As the highly anticipated full release date of Baldur's Gate 3 draws near, players from all corners of the gaming world are curious about the best weapons this immersive fantasy RPG has to offer.
As an adventurer in the treacherous world of Faerûn, your survival often depends on the effectiveness of your weaponry. Whether you're battling fearsome creatures or engaging in intense combat encounters, having the right weapon can mean the difference between victory and defeat.
In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the diverse arsenal of weapons available in Baldur's Gate 3. While you are here, make sure you check out the Origin characters in the game.
Best weapons in Baldur's Gate 3
There are plenty of armaments you can find in Baldur's Gate 3, but there are definitely those that stand out above the rest. These weapons are usually either incredibly powerful or offer some kind of unique effect.
Sorrow is a glaive that also grants you Ensnaring Strike whenever you use it. Ensnaring Strike has a chance to bind your target in place with thorny vines.
Using Sorrow also has a negative effect though, as you will take 1 point of psychic damage whenever you take a swing with it.
Sorrow can be obtained in the Hidden Vault. You can receive it by either rescuing Halsin or stealing it from Rath.
A ranged weapon with a bit of a reputation, the Joltshooter has a unique effect called Electric Blood.
Electric Blood will give you 2 lightning charges whenever you deal damage with the Joltshooter. Lightning charges will bolster your offence by granting you +1 to attack rolls and 1 additional lightning damage.
You can obtain the Joltshooter by completing a quest called Rescue the Grand Duke.
Sword of Justice
The Sword of Justice is a massive blade that also gives you massive buffs. Wielding this sword will give you access to Tyr's Protection, a level 1 abjuration spell that raises a creature's armor class by 2.
You can get the Sword of Justice through the Hunt the Devil quest.
Staff of Crones
This weapon lets you inflict poison on your targets by granting you a Necromancy spell called Ray of Sickness. The poison effect can last up to 2 turns.
The Staff of Crones is found in the Hag treasure room at the Sunlit Wetlands.
This heavy crossbow is so efficient at killing hill giants that people still remember its name, long after they've forgotten that of its wielder. This weapon lets you deal heavy damage to your enemies with the chance of inflicting gaping wounds.
You can buy this weapon from a merchant named Brem after helping the Zhentarim find some missing equipment.
What is weapon proficiency?
Weapon proficiency is basically a trait that determines how effectively you can wield certain weapons.
When a character is proficient with a weapon, they are granted a bonus on their attack rolls. It can also enable spells and abilities from certain weapons.
A character's weapon proficiency is determined by their race, class, feats, and background. So, getting these weapons will definitely help you out, but you should also be wary of who is using them.
Baldur's Gate 3 has plenty of powerful weapons to discover outside of the ones listed here with even more expected to be added in future updates. Stay tuned!
Baldur's Gate 3 will launch on August 3 for PC and Mac. If you are hoping to play, make sure your PC meets the system requirements for the game. Also, check out the performance of Baldur's Gate 3 on Steam Deck.