Although I’ve put in over 100 hours into BG3, I’ve yet to learn about this mysterious weapon. One Baldur’s Gate 3 player has found an extremely rare Greatsword as early as Act 1.
There are some incredible weapons you can find at the beginning of the game, but this one has rarely been spoken about.
Extremely rare Greatsword discovered during Act 1 in Baldur’s Gate 3
Making the rounds on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit, the user “Silver-Scion” showcased “Svartlebee’s Woundseeker” in this Reddit post, which is an Uncommon Greatsword that deals 2d6+4 Slashing damage. They said that most people will never come across this in their first playthrough, and I concur.
The reason behind this Greatsword being so difficult to obtain is that it’s on a random NPC (Gauntlet Yeva) in Waukeen’s Rest. They also explained how the time window you have to grab the weapon is very short, or else you’d have to kill NPCs for it.
You can get this weapon by using the Command spell. After you break down the door into the burning building, head into turn-based mode and cast Command on Gauntlet Yeva, telling her to drop her weapon. Don’t pick it up yet, after you do this complete the quest and take a Long Rest.
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You can then head back to Waukeen’s Rest and take the weapon. The cool thing about Svartlebee’s Woundseeker is the fact that it has the “Deepen the Wound” feature. This allows the wielder to gain a 1d4 bonus to their attack rolls with this weapon when attacking creatures who’ve already taken damage.
They go on to say this is useful for players who has toggleable features that give you a -5 penalty to attack rolls, allowing you to balance the odds. The replies of this post go on to explain other rare swords you can come across in Baldur’s Gate 3. There are also people saying that you need to cast a blinding spell like Fog Cloud so she doesn’t pick the sword up before you can.
Speaking of rare things you can find in Baldur’s Gate 3, one player discovered recently that there’s rare dialogue between Shadowheart and Astarion early in the game!