The Spectator is one of the challenging bosses you’ll face on your journey through Baldur’s Gate 3. It has some nasty tricks up his sleeve, but you can take him down with the right strategy. There are two ways to encounter the Spectator. The first way is to find and open the Iron Flask, which will summon it. This is not recommended, however, as you won’t get any quest rewards for killing it. A better option is the Find the Missing Shipment quest, where you’ll encounter the Spectator organically in the Underdark. This method will give you extra rewards after you kill it. Here’s how to defeat the Spectator in BG3.
How to Beat Spectator Boss in BG3
When combat begins, the Spectator gets a surprise turn to act before your party. Use this knowledge to your advantage by saving before the fight. If the Spectator deals much damage in its surprise round, reload and try again. The Spectator will use its various Rays during the sneak attack, such as Wounding Ray, Paralyzing Ray, and Fear Ray. These can quickly weaken your party, so be prepared to reset if things go badly.
- On the first turn after the surprise turn, the Spectator will unpetrify and charm the Drow mage Dhourn. It will then cast Darkness on your party.
- In subsequent rounds, the Spectator will continue to unpetrify and charm Drow. Fortunately, you can break the spell by attacking the freed it once. This will turn them into allies in your fight against the Spectator. Just don’t attack them twice, or they’ll turn hostile. Use this mechanic to swell your ranks and turn the tide against your Spectator foe.
With the extra allies from the freed drow, you should be able to overwhelm the Spectators by sheer numbers. Focus fire on your party and allies to take them down quickly.
Should You Use Dhourn and Drow when Fighting?
With Drow and Dhourn on your side, you can more easily defeat Spectator. Focus fire on Spectator while your new allies provide support. Make sure to heal Drow and Dhourn if needed since they will remain friendly unless attacked twice. Handling this encounter by recruiting Drow and Dhourn will make the fight much easier.
With these tips, you can defeat the Spectator and continue your Baldur’s Gate 3 adventure. And for help on other topics not mentioned here be sure to check our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides.