Baldur’s Gate 3: Chest Of The Mundane [Location & Uses]

What is the Chest Of Mundane and what are its uses? Find out in this guide.

Baldur's Gate 3 Chest Of The Mundane
Baldur's Gate 3 Chest Of The Mundane | Credits: Gamesual

The Chest Of The Mundane in Baldur’s Gate 3 is an exciting item discoverable by players. Throughout the game, you will discover many interesting items, and a lot of the time, it may not be obvious what that specific item does. One of those items is the Chest Of The Mundane. Continue reading to find out its location and uses.

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Key Takeaways

  • The Chest Of The Mundane is another one of the random interesting items you will find around Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • The chest is in the Arcane Tower, located in the Underdark.
  • Go through the entrance of the Arcane Tower to the first-floor balcony.
  • However, avoid the turrets at the entrance and the first floor by becoming invisible or crouching in turn-based mode.
  • Jump through the window into the first floor and go through the balcony door on the right side, and the chest will be on the right railing.
  • The chest will contain mundane items that will reveal themselves when taken out.
  • Putting items in the chest will turn them mundane and reduce their weight to 0.05kg; however, they will turn back when removed from the chest.

Now the Chest Of The Mundane might sound like a “mundane” item but rest assured, it is worth your time. Some might say it is one of the best items you can obtain in the game because it passively helps you throughout your campaign. This chest acts as a Bag of Holding.


So now you may be wondering how to get to the Chest Of The Mundane in Baldur’s Gate 3. It is quite easy, but it depends on your party level. Having at least a party level of 4, the higher it is, the easier it will be to obtain it.

The Chest Of The Mundane is located in the Underdark, which is a fascinating place in Baldur’s Gate 3. However, don’t let the fascination get to you; you can easily get wiped out by the numerous enemies lurking there.

Baldur's Gate 3 Arcane Tower Balcony
Baldur’s Gate 3 Arcane Tower Balcony | Credits: Gamesual

Now make your way to the Arcane Tower but be careful as it is heavily guarded by numerous turrets which will instantly start shooting you. This is a big problem if your party is not that strong yet. The chest is located on the first-floor balcony, towards the right side. However, this means having to go through the guarded turret area.

There are a few ways to get past them. The easiest way is to go invisible and run through the area, and don’t worry if not all party members can go invisible, as you can just ungroup and bring only one member with you.

However, if none of the members have this spell, it will make things a bit difficult as now the only way is to enter the turn-based mode and crouch by pressing the ‘C’ key. You will now need to navigate the area while avoiding the red zones of the turrets.

Once you have reached the Arcane Tower, jump through the window. However, unfortunately, the horror of the turrets is back, and you will again need to navigate around them as you did before. After getting past them, enter the balcony door towards the right side, and there you will find the Chest Of The Mundane in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Just take the items from the chest and put the chest in your inventory using the right click of your mouse. However, you will need to pass a perception check to identify it, but it will still work even if the check was unsuccessful.

Using The Item

Baldur's Gate 3 Chest Of The Mundane Loot
Baldur’s Gate 3 Chest Of The Mundane Loot | Credits: Gamesual

When you open the chest, the loot inside will seem very bad, and it may feel like you have just wasted your time, but as soon as you take the items from the chest, they will turn into their real selves. The actual loot you will gain from the Chest Of The Mundane in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a Scroll of Protection, a Scroll of Mage Armor, a Gold Ingot, a Hearthlight Bomb, and the Mystra’s Grace Boots.

However, the most excellent loot is the Chest Of The Mundane itself. After you have put it inside your inventory, it will take 20kg of weight, and anything you put inside it will have its weight reduced to 0.05kg, no matter how heavy the item was.

Moreover, the item will convert into something mundane, hence the chest’s name. These will be things like spoons, forks, etc., and they will revert to their original selves after they have been taken out of the chest. Furthermore, you can even store boxes of weapons inside, making it very useful, especially if you are an item hoarder. However, there is a limit to the chest in which you will hit around 125 items.

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