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Should You Take the Dagger of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3?

'BG3' players are given an important choice with a dagger in the game. What happens if they use the Ritual Dagger of Shar?

The Baldur’s Gate 3 community will wonder if they should take the Ritual Dagger of Shar, and rightly so. Shar is a sinister goddess, and claiming her possessions might not be the wisest move.

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This guide will tell you whether you should take the Dagger of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3.

What Happens if You Take the Dagger of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3?

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I recommend that you don’t take the Dagger of Shar if you don’t need a magic dagger. Doing so will spawn three very powerful enemies, each at level 7 with 120 HP. That said, if you have a rogue or another character who can benefit from a magic dagger, you should take the Ritual Dagger of Shar.

While not the best dagger in Baldur’s Gate 3, it’s a more than decent weapon at this point of the campaign. It’s a +1 Uncommon weapon that deals 1d4+1 piercing damage plus an additional 1d4 Necrotic Damage. Since it’s a magic dagger, throwing it at an enemy makes it return to your hand immediately after the attack.

Where to Find the Ritual Dagger of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3

You can find the Ritual Dagger of Shar in the Shadowlands during Act 2. After making your way to the end of the Sharran Sanctuary of the Cursed Lands and passing the three skill checks for a secret door, you will come across the Dagger of Shar. You then can take the Dagger of Shar from its pedestal and add it to your inventory.

I have found that you will have to be extremely careful with the enemies around the area. Considering that you will most likely be at this point in the game with low-level characters, you’re setting yourself up for failure right from the start.

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Not only are these enemies tough, but they also take almost zero damage. They all have the Shadow Condition, which makes them resistant to all damage that isn’t Force, Psychic, and Radiant. So unless you’re prepared for that specific type of battle, I would avoid it altogether. Instead, feel free to grab other items surrounding the Dagger of Shar while you’re in this area.

Sacrifice Blood at the Altar

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In the Sharran Sanctuary, besides having the chance to steal the dagger, you can also sacrifice blood to the Altar. This is an intelligent choice, as doing so will improve your relationship with Shadowheart. Additionally, you will be rewarded with scrolls and potions to help you on your adventure.

To sacrifice blood to the Altar, all you need to do is approach the Altar and interact with it. Then, choose to offer blood using the Ritual Dagger on the bowl. It’s that easy! Now that you know if you should take the Dagger of Shar in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can jump into the game again and make the choice.


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