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Baldur's Gate 3 player defeats the end boss of Act 2 using reverse pickpocketing

Baldur's Gate 3 is a game that rewards creativity and allows you to solve problems in every imaginable way. If you want a quick example, take a look a...

Ethan Gach Sept 02, 2023
Baldur's Gate 3 player defeats the end boss of Act 2 using reverse pickpocketing

Baldur's Gate 3 is a game that rewards creativity and allows you to solve problems in every imaginable way. If you want a quick example, take a look at the super tall crate tower created by voice actor Matthew Mercer. Just like the game it's based on, Baldur's Gate 3 has an extremely creative fanbase eager to exploit every loophole to find easy ways to defeat the game's toughest enemies. However, you'll hardly find a more absurd method to defeat the end boss of the second act. From this point on, be cautious of spoilers from the middle and later stages of the game.

Originally shared on the Baldur's Gate 3 subreddit by u/GoldenThane, their method of defeating the Apostle of Myrkul in one hit involved stealthily placing a large amount of gold in the pockets of Ketheric Thorm without him noticing. This technique is known as reverse pickpocketing or, as the community likes to call it, "putpocketing." After secretly acquiring 15,000 gold pieces in Thorm's possession, without him noticing the significant weight in his pants, the player initiates the final boss battle, and Thorm transforms into the Apostle of Myrkul.

In the second phase of u/GoldenThane's plan, they then pull out a special mace called "Twist of Fortune." It's a rather ordinary weapon, but it is equipped with a weapon action called "Bloody Money," where each hit inflicts additional piercing damage of 3 for every 300 gold carried by the enemy. You can probably already guess where this leads to.

With a single strike, thanks to the pile of 15,000 gold pieces still in the Apostle of Myrkul's pockets, this weapon deals a whopping 150 additional piercing damage on top of its base damage. Combined with other effects like "Cull the Weak," the player managed to defeat the poor guy in one hit even before the battle had begun. The power of putpocketing is very real.

In fact, this is not the only example of putpocketing that u/GoldenThane has shared to effortlessly defeat their enemies. In a separate post, they reveal that if you have a character strong enough, you can place a corpse with a necrotic aura in the inventory of one of the major villains in the third act to achieve another easy victory. With this guy around, you should definitely check your pockets, or you might be deceived into an early grave.