Should You Accept the Rat’s Treasure in the Gauntlet of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3? – Answered

Treasure fit for a rat

The rats in the Gauntlet of Shar aren’t pleasant vermin. But who can blame them? With enough sleuthing, you can quickly find out their cursed reality. But it’s a reality they’re keen to keep, and they’ll trade you a treasure to make you go away. But should you accept the rat’s treasure in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Should You Accept the Rat’s Bargain in the Gauntlet of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3?  – Answered

Yurgir is hellbent on finding the last Justiciar in the Gauntlet of Shar. And wouldn’t you know it, the chatty and rather belligerent rats you can find throughout the temple might be the answer. But they’ll do quite a bit of bargaining if it means you get off their furry backs.

But should you?

The answer will depend on you, but the treasure isn’t that good.

You’ll have to accept the rat’s bargain to access the tile where the rats have hidden their treasure. And behind that tile is the meager reward of 93 Gold, one Sylvan Stone, and a Pegasus Feather.

The Sylvan Stone and Pegasus Feather can concoct an Oil of Diminution and an Elixir of Heroism, respectively. But even that isn’t that great of a reward. And if Astarion’s in your party, he’ll disapprove of your choice. You think he’d be happy about it, which means you’re not helping Yurgir.

If this prize does sound worthwhile to you, you can find the treasure right before the jump that leads down to Shar’s feet. You’ll likely need Misty Step, Dimension Door, or an otherwise very strong character to make the jump to the broken ledge that will lead to the tile.

Once there, go to the left of Shar’s altar and approach the column for the tile to highlight itself. It won’t highlight or be interactable unless you accept the rat’s bargain.

If you opt not to accept the rat’s bargain, you’ll have to defeat the rat horde. And doing so will eventually have you fighting Lyrthindor, the Last Justiciar. Once you defeat him, you’ll get the Justiciar’s Scimitar and Justiciar’s Greatshield.

Both are significantly better than what Lyrthindor squirreled away behind that tile.

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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