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How to Defeat the Shadow Cursed Shambling Mound in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

Just push him off the edge

Struggling with the Shadow Cursed Shambling Mound in Baldur’s Gate 3? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Read on to learn how to defeat the monster.

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Best Ways to Beat the Shadow Cursed Shambling Mound in BG3

The Shambling Mound is a randomly spawning enemy that ambushes your party when you are exploring the Shadow Cursed Lands, especially the Ruined Battlefields location during Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3. To beat him, you need to plan and prepare for the worst if you don’t want to lose your party members or lose the fight altogether.

The Shadow Cursed Shambling Mound is a formidable foe at the early stages of the game. It always spawns some levels higher than the player and with a couple of enemy types, Needle Blights and Vine Blights. All of them conceal themselves within the surrounding vegetation to ambush a passerby. You need to pass a DC 30 Perception Check to spot them and avoid being surprised.

Both of these enemies make the boss fight much harder. So you should focus on defeating them first. You can exploit the explosions Needle Blights create after being killed using ranged attacks on them first. After them, attack the Vine Blights since they can grow vines underground to restrict the movement of your party members. That, combined with the Digestive Sap attack of the Shambling Mound, your party members can get devoured whole, so be cautious.

After you’ve taken care of the minions, you can use concentrated attacks on the Shambling Mound to defeat it now, such as using Grease with Fireball to maximize lethality. Experiment with different attack combinations to find the best one.

Better yet, the easiest way possible to defeat the Shambling Mound is to use the Shove option when it is near an edge. You can push it towards the abyss to its death, making the fight an Instant KO. But this method comes with a twist. You might miss out on the loot you get after defeating the mound. However, if it’s not your first rodeo or you don’t think the loot is worth the hassle, then you should go for it.

It depends on your playstyle about how you want to defeat the Shadow Cursed Shambling Mound. But these are some of the most effective ways to do the job. So be sure to try them out.


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