Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Beat Gerringothe Thorm in BG3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Thorm dynasty is one of the most illustrious families in history. Most players focus on Ketheric Thorm, the main antagonist of BG3, and his daughter, Isobel, who opposes him, and forget about the other, less well-known Thorms in the family tree, like Gerringothe Thorm. However, that’s where a lot of players get stuck trying to beat Gerringothe Thorme in BG3.

When traveling to Baldur’s Gate from the Shadow-cursed Lands, you will encounter Malus Thorm in the House of Healing, while Gerringothe Thorm will stand in your way. She guards the main bridge leading into the western part of the Shadow-cursed Lands, and passing her can be difficult if you aren’t prepared. With that being said, here’s our guide to help you beat Gerringothe Thorm in BG3.

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Beat Gerringothe Thorm in BG3

Where to Find Gerringothe Thorn in Baldur’s Gate 3?

After entering the second act’s Shadow-cursed Lands, the first thing to do is seek refuge at the Last Light Inn. Once you’ve settled in, head west into the Shadow-cursed Lands and look for the tollhouse bridge. Three separate bridges to the west can be found if you travel south from the Last Light Inn. Pick the one in the middle that’s still standing and proceed.

The Shadow curse has distorted the roots around the tollhouse, covering it completely. Floating skulls and a mysterious man in gold armor await you at the tollhouse’s peak. You are looking at the former identity of Gerringothe Thorm. She has been infected with the Shadow curse to the point of complete madness and can now only think about one thing: collecting tolls.

How to Beat Gerringothe Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Once you figure out Gerringothe Thorm’s trick, she becomes an easy target. Her AC is now only 14, and her health is only 6 after you remove the skulls.

The concentration of the enemy force makes them easy prey for wide-area attacks. You should prepare for this by bringing attacks that can deal multiple hits or a wide area. They are also susceptible to Psychic attacks.

Several boss battles await you in a small town on the way to Moonrise Towers. These bosses are:

  • Gerringothe Thorm
  • Malus Thorm
  • Thisobald Thorm

When on the way to beat Gerringothe Thorm, make sure to carry swords like the Sword of Screams or the Githyanki Greatsword as a result. Make sure you’re also equipped with Cleave and Sweeping Attack. Here are some spells that you must bring along with you. While these spells are must, you can also carry more spells with you:

  • Shadow Blade (obtained from Arabella’s questline)
  • Scorching Ray
  • Dissonant Whispers
  • Fireball
  • Ice Storm
  • Ice Knife
  • Spirit Guardians
  • Guardian Of Faith
  • Magic Missile
  • Bless

There are two ways to defeat Gerringothe Thorm. The first one is the way of a warrior, which is difficult and of course consists of a long battle. The next one is rather simple and easy. You can follow whichever method you wish to.

Method 1: Normal Way to Beat Gerringothe Thorm

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Beat Gerringothe Thorm in BG3

You’re in for a long and hard fight if you choose the normal way to defeat Gerringothe Thorm. To eliminate the soaring skulls, you must sneak around the house as stealthily as possible. If you can eliminate them, you’ll have a much easier time penetrating the enemy’s defenses and eliminating the threat. You’ll need to be on the ball in Baldur’s Gate 3 if you want to beat the Gerringothe Thorm, who has over 600 hit points.

The best tactic for defeating the skulls is to split your team up and ambush them in different rooms of the house. Keep characters like Astarion, who excel at Sneaking, in your roster. This is crucial, as you may end up losing the battle if there are too many enemies to deal with. Destroying some of them beforehand will make future visits to the Tollhouse much simpler.

After regrouping, you’ll have to chase down each skull until it explodes. Use ranged attacks to accomplish this, as you will not be able to do so in close combat without taking heavy damage. Once the Gerringothe Thorm has been vanquished, its loot can be scavenged for the Twist of Fortune.

Method 2: Easiest Way of Defeating Gerringothe Thorm

Baldur's Gate 3: How to Beat Gerringothe Thorm in BG3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, talking to Gerringothe Thorm is the easiest way to defeat her. Gerringothe Thorm’s primary goal from the get-go of any conversation is to extract as much gold as possible from you. You might give her some of your supplies at first, but you’ll soon realize that she’s after all of your gold and that saying no will result in a fight.

Here’s where some sleight of hand would come in handy for fooling her. Here are the steps you can take to ensure she forks over the cash you need to reach your goal:

  1. Go and give Gerringothe one piece of Gold.
  2. Now, ask what you will get in return. Her answer will be: You may pass the river. But first, you must pay.
  3. When you are at this point with her, you will need to make a Persuasion or Deception check.
  4. Convince Gerringothe that you are the new Toll Collector.
  5. If you are able to do this, Gerringothe will explode and you all her gold.

If you follow our advice, you can avoid fighting with the Gerringothe and save a lot of time. However, the above option is for those who are serious about facing off against Gerringothe Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3.

The Bottom Line

Well, that’s all we have here about how you can beat Gerringothe Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3. We hope this guide has helped you. If you liked this, don’t forget to check out our other explainers, best lists, and how-to guides. Furthermore, if you have any questions or suggestions, please use the comment section below to contact us.

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