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BG3: should you let Volo extract the parasite?

One of the early decisions in Baldur's Gate 3 is whether or not you trust a bard with brain surgery. Here's what happens if you do.

If you decide to rescue Volo from the Goblin Camp during Act 1 of Baldur's Gate 3, he will turn up at your camp and offer to help find a way to extract the parasite from your brain. Eventually, he'll turn up with a surgical solution. 

Maybe don't read on if you have a fear of things being poked into eye sockets. 

What happens if Volo extracts the parasite in BG3? 

If you decide to let Volo try his hand at some impromptu surgery, you'll have to pass a few checks as he stabs an ice pick into your eyeball. At any point, you can back out of the surgery, but there's a perk you can earn if you endure the pain and let him do his work. 

By the end of it, you'll lose an eye. Luckily for you, Volo has a spare. Let him poke your eye out, and you'll get a magic eye that allows you to see invisible creatures. You'll still have a worm crawling around in your head, and Shadowheart disapproves of you letting someone jab a pick through your brain, but it's worth it. 

So if the question is: should you let Volo extract the parasite in Baldur's Gate 3? The answer is: yes

Since you're here, why not check out our list of BG3 tips