Illithed Powers are the power provided by the tadpole in your brain. There is actually a way to unlock more of its power. Here is how to do it.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is an RPG based on the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons rules. It focuses on the story of the mind-flayer. At the start of the game, you get abducted into a mind-flayer ship and get infected by a tadpole. Fortunately for your character, the ship crashes, and you are able to escape.
That doesn’t mean you have escaped the grasp of mind-flayers. The tadpole in your brain will still kill you. So you are searching for a cure. But not all is bad, and the tadpole will grant you different powers throughout your play of the game. These powers are called the illithid powers. Here we will discuss how to unlock more of these powers in the game.
Unlocking Illithid Powes in Baldur’s Gate 3
To unlock illithid power, you will need to find a mind-flayer parasite in the world. Once you find three different parasites and capture them to have them in your inventory, the illithid power unlock condition will be filled. Next time you go to sleep, you will be visited by a dreamer’s mind flayer. He will instruct you on how to use the parasite to unlock even greater evil powers.
If you choose to do so, you will unlock a new skill tree for your illithid powers. Then as you find more parasites in the world, you will be able to spend them to unlock more and more powerful abilities through this skill tree.
Who Can Unlock Illithid Powers?
Everyone who has a tadpole in their brain can unlock the illithid power skill tree. However, only the one you are playing will be visited by the dreamer. If you want to use the parasites to unlock abilities for your party members, you will need to talk to them and convince them first. Failing to do so will stop them from unlocking their hidden powers.
And any character like Halsin, who doesn’t have the tadpole in their brain, cannot use or unlock illithid powers. So there is no point in trying to get them to unlock the option. They lack the first step of the process, which is being infected in the first place.