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Baldur's Gate 3: Unleashing the Undead Army and Meeting Honk, the Backup NPC

In the vast realm of Baldur's Gate 3, the first act offers players unparalleled freedom. With three distinct regions to explore, it's easy to get lost...

Gina Vivinetto Jan 27, 2024
Baldur's Gate 3: Unleashing the Undead Army and Meeting Honk, the Backup NPC


In the vast realm of Baldur's Gate 3, the first act offers players unparalleled freedom. With three distinct regions to explore, it's easy to get lost in the myriad of side quests and miss out on hidden gems while progressing through the main story. One such hidden gem involves a peculiar encounter at the Myconid Colony, where Sovereign Glut and his unique ability, Animating Spores, await. While most players would employ this power to complete Glut's side quest, one fan has discovered an unconventional application—raising an undead army from fallen NPCs scattered across Act 1.

The Rise of The_Shadow_Watches:
Enter Reddit user The_Shadow_Watches, a brave adventurer who not only embarked on this unorthodox journey but also generously shared their findings with the community. With an 18 STR Paladin and a 20 STR Barbarian on their trusty PS5, they embarked on a quest to collect corpses and offer them to Glut for reanimation. The result? A staggering list of characters, each with their own unique abilities, ready to be commanded in battle.

A Bewildering Lineup:
The list of resurrected characters is nothing short of astonishing. From battle-hardened warriors to cunning spellcasters, The_Shadow_Watches spared no expense in building their undead ranks. But don't just take my word for it, behold the embedded list below and witness the sheer marvel of their achievement.

Unleashing the Undead:
Now, picture this: you find yourself locked in a grueling battle, your party on the brink of defeat. Fear not, for Glut's Animating Spores hold the key to salvation. Reanimate the fallen Phase Spider Matriarch, and her formidable attacks become yours to command. Admittedly, I haven't tested this strategy myself, so I cannot vouch for its effectiveness. Nevertheless, it's a breathtakingly unique approach, one that the developers likely never anticipated.

Honk, the Unforgettable Backup:
But wait, there's more! In the realm of Baldur's Gate 3, surprises lurk around every corner. Enter Honk, the backup NPC with a tale to tell. In Act 3, Henk, the server at the Singing Lute Tavern, takes center stage during a cutscene if you have a romantic encounter with Karlach. However, should you meet an untimely demise at Henk's hands, fear not, for the game has a failsafe—Honk. Created solely to prevent a bartender-related romantic disaster, Honk stands tall as the rarest NPC, a testament to the game's intricate design.


Baldur's Gate 3 continues to captivate and surprise players with its boundless possibilities. From raising an undead army to stumbling upon the enigmatic Honk, the backup NPC, this game never ceases to amaze. So, fellow adventurers, embrace the unexpected, explore every nook and cranny, and revel in the wealth of strange and wondrous discoveries that await you in this captivating realm.