Baldur’s Gate 3: Ornate Mirror Answers To Open The Secret Cellar Door

Mirror, mirror, what do you see? Hopefully, not our blatant lies in Baldur's Gate 3.

Some quests are more than what meets the eye. One of these quests is the Search the Cellar in Baldur’s Gate 3. The most crucial step of this quest is unlocking the path leading deep into the cellar. An Ornate Mirror blocks the path, and players must answer its questions before entering the secret cellar in Baldur’s Gate 3. This guide will explore how to get to the Ornate Mirror and how to get it to open the path deep into the cellar.

Where to find the Ornate Mirror in BG3

Ornate Mirror is a sentient being that you can find beneath Apothecary’s house in the Blighted Village. As you enter the village, go west to find a broken house that belongs to the Apothecary, who is also secretly a necromancer.

Press the Alt button to locate the Apothecary’s journal, which mentions a secret cellar. In the same house, a wooden hatch leads to the Secret Cellar. Once you enter it, go towards the Northeast corner with three boxes stacked upon each other.

Upon passing a successful check, a lever will be revealed. Destroy or move the boxes to interact with the lever. This will open a new path into a cave. Please beware of the undead enemies here as they will rise from the coffins. Find and read the Dark journal from the coffin behind the pillar. The Ornate Mirror is on the farthest end of the same cave.

As you approach, a new Religion Check will occur, letting you know about this unique magical artifact if you succeed.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Ornate Mirror answers

As you interact with the Ornate mirror in the secret cellar, it will start speaking to the player. The mirror acts as a guard for the cellar’s secret and has been placed by the necromancer posing as the doctor in Blighted Village.

To open the secret cellar entrance door, players need to talk to the Ornate Mirror and convince the mirror that you are an ally of its master so it will let you pass.


If you fail, the mirror will attack you with a flying orb. This orb deals fire damage and will raise the remaining undead from the caskets.

The Ornate mirror in Baldur’s Gate 3 will talk to you, and you need to select the following dialogue options as they appear:

Questions Answers 
Speak your name. Tell it your name. 
If you are known to my master, step forward and declare yourself an ally. Yes, an ally. I am an ally of your master’s. 
What do you think of the Zulkir known as Szass Tam? Szass Tam is a foul, wretched creature; he may die a thousand more. 
Tell me, why one might use Balsam Ointment? To clean a wound. 
If you see anything in me, what would it be? I would look for whatever spell to rid me of this worm in my head. 

Upon answering all the questions correctly, the mirror will believe you are indeed an ally to its master and lower down, revealing the path leading deeper into the cellar.

If you fail, you can always try with another companion. If you struggle with the answers, you can also intimidate the Ornate Mirror into disappearing in Baldur’s Gate 3. Now, enter the next room to obtain some helpful gear items and unlock the door in the East to find the Necromancy of Thay book.

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