Baldur's Gate 3: Help the Devilish Ox [Quest Guide]

Published: Nov. 04, 2023
Updated: Nov. 04, 2023

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In Baldur's Gate 3, in every act, you can talk to the unusual NPC “Strange Ox”, where the quest “Help the Devilish Ox” begins.

That's what this guide is about:

  • “Help the Devilish Ox” is a Baldur's Gate 3 side quest with a strange bovine animal
  • You have to help the strange ox to get to the Undercity of Baldur's Gate.
  • We have already played the quest and explain how you can complete it without any problems.

Here you can Find the NPC “Strange Ox” in Baldur's Gate 3

The first time you meet the ox is in Act 1, namely in the Emerald Grove. This one usually stands next to other oxen that look exactly like him. You will only recognize him by his name, “Strange Ox”. Cast the spell “Speak with Animals” to start the dialog with him and begin the quest “Help the Devilish Ox”.

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You can meet the Strange Ox in the Emerald Grove.

It soon becomes clear that the NPC is not an ox, but only pretends to be one. In Act 2 you can find the ox again in the Last Light Inn, in the stable next to Dammon.

The Quest “Help the devilish ox” in Baldur's Gate 3

In your conversations, be careful not to threaten the strange ox. Otherwise, you might provoke a fight against the NPC in its true form, which would destroy the quest. You must not kill the ox under any circumstances. In all conversations with him, be nice and curious, so that you gradually learn more about his past.

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The second conversation with the strange ox is a bit bloody.

The third meeting with the ox takes place in Act 3, in a barn on a hill, very close to Rivington. Important: the strange ox will only be there if you haven't entered the Undercity yet! If you have already been to the Undercity, load a save game where this was not yet the case.

If you haven't approached the NPC in Act 1 or 2, you can still (start and) continue the quest “Help the Devilish Ox” in Act 3. Here, when talking to the strange ox, you must choose your dialogue options to help him get to the Lower City. The ox will then turn into a strange apple, which you must take into your inventory.

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Bring the Ox to the Lower City and the quest is done.

Once you enter the Undercity for the first time, the quest “Help the Devilish Ox” in Baldur's Gate 3 will be completed. As a reward, you will receive the Shapeshifter's Boon Ring.

Attention spoilers: In addition to the ring, after completing the quest you will also find a letter from the ox in your inventory, in which he writes to you that he owes you something. This debt is paid at the very end of the game when the ox unexpectedly appears in the final boss fight and supports you.

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The ox will support you in the last boss fight.

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Markus has been part of our team since June 2022 and writes about many topics as a dedicated gamer. But he is especially fond of Path of Exile and other ARPGs.
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