True Soul Gut, High Priestess of the Absolute, is one of the Goblins found in the Goblin Camp in Baldur’s Gate 3.
She has managed to capture a Druid named Halsin with the help of other Goblins, Dror Ragzlin and Minthara. Your main objective here in the storyline of Baldur’s Gate is to find and rescue Halsin.
For that, you need to kill all three Goblins located in the Goblin Camp. Defeating the High Priestess of the Absolute is difficult but is possible if you make the right decision mentioned in this guide.
True Soul Gut Location in BG3
You can find True Soul Gut in the Goblin Camp inside the Shattered Sanctum of Baldur’s Gate 3.
Once inside the Shattered Sanctum, you can locate the True Soul Gut in the following coordinates (X:-297, Y:-21). The marker circle on the map image below has the exact location of the High Priestess of the Absolute.
True Soul Gut Dialogue Options
As soon as you first approach True Soul Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3, she will want to brand you with the sign of the Absolute. With the help of this sign, you can unlock the special abilities of weapons such as Gloves of Power.
You will not have options to either get help and get branded or not. If you decide to do that, you will trigger an event in which True Soul Gut will take you alone in the chapel.
After you go to the chapel with the Priestess, she will proceed with branding you with the Sign of Absolute. After asking if you are ready for the process, True Soul Gut will give you a Potion in Bg3.
If you decide to drink Potion, you will sleep immediately and wake up chained in a prison. If you decide not to take the Potion, you will also be chained up in prison.
When you wake up, you will be threatened by the True Soul Gut and her bodyguard. To free yourself, you need to pass the checks. If you manage to do so, you will reunite with your team members. You can later attempt to kill the High Priestess of the Absolute.
An important thing to note here is if you are playing an elf or a half-elf, True Soul Gut’s sleep potion will not affect you. This is because elvish races cannot sleep. They enter a trance whenever they rest, and all spells and potions that inflict sleep do not affect them.
So, if you take this potion as an elf, your character will stand there, and combat will ensue after True Soul Gut takes offense.
How to defeat True Soul Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3
In traditional Baldur’s Gate fashion, multiple ways exist to kill or eliminate True Soul Gut. The first is the obvious and direct way your party engages her in a full-on boss fight.
This is also the most difficult one because she will call for reinforcements. Every enemy on the floor, including the other two Goblin bosses, will join the fight.
Another way is to assassinate her in a single turn without letting her call for reinforcements. This method relies on your party members and their skills.
Lastly, you can let an assassin named Korilla take care of True Soul Gut for you in Baldur’s Gate 3. This is the easiest method but requires you to make the correct choices.
Method 1 – a direct assault
You are in for a challenging fight if you have not cleared the whole floor. You will be taking on True Soul Gut and the other Goblins roaming around in Shattered Sanctum.
The important thing to note here is that she will call for aid on her turn. So, ensure that your characters get the higher initiative. This mechanic decides who gets to go first in a battle. The higher the initiative, the earlier you will go in a fight.
The goblins are going to group up outside the room. You need to split your party and get someone to place some explosive barrels or oil barrels outside the gate.
When the goblins start trying to break down the door to get in, trigger the barrels for a massive explosion to take out most of the grouped-up goblins. This will do the most damage, but you can use a Scroll of Grease if you do not have any barrels. Grease up the area around the gate and light it up using a fire spell or attack.
Method 2 – kill True Soul Gut in 1 turn
Remember when we said True Soul Gut only calls for aid on her turn in Baldur’s Gate 3? That gives you one turn to finish her before any other Goblins break into the room.
True Soul Gut is pretty easy to defeat when she is all alone. You need just a few hits to take her down. Save your game after entering the room. Do not speak with her. Instead, position your characters around her to box her in.
Then, attack her directly to trigger the boss fight. Open up with a backstab for massive critical damage. You can also use a speed potion to get in another hit.
This is how you cheese True Soul Gut. If you kill her in your turn, she will not scream for help. You can also head out into the Goblin Camp without worries because no one will suspect you of killing their high priestess.
Method 3 – let Korrilla kill Gut for you
This method will only work if you try to take True Soul Gut help for the Ilithid Worm and drink the sleeping potion. If you refuse to drink the potion, you will end up in prison with the Priestess.
While inside the prison, make sure not to do anything to escape, like breaking yourself free from the chains. This turn of events will initiate a call for help from an assassin named Korilla in BG3.
She will appear out of nowhere and kill the High Priestess of the Absolute and her bodyguard. She will free you from the chains once she kills the True Soul Gut.
After that, you can walk yourself out of the prison. To return back to your party members, take the big door on the left to exit the prison. The advantage of using the help of the Assassin’ is that not a single Goblin will be alerted that True Soul Gut is dead.
This means you can walk freely in the Goblin Camp with one less Goblin in your hands. Do not worry. You can still loot True Soul Gut afterward.
True Soul Gut rewards and loot
After defeating True Soul Gut in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will get the following items as rewards, along with a key that will open the High Priestess of the Absolute chamber in the Goblin Camp:
- Absolute Warboard Shield
- Absolute Talisman