How to Get Bow of Awareness in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Bow of Awareness is a useful early game ranged weapon and you can purchase it from a trader in the Shattered Sanctum in Act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).

Baldur's Gate 3 Bow of Awareness BG3

Bow of Awareness

In Baldur’s Gate 3 the Bow of Awareness is a basic, but good bow that will boost the Initiative of any melee class. The main perk on this weapon is called Seldom Caught Unawares, and it grants a +1 bonus to Initiative Rolls. Initiative determines the order of attack for all combatants in a fight. The dice rolls which you hear/see rattle right at the start of a combat encounter is the Initiative Rolls for every participant.

The results determine who gets to strike first and in what order. Ideally, you want as many of your party members to attack early in a turn as possible. If, for example, three out of your four party members can go first, then you can possibly take out an enemy or two before they even get their turn.

Bow of Awareness features in BG3:

  • Weapon Type: Shortbow
  • Proficiency Requirement: Simple Weapon Proficiency
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Weight: 0.9 kg
  • Price: 65
  • Location: Purchased from Roah Moonglow in the Shattered Sanctum.
  • Bonuses:
    • Seldom Caught Unawares: You gain a +1 bonus to Initiative Rolls
    • Weapon Enchantment +1
  • Recommended Classes: Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, and Rogue

How to Get Bow of Awareness in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can get the Bow of Awareness in Baldur’s Gate 3 by entering the Shattered Sanctum in the Goblin Camp, and speaking to merchant Roah Moonglow who sells the dagger for 65 gold.

Baldur's Gate 3 Roah Moonglow location map

If you’re already been to the Goblin Camp you have likely already unlocked the Goblin Camp Waypoint and can fast travel there. If you haven’t, you can find the Camp by going directly west from the Emerald Grove. You’ll need to make your way around (or through) the Blighted Village and then fight or persuade your way into the Goblin Camp. Once inside the camp, make your way north through the courtyard to the temple entrance. Inside is the Shattered Sanctum.

After talking your way past more guards inside, make your way down the long hallway. Then once you hit the large, open room take a left. You’ll find Roah Moonglow up some stairs, along with a couple of guards standing in front of a locked storeroom. Speak to her in order to purchase the Bow of Awareness.

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