How to Beat Thisobald Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

During your Gameplay have you come across a strange-looking fella named “Thisobald” in the Wanning Moon Inn? If you attempted to engage with him, whether through conversation or combat, you probably discovered that both approaches presented significant challenges. In this guide, I will demonstrate effective strategies on How to Beat Thisobald Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3, either through dialogue or fighting.

How to Beat Thisobald Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3

Thisobald Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of those few bosses that is completely optional to fight.

If you are not exploring the map in the act, it is completely possible that you can miss him entirely.

As far as I remember, there is no Quest that makes it necessary to talk to him or even approach him.

However if you have entered the Wanning Moon Inn and come close to his proximity, your player character simply takes a seat opposite of him.

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There after that, you have 2 options engage with him in the conversation or refuse to take part in his drinking game.

The drink is extremely toxic only the saving throw could save you from it. However, there is a way you can finish the game without taking a single sip from it.

Here in this guide, we are going to talk about How to Beat Thisobald Thorm in both fight and drinking contests.

So without any further delay let’s get started –

Beat Thisobald Thorm by Drinking Game

One of the most fun things about Baldur’s Gate 3 is you can beat a large number of bosses just by talking to them.

Most of the time your persuasion and Intimation skills get the job done but in the case of Thisobald Thorm things are a bit different.

To beat him in the drinking game you have to possess pass SLEIGHT OF HAND and PERFORMANCE skill checks.

This is recommended not only because this will increase your approval rate with most of your active companions further but also because you will know a little bit about him and about only the weakness of Ketheric Thorn.

If you want to go this route here is what you need to do –

  1. When he first asks you to drink with him choose any option except “attack” or refuse to drink.
  2. In the next dialogue, you have to choose “Pick up the tankard”.
  3. Now when he proposes a toast you simply have to choose “Mime Drinking”.

Now you can start sharing stories with each other.

Remember to tell your story You will have to pass performance and for each round, you need to pass Sleight of hand as well as mime drinking.

You will have a lot of chances to ask him questions at the end of each round.

If you do everything correctly, he will simply pass out.

Beat Thisobald Thorm in BG3 by Fighting

Well things can go out of hand, and you might end up in a situation where you have to fight him, not with words but your weapons.

When this happens; the first thing that you have to remember he is not an easy enemy to defeat.

Here are few other pointers and tips which will help you build your own fighting strategy –

  • Thisobald in the start will have immunity to all piercing, slashing, and bludgeoning so the melee weapons can’t hurt him. You have to use magic.
  • Spread out your party, position them on the high ground but make sure they are not close to each other.
  • He does brew attacks, which deal 30 to 40 damage. After 3 brew attacks, he blacks out and loses his resistance. This is your chance to hit him with everything you have.
  • Once he recovers, he gains his resistance back and the cycle continues.

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TL;DR

There is no reason to Beat Thisobald Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3 except to gather more information about his father.

If you engage with him in the conversation you will learn everything there is to learn about him.

In this guide, we have discussed how to deal with him in both dialogue and combat.

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