Helping your companions is what RPGs like Baldur’s Gate 3 are all about. But not all companion quests are created equal. Some friends need you to feed them magical items to consume, and some friends need you to slowly poke at their secrets until they reveal some massive trauma from their past. And Karlach? Karlach has a big, hot, burning engine in her chest, and she needs it fixed.
As part of ‘The Hellion’s Heart’ quest, you’ll need to find Infernal Iron and bring it to Dammon, a powerful smith in the Emerald Grove (and other places) in order to get her Karlach fixed up.
In this Baldur’s Gate 3 guide, we’ll show you how to grab pieces of Infernal Iron as early as act 1.
How do you get Infernal Iron in act 1?
In order to use Dammon’s services, you’ll first need to find Karlach and listen to her about her heart problems. You can find her cooling off by the river to the north of the Blighted Village, east of the Goblin Camp.
You’ll then need to find one piece of Infernal Iron. Lucky for you, there are two pieces that are relatively easy to get early on in Baldur’s Gate 3. You’ll find one in the Goblin Camp and another in the Blighted Village.
You can find your first piece of Infernal Iron in the basement of the Blighted Village, which you can access via the locked door or the webbed ceiling. If you need help finding it, check out our guide for the Masterwork Weapon Forge. In the same room as the forge, you’ll find a ladder that leads to a locked chest. Pick the lock yourself (or get Asterion to help), and you’ll find some Infernal Iron hidden inside.
If you’re not exploring too much off the main path, chances are the first time you’ll actually come across Infernal Iron is in the Goblin Camp. You can find it inside the Shattered Sanctum, in the treasure room just behind Dror Ragzlin’s throne. Pick the lock to get in and you’ll find a ton of treasure waiting for you — including the Infernal Iron.
Is there more Infernal Iron in Baldur’s Gate 3?
Players are reporting more locations for Infernal Iron later on in the game, but we’ve yet to find them ourselves.
However, just in terms of helping Karlach, you’ll only need one piece. If you grab the two pieces we listed above, you should have more than enough for at least the first two acts of Baldur’s Gate 3.