Fiend Level 8
|Quests||Escape the Nautiloid|
Commander Zhalk is an optional Boss in Baldur's Gate 3. Commander Zhalk can be found near the end of the Prologue, fighting against a Mind Flayer. Bosses in BG3 are powerful enemies that have increased health and pose a bigger challenge for players.
Where to find Commander Zhalk
Commander Zhalk Quests
Commander Zhalk Dialogue Options
Players can't talk to Commander Zhalk, he is fighting a Mind Flayer when first found and won't bother with the player until it manages to kill it. Although players can avoid Commander Zhalk and not fight it, if you have a Fighter or plan to have Lae'zel in your party, he drops a powerful Greatsword called Everburn Blade that makes the confrontation worthwhile.
Note that if the Mind Flayer facing him is killed, Commander Zhalk will focus his attention on your party.
Commander Zhalk Boss Fight Guide
Commander Zhalk Boss Tips
Commander Zhalk isn't paying attention to the player once you stumble upon him, he is fighting a Mind Flayer exclusively.
Commander Zhalk general information
Base speed: 9m
Commander Zhalk Abilities
- Proficiency Bonus: +2
- Initiative: +4
Command Zhalk Attack & Spells
- Main hand attack
Commander Zhalk Resistances
Commander Zhalk Rewards
- Experience: 150
- Loot: Everburn Blade
Commander Zhalk Notes & Tips
- As a level 1 character, it's very difficult to defeat him. However, you can use the explosive you gathered on Nautiloid to deal extra damage. Once he's dead, the mind flayer will turn hostile, and more demons will appear and join the fight.
- Notes and tips go here
If your a wizard, use thunder damage. Clarics can use holy as well.. guiding bolt is doing a ton.
Pretty sure he’s also resistant to lightning damage for whatever reason. Witch Bolt is only dealing 1-6
Worth killing these days, he drops the flaming sword he uses in place of a normal great sword
Patch 5 - drops an awesome flaming great sword. It is a tough fight but it is doable.