How to get Infernal Rapier in Baldur’s Gate 3

Emily Stander
Baldur's Gate 3's Wyll holding his sword

Baldur’s Gate 3 has many powerful weapons, and there are some you can only find by completing quests in a specific way. Here is your comprehensive guide to how to get the Infernal Rapier in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

The Infernal Rapier in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a very rare weapon drop that you can claim in Act 2. It is a one-handed, finesse weapon that allows the user to add their Spellcasting Ability Modifier to attack rolls. The damage is on the lower end of the spectrum at 1d8 +2, but the real power of the Infernal Rapier lies in the special abilities that come with it. 

Alongside the Spellcasting Modifier bonus, the Infernal Rapier also gives the user a +1 to their Spell Save DC. This means that creatures who need to make a roll against the user have to make saves higher than usual to not be affected by their spells. The Infernal Rapier also gives the user the ability to cast Planar Ally: Cambion as a level 6 spell. 

Here’s how to get the Infernal Rapier in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

How to unlock Infernal Rapier in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 players can unlock the Infernal Rapier by freeing Mizora in the “Rescue Zariel’s Asset” quest.

Step by step, here is how to unlock the Infernal Rapier:

  1. Make sure Wyll is in your party.
  2. Enter the Mind Flayer Colony after fighting Ketheric Thorm.
  3. Find the Tadpoling Center in the Colony.
  4. Head to the pools in the second room of the Tadpoling Center.
  5. Free Mizora.

The first is that you must have Wyll in your party when you enter the Mind Flayer Colony. If you were not traveling with him beforehand, it is best to make sure you invite him to join you before you enter the Colony. Once you are inside, you are unable to fast travel – meaning you cannot return to your camp. 

When you enter the Tadpoling Center in the Colony, you will come across a few Mind Flayer incubators where the Tieflings are being held. Whatever you decide here will not affect the “Rescue Zariel’s Asset” quest, so you can either move on or deal with it first.

This is where you can find Mizora in the Mind Flayer Colony

The quest Mizora gives you leads you to a pool just beyond the first room where the Mindflayer pods are. There is one pod here that clearly has someone in it. Approach it, and you will see it is Mizora herself who has been trapped. 

The second thing you need to keep in mind is that you will not get the Infernal Rapier if you decide to kill Mizora. Not only that, but Wyll will be dragged down to the Hells if she does die here. So, as much as you may want to annihilate her, it is better to let her go. 

Once she is released, you can bargain with her about letting Wyll out of his contract. She agrees, but as she points out, it will only end after six months – a nifty loophole she made sure was in the contract. 

Before the quest ends and you descend further into the Colony to face Ketheric Thorm, she gives you the Infernal Rapier. This only happens if Wyll is in your party – which is why you may have missed it before.

How to unlock Rescue Zariel’s Asset in Baldur’s Gate 3

During Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3, you will get the Rescue Zariel’s Asset quest from Mizora that leads you to the Infernal Rapier. 

Mizora is a Cambion in service to the Archdevil Zariel and Wyll’s infernal patron. If you have Wyll in your party, she visits you a few times in your camp as part of his story. Mizora loves making sure that Wyll is reminded of their contract on a regular basis, as much as he hates it, and she arrives again in Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3 to give you another quest. 

Mizora gives you the “Rescue Zariel’s Asset” quest when visiting you in your camp.

The quest, “Rescue Zariel’s Asset,” tasks you with making sure that someone who is important to Zariel is able to escape Moonrise Towers safely. When you first get the quest, it is kept a mystery who exactly it is. 

You will only be able to complete the quest once you reach the Mind Flayer Colony in Moonrise Towers, after you battle with Ketheric Thorm. The quest marker will lead you to what is called the ‘Tadpoling Center’ in the Colony, where you can also find the tieflings you are looking for. 

Once you have the weapon, you can equip it yourself (if it makes sense for your character), or you can give it to Wyll. It is one of the best weapons in the game, so now you can go forth and cause havoc. 

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