Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Open the Toy Chest in BG3

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Baldur's Gate 3 How to Open the Toy Chest in BG3

Throughout the Grymforge in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll find many interesting points to explore. From treasure chests to a massive forge, you can easily spend hours here diving into the area’s secrets and hidden secrets. One spot you may stumble upon is an alcove hiding Mimics and a small toy chest waiting for you to open and loot. You won’t want to jump right in and do this, though, as there’s a specific method to solving this mini-puzzle. If you’re a fellow treasure hunter, continue reading to discover how to open the toy chest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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How to Open the Toy Chest Harper Stash in Baldur’s Gate 3

There are three ways to open the Toy Chest and unveil the Harper Stash in BG3:

  • Cast the Light cantrip or a light-producing spell
  • Cast the Produce Flame cantrip
  • Throw it

Doing one of these three actions will cause the toy chest to reveal a larger Harper Stash. However, you’ll have to battle the three nearby Mimics if you have yet to. Once they’re defeated, you must succeed in disarming and opening the chest to access its contents.

Baldur's Gate 3 Mimics
Be careful of the Mimics! | Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)

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Depending on the class you chose at the start and what spells you pick with each level-up, you may already have the Light or Produce Flame cantrips available. In my case, I didn’t have either of these and instead relied on Shadowheart’s level three Daylight spell. If you don’t have access to these, you can also throw the toy chest on the floor. Any of these methods work; it’s up to you to figure out which you prefer.

Opening the Harper Stash Chest

Once you cast your spell or throw the toy chest onto the floor, the Harper Stash will appear in the room’s center. If the Mimics have yet to awaken, opening the Harper Stash will cause them to surprise your party. Be prepared to defeat them before disarming and lockpicking the chest to get its loot. The Sleight of Hand check requires a roll of 20 or higher, so use a character with proficiency and expertise to boost your chances of succeeding!

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

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Madison Benson
Madison was 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.