Travel To Moonrise Towers – Baldurs Gate 3

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During Act 2 of your Baldurs Gate 3 journey, you will need to travel to Moonrise Towers. It’s the centrepiece of the act, and is the home of Ketheric Thorm, among other important characters. In this guide, we will detail two routes for traveling to Moonrise Towers in BG3. So, grab your hiking stick, and let’s take a look!


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How to Travel to Moonrise Towers in Baldurs Gate 3

To travel to Moonrise Towers in Baldurs Gate 3, you will need to head into the Shadowcursed Lands. This is one of the most dangerous areas of the game, and if you don’t have a way to protect yourself against the curse, you will die very quickly after you enter. Furthermore, entering the Shadowcursed lands will initiate the Act 2 story missions, so you should only enter once you’re completely finished with Act 1.

Once you have found a way to protect yourself against the Shadowcurse, and have completed everything you want to do in Act 1, you’re ready to travel to Moonrise Towers. There are actually two routes to do so. 

MOONRISE TOWERS Route One – The Overland Route

Here’s how to travel to Moonrise Towers via the Overland Route:

  • Head to the Golbin Camp, and walk along the east Canyon. As you follow this route, you should arrive at the Rosymorn trail. Alternatively, you can reach this trail by following the bridge just to the west of the Githyanki Patrol.
  • Follow the path northwest until you reach a ravine full of dead animals. This marks the zone at which you can enter the Shadowcursed lands.
  • After talking to some NPCs, you’ll be introduced to your guide who goes by the name of Kar’niss. To convince him to take you to Moonrise Towers, you will need to play a tune with your Spider’s Lute, that you can pick up from Minthara. You won’t need to worry about the Shadowcurse, as Kar’niss’ moon lantern will protect you. 
  • After a good deal of traveling, you will arrive at Moonrise Towers.

Route Two – The Underdark Route 

Here’s how to travel to Moonrise Towers via the Underdark route:

  • Head to the Underdark. There are a few different ways to do this. But the easiest ways are either heading through the Shattered Sanctum or the portal in Auntie Ethel’s lair.
  • Once you’re in the Underdark, keep heading forward until you reach the center of the area. Whilst underground we will encounter a lot of danger such as the brutal Bulette.
  • There is also a few quests that we can also find down here too, such as; Find the Mushroom Picker and Find the Missing Boots
  • From here, you should find a ship that will take you to the Grymforge. Board this ship and head to the Grymforge. We will also encounter Gekh Coal. For those that played the early access this was where it ended.
  • Once you reach the Grymforge, walk through the main corridor. You should find an elevator- head through this.
  • After hopping in the elevator, you’ll emerge from some ruins. Shortly after this, you’ll meet Jaheira and the Harpers. They will take you to the Last Light Inn.
  • Once you reach the Last Light Inn, you’ll have the option of traveling to Moonrise Towers.

Which Route is Better?

Travelling to Moonrise Towers

Both routes will allow you to travel to Moonrise Towers. However, there are some massive flaws with the Overland Route that you might want to consider.

Firstly, the Overland route doesn’t pass the Last Light Inn, and you’ll have to travel much further to get to the Inn than if you were to take the Underdark route. Furthermore, when you follow Kar’niss, you will be ambushed on the road by Jaheira, which can be a real headache.

On the other hand, the Overland route is the faster route, and you also won’t have to worry about dealing with the Shadowcurse, however there is the Bulette still. So, if you’d rather travel to Moonrise Towers quickly, and don’t mind getting ambushed, it could be a better option for you. However, Jaheira is required for unlocking the companion, Minsc. Both of whom are actually strong companions and can be useful, so skipping them may not be a great idea.

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