How to Get Handmaiden’s Mace Baldur’s Gate 3

The Handmaiden’s Mace is a great, very rare mace in Baldur’s Gate 3, and you can get it in Act 3 during Shadowheart’s quest – This short Guide Explains everything you need to know about the Handmaiden’s Mace in BG3.

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Handmaiden’s Mace

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Handmaiden’s Mace is a valuable weapon obtainable in Act 3. Crafted to enhance the effectiveness of a one-handed weapon and shield combination, this mace is ideal for characters who frequently engage in melee combat to defeat their foes. Wielding this mace increases the wielder’s Strength to 18, significantly increasing damage output for martial attacks.

The Handmaiden’s Mace finds its niche among specific character classes, such as the Fighter (Eldritch Knight), Cleric (War Domain), and Paladin (Oath of Ancients), who commonly rely on a combination of a shield and close-quarters combat. For Eldritch Knights, this mace synergizes seamlessly with feats like Shield Master and Alert, enhancing their combat power. On the other hand, War Domain Clerics can utilize the mace’s impressive melee damage potential and its additional poison damage, further complementing their offensive capabilities.

You can equip it to your character’s main hand weapon slot in the inventory, providing additional bonuses and buffs. The user needs Simple weapon proficiency or suffers penalties while wearing the weapon. You can equip it on any class, companion, or character that has Simple Weapon Proficiency.

The Handmaiden’s Mace features in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Weapon Type: Mace, One-Handed
  • Damage: 1D6 +1 Bludgeoning, 1d6 Poison
  • Requirements: Simple Weapons Proficiency
  • Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Value: 124
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Location: Dropped by Mother Superior Viconia DeVir, House of Grief, Act 3
  • Bonus 1: Weapon Enchantment +2
  • Bonus 2: Increases the wearer’s Strength to 18
  • Classes with Simple Weapons Proficiency: Bard, Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, Paladin
  • Companions Who Can Use This Weapon: Astarion, Shadowheart, Lae’zel, Minthara, Wyll, Minsc

How to Get the Handmaiden’s Mace in Baldur’s Gate 3

Mother Superior Viconia DeVir drops the Handmaiden’s Mace in House of Grief during Act 3, which is part of Daughter of Darkness, Shadowheart’s Companion Quest. Here is a short overview of how to get Handmaiden’s Mace in BG3:

  1. With Shadowheart as a vital companion in your party for the task, start Act 3.
  2. Locate Ferg Drogher, situated along the road in Rivington Village, southeast of Arfur’s Mansion (X:45; Y:-102).
  3. Depending on your previous choices, the dialogue may differ but will lead to the same conclusion in the next step.
  4. Go to the Baldur’s Gate City through the Wyrmway Fortress, a natural progression in BG3.
  5. Head to the northwest corner of the lower city to get to the House of Grief.
  6. Arrive at the House of Greef and start a conversation with Mirie.
  7. You’ll discover details about the Mapping of the Heart test inside the House of Grief.
  8. Accompany Mirie to a secluded back room and sit on a stone bench.
  9. Allow Shadowheart to undergo the Mapping of the Heart test.
  10. Encounter a projection of Mother Superior Viconia DeVir, a notable character from earlier Baldur’s Gate games.
  11. After the projection dissipates, pass through the revealed Exposed Secret Stairway to enter a different area.
  12. Advance into the grand Shar temple, filled with intriguing lore and loot to get.
  13. Confront Viconia DeVir in the central chamber; Shadowheart’s alignment will affect the dialogue.
  14. Select to engage in combat with Mother Superior.
  15. Defeat her and Shar’s Followers
  16. Following the hard-fought victory, start the last conversation with Viconia.
  17. Determine(kill) the fate of Viconia and loot her belongings to get the Handmaiden’s Mace.

Other Notable Gear to Get from Mother Superior Viconia DeVir

A detailed description of how to obtain Handmaiden’s Mace in Baldur’s Gate 3 and companion approval guidelines during the quest can be found in our Viconia’s Walking Fortress Legendary Shield guide. The essential decision is to eventually kill Mother Superior Viconia DeVir and loot the items from her body to get all fantastic gear, including Viconia’s Priestess Robe, Viconia’s Walking Fortress, and Handmaiden’s Mace.

That’s all you need to know about Handmaiden’s Mace in BG3!

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