In Baldur’s Gate 3, you will encounter numerous locked chests that can usually be opened with lockpicking.
However, certain chests have special wards or magical barriers around them that require you to solve a small puzzle to dispel them.
One such chest is the Gilded Chest in the Owlbear Nest, which you may struggle to figure out how to unlock in the video game developed and published by Larian Studios.
So, follow this BG3 guide to learn how to open the Gilded Chest and solve the Statue of Selune puzzle in the Owlbear Nest.
Where To Find the Owlbear Nest Gilded Chest in Baldur’s Gate 3
The Gilded Chest can be found in the southern corner of a small cavern known as the Owlbear Nest.
The entrance to the Owlbear Nest is located in the Forest northeast of the Blighted Village Waypoint and close to the river at the following coordinates (X: 86, Y: 444).
After reaching the location of the chest, let’s see how we can get rid of the seal protecting it and grab its loot.
How To Unlock the BG3 Gilded Chest in Owlbear Nest
As the Selune Gilded Chest is magically sealed, lockpicks will not be effective. You will need to find an alternative way of opening it.
You’ll have to focus your attention on the Statue of Selune, located on the opposite side.
To get to the statue, jump over the small chasm and position your party behind the statue once everyone has made it across.
When you get behind the statue, every member of the party should make an automatic Perception check.
If any of them is successful, you will notice a Selunite Prayer Sheet lying on the ground. So, maybe it would be a good idea to quicksave the game (by pressing F5) beforehand.
Right-click on the Selunite Prayer Sheet, pick it up and jump back over to where the Selune Gilded Chest is.
To unseal the Gilded Chest, open your inventory and read the Selunite Prayer Sheet.
Keep in mind that if you are using Shadowheart to read the sheet, this method will not work due to Shar and Selune being rival deities.
Read the sheet with any other character in front of the statue to open the BG3 Gilded Chest in Owlbear Nest.
However, you must persuade Shadowheart to allow you to take the items by going through an Insight, Intimidation, or Persuasion Check.
In case you don’t pass this check, you can still take the items from the Gilded Chest, but Shadowheart won’t be happy about it.
Inside the chest, you’ll discover the following items:
- Selunite Rite
- Silver Necklace
- Idol of Selune
- Moondrop Pendant (Amulet) – Writhing Dance: When the wearer has 50% hit points or less, they don’t provoke Opportunity Attacks.
And that’s how you unlock the Owlbear Nest Gilded Chest in Baldur’s Gate III. Feel free to visit our Wiki Hub Page for more helpful information about the game.