How To Open Gnarled Door In Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

To save Mayrina from Auntie Ethel, you will have to get past the Gnarled Door in Baldur's Gate 3. Here are all the ways to cross this obstruction.

What can you do to get past the Gnarled Door in Baldur’s Gate 3? Even though we know that all the obstructions inside the Witch or Auntie Ethel’s Lair are an illusion, they can still somehow stop you from moving forward. The Gnarled Door is one such obstruction that has had multiple players scratching their heads. That’s why we are here to help you through this. Take a look below to know how to open the Gnarled Door in BG3.

For those who don’t know, the Gnarled Door is found inside the Overgrown Tunnel. The way to this area is behind the fake Fireplace in the Teahouse. You will know the fireplace is an illusion after getting close to it. This will be done by a natural perception check.

How to Get Past the Gnarled Door in BG3

BG3 Gnarled Door
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You will reach the Gnarled Door by taking the wooden stairs behind the deceptive fireplace. Now, there are more than one ways through which you can get past the Gnarled Door in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3). Scroll down below to know.

Walk Past It

This method has worked for some players, and hopefully, it will work for you too. Simply use your controls to look at the area behind the Gnarled Door. Now, click anywhere behind the door to make your party reach there. In case you are unable to get past that door, use the below methods.

Pass an Arcana Check

While investigating the Gnarled Door in BG3, you can start a conversation with it. After a few dialogues, you will use an Arcana Saving Throw that needs to be passed. Succeeding in this Arcana Check will allow you to move through the Gnarled Door in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3). There’s one more way to get behind the door if you fail this method.

Use the Whispering Mask

Using Whispering Mask to get past the Gnarled Door in BG3

Just to the right side of the Gnarled Door, you will find a Whispering Mask kept on a table. Collect it from there and equip it on your character. Once you have equipped the Whispering Mask, the illusive Gnarled Door will disappear and you can walk past it in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3). However, whichever character equips the mask will constantly have to run a Wisdom Check. That’s because the mask is bewitched by Auntie Ethel and she will try to take control of your mind. Failing the Wisdom Check will turn your companions into enemies. And you will have no option but to kill them.

To save yourself from the effect of Whispering Mask, you must choose a character with higher Wisdom. This will increase your chances of passing the Wisdom Check by rolling dice with higher numbers.

Now that you know how to open the Gnarled Door in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3), you can get past it and save Mayrina. For further help, we have made separate guides on Saving Mayrina and Beating Auntie Ethel. And for more such informative content, you can check out our BG3 section. We have stacked up plenty of helpful guides for you there.