How to Get Wood Woad Shield in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Wood Woad Shield is a great early-game shield in Baldur’s Gate 3, and you can get it during Act 3 – This short Guide Explains everything you need to know about the Wood Woad Shield in BG3.

Wood Woad Shield - Baldur’s Gate 3

The Wood Woad Shield

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Wood Woad Shield provides a + 2 Armour class (AC) and offers a fantastic crowd-control spell. Woad’s ensnaring snare is a great way to debuff the most challenging enemy on the battlefield and ensnare them, giving them a disadvantage on attack rolls and dexterity saving throws. You’ll make them less dangerous and defeat much easier. This opens up fantastic strategies for your group. Additionally, this shield’s 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.

Here are all Wood Woad Shield features in BG3:

  • Weapon Type: Shield
  • Armour: +2 AC
  • Requirements: Shield proficiency
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Location: Dropped by Wood Woads in Putrid Bog, Act 1
  • Weight: 2.7 kg
  • Value: 612
  • Woad’s Ensnaring Strike: The Enemy cannot move and takes 1d6 Piercing damage per turn. Attack Rolls against the creature have an Advantage, while the creature’s Attack Rolls and Dexterity Saving Throws have a Disadvantage. Duration: 3 turns.
  • 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 Wood Woad Shield in Baldur’s Gate 3

How to Get Wood Woad Shield in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can loot the Wood Woad Shield from one of the Wood Woads in Putrid Bog during Act 1. Here is a short overview of how to get the Wood Woad Shield:

  1. Act 1: Complete Prologue and progress until you reach Act 1
  2. Head North to reach Emerald Grove, then west through the bridge to Blighted Village, and then south to the swamps. (check the map for reference.)
  3. Defeat the Wood Woads.
  4. Loot the defeated enemies and Get the Wood Woad Shield.

After you start Act 1 in Rivington Village, buy and get the Wood Woad Shield and go straight north. As indicated on the map above, travel west from Druid Grove and then south of Blighted Village to reach the swamps known as Putrid Bog. On a small island with a large, old tree, you’ll encounter four Wood Woads and Ancient Mud Mephits. Defeat them; this battle shouldn’t present a significant challenge. However, focus on Ancient Mud Mephits first. They will spawn smaller copies of themselves, and you can separate them by color difference. Defeating ancients first, then Wood Woads.

After the fight, loot the enmis to get Wood Woad Shield. Also, if you move closer to the tree and if you successfully pass an automatic perception check, you should notice a piece of loose bark on the trunk. Open it to discover the Letter to Kagha, which unveils her plan to surrender the Emerald Grove to the Shadow Druids. So if you promised Zevron to convince Kragha to stop the ritual in the grove. Presenting her the letter and revealing her true plans can earn you a reward from Zervon, powerful the Hellrider’s Pride gloves.

That’s all you need to know about the Wood Woad Shield in Baldur’s Gate 3!

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