How to Get Assassin’s Touch in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Assassin’s Touch deals extra damage to sleeping foes, and you can earn it during Act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).

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Assassin’s Touch

In Baldur’s Gate 3 Assassin’s Touch is a dagger that can deal additional Necrotic damage under certain conditions. The Deathly Slumber bonus will trigger an additional 1-4 points of Necrotic damage against targets which are Knocked Out or Sleeping.

You can induce Sleeping in an enemy through a variety of spells including Sleep, Eyebite: Asleep, and Glyph of Warding: Sleep. Additionally, you can also use a Potion of Sleep or coat your weapon in Drow poison. When hit with a weapon coated in Drow Poison, the target has to succeed a Constitution check, or else fall asleep.

Furthermore, you can Knock Out a target by striking them with a Non-Lethal Attack. You must actively toggle this action on, otherwise your character will strike with their weapon.

Assassin’s Touch features in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Weapon Type: Dagger, Light, Finesse
  • Damage: 1d4 +4 Piercing; +1d4 Necrotic (Conditional)
  • Requirements: Simple Weapon Proficiency or Dagger Proficiency
  • Weight: 0.9 kg
  • Value: 40
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Location: Reward for completing the quest Save the Goblin Sazza, Act 1.
  • Bonuses:
    • Deathly Slumber: Deals an additional 1d4 Necrotic to creatures that are Knocked Out or Sleeping.
    • Weapon Enchantment +1
  • Classes with Simple Weapons or Dagger Proficiency: ALL CLASSES
  • Companions Who Can Use This Weapon: Lae’zel, Astarion, Gale, Wyll, Minthara, Karlach, Minsc, Jaheira

How to Get Assassin’s Touch in Baldur’s Gate 3

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To earn the Assassin’s Touch dagger in Baldur’s Gate 3 you will need to find the Goblin Sazza being held prisoner in the Emerald Grove, free her, and safely lead her out of the Grove. Furthermore, after meeting up with her again at the Goblin Camp you’ll need to speak up on her behalf when talking to Minthara.

Moreover, saving Sazza here can also lead into consequences for the main story conflict between the Grove and Goblin Camp. Additionally, if you save Sazza here and then do so again later in Act 2 you can gain an achievement called “She Cannot Be Caged!”

For a complete walkthrough including all dialogue choices and escape paths, check out our Saving Sazza Guide. You will first find Sazza in the Druid Grove, locked in a cage at the far northern point of the area inside called the Hollow. This is where all of the Tiefling refugees are gathered. Some will be wanting to shot and kill her, and you’ll have a chance to step in and stop them.

After saving her life, open the cage and lead her out of the Druid Grove following a secret path/tunnel that leads from the back of the ‘prison’ area.

Shattered Sanctum

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Once outside, Sazza will leave, but promise to meet up with you at the Goblin Camp. At the heavily guarded gate she will vouch for you with the guards. Head through the Camp and into the Shattered Sanctum. At the back of this area you’ll find Sazza speaking to the Drow Minthara. Speak up in Sazza’s defense and she will reward you with the Assassin’s Touch dagger.

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