How To Find And Obtain Spear Of Night In Baldur’s Gate 3

Spear of Night is Shar's weapon for her chosen knight to kill her enemies. Let us help you find this amazing weapon.

One of the most powerful weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3, the Spear of Night, is designed to be equipped on the followers of Shar. This spear embodies vengeance and is required to strike down the enemies of Shar. The only way to obtain this legendary weapon is to go to the Silent Library and solve its puzzle inside the Gauntlet of Shar.

To find and solve the puzzle for the spear, you need to complete two more trials first and have Shadowheart in your party. If you progress the companion quest of Shadowheart, Daughter of the Darkness, she will ultimately transform into a Dark Justiciar. However, she can’t achieve this feat without first obtaining Spear of Night.

Spear of Night location in Baldur’s Gate 3

As soon as you enter the Gauntlet of Shar, Shadowheart will say that the weapon is calling to her. This will mark the weapon’s location on your map, the Silent Library.

The Silent library is to the North on the lower floor, right next to the Faith-Leap trial room. However, to access this floor, you must complete Self-Same and Soft-Step trials to obtain Umbral Gems.

Insert the Umbral Gem in the Pedestal beside the Gauntlet of Shar waypoint. This will unlock a traversal gem platform that you can use to move between floors and finally access the Silent Library.

How to get the Spear of Night

Once you reach the library, you will encounter many enemies and a purple portal there. Make sure to destroy the portal first, as it will keep spawning enemies on each turn. You will not be able to use any spells there as this place does not allow you to cast any magic spells. So, you must use your physical attacks.

Once the enemies are defeated, you must complete the Silent Library puzzle, Riddle of the Night. There is a gate at the far end of the Silent Library. This door is locked, which can be opened with Thieves Tools. As you open the door, you will notice a portrait of Shar called Relief of Shar. In the middle of the room, there is a pedestal which you can interact with and place an item on.

As you interact with the Pedestal, it will ask you a question. “What can Silence the Nightsong”? The answer to this question is in a book named Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger. The book is in the Northern part of the Silent Library at the coordinates (X: -77, Y: -743). Go out of the hidden room and locate the trapped bookshelf.

Pick up the book from the bookshelf and return to the puzzle room. Place the book on the pedestal, and the painting of Shar will be removed, exposing a new hidden chamber. Go inside the chamber and collect Spear of Night in Baldur’s Gate 3.


If you lose Spear of Night or it appears missing from your inventory, make sure to cast a feign death spell on Shadowheart at the edge of the Shadowfell (residence of Nightsong). Enter the area with Shadowheart in a catatonic state, and you can progress.

What to do with the Spear of Night

This weapon is essential to progress Shadowheart’s companion quest. Once you find Nightsong, Shar will ask Shadowheart to kill her. As a follower of Shar, Shadowheart can wield this spear and can drive it through Nightsong’s heart. 

You will get two choices here. Either you can let Shadowheart kill Nightsong or stop her with persuasion. If she kills Nightsong, Shadowheart will become a Dark Justiciar of Shar. She will lose all interest in you, and her romance will fall flat. The name of the Spear will change to Shar’s Spear of Evening.

If you stop Shadowheart, she will reject Shar and throw away the spear. She will become warmer towards you; you can romance her later in the game. However, you will get the spear back at the end of Act 2 when you talk to Dame Aylin. This time, it will be named Selune’s Spear of Night, a much brighter and more hopeful version. You can use this spear to create the best Shadowheart build in Baldur’s Gate 3.


Don’t use Shadowheart to talk to Dame Aylin, aka Nightsong. Use any other character from your party, or Selune’s Spear of Night will be bugged and won’t appear in your inventory.

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