How to Find (& Use) Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3

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The creatures of Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells, use a Soul Coin as their primary currency in Baldur’s Gate 3, crafted from those who find themselves breaking their infernal contracts. You might come across this strange money as you explore the different quests and locations seen in the game’s story Acts. This rare item has a unique purpose tied to one of your potential companions connected to the Hells.

A Soul Coin is worth 10 Gold Pieces and doesn’t weigh anything when included in your inventory, making it an item that most adventurers consider useless. However, reading “Soul Coin: A Treatise” sheds more light on these objects, providing details about their origin. With a high enough Arcana skill check with your character, you may also learn how the devils of Avernus use this item.

How To Find Every Soul Coin

Baldur's Gate 3 Saving NPC Nadira from Assassin to Find Soul Coin through Dialogue Checks

There are 14 Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3 to find, making it an incredibly rare souvenir of the Nine Hells that almost acts as a collectible. The easiest one to collect comes from saving the NPC Nadira from a Bugbear assassin outside the Emerald Grove. You encounter this Tiefling as they are looking through a microscope before being attacked, and receive the Coin by passing a Deception check in a conversation after the fight.

You do not have to save Nadira from the Bugbear to collect the Soul Coin; you can also loot it from her dead body or pickpocket her at any point to get the item.

The other Soul Coins are not found as Quest Items but as normal objects found in tombs or other dungeon locations. To locate all the Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3, check out these places:

Soul Coin


How to Get

Soul Coin #1

Dank Crypt

Inside the room at the end of the dungeon with the giant sarcophagus to the south.

Soul Coin #2

West of the Crypt within a space with a large statue and the Entombed Acolyte bodies.

Soul Coin #3

Alongside the Amulet of Lost Voices found after you loot Wither’s sarcophagus in the room behind the statue once your party defeats the undead acolytes.

Soul Coin #4

Moonrise Towers

If you have Karlach in your party, speak to the Bugbear NPC Lann Tarv, who tells three sad stories about trapped souls. For each one you listen through, they will give you a Soul Coin that keeps each being.

Soul Coin #5

Soul Coin #6

Soul Coin #7

Lower City, Philgrave’s Mansion

During the quest to find Thrumbo in Act 3, go to this location and lockpick a stone door to the west of the house. The Soul Coin lies on a table full of body parts on the east end of the upper house guarded by ghoul enemies.

Soul Coin #8

The House of Hope

The home of the devil Raphael has a hidden safe past a trapped painting in the cambion’s bedroom, guarded by the hostile NPC Haarlep. Disarm the trap and lockpick the safe to find the Soul Coin inside.

Soul Coin #9

Toll Collector’s House

South of the Risen Road Waypoint, search for the Toll Collector’s house, which hosts a Soul Coin on the top floor balcony.

Soul Coin #10

Reithwin Town Tollhouse

Under the Tollhouse, you will find a southern path leading to the docks below. Passing a Perception check here reveals a button that opens up a secret room, which has the Soul Coin on a nearby desk.

Soul Coin #11

Peartree House

As you follow the “Murder Target: Frank” quest indicator to discover other targets for assassination, you will easily pick up a Soul Coin from the house mailbox from this mark.

Soul Coin #12

Going to the basement of the Peartree house reveals two Soul Coins hidden in a strongbox you can pick open.

Soul Coin #13

The official description for a Soul Coin reads, “Strange, incomprehensible whispers emanate from this coin, pervading your mind with rage and despair.” While this may cause you to worry, considering how other items are known to cause negative effects on your character in Baldur’s Gate 3, this ominous message doesn’t do anything. There are also no described actions beyond those of a normal item.

How To Use Soul Coins

Baldur's Gate 3 Karlach About to Use Soul Coin to Gain Infernal Fury Ability

Most of the time, the only thing to do with Soul Coins are to hear the strange sound they make when thrown on the ground, but the companion Karlach can activate a special ability when consuming this item. When you recruit the Tiefling Barbarian in Baldur’s Gate 3, she can gain a condition called Infernal Fury that spends a single Soul Coin. However, this only activates when she rages or is below 25% of her total health.

Once Infernal Fury starts, Karlach gains an additional 1d4 of Fire damage to her attacks unless she exits a rage or is knocked unconscious. This may not seem like a lot of extra damage, but every little bit of attacking power could mean the difference in a particularly difficult battle. Early conflicts in Act 1 especially could use this effect since both you and your foes likely have much lower health here in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Those who follow Karlach’s quests may worry that dampening the effects of her Infernal Engine might prevent the Soul Coin effect from activating as a result. Thankfully, the results of these missions do not change how Soul Coins interact with Karlach.

Since Soul Coins are consumed whenever you activate Infernal Fury, you only have a limited number of uses, even if you have gathered every piece of this strange currency. The best party compositions in Baldur’s Gate 3 can support Karlach without relying on Infernal Fury. Make sure to stockpile your Soul Coins and reserve their consumption to only situations where the extra damage would help the most.

When you find and use Soul Coins in Baldur’s Gate 3, keep in mind how many you have at your disposal compared to Karlach’s condition during a fight to get the best out of these infernal pieces of money.

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