The Baldur’s Gate 3 Defiled Temple puzzle is one the trickiest I’ve encountered in my adventures thus far. Normally, the game appears to be extra about discovering artistic options to issues somewhat than fixing a literal puzzle, so having to take a seat down and spin some moons right into a sure sample may come as a shock to the system.

You will get to the Defiled Temple via the west facet of the Shattered Sanctum within the goblin camp, both after you slaughter all of them, or if you wish to sneak via the goblin priestess’s quarters and keep away from her ogre bodyguard. A technique to do that is to persuade her that you really want assist eradicating the Mindflayer parasite, since she’ll allow you to into her room, then it is only a case of lockpicking the door into the temple itself. 

It’s also possible to soar over into the goblin priestess quarters to the correct of the door when you do not need to discuss to her. No matter path you select, this is easy methods to clear up the moon puzzle you will discover within the Defiled Temple. 

Find out how to clear up the Moon Puzzle 

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Baldur's Gate 3 Defiled Temple puzzle solution

The entire puzzle sample (Picture credit score: Larian)
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Baldur's Gate 3 Defiled Temple puzzle entrance

It’s also possible to soar over into the goblin priestess’s room (Picture credit score: Larian)
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Baldur's Gate 3 Defiled Temple - door in goblin priestess quarters

Lockpick this door to enter the Defiled Temple (Picture credit score: Larian)

When you’re contained in the Defiled Temple and have snuck previous or butchered the goblin priestess’s ogre bodyguard, you will end up in a small temple room with a collapsed statue and a sequence of round dials on the ground. You will know you are in the correct place due to the mural above the doorway depicting a circle of stars with a pair of eyes on the centre.

Now, to unravel the puzzle and progress via the temple, you could flip the dials in a sure order to create a sample. If you enter the room, you will need to head down both staircase to the centre where the dials are, then place your self with the puzzle in entrance of you, dealing with in direction of the collapsed statue by the plinth, with the opposite statues on the left and right sides of the room. From right here, spin the dials as so:

  • Prime
  • Left
  • Right twice
  • Backside thrice
  • Left twice

This can clear up the puzzle and open the best way into the Underdark and the Selunite Outpost, progressing the search to Discover the Nightsong.