How to Get Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Rare) in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Rare) is a BG3 medium chest piece from Silent Library’s hidden room in Gauntlet of Shar in Act 2.

BG3 Dark Justiciar Half-Plate

Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Rare)

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Dark Justiciar Half-Plate is a Rare version of this unique medium armor you can get it from Silent Library’s hidden room in Gauntlet of Shar, during Act 2. The Purple, a very rare version, is a reward only if you decide to kill Nightsong. Compared to its better version, the Rare Dark Justiciar Half-Plate is missing one bonus and a – 1 AC.

The rare Dark Justiciar Half-Plate gives an advantage on Constitution saving throws and 16 AC, adding to your charcter defensive capabilities. You also get the Shield of Faith bonus action that applies an extra Armour Class on top of 16 AC, limited to +2. Lastly when wearing this chest piece and obscured meaning you are standing not in direct light you have an advantage on stealth checks.

Those bonuses make the armour best suited for Ranger, Cleric, or Rogue classes. You can equip it to your character’s chest slot in the inventory. The user needs Medium Armour proficiency or suffers penalties while wearing the armour.

Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Rare) features in BG3:

  • Armour Type: Medium Armour
  • Armour Class: 16 AC
  • Requirements: Madium Armour proficiency
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Weight: 12 kg
  • Value: 1 450
  • Location: Laying in Silent Library’s hidden room (X:-820 Y:-753) in Gauntlet of Shar, during Find Nightsong Quest, Act 2
  • Shar’s Umbrae: While Obscured, the wearer has an Advantage on Stealth checks.
  • Advantage on Constitution Saving throws.
  • Gain Shar’s Aegis Spell: You can cast it as Level 1 Abjuration Spell spell using Constitution as the Spellcasting Ability. This spell allows spellcasters to surround themselves or an ally with divine protection and gain a bonus to their Armour Class. It also triggers Shar’s Protection.
  • Classes with Medium Armour Proficiency: Barbarian, Bard (College of Valour & College of Swords), Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Paladin, Ranger
  • Companions Who Can Use This Armour: Lae’zel, Minthara, Karlach, Minsc, Jaheira, Halsin, Shadowheart

How to Get Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Rare) in Baldur’s Gate 3

To get the Dark Justiciar Half-Plate Rare (X:-820 Y:-753) version you need to solve the puzzle, find the book Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger, and open a hidden room, all in the Gauntlet of Shar, Silent Library during Act 2.

How to Get Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Very Rare) in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Gauntlet of Shar is an old Shar temple where you need to collect four Umbral Gems that you will place on two pedestals to find Nightsong and complete a long quest that starts in Act 1. Depending on your choices and quest progression, you will be tasked with finding Nightsong and Balthazar.

Nightsong and Balthazar( who is looking for her) are in the Gauntlet of Shar, a location in Shadow-Cursed Lands, which you can enter during Act 2. If you follow the main questline and Shadowhert’s quest, you’ll eventually need to find Nightsong or Balthazar. However, you can enter this location regardless of your quests journal as soon as you start Act 2.

Gauntlet of Shar

Gauntlet of Shar Location Baldur's Gate 3

Nightsong is in the Gauntlet of Shar, and the entrance to the temple is located north of the House of Healing next to the Grand Mausoleum fast travel portal. You’ll meet Raphael there, warning you about a terrible beast inside. He will ask you to deal with his old enemy. To find the Nightsong and find the ring, you must confront this powerful being. Regardless of your choices, now you can enter the crypt and ancient temple of Shar. It’s part of the Nightsong Quest.

Loot the mausoleum area and go further. The ancient temple of Shar is behind the hidden door next to the Kethrick Thorh Gobelin. To open the hidden door, you’ll need to pass an automatic perception check and uncover the three buttons each under one of the paintings in the room. Press the buttons as follows:

  1. Moonrise Towers
  2. Grief
  3. General

Next, enter the Gountled of Shar by stepping on the platform and pressing the purple gem to be transported inside.

Gauntlet of Shar Puzzle

Now you have two choices: solve the statue Shar Puzlle or take longer proud and go west until you find the share trials.

When you enter, you’ll see a Shar statue with a globe and many side rooms. You won’t be able to get close to the status. It will knock you out immediately. In each room is a sarcophagus, trap, and lever that can lower the hanging purple braziers in the room around the statue. Your task is to lower all braziers using levers and turn them off until the room is completely covered in the dark. Then, avoiding light from the floor, you can safely interact with the globe in front of the statue and solve the puzzle. Now, the main door behind the statue should open, and you can go deeper into the Gauntlet of Shar.

This is not the only puzzle you will need to solve. Further north, you’ll encounter a glowing Ancient Altar in the middle of the temple, with a missing orb called the Umbral Gem. One will be already inserted, and one is missing. You must find all four to get to the inner sanctum and locate Nightsong.

Nightsong and the Sharran Trials

To find Nightsong and complete the quest, you must obtain the remaining Umbral Gems and complete the four Sharran Trials. However, to get the Dark Justiciar Half-Plate rare version you can head straight to the library in Baldur’s Gate 3

Silent Library – Get Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Rare)

Teachings of Loss The Nightsinger- Silent Library - Baldur's Gate 3

Silent Library is our last step. It’s located on the lower level of the trials section in Gauntlet of Shar (X:-756 Y:-753). Inside, you’ll encounter dark justiciars enemies, and you can’t use spells until you destroy the portal of the librarian in the middle of the room. During the fight, you can stay on the stairs leading to the library and let enemies come to you. After the fight, scout the area. There are various traps, but you should easily pass the perception checks. The weapon to kill Nightsong is in the Treasure room deeper into the library. To open it, you must lockpick the gate and find the book Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger. The book is on one of the bookshelf, alongside many other fantastic lore stories and entries.

Lockpick the gate, but be aware of traps and disarm them if possible. Place the Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger book on the pedestal in the middle. It will open the treasure room. Inside, you’ll find the Dark Justiciar Half-Plate (Rare), and the weapon to kill the Nightsong – Spear of Night. Now, you are ready to confront Nightsong.

If you would like to finish the Nightsong quest in Guantlets of Shar, you will need to complete the trials and enter the inner sanctuary, all described in our: Baldur’s Gate 3: Gauntlet of Shar Walkthrough.

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