Baldur's Gate 3 - Rescuing Grand Duke

Baldur’s Gate 3 – how to rescue the grand duke

Baldur’s Gate 3, developed by Larian Studios, is an immersive video game that takes players on a thrilling adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. One of the most challenging quests in the game is to rescue the Grand Duke. In this guide, we will take you through each act of the quest, providing step-by-step instructions and tips to rescue the Grand Duke in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers players an immersive and dynamic gameplay experience. Whether playing solo or with friends, you have the freedom to create your own character or choose from a selection of pre-made characters.

Read on to find out how to rescue Grand Duke in Baldur’s Gate 3 and get that sweet reward.

How to rescue Grand Duke in Baldur’s Gate 3

Here is how you can rescue Grand Duke and progress in the game: 

Act One

The quest to rescue the Grand Duke begins in the wilderness at the start of the game. As you navigate through the wilderness, you will encounter Druids and Goblins who pose a threat. Your journey leads you to Waukeen’s Rest, where the Grand Duke is held captive. At Waukeen’s Rest, you will meet Flaming Fist warriors who seek your assistance in rescuing the Grand Duke. 

To progress, you must enter a burning building and save the survivors. Once you have completed this task, you will discover that the Grand Duke has been moved to the Moonrise Towers.

Act Two

In Act Two, you will venture into the Shadow-cursed Lands, a challenging and treacherous area. To navigate through this cursed land, you must overcome the Shadow curse and defeat Kar’niss and his gang. As you progress, you will reach the Last Light Inn, where you can rest before launching your assault on the Moonrise Towers. 

To gain access to the towers, it is advisable to pose as a follower of the Absolute. This will grant you an audience with Ketheric Thorm, a key figure in the quest. Defeating Ketheric Thorm will reveal that the Grand Duke has been taken to Baldur’s Gate.

Act Three

In Act Three, the quest continues in the city of Baldur’s Gate. You must progress through the city, completing various tasks and missions until you reach Gortash, a significant character in the storyline. During a discussion with Gortash, you will be invited to his coronation ceremony, where the Grand Duke is present but incoherent. 

At this point, you are unable to free the Grand Duke directly. Instead, you must return to your camp and consult with your allies. Wyll, the Grand Duke’s son, faces a difficult choice: serving a demon to save his father or breaking the pact with the demon, potentially leading to the Grand Duke’s demise.

Saving the Grand Duke

To rescue the Grand Duke, you must head to the Lower City area in Baldur’s Gate. Here, you will meet Redhammer the Deviser, who will guide you to the Iron Throne, an underwater prison where the Grand Duke is being held. Your mission is to free the Grand Duke within six turns. He is located in the eastern wing of the prison. It is crucial to utilize your fastest mobility spells to reach him quickly and unlock the gate. 

However, be prepared to face enemy attacks as you make your escape. If you accepted Mizora’s help earlier in the game, she will buff the Grand Duke to aid in his escape. If not, characters like Shadowheart or a Cleric can provide similar buffs. Once you have successfully rescued the Grand Duke and made your escape, he will be safe at your camp.

That’s everything you to need know in this guide. If you find this helpful, check out our other guides, such as Baldur’s Gate 3 Planecaster Guide and Baldur’s Gate 3 Asharak — where to find him.