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Baldur's Gate 3

Best Armour and Weapons in Act 2 of Baldur's Gate 3

Craig Robinson

For players that move their way from Act 1 into Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3, you will find plenty of blue quality gear, along with some really strong boss drop items to get your hands on. These will likely begin to define your build as you progress, not to mention offer some powerful items along the way. Here’s a closer look at the best Armor and Weapon in Act of Baldur’s Gate 3, featuring what the items do and where to get them.

Note there will be quite a few items here thanks to the varied playstyles a lot of them support. We’ll also throw any comments in there too if there are any notable synergies between other items and spells in the game.

Also, there are two very good item sets in this act, but, they are very niche, so we haven’t listed them. These are the Radiant build items, very useful for "Light" iconLight Clerics, and the Justiciar gear for Trickery Clerics. But, if you are opting for those styles, then be aware there’s some great items to come in this act.

We go through the best armor and weapons in Act 2 of BG3 for players to get for various builds and playstyles.

Best Weapon in Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3

(1 of 3) There are plenty of great weapons for sale in the Act 2 trader stalls.

The main thing to note about Act 2 weapons is there is not a great deal of standout choices. There are many you come across, but for the most part, the weapons in Act 1 are still good here. There’s a few really good shields in this act we have listed since they take weapon slots, and there’s a few decent bows for Rangers, and a god-tier "Hand Crossbow" iconHand Crossbow for players who like that playstyle. Besides that, you’re taking upgrades on damage when relevant from stores or random finds when appropriate.

Best Armor in Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3

(1 of 3) THere’s a lot of really niche items you can get throughout the Act, but some of them are too niche, like this ring.

Unlike the limited standout weapons, there’s a lot of really good items for armor pieces for a lot of classes. There’s some class-focused stuff here, and a lot of items that synergize either with Act 1 or Act 3 items. You’ll also get some variety for certain classes too so stealth, martial and casters can expect a lot of loot. Druids and Bards, you’re largely using what you have now, with more to come in Act 3. Be weary that some of the Act 1 Armor are still good such as the Adamantine Forge stuff, so you may not even need to swap that much gear around.

Before continuing, it’s worth making a quick note that some items are only available if you sided with the Druids in Act 1, or for a limited time depending on if you destroy the "Last Light Inn" iconLast Light Inn, or fail to infiltrate "Moonrise Towers" iconMoonrise Towers. Roah Moonglow, a Zhentarim trader is may also be present in Last Light Inn, depending on how you approach Minthara and the "Shattered Sanctum" iconShattered Sanctum. That’s part of the reason why there’s a lot of good loot in this act for armor slots, as it’s very easy to miss some of the BIS items depending on Act 1 choices.

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  • Publisher
    Larian Studios
  • Platforms,
    Mac, PC, PS5, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Adventure, RPG
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2023
  • Last Updated
    14 June 2024
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Baldur’s Gate 3 is an immersive roleplaying game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. It features a rich story with multiple outcomes for almost every encounter, and plenty of character customization features including more races, classes, subclasses and party combinations than you are ever likely to explore. The seemingly endless possibilities and numerous choices that you can make throughout your journey make a helping hand always welcome, and that’s where we come in! This guide features the following:

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