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How to get through noxious fumes in Baldur’s Gate 3

The simplest way to get through noxious fumes and any poisonous cloud trap in Baldur's Gate 3 is one that requires a keen eye for detail and a steady hand.

A Half-Orc Paladin is standing between two noxious fumes in Baldur's Gate 3, emitting from unseen traps.

How do you get through noxious fumes in Baldur’s Gate 3? Whether it is just your average garden poison cloud or something a little more enchanted and exotic, any trap involving some airborne threat can usually be sourced to a vent. Your party will need to use their passive perception to spot the vent in the first place, but once they do, there are ways to deal with it.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has all sorts of little obstacles such as this that require some quick thinking. It’s why, in our Baldur’s Gate 3 review, we relish every challenge the world of Faerûn has to offer. In this case, you’d be forgiven for thinking you need an expert Rogue, one of the many Baldur’s Gate 3 classes, to deal with BG3 noxious fumes. However, the real answer is far more *checks notes* mundane.

One of the many Baldur's Gate 3 noxious fumes traps is disabled by a skull plugging the vent the cloud emits from.

How to deactivate noxious fumes in Baldur’s Gate 3

To deactivate Baldur’s Gate 3 noxious fumes, you should throw an item on top of the vent. This item you throw can be anything from a book to a skull. If your character can throw it far enough to land on the vent, it will block it, making that area safe to cross.

If you can’t see the offending vent, you could also ignite it using a fire spell, but if your party is too close to the explosion it will damage them heavily. This solution is also temporary, meaning that the gas clouds will return after a short time. Therefore, it’s better to deactivate them permanently.

Believe it or not, that’s the simplest way to get through noxious fumes in Baldur’s Gate 3. We recommend that each character has some junk items in their inventory for such an occasion. You can always use a companion such as Astarion to deactivate the trap permanently if you want the junk item back.