How to get the Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength in BG3

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In Baldur's Gate 3, amulets and rings are special accessories that can significantly improve your character by granting your magical spells or enhancing your resistance to various damage types. One such rare item is the Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength, which can be found in the House of Hope; here is how you can obtain this special gauntlet in BG3.

Where to Find the Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength in BG3

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In BG3, the Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength is a very rare amulet that increases the wearer's strength to 23, and can be stolen from the Archives Room inside the House of Hope. (You can check the yellow circle on the map image above to see the exact location of the item.)

How to Reach House of Hope in BG3

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The House of Hope is the humble abode of the devil. To enter it, interact with Helsik in the Devil's Fee shop, located north of the Lower City waypoint, after which you must open a portal by performing a special ritual that will require five specific ingredients: SkullDiamondCoin of MammonInfernal Marble, and Incense. Without them, you cannot open the portal to the House of Hope.

I stole all the items from Helsik by sneaking up on her from behind and pickpocketing her pouch, which contains all the items listed above. I consumed the Potion of Invisibility, went behind the front desk, and pickpocketed Helsik while my party members were outside. Killing her instead should work also, but this would lock you out of some quality loot later.

After gathering all the items, head to the second floor in the Devil's Fee shop and use all ingredients accordingly to complete the ritual. Once the portal opens up, you can go to the House of Hope.

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Should you Steal the Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength in BG3?

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Stealing the Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength is optional, but I recommend not missing out on this excellent loot item. They are kept on a pressure plate trap, so pass the skill check to deactivate the trap. I eliminated the Archivist who resides in the Archives Room, but before that I deceived him through dialogue choices by claiming to be Zariel’s High Inquisitor, Verillius Receptor (a character the Archivist fears).

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Inside the Archives Room you'll also find Amulet of Greater Health (make sure to pick it up while you are there), as well as the Orphic Hammer (if you haven't signed Raphael's deal yet). Alternatively, if you took his deal, the contract will be sealed shut in this room with a magical barrier.

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The House of Hope is full of exceptional objects and unique side quests, one of which is rescuing the prisoner Hope. Completing her questline will reward you with the Gloves of Soul Catching, an item that can massively boost Monk builds in Baldur's Gate 3.

Best Characters to give the Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength to in BG3

The best choice is a character who relies on Strength for their attacks, such as Karlach, Lae'zel, Minthara, and, to a lesser degree, Halsin. With 23 Strength, they will do more damage than ever and have a better chance of striking. Alternatively, you can give the gauntlets to a weaker character like Shadowheart, Gale, Wyll, or Astarion and improve their lower scores, but I recommend giving them to someone who can make the most of the item.

To find more on Baldur's Gate 3, check out How to get the Githyanki Egg in BG3 on Pro Game Guides.

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