How to Get Mourning Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Mourning Frost is a Quarterstaff that boosts cold damage, and you can get it by finding and combining three pieces in Act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).

Mourning Frost Baldur’s Gate 3 - BG3

Mourning Frost

The Mourning Frost is a very rare Versatile Quarterstaff for any class. In Baldur’s Gate 3, The Mourning Frost Staff boosts your cold-based attacks with additional effects. You inflict an extra 1 cold damage through the heart of ice bonus when dealing the cold damage. Also, spells that deal Cold damage can apply the Chilled condition with the Insidious Cold effect. The staff’s included cantrip, Ray of Frost, deals 1d8 Cold damage and reduces the target’s Movement Speed by 3 meters.

Cold is a great crowd-control tool, so if you want to use it on your Sorcerer, Wizard, or Druid, it will prove beneficial for your team. 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.

The Mourning Frost features in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Weapon Type: Quarterstaff, Versatile
  • Damage: 1d6 Bludgeoning (One-handed), 1d8 Bludgeoning (Two-handed), 1d4 Cold damage
  • Type: Quarterstaff
  • Requirements: Simple Weapons Proficiency
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Value: 770
  • Rarity: Very Rare
  • Location: You need to find three pieces in Underdark during Act 1 and assemble them: Icy Metal, Icy Crystal, Icy Helve
  • Bonuses:
    • Heart of Ice: When dealing Cold damage, the wielder deals an additional 1 Cold.
    • Insidious Cold: Dealing Cold damage with a spell possibly inflicts Chilled upon the target.
    • Ray of Frost (Cantrip): Reduces the target’s Movement Speed by 3 m. It deals 1d8 Cold damage
    • Enchantment: + 1
  • 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 Mourning Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Mourning Frost can be assembled from three pieces found on three Drows in Underdark during Act 3. Here are all three pieces required and where to find them:

  • Icy Metal: Found on the Xargrim body in Myconid Colony
  • Icy Crystal: Can be looted from Filro the Forgotten near Sussur Tree Waypoint
  • Icy Helve: Is in possession of Dhourn near Selunite Outpost

Once you Have all the Icy items, you can combine them to get Mourning Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3.

All pieces Map Locations and How to Get Mourning Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3

Find The Underdark

Access to the Underdark is accessible through several routes, including the Shattered Sanctum via the Selune Temple. Alternatively, by jumping down through the chasm (X: -543 Y: -366) in the spider cave beneath the blighted village.

Blighted Village - Entrance to the Spider Cave - Whispering Depths - Location in Baldur's Gate 3
Blighted Village – Entrance to the Spider Cave – Whispering Depths

The easiest way to access the spider cave is by climbing down the well in Blighted Village. However, you will need to pass a 10 DC intelligence check. Also, ensure you have a potion, spell, or scroll of Feather Fall. Once you climb down to Whispering depths, head east to face a challenging battle against the resident spiders. We advise you to reach at least level 4 before going to Underdark.

After defeating the spiders, cast feather fall and jump down to the green chasm. You will discover a big area underneath called Underdark, where all three pieces required to get Mourning Frost are located. In Underdark, you can also find more quests, fantastic gear, passage to Grymforge and craft adamantine gear.

Defeat Duergar to Get Icy Metal

Get Mourning Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3 - BG3

If you jumped down the chasm in whispering depths, you landed just next to the Myconid Colony. Go northwest and find a mushroom-like humanoid settlement with traders and many quests, including the quest from Sovereign Spaw, who will ask you to deal with Duergars on the Underdark Beach. Sovereign Spaw is on a mushroom platform in the heart of the Grotto (X: 79 Y: -101). Approach the settlement and Sovereign peacefully, speak with him, be honest, and pass charisma checks. Eventually, he will give you Defeat the Duergar Intruders quest.

Icy Metal Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3 - BG3

If you complete the quest, Sovereign Spaw will grant you access to the closed location where the corpses of Xargrim, Drow, who has the Icy Metal, the first piece required to get the Mourning Frost in BG3.

Defeat Duergar Intruders Location on the map - Baldur's Gate 3

From Myconid Colony, go southwest to eventually discover the Underdark Beach Waypoint, where a few Duergars led by Gekh Coal are in an abandoned Decrepit Village (X: 10 Y: -195). If you have Glut with you, they instantly become hostile. If not, you may receive the quest Find the Missing Boots. They can help you get to the Grymforge, but you can also drive a boat yourself. We advise you to attack and defeat Duergar Intruders to get the Mourning Frost.

Loot Icy Metal piece of Mourning Frost from Xargrim in Baldur’s Gate 3 - BG3

Come back to Myconid Colony and report to Sovereign Spaw. He will express his gratitude and give you access to the before-locked Ebonlake Grotto (X: 50 Y: -75), an area in the northwest corner of the settlement, where you will find Icy Metal, among other valuable items.

Loot Icy Crystal from Filro the Forgotten

The next piece of Mourning Frost Quarterstaff has Filro the Forgotten (X: 57 Y: -155) south of Sussur Tree Waypoint. He has a small camp on the rocky shelf and is surrounded by terror enemies.

Icy Crystal piece in Baldur’s Gate 3 - BG3

Head southeast to find the Sussur tree and Icy Crystal from Myconid Colony. (Check the map above for reference.) Whether you take the south or north path, be aware that the Sussur flowers block any type of magic but can also be used to deactivate lighting turrets in Arcane Tower. So ensure your spellcasters always stay a few steps away from them during combat.

Filro might be a challenging enemy, and he or his terror creatures can surprise you outside of his campsite to the west. Also, ensure his body won’t drop to the chasm because you will lose a chance to loot the Icy Crystal from him.

He will attack you immediately. Once you deal with him, check his equipment and pick up a second Mourning Frost piece.

Icy Helve is in possession of Dhourn

The last piece, Icy Helve, is in possession of Dhourn, a Drow who was transformed to stone just west of Selunite Outpost Wyapoint. Selunite Outpost is an old Selune building in ruins in the southeast corner of the map (check the map above for reference.)

How to get Icy Helve - Defeat Spectator and loot it from Petrified Dhourn - Baldur's Gate 3

As soon as you approach petrified Drows, the Spectator, a one-eyed monster, will appear and attack you. The Spectator will also unpetrify Dhourn to fight at his sight; he is under the charm. If you kill a spectator without hurting any drow warriors, you can then speak with them.

Icy Helve piece in Baldur’s Gate 3 - BG3

If you have an unpetrified elixir, you can throw it at more turned-into-stone draws to save them. To obtain Icy Helve, you must kill Dhourn. Additionally, if you have a familiar, you can send it to the area to kill Dhourn because minion creatures do not trigger Spectator to appear.

Combine Icy Helve, Icy Crystal, and Icy Metal to get Mourning Frost

If you collected all three pieces—Icy Helve, Icy Crystal, and Icy Metal—it’s time to combine them. Right-click on one of the pieces and choose the first combine option. A small window will appear, so place all three pieces in the three top windows from your inventory and press the combine button. If successful, the Mourning Frost will automatically appear in your inventory.

How to Get Mourning Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3 - All pieces combined

That’s all you need to know to get Mourning Frost in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)!

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