There are six Adamantine items in Baldur’s Gate 3: three weapons, two pieces of armor, and one shield. All these items can be crafted at the Grymforge during Act 1 using various Moulds and Mithral Ore. Our guide will provide you with a list of all Adamantine items in Baldur’s Gate 3, in order from best to worst. Note that all Adamantine items are very strong, but we recommend you invest your resources primarily into armor, which is much more useful than weapons since you can forge only a limited number of items at once.
Best Adamantine Items in Baldur’s Gate 3
Here’s a short list of all Adamantine items in Baldur’s Gate 3 from best to worst:
- Adamantine Splint Armor
- Adamantine Scale Mail
- Adamantine Shield
- Adamantine Scimitar
- Adamantine Longsword
- Adamantine Mace
Adamantine Splint Armor
- Type: Very Rare Heavy Armor
- Crafting recipe: Splint Mould + Mithral Ore
If you have a Heavy Armor proficiency, you won’t want to wait too long to forge this massive armor. It reduces all incoming damage by 2 points and forces a Reeling status effect on any enemy who uses melee attacks against you. It’s also impossible for anyone to deal you critical hits! If you have a Cleric with Heavy Armor proficiency, then I urge you to try out the Warding Bond spell, which synergizes with this armor’s damage reduction ability. But typically, it would be the best armor choice specifically for the Paladin class.
Adamantine Scale Mail
- Type: Very Rare Medium Armor
- Crafting recipe: Scale Mail Mould + Mithral Ore
This armor isn’t as strong as the Splint armor, but it has enough power to reduce all incoming damage by 1 point. Everything else is the same as the Splint Armor: melee attacks send enemies into the Reeling status effect, and you also gain immunity from critical strikes. However, there’s one particular advantage over the Splint armor, and that’s the Dexterity AC bonus. This is possible due to it being medium armor, while Splint armor has no such bonus. If your character does have Medium Armor proficiency with Dexterity scaling, you’ll have the same base stat as the Splint armor, which is 18 AC. Note that without the Dexterity bonus, this mail only gives you 16 AC!
- Type: Rare Shield
- Crafting recipe: Shield Mould + Mithral Ore
The Adamantine Shield has a great synergy with the Splint armor, so be sure to combine these two. The shield also causes enemies to gain the Reeling status effect, but this time it triggers whenever they miss their hits. But if they do melee hit you, then you can use the shield to knock them Prone, unless they use a Dexterity saving throw. And just like the Splint Armor, this shield grants its wearer complete immunity to incoming critical hits, which is extremely valuable! If you can’t or don’t want to forge the armor, then at least craft this excellent shield.
- Type: Rare Magic Weapon
- Crafting recipe: Scimitar Mould + Mithral Ore
This light scimitar deals 1d6+1 Slashing damage, which completely ignores any Slashing resistances that enemies may have. This doesn’t mean that your hits will always be critical strikes, but if you hit any object with it, such as barrels, doors, or even constructs, then the hits will always be critical. It also has Flourish and Lacerate proficiencies that can throw enemies off balance and cause Bleeding. All this makes the Adamantine Scimitar a great weapon against bosses and powerful enemies.
- Type: Rare Magic Weapon
- Crafting recipe: Longsword Mould + Mithral Ore
The Adamantine Longsword is basically a two-handed Adamantine Scimitar. The difference is that the Longsword deals 1d8+1 Slashing damage when held in one hand and 1d10+1 Slashing damage when held in both hands. But the Scimitar is a lighter and finer weapon that scales with your Dexterity, and it can be wielded with another light weapon. While the Longsword is more limited in that regard, I’d recommend forging one of these weapons according to your particular build.
- Type: Rare Simple Melee Weapon
- Crafting recipe: Mace Mould + Mithral Ore
This weapon is very similar in its design to the Adamantine Scimitar, but the Adamantine Mace deals 1d6+1 Bludgeoning damage. It also deals 100% critical strikes to objects, and it completely ignores Bludgeoning resistance. Although I must warn you that it has no effect on enemies with Bludgeoning immunity, so keep this in mind. If you equip this weapon in your main hand, then you also gain a Concussive Smash action, which Dazes enemies.
Those are the best Adamantine items in Baldur’s Gate 3. Stay tuned for more BG3 tips and tricks articles right here.