Baldur’s Gate 3: Should You Spin Akabi’s Wheel – Answered (BG3)

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If you’ve found your way into the circus, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of strange beings and ridiculous attractions. But my all-time favorite is Akabi’s Wheel, run by a Djinn who loves insulting you. But should you spin Akabi’s Wheel of Wonders in Baldur’s Gate 3, or is it a precious waste of time and, more importantly, gold? 

Where to Find the Circus of Last Days

The Circus of Last days will be found on the western side of Rivington, on the south side of the Open Hand Temple during Act Three. Upon entry, you will need to pass a persuasion check with the guard or pay 200 gold. The circus is filled with wonderous attractions, fey and undead performers. Here you will also be able to start the Dribble the Clown quest.

Is it Worth Spinning Akabi’s Wheel in Baldur’s Gate 3? 

You should spin Akabi’s Wheel of Wonders. If you speak to the Djinn manning the wheel, you’ll see that you can spin his wheel for a chance at amazing, extraplanar prizes. But each spin will cost you 500 gold.

It is absolutely worth it. But you’ll have to buy or pickpocket your way to the good stuff.

Let us shoot straight with you. The wheel is rigged, and you’ll need to pass a perception check to catch that little factoid. That means that each time you spin the wheel, you’ll get junk. But the junk is pretty funny. There’s a mirror that shows you what you’ll look like when you’re old… if you look at it long enough. A reverse raincoat that will ensure you’ll get wet. This raincoat is actually pretty useful if you build it right, as there are certain accessories, like the Watersparkers Boots, which will give you electric charge if you’re in a wet surface.

Note, if you accuse the Djinn of cheating, then tell him to do his worst when he threatens you, he’ll turn you into a wheel of cheese.

Screenshot of Akabi's wheel at the circus in Baldur's Gate 3.
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And you can just… roll around the circus as a cheese wheel until the polymorph spell wears off. We love this guy. We did lose a lot of money to the wheel, though. So, if you want to stay rich, don’t follow in our footsteps

How to Get Akabi’s Jackpot in Baldur’s Gate 3

It took us quite some time to find this out, but there is a way to get Akabi’s jackpot. And the secret is in his beard, where he keeps the Djinni Ring. This ring allows Akabi to use Mage Hand, which is how he prevents the jackpot.

To get the ring off of Akabi, you can select to trade with him at the bottom of his conversation screen. You can then purchase it from him. Or, alternatively, you can pickpocket it off him. Akabi will never turn around, so it’s very easy to succeed, even in broad daylight.

Screenshot of trying to pickpokcet Akabi in Baldur's Gate 3.
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Once you’ve lifted the Djinni Ring, take another spin of the wheel. You’ll land on the jackpot and Akabi will be furious. He’ll send you to a small pocket of wilderness populated by dinosaurs.

A screenshot of the a purple portal in Baldur's Gate 3.
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But you just need to get to the portal and open the Painted Chest to get the real jackpot: the legendary Nyrulna.

Screenshot of a trident type weapon called the Nyrulna in Baldur's Gate 3.
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Nyrulna Stats

  • Zephyr Connection: This weapon will return to your hand when thrown. You cannot be forced to drop the trident. When thrown, the weapon creates an explosion that deals 3-12 Thunder Damage in a 6m blast centered on the target.
  • Veil of the Wind: You gain a +3m bonus to movement speed and jump distance. Equipping this weapon gives you Immunity to falling damage.
  • Nyrulna Glowing: This object shines with a glowing light in a radius of 6m.
  • Weapon Enchantment +3.

Not bad for 1000 gold!

If you want to do something way more useful than turning into a wheel of cheese, how about saving some refugee children from getting blown up

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