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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Idol of Silvanus Stopped Working Bug

Baldur’s Gate 3 How to Fix Idol of Silvanus Stopped Working Bug

There is no moral compass in Baldur’s Gate 3 that players need to follow. You can do whatever you want, at whatever moment you want in your playthrough. Though most of your companions seem to have a “good” and “evil” path throughout their quests, you can still do whatever you want for most of the quests, no matter what you did in the past. Stealing the Idol of Silvanus isn’t really a bad thing, if you do it right. However, you might have noticed that you don’t have the buff from the Idol anymore, Silvanu’s Blessing. Well, in this guide, we will tell you why the Idol of Silvanus stopped working in Baldur’s Gate 3 and how to fix this bug.

How to Get the Buff from the Idol of Silvanus Back in BG3

Here is how the Idol of Silvanus works in BG3:

  • It gives Proficiency in Nature and Animal Handling in a 2.5 meter radius.
  • It loses its powers if you Long Rest.
  • It loses its powers if you finish the Rescue the Druid Halsin or Raid the Grove quests.

It seems like the Idol has some requirements where it will stop giving you Silvanus’s Blessing if you finish the main quest with the Druids. However, you probably lost the power after a Long Rest.

The way you can avoid losing the power of the Idol is to leave it outside when you go to sleep, on the large map (not at camp). Make sure there are no NPCs in sight, since they will consider you are stealing it when you pick it back up the next day.

Do not let the Idol of Silvanus leave your inventory while in camp, since this will start a battle between you and Scratch, along with some of the other companions.

If you go to sleep in BG3 while having the Idol of Silvanus in your inventory it will lose its powers and there is no way to get them back. You can just sell it off at this point. To keep them, always leave it outside before sleeping.

Should You Keep the Idol of Silvanus in BG3?

No, you should just give it to Mol and take the Ring of Protection, since the Idol of Silvanus is very annoying to take care of.

It fills up your Combat Log with useless information, you will always have to be careful when you Long Rest, and it can cause random battles with friendly NPCs because you mistakenly gave it to a companion.


And that is all you need to know about why the Idol of Silvanus stopped working in Baldur’s Gate 3. Check out other interesting BG3 guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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