How To Get Gloves Of Soul Catching In Baldur’s Gate 3

Gloves Of Soul Catching is a legendary gear item in Baldur's Gate 3 that can be acquired from Hope, but you have to save her and defeat the devil, literally.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you will come across many items, but the ones you should consider most should be the legendary ones, such as Gloves of Soul Catching. These gloves allow your unarmed attacks to deal additional Force damage on the enemy, ranging from (1 to 10), and they are a match made in heaven for melee builds like Monk class

However, to acquire this legendary gear, you must overcome several hurdles. This will require you to enter House of Hope in BG3 and defeat the devil himself, Rafael, to obtain Gloves of Soul Catching in Baldur’s Gate 3.

BG3 Gloves of Soul Catching location

To acquire Gloves of Soul Catching in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will have to go through some events in the House of Hope. Below is a complete list of events to obtain these legendary gloves in the game.

1. Travel to the House of Hope

Before venturing into the hell known as House of Hope, we recommend that you meet Raphael at Sharess’ Caress near Wyrm Crossing. Upon talking to the devil himself, he will offer you an Orphic hammer in exchange for signing a contract that states he will get the crown once you defeat elder brain.

Now make your way to a shop in Lower City known as Devil’s Fee (X: -35, Y: -10). Talk to Helsik, who is also the shop owner. She holds the key to House of House in BG3. She will demand a hefty 20,000 gold to offer you the key to hell. You can pass a DC20 persuasion check to get the key for free or promise to find Gauntlets of Giant Hill Strength for Helsik from House of Hope.

Once you get the key, go upstairs and solve the Helsik ritual puzzle. To solve this puzzle, follow these steps. 

  • Place the Skull on the northern part of the blood pentagram. 
  • Coin of Mammon goes to the Northeast corner. 
  • Diamond goes to the Southeast corner of the blood pentagram. 
  • Incense goes to the Southwest corner. 
  • Infernal Marble goes in the center. 

By solving this puzzle, you can activate the gateway to Hell in Baldur’s Gate 3. Finally, you will be able to enter the House of Hope. Now you can check your Quest journal to find the quest to Acquire the Gauntlets for Helsik in BG3.

2. Save Hope from House of Hope

The next step to acquire Gloves of Soul Catching in Bg3 is to save Hope. She will appear as a ghost and will ask for your help to save her physical form. Raphael is imprisoning hope. Use the stairs to head down and find Hope’s cell. 

She is being guarded by multiple enemies that will attack you unprovoked. Once you defeat the enemies, use the Orphic Hammer to break Hope’s chains. Hope wants to leave this hellhole, so take her with you. Before leaving the area, search the guards to retrieve the key to Raphael’s Safe.

3. Unlock Raphael’s safe

Acquiring Gloves of Soul Catching requires you to unlock Raphael’s Safe. To achieve this goal, make your way to Raphael’s room, where he transported you earlier during Act 1, when the devil offered you a deal to remove the parasite

You can jump towards the broken path on the right side and interact with the Cragged Rock there, revealing a passage. Take this path and then jump off the ledge towards the other side. 

Using this way, you will eventually reach the Devil’s Room through his balcony. Once inside, you can locate Rapheal’s safe behind his Giant Painting beside the stairs. Interact with the painting, and it will reveal the hidden safe for you.

However, the safe inside Raphael’s room is locked. You can unlock it by using Lockpick, but you will have to pass a DC25 Dexterity check. However, you can avoid this hassle by using the key you found earlier in the possession of guard Harleep. 

Use that key to unlock the safe and collect Rapheal’s Notes and Soul Coin from inside it. You can learn the password you need to get Gloves of Soul Catching by reading Raphael’s notes.

4. Find the contract

Now that you have the password head directly towards the West Wing in the House of Hope. You will find a large Impervious Sphere, which you can interact with. You will find your contract with Rapheal there, and an energy sphere is protecting it.

Select the phrase related to the password you just learned earlier from Raphael’s notes. By speaking it out loud, the energy sphere will dissolve, and you can take the Contract. You can take the contract for yourself to avoid Raphael’s grasp.

5. Defeat Raphael

With the contract in your hand, head for the exit. However, the Fiery Pentagram will disappear, and Raphael will enter the House of Hope. He will be angry at you for breaking the rule and defying his contract. Now, you will have to fight Raphael.

It would be best if you came prepared to fight Raphael, as he has a Massive Health Pool (666 HP). You can also enlist Yurgir, the Orthon, in this fight against Raphael if you didn’t kill him earlier at the Devil’s request. 

Yurgir will prove to be a valuable aid for you as he can inflict a nice amount of damage on the devil and use his cloaking abilities. The fight will not be easy, and it will take its time; eventually, you will be able to defeat Rapheal in Baldur’s Gate 3 and free Hope from his clutches.

6. Receive the reward

After the fight, you can go through a series of dialogues with Hope, who will be happy at finally being free. You can offer her to accompany you, but she will insist on staying at the House of Hope instead. She will stay there, and you will receive the Gloves of Soul Catching as a reward in the game.

Gloves of Soul Catching Stats and Advantage

Gloves of Soul catching offers multiple bonuses which enhance melee-based characters. Classes like Monks, which rely heavily on fist fights, benefit mostly from Gloves of Soul Catching. This legendary gear provides the following benefits. 

  • +2 to the constitution with 20 as a limit. 
  • You deal an additional 1-10 force damage to your enemies from your fists. 
  • If you perform an unarmed hit on an enemy, you get 10HP back once per turn only. This phenomenon is known as Soul Catching, making Gloves of Soul Catching one of the best melee-based gear in Baldur’s Gate 3. However, if you forego healing, you will gain advantage for your attack rolls and saving throws until the end of the next turn, which can really be beneficial in different situations. While these work great for Monk’s unarmed strikes, the Gloves of Soul Catching bonus doesn’t work for Druid Wild Shape unarmed attacks.
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