Baldur's Gate 3: How to Get Through The Selunite Outpost

The Selunite Outpost is one of the many points of interest inside the Underdark. Baldur’s Gate 3 players who are coming in from the upper northern tunnels are likely to see this small fort in the distance, assuming they don’t accidentally find themselves inside it in the first place.

Anyone trying to enter or exit the outpost has one major problem that they need to deal with: the portcullis is locked, and it’s defended by twin, magic-slinging statues that can put a minotaur in the dirt within seconds. Getting blasted by defensive structures isn’t the most ideal way to end the Baldur’s Gate 3 experience, so here’s a guide on how to get in (or out) of this place.

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Get Past The Selunite Outpost Statues Close

The statues will attack anything and everything that comes within their line of sight. Players can’t just destroy these stone guardians, but they can get past them via two different ways: stealth and sabotage.

Ironically, crouch-walking in the statues’ field of view won’t trigger their defense mechanisms. Players can use Hide to enter stealth mode and simply walk in or out of the outpost without dying. Keep in mind that the portcullis’ lock has a high Difficulty Class, so make sure to bring someone with Sleight of Hand proficiency (or just plenty of Inspiration and lockpicks).

Crouching past these statues can be a bit slow, though. Players who are doing a lot of back-and-forth exploration around this part of the Underdark may want to just shut these defenses down completely. To do this, head inside the Selunite Outpost and go to the upper floors. Face the statue in the middle to see a glowing crystal. Shoot it down with an arrow or some magic to break it. Doing so will drain the power from the statues outside, giving everyone free rein to move around.

An open window in the Selunite Outpost in Baldur's Gate 3

Now, players who entered this Selunite Outpost by solving the puzzle in the Defiled Temple have an extra way out: an open window on the first floor. Hop through and follow the cliff edge, but be mindful of the explosive flora along the way.

This, however, leads to a completely different problem. In the cramped space with all the petrified Drow, players will encounter a Spectator. This can be a very difficult enemy to fight, especially if it surprises the party. Be careful of its Fear and Paralysis attacks, and try to shatter the petrified Drow before the monster brings them back to life.

Defeating the Spectator leads to a fume-filled passage leading to the Arcane Tower and the Underdark Beach.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now on PC with a PS5 version coming soon.

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