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Redhammer the Deviser Baldur's Gate 3
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Should You Kill Redhammer the Deviser in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)? – Answered

A life for a life

Though he only appears briefly in Baldur’s Gate 3, Redhammer the Deviser can significantly impact some Act 3 quests. If you spoke to the women at the Water Queen’s House, you’ve been asked to kill Redhammer to Avenge the Drowned, but the decision isn’t simple.

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Should You Kill Redhammer the Deviser in BG3?

No, you should not kill Redhammer the Deviser in Baldur’s Gate 3. As a blanket statement, you are much better off leaving him alive because if he dies at any point, the Submersible is no longer usable. That means reaching the Iron Throne is out of the question. Of course, that leads to a whole string of effects you don’t want.

However, you can kill him after you have completed the Iron Throne as you would already have saved all hostages and Duke Ravengard. If you already started the quest with Flood Tide Allandra Grey, then she will appear back at the docks, wondering why you didn’t kill Redhammer the Deviser. At this point, I handed him over for execution and was given some brand-new armor in the process.

You should note that although Redhammer the Deviser is not a role model, you’re not being a hero for deliverying him to Allandra. She is a Chaotic Evil priestess of a Chaotic Evil god. There’s much more to these women than meets the eyes.

What Happens if You Kill Redhammer the Deviser?

If you kill Redhammer the Deviser before the Iron Throne, you will also kill Duke Ravengard in the process and all the Gondians that were captured. This also means disabling the Steel Watch Foundry will be much more difficult, and Zanner Toobin won’t be able to help much. Now taking down Gortash just got even tougher.

High Priestess Flood Tide Allandra Grey wants to avenge the drowned in Baldur's Gate 3
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If you kill Redhammer after the Iron Throne is cleared, nothing bad happens. You get the reward from Allandra Grey, and she moves on with her own avenging quest. On the other side of that choice, sparing Redhammer the Deviser will cause the people of the Water Queen to attack you on-site. This is all a balancing act about choosing the right time to strike in BG3.

With Redhammer out of the way, it’s time to disable the Steel Watch Foundry in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Daniel Wenerowicz
Dan has been writing gaming guides, news, and features for three years after graduating with a BA in writing . You can find him covering Call of Duty for eternity, action-adventure games, and nearly any other major release.