Baldur’s Gate 3: Finish The Masterwork Weapon [Quest]

Discover the arcane journey within Baldur's Gate 3 Finish The Masterwork Weapon, and learn to craft the ultimate power.

In the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, unlocking the potential of your arsenal can prove decisive in your journey, and one such opportunity arises by taking on the Finish The Masterwork Weapon. By completing this quest, players can harness the might of a rare weapon, largely considered a gem within the realm’s expansive offerings. Venture forth to uncover the path to success as you navigate the intricacies of the quest, culminating in the forging of the sought-after Masterwork Weapon.

Key Takeaways
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 Finish The Masterwork Weapon is a side quest that offers crafting mastery and adventure in Act 1.
  • Craft a masterpiece by infusing Sussur Bark’s potency into greatswords, sickles, or daggers.
  • Navigating Underdark challenges and harnessing the forge’s power is essential in Finish The Masterwork Weapon.
  • Traverse Underdark via Defiled Temple or Goblin Camp to find elusive Sussur Bark.
  • The crafted Masterwork Weapon bears Weapon Enchantment +1, silences foes on hits, and enhances combat versatility with versatile weapon options.
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Masterwork Weapon Unlocked (Screenshot taken by eXputer)

Starting The Masterwork Weapon Quest

Embarking on the quest Finish The Masterwork Weapon opens the door to an exciting journey of craftsmanship and adventure. To initiate this quest, you must first reach the Highcliff’s Journal, which triggers an engaging journey that concludes with creating a powerful masterpiece.

Locate Highcliff’s Journal

  1. Explore the Blighted Village and enter the Blacksmith’s house.
Baldur's Gate 3 Finish The Masterwork Weapon Blighted Village
Blighted Village (Image Credits: eXputer)
  1. Discover Highcliff’s Journal near a barrel in a corner.
  2. This journal holds the key to unraveling the quest.
  3. The Journal will explain the presence of blueprints for a Masterwork Weapon within the house.

Entering The Blacksmith’s Forge

  1. Access the Blacksmith’s forge through the shabby wooden doors or by descending down the well in the village.
  2. Uncover the secrets of Highcliff’s Blueprints stored within a booby-trapped chest.
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Highcliff’s Blueprints (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)
  1. Reading Highcliff’s Journal triggers the Finish The Masterwork Weapon quest.

Finding Sussur Bark 

Venturing into the depths of the Underdark becomes an essential chapter in the Finish The Masterwork Weapon questline of Baldur’s Gate 3. To obtain the elusive Sussur Bark for crafting, follow my steps: 

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Sussur Tree Bark (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
  1. Journey through the Defiled Temple or the Goblin Camp to access the Underdark.
  2. Traverse the depths below, encountering challenges and secrets along the way.
  3. Explore the Myconid Colony area as you make your way north-east in the Underdark.
  4. Engage in combat against Hook Horrors and Filro the Forgotten near the towering Sussur Tree.
  5. Strategically navigate the battles to protect the precious Sussur Bark from damage.
  6. Ascend the knotted roots of the Sussur Tree to reach the prized Sussur Bark.
  7. Collect this valuable ingredient, knowing it is key to enhancing your weaponry.

Forging the Masterwork Weapon 

With the prized Sussur Bark in your possession, it’s time to bring the Baldur’s Gate 3 Finish The Masterwork Weapon quest to its climax by crafting your enhanced weapon. Follow these steps to complete the forging process:

Returning To The Blighted Village

This is the path I took to return to the Blighted Village:

  1. Journey back to the Blighted Village and enter the Blacksmith’s forge area.
  2. Utilize the shabby wooden doors or the well’s entrance to reach the basement.
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Shabby Wooden Doors (Image Source: eXputer)
  1. Interact with the Blacksmith’s bellows to start a fire in the forge.
  2. Prepare the furnace for the upcoming infusion of Sussur Bark.

Combining Sussur Bark & Weapon

  1. Add the collected Sussur Bark to the furnace’s combined menu.
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Combine Sussur Bark with the Furnace (Image taken by eXputer)
  1. Watch as the flames turn a vibrant blue, signifying the magical fusion.
  2. Choose a common sickle, dagger, or greatsword as the base weapon for enhancement.
  3. Keep in mind that already enchanted weapons won’t be compatible.

Presenting a table showcasing three exceptional weapons enhanced with Sussur Bark’s unique effects in Baldur’s Gate 3 Finish the Masterwork.

Sussur Dagger A unique dagger with a darkened appearance due to Sussur sap smoke.  1d4+1 piercing damage Silences enemies
Sussur Greatsword An uncommon greatsword featuring Sussur roots extending from hilt to blade.  2d6+1 slashing damage Silences enemy on impact
Sussur Sickle A rare sickle that emits a blue glow while cutting arcane energy, coated with Sussur sap. 1d4+1 slashing damage  Silences target upon a successful hit

Crafting The Masterwork Weapon

  1. Combine the selected weapon with the Sussur Bark-infused flames.
  2. Witness the transformation as your chosen weapon becomes a masterpiece.
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Combine Greatsword To The Furnace (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

This enhanced tool, bearing the enchantment and the ability to silence, will aid you greatly as you continue your journey through the world of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Quest Completion & Benefits 

By successfully crafting the Masterwork Weapon through the Finish The Masterwork Weapon quest, you’ve unlocked a powerful asset to aid you on your journey. Here’s what you’ve accomplished and the rewards you’ve gained: 

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Powerful Weapon (Screenshot by eXputer)

Masterwork Weapon Unlocked

  • The culmination of your efforts has resulted in the creation of a specialized weapon of immense power.
  • This weapon, enhanced through the infusion of Sussur Bark, boasts Weapon Enchantment +1, improving attack and damage rolls.
  • The unique ability to silence targets on successful hits provides a strategic advantage in battles.

Versatility In Combat

  • Depending on your chosen weapon—sickle, dagger, or greatsword—you’ll find a versatile tool that caters to different playstyles.
  • Whether you prefer close-quarters combat or ranged engagements, the Masterwork Weapon offers a range of combat options.

Anti-Magic Advantage

  • The ability to silence enemies upon successful hits is a valuable boon, especially against spellcasters.
  • Preventing foes from casting spells can significantly shift the tide of battle in your favor.

Enhanced Roleplay Opportunities

  • As you progress through, the Masterwork Weapon symbolizes your dedication and prowess in the world of Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • The unique origin of the weapon and the story behind its creation add depth to your character’s narrative.

My Opinion On The Finish The Masterwork Weapon Quest

The Masterwork Weapon quest is one of the longest quests in Baldur’s Gate 3, and I’ve gone through several quests during my 30-hour journey. I often avoid starting it in several playthroughs because of how tiresome it becomes in the later act. Granted, I love to explore the religious side quests more than the forge-based ones.

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My personal experience with BG3 [Image by eXputer]
However, the weapon you receive upon completing it is well worth the effort. The effect the Sussur weapons have (Silence) is brutal against many different bosses later on in Baldur’s Gate 3. Even if you play as a caster, you can still use the weapon in your companion builds for utility until you find their preferred weapons.

That’s almost everything you would want to know about the BG3 Finish The Masterwork Weapon Quest. While you are at it, you should read the guide on how to get Helldusk Armor, as it is a rare heavy armor that offers you some unique perks.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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