How to Get Helmet of Grit in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Helmet of Grit can grant you an additional bonus action, and you can find it in the Szarr Palace during Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).

Baldur's Gate 3 Helmet of Grit

How to Get Helmet of Grit in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3 the Helmet of Grit is a Light Armour head piece which can provide the party member wearing it with another move. The main bonus is called Grit, and when the wearer has 50% HP or less, they are granted an additional bonus action. Sometimes in BG3 bonus action may be taken for granted since they can’t generally be used for anything that’s going to cause a lot of damage. However, bonus actions can often give you an extra chance to knock an enemy over, or daze/stun them. Additionally, you can drink a needed healing potion with an extra bonus action.

Furthermore, this helmet also offers the wearer a +1 bonus to Dexterity Saving Throws.

Here are all the Helmet of Grit features in BG3:

  • Armor: Helmet
  • Proficiency Requirement: N/A
  • Rarity: Very Rare
  • Weight:1 kg
  • Value: 570
  • Location: Found in a locked room at the House of Hope
  • Bonuses:
    • Grit: When the wearer has 50% Hit Points or less, they have an additional Bonus action.
    • Dexterity Saving Throws +1
  • Classes with Light Armour proficiency: Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, Paladin
  • Races with Light Armour proficiency: Human (Civil Milita), Half-Elf (Civil Milita), Githyanki, Shield Dwarf (Dwarven Armour Training)

NOTE: This explanation may include some Act 3 spoilers.

How to Get Helmet of Grit in Baldur’s Gate 3

To get the Helmet of Grit in Baldur’s Gate 3 you’ll need to play through the game and follow through on Astarion’s companion quest until you get to Act 3 where you can confront his vampire master, Cazador Szarr.

Take these steps to get Rhapsody in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Speak with Astarion regularly in Act 1 to learn about his backstory.
  • In Act 2 you’ll need to visit the Grand Mausoleum. The entrance to this can be found northeast of the House of Healing in the Shadow-Cursed Lands.
    • Raphael will appear and in dialogue Astarion will make a deal with the devil to find out what the runes on his back say.
    • Defeat Yungir in the Temple of Shar to fulfill Astarion’s end of the bargain.
  • Raphael will then explain that the runes are one part of the Black Mass Ritual, which creates a Vampire Ascendant.
  • In Act 3 you can enter the Szarr Palace, and as you search the rooms you can find the Helmet of Grit
Baldur's Gate 3 Find Cazador Szarr Palace map

Finding Cazador’s mansion in Act 3 can be confusing the first time, as the entrance to it is almost hidden. You access the Palace via the Central Watch Tower, which is right next to the Lower City Central Wall Waypoint. Once at the waypoint, the doors are just right around the corner. Go up the wooden stairs and head north. Just keep moving forward. Inside more doors, up a ladder. At this point you’ll run into some guards but there are Intimidation and Deception dialogue choices you can use to get by them. Go up again, and head north down the stone pathway, take a left and you’ll finally reach the main entry to the Szarr Palace.

Inside Szarr Palace

After entering the Palace, walk straight ahead to find a glowing red door marked with a symbol of rats. This door is sealed, so you’ll have to move on to find a way to open it. Turn to the east and move through the set of curtains and down the stairs. (There will be other doors and areas you can explore for further backstory and loot, but this guide will be streamlined for the purposes of finding the Helmet of Grit in Baldur’s Gate 3.)

Baldur's Gate 3 Find the passwords to sealed door in Szarr Palace

At the bottom of the stairs, be careful opening the door on the left. Inside you’ll find a body radiating Necrotic magic. Use a party member (Clerics are good here) or a scroll to cast Remove Curse. In this room you will find the chest that holds the Helmet of Grit!

There is obviously a lot more to discover about the Szarr Palace, which you can find with our Rhapsody guide that will take you all the way through to Cazador. In this same room you want to specifically open the tall Mahogany Wardrobe to the left of the bed. Inside is a Kozakuran Dictionary. Be sure to not just loot it, but read it! Inside will give you the pass phrases, which are one part of opening the sealed door.

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