How to finish Masterwork weapon quest in Baldur’s Gate 3

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Sussur Greatsword

You can only get the Sussur Greatsword gear after finishing the Masterwork weapon mission in Baldur’s Gate 3, so here’s everything you need to do.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will present you with a couple of great weapons during Act 1, but none rival the one you can get when finishing the Masterwork weapon.

If you’re up for a little bit of exploring, and you feel ready to face some of the hardest creatures of the early game, then we recommend you to unlock and complete the “Finishing the Masterwork weapon” quest. While the quest can turn a bit tricky, here’s everything you need to do to finish it fast in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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

Baldur’s Gate 3 will unlock the “Finish the Masterwork Weapon” quest after players find Highcliff’s journal, located at the Blacksmith’s House at the Blighted Village (X:30, Y:425).

After reading the journal, players will be asked to find the blueprints and to get some bark from a Sussur Tree to forge the masterwork weapon.

Where to find the Masterwork weapon’s blueprints in Baldur’s Gate 3

After unlocking the quest, the first thing you’ll need to do is find the Masterwork weapon’s blueprints. Here are the steps you need to follow to retrieve them:

Baldur's Gate 3 Blacksmith house in the Blighted Village
You can cast Fire Bolt with any character to burn the spider webs from the ground.
  1. At the Blacksmith’s house, go to the eastern room (X:-46, Y:423), where you’ll find a hole in the ground covered by spiderwebs.
  2. Collect the Old Key that is on a crate next to the chimney.
  3. Burn the webs by casting a Fire spell or using a torch.
  4. Jump into the hole. Your whole party will do a Perception check, and if someone passes, a chest will be revealed. Keep in mind that if nobody is successful on this check, you’ll have to reload a save to try again.
  5. Look for a Wooden Chest (X:-436, Y: -375), and disarm the traps before opening it. There you’ll find the Blueprints, which you should read to complete that part of the quest.

Where to find Sussur Bark in Baldur’s Gate 3

Getting the Sussur Bark for the Masterwork weapon will require you to explore the Underdark. There are a couple of ways to get to the Underdark, although the best way to do it is through the Goblin Camp.

To do so, you’ll need to either pickpocket or kill Priestess Gut and get her Priestess key. This will let you unlock the door northwest of Priestess Gut’s chambers (X: 296, Y: 16). You can also try sneaking into her room and simply lock picking the door there.

Sussur tree in the Underdark
Keep in mind that you’ll find Level 4 enemies while exploring the Underdark.

After entering that room, you’ll face an ogre called Polma, the Bodyguard of the High Priestess. You don’t need to attack her immediately since you can try to convince her you belong there. If you pass the Charisma Check, you can freely roam the Defiled Temple to look for its puzzle (X:387, Y:21).

The fastest way to activate the Defile Temple’s Floor puzzle is to roll a successful Perception Check Roll in X:440, Y: 54. If you pass it, you’ll find a hidden lever on the side of the platform (X:441, Y: 65). If you lockpick the lever (or use the Priestess’ Key), you’ll open the secret door to the Underdark.

To find the Sussur Tree, you’ll need to head to the west side of the Underdark to the Sussur Tree Waypoint (X:-42, Y:-145). If you go up the roots of the tree, you’ll find Sussur tree bark up for grabs.

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to forge Masterwork weapon

After getting both the blueprints and the Sussur tree bark in Baldur’s Gate 3 Act 1, you’ll need to go back to the house where you found Highcliff’s journal in the Blighted Village (X:30, Y:425). Use the Old Key you found inside the building, and open the main doors (X: 46, Y: 412). After entering the house, here’s the steps you’ll need to follow:

  1. Head to the melting furnace (X: -44, Y: -377) and interact with it to get it flaming.
  2. Click on the fireplace and insert the Sussur Bark. This will turn the flame blue.
  3. You can then combine the furnace’s flame with a greatsword, dagger, or a sickle.
Masterwork weapon's furnance
You’ll need to combine the Sussur Bark with the fireplace to start forging your weapon.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Masterwork weapon

When completing the “Finish the Masterwork weapon” quest in Baldur’s Gate 3, the best gear you can choose is the Sussur Greatsword, since it deals the highest amount of damage. Here’s the Sussur Greatsword full description:

  • Damage: 3-13 + 2d6 + Strength modifier and Slashing damage.
  • Enchantment: +1
  • Two-handed
  • Melee: 1,5 m
  • Weight: 2,7 kg
  • Special: Silences targets during 2 turns, which makes them unable to speak or cast spells.
  • Weapon actions: Pommel Strike, Lacerate, Cleave.

And that’s everything on how to complete the “Finish the Masterwork weapon” quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check our guides below:

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Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].