Baldur’s Gate 3: Soul Coins Explained

Wanting to know what Soul Coins are, what to use them for, and where to find them? We have what you need in our Baldur’s Gate 3: Soul Coins Explained Guide!

Baldur's Gate 3 Infernal Fury Karlach after consuming soul coin

What are Soul Coins?

Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3 are a dark, mysterious item you can find in secret stashes or earn as quest/event rewards as you traverse the world of Faerun. It’s possible to start collecting this item early on in the game, though their use may not become clear until somewhat later on.

The official tooltip description of Soul Coins reads:

“Strange, incomprehensible whispers emanate from this coin, pervading your mind with rage and despair.”

Baldur's Gate 3 Soul Coin tooltip

Within the context of Dungeons & Dragons tabletop, Soul Coins represent a form of currency in the Nine Hells, a fiendish plane of existence where the laws of morality are twisted and tortured souls suffer eternal torment. Dialogue/conversation in Baldur’s Gate 3 implies that things are much the same.

However, as a game mechanic they will have another application entirely. In Baldur’s Gate 3 Soul Coins are used to power potential companion Karlach’s Infernal Engine. Put in place of her heart against her will by the archdemon Zariel, the Infernal Engine and attempts to repair it make up the central part of Karlach’s personal story and quest. After you meet and recruit her, it comes up in conversation that she can consume Soul Coins and that doing so will provide her with a damage boost.

How To Use Soul Coins

Baldur's Gate 3 Karlach Uses Soul Coin Gains Infernal Fury

Here is how to Use a Soul Coin in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Make sure the coin is in Karlach’s inventory. Only she can use them.
  • Open up Karlach’s inventory
  • Right click on the Soul Coin
  • Select ‘Consume’

And that’s all it takes! Karlach will instantly burst with a fiery flame effect and she will now have the Infernal Fury Condition.

Baldur's Gate 3 Infernal Fury tooltip

Infernal Fury will grant Karlach’s attacks an additional 1-4 Fire damage while she is Raging or her HP drops below 25%. This applies to both her weapon and unarmed attacks. Remember if you’re using the coins to make sure she maintains a state of Rage or you won’t see the extra benefit! Infernal Fury will last until the next Long Rest.

Where to Find Soul Coins

Similar to the tadpoles which can increase a character’s Illithid Powers, there are several Soul Coins in the game which can be collected during your adventure. Surprisingly, there seem to actually be fewer of them in game than the tadpoles, considering the smaller buff which they provide. Therefore, you’ll want to be strategic about when you make use of them, because once they’ve been consumed there is no way of getting it back.

Here is a list of Soul Coin locations in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Act 1

  • After saving Nadira from the Bugbear in Emerald Grove, use dialogue to convince her to give you the coin.
  • Found in a sarcophagus along the west wall in the room full of traps inside the Dank Crypt.
  • Also in the Dank Crypt, from the large room with the statue in the middle, go inside the smaller side room to the west. A Coin will be inside one of the sarcophagus there
  • After finding Withers, search his sarcophagus after he vacates it.
  • From the Risen Road waypoint head south to the Toll Collector’s house. Find the coin on the shelves of the room next to where Anders is hiding on the Risen Road.

Act 2

  • Seek out Lann Tarv in the Moonrise Towers, who has three of them. They can be looted from his corpse, purchased from him, or obtained free of charge by letting Karlach listen to three stories.
  • Underneath the Tollhouse through the southern doors on the path leading to the docks. You need to pass a perception check to find a button which will move the bookcase, opening a secret room. The coin is on the desk inside.

Act 3

  • The basement of Peartree’s house in Lower City. If you’ve taken the key from under the floorboards, you can open the chest there to get two coins.
  • The top floor of Philgrave’s mansion has a coin hidden in a pile of bloody corpses.
  • In the House of Hope you can find a safe behind a painting in Raphael’s room which contains five coins.

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