Bonespike Gloves are a great piece of gear any class can wear, which you can only get by running a combat Trial during Act 3 of Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).
In Baldur’s Gate 3 the Bonespike Gloves are a cloth armour piece which can be worn by any class, but fits best with powerful Barbarians. The single bonus on this item is called Exoskeletal Reinforcement. This allows the wears to ignore resistance to Slashing, Piercing, and Bludgeoning damage whenever they make an attack. This should perfectly fit with your Barbarian avatar or with Karlach, who should likely be wielding a weapon such as Balduran’s Giantslayer or Nyrulna by the mid-point of Act 3.
You also don’t want to miss out on the other pieces in the Bonespike set. Bonespike Garb is a great end-game chest piece for Barbarians, along with the Bonespike Helmet and Boots. Most of these are fairly easy to acquire, without facing difficult puzzles or overwhelming combat.
Here are all the Bonespike Gloves features in BG3:
- Armor: Gloves
- Proficiency Requirement: N/A
- Rarity: Very Rare
- Weight: 0.5 kg
- Value: 300
- Location: Looted from Strangler Luke during the combat trial to find Orin, Act 3.
- Exoskeletal Reinforcement: Your attacks ignore Resistance to Slashing, Piercing, and Bludgeoning damage.
- All Classes, Companions, and Races Can Use This Item
How to Get Bonespike Gloves in Baldur’s Gate 3
To get the Bonespike Gloves in Baldur’s Gate 3 you need to find the Undercity Ruins waypoint, open the door to face a trial by combat, and loot the Gloves before the combat completes. This last part is very important, because if you wait to loot until the combat encounter is over, the body of Strangler Luke will disappear and you will be unable to get the Gloves. Additionally, this area is connected to the Get Orin’s Netherstone, but you can find it independently of any quest directions.
After you’ve made your way into the City of Baldur’s Gate, you’ll want to visit the sewers. If you’ve been down into the sewers before, then there will be a waypoint located conveniently nearby. After traveling to the Undercity Ruins waypoint, move to the north and look up above. You should see some corpses strung up from the ceiling. Using a ranged weapon, shoot at them, causing blood to fall and a secret doorway to open.
As you walk down the stone path into this space you’ll be ambushed by assassins way over the gap from the right. They can be tricky to fight because they shroud themselves and cast Sanctuary. Call Lightning and other area of effect spells like Ice Storm and Fireball are great for attacking invisible enemies at a distance.
As you work your way down the path to the stone bridge more assassins will attack from the left. One of these will be Strangler Luke. He should attack your party directly on ground level, you shouldn’t have to go chasing him up on the rafters. Once your party as killed him, have a nearby party member loot him immediately! Grab the Bonespike Gloves now, because once you complete this combat trial all of the bodies will disappear.
Completing the Trial
Presuming you want to complete the trial, continue on down to the stone bridge on the right. Take care of them before trying to cross, however, because other assassins will use arrows to attempt to push you and your party off the bridge into the chasm.
Your main goal here is defeating the Farslayer Of Bhaal, Gislev. He’ll be way up high on the right after you get across the bridge and will have the Unstoppable condition. This reduces the damage he takes to 1 until you’ve removed the condition. You simply do that by hitting him repeatedly.
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