How to Get Cloth of Authority in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Cloth of Authority is a unique-looking robe suitable for any class, and you can get it from Gortash in Act 3, BG3.

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Cloth of Authority

Cloth of Authority is a clothing chest gear from Gortash in Wyrm’s Crossing during Act 3. It offers 10 AC (Armour Class) and an +1 passive bonus of extra protection. You can equip it to your character’s chest slot in the inventory, providing additional bonuses and buffs. There are no requirements for this item.

The Cloth of Authority excels in dialogue and exploration. Act 3 offers powerful alternatives, yet it’s ideal for intimidation and insight checks. With Dauntless, your character wearing the robe can’t be frightened. Additionally, the Authority bonus grants an advantage on intimidation and insight checks. Its unique design, inspired by Gortash, makes it a stylish choice for any class.

Gortash wearing Cloth of Authority in Baldur’s Gate 3
Gortash Wearing Cloth of Authority in BG3

The Cloth of Authority features in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Armor Type: Clothing, Robe
  • Armour: 10 AC
  • Proficiency Requirement: No Requirements
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Value: 800
  • Location: Can be looted from Gortash in Wyrm’s Rock Fortress (X: -21 Y: 203) during Act 3.
  • Dauntless: You can’t be Frightened and cannot be afflicted with other emotion-altering conditions.
  • Authority: You have an Advantage on Intimidation Checks and Insight Checks.
  • Armour Class +1
  • Classes and Races That Can Equip It: All characters can equip this robe.

How to Get Cloth of Authority in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can get Cloth of Authority from Gortash in Act 3 and find him in his office atop the Wyrm’s Rock Fortress (X: -21 Y: 203). Defeating Enver Gortash is a part of the Get Gortash’s Netherstone main quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How find Gortash in Baldur’s Gate 3 BG3

Wyrm’s Rock Fortress, situated north of the Rivington area, serves as the gateway to Baldur’s Gate City in Act 3. It’s a significant location, and you can’t miss it as it marks the city’s only entrance. This is where you have your first face-to-face encounter with Gortash. However, snagging the robe during your initial meeting might be tricky. While taking on everyone, including the Steel Watchers, is possible, it’s a tough battle. We recommend deactivating the constructs before attempting to face Gortash for a better chance at obtaining his nethersone and Cloth of Authority. Completing the “Disable the Watchers” Quests will also, reward you with the Legendary Gontr Mael, the game’s top-notch bow.

Find Gortash Office

Once you’ve successfully disabled the Steel Watchers and located Gortash, head into the Wyrm’s Rock Fortress Audience Hall (X: 25 Y: 212). Upon entering the stronghold, all guards will turn hostile and come after you. However, with the constructs out of commission, dealing with them shouldn’t pose much of a challenge. Enhance your combat strategy by utilizing crowd control abilities, like the command or sleep spell, and tools like ice arrows, to make the task even more manageable.

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Once you’ve been victorious, seek out the passage behind the door in the northwest corner of the Audience Hall (X: -15 Y: 229). While there are multiple entrances to the top of the Wyrm’s Rock Fortress, this particular one is the most straightforward to locate. Gortash’s office awaits you as the sole room on the upper level.

Defeat Gortash To Get Cloth of Authority

Upon reaching Gortash’s location, you’ll encounter Gortash himself, along with four guards and a room laden with wall traps in both chambers. Use range weapons to shoot the traps in advance; they have low hit points. Be cautious of the Grenade Impeller, as it drops grenades around your team while the other two guards focus on buffing and recharging Gortash. Act swiftly to eliminate as many traps as possible and disrupt the other guards’ support of Gortash.

Gortash office traps and combat - Baldur's Gate 3 - Bg3

Gortash has over 350 hit points and exhibits resistance or immunity to nearly every attack, so it’s wise to refrain from targeting him in the initial turn. Instead, consider taking a potion of speed or casting a haste spell on your characters to maximize the advantages of the first turn. Focus on eliminating or stunning all guards accompanying him during this crucial initial round.

Gortash will employ special shields, reflecting projectiles back at the attackers. It’s crucial to refrain from direct attacks during this phase. However, you can safely cast area-of-effect (AoE) spells around them. Gortash poses the most formidable challenge, having few special attacks. Once all traps are disabled and guards are dealt with, concentrate all your team’s strengths on bringing him down.

Defeat Gortash and Get Fabricated Arbalest in Baldur’s Gate 3

After you kill him, you can finally get Cloth of Authority, Fabricated Arbalest crossbow, and Gortash Netherstone from his body in Baldur’s Gate 3!

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