Act 1 Unique and Missable items - Baldur's Gate 3 (BG3)

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Here is a Checklist for Act 1 missable or unique items in Baldur's Gate 3. This should help you follow and collect all the most powerful items to make the most out of your playthrough.

This is a work-in-progress and new functionality, leave any feedback in the comments!

How does it work?

  • No need for any registering or logins, with the current functionalities
  • The checklist persists on the same browser and doesn't disappear if you leave the page.
  • Hovering on an item will give additional information (I am still working on including all of it from game files)
  • You can click on the items, and some of them explain how to obtain them in greater detail.
  • Items highlighted with gold color, are important for many builds, and I recommend picking them up even if you are not making a specific build. They can become useful if you will do a respec.
You can also already check out work in progress Act 2 Item Checklist

Credits and Thank yous:

  • bg3.wiki - an amazing resource that helped to go through all locations in the game
  • Greg758 and Kastorex - from BG3 Discord for sharing the recommended item list for various builds

Nautiloid

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Everburn Blade icon bg3Everburn Blade Use Command: Drop icon action bg3Command: Drop​ on Commander Zhalik and pick up the sword.

Wilderness

The starting area, where you appear after the introductory section of the game - the Nautiloid ship.

Ravaged Beach

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Gloves of Power icon bg3Gloves of Power Obtained near the entrance to Emerald Grove, after you kill Za'Krug. One of the best stealing gloves

Overgrown Ruins

Found Name Assigned Member Information
The Amulet of Lost Voices icon bg3The Amulet of Lost Voices Looted from the Dank Crypt chest.
The Watcher's Guide icon bg3The Watcher's Guide Looted from a sarcophagus in Dank Crypt.

Emerald Grove

Arron

This is one of the first vendors you will encounter in the game. He is a halfling trader.

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Dragon's Grasp icon bg3Dragon's Grasp -
Gloves of Missile Snaring icon bg3Gloves of Missile Snaring -
Hedge Wanderer Armour icon bg3Hedge Wanderer Armour -
Rain Dancer icon bg3Rain Dancer -
Ring of Flinging icon bg3Ring of Flinging Great ring for Thrower builds.
Spellthief icon bg3Spellthief -

Dammon

Tiefling vendor found deeper in the Grove.

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Hunting Shortbow icon bg3Hunting Shortbow A decent bow, that can be useful in Act 1, as there are multiple monstrosity-type enemies.
Safeguard Shield icon bg3Safeguard Shield Good shield for the early game due to its saving throw bonus

Auntie Ethel

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Corellon's Grace icon bg3Corellon's Grace -

Volo

Found Name Assigned Member Information
The Whispering Promise icon bg3The Whispering Promise One of the best rings for Support builds that use spells like Healing Word icon action bg3Healing Word​ or Mass Healing Word icon action bg3Mass Healing Word.

Other

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Broodmother's Revenge icon bg3Broodmother's Revenge One of more rarer amulets as it gives direct damage increase.
Shapeshifter's Boon Ring icon bg3Shapeshifter's Boon Ring I would suggest avoiding picking this item, as it requires killing Strange Ox. If you kill it in Act 1, you will not be able to obtain Hat of Fire Acuity icon bg3Hat of Fire Acuity. However, there is a way to do it peacefully. Click on the Shapeshifter's Boon Ring icon bg3Shapeshifter's Boon Ring, for instructions on the peaceful way to obtain it in Act 1.
Key of the Ancients icon bg3Key of the Ancients -
Robe of Summer icon bg3Robe of Summer -
Sorrow icon bg3Sorrow -
Komira's Locket icon bg3Komira's Locket -
Hellrider's Pride icon bg3Hellrider's Pride Perfect item for support builds that use spells like Mass Healing Word icon action bg3Mass Healing Word​ and Healing Word icon action bg3Healing Word.
Pale Oak icon bg3Pale Oak -
Wapira's Crown icon bg3Wapira's Crown -
Ring of Protection icon bg3Ring of Protection Due to its defensive bonuses, the ring is useful throughout the whole game.
Amulet of Silvanus icon bg3Amulet of Silvanus -
Cap of Curing icon bg3Cap of Curing The cap is relevant for the Bard class, albeit the bonus healing is minor.
Nature's Snare icon bg3Nature's Snare -

Forest Area

This area is accessible west from the Emerald Grove.

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Shaft of a Broken Spear Pick from Edowin's Body. It will be used to create the Vision of the Absolute icon bg3Vision of the Absolute.
Fleetfingers icon bg3Fleetfingers -

Owlbear Nest

Found Name Assigned Member Information
The Oak Father's Embrace icon bg3The Oak Father's Embrace -
Head of a Broken Spear Merge it with the Shaft of a Broken Spear, to create Vision of the Absolute icon bg3Vision of the Absolute.
Moondrop Pendant icon bg3Moondrop Pendant Inside Selune sealed chest.

Blighted Village

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Haste Helm icon bg3Haste Helm -
Sussur Dagger icon bg3Sussur Dagger -
Sussur Greatsword icon bg3Sussur Greatsword -
Sussur Sickle icon bg3Sussur Sickle -
Warped Headband of Intellect icon bg3Warped Headband of Intellect Try to at least recruit the Ogres, so that you could obtain the time you needed it.
Very Heavy Greataxe icon bg3Very Heavy Greataxe -

Apothecary's Cellar

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Bracers of Defence icon bg3Bracers of Defence -

Whispering Depths

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Poisoner's Robe icon bg3Poisoner's Robe -
Spiderstep Boots icon bg3Spiderstep Boots -
Spurred Band icon bg3Spurred Band -

The Risen Road

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Smuggler's Ring icon bg3Smuggler's Ring One of the best stealing ring in the game.
Sword of Justice icon bg3Sword of Justice Obtained from Anders, the fake Paladin.
Speedy Reply icon bg3Speedy Reply -
Shattered Flail icon bg3Shattered Flail -
Reason's Grasp icon bg3Reason's Grasp -
Gloves of Heroism icon bg3Gloves of Heroism -

Waukeen's Rest

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Hamarhraft icon bg3Hamarhraft  
Svartlebee's Woundseeker icon bg3Svartlebee's Woundseeker One of the best two-handed weapons in Act 1.
The Sparky Points icon bg3The Sparky Points  
The Joltshooter icon bg3The Joltshooter  
The Spellsparkler icon bg3The Spellsparkler One of the best caster weapons in Act 1, that uses multi-hit attacks like Eldritch Blast icon action bg3Eldritch Blast​ or Scorching Ray icon action bg3Scorching Ray

Zhentarim Basement

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Harold icon bg3Harold -
Titanstring Bow icon bg3Titanstring Bow The best bow in the game.
Gloves of Thievery icon bg3Gloves of Thievery These gloves can be used to improve pickpocketing chances. However, there are alternatives like Enhance Ability icon action bg3Enhance Ability​ and The Graceful Cloth icon bg3The Graceful Cloth.
Abyss Beckoners icon bg3Abyss Beckoners -
Gloves of Hail of Thorns icon bg3Gloves of Hail of Thorns -
Rupturing Blade icon bg3Rupturing Blade -
The Jolty Vest icon bg3The Jolty Vest -
Giantbreaker icon bg3Giantbreaker -

Goblin Camp

I recommend entering this area peacefully, as it will allow you to explore, trade, and get good loot. After this, you can become hostile in the camp.

Grat the Trader

He is found as you enter the castle area.

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Swiresy Shoes icon bg3Swiresy Shoes -
Gloves of Archery icon bg3Gloves of Archery Solid gloves with bonus damage for Ranged builds using bows.
Boots of Aid and Comfort icon bg3Boots of Aid and Comfort -
Returning Pike icon bg3Returning Pike The best, throwing weapon for throwing builds until Act 2 or Act 3.
Doom Hammer icon bg3Doom Hammer -
The Whispering Promise icon bg3The Whispering Promise If was not obtained in Emerald Grove from Volo

Outside Area

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Crusher's Ring icon bg3Crusher's Ring You will have to kiss Crusher goblin's foot to obtain this ring or kill him.
Glowing Shield icon bg3Glowing Shield -

Shattered Sanctum

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Absolute's Talisman icon bg3Absolute's Talisman -
Xyanyde icon bg3Xyanyde -
The Watersparkers icon bg3The Watersparkers -
Spidersilk Armour icon bg3Spidersilk Armour The Best Light Armor in Act 1.
Springstep Boots icon bg3Springstep Boots -
Absolute's Warboard icon bg3Absolute's Warboard -
Amulet of Selûne's Chosen icon bg3Amulet of Selûne's Chosen -
Faithbreaker icon bg3Faithbreaker -
Assassin's Touch icon bg3Assassin's Touch -
Boots of Striding icon bg3Boots of Striding -
Gloves of the Growling Underdog icon bg3Gloves of the Growling Underdog Very good gloves, specifically for martials that engage in close combat. The attack roll advantage allows them to greatly improve their average damage.
Jagged Spear icon bg3Jagged Spear -
Loviatar's Scourge icon bg3Loviatar's Scourge -
Ritual Axe icon bg3Ritual Axe -
Ritual Dagger icon bg3Ritual Dagger -
Ring of Poison Resistance icon bg3Ring of Poison Resistance -

Roah Moonglow

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Bow of Awareness icon bg3Bow of Awareness Great bow that can be used as a stat stick to improve initiative, even if you do not use ranged attacks.
Blooded Greataxe icon bg3Blooded Greataxe -
Gold Wyrmling Staff icon bg3Gold Wyrmling Staff -
Monster Slayer Glaive icon bg3Monster Slayer Glaive -
Hunter's Dagger icon bg3Hunter's Dagger -

Worg Pens

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Beastmaster's Chain icon bg3Beastmaster's Chain -
Linebreaker Boots icon bg3Linebreaker Boots -

Defiled Temple

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Amulet of Misty Step icon bg3Amulet of Misty Step Great amulet, as it can be useful for almost any character. Having a safe movement spell can save you from dying or allow you to gain a better vantage point.

Sunlit Wetlands

The Swamp

Found Name Assigned Member Information
The Sparkle Hands icon bg3The Sparkle Hands -
Wood Woad Shield icon bg3Wood Woad Shield -

Overgrown Tunnel

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Tarnished Charm icon bg3Tarnished Charm -
The Ever-Seeing Eye icon bg3The Ever-Seeing Eye -
Staff of Crones icon bg3Staff of Crones -

Mountain Pass

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Githyanki Greatsword icon bg3Githyanki Greatsword  
Githyanki Crossbow icon bg3Githyanki Crossbow  
Silver Sword of the Astral Plane icon bg3Silver Sword of the Astral Plane  

Underdark

The items below are not assigned to specific areas, and can be found all over the Underdark area:

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Phalar Aluve icon bg3Phalar Aluve Extremely powerful weapon that can be used to empower your party member damage and other stats.
Bloodguzzler Garb icon bg3Bloodguzzler Garb -
Drow Studded Leather Armour icon bg3Drow Studded Leather Armour -
Explorer's Ring icon bg3Explorer's Ring -
Ice Crystal Is one of 3 parts that are used to craft Mourning Frost icon bg3Mourning Frost
Helmet of Autonomy icon bg3Helmet of Autonomy -
Icy Helve Is one of 3 parts that are used to craft Mourning Frost icon bg3Mourning Frost
Frayed Drow Hood icon bg3Frayed Drow Hood Although this may not seem as very powerful item, it can be given to Gale, without sacrificing other good unique gear.

Selunite Outpost

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Helmet of Smiting icon bg3Helmet of Smiting -
Luminous Armour icon bg3Luminous Armour One of the best Cleric armor in the game.

Storehouse

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Amulet of the Unworthy icon bg3Amulet of the Unworthy -

Ebonlake Grotto

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Shadow of Menzoberranzan icon bg3Shadow of Menzoberranzan -
Icy Metal Is one of 3 parts that are used to craft Mourning Frost icon bg3Mourning Frost
Boots of Speed icon bg3Boots of Speed -
Winter's Clutches icon bg3Winter's Clutches -
Envoy's Amulet icon bg3Envoy's Amulet -
Champion's Chain icon bg3Champion's Chain -

Burg

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Boots of Genial Striding icon bg3Boots of Genial Striding -
Circlet of Blasting icon bg3Circlet of Blasting -
The Baneful icon bg3The Baneful -
Cinder Shoes icon bg3Cinder Shoes -
Melf's First Staff icon bg3Melf's First Staff The best caster weapon in Act 1, can easily be used till Act 3
Psychic Spark icon bg3Psychic Spark Relevant amulet for any caster that greatly uses the Magic Missile icon action bg3Magic Missile​ spell.
Sunwalker's Gift icon bg3Sunwalker's Gift -
The Lifebringer icon bg3The Lifebringer -

Omeluum

He can be pickpocketed or you can access his wares after you finish his quest.

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Creation's Echo icon bg3Creation's Echo -
Ring of Mind-Shielding icon bg3Ring of Mind-Shielding -
Boots of Stormy Clamour icon bg3Boots of Stormy Clamour It's one of the best boots in the game for any build that applies status effects or uses control spells.
Pearl of Power Amulet icon bg3Pearl of Power Amulet Great amulet to restore a spell slot when needed. Can be unequipped after use.
Ring of Salving icon bg3Ring of Salving -

Derryth Bonecloak

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Amulet of Restoration icon bg3Amulet of Restoration -
Corrosive Flail icon bg3Corrosive Flail -
Caustic Band icon bg3Caustic Band The ring is useful throughout the whole game due to its consistent and easy-to-apply damage rider.
Gloves of Hail of Thorns icon bg3Gloves of Hail of Thorns -
Gloves of Uninhibited Kushigo icon bg3Gloves of Uninhibited Kushigo Excellent throwing gloves that are useful till Act 3.
Herbalist's Gloves icon bg3Herbalist's Gloves -
Ring of Jumping icon bg3Ring of Jumping -

Decrepit Village

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Exterminator's Axe icon bg3Exterminator's Axe -
Shortsword of First Blood icon bg3Shortsword of First Blood -

Arcane Tower

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Skybreaker icon bg3Skybreaker -
Mage's Friend icon bg3Mage's Friend -
Uncovered Mysteries icon bg3Uncovered Mysteries -
Light of Creation icon bg3Light of Creation -
Guiding Light icon bg3Guiding Light Used to unlock the secret basement in the tower.
Club of Hill Giant Strength icon bg3Club of Hill Giant Strength Check the stool at the top of the tower, it is easy to miss. By breaking it, you can get the item.
Staff of Arcane Blessing icon bg3Staff of Arcane Blessing -
The Sparkswall icon bg3The Sparkswall -

The Festering Cove

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Sickle of BOOOAL icon bg3Sickle of BOOOAL -
Slippery Chain Shirt icon bg3Slippery Chain Shirt -

Underdark - Grymforge

Duergar Encampment

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Intransigent Warhammer icon bg3Intransigent Warhammer -
Jorgoral's Greatsword icon bg3Jorgoral's Greatsword -
Bow of the Banshee icon bg3Bow of the Banshee -
Shining Staver-of-Skulls icon bg3Shining Staver-of-Skulls -
The Protecty Sparkswall icon bg3The Protecty Sparkswall The best robe for casters in Act 1.
Disintegrating Night Walkers icon bg3Disintegrating Night Walkers One of the best boot options throughout the game. Amazingly, you can get them this early.
Sword of Screams icon bg3Sword of Screams -
Wondrous Gloves icon bg3Wondrous Gloves -
The Real Sparky Sparkswall icon bg3The Real Sparky Sparkswall -
Firestoker icon bg3Firestoker -
Fetish of Callarduran Smoothhands icon bg3Fetish of Callarduran Smoothhands -
Bracing Band icon bg3Bracing Band -
Armour of Uninhibited Kushigo icon bg3Armour of Uninhibited Kushigo -
Ring of Absolute Force icon bg3Ring of Absolute Force -
Boots of Speed icon bg3Boots of Speed -
Cap of Wrath icon bg3Cap of Wrath -

Ancient Forge/Abandoned Refuge

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Dark Justiciar Mail icon bg3Dark Justiciar Mail -
Dark Justiciar Helm icon bg3Dark Justiciar Helm -
Dark Justiciar Mask icon bg3Dark Justiciar Mask -
Merregon Halberd icon bg3Merregon Halberd -
Sentient Amulet icon bg3Sentient Amulet One of the best amulets for Monk builds.

Adamantine Forge

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Grymskull Helm icon bg3Grymskull Helm -
Adamantine Mace icon bg3Adamantine Mace Although the weapons might sound impressive, compared to other options in Act 1, they underperform, and it's better to get armor or a shield.
Adamantine Scimitar icon bg3Adamantine Scimitar Although the weapons might sound impressive, compared to other options in Act 1, they underperform, and it's better to get armor or a shield.
Adamantine Longsword icon bg3Adamantine Longsword Although the weapons might sound impressive, compared to other options in Act 1, they underperform, and it's better to get armor or a shield.
Adamantine Scale Mail icon bg3Adamantine Scale Mail -
Adamantine Shield icon bg3Adamantine Shield -
Adamantine Splint Armour icon bg3Adamantine Splint Armour -

Rosymorn Monastery Trail

The Trail

Lady Esther

Found Name Assigned Member Information
The Graceful Cloth icon bg3The Graceful Cloth -
Gloves of Cinder and Sizzle icon bg3Gloves of Cinder and Sizzle -
Cacophony icon bg3Cacophony -
Gloves of Baneful Striking icon bg3Gloves of Baneful Striking -
Winter's Clutches icon bg3Winter's Clutches If not obtained from Sovereign Glut in Ebonlake Grotto.
Boots of Elemental Momentum icon bg3Boots of Elemental Momentum -
Hoppy icon bg3Hoppy -

Rosymorn Monastery

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Holy Lance Helm icon bg3Holy Lance Helm Excellent helmet to be used together with Gloves of Belligerent Skies icon bg3Gloves of Belligerent Skies for additional Prone status stacks.

Creche Y'llek

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Circlet of Psionic Revenge icon bg3Circlet of Psionic Revenge -
Ring of Arcane Synergy icon bg3Ring of Arcane Synergy The ring has some niche uses with Martial builds.
Soulbreaker Greatsword icon bg3Soulbreaker Greatsword -
Strange Conduit Ring icon bg3Strange Conduit Ring Excellent ring providing an easy psychic damage rider.
Diadem of Arcane Synergy icon bg3Diadem of Arcane Synergy One of the best headwear for Paladin builds.
Gloves of Belligerent Skies icon bg3Gloves of Belligerent Skies Excellent gloves that work well with builds aiming to control enemies via various damage effects.
Necklace of Elemental Augmentation icon bg3Necklace of Elemental Augmentation -
The Skinburster icon bg3The Skinburster -
Hoarfrost Boots icon bg3Hoarfrost Boots -
Crossbow of Arcane Force icon bg3Crossbow of Arcane Force -
Varsh Ko'kuu's Boots icon bg3Varsh Ko'kuu's Boots -

A'jak'nir Jeera

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Daredevil Gloves icon bg3Daredevil Gloves -
Defender Flail icon bg3Defender Flail -
Knife of the Undermountain King icon bg3Knife of the Undermountain King Highly in-demand item that is perfect as a stat stick for many ranged builds.
Vital Conduit Boots icon bg3Vital Conduit Boots -
Larethian's Wrath icon bg3Larethian's Wrath -
Unseen Menace icon bg3Unseen Menace -
Witchbreaker icon bg3Witchbreaker -
Amulet of Branding icon bg3Amulet of Branding -

The Secret Chamber

Found Name Assigned Member Information
Blood of Lathander icon bg3Blood of Lathander -

Conclusion

Congratulations! Hope you enjoyed using the list for Act 1. Now get ready for Act 2 Item Checklist

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