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10 Best Two-Handed Weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3 & How to Get Them

Become a great weapon master with these top 10 two-handed weapons in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers plenty of two-handed weapons for those who like to wield bigger heavier arms. These pair well with the Great Weapon Master or Polearm Master feats, and why not both in some cases? Here are my top 10 two-handed weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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What are the Top 10 Two-Handed Weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Whether you’re a Paladin, Fighter, Barbarian, or any other class that benefits from wielding heavy two-handed weapons, I wanted to outline the best choices you should look for in all three acts. You can find the best polearms here and powerful greatswords, axes, and mauls. Here’s a quick overview before we dive into the details:

10. Sorrow

Sorrow is the best early-game polearm for Polearm Master builds. Besides great special attack options and +1 weapon enhancements, I mainly use this for the Sorrowful Lash. This is a special bonus action attack with decent range and damage that increases our action economy. On Level 5, with any martial class with Extra Attack, you attack three times per turn. You can find this awesome two-handed weapon in the Druid Grove vault as a reward for saving the Grove from the goblins.

9. Halberd of Vigilance

Another great polearm option is the Halberd of Vigilance. You get a +1 bonus to Initiative and Advantage on Perception checks. Furthermore, your Reaction attacks get Advantage and you have a +2 to damage and attack rolls. This is also one of the first magic weapons that gets an extra shot of elemental damage at +1d4 Force. Buy it from Lann Tarv the Bugbear in Moonrise Towers, especially if you have Polearm Master.

8. Hellfire Greataxe

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The Hellfire Greataxe is found later in Act 3, and it’s one of the best Heat condition weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3. It has superb damage and a +2 enhancement. You also get a special fire attack that ignores Fire damage resistance and immunity. That said, I mainly use this weapon for the 2 Heat generation, which I highly recommend you combine with Fireheart, Thermoarcanic Gloves, and Cinder Shoes for maximum damage. You can find the Hellfire Greataxe in the vault area in Sorcerous Sundries. Once you’re in the section with the doors, go through the Silverhand door and destroy the door labeled Illusion to find the chest with this weapon inside.

7. Corpsegrinder

The Corpsegrinder is another Act 3 weapon, and it’s an excellent option for those who want to deal good AoE damage. This is because of the special attack you get once per short rest. Corpsegrinder also deals +1d4 Thunder damage and a +2 weapon enhancement. You can find it as a drop from the Tiefling Stone Lord thung northwest of the Open Hand Temple on the beach in Rivington.

6. Breaching Pikestaff

If you didn’t have the money to buy the Halberd of Vigilance, you can get a similar weapon in Lower City sewers in Act 3. The damage output is the same with a +2 enhancement bonus and +1d4 Force damage. That said, you must defeat undead enemies in the Ancient Lair accessible through the sewers in the Lower City. The entrance is next to Bareki the merchant NPC.

5. The Dancing Breeze

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If you’re a rare Dexterity build wanting to dabble in two-handed weapons, Dancing Breeze is the perfect option. This is a Finesse glaive that lets you add Dexterity to attack rolls and damage — and it’s a +2 weapon to boot. On top of that, you can attack each adjacent enemy adjacent with the Whirlwind Attack once per Short Rest. Buy it from Exxvikyap in the Rivington General in Act 3.

4. Sethan

The best Greataxe in BG3 for me is the Sethan. It comes with all the goodies we expect from a late-game weapon, such as a +2 bonus and special abilities. These abilities allow you to reduce a creature to debuff them. But more importantly, you can summon a Spiritual Weapon in the form of a Greataxe. This is a free ally on the battlefield that can tank and deal decent damage. Perfect for action economy, buy it from Ferg Drogher in Rivington. Note that Shadowheart shouldn’t be present if she rejected Shar.

3. Silver Sword of the Astral Plane

While Silver Sword of the Astral Plane is an incredibly powerful legendary two-handed sword, most of its abilities are only usable by Githyanki. You deal an extra 1d6 Psychic damage on each hit and have Advantage on all mental saving throws, resistance to Psychic damage, and you can’t be Charmed. You also get a +3 on all damage and attack rolls, and you can Soulbreak once per Short Rest, which deals additional Psychic damage on your attack and possibly Stuns your target. 

While this weapon is officially gained by showing the Orphic Hammer to Kith’rak Voss in Act 3 or killing him, there’s a pro tip to get it early. In the Act 1 encounter with him, bring a Battle Master Fighter with Disarming Strike, a Cleric with Command Drop, or a Druid with Heat Metal. All three abilities work toward having Voss drop this weapon and then you can pick it up and high tail it out of there.

2. Sword of Chaos

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Anyone can use the top two entries on my list of the best two-handed weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3, starting with the Sword of Chaos. This simple and effective late-game weapon has a +2 weapon bonus and the incredibly powerful Chaos effect which heals you on every hit. Each time you hit a creature you regain 1d6 hit points. I wielded this on my Fighter that once healed 6d6 in one round with Action Surge. This is the final reward of the Murder Tribunal quest and you can loot it from Sarevok.

1. Balduran’s Giantslayer

Without a doubt, the strongest two-handed weapon in BG3 is Balduran’s Giantslayer. This powerhouse gives you the ability to double your Strength modifier when rolling damage and Advantage on attack rolls against Large, Huge, and Gargantuan creatures. It also provides the ability to grow in size, gaining 1d6 additional damage on hit, 27 temporary HP, and Advantage on Strength checks and saving throws. You get +3 on all attack and damage rolls, and the Topple the Big Folk attack deals more damage and knocks Large and larger creatures Prone. All you have to do is defeat a badass dragon beneath Wyrm’s Crossing by going through the prison area.

That concludes my guide on the top 10 two-handed weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more BG3 guides, check out our best one-handed weapons and shields, as well as my guide to the game’s best heavy armor sets.


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