Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Solve the Chamber of Strategy in the Wyrmway (BG3)

Witch Bolt to E8. Checkmate.

What great hero doesn’t know the importance of strategy? Except for Minsc, of course, who is purely commanded by a space hamster. But for us, we’ll need to exert a bit of clever thinking for the Chamber of Strategy in the Wyrmway. Here’s how to easily solve the Chamber of Strategy puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Solve the Chamber of Strategy in the Wyrmway (BG3)

Speak to the statue of Balduran in the Chamber of Strategy and he’ll give you the instruction to take the Black King Piece in two turns. There’s an entire chessboard here, and it seems like you’re meant to move the pieces in order to capture the king.

But what if there was a much easier way to do things?

Examine the Black King Piece and you’ll notice that it has resistance to everything… but lightning damage. It takes double lightning damage.

You know what that means. Bring one or two warlocks and have them use Witch Bolt on the Black King piece. Scrolls are also fine, so long as it’s enough damage to take down the Black King Piece in two turns. It doesn’t have that much health, so you should be okay.

To do this effectively, you’ll need to enter Turn Base mode. To do this, look at your hotbar at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a gold circle with an hourglass in it. Press it, and you’ll automatically enter turn base mode.

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This is necessary because if you do it outside of turn base mode, your character will lose concentration and stop the spell, thus allowing the Black King Piece to recover its health. Keeping it in turn base will mean you can hit it with every scroll or spell caster in your party, with time to spare.

Now that the Chamber of Strategy has been vanquished, it might be time to tackle the Chamber of Justice or Chamber of Courage, depending on what challenges you have left. And yes, those can easily be solved with the right skill too.

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