Unleash the Returning Pike: A Weapon Worth Persuasion in Baldur's Gate 3
In the treacherous realm of Baldur's Gate 3, unlocking the legendary Returning Pike requires more than just a few simple actions. But fear not, my adv...
In the treacherous realm of Baldur's Gate 3, unlocking the legendary Returning Pike requires more than just a few simple actions. But fear not, my adventurous compatriots, for the path to this extraordinary weapon is not an insurmountable challenge. However, be prepared to charm your way through some Charisma checks and cozy up to a faction in order to lay your hands on this coveted Pike. And why, you may ask, would one embark on such a quest? Well, dear reader, the answer lies in the awe-inspiring offensive prowess of this weapon, which proves invaluable in the early stages of the game.
As its name suggests, the Returning Pike possesses a remarkable ability: it magically returns to its wielder when thrown, courtesy of the wondrous Homing Weapon perk. Imagine the convenience, my friends! No longer shall you find yourself in precarious situations as you engage in melee combat. This ranged weapon allows you to keep a safe distance from your foes, keeping you out of harm's way. While Monks in Baldur's Gate 3 may possess their own unarmed prowess, most other classes find themselves at a disadvantage when empty-handed. Thus, the allure of a weapon that can be thrown and effortlessly returned is simply irresistible.
But how does one obtain this marvel of a Pike? Ah, my fellow adventurers, the path lies within the Goblin Camp of Baldur's Gate 3. Venture forth into the uncharted territories of the Emerald Grove, for it is there that your quest shall begin. As fate would have it, a noble quest shall lead you to the Goblin Camp, where you must rescue Halson or join forces with the Goblins. Traverse the treacherous Blighted Village, cross the bridge, and finally, you shall arrive at the gate of the Goblin Camp. It is here, my friends, that your diplomatic skills shall be put to the test.
Remember, it is of utmost importance that you enter the Goblin Camp as a friend, not a foe. Should you choose to engage in battle with the Goblins, the opportunity to acquire the Returning Pike shall forever elude you. Instead, employ your powers of persuasion, intimidation, or even the mysterious Illithid abilities to sway the first goblin guard at the entrance. Once you have gained entry, make your way to the bustling courtyard, where the sight of a captive Volo awaits your eyes. Amidst this chaotic scene, seek out a merchant by the name of Grat the Trader, for he holds the key to your desired Pike. With the right amount of persuasion and around 100 Gold pieces, the Returning Pike shall be yours to wield.
Oh, but heed my warning, my dear comrades! If you dare to spill the blood of Grat the Trader, the glory of the Returning Pike shall remain forever out of your grasp. If this wondrous weapon holds sway over your heart, forsake violence and embrace the art of commerce. Invest in this treasure, for while the price may seem steep in the early stages of the game, the Returning Pike proves itself to be a worthy asset. It is a weapon that shall serve the mighty Barbarian builds of BG3, unleashing devastating damage from afar upon the likes of Karlach and your custom character. Though greater weapons may lie in wait, within the realm of Act 1, the Returning Pike reigns supreme as one of the finest armaments Baldur's Gate 3 has to offer.
So, my valiant warriors, prepare to venture forth into the realms of persuasion and diplomacy. Unleash the power of the Returning Pike and marvel at its majesty as it soars through the air, always returning to your grasp. Let the world of Baldur's Gate 3 bear witness to your tactical brilliance and the might of this legendary weapon. May fortune favor you on your quest, and may the path you tread be paved with victories and unimaginable treasures.
Franchise: Baldur's Gate
Platform(s): macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5
Released: August 31, 2023
Developer(s): Larian Studios
Publisher(s): Larian Studios