Idol of Silvanus

Quest Item
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A stone statue of Silvanus, the Oak Father, god of nature and its impartial fairness.

Silvanus' Blessing

Carrying the Idol in the inventory provides the aura to the entire party and NPCs, if they are close enough (~8 meter radius)

(Currently this effect only persist if the idol is not exposed to moonlight and loses its "charge" from the ritual of thorns)  

Idol of Silvanus is a Quest Item and Item in Baldur's Gate 3. Some Items can be consumed granting various effects like buffing the Character or restoring HP, while others can be used to interact with the environment or provide Lore about Baldur's Gate 3 world.


A wooden statue of SIlvanus, the Oak Father, god of nature and its impartial fairness. Those near the idol seem to better understand the natural world.


Idol of Silvanus Information

  • weight icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideWeight: 0.4 Kg.
  • value icon baldurs gate3 wiki guideValue: 350 Gp.


Idol of Silvanus Location & Where to Find

  • Location: Druid Grove
  • Quest: Steal the Sacred Idol. You have to steal it before the Tieflings Depart the grove. If the Tieflings are away, you won't be able to accept this Quest.. If you decide to give the Idol of Silvanus to Mol, he promises to reward you once you meet again at Baldur's Gate. Note that you can give hir the idol to complete the quest, and then steal it back from him.



Idol of Silvanus Notes & Tips

  • Rarity: Common
  • Value: 350 Gp.
  • Weight: 0.4 Kg.
  • ID: ??
  • Aura of Silvanus affect those with 8m of the idol even if carried in inventory. 
  • This effect will disappear if the idol is exposed to moonlight such as when the party rests at night. Putting the idol in the camp chest before long resting and retrieving it in the morning will preserve the aura for the party's use.   
  • This effect may be due to a bug
  • The idol is also hard coded to induce a theft response in surrounding NCPs. In camp they are the Party or guests and have no theft dialog so any witnessing the "crime" of picking the idol off the ground will see your own companion's and pets turn instantly hostile as if you stole from them personally.   



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    • Anonymous

      A VERY easy way of stealing it is conjuring mage hand from a distance and using the hand to THROW it until you reach your character and then pick it up

      • Anonymous

        9/13/2023 If you have a pouch/chest drop it near the idol cast cloud/darkness open the chest/idol and move the box to the side now drag the idol into the box and then make sure to go to camp. Then go to any teleport and collect your idol. Trade to Mol for Act 3 tier item and then steal it back after.

        • Anonymous

          It's rather annoying that there are mechanics in the game that are neither obvious nor explained, e.g. the Idol losing it's charge when exposed to moonlight. It's not the idol that's generating the aura, it's the ritual the druids were doing, yet the info dump off the tooltip implies its the idol.

          So how about the rest of the idols, or are those useless, as well?

          • Anonymous

            That clown Volo turned hostile at the party camp when I put the idol into the chest. Luckily that happened when I had no more use for him.

            • Anonymous

              You can give this to Mol for the Ring of Protection and then just buy it right back. You may even be able to steal it back.

              • Anonymous

                Careful with the idol while in the camp.
                If you drop it in the camp and pick it back up, Halsin and Scratch will become temp hostile. They become immediately hostile if you pick it up near them, but if you do it far away or in stealth they suddenly become hostile the next time you interact with camp chest (or possibly with other containers in the camp, have not tried it out)

                • Anonymous

                  mine stopped working after a while, as i was exploring the underdark, not sure if it has anything to do with the sussur bloom. dropping and picking it up again doesnt seem to work either. sadge

                  • Anonymous

                    Summoned the Spectator with the Iron Flask in the ritual site, went invisible and took the idol during the fight without prompting the slaughter off the Tieflings. I'd imagine this would work if you summoned the ogres as well.

                    • Anonymous

                      Tip, you can use the Mage Hand skill to take the Idol, once you get the quest to do so.

                      Fly the Hand to the stand the Idol is on, then use the Throw ability. It won't cause any aggro, but you have to be quick, keep throwing the Idol in the direction of the sea ,where the sirens are, once far enough with no one in sight you can just pick it up with no issues.

                      • Anonymous

                        Buff applies. Dunno why it sais it does not as of release. That's just outright false. In addition, If you steal the statue, then go to your camp to place it. It won't have the Red/Steal tag applied to it, but your party members will become hostile if you pick it up as if they were NPC's/Druids from the Druid Grove. The only way to fix this, as the Camp sites are too small, are to 1. Die, 2. Reload, 3. Kill Them All and Move On. 4. Just don't steal the statue without the quest? Which you MUST accept, BEFORE you settle matters with Kagha, by talking Mol in the Thiefling Hideout. Hopefully that party members attacking you issue is resolved... yes, I tested it multiple times. In front of, behind objects, sneaking. Same result. Your party loses their minds if you steal an idol they don't care about. (Not sure if it affects Hirelings. Probably, is my best guess.)

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