How To Kill Priestess Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3?



Struggling to beat the Priestess Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3? Discover the top-notch strategies and best counters to overcome this mighty goblin challenge. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 companion questlines are always tricky. Here, you have to make some difficult choices as you have to join with an NPC and also kill other NPCs. Sometimes, you have to betray NPCs and slay them for quests. One such tricky situation arrives in the first act where you have to stand with Halsin and rescue him from the prison. Halsin is a Druid and you have to save him and his druids.

Halsin is trapped by Goblins in prison near Shattered Sanctum. To save him, you have to kill three goblin leaders in combat and this will also wipe out the darkness of Druid Grove. You will be able to save Druids along with some Tieflings for this questline. One major challenge against the goblins comes against one of its leaders called True Gut, a High Priestess. Here’s how you can complete this questline and kill the Priestess Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Priestess Gut Fight – Tips and Tricks

Reach Shattered Sanctum and go towards the southeast and find the campsite where the Priestess Gut is located. You have to be wary of her minions and troops. Priestess Gut will be bolstered by her troops throughout the battle and you have to destroy the drums inside the zone. Try her to tap inside the room with minimal troops as this will help you defeat her at ease.

Baldur's Gate 3 high Priestess
High Priestess Gut

When the priestess taps the drum, other goblins from the camp will invade and this will be a nightmare for your party members. So, it’s better to clear the drums and trap her inside the locked room.

To defeat the Priestess, True Gut, you can procure ranged and melee weapons. Also, carry fire and melee spells. Weapons like crossbows, daggers and spears will be good. Also, you can unleash stealth effects to stun and slay her. Priestess attacks from long-range primarily and you have to position your troops accordingly .

Tips to Beat Priestess Gut

You can use a powerful melee weapon and launch the first attack. Use status effects like Silence, Stun or Shock frequently. This will give you an advantage. In a confined room, Priestess will be vulnerable to your attacks. Her major attacks come from Guiding Bolt and Mirror Image spells.

These spells will unleash a duplicate version of herself and Priestess will deal a huge radiant damage. Her attack rolls gain an advantage and you can use Silenced effects to stop her progress. She will throw burning hands, a powerful fire elemental spell that delas massive fire damage from close-range. You can counterattack using a melee weapon.

Later, she will use Smash action to unleash Bludgeoning attacks from her melee weapon. Her final option is Absolute Protection and this will mark your units and curse them. This will also increase her defense.

Use your spells and melee weapons, launch attacks from every end. Stay within the radius of Gut and unleash powerful and heavy attacks.  You can throw poison spells as well. She’s immune to poison and fire spells. Drain her hp bars and complete the battle.

Overcoming the Priestess’ attacks gets better with a shield and helmet. You can play with Fighter, Rogue and Druid class heroes against this goblin leader. Also, after defeating the True Gut, all three goblins will be exposed and you can free Halsin and his people from the goblins and save Druid Grove as well.

You will receive plenty of loot after killing the Priestess Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3. The rewards include,

  • Potion of Sleep
  • Gold
  • Potion of Greater Healing
  • Rancid Note
  • Onyx Effects
  • Scroll of Burning Hands
  • Priestess and Padlock Keys
  • Crude Mace
  • Absolute’s Talisman
  • Absolute’s Warboard

That’s everything you need to know about defeating the Priestess Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3. Also, check out the best ways to defeat bosses and complete side-quests here.

Frequently Asked Question

Will Betraying NPCs affect your Storylines in Baldur’s Gate III?

Betraying NPCs will change your storylines in Baldur’s Gate 3. At one stage, you have to betray an NPC for other. This will either lead you to a good ending or it might even get you the evil ending as well.

Is Armor Set Required for Baldur’s Gate III Battles?

Yes, armor sets are hugely recommended and it will increase your base defense stats. The best Baldur’s Gate 3 armor sets include Gloves, Amulets, Rings, Helmets and Chest piece. Wear them to increase your defense and unlock new bonus effects as well.

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