Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Solve The Defiled Temple Puzzle

With two methods available to solve the Defiled Temple Puzzle BG3, players stuck on the puzzle must know how to perform both methods,

Whatever reason led you to the Defiled Temple, whether it was the “Save The First Druid” or the “Find The Nightsong” quest. You are sure to come across a moon puzzle that has many players confused about how to solve it. In case you are also unable to solve the Defiled Temple puzzle BG3 as well, then keep reading to find out the solution.

Key Takeaways
  • Players can solve the Defiled Temple’s puzzle in Baldur’s Gate 3 by following these steps.
    1. Rotate the bottom plate once.
    2. Rotate the right plate.
    3. Rotate the bottom plate again.
    4. Rotate the top plate.
    5. Rotate the right plate.
  • Players can skip the puzzle entirely by going to the north end of the room and lockpicking the lever, provided that they have enough Perception and Sleight of Hand.

How To Solve The Defiled Temple Puzzle BG3

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Defiled Temple Puzzle location [Image Captured by eXputer]
Once you have reached the puzzle location, as shown in the image above. There are actually two methods available to progress forward. One is to actually solve the puzzle, while the other is to simply skip it through a specific action. Here, I will be listing both methods.

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Solution of the puzzle [Image Taken by eXputer]
Even if you decide to solve the puzzle, it shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes because it is incredibly simple and straightforward. Players only need to rotate the moon plates in such a way that the bottom plate, facing the entrance, has all the black dots, as shown in the image above.

Allow me to list the order in which you are supposed to rotate these disks so you can solve this puzzle as soon as possible. While facing the bottom plate, simply follow the steps I have mentioned below:

  1. Rotate the bottom plate once.
  2. Rotate the right plate.
  3. Rotate the bottom plate again.
  4. Rotate the top plate.
  5. Rotate the right plate.

And with that, the door should unlock, allowing you to progress further.

Can You Skip The Defiled Temple Puzzle?

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The lever that can be lockpicked [Image Credit: eXputer]
Important: Skipping the Defiled Temple puzzle BG3 is only possible if players have a high Perception check.
Once you move your party to the north end of the room, one of your companions will notice a lever, provided that you have enough Perception. Right-click on the lever and select “Lockpick.” A DC 15 Sleight of Hand is required for successfully lockpicking this lever. If you are successful, then the door will open, and you can progress ahead.

And with that, my guide on Defiled Temple Puzzle BG3 comes to an end. This puzzle has changed quite a bit when compared to the early access of Baldurs Gate 3. Consider checking out this Reddit post in case you wish to view how this puzzle was in the early access.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled with different items to find. Consider reading the BEST Magic Items and BEST Greatswords, in case you are interested. But that’s all from me. Do let me know what you think about Baldur’s Gate 3 in the comment section below.

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Hammad Ijaz is a Guides Writer on eXputer who is into various gaming genres. He has this pure passion for enjoying games and then reflecting that passion back into his writing. Along with a gaming experience of 10+ years, he also has many years of writing experience. Hammad further solidifies his status as a true gamer by showcasing hundreds of hours of game time on Warframe, Witcher 3, and Elden Ring. Feel free to explore his extensive gaming library on Steam.

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