Yurgir the Orthon is an optional boss in Act 2, but you gain approval with Astarion for killing him. However, killing him doesn’t mean that you have to fight him if you choose the right options. Here’s how to skip Yurgir without fighting in Baldur’s Gate 3.
How to Skip Yurgir Without Fighting in Baldur’s Gate 3
In exchange for killing Yurgir, Raphael explains the meaning of Astarion’s scars. But you can convince Yurgir to kill himself and reap the rewards for it.
Charisma is the most important stat to get this strategy to work, but you also need high enough Insight to lead into the required dialogue. Additionally, you won’t want to choose a Warlock as your speaker for this. When you’re ready, head into Yurgir’s room in the Gauntlet of Shar that’s on the map below.
Yurgir Dialogue Options
Here’s the dialogue path you need to follow:
- Wait—you know Raphael?
- He wants you dead.
- Let’s share our experiences about Raphael. Perhaps we can help each other.
- Show me this contract. Perhaps there’s something you missed.
An Insight Check rolls here, and you must pass it if you want to get Yurgir to kill himself. Then, continue to the second set of dialogue.
- Your contract is a song?
- [PERSUASION] The lyrics are a trick. You’ve always had an audience—your followers. Get rid of them.
- [PERSUASION] You’re not finished yet—the Displacer can hear you, can’t she? Kill her.
- [PERSUASION] Exactly. Kill yourself, complete the contract, and you’ll be reborn in Avernus. Free.
If you make it through the Skill Checks, Yurgir kills himself and your quest with Raphael completes. He’ll visit you the next time you go to camp for a Long Rest and explain Astarion’s scars. You’ll notice that Astarion disapproved when you talked to Yurgir if you had him in your party. You regain that approval at the end of the conversation, and he’s impressed that you convinced Yurgir to kill himself.
And that’s how to skip Yurgir without fighting in Baldur’s Gate 3. Make sure you grab the Fourth Umbral Gem sitting on the stairs in his room before you leave. Otherwise, check our BG3 guide hub for more topics like should Astarion bite Araj Oblodra or how to stop Balthazar from casting forever.