In the intricate tapestry of Baldur’s Gate 3, a pivotal juncture arises, should you ever trust a mind flayer?

Omeluum claims to be free of his elder brain and offers a solution to liberate you from the clutches of a parasitic Mind Flayer tadpole embedded within your mind.

This choice might reverberate through your journey like others in this expansive cRPG.

Let’s unravel the enigma and see if you should drink Omeluum’s potion in Baldur’s Gate 3.

What Happens if You Drink the Potion?

Deciding to consume Omeluum’s potion unfurls a sequence of events. Omeluum, in a surprising turn, acknowledges his miscalculation.

Drinking his potion unveils an unexpected twist. Instead of immediate harm, it amplifies the parasite’s power within, potentially aligning you further with the Mind Flayer’s arsenal.

This unforeseen repercussion, however, might not align with your larger ambitions.

Instead of leaving you adrift in newfound potency, he proffers a resolution—a Ring of Mind-Shielding.

This artifact curtails the parasite’s expansion, shielding you from succumbing to Mind Flayer metamorphosis while relinquishing some of its abilities.

A compromise, perhaps, for those determined to retain control over their destiny.

What Happens if You Don’t Drink It?

Opting to bypass Omeluum’s proposition sets you on a divergent trajectory, but not an impressive one.

The quest will remain there until you finally end Act 2. That said, not drinking prevents you from trading with Omeluum and getting the ring he offers to protect you from the Elder Brain.

It doesn’t seem the worst outcome for those who are not willing to let the tadpole win any battle at all.

Who Is Omeluum?

Omeluum, a multifaceted Mind Flayer with a history of once breaking free from his Elder Brain’s control, extends an invitation with a potion.

You meet him in the Underdark alongside his unusual colleague, although not more uncommon than himself.

This concoction pledges to sever the connection with the parasitic Mind Flayer tadpole, which threatens to reshape you into a Mind Flayer.

With stakes soaring and temptation tugging, the consequences stretch profoundly.

But is it true that he has escaped an Elder Brain? Is Omeluum really an ally? It seems that in BG3, you can trust him.

Even using detect thoughts will reveal that the Mind Flayer fully expects you to be afraid or suspicious of him, but he never seems to try to harm you.

Should You Drink the Potion?

This is more a question of roleplay than anything else. Drinking the potion might make the tadpole more powerful, but it doesn’t seem to have any repercussions for most of the game.

The decision hinges on your character’s principles and aspirations. Will you embrace the gamble, wielding newfound Mind Flayer prowess?

It may also be that you want Omeluum’s magic ring, and you don’t want to kill the parasite. In that case, you will have to try his potion before being able to trade with him.

Final Thoughts

As you contemplate the ramifications and unravel the secrets of this enigmatic elixir, remember that the world of RPGs thrives on choices, and the path you select will weave into the unique tapestry of your journey.

Whether you forge ahead with newfound power or safeguard your individuality, the story unfolds with every step you take.

It’s up to you whether you drink the potion, save the Nightsong, or even help the Emperor.

But know this, seemingly unimportant choices can sometimes unleash a domino effect in BG3.