Baldur’s Gate 3 Finesse Weapons Guide 

Finesse weapons require you to use a bit more of your Dexterity than Strength in Baldur's Gate 3. It's important to know which weapon falls into which category so you can make an informed decision.

Not only does Baldur’s Gate 3 have a variety of spells, but it also has several weapons. Among weapons, Finesse weapons are special kinds of weapons, like Rapiers, Daggers, etc. As the name suggests, the techniques to use these weapons differ from Simple or Martial weapons.  

Not all classes can benefit from and use Finesse because they use a different ability to scale up and calculate damage.

What is Finesse in BG3 

Finesse is a weapon property, which means your weapon will use Dexterity rather than your Strength for damage and success of the attack. It only happens if the wielder’s Dexterity is higher than his Strength. 

Whenever you use the finesse weapon, it will scale up according to your Dexterity score. It means the higher your Dexterity, the higher the attack’s success and the damage. It is especially for classes focusing on Dexterity, like Rogue and Bard.  

If you are playing with the Dexterity-focused class, boost your Dexterity so you can fully maximize the potential of Finesse weapons.  

All Finesse Weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3 

Five types of weapons use Finesse in Baldur’s Gate 3. They are Daggers, Darts, Rapiers, Scimitars, and Shortswords. Any weapon that falls within those categories will be a Finesse weapon. To make it easier for you to identify Finesse weapons, we have listed all the Finesse weapons below. And if you want to know Baldur’s Gate 3 best Finesse weapons, we also have a guide on that.


  • Arcane Absorption Dagger 
  • Dagger 
  • Polished Dagger 
  • Ritual Dagger 
  • Sussur Dagger 
  • Worgfang 
  • Assassin’s Touch 
  • Blade Of The First Blood 
  • Rhapsody 


  • Any darts 


  • Rapier 
  • Sword Of Screams 
  • Pelorsun Blade 
  • Duellist’s Prerogative 


  • Goblin Scimitar 
  • Scimitar 
  • Adamantine Scimitar 
  • Speedy Reply 
  • Thorn Blade 


  • Scrap Sword 
  • Steelforged Sword 
  • Shortsword 
  • Shortsword Of First Blood 
  • Githyanki Shortsword 
  • Practice Sword 
  • Sword Of Life Stealing 
  • Knife Of The Undermountain King 
  • Crimson Mischief 
  • Ambusher 

Who can use Finesse Weapons in BG3? 

Since Finesse weapons use Dexterity to damage opponents, not all classes can use these weapons. Must use Finesse weapons if you are playing with the Rogue class because it greatly helps with the sneaking ability of Rogues.  

Other classes that use Finesse weapons as their proficiency are Wizards (Daggers), Sorcerers (Daggers), Druids (Daggers and Scimitars), Monk (Shortwords), and Bards (Rapiers and Shortswords). 

How to Use Finesse Weapons in BG3?

Finesse weapons work like every other normal weapon in Baldur’s Gate 3. Using a weapon with a Finesse stat automatically allows the weapon to scale with DEX, if it is higher than your strength. A Finesse weapon’s strength lies in its ability to effectively choose DEX where necessary.

What is the best Finesse Weapon in BG3?

While we do have a guide on the best Finesse weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3, Blade of the First Blood is the way to go if you want to use the finesse skill to the highest potential. The Blade of the Fist Blood deals 1D4 necrotic and piercing damage. The blade can be obtained from Orin in the Temple of Bhaal. When you hold the weapon in your offhand you are also granted a true strike spell. Do note that this is a late-game weapon and can only acquired in Act 3

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