In role-playing games with a high fantasy setting, you can expect to come across a wide variety of creatures from strange and quirky to downright terrifying. If you come across the Baldur’s Gate 3 strange ox, you may find it to be an unsettling mix of quirky and terrifying, not to mention strange is already in its name.
Baldur’s Gate 3 takes place in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign called Forgotten Realms. Because of the game’s ties to the classic fifth edition of the campaign, you can also become a strange creature yourself through the character creation process.
But regardless of all the crazy things you can come up with through character customization, the Baldur’s Gate 3 strange ox might still be able to catch you off guard.
What is the strange ox in Baldur’s Gate 3?
The strange ox is an NPC in Baldur’s Gate 3 that you can find in the Druid’s Grove, but there’s more to it than that. One of the first things you might notice about this creature is that its moos sound like a person pretending to be an ox instead of an actual moo sound.
If you or one of your party members have the ability to talk to animals, you can learn that the strange ox is “Going to Baldur’s Gate no matter what.” If you investigate the ox even further, you’ll see that it has Blindsight and Darkvision, traits that normal ox don’t typically have.
At the moment, no one has figured out what this animal actually is other than an NPC that just happens to take the form of an ox. Why it has decided to go to Baldur’s Gate no matter what is also anyone’s guess.
What does the strange ox do?
Other than ox things and telling you about their travel plans, the strange ox doesn’t do much else. But if you decide to get aggressive with the creature, things get even weirder.
Should you attack and kill the strange ox, you’ll end up drenched in some sort of acid. The animal will also drop a Shapeshifter’s Boon Ring. This ring gives you an additional d4 to all checks when shapeshifting and disguising yourself.
That’s all we have on the Baldur’s Gate 3 strange ox mystery, at the moment. We are sure that we'll know more in the future, about this cow. For more on the RPG by Larian, feel free to check out how to revive characters or where to find Halsin.