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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, Thieves’ Tools 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?

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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. But these tools can sometimes feel elusive. If you’re looking for where to get Thieves’ Tools, BG3 has a fair number of locations where you can find them, including the following spots:

  • Looting Corpses.
  • Crafting.
  • Finding in the Environment.
  • Completing Quests.
  • Purchasing from Merchants.

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 be able to shop around, so you can obtain plenty of them.

Where to Buy Thieves’ Tools in Baldur’s Gate 3

If you’re looking for where to buy Thieves’ Tools, you can purchase them from the following vendors:

  • Arron at the Druid Grove.
  • Brem in Zhentarim hideout.
  • Cyrel at Risen Road.
  • Derryth Bonecloak in the Underdark.
  • Mattis at the Druid Grove.
  • Roah Moonglow in the Shattered Sanctum.

Thieves’ Tools may not always show up in a shop, but shops will reset in BG3 every time you level up or take a long rest. Resetting a shop may get new items to appear, so be sure to check in with your local vendors often.

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 you 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.

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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