Players travelling through the Underdark might wander how to deal with arcane turrets in BG3.
These magical sentries guard the Arcane Tower in Baldur Gate 3’s Underdark. With a long range and several resistances, these turrets will be the first hurdle players must overcome.
The good news is that there are some simple tricks that players can employ.
How to deal with Arcane Turrets BG3
Arcane Turrets have some easily exploitable weaknesses for the discerning player. Examine the turret to discover that the turrets are:
- Resistant to Slashing, Piercing, and Fire damage
- Immune to Necrotic, Psychic and Poison damage
- Vulnerable to Lightning damage
The arcane turrets in BG3 don’t have much HP and take double damage from Lightning damage, so these spells easily deal with them.
Alternate methods are using items. The Shocking Grasp or Lightning Bolt scrolls and Lightning arrows are available to anyone and will suffice to disable the turrets.
For the clever, explorative player, they might have figured out another trick: sussur bloom flowers.
These flowers can be found near the large Sussur tree in the north-west of the Underdark, near the Myconid colony. These flowers prevent magic in an area around them.
Since the towers are, well, arcane, this means that the flowers will instantly disable them if they are near.
Throwing the flowers near the tower works best to safely disable them. If a mobile character has the flower in their inventory, they can also run up to the tower before it starts firing.
Finally, the party can just hit the towers. This does mean the player will have to overcome its Sturdy property.
How do you break sturdy objects in BG3?
The Sturdy property means that the object only takes damage from hits that deal over 10 damage after resistances.
This means an attack that does 9 or lower is ignored entirely. Further, let’s say an attack does 16 slashing damage but the object resists slashing. That attack will only deal 8 damage, and so the object is immune.
For the arcane turrets, they resist slashing, piercing and fire damage. This means that all other forms of damage will work, so long as they’re high enough. These damage types are:
A strong melee combatant in BG3 like fighters or barbarians can easily deal with the arcane turrets. Just equip them with a club or hammer and let them go to town.
It just might take two hits to take the turret down, depending on how they roll.