How To Complete Gauntlet Of Shar Trials In Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur's Gate 3 during the Gauntlet of Shar dungeon, you must complete three Trials.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Gauntlet of Shar dungeon offers three trials you can complete. Once you reach the end of Act 2, you will find a mystical tower, Thorm Mausoleum, dedicated to Lady Shar. This tower blocks the path to Shadowfell, and only the worthy who can prove their intelligence and mettle can pass through.

The only way to do so is by finding four umbral gems. Three of four umbral gems or glowing orbs can be obtained by completing the Gauntlet of Shar Trials, while the missing fourth orb can only be obtained from Yurgir the Orthon.


If you side with Yurgir to obtain the final Umbral stone, he will ask you to find and kill a Dark Justiciar. Go down and read the book “One Becomes Many”. This will summon a swarm of rats. Killing the rats will make Lyrthindor appear. Kill him to free Yurgir and obtain the missing Umbral Stone without confrontation.

Gauntlet of Shar Trials locations in Baldur’s Gate 3

These Trials are spread across the Gauntlet of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3, located North of the Shadow Cursed Lands. Go to Thorm Mausoleum and solve its puzzles to gain entry to Gauntlet of Shar.


Completing the Shar Trials to enter Shadowfell is pivotal to Shadowheart’s story. This will allow you to complete the Find Nightsong side quest and decide her fate.

Once inside the Gauntlet of Shar, the location of all three trials will automatically be marked on the map. Below is a comprehensive walkthrough of how you can complete all 3 Shar Trials with ease.

Soft-Step trial

The Soft-Step trial is North of the Gauntlet of Shar entrance (second floor). This trial requires you to reach the end of a path by avoiding the guard and then unlocking the door. An umbral gem is present behind the locked door as a reward. However, this is easier said than done. 

I recommend disbanding your party and only taking one character for this trial. Ensure the selected character has better stealth stats and can easily pick a lock. Equip the character with Thieves’ tools. Now, stealthily make your way to the end of the hall and pull the lever

Go past the now-opened wall and find the locked room. Open its lock and get an umbral gem as a reward.

Faith-Leap trial

Check your map to locate the Faith-Leap trial in the Gauntlet of Shar dungeon. During this trial, you must carefully follow an illuminated path to reach the end without falling into the abyss to obtain the final umbral gem. 

Use only one character again, as it drastically improves your chance of not falling into the abyss. There are only three chances to clear this trial. You can always use a Potion of Glorious Vaulting that gives a super jump ability to its user. 

Use it to clear the path in one go. Or use any bright light spell (you can also crank your TV/Monitor brightness to max) to see the golden path.

Self-Same trial

The Self-Same trial is one of the most interesting Gauntlet of Shar trials. You must defeat exact copies of your players that are actively available at that time. You can artificially raise the difficulty by taking your best team members and pitting them against each other.


The number of opponents in the Self-Same trial always equals the number of active party members.

However, the easiest way to complete this Shar Trial is by using Astarion alone. Make sure to use his vampiric abilities to defeat his doppelganger in virtually no time. Once you defeat him, you will get the third umbral gem as a reward.

These are all the trials you can attempt in Gauntlet of Shar. However, to complete the Gauntlet of Shar, you must take the fourth gem from Yurgir. You can also collect the Spear of Night by solving the Silent Library’s puzzle. The Silent Library is just one level down from the Soft-Step Trial.

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