The rats in the Gauntlet of Shar aren’t pleasant vermin, but who can blame them? 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.
Strategies for Defeating the Rats in Shar’s Gauntlet
If you so choose to fight them, they could prove a somewhat menacing foe. However, there are a few surefire strategies to take care of them quickly. Put Shadowheart directly in front of everyone else, turn on Spirit Guardians, and watch those rats die. This ability pretty much kills them instantly. Nobody will get hurt, as long as everyone’s grouped up by Shadowheart.
Rats can be pesky sometimes in the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, but they won’t be the worst foe you encounter. We recommend taking full advantage of custom mode if the game’s difficulty starts to get you down.