Baldur’s Gate 3: How to finish the Masterwork Weapon

Rajarshi Acharya
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Baldur’s Gate 3 has a ton of interesting quests with great rewards, but one of the best ones to try out early on is the “Finish the Masterwork Weapon” quest, which can net you an anti-magic sword in Act 1. So, here’s how you can complete “Finish the Masterwork Weapon” in Baldur’s Gate 3.

The amount of side quests in Baldur’s Gate 3 can add several hours to your playtime, but many of them are more than worth it as they can grant you some powerful weapons or artifacts. One such quest is “Finish the Masterwork Weapon,” which is an early game quest. Players who like exploration are in for a treat with this one, as the quest requires them to explore and walk around quite a bit.

If you’re planning to engage enemy Wizards and Sorcerers in close combat, you can do quite well with the Sussur-infused weapon this quest gives as a reward, so here’s everything you need to know to start and complete the Masterwork Weapon quest in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to craft a Masterwork Weapon in Baldur’s Gate 3

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to finish the Masterwork Weapon in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  1. To begin the quest, you’ll need to find Highcliff’s Journal. You can find this at the Blacksmith’s House in the Blighted Village. Look around for the journal near the fireplace.
  2. You’ll then need to find a blueprint for this weapon. Grab the old key which is on top of the wooden crate next to the fireplace. Then head to the eastern room, burn the hole in the floor, and jump in.
  3. When you and your companions jump into the hole, they’ll have to pass a Perception check. On passing this check, you’ll notice a trapped wooden chest. You’ll find the blueprints in this chest, but note that disarming it requires a DC 10 Sleight of Hand check.
  4. Interact with Highcliff’s blueprints to learn that you’ll need Sussur Bark to make the Masterwork weapon. The character who opened the blueprint will be subjected to a Nature check, and if successful, will reveal that Sussur Bark can be found in the Underdark.
  5. The Sussur Tree is found in the western part of the Underdark. Climb up the tree roots to find the Sussur Tree Bark. You can use the highlight feature to spot it.
  6. Go back to where you found Highcliff’s journal, but this time enter the building through the Shabby Wooden Doors on the outside. You’ll find a melting furnace here.
  7. Interact with the furnace to light the fire, and use the bellows to fan the flames. Combine the Sussur Tree Bark with the furnace, then combine a weapon of your choice.
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The Sussur Tree is surrounded by several Hook Horrors.

You can only use common weapons here and the choices you get are:

  • Sussur Dagger
  • Sussur Sickle
  • Sussur Greatsword

The weapon grants a +1 enhancement bonus and applies the Silenced status effect on impact.

So that wraps up everything you need to know about the quest “Finish the Masterwork Weapon” in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more information on the game, check these out:

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