Baldur's Gate 3: How to Get Mind Blown Achievement

Published: Dec. 04, 2023
Updated: Dec. 04, 2023


Mind Blown is a rare achievement that only about 10% of players have received, and we have tried really hard to get it. To unlock this trophy, players need to court The Emperor, who will appear between Act 2 and Act 3. This guide provides detailed information on how to get the Mind Blown achievement in Baldur's Gate 3.

Contents of the Guide: In this guide, you will learn how to flirt with The Emperor and how to get a rare achievement.

  • We explain to you what quests you need to complete to start romance with The Emperor.
  • We will show you what choices you have to make to seduce The Emperor.
  • And lastly, have sex with him to get a rare achievement.

BG3: How to Get Mind Blown Achievement

BG3: Emperor

In Baldur's Gate 3, players can romance many characters, and the most unexpected of them is The Emperor. After you defeat the Ketheric Thorm and set up camp near Baldur's Gate, your task will be to find and protect the Dream Guardian from the Githyanki invasion. After you meet the Dream Guardian, he will be a Mind Flayer called The Emperor. This is a mysterious character whose story will be hidden throughout the game. To get the Mind Blown achievement, you must be as friendly as possible to The Emperor and accept all his suggestions and ideas. Here's what you need to do to have a romance with The Emperor:

Evolve Into A Half-Illithid

Accept The Emperor's offer and partially transform into an Illithid. By taking the Astral Tadpole, you will receive Illithid Powers in addition to transforming your appearance.

Keep in mind that your companions and most of the camp will be very unhappy with your choice.

Find The Emperor's Hideout

Visit the basement in Elfsong Tavern and find his hideout. Once inside, kill all the rats and move to the western part of the room, where there is a blocked passage. In the next room, defeat one more attacker, go to the statue, and press the button to get to the secret hiding place. Here, you need to interact with all the objects and steal all the items that belong to The Emperor. One of the unique things you'll find in the vault is a mention of his ex-lover, Duke Stelmane. After completing the quest, take a long rest for the scene with The Emperor to take place.

Take The Emperor's Hand

During the long rest, a scene appears in which you have a heart-to-heart with The Emperor in the Astral Prism. Sometimes, this scene does not appear immediately. In this case, take another long rest. During the conversation with The Emperor, ask him about his past relationships until the option to take his hand appears. By choosing this action, you will be on the finish line to getting the achievement.

Take One More Long Rest

After having a frank conversation with The Emperor, take a long rest, which you will get into a sex scene. Now, The Emperor will be much more open to you, and you will only have to choose a few options in the dialog. After The Emperor has told you that you know everything about him, select this option:

  • You really don’t sound like a mind flayer.

The next time you have the opportunity to select an option in the dialog, choose:

  • And what did you learn?

Next, The Emperor says: "Sometimes I felt almost like we were dancing our way toward something deeper", tell him that this is true. After that, the Narrator will say "The back of your mind warms with a rush of feeling, The Emperor's feeling - heat, care, excitement." Select this option:

  • Lean in on it.

Then he gives you a choice: make love without changing your shape, or change your shape to one that is more familiar to you. Regardless of your choice, a sex scene with The Emperor will begin, during which you will receive the Mind Blown achievement.

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Artur is our English-speaking writer from Ukraine who covers many topics in the gaming field. From indies to triple-A blockbusters, he is a gamer through and through. He has been supporting our team as a freelancer since the beginning of 2023.
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