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Hunt the Devil sidequest — Karlach or Anders



One of the early sidequests in Baldur’s Gate 3 is called “Hunt the Devil.” In it, you can side with a tiefling named Karlach or the Paladins of Tyr led by Anders. Here’s our mini-guide to help you out.

Note: For more information, check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 guides and features hub. Likewise, please be reminded that this guide is intended for the game’s Early Access stage. Some information and mechanics might change in due course.


Baldur’s Gate 3: Hunt the Devil sidequest guide

You’ll encounter Karlach and Anders’ band once you’ve reached The Risen Road area in Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s further north past the Goblin Camp. However, you can take a shortcut if you go to the riverbed north of where you found Scratch the Dog. There are rocks here that you can jump on to cross to the opposite bank.

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If you head south, the tiefling Karlach will warn you not to come closer. You can make her back down via a skill check (Intimidation or Persuasion). Next, Karlach will tell you that, just like the main character, she’s also infected by a tadpole.

She’s wounded and needs medical aid. Still, she tells you that several cultists are after her. If you agree to help, Wyll and Astarion approve of this.

Note: I’ll venture a guess that Karlach might be a recruitable companion. Currently, there are five companions in Baldur’s Gate 3, but the only class that’s missing is the Hunter. Karlach happens to be a tiefling, she wields a crossbow, and her sidequest does mention the word “hunt.” Who knows? We might eventually see a means of recruiting her as the game gets updated.

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Anyway, if you speak with Anders inside the village, he’ll tell you that the “devil” is actually responsible for the murder of innocents. If you press further, Anders says that your clue is to find the “one-horned tiefling.” Karlach has two horns, but the “Hunt the Devil” quest info says that she’s your actual target. Oh, well.

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Anyway, it’s up to you to decide:

  • If you side with Karlach – Go ahead and take out Anders and his merry band. You can loot the Sword of Justice, a rare two-handed weapon, from Anders’ corpse.
  • If you side with Anders – Head back to Karlach and take her out. You have an option to examine the runes on her skin (Arcana skill check), and you also need to take her head. Bring it to Anders to obtain the Sword of Justice.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is available as part of Steam’s Early Access program. For more information, check out our guides and features hub.

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