Should You Side With Glut Or Spaw In Baldur’s Gate 3

The fate of the Myconid Colony in Baldur's Gate 3 depends on your one decision. What will you do?

Baldur’s Gate 3 loves to play with our feelings by putting us in impossible situations. One such problem arises in the Underdark’s Myconid Colony when you must decide whether to side with the abandoned Sovereign Glut or join forces with Sovereign Spaw in Baldur’s Gate 3. This is not an easy task, and we are still not over our decision. But let us explain everything in detail to make things a bit easier for you.

Before deciding to become an ally to anyone, let’s consider the consequences of our actions in both cases. The outcomes for siding with either Glut or Spaw in BG3 are drastically different and will result in disapproval from at least one of your party members.

What if you side with Sovereign Glut in Baldur’s Gate 3

Upon helping Glut complete his revenge during Avenge Glut’s Circle quest, he will ask you one more favor. Kill the current Sovereign Spaw as he let Glut’s people die in vain. When Glut needed help, Spaw refused, and it obliterated every single one of them from Glut’s Myconid colony.

If you side with Glut and accept the quest, return to Spaw and talk to him. This will automatically initiate hostility, and you must take down Spaw. However, this is easier said than done, as you must fight the whole Myconid colony in addition to Sovereign Spaw.

Here is a tip: Kill Spaw as fast as you can. This will allow Glut to take over the Myconid colony and end the hostilities against you. Glut will become the sole ruler and reward you with the following items.

  • Winter’s Clutches
  • Featherlight Boots
  • Ring of Fire

What if you side with Sovereign Spaw

If you betray Glut and side with Spaw, Glut will instantly become hostile. This is a 1 vs 4 fight, but still, he is an extremely formidable foe. We recommend that you prepare well before taking Glut head-on.


After Spaw gave us the Defeat the Duergar Intruders quest, we took Glut as a temporary companion. After killing Gekh Coal, Glut asked us to kill Spaw, which we refused. This started the fight immediately. We recommend that you place your party strategically before talking to Glut.

Return to Spaw upon defeating Glut and tell him about his plans and what you did. This will make Sovereign Spaw happy and reward you with many gold, scrolls, consumables, and, best of all, Shadow of Manzoberranzan.  

It is a very rare helmet with a Shrouded-in-the-Shadow ability. This ability allows players to turn invisible for a few turns once after a long rest. You will also receive two titles. Oathbreaker for killing Glut and Kin Spirit for helping Spaw.

Should you side with Glut or Spaw in Baldur’s Gate 3

Before moving any further, we would like to tell you that the loot from both sovereign bodies is the same. It includes

  • Scrolls of hold person and blur
  • Rogue’s Morsel
  • Hastening Spores
  • Myconid Flesh
  • Nightlight Fond

The big question is, “Should you side with Glut or Spaw in Baldur’s Gate 3?” The definite answer is Sovereign Spaw. We decided to side with Spaw against Glut for the following reasons. 

Helping Glut is not worth it in the end. Only do it if you want an evil playthrough and want to earn Astarion’s approval.

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Usman is an Associate Editor at Segmentnext who is obsessed with retro gaming. His love for video games begins all the way back in 91 with Final Fight on arcades and is still going strong ...