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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Get Dark Amethyst

How to get the Dark Amethyst needed to open Necromancy of Thay in Baldur's Gate 3!

If you want to open the Necromancy of Thay in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll have to get Dark Amethyst. You don’t have to open up the book, but you may want to for an extra Necromancy spell. Otherwise, you can destroy it, or give it to either Astarion or Gale if you want to do more than let it sit in your inventory. In this guide we’ll go over how to get the Dark Amethysy in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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How to Get Dark Amethyst in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Dark Amethyst needed to open and read Necromancy of Thay can be found in the Blighted Village. Not just out and about, though: you have to hop down the well to find it.

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You don’t need to have Necromancy of Thay from the “Search the Cellar” quest before you grab the Dark Amethyst. You can get these items in any order you want, or you might not pick up either since they aren’t required for you to be able to move onto Act 2. I found it quicker to grab the Dark Amethyst since the area is smaller and you just need to kill some Phase Spiders and their matriarch, none of which are particularly difficult to fight.

Once you’re in the Well, you’ll find the Dark Amethyst at (X:-557, Y:-357). It’s sitting on the ground on the level below the location where the Phase Spider Matriarch paces around. After killing the matriarch, I didn’t run into more Phase Spiders, so it was easy to grab the Dark Amethyst and use a Waypoint to leave.

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And that’s how to get Dark Amethyst in Baldur’s Gate 3, and for your trouble you can learn a free Necromancy spell if you want to use Necromancy of Thay. Luckily, it’s not too difficult to pick up, and then you can check our BG3 guide hub for more things to do in Act 1 before you move on, such as how to rescue Mayrina.


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Melissa Sarnowski has been working as a gaming writer professionally for two years, having been at GameSkinny for over a year now as a horror beat writer. She has an English degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison. While she focuses on all things horror, she also enjoys cozy games, MMOs like FFXIV and WoW, and any and everything in between.