How To Complete Faith Leap Trial In Baldur’s Gate 3

Time to take a leap of faith in Baldur's Gate 3 but following our advice to avoid catastrophic results.

Faith Leap Trial is one of the 3 Sharran Trials required to complete The Chosen of Shar quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. This quest progresses your companion Shadowheart’s storyline. At the end of each trial, you get an Umbral Gem. You need four gems to complete this and the main story quest to reach Kethric Thorm’s relic, Nightsong.

This trial is about traversing a hidden path to reach the other end. However, this is easier said than done, as one wrong step and you are back to square one. This brief walkthrough will help you start the Faith Leap trial in Baldur’s Gate 3 and complete it.

Faith Leap Trial Location

First, reach the Gauntlet of Shar from the Thorm Mausoleum in the Shadow Cursed Lands. This is the third trial you will attempt after Soft-Step and Self-Same trials, as you will need at least one Umbral gem to reach the lower floor via the elevator.

You can consult the map to check the exact location of this trial. It can be started by sacrificing 1HP at the Sacrificial Bowl near the Ancient Altar.

How to complete Faith Leap Trial in Baldur’s Gate 3

If you zoom out the camera in front of the altar, you will realize the whole map of the visible tiles is on the floor. You can take a picture to consult it as you move or simply pan your back.

You will get only three tries before you are killed. We recommend that you make a quick save before starting the trial. Now ungroup one party member from the group because if more than one person from the party falls, the game will consider it multiple tries.

Start from the extreme right and go up three tiles. There is a platform in front on which you can jump, but it will cause Darkness. However, it is still your best bet. Make another save here.

Now, go ahead and leave the platform from its very center. After one tile, turn left, move one tile ahead, and turn right (North). Three tiles forward and then two to the right.


Use light spells or increase your screen brightness to see the golden path. The three glowing orbs around the statue represent the chances you have. If you fall off the invisible path, one orb will disappear. If you fall off three times, your character will start taking damage from all directions, resulting in death.

Turn left and then cross three more tiles North. Move one tile West and then two tiles North. Move one tile west and three tiles north again. Now, turn left to reach the platform with the Ancient Altar. Interact with it to obtain the Umbral gem. Use the Umbral Transporter to get back to the beginning of the trial safely.

How To Cheese Faith Leap Trial

The easiest way to complete this trial is by using the Fly spell. This is a level 3 spell that Wizards, Warlocks, and Sorcerers can use. This will allow you to reach the end of the trial in one go without falling. 

You can also use the Potion of the Glorious Vaulting and start the trial from the center (behind the Ancient Altar). You will only need to make three jumps North to reach the end. The second jump will be on the platform with Darkness, so don’t jump from it. Jumping while blind is an instant death.

Get off it from the Northeast corner. Then, use Misty Step or Enhanced Leap to cover the final distance.

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