Upon entering the Druid Grove in Baldur’s Gate 3, players will quickly notice a malfunctioning elevator. After attempting to operate it by pulling the handle near where they had the opportunity to befriend Timber the Squirrel, it becomes evident that the elevator remains stationary. While it might initially seem like a protective measure for the Sacred Pool below, it’s actually an unintended hindrance. This guide will walk you through the steps to get the elevator up and running, ensuring a swift passage to the Sacred Pool.


The elevator’s malfunction isn’t a deliberate design but rather an obstacle players need to overcome. Fortunately, the game provides a solution to rectify this, allowing for a more efficient journey to the Sacred Pool.

How to Repair The Elevator

Engage with Tuffet: At the elevator’s base, you’ll find Tuffet, a large bear, comfortably napping on the elevator. Your primary task is to get Tuffet to shift before it resumes its slumber.

Animal Handling Check: Switch to the party member with the highest Animal Handling skill. Engage with Tuffet using this character to ensure a successful interaction.


Operate the Lever: Once Tuffet has moved, you can use the lever, located either at the top or bottom of the elevator, to get it functioning as intended.

Alternative Solutions

For those seeking other methods, there are a few options:

  • Eliminate Tuffet: Players can choose to eliminate Tuffet, but this might not sit well with certain team members or the Druids.
  • Use a Fish: Find a fish nearby and place it next to the elevator to lure Tuffet away.
  • Speak with Animals: Employ the “Speak with Animals” spell to communicate with Tuffet and request it to move.

It’s essential to note that some actions might not be well-received by certain team members. If playing in a group, always consult with fellow players before making decisions, especially those that might harm a member of the Druids.

Navigating the world of Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled with challenges and puzzles, and the elevator at Druid Grove is just one of many. With this comprehensive guide, players can seamlessly access the Sacred Pool without any hindrances. As you continue your journey, always be on the lookout for solutions and remember that every action has its consequences.