How to Get a Shovel in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

Dig up some buried treasure!

Shovel Locations in Baldur's Gate 3

What’s more satisfying than finding a buried chest full of treasure? In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can find all kinds of buried chests around the map. However, you’ll first have to get your hands on a shovel and dig them up. Obtaining one can be challenging at first, but once you know where they are, you can get plenty of extras for you and your party members. To learn more, continue reading to find out where to find shovels in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Where to Find Shovels in Baldur’s Gate 3

There are three main ways to find shovels in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Purchase from vendors
  • Find in the wild
  • Pick up from enemy loot drops

BG3 has multiple spots around the overworld that are guaranteed to spawn shovels, such as around the beginning beach and in Blighted Village. However, you can also buy them or try your luck at looting one from a fallen foe.

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BG3 Shovel Locations

Below are some shovel locations you can find early on in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Overgrown Ruins Chapel (X: 285, Y: 362) – On the floor just before the Chapel ruins door.
  • North of Roadside Cliffs (X: 203, Y: 384) – Inside a dirt pile on the path leading north to Emerald Grove.
  • Blighted Village (X: 19, Y: 387) – West of the waypoint teleporter, near a broken wooden fence.

You can also visit merchants like Arron in Emerald Grove and purchase shovels if you have gold to spare.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC, Mac, and soon on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. To learn more about the game, check out how to open the Adamantine Chest in Baldur’s Gate 3, or click the game tag below to dive into our growing article list!

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Madison Benson

Madison is 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.