How to Get Sentinel Shield in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Sentinel Shield is a fantastic, rare gear item, and you can get it in Act 2 from Lann Tarv. Here are the details!

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Sentinel Shield

The Sentinel Shield, a rare shield in Baldur’s Gate 3, can increase your AC by 2. It also grants you +3 to all perception checks. Perception is a wisdom ability, so if you have a Cleric or Druid as a supporting character with high wisdom and perception, this additional bonus will make them even more successful in discovering patterns in the environment and hidden mechanisms during exploration.

The Shield Bash reaction can knock enemies prone if they attack you in melee range. Crowd control is one of the most robust tactics in the game. Enemy sent prone has to use half of their movement to get up, and if that leaves them with 0 movement points left, they will skip a turn. This significantly disturbs enemy attacks on your team.

This shield will significantly enhance your survivability and combat power, making it a top-tier choice for a Sorcerer, Wizard, Cleric, Fighter, Druid, and Paladin. However, it will work fantastic with almost any class. You can equip it to your character’s off-hand weapon slot in the inventory, providing additional bonuses and buffs. The user needs Shield proficiency or suffers penalties while wearing the shield.

The Sentinel Shield features in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Weapon Type: Shield
  • Armour: +2 AC
  • Requirements: Shield Proficiency
  • Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Value: 580
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Location: Can be bought from Lann Tarv in Moonrise Towers (X: -175 Y: -175), Act 2
  • Bonuses:
    • Heightened Awareness: Gain a +3 bonus to Initiative rolls and Advantage on Perception checks.
    • Shield Bash: When a foe hits you with a melee attack, you can use your Reaction to knock them Prone unless they succeed a Dexterity Saving throw.
  • Classes with Shield Proficiency: Barbarian, Bard (subclass College of Valour), Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Paladin, Ranger
  • Classes that typically use a shield in BG3: Sorcerer, Wizard, Cleric, Fighter, Druid, and Paladin.
  • Races with Shield Proficiency: Human, Half-Elf
  • Shield Proficiency Feat: Moderately Armored provides Medium Armor and Shields expertise.

How to Get the Sentinel Shield in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can buy the Sentinel Shield from Lann Tarv in Moonrise Towers (X: -175 Y: -175) during Act 2, for 1728 gold.

If you’re looking to buy and obtain the Sentinel Shield in Act 2 of Shadow Cursed Lands, head southwest from your starting point. However, be warned that navigating the dangerous area can be challenging without additional protection against the shadow course.

We recommend that you first go to Last Light Inn in the north to receive Selune’s blessing or Moonlantern from Isobel, which will provide you with the necessary protection. Alternatively, you can defeat Kar’niss at Ruined Battlefield. If you manage to save Dolly Dolly Dolly from Kar’niss, a pixie trapped in the Moonlantern, you’ll receive the Pixie Blessing and will never have to worry about the effects of the course again.

Baldur's Gate 3 Kar'niss

Next, head to the far southwest side of the map to find Moonrise Towers. Only if you approach Absolute worshipers in a friendly manner, you will be able to speak with everyone and check the merchants’ stock who found their shelter in the fortress. That includes Lann Tarv, who sells Sentinel Shield. He will be standing to the right from the main entrance of Moonrise Towers. Simply ask him to trade, and you should be able to buy Sentinel Shield from him.

Baldur's Gate 3 Dwarven Splintmail Lann Tarv Merchant

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