How to Get Spear of Night in Baldur’s Gate 3

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Spear of Night is a BG3 spear required to complete the Chosen of Shar quest in Gauntlet of Shar in Act 2.

Spear of Night Baldur's Gate 3 - BG3

Spear of Night

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Spear of Night is a versatile weapon and an important quest item that you can get from Silent Library’s hidden room in Gauntlet of Shar during Act 2. It’s required to kill Nightsong. Regardless of whether you intend to do it, you’ll need this spear to progress in the Find Nightsong and The Chosen of Shar quests. 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 rare Spear of Night gives an additional weapon enchantment +1 and a Shar Blessing bonus that makes Spear of Night the only weapon capable of killing Nighsong. It won’t have much use outside of the quest. And later, depending on your choices, you will get a better, legendary version of it: Selune’s Spear of Night or Shar’s Spear of Night.

Spear of Night features in BG3:

  • Weapon Type: Spear, Versatile
  • Damage: 1d8 (1d6) Piercing
  • Requirements: Simple Weapon proficiency
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Weight: 1,35 kg
  • Value: 190
  • Location: Laying in Silent Library’s hidden room (X:-820 Y:-753) in Gauntlet of Shar, during Find Nightsong Quest, Act 2
  • Weapon Enchantment +1
  • Shar’s Blessing: If Shar allows it, use this spear to kill Nightsong.
  • Classes with Simple Weapons Proficiency: Bard, Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Paladin, Warlock
  • Races with Simple Weapons Proficiency: Human, Half-Elf
  • Companions Who Can Use This Weapon: Lae’zel, Minthara, Minsc, Astarion, Shadowheart, Wyll

How to Get Spear of Night in Baldur’s Gate 3

To get the Spear of Night (X:-820 Y:-753), 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.

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The Gauntlet of Shar is an ancient Shar temple. In this location, your task is to gather four Umbral Gems. Once collected, you’ll place them on two pedestals to locate Nightsong and finish a lengthy quest that begins in Act 1. Your journey may lead you to search for both Nightsong and Balthazar, depending on your choices and quest progression.

Nightsong and Balthazar, the latter actively seeking her, can be found in the Gauntlet of Shar—an area situated in the Shadow-Cursed Lands, accessible during Act 2. Whether you are following the main questline or Shadowhert’s quest, you will eventually need to locate either Nightsong or Balthazar. However, it’s worth noting that you have the option to enter this location at any point in Act 2, no matter your current quest journal status.

Gauntlet of Shar

Gauntlet of Shar Location Baldur's Gate 3

Nightsong is in the Gauntlet of Shar, and you can access the temple by heading north from the House of Healing, near the Grand Mausoleum fast travel portal. You will find Raphael at the entrance, warning you about a formidable beast within and requesting assistance dealing with his longstanding enemy. You must face this powerful foe to discover Nightsong’s whereabouts. Regardless of your choices, you can now enter the crypt and the ancient temple of Shar as 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.

Upon entering, you’ll encounter a Shar statue surrounded by a globe and several side rooms. Approach cautiously, as getting too close to the statue triggers an immediate response, rendering you unconscious. Each room features a sarcophagus, a trap, and a lever capable of lowering the hanging purple braziers scattered around the statue. Your objective is to lower all braziers by manipulating the levers, extinguishing the light until the room is completely shrouded in darkness. Once achieved, you can safely interact with the globe in front of the statue to solve the puzzle. Subsequently, the main door behind the statue will open, allowing you to progress further 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 Spear of Night to kill Nightsong, you can head straight to the library in Baldur’s Gate 3

Silent Library – Get Spear of Night

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

The Silent Library serves as our final destination, situated on the lower level of the trials section in the Gauntlet of Shar at coordinates X:-756 Y:-753. As you venture inside, you’ll face formidable foes known as dark justiciars, and the use of spells is restricted until you eliminate the librarian’s portal located in the center of the room. During the encounter, strategically position yourself on the stairs leading to the library, allowing enemies to approach you.

Next, you should carefully explore the area, mindful of various traps. Passing perception checks should pose no significant challenge. The key to finding Spear of Night lies in the Treasure room, further within the library. To access it first, locate the book “Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger” on one of the bookshelves amidst an array of captivating 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 Spear of Night, 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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