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How To Open Balthazar’s Bookcase In Moonrise Towers In Baldur’s Gate 3

Protruding books on a bookcase and a secret area behind. This guide on How To Open Balthazar’s Bookcase In Moonrise Towers In Baldur’s Gate 3 walks you through solving this puzzle as the protruding books may make you believe it’s a combination puzzle. However, if you start interacting with the protruding books, you will either fill the room with poison or summon undead creatures to attack you.

Both doors to Balthazar’s Room are a DC 30 to unlock. This means you need a critical success, a flat 20 roll, or enough modifiers to reach a 30-skill check. However, you are able to enter either door if you have Balthazar’s Room Key. Make sure to check all of the enemies you kill downstairs, and those on the bridge on the way in, to find the key on a number of the corpses. Once you have the key, you can enter the room freely. The poison gas just gives the poisoned condition, it does no damage itself.

How To Open Balthazar’s Bookcase In Moonrise Towers In Baldur’s Gate 3

Update: Make sure you interact with the top right protruding book first and then follow these steps. There is another book nearby called “Attention Acolytes”. If you read it you can gather clues that the books are trapped and at the bottom, it mentions that the Absolute wants a beating heart.

On the altar in the center of the room, there is a heart. Pick up the heart and then head over to the pedestal next to the bookshelf. Place a heart on the pedestal and it will open the bookcase. You are then faced with a choice, either destroy the ritual circle or forge the lantern.

How To Open Balthazar’s Bookcase In Moonrise Towers In Baldur’s Gate 3 Video Guide

If you break your oath through an action or choice, you will become an Oathbreaker. In this guide on How To Reclaim Your Broken Oath In Baldur's Gate 3 we'll explain how you can return to your previous form and maintain the skills and abilities you had access to.
After an epic battle with Cazador, you obtain his staff and get to decide the fate of the vampire spawn. In this guide on Kill The Vampire Spawn Or Release Them In Baldur's Gate 3 we'll explain what happens with both choice so you can decide what direction your story wants to go.
The dark magical book provides you with several choices to complete this quest. This The Necromancy Of Thay Book Choices Guide For Baldur's Gate 3 breaks down what happens whether you decide to keep the book, read the book, or give the book away.
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