BG3 Gekh Coal - how to get Exterminator's Axe

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An image of Gekh Coal in BG3 holding the Exterminator's Axe

To get the Exterminator's Axe from Gekh Coal in BG3, you need to make smart choices and use good tactics.

The highly sought-after Exterminator's Axe rests in the hands of Gekh Coal, the chief of a small Duergar raiding squad. You must know the slave driver's location and make crucial choices to successfully recover the weapon from his possession.

In this guide, we'll reveal the whereabouts of Gekh Coal in BG 3 and provide you with clever choices to secure the axe from his grasp. Because choices do matter in Baldur's Gate.

Where to find Gekh Coal in BG3?

Gekh Coal in Baldur's Gate 3 (BG3) can be found in the Underdark, near the beach at the Decrepit Village.

One quest that involves Gekh Coal is "Defeat the Duergar Intruders." If you've interacted with Spaw at the Ebonlake Grotto and received this quest, your task is to defeat Gekh Coal, who is nothing more than an evil slave driver, and his crew.

Another quest related to Gekh Coal is "Find the Missing Boots." Upon approaching him, he might attempt to attack you. Successfully persuading him not to attack will reveal that he's searching for the Boots of Speed stolen by Thulla.

How to get the Exterminator's Axe from Gekh Coal in BG3

To get the Exterminator's Axe from Gekh Coal in BG3, you must engage and defeat him in combat. Once you have successfully defeated Gekh Coal, the Exterminator's Axe will be dropped as loot, allowing you to claim it for your character's use.

When initially encountering Gekh Coal, it's advisable to approach him without initiating an attack. Opt for a friendly interaction instead. However, when he relocates to the second floor of the dilapidated house, surround him and initiate an attack.


Your primary target should be Gekh Coal, the Duergar Slave Hunter. Focus your efforts on defeating him before he has the chance to summon any undead reinforcements. This tactical approach can provide you with an advantage during the encounter.

And that wraps up our guide on getting the Exterminator's Axe from Gekh Coal in BG3. Before you leave, make sure you check out where to find the Drow twins and Ellyka in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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