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Baldur’s Gate: How to Clear the Cave in BG3 – Grymforge Cave-In

The cave rubble is in your way in Gyrmforge during your Baldur's Gate 3 playthrough, and this guide shows you how to clear it.

When you arrive at Grymforge in Baldur’s Gate 3, the residents aren’t happy to see you. They are True Souls and their leader is stuck in a cavern.

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The cave is by the south part of Grymforge Cave. Here’s how to clear the cave in Grymforge Cave in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Destroy the Cave & Rocks in Grymforge Cave in Baldur’s Gate 3

There are several methods you can go about destroying the rocks blocking the cave in Baldur’s Gate 3. When you arrive, gnomes will be working away at the rocks to try and destroy them, freeing whoever is trapped underneath. If you speak with them, they will talk about how one of them got away and is currently in hiding with plenty of Smokepowder Bombs, which are perfect for destroying these rocks. You will likely find several while exploring the Underdark.

However, if you have a handful of Smokepowder Bombs or grenades in your inventory, you can use those rather than having to seek out the missing gnome. When I encountered this issue, I had two Smokepowder Bombs in my inventory, and they were the perfect thing to use to clear this particular obstacle and remove the rocks in Gyrmforge in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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When you’re ready, drag the Smokepowder Bomb out of your inventory and place it next to the rubble. Everyone near it will scatter, and you want to make sure you and your Baldur’s Gate 3 party are also a good distance away. After you’ve done this, take out a bow and fire at the bomb, and this should explode the rubble, clearing the Grymforge Cave, and allowing you to free True Soul Nere. You can also do this with a fire spell.

From here, you’ll have to decide if you will side with Nere, or if you want to take his head to the Myconid Colony and give it to their leader. This all depends on your Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough and the choices you’ve made up to this point.

Strategies for Beating True Soul Nere

Once the rubble is cleared, you’re in for a potentially difficult fight. There are many strategies for beating True Soul Nere, but the most popular strategy is to first let him murder all of the dwarves. This significantly reduces the amount of enemies you need to fight. Then, just push his dumpy butt into the lava. Battle over. Clean up the rest of the scrubs and carry on your merry way. Cheers!

Baldur’s Gate 3 is one hell of a game, and it only gets more hellish the more you go on. We have an excellent guide on the True Soul Nere quest you can check out here.


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