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How to open the Elaborate Chest in Baldur's Gate 3

Learn how to open the Elaborate Chest in Baldur's Gate 3

Want to know how to open the Elaborate Reliquary in Baldur's Gate 3? As you explore the Nautiloid during the opening of Baldur's Gate 3, you'll find an Elaborate Reliquary that appears to be locked. This is found in the same room where you find and save Shadowheart, but she doesn't have the key. So, who does, and where can you find it?

In this guide, we break down how to open the Elaborate Reliquary in Baldur's Gate 3, so that you can get your hands on some early loot during your escape.

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How to open the Elaborate Reliquary in Baldur's Gate 3

To open the Elaborate Reliquary, you must find the Gold Key.

Fortunately, this is found in the nearby adjacent chamber, into and out of which an Intellect Devourer is running in a loop. Follow the Intellect Devourer into the room, where you'll find a corpse immediately by the door.

Loot the corpse to find a Gold Key in its inventory. Then, simply head back to the Elaborate Reliquary and interact with it to pop open the chest!

Within, you'll find a piece of Onyx and a small amount of Gold, the currency that you'll use at traders throughout Faerun.

If you're after more early loot, make sure to also check out our guide on how to move the scuffed rock in Baldur's Gate 3. There, you'll find a chest with far better loot, including much more gold to get you started on your adventure.

That wraps up our guide on how to open the Elaborate Reliquary in Baldur's Gate 3. If you're considering multiclassing or even rerolling a new character to start again, make sure to check out our Baldur's Gate 3 class guide. When you're ready to get steamy, take a look at our Baldur's Gate 3 romance guide.

Disclosure: Former RPS deputy editor Adam Smith (RPS in peace) now works at Larian and is the lead writer for Baldur's Gate 3. Former contributor Emily Gera also works on it.

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Hayden was a guides writer for RPS between 2021-2023. They're a big fan of survival games, especially those that focus on the undead. Zombies. Walkers. Shamblers. Whatever you call them, Hayden is definitely a fan.