Should You Kill Aelis Siryasius in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)? – Answered

Burn the grease

Aelis Siryasius Baldur's Gate 3
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When you start exploring the sewers underneath the city in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will eventually come across Aelis Siryasius, and the grease-based mage is clearly unstable. There are a couple of ways that you can deal with the reclusive wizard, and I’ll go over whether it’s worth killing him or not.

Should You Kill Aelis Siryasius in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Yes, you should just kill Aelis Siryasius when you get the chance. However, I wouldn’t initiate the attack through dialogue. When you come across Aelis in the Lower City Sewers of Baldur’s Gate 3, he will think you are a member of the Absolute. As long as you can convince him you aren’t, he will tolerate you for a short time.

After passing this check, I recommend planning his demise and getting as many hits against him or his elementals as you can. Once you kill Aelis Siryasius, you will have unhindered access to the closed-off treasure in his den, and Sarin’s Skeleton.

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The reason you should take him out is because he will be hostile the moment you return to his den regardless. Passing the persuasion check with Aelis will only give you safe passage once. After that, he doesn’t want to see you return. You should simply take the opportunity to get rid of the problem in the area.

Aside from the treasure in the den, you can solve the Sarin’s Skeleton puzzle with no issues now that the danger is gone. However, you’ll need to leave the Lower City Sewers and enter the Undercity Ruins for the solution.

For a full guide on the puzzle, check out my guide on Sarin’s Skeleton in Baldur’s Gate 3 and earn even more loot for your party.

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Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides and news as a staff writer and freelancer since he graduated from Westfield State University in 2020. You can find him covering the FPS and Battle Royale space at Prima Games.