Deciding whether or not to provide an eye fixed to Auntie Ethel in Baldur’s Gate 3 is among the trickier decisions you will encounter early on within the game. You discover Auntie Ethel on the street into the Sunlit Wetlands when travelling south from the Blighted Village, and once more, within the Riverside Teahouse on the west aspect of the realm.

Can this kindly previous lady actually assist take away your Mindflayer Parasite? Additionally, maybe she’s much less type than she appears if she’s asking for one in every of your eyes in alternate. Both method, this is what you will get when you give one in every of your peepers to the hag, and whether or not it is finally price it. 

What occurs when you give Ethel your eye?

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Baldur's Gate 3 Ethel taking character's eye

Your character will lose an eye fixed from a visible perspective when you agree (Picture credit score: Larian)
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Baldur's Gate 3 Paid the Price condition from Ethel

The Paid the Value situation makes you scary however dangerous at recognizing issues (Picture credit score: Larian)
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Baldur's Gate 3 Ethel's gift

Auntie Ethel’s Attraction is a really robust one-use merchandise (Picture credit score: Larian)

Auntie Ethel will provide to take away the Mindflayer Parasite infesting your mind in alternate for one in every of your eyes—form of her to allow you to select which one, although. She’ll solely offer you this selection if you have not but gone by means of the illusory wall behind the teahouse fire as a part of the Save Mayrina quest, or if you have not made her hostile but. So, what do you get when you agree?

First off, your character will visually get a whited out eye. This will provide you with the Paid the Value situation, that means you’ve +1 on Intimidation checks however drawback on Notion checks or whenever you’re preventing Hags. She’s going to finally fail to take away the parasite as a result of it has been “tampered with”, however when you complain after her breaking the deal, she’ll additionally offer you Auntie Ethel’s Attraction. While you break this one-use merchandise, it will grant you all advantages from the Improve Capacity spell till your subsequent Lengthy Relaxation, giving +1 in each potential stat. 

On the entire, it isn’t the worst deal, particularly when you plan on intimidating folks heaps, however if you wish to pursue the Save Mayrina quest, wherein you will need to struggle the hag Ethel, gaining a drawback in opposition to preventing hags right earlier than would make an already robust struggle even harder. Plus, I might say Notion is finally extra helpful than Intimidation—it isn’t like you’ve many different means for seeing traps and secrets and techniques, whereas Intimidation is normally simply one in every of many approaches.