Baldur’s Gate 3 gives you many ways to accomplish your tasks, some of them making seemingly insurmountable challenges absolute cakewalks with enough preparation. For instance, take this player who managed to stuff Balthazar’s pockets with sussur bloom flowers before the fight with him to ensure he can’t use a single spell. There’s usually some ridiculous way to cheese a difficult boss if you’re smart enough, even the game’s climactic final fight. Be warned, we’re heading into spoiler town.
Those of you who have finished Baldur’s Gate 3 will know that the final fight is a bit of a doozy, pitting you against several mindflayers and a massive Red Dragon before going on to take down the Netherbrain itself. It’s meant to test every single skill you’ve picked up over the course of the game, but if you’re not up for a big tussle, you can actually bypass it with a single potion and a smidgeon of luck.
While we don’t have a video of their deeds, u/KorsaDK shared their method of cheesing the final fight on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit, which consisted of simply having their entire party drink invisibility potions before starting. They then cast invisibility on the Emperor who can then stroll up to the crown completely unopposed, along with the rest of the party, and begin the spell to open the portal.
Because every enemy in the area has no idea that the party is actually there, they become surprised when they reveal themselves, rigging the turn order in the player’s favor and allowing every party member to move first. They then simply pass through the now opened portal to take on the Netherbrain without any enemy in the first portion of the fight being able to take a turn. If you’re the Netherbrain, you’re probably pretty peeved at this point.
While it doesn’t skip the entire fight, it does bypass the part that many people find the most difficult to overcome. Taking down a single brain is much easier than taking down a horde of mindflayers and a dragon, with the potential for a Nautiloid full of reinforcements to show up. All it takes is four invisibility potions and a single scroll of invisibility or similar spell, so maybe keep this in the back of your mind if you’ve been struggling in this particular fight for a while.
The Netherbrain should be thankful really, especially considering how other bosses have been taken down. At least he wasn’t turned into a cat, or killed by the necrotic corpse of a dead child. Getting whacked to death by an invisible party of adventurers seems pretty good in comparison.
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