusk Armor Set in House of Hope

My Tieflings never looked edgier. Or more encumbered.

The House of Hope, like every inch of Baldur’s Gate, is full of secrets and valuable items. But one of the most unique assets you can acquire (beyond the infernal chain-breaking hammer) is the Helldusk Armor Set. Here’s how to get the Helldusk Armor Set in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Helldusk Armor Set Location in House of Hope (BG3)

Like most RPGs, Baldur’s Gate has some pretty severe clown-aesthetic armor. You’ll spend most of your time picking your armor based on the best stats and benefits, but almost nothing will match.

But the Helldusk Armor Set offers the best of both worlds. Not only does it look fantastic, it offers a bevy of benefits. This armor set coincides with the Free Orpheus quest in Act 3. You will need to kill Raphael himself to get this armor set, so be prepared for a fight. Here’s how to get it.

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How to Find the Helldusk Helmet in the House of Hope in Baldur’s Gate 3

Once you arrive in the House of Hope, you’ll have access to a circular main room. But at the center is the Feast Hall. And behind the Feast Hall is a wall with an Inert Infernal Gem. Pass a Perception check at this wall, and you’ll be able to interact with this gem.

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Interact with it once, and you’ll need to pass a Wisdom check of 10 or better.

Interact with it again, and you’ll need to pass an Arcana check of 20 or better.

Succeed at both, and the wall will descend, revealing a treasure room. Inside the pile of treasure is 666 gold and the first piece of the armor set: the Helldusk Helmet.

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But before you leave, remember to grab the Staff of Spellpower on the pedestal to the right.

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How to Find the Helldusk Gloves in the House of Hope in Baldur’s Gate 3

The next piece is the Helldusk Gloves. And to get that, we’ll need to kill Haarlep, the incubus in the boudoir. You really can’t miss him, and he’s an essential part of the Orpheus quest line.

But if you’re not sure how to get inside the boudoir, speak to the Archivist and then deceive him into thinking you’re the infernal magistrate. The Archivist will then grant you access to the boudoir, where you can wait for Raphael.

Haarlep will then be accessible to you, and you can kill him and loot the gloves from his body.

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How to Find the Helldusk Armor in the House of Hope in Baldur’s Gate 3

Like the Helldusk Gloves, the Helldusk Armor set can’t be missed if you’re completing the Orpheus quest line. That’s because it’s on Raphael’s body.

Once you’ve freed Hope (or not, this is a judgement free zone) and gotten the Orphic Hammer, you’ll need to skedaddle through the ritual portal in the Foyer. It’s here that Raphael will meet you, starting a very challenging boss fight.

But once you’ve sent the devil packing to hell, you can loot his body and find the Helldusk Armor.

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Now, to the very last piece.

How to Get the Helldusk Boots in Baldur’s Gate 3

While every other piece of equipment is in the House of Hope, the last item is actually in Wyrm’s Rock. You might recall that Gortash has always been in the House of Hope and escaped. But he didn’t just leave with the crown. He also grabbed the Helldusk boots, and now they can be found in his personal quarters.

You’ll need to go to Wyrm’s Rock Fortress, then head upstairs from the auditorium hall. On the second floor, you’ll find the only room is Gortash’s personal chambers. Make your way to the Gilded Chest in the far right, and you’ll find Mindflayer Parasite, a book, and… the Helldusk Boots.

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That’s everything! And the armor set looks fantastic.

Stats for All the Helldusk Armor Pieces

As expected, this armor is pretty darn overpowered. Here’s a list of the stats for all the Helldusk Armor pieces:

Helldusk Armor

  • 21 AC (no bonus Dex).
  • You’re considered Proficient with this armor while wearing it.
  • No AC bonus from Dexterity.
  • Infernal Retribution: When you succeed a saving throw, the caster receives Burning for 3 rounds.
  • Prime Aegis of Fire: You have resistance for fire damage and cannot be burned. You take 3 less damage from all sources.
  • Cast Fly once per long rest.
  • Heavy armor.

Helldusk Helmet

  • Infernal Sight: You can see in a magical and ordinary darkness up to a range of 12m. You cannot be blinded.
  • Magical Durability: The wielder has a +2 bonus to saving throws against spells.
  • Attackers can’t land critical hits on the wearer.
  • Immolating Gaze.

Helldusk Gloves

  • Infernal Acuity: You gain a +1 bonus to spell attack rolls and spell save DC.
  • Infernal Touch: Your weapon attacks deal an additional 1d6 fire damage. Your unarmed attacks deal an additional 1d6 necrotic damage, and can possibly inflict bleeding.
  • Rays of Fire Hurl 3 rays of fire. Each ray deals 3d6 Fire damage. Attack Roll spellcasting Ability STR (Short Rest).
  • Strength Saving Throws +1.

Helldusk Boots

  • Steadfast: You cannot be forcibly moved by a foe’s spells or actions, and you ignore the effects of difficult terrain.
  • Infernal Evasion: When you fail a saving throw, you may use your reaction to succeed instead.
  • Hellcrawler (Class Action).

About the Author

Daphne Fama

A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms