Learn how to solve the Thorm Mausoleum puzzle in Baldur's Gate 3, a challenging yet rewarding dungeon. Completing it grants players powerful artefacts plus new insights into the lore of Baldur's Gate.
In Thorm Mausoleum, you will come across a puzzle involving three buttons. While this may not be the most challenging puzzle in the series, there are some tricky key details you need to know before attempting it.
So upon entering the rear chamber of Thorm Mausoleum, you'll encounter three paintings depicting Ketheric Thorm. For those unfamiliar, Ketheric Thorm was a warrior and the mausoleum serves as his final resting place. Below each painting, you will find a corresponding button. These buttons will require to be pressed in a specific order to solve the puzzle.
How to solve the Thorm Mausoleum puzzle
The three paintings that you will encounter on the wall will be Grief, Moonrise Towers, and General. Now, before we jump to the buttons press order, keep in mind that there are quite a few traps around this mausoleum. Firstly, you'll want to dismantle all the traps around the tomb as a precautionary measure. Furthermore, your companion Astarion will come in handy in this situation as his rogue abilities make him perfect for disabling traps.
So once you've removed the traps, subsequently follow these steps in order to solve the Thorm Mausoleum puzzle:
- Head towards the Moonrise Towers paintings: This is the painting to the left as soon as you enter the chamber. Press the button below this painting.
- Find the Grief Painting: This painting is to the right as soon as you enter the chamber. You can see a man grieving beside a corpse in this painting. Be sure to press the button and move to the final painting.
- Painting of General: This is the final of three paintings in the chamber. It can be found on the last wall of the chamber. You can see Ketheric Thorm sitting on the throne. Press the button below it.
So after pressing the last button beneath the statue of the General, the wall in front of you will slide open, revealing an elevator passage clearing the puzzle. This will be the next stage in your Baldur's Gate journey. It is advisable to keep Shadowheart as your companion going forward from here on.
What happens if you press the buttons in the wrong sequence
Occasionally, even if the correct sequence is input, the door might not immediately respond. But in such instances, there's no need to panic, as this could be a glitch. Therefore, simply repeat the process a few times.
Should players incorrectly sequence the buttons, however, the room will plunge into darkness, and a swarm of bats will assail them. Naturally, you'll want to avoid finding yourself in this unpleasant situation.
But there you have it, that's all you need to know about the Thorm Mausoleum puzzle guide in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more on the game, be sure to check out our guide on how to get and use the Blood of Lathander in Baldur's Gate 3. We also have our Baldur's Gate 3 race tier list and class tier list to help you make a decision on your character. We've also got a few handy tips on how to level up fast, so you can hit the max level more easily.