Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Get the Thieves’ Tools in BG3

Get ready to eliminate those pesky locks!

Breaking into different locations is a key part of Baldur’s Gate 3, and you’re going to need plenty of Thieves’ Tools if you’re hoping to make this happen. While they may be listed as a common item, they feel like they’re a rare drop when you need them most. Where should you start your search to obtain plenty of these items, and what are they actually even used for in your adventure to finally make it to Baldur’s Gate?

What Are Thieves’ Tools In Baldur’s Gate 3?

If you’ve gotten your hands on a fair number of these items in the past and just don’t know what to do with them, start letting your imagination run free. The main purpose of the Thieves’ Tool in Baldur’s Gate 3 is to unlock doors and chests by letting your break open any pesky locks that are blocking your progression. While they may not work on every door, the sheer number of possibilities that you have when you’ve got these in your inventory is nearly limitless.

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Where To Find Thieves’ Tools In Baldur’s Gate 3

As you continue adventuring, you may encounter a fair number of locked doors that inhibit your progress, something that the Thieves’ Tools can help you with. There are a fair number of locations that you can find them, including the following spots:

  • Looting Corpses
  • Crafting
  • Finding in the Environment
  • Completing Quests
  • Purchasing from Merchants
    • Arron – Druid Grove
    • Brem – Zhentarim hideout
    • Cyrel – Risen Road
    • Derryth Bonecloak – Underdark
    • Mattis – Druid Grove
    • Roah Moonglow – Shattered Sanctum

So, make sure that you’re checking every corpse that you encounter and enemies that you have defeated in battle. This will ensure that you always have enough Thieves’ Tools on your person at all times. If you haven’t been particularly lucky in the world, you’ll at least know where you need to start shopping around so you can obtain plenty of them.

No matter if you’re just starting your adventure into the world of Baldur’s Gate 3 or you’re already closing in on Act 3, it’s important to know the answers to the most pressing questions. From those wondering if you can romance your guardian you create at the start of the game, to those hoping to destroy their enemies in battle, our Baldur’s Gate 3 section below can help the most humble of adventurers turn into the D&D Gods they’re destined to become.

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