Where to find a shovel in Baldur’s Gate 3

There’s plenty of spots to dig up treasure in Baldur’s Gate 3, and if you missed where to find a shovel in the early game, we’ve got you covered.

BG3 shovel: Shadowheart stands next to a mound of dirt with a shovel stuck in

Where do you get a shovel Baldur’s Gate 3? As you explore Faerun, your party will sometimes roll a Survival check. If any one of your members are successful, it’ll reveal a dirt mound that you can dig up. And if they’re not, you’ll have to reload a previous save or move on. Usually, this mound will contain a treasure chest, which may contain anything from gold, powerful items, or magical scrolls. However, you’ll need a shovel as no one in your party wants to get their hands dirty.

Do you have questions about other mechanics in Baldur’s Gate 3? One of the most difficult choices you’ll have to make is the best class to play, though luckily our comprehensive guide has you covered. Or maybe you have specific questions about the many difficult quests in the game. If so, our quest overview is for you. That out of the way, read on to find out where to find and use a shovel as you journey through Faerun.

Where to find a shovel in BG3

There are several locations to find a shovel in the first act of the game, soon after the Nautiloid crashes and you find yourself on the Ravaged Beach. These are:

  • North of the injured mind flayer and west of where you find Laezel captured, you’ll find a shovel sticking out of a dirt mound. This is likely the first place you’ll find one.
  • Within Druid Grove near the Tiefling Hideout, you’ll find Arron, a Halfling merchant. He can sell you a shovel for about 9 gold.
  • To the west of Druid Grove, on a bridge before the Blighted Village, there’s an overturned cart upon it. Within one of the crates is a shovel.

BG3 shovel: the in-game description for the shovel

Where to use a shovel in BG3

There’s plenty of places to use a shovel in the game; however, remember that you’ll need to pass a Survival check to reveal them. This happens automatically as your party approaches a spot where something is buried. There’s two early locations you can dig:

  • Near the Overgrown Ruins, where you fight Gimblebock’s crew, there’s a hidden dirt mound to the south, past the statue and near a stone bench.
  • To the east of the Overgrown ruins there’s another dirt mound along a narrow path that leads to a locked hatch.

There are plenty more of these locations dotted around the game, and whenever you discover a dirt mound simply click on it with the shovel in your inventory, or open your inventory and right click the shovel to start digging.

Be careful not to sell your shovel or accidentally send it to your camp. Otherwise, you’ll be scrambling to find one to get at some sweet, sweet loot. For more on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out our guide on game locations, and if you’re a bit more depraved our BG3 romance and sex guide will leave you wanting more.