In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can encounter a bunch of ogres that are hungry for flesh. Instead of taking them on in combat, they’re more useful than you think. Here’s our guide on how to get an Ogre summon in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3): Lump’s War Horn and summoning Ogres to battle
Before you talk with the ogres, make sure your party knows about the Absolute. During my second Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough, I encountered a dying dwarf and two other characters just outside and west of the Druid Grove area. They kept calling my character a marked one of the “Absolute.” After a short conversation (and likely a fight), you can destroy the tadpole that scurries out of the Dwarf’s head. From this point, your party is aware of something called the Absolute.
After dealing with Scratch the Dog and the Owlbear Cave/Gilded Chest of Selûne, I found myself inside the Blighted Village area. Regardless of how I dealt with the goblins, I spotted three ogres inside one of the houses in the northwestern section of the village.
The group, which Lump the Enlightened leads, thought my party was “food.” But a Deception check popped up that let me mention the Absolute chose me. Lump was more than eager to converse after that.
Eventually, Lump and his friends offered to work for me:
- Pay 500 gold
- Deception – I’ll pay you 1,000 gold after fighting for me.
- Persuasion – I’ll let you eat the flesh of enemies.
Note: Your companions will either approve or disapprove of your decision here.
If you acquire Lump the Enlightened’s services, you get the ogre summoning item: Lump’s War Horn. You can add it to your hotbar if you prefer. I tested it out while fighting a couple of goblin guards and, well, the three ogres just stood there. Lump even scoffed at me saying that they’re just meant to be summoned (implying that he probably doesn’t plan on doing the killing himself).
Anyway, you have an additional dialogue. I chose the ‘eat the flesh of enemies’ option earlier, so these were my choices:
- Pay 500 gold again.
- Deception – Pay 1,000 gold next time.
You can also let Lump ‘lick’ your character’s skin, which grants companion approval/disapproval. While you can summon the ogres several times, once you make it to Act Two, you won’t be able to use the horn anymore.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.