Baldur’s Gate 3: Bulette Boss Guide

That is how you can eliminate the Bulette in Baldur's Gate 3.

The Bulette in Baldur’s Gate 3 is among the most challenging bosses. This is because of its ability to spit acid and fast dodging.

Whatever attacks are not dodged by Bulette are saved by his strong exoskeleton. Not only that, but he can also run away and hide himself in the ground to catch you off guard while attacking.

Bulette location in BG3

The Bulette can be found in the western subterranean part of the Underdark. To reach the Underdark in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must start and complete the Defiled Temple Moon Puzzle inside the Goblin Camp.

This puzzle, however, requires you to rotate each of the four circular plates such that the light projected on the roof shows a full moon. After completing the Moon Puzzle, you will gain access to the Underdark region.

Once there, make your way to the western part. There is no specific location or landmark to find Bulette in BG3. Its presence is characterized by tremors and your party members losing their balance as Bulette lives and moves underground.

How to defeat Bulette in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can use several strategies against Bulette in Baldur’s Gate 3. Remember that Bulette is an intelligent boss who can easily dodge all incoming attacks. This is due to its ability to jump big distances.

Position Party members to gain strategic advantage

As said earlier, Bulette can quickly dodge attacks from the players. But there is one way that you can use to gain strategic advantage. This is by positioning your party members in each of the four corners of the battlefield.

Doing so will allow you and your party members to attack from all sides, making it impossible for Bulette to dodge. This is one of the weaknesses of the Bulette that you can use to deal massive damage to it.

Use Bless to avoid being ambushed

Bulette is the boss who hides in the ground to stalk you from underneath. It will then suddenly emerge from the ground to attack, which will cause a lot of damage.

To avoid being ambushed by the Burrowing Sneak Attack, you can use the help of the Bless spell. First, you must cast this spell on your teammate to use them as bait. You can use this opportunity to melee attack Bulette from behind. Bulette will be busy dealing with your Blessed companion and will not surprise you with a Burrowing Sneak Attack.

Use Poison Ray

Poison Ray is a spell in Baldur’s Gate 3 with a 60% hit chance, making it one of the ideal spells against Bulette. The fast-dodging abilities of the Bulette will prevent you from landing any spell and dealing damage.

To counter that, you can use the help of the Crystal Formation found in the western region of Underdark. You must fire the Poison Ray on the crystal, deflecting the ray to dozens of other regional crystals.

Using the Crystals as your mirror will allow you to cover much more ground than if you were to fire directly at Bulette. You can then deal plenty of damage to the boss.

Hypnotize Bulette using Crystals

Another way that you can use crystal formation to help deal with damage is by hypnotizing Bulette. For that, you first need to lure it toward the crystal formation. Once there, Bulette’s attack will be deflected through the crystals.

When that happens, Bulette will be hypnotized for a short duration. You can use this window of opportunity as a competitive advantage to deal damage. One thing to note: when you lure him into the crystal formation, you must time your attacks. You should only do that when he is about to attack to maximum advantage, so timing is critical here.

Target Bulette’s weak points

To deal maximum damage while fighting Bulette, you must target its weak point, the underbelly.

Cheese Bulette

This is an easy way to get rid of Bulette, but you will not get any loot. You must lure the boss towards the ledge and get behind him for this method to work. You can use Misty’s steps to do so. Once you are behind the boss, push it down with your strong attack, and the fight will end.

Bulette Boss Rewards

After defeating Bulette in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can loot the following items from its body as a reward. You will also get 150XP. 

  • Bloodguzzler Garb
  • Bones
  • Bucket
  • Shovel

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