In Baldur’s Gate 3, players often seek advantages to overcome a multitude of enemies. One such advantage is the use of poisons, with the Purple Worm Toxin standing out as a particularly lethal concoction. Renowned for its potency, this toxin is a sought-after tool for seasoned alchemists and affluent adventurers alike. For those who prefer the satisfaction of crafting their own, this guide will detail the steps to procure the recipe and the essential ingredients. But we also have details for those who want to buy, not craft.


How To Get The Purple Worm Toxin Recipe

Journey to the Waning Moon

To go on the quest for Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Purple Worm Toxin, players must first head to the Waning Moon, located within the Shadow-Cursed Lands.

Confronting Thisobald Thorm

The recipe for Purple Worm Poison is securely stored behind a metal vault door. The door in question is guarded by Thisobald Thorm. Players have two options to grab the Purple Worm Toxin recipe:

  • Use stealth and the Invisible spell to discreetly pickpocket the key.
  • Engage in combat and defeat Thisobald to get the key.

Once the key is secured, players can access the area behind the distillery. Amidst the various chests and lootable items, the primary objective is a book placed on a desk to the left upon entering. To decipher the recipe from the book, players must successfully clear a DC14 Investigation check. If unsuccessful with one character, players can hand the book to another party member for another attempt. A successful check will add the recipe to the player’s collection. However, crafting the toxin requires a special ingredient not commonly found: Corpse Rose Petals.


The Hunt for Corpse Rose Petals

Thisobald’s Hidden Shipment

With the recipe in hand, players should refer to their map, which will now highlight a location labeled “Brewer’s Alchemical Stash.” The most efficient route to this location starts from the Road To Baldur’s Gate waypoint, followed by a northward journey to a deserted barn. Hidden behind a haystack on the barn’s right side, players must successfully pass a passive Survival roll to identify a diggable spot. A shovel is necessary for this task. Digging at this location will reveal a treasure chest containing a single Corpse Rose. However, crafting the Purple Worm Toxin requires three Corpse Roses in total.

Additional Sources of Corpse Roses

For those struggling to gather the required number of Corpse Roses, there are alternative methods:

  • Investigate the caskets inside the Morgue, situated west of the House of Healing. While the presence of Corpse Roses here is random, persistent players might get lucky.
  • If crafting the toxin becomes too challenging, players can opt to purchase or loot the Purple Worm Toxin directly from Sister Lidwin, an assistant merchant at the House of Healing.

The Purple Worm Toxin is a testament to the depth and intricacy of Baldur’s Gate 3, offering players a potent tool to tackle the game’s challenges.

How I Use The Potion Crafting System In Baldur’s Gate 3

The Alchemy system in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a robust feature that allows players to craft a variety of items, from potent potions to explosive bombs. However, due to its depth, it can be easily overlooked, especially given the game’s lack of a straightforward tutorial on the subject.


How To Use The UI

  • Accessing the Alchemy Screen: There are two primary ways to access the Alchemy crafting screen:
    • Press the ‘H’ key when no other windows are open.
    • If you have your character screen open, look at the top icons. The third symbol on the right, resembling a potion, represents the Alchemy screen.
  • UI Bugs to be Aware of: There’s a known bug where, upon learning a new recipe, the game prompts you to press ‘H’ to view it. Doing so, however, brings up the inventory instead of the crafting screen. Be mindful of this and access the Alchemy screen using the methods mentioned above.

Gathering Reagents

  • Finding Reagents: As you traverse the vast world of Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll come across various reagents essential for crafting. To easily spot interactable items, hold down the left ALT key. Items that can be interacted with will light up.
  • Avoiding Trouble: If an item is highlighted in red, taking it might label you as a thief. Exercise caution and avoid these unless you’re prepared for the consequences.
  • Learning Recipes: As you gather reagents, you’ll automatically learn new recipes. Additionally, keep an eye out for scrolls and books scattered throughout Faerun, as they might contain valuable crafting knowledge.

Crafting Potions

  • Crafting Anywhere: One of the unique features of the Alchemy system is the ability to craft on the go. You don’t need a specific crafting station or camp.
  • Crafting Components: Most finished products, like potions or elixirs, require specific component materials. For instance:
    • Antidote: Requires mogwart salt and a suspension. To craft these components:
      • Suspension: 3 bully wood trumpet.
      • Mogwart salt: 3 mugwart.
    • Healing Potion: Requires three Rogue’s morsel and three blue ugged trumpet or any other reagent that can make a suspension.

The Power of Alchemy

Not every potion you craft will be for healing. The Alchemy system offers a range of benefits:

  • Antidote: Neutralizes all poisons.
  • Potion of Animal Speaking: Enables communication with animals until your next long rest.

Remember, while it’s tempting to focus on offensive capabilities, never underestimate the power of special abilities and healing. They can significantly tip the balance in your favor.