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BG3: How To Speak With Dead

You can talk to the dead with the Amulet of Lost Voices or the Speak with the Dead spell. Learn how to use them.

Want to speak with the dead in Baldur’s Gate 3? With the right items and spells, you can communicate with the spirits of the dead to gain valuable insights. Here’s everything you need to know to speak with lost souls and using the Amulet of Lost Voices in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Speak with Dead in BG3

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To speak with the dead in BG3, you must find the Amulet of Lost Voices. This handy amulet allows anyone to cast the Speak with Dead spell, regardless of your class or magical abilities. Without the amulet, only Wizards naturally learn the Speak with Dead spell. Clerics and Paladins can also cast it at the cost of breaking their oaths. Even if you don’t have a Wizard in your adventuring party, you can still learn necromancy spells by finding and reading the Necromancy of Thay book, which is hidden in a secret cellar laboratory.

You can initiate conversations with deceased NPCs or enemies with the spell or amulet. Look for bodies with the special interaction icon above them, then cast Speak with Dead to ask them questions.

Just be prepared, as disturbing a spirit’s rest can have consequences in Baldur’s Gate 3!

Amulet of Lost Voices Location in Baldur’s Gate 3

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You can find the Amulet of Lost Voices hidden in the Overgrown Ruins near Ravaged Beach, where you start the game after crashing. Head east from the Roadside Cliffs waypoint along the road to reach the ruins until you reach the entrance. Be ready for trouble, though, as bandits, traps, and undead fill the ruins. An easier option is using Thieves’ Tools and a high Dexterity check to bypass the Chapel Entrance and unlock the hatch leading down into the Dank Crypt. Otherwise, you’ll have to fight your way through the chapel above.

Once inside the crypt, head north to find a hidden room behind a large statue sarcophagus. Defeat the Entombed Acolytes and Warriors that attack when you enter, then loot the chest inside for the Amulet of Lost Voices. Equip this on a character, and you can now cast Speak with Dead whenever you find a corpse.

With these tips, you can speak to the dead in BG3. And for help on other topics not mentioned here, check our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides.