BG3: How To Defeat Lava Elemental Boss

In BG3, Lava Elemental is a boss having tank class but is also very lethal and has the ability to recover health during battle.

Lava Elemental is a boss found at the Grymforge in BG3 and, like most, may be extremely challenging to tackle for most players. Fortunately, these bosses will have at least one major flaw, and this tank-like enemy is no exception to the rule. Each enemy class in Baldur’s Gate 3 has a unique set of attacks, defenses, and immunities, so exploit them in an optimal way to gain the upper hand in this fight.

Key Takeaways
  • Lava Elemental is a boss in BG3 having Tank class but is also very lethal and has the ability to recover health.
  • He can be found in the Grymforge, which is accessible via the Underdark.
  • Piercing and Poison are strengths of the Lava Elemental since he’s immune to those status effects.
  • The Lava Elemental takes a lot of damage from the Witch bolt and is also vulnerable to cold-elementary weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Use companions with a lot of Frost damage if you wish to battle the Lava Elemental fairly.
  • A Wizard and the Thunderwave spell are needed to take out Lava Elemental in BG3.

How To Find Lava Elemental In BG3

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Baldur’s Gate 3: Lava Elemental Stats and Abilities [Credit: eXputer]
The Lava Elemental may be found in the Grymforge, which is accessible via the Underdark. Even while you are doing other tasks, like discovering Harper Stash, you could run across it. Lava Elemental’s approximate coordinates are (-595, 215).

  • Race: Elemental
  • Level: 6
  • Weight: 200kg
  • Health: 85
  • Size: Medium
  • AC: 12
  • Base speed: 9m
  • Attitude: 0

Lava Elemental Strengths And Weaknesses

  • Piercing: Resistant
  • Fire: Immune
  • Cold: Vulnerable
  • Poison: Resistant

Given that the Lava Elemental may recover from the harm you do, the battle may appear hopeless. This is because it is obviously a Fire Elemental Surface Type out of all the Elemental Surface Types in this game. Actually, there are various tactics you may do to hinder its healing and beat it. You need to be aware of the Lava Elemental’s strengths and weaknesses in order to employ these strategies. Some of my tips based on my experience with the game include:

  • Magmatic Regeneration: When beginning a turn in lava, you will gain 10d6 hit points.
  • Magmatic Disturbance: When this species is around, the lava nearby is disturbed, bubbling and exploding.
  1. Lava Elemental is impervious to piercing, poison, and fire damage.
  2. Restores 10d6 hit points if standing in lava at the beginning of a round.
  3. Takes significant damage from witch bolt.
  4. Has control over lava, causing sporadic bursts, bubbling, and eruptions.
  5. Vulnerable to cold-elemental weapons.
  6. Can be attacked from a great distance.
  7. Considered a formidable foe due to its tankiness, lethality, and health recovery ability

Lava Elemental Stats

Below, I have mentioned The Lava Elemental stats in BG3L

  • Strength: 19
  • Dexterity: 8
  • Constitution: 18
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Wisdom: 10
  • Charisma: 5
  • Proficiency Bonus: +3
  • Initiative: -1

How To Defeat Lava Elemental

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Defeating Lava Elemental in BG3 [Credit: eXputer]
You will need a weapon that can deliver considerable frost or cold damage given what you have just learned about the Lava Elemental. But if you use the appropriate strategies, you can take it down in a matter of minutes. It will certainly look virtually hard to vanquish without these strategies.

  1. In any case, choose one of your strongest weapons to cause a lot of harm.
  2. In order to kill it more quickly, you will also need to attempt to keep it away from the lava.
  3. It will continue to mend as long as it remains in the fire.
  4. You should use a weapon containing frost to fight it once you are on land.

Use companions with a lot of Frost damage if you wish to battle the Lava Elemental fairly. You may also hinder the Lava Elemental’s progress by casting a spell that does Cold damage, like Ray of Frost, to slow it down as it approaches you. It is a rather easy procedure to take out Lava Elemental if you want to impress the boss.

  • Use a wizard with the Thunderwave spell to defeat the Lava Elemental.
  • Thunderwave emits a sonic wave that forces foes backward.
  • Utilize Ray of Frost for 216 damage and 2d8 cold, slowing down the elemental’s movement to 3m.
  • Lure the elemental out of the lava by tempting it to emerge from the rocky ruins.
  • Fire at the door while positioned close to the top of the stairs to bring it to your level.
  • Use Thunderwave while it’s on your level to make it fly over the edge and potentially kill it.
  • Stick to the tactics, use frost weapons, and accumulate damage over time.
  • Lure the elemental near a cliff’s edge, then use the Wizard’s Misty Step ability to sneak up behind it.
  • Hurl the Lava Elemental off the cliff with Thunderwave to defeat it.


You will get 120 XP and the following loot after you vanquish the lava elemental. By approaching the body and engaging with it, you may get this treasure.

  • Bloodstone x2
  • Onyx
  • Agate

This is all about how to find and defeat Lava Elemental in BG3. Due to its tank-like characteristics, deadly assaults, and life regeneration powers, Lava Elemental is challenging to defeat. Using frost-based weapons, companions who deal frost damage, and spells like Thunderwave are among the strategies to beat this elemental boss easily.

Let’s wrap up the guide! While you’re here, I recommend checking out the All Romance Options guide, which details everything about romancing any companion in BG3? Besides that, the BEST Party Compositions guide will tell you all you need to know about the top 4 best party compositions in-game.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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