Baldur’s Gate 3 hides plenty of secrets, and Mind Flayer Colony has even more. This unusual location you will visit is not only distinguished by its interior but also by useful items and interesting secrets. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide on Mind Flayer Colony in Baldur’s Gate 3.
If you haven’t visited this location yet, be sure to use our tips on how to get each item, as some of them will be very useful for you in the future. Below, we have described all possible secrets that we found during the passage.
BG3: Mind Flayer Colony Secret Items
Useful items are one of the main reasons why you go to Mind Flayer Colony. Below are the methods you can use to get them.
Infernal Rapier – Save Mizora
Going deeper into the Tidepoling Center, you can find the capsule inside which Mizora is placed. Here are the coordinates: X: 675, Y: 40. Before you free her, you will need to have Wyll as a companion to get the Infernal Rapier. So, together with Wyll, free Mizora from the capsule. She’ll be grateful, but it won’t be enough. Continue the dialogue to pass a DC 14 Persuasion check, and then she will give you the extremely rare and powerful weapon we mentioned above.
By visiting the Necrotic Laboratory, you can find a puzzle that will lead you to unique items. Move to the following coordinates to get there: X: 735, Y: -110. Solving the puzzle is not difficult, all you need to do is match the “Neural connections” in the right sequence by color. When you do, you can go through the big meat door, where you can talk to Desecrated Relief and loot the following items:
- Braindrain Gloves
- Circlet of Mental Anguish
- Blade of Oppressed Souls
Additionally, you can also wander around the Necrotic Laboratory to find other unique items, such as the Resonance Stone, which is located at the following coordinates: X: 700, Y: -115. Also, in addition to the stone, you can also find True Mind and talk to Slack-Skinned Head.
The last and most interesting thing you can find is Ketheric Thorm. He’s located at the end of your Mind Flayer Colony journey, together with Gortash and Orin. You will have to fight him, so prepare yourself well beforehand. It’s worth noting that you can free Nightsong, who is chained to the back of the arena and will support you in the battle if you help her. After defeating Ketheric Thorm, you will also receive useful items such as:
- Ketheric’s Warhammer
- Ketheric’s Shield
- Reaper’s Embrace
BG3: Mind Flayer Colony Secrets
There are also quite a few interesting secrets that will benefit you, so we created a separate category for them.
Chop and Us
The first and very interesting secret is near Mind Flayer Colony’s entrance. By passing a few turns and destroying the Membrane, you can get to the Morgue, where Chop is located. Here are the coordinates: X: 666, Y: -66. After talking to Chop, you’ll realize that his brain belongs entirely to the Mind Flayer Colony, and he’s here to serve as a corpse chopper. Regardless, you’ll need to convince Chop to give you the key to the cage where Us is imprisoned. Us is a small creature that looks like a brain with tentacles. You can either persuade Chop or kill him to get the key. Regardless of your choice, you can eventually free Us, and as a reward, you will receive the Conjure Us spell.
The next step, which may be useful in the future, is to release Zevlor from the capsule into the Mind Flayer Colony. This is not difficult, just go to the Tadpole Center, which is located at the following coordinates: X: 695, Y: 5. Once you arrive here, you will notice many capsules with characters imprisoned inside, including Zevlor. To free him, you’ll need to interact with the Neural Apparatus and select Release among other options. This will release the prisoners, but some of them will already be infected with tadpoles.
And before you go, check out our article on how to get to the Upper City in Baldur’s Gate 3.