Baldur’s Gate 3: Exploring Burrow Holes And Crevices

Uncover shortcuts and hidden passages with burrow hole exploration in BG3 for thrilling adventures and surprises.

The BG3 Burrow holes are small openings in the ground that can be found throughout the world. They are often used by small creatures, such as rats and spiders, to travel between areas. However, players can also use Burrow Holes to their advantage, as they can provide shortcuts to new locations or secret areas.

Key Takeaways
  • To enter a Burrow Hole in BG3, your character must be small enough to fit through, so you can’t enter it if you are playing as a large race, such as a Human or Dwarf.
  • Detect the hidden openings during wilderness exploration through Perception checks.
  • Utilize Enlarge-Reduce Spell, Level 2 Transmutation to shrink your character’s size.
  • Transform into a Gnome or Halfling using Disguise Self, a Level 1 Illusion spell, then cast Reduce to enter Burrow Holes.
  • Druids with the Wild Shape ability can transform into animals.
  • Employ Gaseous Form, a Level 3 Transmutation skill, to transform into gas and enter Burrow Holes effortlessly.

Spotting Burrow Holes In BG3

These minor openings are commonly encountered during wilderness exploration and can be detected by making a Perception check. As your party travels through the area, being close to a potential Burrow Hole or Crevice will trigger a check for everyone in the group. If at least one character succeeds, you’ll be able to identify and interact with the opening.

  1. To ensure that you uncover all these openings, exploring the surroundings with characters possessing high Wisdom attributes is what I recommend.
  2. Characters like Halsin or Shadowheart, who have strong Wisdom scores, are well-suited for this task.
  3. If, by any chance, your entire party fails the initial check, you have the option to either switch out companions or summon a familiar to initiate another check and potentially discover the hidden opening.
Spotting Burrow Holes in Bg3 [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
Spotting Burrow Holes in Baldur’s Gate 3 [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]

Entering Burrow Holes In Baldur’s Gate 3

To successfully enter a Burrow Hole in BG3, players must utilize a character of a very small size. The character needs to be even tinier than the standard Gnome or Halfling characters. Here’s how I met the size requirements.

Enlarge-Reduce Level 2 spell to shrink character for burrow hole access.
Disguise Self Use illusion to mimic smaller race, then enter burrow holes.
Gaseous Form Transform into gas with Level 3 skill for burrow hole access.
Wild Shape Level 2+ Druids can turn into small animals to navigate burrow holes.


Players controlling a Gnome or Halfling character can employ the Enlarge-Reduce spell, a Level 2 Transmutation spell. This spell shrinks the character to a size suitable for accessing Burrow Holes. Sorcerers and Wizards can learn this spell, and it can also be discovered in the form of a Potion or Scroll.

Enlarge-Reduce, a tool to enter bg3 burrow hole [Image Captured by Us]
Enlarge-Reduce in BG3 [Image Captured by Us]

Disguise Self

If a player’s character is not a Gnome or Halfling, they can utilize the Disguise Self spell, a Level 1 Illusion spell, to transform into one of these smaller races. Subsequently, the player can cast the Reduce spell on the disguised character, enabling them to enter Burrow Holes.

Disguise Self, a technique to enter bg3 burrow hole [Image by Us]
Disguise Self, a level 1 Illusion Spell in BG3 [Image by Us]

Gaseous Form

Another BG3 Burrow Hole tool is the utilization of the Gaseous Form ability. Falling within the domain of Transmutation magic and classified as a Level 3 skill, this capability enables your character to transform into a compact cloud of gas. As a result of this transformation, your character gains the capacity to access Burrow Holes and within Baldur’s Gate 3.

Wild Shape

For players who control a Druid character of Level 2 or higher in Baldur’s Gate 3, they can utilize the Wild Shape ability. Druids can use this ability to transform into a variety of animals, including small creatures such as cats and squirrels. This allows them to enter Burrow Holes without having to cast a spell.

Wild Shape in Bg3 [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]
Wild Shape in Baldur’s Gate 3 [Screenshot Grab: eXputer]

Enter Crevices In Baldur’s Gate 3

A noteworthy distinction is that crevices are relatively larger compared to Burrow Holes, making them comparatively simpler to navigate through. In Baldur’s Gate 3, small races like Gnomes and Halflings can easily go through crevices without needing the Reduce spell. Likewise, characters adopting a Gnome or Halfling guise can similarly exploit this passage. Players possess a variety of methods to navigate through crevices, as I discussed above. You can choose the best among these.

  1. Employ the Reduce spell on any character, regardless of their race, to shrink and fit through crevices.
  2. Choose the Gaseous Form spell to transform into a gas for passing through Crevices.
  3. Employ the Druid’s Wild Shape ability to transform into a smaller creature for crevice traversal.
Enter Crevices in Bg3 [Image by eXputer]
Enter Crevices in Baldur’s Gate 3 [Image by eXputer]
In the vast world of Baldur’s Gate 3, Burrow Holes and crevices present unique opportunities for exploration. These small openings, often used by creatures to move discreetly, can also serve as shortcuts to new locales. While small characters like Gnomes and Halflings can naturally navigate these spaces, others can employ spells like Reduce or Gaseous Form.

You can also refer to the Subreddit to find the tips to enter Burrow Holes and Crevices. Should this guide prove valuable, delve further into topics like the Necromancy of Thay or uncover The Dark Urge in Baldur’s Gate 3 for an enriched gaming experience.

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