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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Open Selune Gilded Chest in Owlbear Cave

Baldur's Gate 3 How to Open Selune Gilded Chest in Owlbear Cave

As you explore the forest of Act 1 in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will find an interesting Owlbear Cave with a glowing, Gilded Chest next to a statue of the goddess Selune. Normally, most games have taught us that glowing chests are dangerous, and it is true in BG3 as well. Trying to open this beautiful chest will end up in your character taking a lot of damage. Luckily, there is a relatively easy way to open the Gilded Chest in Baldur’s Gate 3 that most players wouldn’t figure out by themselves. Here is how to open the Gilded Chest next to the Selune statue in the Owlbear Cave in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Open the Selune Gilded Chest in the Owlbear Cave in BG3

As you approach the Gilded Chest in the Owlbear Cave in BG3, your character that passes a Religion check will figure out that the statue next to it is one of the goddess Selune. If you bring Shadowheart with you, she will always pass the Religion check.

Unfortunately, if you try to open the chest, you will get hit with a magic trap. If you pass the Arcana check, you will just avoid taking damage. Passing the check won’t open the chest.

Here is what you need to do to open the Selune Gilded Chest in the Owlbear Cave in BG3:

  1. Jump next to the statue of Selune and walk behind it, close to the cave walls.
  2. Pass a Perception check to find the Selunite Prayer Sheet. You can read it to get a hint and then pick it up.
  3. Go back to the Gilded Chest, open your inventory, and read the Selunite Prayer Sheet while standing close to the chest.
  4. Selune’s Seal will disappear from the chest and you can open it now.

Shadowheart Issues

If you have Shadowheart with you, she will pass the Religion check, telling you that the statue is Selune’s, and she will start a dialogue with you when you try to open the chest, after dispelling Selune’s Slea from it.

She will say that you shouldn’t open the chest and you can learn her backstory if you pass an Insight 15 check. If you do get through this, you can advance through Shadowheart’s storyline faster, but you will have to pass another check to loot the Gilded Chest in BG3.

After finishing the conversation, you can open the Gilded Chest and loot it, but you will have to pass a Sleight of Hand 15 check. Otherwise, you will lose 5 Attitude with Shadowheart.


And that is all you need to know about how to open the Selune Gilded Chest in the Owlbear Cave 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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