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BG3 Soft Step Trial: No Gem Issue

Some players are facing no gem issue while playing Soft Step Trial in Baldur’s Gate 3, which is really disappointing for them.

Players get a gem called Umbral Gem as a reward after completing this trial in the game.

Finding no gem after the Soft Step Trial in BG3 can be due to various reasons such as not completing the blood ritual, not clicking on the blood bowl, etc. This can be resolved by completing the blood ritual at the start, restarting the trial, etc.

Continue reading more about not finding a gem in the Soft Step Trial of BG3.

What Is The Soft Step Trial? 

The Soft Step trial is one of the missions of the Gauntlet of Shar location in Baldur’s Gate 3 game.

Similarly, players can start the “Soft Step Trial” by entering through an Iron Door, where they will find a sacrificial altar.

Moreover, you have to complete the Soft Step Trial in order to get an Umbral Gem as a reward.

soft step trial
Starting the Soft Step Trial.

Additionally, players can use Umbral Gem to unlock missions and sell them to the vendors to get gold.

Although this trial is not easy to win, you can still finish it using various hacks such as sneaking your way through.

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Resolving No Gem Issue In Soft Step Trial Of BG3

Players are discussing on community platforms like Reddit that they did not get any gems in the Soft Step Trial.

Moreover, players have completed the trail in a direct way without cheating, yet the Umbral Gem was missing at the end.

However, there are some ways through which this issue can be resolved which are discussed below:

1. Completing The Blood Ritual

Players have to perform the blood ritual before initiating the Soft Step Trial in order to start it properly.

However, discussion in the Reddit community shows that many players forget to do the blood ritual.

blood ritual
Performing the Blood Ritual.

Therefore, you should perform a blood ritual by cutting your hand and dropping a few drops of your blood into the blood bowl.

Similarly, players have discussed that they finally got the Umbral gem after completing the blood ritual.

2. Restarting The Trial 

You should be able to get the Umbral gem automatically after completing the Soft Step Trial in normal game flow.

However, if players cannot get the gem, they can try restarting the whole trial and most probably get the gem.

Similarly, players in the gaming community have confirmed that reloading the trial has worked for them.

3. Try Stacking Boxes On Altar

If you cannot complete the Soft Step Trial in a direct way, you can also try some cheats that might work.

Additionally, players have mentioned that they stacked some boxes on the top of the altar and tried getting near to the gem.

Moreover, some have confirmed that they could access the Umbral gem using this method.

4. Check For The Previous Gems

Players have to complete other trials before starting the Soft Step Trial in the Gauntlet of Shar location in bg3.

Moreover, you will receive gems from those trials that you must collect and keep with you.

Similarly, you can check if you are missing any gems and try recollecting them, which has worked for some players.

5. Picking Up The Gate Key

At the end of the trial, there is a gate that you have to open to access the Umbral gem from the Altar lady.

However, you have to overcome the 10 DC Dexterity check in order to open the end gate of the trail.

Moreover, players can skip this check and open the gate using the gate key which they can get by heading a step back.

Gate key
Pulling the lever to access the Gate key.

Here are the steps by which you can get the gate key:

  1. Go a step back to the room where you pressed the button to open the final wall.
  2. Now move to the left door where you will find the Lever.
  3. Pull the lever to open another room where you will find the gate key on a table.

Therefore, you can head back to the end gate with the gate key and open it to access the Umbral gem.

The Bottom Line

Overall, players are facing no gem issue in the Soft Step Trial in BG3 though this issue can be resolved.

Similarly, you can use the above-mentioned techniques to get access to the Umbral gem and complete the trial.

Additionally, if you are still facing the issue, you can report it to the official support site of Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Suraj Thapa
Suraj Thapa
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