Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Weapons Ranked

Unsure about the best BG3 weapons with the most skills or buffs? Find out the best weapons in Baldur's Gate 3 ranked from best to worst.

With the best weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can get many buffs, bonuses, and effects with varying stats. As you progress with your Party combination, you need the best melee weapons that offer more weapon skills or buffs. While mastering any weapon can take up your time, having the best weapons is crucial for your class builds. But with different weapon types and rarities, choosing the best weapons can be quite confusing. Don’t worry, find out the best weapons in BG3, ranked according to their stats and proficiency unlocks.

Best Weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3

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Here are the best weapons in BG3 ranked from best to worst:

  • Shortsword of First Blood
  • Vision of the Absolute
  • Sword of Justice
  • Sussur Greatsword
  • Sorrow Glaive

So, let’s break down the above best Baldur’s Gate 3 weapons considering their overall stats and proficiency:

Shortsword of First Blood

Being arguably the most overpowered Martial melee weapons in BG3, Shortsword of First Blood deals 1D6 piercing damage to enemies. If your enemies have all of their hitpoints, this weapon also deals an additional 1D8 piercing damage. This Light Finesse Shortsword unlocks two actions if you are Proficient with this weapon type. This includes the Flourish and Piercing Strike that can help you out when the odds are against you.

  • Location: Located on the corpse of a deep gnome to the east of the warp point in the Underdark beach.

Vision of the Absolute

As a Versatile melee spear weapon, the Vision of the Absolute can be used by most of the classes. You can deal 1D6 piercing damage to your enemies using this weapon one-handed. While you can inflict 1D8 piercing damage using the same weapon two-handed. Even though mastering this spear is easy, finding it can be a bit tricky as you must collect its weapon parts, first. But once you find this versatile weapon, you gain the Absolute of Night ability. Due to this ability, you have a chance to blind targets with multiple eyes dealing 2D6 piercing damage.

  • Location:
    • Crafting the weapon by combining its weapon pieces under the Ingredient slot.
    • Its shaft can be found on the corpse of Edowin located in Druid Grove. And its head is located on the Owlbear mother.

Sword of Justice

The Sword of Justice is a Greatsword and one of the best martial weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3. Along with a 2D6 and +1 slashing damage, this two-handed melee weapon offers many buffs and spells once you find it. As you wield this weapon, you can cast the Tyr’s Abjuration spell and gain a +1 weapon enchantment. Furthermore, you also gain Pommel strike, Cleave, and Lacerate actions that can help you out with boss fights.

  • How to Get: Rewarded by Anders at The Risen Road during Hunt the Devil quest.

Sussur Greatsword

Here’s another Greatsword that offers many buffs and weapon skills. Thanks to the Sussur roots, the Sussur Greatsword silences all the enemies as you strike them with this weapon. As a result, no enemies can cast spells that can deal you damage. In addition, it deals 2D6 and a +1 Slashing damage once you are Proficient with this weapon type. If your character or companion is highly mobile with Dexterity stats, the Sussur Greatsword is an exceptional weapon to inflict the Silence effect.

Sorrow Glaive

Once you are proficient with the Glaive type, you can get the fullest of the Sorrow weapon in BG3. With a mere 1D10+1 piercing damage, you can cast the Ensnaring strike conjuration spell using this Martial weapon. For the players looking for more movement and reach, the Sorrow Glaive offers Extra reach, Rush attack, and Lacerate actions. But the only drawback for using this weapon is that you get a +1 Psychic damage (Regret) whenever you deal damage to enemies.

  • How to Get: Steal the weapon from Rath or receive it as a reward for saving Halsin.

Aside from the above-ranked weapons, we recommend experimenting with more weapons as you progress. That’s because, it all depends on your playstyle, experience, build, and classes. 

That’s all about the best weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you found this guide helpful, check out our guides to find out what is the strongest class, the best feats for all classes, and explore more BG3 Guides right here on Gamer Tweak.