Baldur’s Gate 3: Hunt The Devil Quest Guide

The Find and Hunt the Devil quest in Baldur's Gate 3 will have you look for a devil. Depending how you play it, you can get a party member.

Hunt the Devil is a side quest in Baldur’s Gate 3, which allows you to meet a potential recruit, Karlach. This quest takes place during Act 1 and puts you through a moral dilemma of deciding between the fate of two characters.

While completing the quest as per instructions sounds tempting, a little bit of interrogation will expose the truth. Stick with us as we will guide you through both scenarios and give a definitive answer to what you should do.

Hunt the Devil quest walkthrough

To find and start Hunt the Devil side quest, you must talk to Anders. He is an oathbreaker paladin who resides in a ruined house near Risen Road, north of Goblin Camp. Use the Risen Road waypoint to save some time and travel southeast. Upon traveling for some time, you will see a cave. Look around, and you will see a broken house where Anders and his paladin companions reside. 

Approach Anders and talk to him. He will mention that they are hunting a devil responsible for the massacre and killings in the region. The devil in question is Karlach. Anders will ask your help to find and kill her.

Upon talking for a bit, they will give a rough location and more information about the devil, and you will get a marker on the map.

Karlach is to the southeast of Anders’ location. Exit the ruined house and start moving. Keep walking on this rocky terrain, and you will see a Karlach across the river. She is a Tiefling with fiery red skin and one horn on her head.

At this point, you will get two options. Side with Anders and kill Karlach, or spare Karlach and kill Anders instead. Making the right choice will impact not only the outcome of the quest but your whole journey as well. We have a detailed breakdown of both scenarios.

Side with Anders and kill Karlach

If you side with Anders, you must kill Karlach when you meet her. You can attack her right away or during the dialogues. Bear in mind she is a Barbarian who hits hard. But she does not have much defense. After all, it is a fight of the whole party against a single barbarian devil. You will bring her down eventually, but she will not make it easy.

After she is dead, interact with her body to cut her head. Now, go to Ander’s location and present him with Karlach’s head as proof. Anders will hand over the Sword of Justice as a reward, marking the end of Hunt the Devil’s side quest.

Side with Karlach and kill Anders

Another possible route is to side with Karlach and confront Anders and his gang. When you reach Ander’s hideout, you will notice a lot of dead bodies. Use the Speak with Dead spell to learn who killed all those refugees. Go to Karlach and talk to her. Listening to her story will make you realize that Anders and his gang are culprits. They are behind all the massacres. 

Now, go back to Anders and talk to him. After conversing with Anders and his gang, you will learn they are oathbreaker Paladins. These disgraced paladins broke their oaths and lost their powers.

Now, you need to fight with Anders and the Paladins. You may face a little trouble getting them because of the lighting arrows they shoot at you and spells like Hold Person that one of the Paladin uses. Take care of them individually, and you will eventually defeat them.

Talk to Karlach, and she will be relieved. You can loot Anders’ body to receive a good two-handed sword named the Sword of Justice. This sword is amazing for the paladin class. After the conversation, the quest is over, and Karlach will join your party.

Should you kill or spare Karlach?

Well, this one is a no-brainer. Siding with Karlach and sparing her is the only right thing to do here. Hunt the Devil Quest will be completed either way, and you will get one of the best companions Baldur’s Gate 3 has to offer. She can also be romanced and has her unique storyline. Being a barbarian, you can use her as a tank on the frontline during difficult combat scenarios. Learn how to build a formidable tank in Bg3.

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