Finding the House of Pain: solution and consequences of all decisions in the Shadowheart mission

The solution for the Shadow Heart and House of Sorrow quest in BG3 can be found here.

To complete your companion Shadowheart’s personal quest in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must visit the House of Sorrow in Act 3. You can read here where you can find it, how you survive the fight, what effects your decisions have, and how you use the Mirror of Loss .

Finding House of Pain: Location on the map

You can find the house in the northwest corner of the lower city. The closest fast travel point is “Baldur’s Gate”. Directly to the west is a parallel road between Dame Jannath’s estate and Elerrathin’s house. If you take this road north, you will cross a bridge. Directly behind is the entrance to the House of Mourning.

  • Coordinates of the House of Mourning: X: -263 Y: -11

Should you take Shadowheart with you?

The House of Mourning is, unsurprisingly, a Sharita house. So if Shadowheart is still with you, you should definitely take her with you on your personal quest for her. This also makes it easier for you to delve deeper into the house of grief.

Inside, talk to the woman behind the counter. If you do not have Shadow Heart with you, you must agree to be released from your pain or sneak past those present. However, with Shadow Heart on the team, you will be taken directly to a back room with a bench. Sit on it. You can complete the following question yourself or let Shadowheart take over.

House of Sorrow: Beat the boss fight against Viconia DeVir

If you now follow the path to the House of Mourning, after a few rooms you will reach a large hall where Viconia and her followers are waiting for you. Your options here depend on the path Shadowheart took:

  • If you give Shadow Heart to Viconia, she will become your ally in the final battle, but Shadow Heart will permanently leave your party.
  • If Shadowheart has moved away from Shar and you do not hand her over, you will have to fight all the Sharites present.
  • Once Shadowheart has become a Dark Justicar, you can convince some of the Sharites to fight with you against Viconia.

Especially with the Selunite route to Shadowheart, the fight is quite difficult. But at least we can give you some advice:

  • Viconia puts a condition on Shadowheart, causing her to deal critical damage to Shadowheart with each attack. So keep them both away from each other.
  • Sharites cast darknessthat makes you blind and you are immune to the blindness themselves. If you don’t have a warlock with the Fel Vision ability, cast counterspells or attack the darkness caster to break their concentration.
  • Avoid glare damage against Viconia! It then returns double the damage dealt to you. In Tactical mode, this applies to all Sharites.
  • Use AoE spells. Due to the large number of enemies, any spell that hits several of them is useful.
  • Retreat to the stairs: Run up the stairs you came in, then all the Sharites should come from one direction. “The Hunger of Hadar”, the “Wall of Fire” or the “Ice Storm” at the bottom of the stairs make their lives even more difficult.

After the fight, you will be able to interact with Viconia to decide her fate. If you let them live, you will get nothing. If you kill her, you can loot a legendary shield and a tunic from her.

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Loot all the corpses in the room too, because you need them. silver keyto enter the room to the west. Before that, you can explore the northern room to meet Nightshade, an old friend of Shadowheart, and discover some history.

Save Shadowheart’s parents or not?

The reunion scene only exists if you save Arnell and Emmeline Heiligblatt.

The reunion scene only exists if you save Arnell and Emmeline Heiligblatt.

If you now enter the western room, you will meet Shadowheart’s parents and will have a decision to make. There are only two options, but depending on what Shadowheart has decided up to this point, the consequences will change:

Selune Heart of Shadows:

  • Save your parents: Shadowheart keeps Shar’s curse, but in exchange you get her parents as NPCs in the camp and a cutscene with the family in the next long break.
  • kill your parents: Shadowheart frees herself from Shar’s influence, but loses her parents, who accompany her like little lights.

If you let your Shadow Heart make the decision for itself, it will kill your parents at their request. If you want to save them both, you must make a DC 20 Persuasion check. In terms of gameplay, your choice makes no difference, so choose what you think is right.

Dark Justicar Heart of Shadows:

  • Save your parents: Shar walks away from Shadowheart and returns her memories of Shadowheart torturing her parents. In return you get a nice family scene.
  • Execute your parents: Not only do Shadowheart’s parents die, but Shar also torments them after their deaths. Shadowheart’s memory is erased so that she does not remember her parents.

In fact, you get a gameplay advantage here if you execute Shadowheart’s parents. Then the Dark Justicars from the previous fight will be at your side as allies in the final battle.

Using the mirror of loss

At the west end of the room you will find a large mirror. Anyone except Shadowheart can use the mirror to a permanent bonus of +1 to charisma and +2 to any attribute Arrive. However, a bit of luck is required, so it’s a good idea to save in advance.

Gain a +1 bonus to Charisma

To do this, select the first option on the mirror: “Look in the mirror to give him one of your memories.” You can now choose an answer that is tied to one of your attributes, or give up knowledge of Thay if you have read all of Thay’s Necromancy, but we do not recommend the latter because you will lose knowledge permanently.

In exchange for the given memory, we get a new one from the mirror. we want them Reminder of a person who should take Stelmane’s place. Only this memory gives us the benefit of permanent charisma. How much memory you get depends on your luck, so make generous use of the fast charging feature.

Get a +2 bonus to an attribute

To do this, you must choose the second option on the mirror and complete the DC 25 Religion check. To do this, you can use inspiration dice, respect beforehand to increase your intelligence value, or have Shadow Heart cast an “attribute” on you. of improvement”.

Now give any memory again. You’ll get a debuff for this, but you can remove it later. In exchange, you can choose a new memory that permanently increases one of your attributes by +2. Then cast “Break Curse” on the character or take a long rest to get rid of the lost memory penalty.

With both attribute upgrades, there is a chance that the mirror will lose interest in you before you can get the permanent bonus. This seems to happen purely at random, so save frequently and reload if necessary.

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