Act 2 Hidden Sharran Sanctuary in Baldur’s Gate 3

Make sure you don’t miss delving into Act 2’s Hidden Sharran Sanctuary in Baldur’s Gate 3’s Shadow-Cursed Lands.

Act 2 Hidden Sharran Sanctuary in Baldur's Gate 3

Before you reach the Moonrise Towers in Baldur’s Gate 3 Act 2, you can venture into a hidden Sharran sanctuary by completing a simple puzzle. The entrance to the sanctuary is in the town square directly before the Moonrise Towers. Once inside, you can gain a few temporary buffs and helpful consumables. You can long rest right before going into the sanctuary, then go into either the Moonrise Towers or the Gauntlet of Shar to help you meet the complex ability checks.

Where Is the Hidden Sharran Sanctuary In Act 2?

Where is the Hidden Sharran Sanctuary Act 2

The hidden Sharran Sanctuary is between the Moonrise Towers, the House of Healing, and the Tollhouse. With how tough some of these encounters are, you can easily grab the buffs from the Hidden Sharran Sanctuary in Act 2, then knock out a few nearby encounters before your next long rest.

There is a pack of enemies directly around the statue that you need to kill to complete the puzzle. This is a straightforward encounter, however. Also, if you chose to steal the lantern from Kar’niss earlier when you ambushed the Convoy, you will also run into them near the statue. They are all very weak from the Shadow Curse and won’t put up much of a fight.

How to Get Into the Hidden Sharran Sanctuary

The puzzle is very simple if you can select all of the plaques before they start disappearing. This allows you to see the pattern, which can be difficult to spot without visualizing all of them side by side.

Puzzle Solution Hidden Sharran Sanctuary BG3

The plaques show a hidden message that is split up between all of the plaques. You have to select each plaque in the order of the message. From right to left, the correct order is 2-3-1 if you’re facing the statue on top. Once you input the order correctly, an entrance will open on the back of the statue’s base. There aren’t any negatives for inputting the wrong order. Interacting with each plaque will allow you to enter the Act 2 Hidden Sharran Sanctuary in Baldur’s Gate 3.

The message reads: “Our Lady of Loss, Mistress of Pain, When night falls, Thorm shall rise.”

What Is in the Hidden Sharran Sanctuary?

Inside, you can interact with the statue and roll saving throws to gain three temporary buffs. This opens the inner shrine as well. Once you enter the Hidden Sharran Sanctuary in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can choose to either make a blood offering to Shar or steal the ritual dagger.

Shar Sanctuary Rewards

Taking the dagger may seem resourceful, especially if you make the offering first for the consumables; this prompts a surprisingly tricky encounter. The dagger also isn’t anything special. It shouldn’t be an upgrade for any of your characters at this point in the story, and it doesn’t even sell well. Shadowheart also doesn’t like this action.

The temporary buffs are strong, giving you +5 Intelligence, +5 Charisma, and +5 Wisdom until your next long rest.

Making the offering will gain you a Scroll of Revivify, a Scroll of Blight, a Potion of Angelic Reprieve, and an Elixer of Necrotic Resistance. Stealing the dagger causes three powerful Sentinels to appear, blocking your exit. They each have 117 hp and very high resistances. It’s not worth killing the guardians in the Hidden Sharran Sanctuary in Act 2. It’s usually best to grab the resources and buffs and then continue.

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