Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Unlock Arcane Tower Basement Wall

The basement wall in Arcane Tower is locked. Here's how to unlock it.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a lot of content to explore but some part of this content and map is hard to access. One such location is the Arcane Tower. You will have to unlock the Arcane Tower’s basement wall in Baldur’s Gate 3 to get the hidden rewards within the basement. However, since the area is locked and hard to reach, a little help might be needed. Hence, we are here with our how to unlock Arcane Tower basement wall in Baldur’s Gate 3 guide.

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How to Unlock Arcane Tower Basement Wall in Baldur’s Gate 3

How to Fix the Elevator in Arcane Tower

You will get detailed step-by-step instructions for getting into the Arcane Tower. But before that, it is important to know one more thing and that is how to fix the elevator in the Arcane Tower.

The elevator helps to ascend and descend from one floor to another at the Arcane Tower. However, it will be guarded by two Arcane Turrets. You will have to deactivate the Turrets and activate the generator to fix the elevator.

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First, use a Misty step or Feather Fall to reach the mushrooms on the cliff near the tower. Now jump to the first floor of the Arcane Tower and head to the backyard. You will find Sussur Blossom flowers here. Combine the flowers with the generator to fix the elevator in the Arcane Tower. Once the lift is all set, you can now proceed to unlock Arcane Tower Basement Wall.

How to Unlock the Basement Wall

Find below a step-by-step guide to unlock the Arcane Tower and reach the reward area.

  1. Head to the Arcane Tower location using the map
  2. You will get the Evil’s Ascent at X: -30 Y: -273
  3. Use the lift and go to the lower floor
  4. Find the Theodore book from there
  5. Go two floors up using the lift
  6. Get The Road to Darkness and read it
  7. Go another floor above
  8. Interact with the robot and quote the words read from the Road to Darkness book
  9. Ascend another floor again
  10. Find and open the ornate door
  11. Go upstairs and use the lever to unlock the basement wall

This will unlock Arcane Tower basement wall in Baldur’s Gate 3. There are many such locations that are hard to reach in the game. For instance, the barn in Waukeen’s Rest where you might have to go to complete rescue the trapped man quest. You can read our other guides that can help you progress quickly in the game. You can begin by reading how to fast travel and how to prepare spellsin Baldur’s Gate 3.