How To Find Withers In Baldur’s Gate 3 

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Withers is an old, powerful entity in Baldur’s Gate 3 who appears like an undead human and carries a giant staff on his back. Voiced over by Stephen Boxer, this mythical creature can revive any companion with full health and let you recruit hirelings for a fee.

While Withers may relocate himself to your camp automatically, there is a way of finding and recruiting him earlier in the game. In this guide, we will help you locate Withers and what kind of services he provides for offline and online sessions.

Withers Location in Baldur’s Gate 3

Withers can be found sleeping in his sarcophagus inside the Dank Crypt in Baldur’s Gate 3. This place is hidden beneath the Overgrown Ruins, and you can access it as soon as Act 1 starts.

From the Nautiloid Crash site, wake up Shadowheart and go Northeast. Soon, you will encounter a fast-travel waypoint (X: 283, Y: 300) alongside an Ancient Door. This door is locked and can be opened with a lockpick, passing a DC20 dexterity check. This will lead you directly to Dank Crypt.

As this is a difficult check to pass this early in the game, you can either save scum or enter Dank Crypt from other locations. You can go east to find a hidden, locked hatch or north to find a locked door.

You can also intimidate the bandits into running away and then shoot the rope to make the boulder fall on the ground. This will create a massive hole through which you can reach the refractory.

Defeat the bandits in the area and pull the skull-shaped lever behind the wizard statue to open the ornate door. Pass through the door to reach Dank Crypt. This area has amazing loot, which you can obtain by following our detailed guide.

Go to the central area with a white statue of Jergal. Climb the stairs to the right of the statue to locate a button by passing a perception check. Pressing the button will animate all the undead enemies in the area. Defeat them and enter the room.


As of patch 6, all bugs related to Withers not being present in a crypt or not appearing in the camp have been resolved.

Interact with the sarcophagus; a cutscene will start, during which Withers will rise from his long slumber.

How to Recruit Withers in Baldur’s Gate 3

Recruiting Withers is extremely easy; you only need to answer a few of his questions. Reply with the following dialogue options and ensure you remain non-hostile during the sequence.

  • Quite the question. What’s the reason for it?
  • Ask away.
  • No one’s life is worth more than any other.

Withers will leave the area and join your camp. If he doesn’t appear at your camp, rest and he will be there. Inside Withers’ abode, you can loot his coffin to obtain a Soul Coin and Amulet of Lost Souls from the chest near it. This amulet lets its wearer cast the Speak with the Dead spell as a cantrip.

What kind of services does Withers provide?

Withers provides at least four major services that we know of.

  • You can pay 200 gold to Withers to revive any dead party member with full HP.
  • You can pay him 100 gold to change your class and create your character from scratch (this applies to companions and Hirelings, too). All your EXP will remain intact, and you will be at the same level as before.
  • You can recruit Hirelings from Withers by paying him 100 gold. These mercenaries can be handy during difficult combat scenarios.
  • You can move your offline friends’ avatars (during multiplayer campaign) to Withers’ wardrobe and retrieve them whenever you want.
Did You Know

Completing the game and getting a good ending can reveal Withers’s true identity. If you don’t mind spoilers, you can check our link above.

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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 ...