Baldur’s Gate 3 Player Discovers Secret Best Ending To Game’s Most Hated Quest


  • Don’t free the artist in Baldur’s Gate 3 for a more positive outcome and Lady Jannath’s happiness.
  • Avoid interacting with Oskar to prevent the haunting and get a surprisingly good ending.
  • Completing quests isn’t always best – ignoring Oskar in the hideout leads to a better result for all.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is brimming with discoveries to be made and, after several hundred hours, a player has discovered a more positive ending to what many consider the game’s worst quest.

We’ve covered why players despise the quest Free the Artist in the past, but there’s a way all that unpleasantness can be avoided, and it even results in a more positive ending than if the party had gotten involved in the first place.

Don’t Free The Artist (No, Really)

Baldur's Gate 3 Oskar

If you speak to Oskar Fevras in Act 1 and free him, then the manor of his fiancé Lady Jannath will be haunted in the third act, and you’ll have to complete Free The Artist to lift the curse. Though this could be considered a ‘good’ ending, Oskar is a self-centred and arrogant person, and the prospects of a happy marriage between the two are low.

If you spoke to Oskar and initiated the quest, but he dies before being freed, then the manor will be haunted and the quest incompletable. However, unexpectedly, the best ending results from never interacting with Oskar at all.


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This change would make everything feel a lot more conclusive.

If you never initiate the quest in Act 1 and then visit Lady Jannath’s manor in Act 3 then you’ll find the house decidedly not haunted. In fact, the Lady of the Manor is throwing an ostentatious art ball and having the time of her life.

We all have that completionist streak in us, the desire to start and finish every piece of content possible. However, if you can resist that urge and avoid talking to Oskar in the Zhentarim Hideout then the result will be better for everyone. Perhaps not Oskar but as I mentioned before, he is a reprehensible individual.

Baldur's Gate 3 Oskar Haunted

You can avoid doing the worst quest in Baldur’s Gate 3 and Lady Jannath gets a poltergeist-free life? Sounds good to me.

Should you decide to complete Free the Artist, we have a complete walkthrough available. We also have a complete guide and walkthrough available for the entirety of Baldur’s Gate 3 should you require it.


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