Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Open Selune Gilded Chest In Owlbear Cave 

Open Sesame, or maybe not. Keep your distance from this violent chest in Baldur's Gate 3.

Selune Gilded Chest is one of those pesky items in Baldur’s Gate 3 that reward you with peanuts for extra work. This magically sealed chest can be found in the Owlbear Cave during Act 1, and you need to go an extra length to open it.

This guide will teach you how to find the Selune Gilded Chest and what measures you can take to open it safely. As Shadowheart follows Shar and detests Selune, we recommend leaving her at the camp for this excursion. She won’t be happy and will try to stop you from opening it.

Selune Gilded Chest Location in Baldur’s Gate 3

Selune Gilded Chest in Baldur’s Gate 3 is present deep inside the Owlbear Cave. The entrance (X: 80, Y: 450) is in the Forest area directly Southwest of Druid Grove.

Once inside the cave, go left instead of right. The right path leads to the Owlbear boss fight. You can also find an Owlbear cub and an unhatched Owlbear egg in the same location.

Use the cragged rock left of the cave entrance to go down. Here, you will notice a massive statue of Selune alongside a glowing gilded chest. This is the chest you need to open.

How to Open Selune Gilded Chest 

Selune Magic protects Selune Gilded Chest and hurts anyone who goes near it. If you try to pick up or open the chest, it will do radiant damage to your whole party. This attack is powerful enough to wipe out your whole party at lower levels.

You can’t damage the chest with any spells or lockpick it using sleight-of-hand skill.


You can pick up the chest with a Selunite Cleric character. You can always hire one with this class from Withers.

Leave the chest for now. Make your way to the back of Selune’s Statue. Your character will do a perception check and find a Selunite Prayer Sheet. If you fail the perception check, try with another character until you succeed.

Pass a religion check to read the prayer sheet. This will tell you the words you must utter before Selune Gilded Chest for it to open. If you fail to read it, don’t worry. Pass the prayer sheet to someone with proficiency in religion skills.

Now, go to the chest and read the prayer sheet before it. Don’t read it with Shadowheart; nothing will happen (we guess she purposely spoke the wrong words). This will remove the Gilded Chest’s blue aura, and you can open it to obtain the following items.

  • Idol of Selune
  • Selunite Rite
  • Bloodstone
  • Silver Necklace
  • Moondrop Pendant

You will lose Shadowheart’s approval for opening the Selune Gilded Chest in Baldur’s Gate 3. Lae’zel will approve.

A better use of Gilded Chest

The loot is not very impressive compared to the trouble of unlocking the chest, but you can always sell the items for gold. But there is a much better use of the Gilded Chest.

Use a Selunite Cleric character to pick up the Gilded Chest. Fast travel to Goblin Camp and sell it to a merchant. Quick save and then try to steal it back. If you are successful, go to the stage where Volo was performing.

Drop the chest on the ground and leave. As this is stolen property, all the goblins in the area will rally to pick it up and give it back to the trader. Every goblin near Gilded Chest will start taking radiant damage, and chaos will ensue.

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