Baldurs Gate 3 Save True Soul Nere Or Let Him Die
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Baldur’s Gate 3: Save True Soul Nere or let him die?

A very powerful True Soul.

There comes a point by the end of Act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3 where you have a difficult choice. Inside a poisonous gas-filled room is Nere, a True Soul. As he’s close to death, the gnome slaves are trying their best to clear the rubble. You can find a way to get rid of the rubble, but you can also leave Nere to die. We’ll discuss whether you should save the True Soul Nere or let him die in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Should you save or kill True Soul Nere in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Once you get to Grymforge in the Underdark, you’ll find a timed-quest. Either free True Soul Nere from the rubble, or leave and come back to let him die. If you’re wondering whether you should save True Soul Nere or let him die in Baldur’s Gate 3, it depends on your character’s levels and if you’re ready for a tough fight. It only takes a long rest or two for you to lose the quest, and for Nere to appear dead from the rubble. Or, you can free him from the rubble, and witness him attacking the gnome slaves.

Baldurs Gate 3 Save True Soul Nere Or Let Him Die Grymforge

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This is a complicated question to answer because of the fight that can ensue afterwards. If you’re playing a good-natured character, you may not be so happy after saving Nere. Once you find explosives to clear the rubble, Nere throws a gnome slave back and threatens the others.

Going against him will start a fight, but if you aren’t prepared, and your characters are low-leveled, it’ll be a tricky one. There are nearly a dozen enemies around you once Nere tells them to attack you, making this a difficult fight.

My level four characters were not prepared for this fight. After many failed tries, I sadly had to walk away. As much as I wanted to take down everyone in this area, it’s a tough task. Then I realized that if you speak to Elder Brithvar before the fight, he’ll actually side with you. This makes the incredibly difficult fight a little easier to handle. If you do complete the fight, you can convince Brithvar to free the gnomes, which makes this quest a success.

Baldurs Gate 3 Save True Soul Nere Or Let Him Die Combat

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You can certainly side with True Soul Nere by helping him torture the slaves. Perhaps you want to infiltrate the cult by pretending to be apart of it. This is definitely one way to go about it, but it may make you feel terrible for doing it.

In the end, I decided to not save True Soul Nere, and I left to do other quests. When I came back, everyone left, Nere died, and they cleared the rubble. Luckily, you can steal his belongings, which there are plenty of. Overall, you should only save True Soul Nere if you’re an Absolute follower, or let him die if you’d rather skip the fight. Otherwise, if you’re prepared for the fight, save him, then defy his orders to start the brawl.


Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.


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