How to beat the Guardian of Faith in Baldur's Gate 3

How to beat the Guardian of Faith in Baldur's Gate 3
Image courtesy of Larian Studios / YannimalGR on YouTube

Written by 

Amy Eastland


12th Sep 2023 14:32

If you’ve found the Guardian of Faith in Baldur’s Gate 3, you may have gotten yourself into a bit of a panic about how to resolve the situation - especially as they can deal some very hefty damage to your party if you aren’t careful. Don’t worry though, we will tell you everything you need to do in order to defeat them in-game.

You’ll want to keep reading on for this one, especially if you're struggling to defeat the Guardian of Faith in Baldur's Gate 3.

How do you beat the Guardian of Faith in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Examination of the Guardian of Faith in BG3
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Image taken from YannimalGR on YouTube

As you are exploring the Rosymorn Monastery, it’s possible that you found a locked room with a Guardian conjuration sitting in the middle of it. You can use some methods in order to get into the room, but once you do, you have to decide how you dispatch the Guardian of Faith. 

They have an aura around them where, if you were to stand within it, you would take an immense amount of damage. However, the enemy doesn’t attack on sight - it will only attack you if you were to pick up the Ceremonial Battleaxe off of the ground, or if you step into the aura it has around it. Otherwise, you are completely safe.

In order to defeat this Guardian of Faith, the best way to dispatch them is to deal damage using ranged attacks. This can be via magic, a bow, bombs or flasks. You need to try not to move too much when fighting the Guardian, as they do have an attack of opportunity if you were to turn away from them. 

Once you’ve defeated the Guardian of Faith, you’ll be able to run off with the Ceremonial Battleaxe which you will need for a puzzle further inside Rosymorn Monastery.

That’s everything you need to know about beating the Guardian of Faith in Baldur’s Gate 3.

For more guides on BG3, keep reading GGRecon. Why not also check out our guide on how to solve the Flower Key Quest?

Amy Eastland
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Amy Eastland
Amy was a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and Journalism, and has previously worked for companies such as Gfinity and HITC. Her favourite games include Dark Souls 3, Elden Ring, and Crash Bandicoot Warped. When she's not at work, she's hanging out with her black cat, Shelby.
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