Baldur's Gate 3: How To Get Through The Noxious Fumes

In the middle of a boss fight with Auntie Ethel (should players choose to participate), players in Baldur's Gate 3 will have to pursue the monster if they want to finish her off and release her victims. Unfortunately, she ran more than just a short distance away, forcing the player to navigate several traps.

The Noxious Fumes, in particular, make this part of Baldur's Gate 3 feel impossible to survive. Those used to puzzles may be looking for a safe route through, but no such route exists. The answer, thankfully, is not to run through the Noxious Fumes, though the solution is indeed inside the fumes themselves.

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How To Disable The Noxious Fumes In Baldur's Gate 3

how to disable the noxious fumes in baldurs gate 3
  1. Use a fire spell to burn the Noxious Fumes away temporarily.
  2. Do not enter the burning area. Instead, look for an object in the flames called 'Ruptured Stone.'
  3. Grab a low-value object and select 'Throw.'
  4. Throw the object on top of the Ruptured Stone.

Finding Mayrina mandates getting through the Noxious Fumes. It's theoretically possible to run through them and then heal, but the second half of this boss fight is brutal and players will potentially need every spell slot and healing potion they have. Burning the gas away will create a fiery area that damages the player still, leaving players no better off than they were before.

how to stop a noxious fumes trap in baldurs gate 3

Toss a cheap item on top of the Ruptured Stone, a marked portion of the ground that is acting as a vent, leaking the Noxious Gas into the various areas. Once it's covered up, there is no need to disable the vent unless players really want the item they tossed back. If nothing else, use the Whispering Mask since it has already done its job by this stage.

Finally, keep a look-out for hidden Peculiar Flowers as they will explode when touched and much be revealed by a Perception check. If players can navigate those, this room has no further threats.

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August 3, 2023
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