Baldur’s Gate 3 House of Healing Guide

Navigate the perilous House of Healing in G3 and defeat Malus Thorm, the mind flayer, in this guide to survival and victory.

By GamesRecon

This guide is going to navigate you through one of the most deceivingly named places in Baldur’s Gate 3 – House of Healing. Don’t let the name fool you; this place is more akin to a house of horrors than any sort of sanctuary. It’s like expecting a fluffy kitten and getting a werecat instead.

Now, you might be thinking, “Healing sounds good, right?” But not, this establishment is under the control of a rather unscrupulous mind flayer and his cronies, who are about as interested in your health as a troll is in a salad. Instead of offering a helping hand, they’re more into doling out pain and cursing folks with the kind of shadowy stuff ‘shadow curse’ that gives even seasoned adventurers the creeps. In this guide, we will explain every nook and cranny of the House of Healing in BG3.

Where to Find the House of Healing in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Baldur's Gate 3 House of Healing Map Location

You’ll be able to access the BG3 House of Healing after your first visit to Moonrise Towers in Act II. From there, you’ll want to head northwest from the Moonrise Towers fast travel point. It’s not just a place to patch up those battle wounds; you’ll also find it plays a part in the quest to lift the Shadow Curse that’s blanketing the land in darkness.

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Once you’re inside, you’ll need to navigate some conversation checks, but once you’re through, you’re free to explore. There’s an operating room where you’ll encounter the head honcho, Malus Thorm, and other areas like a library to loot. It’s not just about healing; there’s a certain lute you’ll need to find to wake Art Cullagh at the Last Light Inn. But be warned, the path to the House of Healing isn’t just a walk in the park. There’s talk of needing to pass through areas affected by the shadow curse, and you might need to get creative to get through.

Saving Arabella’s Parents

In the midst of all this darkness, you’re going to have a chance to be a beacon of light for a little girl named Arabella. She’s wandering through the Shadow Cursed lands during Act II, looking all kinds of distraught. Her parents went to the house, and well, they haven’t exactly been sending postcards.

Meeting Sister Lidwin in Baldur's Gate 3

Once you stride into the House of Healing, keep your eyes peeled for the infirmary; it’s marked on your map. Inside, you’ll meet Sister Lidwin, and let’s just say she’s not your average healer. With the use of Deception, you will get her to skedaddle. You’ll have a chat with the dead, thanks to that “Speak with the Dead” spell and who you meet is none other than Komira and Locke – Arabella’s parents. They’ve got a tale to tell, and it’s not a happy one, but it’s one that Arabella needs to hear for closure.

Telling Arabella about her parents’ fate is a heavy burden, but it’s the kind of tough love that’ll earn you respect around these parts. Your companions, like Shadowheart, Gale, Wyll, and Astarion, they’ll all see you in a new light. It’s not just about swinging swords and slinging spells; sometimes, it’s about delivering the hard truths.

Awakening Art Cullagh

When you first mosey on into the Last Light Inn, you will find this guy. He’s out like a light, not just catching Z’s, but under the Shadow Curse. The only thing that can wake him up is the Battered Lute. But that lute’s been nicked by a bloke named Malus Thorm.

BG3 House of Healing Malus Thorm

So, what’s a hero gotta do? You’ve to get your hands on that lute. You’ll have to sneak or strut down to the underbelly of the House of Healing, where Malus is lurking. Malus isn’t going to hand over the lute with a please and you’re in for a tussle, and it’s not going to be a cakewalk. Defeating Malus Thorm is the key here. Get that lute back, and you can play the hero once again by trotting back to the inn and using its sweet music to cut through the curse to wake up Art Cullagh.

Once you’ve had your fill of the main thrills in the House of Healing, don’t forget to play a little game of explore-and-find. Up at the very top, there’s a library. Who knows what kind of ancient tomes or forgotten scrolls you might stumble upon there? After you’ve had your fun inside Baldur’s Gate 3 House of Healing, you can go back to the path that leads to the Gauntlet of Shar, a pretty important piece in the grand adventure of BG3.