Shovel (familiar)

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Shovel is a unique quasit and summonable familiar that can be summoned via the Find Familiar: Cheeky Quasit spell. Unlike regular quasits, Shovel has unique dialogue, and can be interacted with after summoning her.[note 1][url 1]

Her name can be changed to Fork or Basket through dialogue.

Shovel is bored! Shovel wants to murderise!
— Shovel

Overview[edit | edit source]

Shovel is a carefree and upbeat fiend that finds joy in murder, arson and eating babies. She is impatient, and very easily gets bored. In spite of her irreverent demeanour, Shovel can be deeply loyal, even when denied the many pleasures of violence. Shovel is afraid of storm sorcery and wild magic sorcerers, stating she says she doesn't like their "thunder magic and pain". Shovel also loves dragons, and as a draconic bloodline sorcerer, convincing her you are a dragon will make her very excited. Should you not convince her you are a dragon, she will react disappointed and call you a "fake dragon", but she will not be afraid.

Summoning Shovel[edit | edit source]

There are two ways of summoning Shovel:

Permanently acquiring Shovel[edit | edit source]

To permanently gain Shovel as a summonable familiar, take any character that has no levels in Storm Sorcerer or Wild Magic Sorcerer[note 2], and summon her either with the Scroll of Summon Quasit found in the Apothecary's Cellar or by a wizard scribing the scroll and casting Find Familiar: Cheeky Quasit Find Familiar: Cheeky Quasit. The character who summoned shovel will then automatically initiate dialogue with her. Here you have to do the right dialogue options[note 3] - choosing the first one every time will work unless you are a Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer[note 3]. After finishing that dialogue go to the character who you want to be able to resummon Shovel with, and start a new dialogue. If that character is a Warlock, Wizard, or Sorcerer, Shovel will call them a "spell shite" and the spell will be added permanently to that characters common tab. Respeccing does not remove the spell.

By scribing the scroll on a Wizard, and talking to shovel with another eligible character you can learn the spell on two characters.

You have to summon Shovel in the apothecary cellar, otherwise he won't talk about Illyn and then won't call the other character spell-shite.

History[edit | edit source]

Shovel was owned by the necromancer Ilyn Toth, who was a cruel and neglectful master. He would often verbally and physically abuse her, and often forgot to feed her. In spite of this, Shovel enjoyed working with her former master.[act1 a]

Attacks and abilities[edit | edit source]

Similar to other Find Familiar summons, Shovel excels at providing chip damage and harassment in battle. Defensively, her fragile body is at best a distraction against most enemies. Her Invisibility skill is particularly useful for scouting out enemy positions and initiating fights via Surprise attacks.

Unlike ordinarily summoned quasits, Shovel has her own unique lines when using her actions.

Just like all Familiars, Shovel can drink elixirs, but increasing her Strength doesn't help her since her attacks always use Dexterity.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Shovel is referred to as she in the description of the Steam achievement Rude, Crude, and Full of Attitude: Find and summon the quasit Shovel. Or is her name... Fork? Maybe Basket?
  2. Storm Sorcery and Wild Magic Sorcerers have their own dialogue options when summoning Shovel. Due to Shovel being afraid of those sorcerers, these options will result in you not being able to get her as a permanent summon. However, Casting Disguise Self Disguise Self or Shapeshift Shapeshift will remove your class tags, allowing sorcerers to do the first dialogue if doing it with another character is not an option.
  3. 3.0 3.1 You cannot change Shovel's name, and you cannot ask about her former master Illyn. The dialogue options you get if you are a Storm Sorcery or Wild Magic Sorcerer also won't work. If you are a Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer, you cannot convince her you are a dragon

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dialogue with Shovel, when spoken to in Apothecary's Cellar.
  1. Patch notes: Baldur's Gate 3 website. Larian Studios. Retrieved 12:08, 2023-11-22.

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