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BG3 Necromancy of Thay Guide

Learn how to find the Necromancy of Thay spellbook in Baldur's Gate 3. But then, should you open the book or destroy it?

The legendary Necromancy of Thay is a necromantic spellbook found in BG3 (Baldur’s Gate 3), but unlocking its secrets is no easy task. To access this dangerous book, you must find a special key – the Dark Amethyst gem – hidden deep within the Whispering Depths dungeon. Once you retrieve the key, you will face a difficult moral choice: read the necromantic tome and gain its dark powers, or destroy it to prevent the spread of evil.

How to Find a Way to Finish the Necromancy of Thay in BG3 (Baldur’s Gate 3)

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Find & Open or Destroy the Necromancy of Thay?

How to Open Necromancy of Thay in BG3

The Necromancy of Thay is located in the cellar of the Blighted Village, but the cellar door is sealed with powerful magic that requires the Dark Amethyst key to open. To find this key, you must delve into the Whispering Depths dungeon beneath the Blighted Village.

Here’s how to reach the Dark Amethyst:

  • Travel to the Blighted Village and locate the well at the center of the town square. Climb down into the well to enter the Whispering Depths dungeon.
  • Navigate through the dungeon, fighting off enemies and bypassing traps, until you reach the lair of the Phase Spider Matriarch boss.
  • Defeat the Phase Spider Matriarch in combat. After it is slain, loot the Dark Amethyst key from its remains.
  • With the Dark Amethyst in hand, return to the Blighted Village cellar door and use the key to gain entry and claim the Necromancy of Thay.

Should You Read or Destroy the Necromancy of Thay?

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Find & Open or Destroy the Necromancy of Thay?

Once you have the book, you must decide what to do with it. The Necromancy of Thay contains powerful but dangerous magic.

  • If you choose to read it, you’ll gain access to dark spells allowing you to raise undead minions, control minds, and more. However, many believe that magic is cursed, and reading the book may corrupt the reader. Consider carefully before delving into its foul knowledge.
  • Alternatively, you may destroy the book, ridding the world of its evil magic for good. While this means you won’t be able to access its powerful spells, it’s undoubtedly the safer path. Those who wish to avoid curses and corruption should consider destroying the Necromancy of Thay.

Choose wisely when you obtain the legendary Necromancy of Thay. Will you embrace its dark power or destroy it for the safety of all? How you decide the fate of this necromantic tome may have profound consequences for your character and the world of Baldur’s Gate 3.

That’s all you need to know about Necromancy of Thay in BG3 (Baldur’s Gate 3). For more in-game guides, check out our BG3 section on Gamer Tweak.