How To Unlock Displacer Beast

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a variety of hidden content that keeps players guessing. One such feature is the ability to turn into a Displacer Beast. While you might think this is a consequence of the Druid’s Wildshape or the Polymorph spell, that simply isn’t the case.

Related: Baldur’s Gate 3: Free The Artist Quest WalkthroughInstead, you have your Mindflayer powers to thank. However, the method of unlocking this interesting and powerful form isn’t immediately apparent. Keep reading for everything you need to know about becoming a Displacer Beast in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How To Become A Displacer Beast In Baldur’s Gate 3

The Displacer Beast is a secret Wildshape form accessible only to those players who embrace their Mindflayer potential. The Displacer Beast transformation skill is one of the advanced Illithid powers located on the outer ring. These are available only when the player has made certain in-game choices.

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How To Start Using Mindflayer Powers

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Mindflayer powers will show up early on in most people’s playthroughs. The most common way to trigger the Illithid Skill Tree is to loot the body of Edowin, a True Soul located just West of the Emerald Grove near the Owlbear Cave.

During this interaction, allow your character to collect and consume the Mindflayer Parasite found on the body. Shortly afterward, the Guardian will appear to explain your new powers. This cut scene causes the Illithid Skill Tree icon to appear in the top right corner of the screen. It’s next to the mini-map.

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How To Unlock Advanced Illithid Powers

A screenshot of a Mindflayer from Baldur's Gate 3

After consuming your first parasite, you’ll notice the extensive Illithid Skill Tree. You’ll need to find more Illithid Parasite Specimens to gain more powers. However, no matter how many you consume, the outermost ring will remain locked. These are the Advanced Illithid powers, and will only become available when you consume an Astrally Blessed Tadpole. These can be found in the Astral Plane, and one is guaranteed to be offered to you by The Emperor in Act Three of the game.

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