How to Obtain Balduran’s Giantslayer in Baldur’s Gate 3

The fight against the Netherbrain in Baldur’s Gate 3 looms large, and what better weapon to face it with than Balduran’s Giantslayer? Here’s everything you need to know about acquiring this powerhouse.

Balduran’s Giantslayer Stats

This legendary weapon boasts impressive stats and potent abilities:

  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Damage: 2d6 Slashing / 6 Slashing (bonus damage)
  • Weapon Enchantment: +3 (increased attack and damage rolls)
  • Giantslayer: Deals double damage based on your Strength modifier against Large, Huge, or Gargantuan creatures. Advantage on attack rolls against these same creature sizes.
  • Combat Skills:
    • Pommel Strike: Non-lethal attack with a chance to daze.
    • Lacerate: Inflicts bleeding damage on enemies (except Undead and Constructs).
    • Cleave: Strikes up to 3 enemies in a wide arc.
    • Giant Form: Grow in size for increased damage, temporary hit points, and advantage on Strength checks and saving throws.
    • Topple the Big Folk: Deals bonus damage and potentially knocks Large or larger creatures prone.

How to Obtain Balduran’s Giantslayer in Baldur’s Gate 3

This legendary weapon becomes available in Act 3, after wrapping up the storyline in the Shadow-Cursed Lands. Unlike Nyrulna, another powerful weapon, Balduran’s Giantslayer requires some effort to obtain. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Reach Wyrm’s Rock Fortress (X:4, Y:191) and locate the prison (X:53, Y:-745).
  2. Slyly swipe the prison key from a slumbering guard.
  3. Head left from your entry point and cast lightning spells on the two dragon-shaped torches (X:33, Y:-731) to reveal a secret passage to Wyrmway.

Baldur's Gate 3 Balduran's Giantslayer

  1. Test your mettle by overcoming the challenges within the Chambers of Justice, Courage, Strategy, and Insight.
  2. Once you’ve conquered the chambers, head towards the Dragon Sanctum (X: 634, Y:-1036) and prepare to face Ansur the Dragon.

  1. Defeat Ansur in a fierce battle. Claim your well-earned reward – Balduran’s Giantslayer – from his defeated form.

With Balduran’s Giantslayer in your possession, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle the toughest encounters Baldur’s Gate 3 throws your way. Remember, this weapon truly shines against large and colossal foes, so get ready to cleave through giants and other monstrous enemies with ease. Good luck on your adventures!