The Sword of Life Stealing is a great mid-game sword you can buy from Dammon during Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3).
Sword of Life Stealing
In Baldur’s Gate 3 the Sword of Life Stealing is a shortsword which not only deals extra damage but can return some health points on a successful critical hit. The main bonus found on this weapon is called Life Stealing Critical. With it, a successful Critical Hit will not only cause additional Necrotic damage to the target, but also passively heal whoever wields it for 10 HP. This could be potentially very impactful for a Ranger or Rogue attacking from Stealth, or for a Champion Fighter. At level 3 the Champion Fighter subclass unlocks the Improved Critical Hit feature. It reduces the number you need to roll a Critical Hit while attacking is reduced by 1. Additionally, the effect can stack.
While not as powerful as some of the end-game weapons found in Act 3 of BG3, the Sword of Life Stealing is a really nice mid-game sword that will serve you well until you can pick up something better in the city of Baldur’s Gate.
Here are all Sword of Life Stealing features in BG3:
- Weapon Type: Shortsword
- Damage: 1d6+4 Piercing
- Requirements: Martial Weapons or Shortswords Proficiency
- Rarity: Very Rare
- Location: Sold by Dammon at the Last Light Inn, Act 2
- Weight: 0.9 kg
- Value: 912
- Life Stealing Critical: On a Critical Hit, the target takes an extra 10 Necrotic damage as long as it isn’t a construct or an undead. You also gain
- 10 temporary hit points.
- Weapon Enchantment +2
- Classes with Martial Weapons Proficiency: Barbarian, Fighter, Paladin, and Ranger
- Races with Shortswords Proficiency: Drow, Elf, Githyanki
- Companions Who Can Use This Weapon: Karlach, Lae’zel, Minthara, Minsc, Astarion
How to Get Sword of Life Stealing in Baldur’s Gate 3
To get the Sword of Life Stealing in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must visit Dammon in the stables of the Last Light Inn during Act 2. Depending on how you have played the game, you may remember meeting Dammon at the Druid’s Grove in Act 1. He is one of the many Tieflings who were seeking refuge there away from the threatening goblins.
Dammon will only be available as a trader in Act 2 if you defeated the goblin leaders in Act 1 to protect the Grove. If you let the goblin leaders live, or if for any reason you provoked a fight with the Druids in the Grove then the Tieflings will die and Dammon with them.
If Dammon is alive you will find him at the Last Light Inn. It’s located in the northern portion of the Shadow Cursed Lands. He’ll have set up a forge in the stables and you can buy the Sword of Life Stealing for 912 gold.
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