Steal the Sacred Idol

Type Quest
Act 1
Location Druid Grove
Reward  Ring of Protection

Steal the Sacred Idol is a Quest in Baldur's Gate 3. Steal the Sacred Idol can be acquired during Act 1. 


Steal the Sacred Idol Objectives

  • Steal the Idol


Steal the Sacred Idol Walkthrough

  • If you get caught by the druids, it will start a war between druid and outsiders.
  • You can use SHADOW OF MENZOBERRANZAN's special ability to remained cloaked while stealing. (Acquired at Myconid colony). Or, you can simply put a chest next to the idol, put the idol in that chest, then add it to your inventory.
  • If you wait after you solve the ritual issue with Kagha, it will become much easier to steal the idol. You can just walk up to the idol while hiding with a Dex character. Then move the idol out of the altar and enable turn base mode to pick it up then walk away.
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 How to unlock Steal the Sacred Idol

  • Mol (Save the Tiefling from Investigate the Beach, then Doni will reveal the entrance to Tiefling Hideout.)


Steal the Sacred Idol Rewards


Steal the Sacred Idol Notes & Tips

  • The idol provides an aura of +1 animal handling +1 nature
  • NOTE: In order to get the ring, you have to give the idol to Mol before you kill 3 goblin leaders. Otherwise, he won't give you the ring anymore.
  • After you give Mol the idol, you can buy or steal it back from him.
  • Ring of Protection can only be acquired by completing this quest.

  • If you steal the idol during Kagha’s Ritual of Thorns, it will trigger a civil war event in the grove

  • Killing the Goblin Camp leaders seems to cancel the quest. Mol will strangely still accept a stolen idol but no reward is given (feels like a bug).

  •  Completing the Investigate Kagha quest will end the Ritual of Thorns early, defusing tensions and allowing the idol to be stolen with regular NPC theft reactions


Quests in Baldur's Gate 3
Acquire the Gauntlets for Helsik  ♦  Aid the Underduke  ♦  Ask the Goblin Priestess for Help  ♦  Avenge Glut's Circle  ♦  Avenge the Drowned  ♦  Avenge the Hag Survivors  ♦  Avenge the Ironhands  ♦  Blind the Absolute  ♦  Break Yurgi's Contract  ♦  Break Yurgir's Contract  ♦  Call of the Blood  ♦  Capture Isobel the Selunite Cleric  ♦  Confront the Elder Brain  ♦  Consider Gortash's Bargain  ♦  Control the Elder Brain  ♦  Cure the Poisoned Gnome  ♦  Deal with the Devil  ♦  Deal with the Gnomes  ♦  Defeat Ketheric Thorm  ♦  Defeat Mystic Carrion  ♦  Defeat the Duergar Intruders  ♦  Defeat the Goblins  ♦  Deliver Nere's Head  ♦  Destroy the Ancient Tome  ♦  Destroy the Elder Brain  ♦  Disable the Steel Watch  ♦  Discover the Artefact's Secrets  ♦  Discover the History of Prince Orpheus  ♦  Embrace Your Potential  ♦  Escape the Deal  ♦  Escape the Nautiloid  ♦  Explore the ruins  ♦  Feed the Mind Flayer  ♦  Find a Cure  ♦  Find a way into Wyrm's Rock fortress  ♦  Find Arabella's Parents  ♦  Find Doni  ♦  Find Dribbles the Clown  ♦  Find Explosives  ♦  Find Ketheric Thorm's Relic  ♦  Find Mol  ♦  Find Mystic Carrion's Servant  ♦  Find Rolan in the Shadows  ♦  Find the 'Stern Librarian' Ffion  ♦  Find the Blood of Lathander  ♦  Find the Githyanki Creche  ♦  Find The Missing Boots  ♦  Find the Missing Letters  ♦  Find the Missing Shipment  ♦  Find the Mushroom Picker  ♦  Find the Nightsong  ♦  Find your belongings  ♦  Find Zevlor  ♦  Finish the Masterwork weapon  ♦  Follow the Convoy  ♦  Forging a Heart  ♦  Free Counsellor Florrick  ♦  Free Lae'zel  ♦  Free Orpheus  ♦  Free the artist  ♦  Free True Soul Nere  ♦  Fulfill the Deal  ♦  Gather Your Allies  ♦  Get Gortash's Netherstone  ♦  Get Help from Auntie Ethel  ♦  Get Help from Healer Nettie  ♦  Get Orin's Netherstone  ♦  Get Past the Rubble  ♦  Help Kith'rak Voss  ♦  Help Omeluum Investigate the Parasite  ♦  Help the Cursed Monk  ♦  Help the Devilish Ox  ♦  Help the Hag Survivors  ♦  Help Your Protector  ♦  Hunt the Devil  ♦  Impress the Murder Tribunal  ♦  Infiltrate Moonrise Towers  ♦  Investigate Cazador's Palace  ♦  Investigate Kagha  ♦  Investigate the Beach  ♦  Investigate the House of Grief  ♦  Investigate the Murders  ♦  Investigate the Selunite Resistance  ♦  Investigate the Suspicious Toys  ♦  Kill Kagha  ♦  Kill Raphael's Old Enemy  ♦  Lift the Shadow Curse  ♦  Open your Scars  ♦  Protect the Myconid Circle  ♦  Punish the Wicked  ♦  Raid the Emerald Grove  ♦  Raid the Grove  ♦  Remove the Parasite  ♦  Rescue Orin's Victim  ♦  Rescue the Druid Halsin  ♦  Rescue the gnome  ♦  Rescue the Gnomes in Moonrise Towers  ♦  Rescue the Grand Duke  ♦  Rescue the Illithid's Captive  ♦  Rescue the survivors  ♦  Rescue the Tieflings  ♦  Rescue the Trapped Man  ♦  Rescue Volo  ♦  Rescue Wulbren  ♦  Resolve the Abduction  ♦  Retrieve Omeluum  ♦  Return Rakath's Gold  ♦  Return the Locket  ♦  Roveer's Storehouse  ♦  Save Arabella  ♦  Save Hope  ♦  Save Mayrina  ♦  Save the First Druid  ♦  Save the Goblin Sazza  ♦  Save the Gondians  ♦  Save the Grymforge Gnomes  ♦  Save the refugees  ♦  Save Vanra  ♦  Search the Cellar  ♦  Seek Protection from the Shadow Curse  ♦  Servant of None  ♦  Solve the Open Hand Temple Murders  ♦  Steal a Githyanki Egg  ♦  Stop the Presses  ♦  Surrender Shadowheart to Viconia  ♦  Talk to the Sentient Amulet  ♦  The Adamantine Forge  ♦  The Dark Cleric  ♦  The Knights of Shield  ♦  The Ritual  ♦  Travel through the Mountain Pass  ♦  Travel through the Underdark  ♦  Travel to Moonrise Towers  ♦  Unlock the Ancient Tome  ♦  Visit the Emperor's Old Hideout  ♦  Wake up Art Cullagh


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    • Anonymous

      Can swipe the idol in darkness in turn based mode, go invis (not 100% sure if necessary), and fast travel before the cutscene triggers. it's possible to get back to mol without triggering the cutscene if you take the long way around the grove (or leave someone in the hideout)

      • Anonymous

        Extremely difficult to pull off with the ritual still occurring. Afterwards however, it's pretty easy to use darkness on the spot, have a stealthy character swipe it while in the darkness, and then immediately travel to your camp followed by fast traveling to the waypoint outside the grove. If they don't say anything when you walk back in, you're clear.

        • Anonymous

          as of september 01, 2023, patch 2, you cannot get the quest after you stop kagha with druid ritual. Mol will simply say "I don't need help at the moment"
          To prevent this, make sure you get the quest from mol BEFORE you confront Kagha or kill any goblin leader.

          • Anonymous

            If you buy, or steal the idol off of Mol via the trade function, Mol treats it as if someone stole the Idol from them. Additionally, Mol is impressed by this, wanting that individual for their guild. Mol has their priorities straight when it comes to being a leader, protect and nurture your own, and recruit talent, not inferior yes men, or fools. Mol is frankly speaking... a seriously dangerous potential thieves guild leader in the story of Faerun. I, am ALL for it. I purchased the Idol off of Mol and placed it back in the Druid's Grove on its pedestal quietly. Thus triggering the state where the idol was "technically", not stolen, while completing this quest for Mol. Additionally, and it's well worth noting, despite the fact the statue gives off an Aura with skill proficiency in Nature and Survival, taking it theoretically dooms the Druid's Grove, while is also massively annoying, in that it can slow your game by constantly giving/removing NPC's en masse the buff as you move. So, it's probably a good idea to buy/steal the idol OFF Mol, and return it.

            • Anonymous

              reward is
              it gives you +1 ac and saving throws
              so broken

              • Anonymous

                The quest didn't appear in my game but i stole it anyway. If i sell it to her will it continue the questline without the ring reward?

                • Anonymous

                  바드클래스 1명과 알피라 보상을 통해 악기숙련1명을 추가하여 2명이 양쪽에서 악기연주로 주의를 끌고 아스타리온으로 편하게 숨어서 훔칠수 있습니다.
                  100골드가 아깝다면 바드로 시작하십시오
                  파란색 등급의 방어의 반지가 보상으로 주어집니다.

                  • Anonymous

                    stealing the idol with the shadow druid still trying to cast the "lockout" spell will cause war, no matter what. Not like they don't make this abundantly clear through overhead dialogue. WAIT until you have dealt with her first.

                    • Anonymous

                      You actually don't need anything special at all if you wait after you solve the ritual issue with Kagha, it will become much easier to steal the idol.

                      You can just walk up to the idol while hiding with your Dex character. Then move the idol out of the altar and enable turn base mode to pick it up then walk away.

                      • Anonymous

                        post-kagha shadow druid exposure i had gale cast fog on it and just walked right out. guard asked but deception(15) and intimidation(?) checks allow you to walk freely

                        • Anonymous

                          Stealing with the chest doesn't work anymore. You can steal it with no problem but Mol won't recognize that and won't give the chance to hand it to her

                          • Anonymous

                            If you carry the idol in your inventory it gives a passive aura with +1 animal handling +1 nature as bonus iirc

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