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Explore Broken Effigy In Baldur’s Gate 3

A lady infront of Broken Effiny
The Broken Effigy puzzle involves jumping down into a hole and facing endless waves of zombie rats.

The Broken Effigy puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3 game has left many players scratching their heads.

You can find The Broken Effigy in Gauntlet of Shar.

The Broken Effigy puzzle involves jumping down into a hole and facing endless waves of zombie rats. The players assume the Effigy has something to do with solving the puzzle, but the exact solution remains unknown.
Continue reading to learn about the Broken Effigy in Baldur’s Gate III.

Broken Effigy: An Overview

The Broken Effigy puzzle in BG3 remains a mystery today for all the players.

Broken Effigy is a puzzle in which players face endless waves of zombie rats.

A man standing in front of Broken Effigy bg3
Broken Effigy is the leader of the rats.

Similarly, it’s a small, ornate creature depicting a figure with horns, wings, and a long, flowing mane.

The rat is meant to represent a powerful entity but remains in its once-pristine condition due to war.

Location Of Broken Effigy In BG3

Players can find the Broke Effigy in the game’s first act, hidden in a secret location in Gauntlet of Shar.

Before reaching the 3rd trial, you can meet the Broken Effigy.

Cragged rock in the hill
Climb down the cragged rock to meet the Broken Effigy.

Similarly, you can use the cragged rock between the 2nd and 3rd trials of Gauntlet of Shar to reach the Shar Statue Feet.

Moreover, you can find the Broken Effigy at the Shar Statue’s feet.

What Happens In Broken Effigy?

One user of Reddit, Krockett, shared their experience with the puzzle.

They stated that the wave of rats eventually stops after a long fight, and then a character shows up that you may or may not have to fight.

After the fight, Krockett tried interacting with Effigy but couldn’t figure out what to do with it.

Review on reddit broken effigy bg3
Player review on Broken Effigy in Reddit.

They noticed it was missing two candles and found two in the big pots before jumping into the pit.

After placing the candles where they seemed appropriate but nothing happened.

Another user, Voldernort, shared that they talked to the rats and were promised treasure if they left them alone.

However, they didn’t receive any information about the treasure’s location.

Some Other Items In Gauntlet Of Shar

Gauntlet of Shar is a location in Baldur’s Gate 3 and several hidden items, treasures, and locations are found there.

Besides Broken Effigy, there are many other items found in this location.

Some of them are as follows:

1. Crystalline Lens

The Crystalline Lens is an essence and item in Baldur’s Gate 3.

You can use the Lens to craft various valuable items like the Eye of the Beholder, the Eye of Vecna, or the Eye of Shar.

It is a hidden item throughout the game, which makes it hard to search for it.

2. Moonlight Glaive

Moonlight Glaive is a rare weapon that emits a radius of light around the user.

Similarly, it has a range of 2.5m and weighs 2.7.

Players can receive it as part of Shadowheart’s side campaigns at the end of the “Find the Nightsong” questline.

3. Boots of Brilliance

The Boots of Brilliance is a rare item in the game, weighing 0.55 kg and worth 350 Gold Points.

Further, players can find it inside a chest at Grymforge and in Gauntlet of Shar.

4. Killer’s Sweetheart

Killer’s Sweetheart is a rare ring in the game that tells a story of its violent history.

Similarly, in Act 2, you can find the Gauntlet of Shar on the ground from the Self-Same Trial.

Also, read about Baldur’s Gate 3: Omeluum Ring and Petrified Drow.

How To Find The Crystalline Lens In BG3?

Among the above-mentioned items in Gauntlet of Shar, the Crystalline Lens is preferred by the players.

Therefore, players must follow different processes to get the Crystalline Lens in different locations.

You can read the process of getting the Crystalline Lens in different locations of Gauntlet of Shar.

1. Rat Secret Treasure

After entering the Gauntlet of Shar, use the cragged rock between the trials to reach the feet of Shar Statue.

There you will meet with the Broken Effigy.

You can strike a deal with the rats to reveal the treasure’s whereabouts.

Rats in Broken Effigy
Bargain with rats to know about the rat’s secret treasure.

Talking with the Rat and avoiding attacking will indicate a marked treasure spot on the map.

Head to that spot, interact with the loose tile and uncover the treasure pointed out by the Rat.

You’ll find gold, a Crystalline Lens, and more items inside.

2. Balthazar

It would be best if you solved the bookcase puzzle for the Crystalline Lens in the Baltazar.

Start your journey reaching the Gauntlet of Shar and ascend the stairs in the west direction.

Among the three doors, one at the front belongs to Balthazar.

Clear the enemies around the chamber’s perimeter to obtain the door key.

Baltazar room
Enter the Baltazar room for the Crystalline Lens.

Inside Balthazar’s room, you’ll encounter a puzzle involving an ancient altar and a bookcase.

To solve this puzzle, interact with the Ancient Altar to the right of the bookcase.

Placing a heart on the ancient altar will trigger the opening of a concealed passageway behind the bookcase.

The passageway leads to Balthazar’s secret necromancy room, where you can find the Crystalline Lens.

3. Minthara

It is the most accessible place to search for the Crystalline Lens.

You can quickly get the  Crystalline Lens.

Players reported finding the Crystalline Lens on the floor near Minthara in the Goblin Camp in Act 1.

Goblin Camp
Search for Crystalline Lenses on the floor near the Minthara in Goblin Camp.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Broken Effigy is a challenging puzzle in BG3 that has stumped many players.

While some have tried various approaches to solve it, no clear solution has been found yet.

It will be interesting to see if players can eventually uncover its secrets and share their findings with the community.

Continue reading about Baldur’s Gate 3: Chamber of Command and Smokepowder Reserve.
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