The Best Weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3, Ranked

The Best Weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the most detailed RPGs that we’ve seen in recent generations of gaming, which is no surprise given that it uses Dungeons & Dragons as its core formula. And when it comes to combat, we have a rich turn-based system that requires strategy and quick-thinking for the player to succeed.

The game has a lot of variety in terms of the equipment and items that you can use. And this includes weapons, as Baldur’s Gate has a large number of them that you can find. Some are normal, and others inflict status effects – which comes in handy a lot.

So, what are the best weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3 that you can use? Let’s take a look at our recommendations.

Best Weapons to Use in Baldur’s Gate 3

Since the game has a lot of average weapons, we’re going to focus on those that have a special advantage and/or can inflict status effects.

Sword of Justice

The Sword of Justice is an enchanted Greatsword, and it deals a great number of damage to enemies. What makes it special, however, is that it comes with the Tyr’s Protection spell which you can cast once per battle. Using it gives the player an armor buff, which always comes in handy.

Thus, it’s a great combination of offense and defense in the same weapon.

Shortsword of First Blood

The Shortsword of First Blood is easily one of the most powerful weapons in the game. It deals piercing damage to enemies and if you nail your shots right – you can deal additional 1D8 damage too.

You can unlock some really useful attacks with this weapon if you increase your proficiency with its type. And it works with most classes in the game, which makes it very versatile as some are limited to just one.

Sorrow Glaive

The Sorrow Glaive is a great weapon that can deal a lot of piercing damage. If you cast the Ensnaring Strike spell using this weapon, it makes your attacks even deadlier – which comes in handy. And there are tons of useful attacks that you can utilize with this weapon, which are especially great for range.

The only problem here is that the weapon gives you +1 Psychic Damage for using it, which is apparently about feeling Regret. This can be an issue if you use it in very long battles, but it doesn’t become a problem in regular encounters.

Faithbreaker Warhammer

If you want to go all out in terms of damage – then the Faithbreaker Warhammer is your best option. You can use it both one-handed and two-handed based on your preference, and it affects the overall damage that you can do with it.

You can enchant it with something that adds bludgeoning damage to it, and sometimes the base attack can turn into an absolute power attack, which is very useful in boss fights.

Pale Oak Quarterstaff

Pale Oak Quarterstaff

For those who want to be a wizard, the Paleoak Quarterstaff is a great option. It comes with two abilities in particular that are very useful, which are the Faithwarden’s Vines and the Faithwarden’s Stride. Both of these come in handy against your enemies in terms of making it harder for them to hurt you – especially against ensnare effects.

But there is one catch, this weapon can only be obtained by someone who creates a Druid since this leads to the player becoming a Faithwarden. Only after you spare Kagha’s life can you get this magnificent weapon.

And that wraps up our recommendations for the top 5 weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3 that you should use. Keep in mind that this is a subject ranking based on our experience with the game – so while we hope you find the guide useful, we understand if a different weapon suits your playstyle better!

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