The world of Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled with hidden secrets, immersive questlines, and a bunch of companions to aid you in this journey. One such companion whom you can recruit fairly early is Us, an Intellect Devourer. And while he lacks the combat prowess of some of the other companions in Baldur’s Gate 3, he totally makes up for it with a number of unique abilities. For instance, Us is completely resistant to Necrotic Damage, Darkvision, and has a Trait called Small which can be invaluable when it comes to exploration. This comprehensive guide covers all the steps needed to recruit Us, the Intellect Devourer, in Baldur’s Gate 3.


Recruit Us (Intellect Devourer) in Baldur’s Gate 3

To recruit Us, you need to start the Escape the Nautiloid mission. As you search the ship’s chambers, you will meet Myrnath, a wounded elf. You need to interact with Myrnath to trigger a dialogue with Us, the Intellect Devourer. To successfully recruit Us, select one of these actions:

  • Investigate the exposed brain — Investigation check
  • Shatter the skull — Strength check
  • Gently free the brain from its enclosure — Dexterity check

Attack on Moonrise Towers

After completing the Prologue, you will reunite with Us near the start of Act-3 during the Attack on Moonrise Towers. While confronting Ketheric Thorm on top of the tower, you will be able to drop into a hole.

Once you are in the Mindflayer Colony, continue a little forward into the Colony’s Morgue. In here, you will meet Chop, a Bugbear. You can persuade Chop to release Us. Alternatively, you can also fight to get a key that frees him.


As a token of appreciation, Us will provide you with an item that can summon him as a companion. When summoned, Us will join you as a companion. As mentioned earlier, Us is immune to Necrotic Damage, has Darkvision, and boasts the “Small” trait.

This is everything we have on how to recruit Us, Intellect Devourer in Baldur’s Gate 3. If there is anything else that you would like to add, be sure to let us know in the comments down below!


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