Baldur’s Gate 3, the highly-anticipated role-playing game from Larian Studios, offers players an immersive and challenging adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. However, like any complex game, it can sometimes present players with perplexing bugs and issues. One such issue that has frustrated many players is the Hag’s Bane not working correctly during the “Rescue the Artist” quest, also known as the BG3 Hag’s Bane bug.
In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of the Hag’s Bane quest in Baldur’s Gate 3 and provide step-by-step solutions to fix the issue where Hag’s Bane fails to work as intended.
How to Fix Hag’s Bane Quest in Baldur’s Gate 3
The Hag’s Bane quest is a crucial and challenging part of Baldur’s Gate 3, where players must save Vanra, an unfortunate character who has fallen under the hag Ethel’s curse. To do so, players must use the Hag’s Bane, an item with the potential to break the curse and save Vanra.
Throw the Hag’s Bane from Inventory
One common mistake players make is using the “Throw” action from their action bar, treating the Hag’s Bane as a mundane item. To ensure the Hag’s Bane functions correctly, follow these steps:
- Initiate combat by killing one of the mushrooms found near Ethel.
- Do not use the “Silence” ability or any other actions before using the Hag’s Bane.
- Go into your inventory by clicking on the backpack icon.
- Locate the Hag’s Bane in your inventory.
- Select the “Throw” option specifically from the Hag’s Bane’s context menu.
- Target Ethel with the thrown Hag’s Bane.
By following these steps, you ensure that the Hag’s Bane is used as intended, which should trigger the cutscene and advance the quest.
Knock Out Ethel After Using Hag’s Bane
Another approach that seems to work for some players is to knock out Ethel with a non-lethal attack after using the Hag’s Bane. This can help trigger the cutscene and complete the quest. Here’s how:
- Kill the mushrooms near Ethel to initiate combat.
- Throw the Hag’s Bane at Ethel following the steps outlined in Solution 1.
- After hitting Ethel with the Hag’s Bane, switch to a character and perform a non-lethal attack on Ethel. This attack should reduce her hit points to zero but not kill her.
- If done correctly, this should trigger a cutscene involving the removal of the curse and the successful rescue of Vanra.
Follow the Sequence
Based on player experiences, there is a specific sequence of actions that appears to reliably trigger the cutscene and resolve the quest. Follow these steps:
- Destroy all three mushrooms in the vicinity.
- Use the Hag’s Bane by throwing it at Ethel.
- Knock out Ethel with a non-lethal attack, ensuring she has already taken damage from the Hag’s Bane.
- This sequence of actions should trigger the cutscene involving the removal of the curse, allowing you to succeed in the quest.
By following the step-by-step solutions outlined in this comprehensive guide, you can troubleshoot and resolve the Hag’s Bane not working issue effectively.