Baldur’s Gate 3: How to get Lae’zel down in BG3

You'll need to free Lae'Zel before she'll join your party.
Lae'Zel, Baldur's Gate character, in a cage.
Here's how to free Lae’zel in Baldur’s Gate 3. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Lae’zel is one of the first companions you’ll meet in Baldur’s Gate 3. She helps you escape the nautiloid ship in the beginning but ends up missing later on.

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You’ll be able to meet Lae’zel again shortly after she’ll be in a cage. If you want to free her, here’s how to get her Lae’zel down in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to find Lae’zel in the early game: Exact location

After you crash-land on the beach, you can find Lae’zel a ways down the road. Lae’zel is trapped in a cage at the exact coordinates (X:238, Y:371), and there will be two Tieflings guarding her. When you approach this location, a dialogue will trigger with the Tieflings, and you have to find a way to get rid of them.

How to get rid of the Tieflings guarding Lae’zel in Baldur’s Gate 3

Before you can save Lae’zel, you’re gonna need to take care of a few Tieflings. This fight isn’t particularly difficult, so you can attack them right off the bat and win fairly easily.

Alternatively, you can test your luck and roll Deception to try to convince them to leave. Be sure to pick a character with high advantages in this trait to enter this dialogue. The DC check is 10 to pass the Deception check. After the roll, you can convince the Tieflings to leave and avoid any unnecessary fights.

I chose to talk my way out of fighting. Video by Dot Esports

How to get Lae’zel down from the cage in Baldur’s Gate 3

To get Lae’zel down from the cage, shoot the cage with a bow until it breaks. If you don’t have a bow, there will be a shortbow nearby, as shown in the image below, that you can pick up and equip to accomplish this task. I picked Ranger for my starting class, so I already had a bow equipped.

A red arrow points to a bow lowing on the ground nearby Lae'Zel's cage.
A bow will be on the ground nearby. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Once you’ve acquired a bow, simply click on the cage to attack it. As shown in the video below, return to the high-ground area near the cage where you first find the Tieflings to attack the cage.

You may need to shoot the cage several times before it finally breaks, which will cause the cage to open and then freeing Lae’Zel.

I needed to shoot the cage a couple of times before it broke. Video by Dot Esports

What happens once you’ve freed Lae’zel?

Once you’ve freed Lae’zel, she will join your party, saying she knows how to cure you of the Mindflayer worm in your head. The quest will automatically complete and will update the main quest “Find a Cure,” which requires you to find another character named Zorru.

Lae’zel is arguably the best melee tank in the entire game. She deals so much damage and can take a beating, making many of the early encounters a cakewalk. Having Lae’zel this early also means you can get into her romance subplot even faster.

What happens if I can’t find Lae’zel

If you progress more into Act 1 without freeing Lae’zel, she will change locations. She will free herself, kill her captors, and you’ll find her instead with a Githyanki Patrol near Waukeen’s Rest (coordinates X:-31 Y:577).

Keep in mind that you have very limited opportunities to recruit Lae’Zel if you miss her the first time. The third and final opportunity you have to recruit her will be at Trielta Crags (coordinates -63, -146).

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