Baldur’s Gate 3 player breaks down how to defeat the hardest boss

Theo Burman
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The Baldur’s Gate 3 community have outlined some of the best ways to take down the hardest (arguably) boss in the game.

While the boss fights aren’t always the focus of Baldur’s Gate 3, the final fight of Act 2 against Ketheric is one of the highlights of the game.

Not only is it multi-stage, it’s consistently considered as the hardest in the game, all because of the final form: the Apostle of Myrkul. Even if you decided to spare the Nightsong, this is a tough fight, not least because of the anti-healing aura the Apostle generates within melee range.

It’s a difficult battle, potentially even harder than some of the Act 3 bosses, but that hasn’t stopped some players from making the Apostle encounter into an exact science.

Baldur’s Gate 3 player highlights best way to approach Apostle of Myrkul fight

One player outlined their technique, which involves taking advantage of the cutscene trigger and sneaking around the arena: “After the cutscene, if all other party members were still sneaked, then only your Tav will be pulled into combat.

“If your Tav has high initiative, enemies won’t be moving until you finish your turn which gives you the freedom to further position the rest of the party. I had Wyll sneak behind the necromites and thunderwave them.”

“I had Gale put invisibility on Scratch, misty stepped to mindflayer and casted max level magic missile. I had Laezel misty step to mindflayer to finish it off, them jumped her down to the center platform. Invisible Scratch sneaked to Aylin and freed her. My monk and Laezel were enough to finish Ketheric in one turn.

“When Myrkul comes up, just focus him. Ignore the necromites. Disarming attack works on him if you’re lucky. Hasted smites will also burn his hp down pretty quick too if you choose to have a paladin. I hasted Wyll and Gale, put down cloud of daggers for each. Then just spammed EB and fireball. Myrkul didn’t even get to heal.”

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