Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Unlock Gilded Chest [Walkthrough]

Solve the puzzle near Selûne’s idol in the Owlbear Nest to unlock the special rewards inside the gilded chest in Baldur's Gate 3.

The gilded chest in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a special chest that you’ll come across while exploring the Owlbear Cave. It is special in the sense that you cannot just open it up directly, as it may even harm your party. You’ll have to solve a puzzle in the area in order to unlock that chest.

Key Takeaways
  • The gilded chest is located in the Owlbear Cave, the entrance to which is located near the Blighted Village.
  • In order to open the chest, first grab the Selûnite prayer sheet located behind the large idol of Selûne near the chest.
  • You’ll need to pass a perception check for the sheet to appear in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Grab the sheet and recite it near the chest to unlock it additionally.
  • A religion check will occur here again, which you’ll need to pass to unlock the chest.
  • The gilded chest contains many rewards, including a Bloodstone, Moondrop Pendant, Selûnite Rite Scroll, and a small idol statue of Selûne.
Important: Gilded chest cannot be opened normally, and you’ll need to solve a puzzle to unlock it to get the rewards inside.

Gilded Chest Location

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Location Of The Cave Entrance (Image Credit: Map Genie)

The exact entrance of the Owlbear Nest is marked in the image above, and it is just upwards of the Blighted Village additionally. Once inside, inside the nest, you’ll have to make your way toward Selûne’s idol by traveling through the cave.

  • The idol is really hard to miss, and you’ll spot it easily inside the cave.
  • Once you reach Selûne’s idol, you’ll also see the gilded chest right next to it.
  • Do not open the gilded chest at this point without solving the puzzle.
  • If you open the chest without deciphering the puzzle, you can end up taking damage.
  • Thankfully, the solution to the puzzle is located right behind Selûne’s idol.

Opening The Gilded Chest

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The Gilded Chest And Selûne’s Idol (Image Captured by Us)

This is how I solved the Gilded Chest in BG3:

  1. Firstly, jump to the other side of the chest, meaning the side of Selûne’s idol.
  2. Performing the jump will initiate a perception check additionally.
  3. If you’re successful in that perception check, then you’ll find a piece of paper on the ground behind the idol.
  4.  That piece of paper is the Selûnite prayer sheet that you need to pick up.
  5. A religion check will also occur at this point, but it won’t matter if you pass it or not.
  6. Go back near the chest and recite the Selûnite prayer sheet.
  7. Access the Selûnite prayer sheet from your inventory and read it near the chest.
  8. Another religion check will occur here, and you’ll need to pass that one to unlock the chest.
  9. After reciting the prayer sheet and passing the religion check, the gilded chest will unlock.


I obtained the following items by opening up the gilded chest;

  • Bloodstone
  • A smaller idol statue of Selûne
  • Moondrop Pendant
  • Selunite Rite Scroll

The bloodstone can be used to either restore health or to get buffs in Baldur’s Gate 3. Additionally, the Moondrop Pendant protects its wearer from opportunity attacks when their total health is below 50%.

Baldur’s Gate 3, which is now famously known for its bear scene with Halsin, is actually one of the best RPGs ever released. It is packed with hours of content where you go on an adventure with your party and characters with the best builds and classes. Some powerful builds include the Paladin and Sorcerer builds. Feats also add an extra layer of customization to your builds additionally.

This concludes my guide on the gilded chest in Baldur’s Gate 3, which is located in the Owlbear Cave. I have not only entailed the exact location of the chest but have also explained the method of unlocking the gilded chest additionally. The rewards that you get by opening the chest have also been mentioned. Let me know what you think about Baldur’s Gate 3 in the comments below!


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Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Haris has been avidly playing video games for 15+ years now. You can learn more about his gaming experience through his PSN and Steam profiles.

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