How to Get Swires’ Sledboard in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Swires’ Sledboard is a good shield in Baldur’s Gate 3, and you can get it from a merchant during Act 3 – This short Guide Explains everything you need to know about the Swires’ Sledboard in BG3.

Swires' Sledboard Baldur's Gate 3

The Swires’ Sledboard

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Swires’ Sledboard provides + 2 Armour class (AC) and offers fantastic defensive and crowd control bonuses. Each time an enemy hits you, they are knocked prone or must pass a dexterity check. That mechanic will be a great defensive mechanism with group utility. Many actions will benefit when attacking foes with this status effect. For example, Druids Sabretooth’s wild shape deals more damage to prone enemies. This opens up fantastic strategies for your group.

Additionally, this shield on top of +2 AC at the start of the combat grants the wearer force conduit, meaning all Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing damage is reduced per turn remaining with an effect. Also, dealing 1d4 Force damage in a 6m radius while 5 or more turns left. The defensive and offensive capabilities make it suitable for any class that wields a shield but will work best in synergy with a cleric, fighter, druid, or paladin.

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. You can equip it on any class, companion, or character that has Shield proficiency.

Swires’ Sledboard Features in BG3

Here are all Swires’ Sledboard features in BG3:

  • Weapon Type: Shield
  • Armour: +2 AC
  • Requirements: Shield proficiency
  • Rarity: Very Rare
  • Location: Exxvikyap at The Rivington General in Rivington, Rivington, Act 3
  • Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Value: 612
  • Shield Conduit: The shield shrouds the wearer with Force Conduit at the start of its turn in combat.
  • Shield Bash: When a foe hits you with a melee attack, you can use your reaction, to knock it Prone unless they succeed a Dexterity Saving Throw.
  • Force Conduit: Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing damage against the affected entity is reduced by 1 per turn remaining. If the entity takes damage while it has 5 or more turns remaining, it deals 1d4 Force damage in a 6m radius.
  • Classes with Shield Proficiency: Barbarian, Bard (subclass College of Valour), Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Paladin, Ranger
  • Classes that Typically use a Shield In BG3: 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 Swires’ Sledboard in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Rivington General in Baldur's Gate 3

You can buy the Swires’ Sledboard from Exxvikyap in General in Rivington during Act 3 for 612 gold.

Here is a short overview of how to get the Swires’ Sledboard:

  1. Act 3: Progress until you reach Act 3 and arrive at Rivington village
  2. Visit General in Rivington: It’s a second big building with the smithy in the village.
  3. Get the Swires’ Sledboard: Buy them Exxvikyap.

After you start Act 3 in Rivington Village, buy and get the Swires’ Sledboard and go straight north. You’ll easily find General in Rivington Shop. It’s the second house on the main village road. Go inside and talk to Exxvikyap, the trader behind the counter, to buy it. The Dragonborn merchant, Exxvikyap, and the human shop owner have an interesting relationship, so you can engage in a conversation with both of them. Don’t forget to check their stock; they have great stuff like Chain Mail +2, Hide Armour +2, and Plate Armour +2.

Exxvikyap in Baldur's Gate 3

All unique armor and weapons in General in Rivington store:

That’s all you need to know about the Swires’ Sledboard in Baldur’s Gate 3!

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