Where To Find Parasites For Illithid Powers In Baldurs Gate 3
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Where to find parasites for Illithid Powers in Baldur’s Gate 3

Yummy yummy parasites.

One of the most interesting features of Baldur’s Gate 3 are the Illithid Powers. The game begins with you being captured on a Mind Flayer ship, a parasite put into your brain. After taking a few long rests, you’ll slowly begin to learn what your parasite can do for you. If you want to invest more in your Illithid Powers in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll need parasites, and we’ll tell you where to find them.

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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to find parasites for Illithid Powers

If you let the Guardian visiting your dreams convince you to use the Illithid Powers, a whole new skill tree becomes available. The only thing that your companions don’t find favorable is the fact that you must consume parasites for more abilities. Where you’ll find parasites for Illithid Powers in Baldur’s Gate 3 is all around the world, in items like jars or skulls.

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Luckily, your new friend will let you know when they sense a parasite nearby. Although they appear during dreams, they can now speak to your during your adventures. There are multiple random places you can find parasites, and typically I find them in jars. My Guardian will say something like ‘There’s a parasite nearby, take it’. Then I go searching for the item, and pick it up.

At one point, there was one in a room where I just finished combat. I also found another parasite in the Druid Grove. It can be quite random, but you’ll know when one is nearby when your Guardian speaks up. Once it’s in your inventory, you can then click the red button on the top right of your screen. This is your Illithid Powers skill tree.

Where To Find Parasites For Illithid Powers In Baldurs Gate 3 Skill Tree

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Pick up a parasite, and place it on the skill you’d like. Your character will then eat the parasite, which is gross, especially for your companions. If you speak to them after, some may encourage you to use these abilities. Others find it disgusting, and don’t agree with you at all. This is the price you’ll pay for unique powers, is it worth it? You’ll have to find out.


Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.


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