In Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3, players encounter a Shadow Curse that prevents them from progressing without taking damage. To overcome this obstacle, players can use spells and light sources. Carrying a torch provides protection against the lighter layers of the Curse, but limits the number of weapons wielded in battle. Spells like Daylight can also protect against the Curse.
The Cleric Isobel in the Last Light Inn offers basic protection against the first layer of the Curse. This removes the need for a light source, but stronger layers of the Curse cannot be countered by this protection. Shadowheart, a companion character, naturally has resistance to the Shadow Curse and can move through the first layer without a light source.
Players will encounter a group of Fist warriors who are planning to ambush a Drider and cultists. Joining them leads to an interaction with the Drider, who possesses a special item called the Moon Lantern. Regardless of the choices made, players should ensure they acquire the Lantern.
The Moon Lantern allows players to traverse any part of the Shadow Curse, similar to using torches or light sources to pass through the first layer. Further investigation reveals that the Lantern is powered by a trapped pixie. By freeing the pixie with the right ability check, players receive the Pixie’s Blessing, which allows them to move through any part of the Curse without hindrance.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a highly anticipated sequel to Baldur’s Gate 2, released in 2000. Developed by Larian Studios, it is set 120 years after the events of Shadows of Amn. Players take on the role of a customizable protagonist who is infected with a parasite that will turn them into a mind flayer. The game features turn-based gameplay and can be played both cooperatively and solo with NPC allies.
Overall, in Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3, players must find ways to overcome the Shadow Curse using spells, light sources, and special items like the Moon Lantern. The Curse presents challenges that restrict the use of weapons and require players to navigate strategically to progress in the game.