Baldur's Gate 3, the highly anticipated role-playing game developed and published by Larian Studios, has captured the hearts of gamers with its immersive gameplay and intricate decision-making. One popular tactic that has surfaced in the game is the notorious "save scumming," a clever trick that allows players to manipulate outcomes and render choices inconsequential. However, in the treacherous realm of Honour Mode, this strategy is rendered obsolete, challenging players to find innovative ways to cheat death and resurrect fallen NPCs.

Save scumming, for the uninitiated, involves creating multiple save files before pivotal battles or dice rolls. If the protagonist, known as Tav, faces an unfavorable outcome, they can simply revert to an earlier save file and try again. In modes other than Honour Mode, parties can exploit this technique without restrictions. However, even on lower difficulties, some players take it upon themselves to eschew this practice as a personal challenge to overcome any adverse consequences creatively.

As Act 1 draws to a close, Tav and their party are faced with a crucial decision: whether to venture through the treacherous Underdark or brave the perils of the Mountain Pass to reach Act 2. While both options offer unique content, a fascinating dynamic unfolds within the Myconid Colony in the Underdark. Sovereign Spaw and Sovereign Glut find themselves embroiled in a tense conflict, and the party can tip the scales in favor of one or the other.

Aligning with Sovereign Glut grants the party access to his remarkable Animating Spores ability, albeit only while in the Underdark. Once the party enters the ominous Shadowfell, they can no longer return to the Underdark and exploit Glut's revival powers. To revive fallen NPCs from that point forward, Tav must rely on alternative methods such as animate dead and Fungal Infestation, administered by the enigmatic Withers. However, revived NPCs do not regain their dialogue options and quests, denying the party potential rewards and interactions.

If Tav fulfills Glut's request to eliminate the Duergar, the Sovereign joins the party as a follower, bestowing them with the coveted Animating Spores ability. This unique power can be employed each time Glut's turn arrives, effectively resurrecting corpses. Moreover, after overthrowing Spaw, Tav can bring lifeless bodies to Glut for revival. Notable NPCs that Glut can reanimate include Priestess Gut, Dror Ragzlin, Bulette, Kith'rak, the Inquisitor, and many more. These resurrected characters retain some of their original abilities, transforming them into formidable minions.

However, caution must be exercised when presenting corpses to Glut. Dropping them haphazardly before him may trigger a hostile response, jeopardizing the party's delicate alliance.

It is worth noting that Glut's power of reanimation differs from Withers' resurrection abilities. Characters like Minthara, who may have met their untimely demise in Honour Mode, cannot be revived by Glut. For those longing to recruit Minthara as an ally in their camp, alternative methods must be pursued. Fortunately, the current method of recruiting Minthara in Baldur's Gate 3 allows players to spare the Emerald Grove and retain companions such as Halsin, Karlach, and Wyll.

Similarly, certain NPCs encountered in Act 1 and Act 2 cannot be revived through Glut's powers. These include creatures integral to the story or those that defy the classification of humanoids. Death Shepherds, already undead, are beyond Glut's reach, as are characters like Elminster, whose significance in the lore of BG3 and Dungeons and Dragons is paramount. It is possible that Elminster lacks combat abilities, as he typically plays a non-combat role.

As of now, there is no built-in mechanism in BG3 to recruit Glut as a permanent member of the party. Mods or glitches may enable players to have Glut accompany them, but these methods come with inherent risks. Glut may malfunction or encounter unforeseen issues when thrust into situations he was not designed for. Thus, it is advisable to exploit his powers while they are available and switch to animate dead once it becomes accessible.

For those seeking an alternative to Glut's abilities, the School of Necromancy presents an enticing option. Players can respec Gale or another Origin character, create a wizard Tav, or recruit a Hireling from Withers and transform them into a School of Necromancy wizard. Even a wizard of any subclass with the animate dead ability obtained through a scroll offers advantages, albeit not on par with the quality of undead minions associated with the School of Necromancy.

Glut's powers provide a significant boost to Tav and their party, enabling them to navigate the perilous depths of the Underdark and granting access to formidable undead minions. However, oncethe party embarks on their journey through the Shadowfell and beyond, alternative methods of resurrection must be explored. Whether through the School of Necromancy or other means, players must adapt their tactics and employ unconventional strategies to cheat death and revive fallen allies.

Baldur's Gate 3 continues to challenge players with its intricate gameplay and decision-making, pushing them to think outside the box and find innovative solutions. The revival of fallen NPCs is just one example of how the game encourages players to explore different paths and discover unique abilities. As Tav and their party traverse the dangerous world of Baldur's Gate 3, they must constantly adapt and utilize every resource at their disposal to overcome the odds and emerge victorious.

So, fellow adventurers, embrace the challenge of reviving the undead in Baldur's Gate 3 and discover the unconventional tactics that lie within the game's rich and immersive world. Remember, death may be a setback, but with the right strategies and a touch of creativity, you can cheat fate and bring your fallen comrades back to life.

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