Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Get The Slayer Form

As a Dark Urge in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can get The Slayer Form, an overpowered form that is useful in combat.

Baldur's Gate 3- How to Get The Slayer Form

The guide contains spoilers!

Slayer form is only available if your character has Dark Urge origin, also called the Haunted One background. Your character can have any class, subclass, skill, or race.

Receiving this unique form is part of your Dark Urge origin questline, and like everything related to them, it will require blood and murder. This guide clarifies all methods to unlock The Slayer Form in Baldur’s Gate 3. We will also explain what the Slayer Form is and whether it is worth the price in blood you will need to pay.

All Methods to Get The Slayer Form in Baldur’s Gate 3

There are three methods to get The Slayer Form in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Kill Isobel in Act 2
  • Kill Your Lover or Companion with the Highest Approval in Act 2
  • Accepting to become Bhaal’s Chosen after defeating Orin in Anct 3

Kill Isobel in Act 2

First, and one of the more challenging methods to unlock the slayer form, is to kill Isobel in Act 2. You will find her in Last Light Inn. She is the only and last hope for people and refugees who found shelter and asylum in the middle of Shadow Curse. When you first arrive at Shadow Cursed Lands, head northeast and look for an Island protected by a magical sphere. When you arrive, you will be greeted by Jaheira, a potential companion who can join you at the end of Act 2.

Baldur's Gate 3 Last Light Inn and Isobel Location

Isobel is on the first floor, on the north balcony, performing a ritual that protects the area and people inside with a magical shield.

Save Isobel in Baldur's Gate 3

To get The Slayer Form in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must kill her. Speak with her and save her from Marcus. Once you have a long rest, Sceleritas Fel will visit you and ask you to kill her. Return to Last Light Inn, approach her stealthily, and attack from behind. She is alone in a secluded area and is an easy target to kill.

As simple as it may sound, if you kill Isobel to get the slyer form, there will be consequences. Because now the protective sphere will dissolve, and vulnerable people inside will be consumed by shadowcurse.

Isobel Getting Taken BG3

You will need to fight with them. Jaheira will help you for now. The fight is challenging; many will be transformed into shadow husks, and you must fight with the entire settlement. After the fight, Jaheira will turn against you. You can try to convince her to leave with an intimidation charisma check.

All the vendors and side quests will no longer be accessible. If any quest is partially completed, you immediately lose it. You no longer have access to the Last Light Inn, which makes the entire Act 2 zone feel desolate and hopeless, significantly influencing the Act 2 experience.

Get the Slayer Form in Baldur’s Gate 3

After you kill Isobel, take a long rest. The Sceleritas Fel will appear, and after a short cutscene, he will reward you with the slayer form.

Baldur's Gate 3- Sceleritas Fel unlocks The Slayer Form for Dark Urge

Kill Your Lover or Companion with the Highest Approval in Act 2

Alternatively, if you decide not to kill Isobel, Sceleritas Fel will still visit you during the next long rest, and you still have a chance to get The Slayer Form. In this second method, you now need to agree to kill one of your dearest companions. It can be your lover or companion with the highest approval. If you kill them in their sleep, the butter will likewise teach you how to transform into the slayer form.

Save the game, just in case, at this point, as soon as possible.

Your companions may riot against you the next day if you don’t deceive them about what happened. The charisma check is high, 30 DC Deception skill check, so it may take you a few tries before you succeed. Keep trying until you calm them down. Otherwise, your team may turn against you, and you may need to kill them all.

Accepting to become Bhaal’s Chosen after defeating Orin in Anct 3

This solution to get and unlock Slayer Form is probably the safest, as it doesn’t require killing innocents. Instead, you must defeat Orin in the Red in the Temple of Bhaal and agree to become Bhalla’s Chosen, immediately unlocking the slayer form in Act 3.

Baldur's Gate 3 Bhaal thumbnail

You will meet Orin in the Temple of Bhaal. At this point, your Dark Urge will have their memories back, and they can challenge Orin and defeat her in a one-on-one duel. When available, choose “Show Orin the splendor of Bhaal’s favorite: Call upon the Slayer.” And you will transform into the slayer form. If you win, Bhaal will reward you with the permanent slayer form. However, you may refuse if you wish, but you won’t keep the ability to transform into the slayer if you don’t become the Bhaal chosen.

The only downside to this method of obtaining Slayer form is that it will be close to the end game, so it is not as helpful for you as if you would unlock it early in Act 2.

Slayer Form Explained in Baldur’s Gate 3

The slayer form is similar to a wild shape or Polymorph. It’s a permanent bonus you can get, and its effect will last until the next long rest unless you return to a human. Slayer form is a bonus action, so you may transform and perform the next attack as usual in the same turn.

Baldur's Gate 3 - the Slayer Form for Dark Urge explained - how it works

While transformed, you won’t have access to your normal spells and attacks, but instead, you will get new Slayer form actions:

  • Slay(Action):
    • Rake your malevolent claws across the body of your target.
    • If the target is Bleeding, they are afflicted with Contagion Poisoned at Stage 1.
    • If the target is Prone, the attack will be a Critical Hit.
    • If the target is Bleeding and Prone, the attack will be a Critical Hit and the target will possibly become Stricken With Flesh Rot.
  • Multiattack(Action):
    • Lash out with your claws, rending foes to screeching slivers.
    • If the target is Bleeding, you deal an additional Strength or Dexterity modifier damage per hit.
    • If the target is Dazed, the attack will be a Critical Hit.
  • Sumptuous Blood Bath(Action): Slash open a foe’s vital arteries. They start Bleeding, and the ensuing gush continuously heals your wounds.
  • Let the Slaughter Begin(Action):
    • Brand nearby creatures with a sinister mark so that their deaths make you harder to kill.
    • Marked targets are Dazed, and when they die, you gain +1 bonus to Armour Class.
    • Let the Slaughter Begin will always grant only +1 bonus to Armour Class in total, no matter how many marked targets you kill. Also when losing this Bonus in combat it will instantly be reapplied again and will stay after combat even when leaving Slayer form.
  • Relentless Lunge (Bonus Action): Leap sinuously and smash into your foes, possibly knocking them Prone.
  • Piercing Growl: Fierce howls rise from your guts and wound nearby foes, possibly inflicting Bleeding and Fearful.
  • Dismiss Slayer: Dismiss your Slayer form and change back to your original form.

Should You Unlock the Slayer Form?

There is not a definite answer to that question. However, if you play a Dark Urge evil playthrough, you should absolutely unlock it as soon as possible, and experience this unique path to its full potential.

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If you try to resist the dark hunger inside you, it may be better to resist and skip it. On the other hand, it is exclusive to the Dark Urge, so it’s worth experiencing the slayer form at least once in your Baldur’s Gate 3 experience. You can always wait till the last scene with Orin and get it this way, without sacrificing any companions or Last Light Inn refugees.

Lastly, the slayer form is a powerful tool your character can get and use in combat, and it is definitely worth getting just for its power and significant attacks. It’s up to you when and how to unlock this overpowered ability.

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