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Baldur’s Gate 3: All Legendary Armor & How to Get Them in BG3

There are several legendary armor pieces you can find while playing Baldur's Gate 3, and this guide shows you how to get them.

There are legendary weapons and armor for you to find in Baldur’s Gate 3. These armor and weapon pieces are pretty tough to track down, but they always appear in specific locations, which makes them easier to find.

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For this guide, we’re going to make it easier to track down the legendary armor, and how you can get it in Baldur’s Gate 3.

All Legendary Armor in Baldur’s Gate 3

BG3 screenshot of the gloves of soul catching in the player's inventory.
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There are two places you can typically find Legendary Armor in Baldur’s Gate 3. You can usually earn it as a quest reward, which generally occurs in Act 3. However, you might be able to obtain it by defeating tough bosses, and it will be on their bodies when you can loot them. Both are tough ways to unlock this extraordinary armor, but it’s well worth it, such as the many legendary weapons you can find in the game.

Here are all the legendary armor pieces you can find while playing Baldur’s Gate 3 and the effects they can lend you:

Legendary Armor NameType of Legendary ClothingArmor ClassAbilities
Gloves of Soul CatchingGlovesSoul Fist: Wearer’s unarmed attacks deal 1d10 Force Damage
Soul Catching: Once per turn, the wearer can choose to regain 10 Hit Points after using an Unarmed attack. However, they can choose to instead have Advantage on Attack Rolls or Saving Rolls until their next turn.
Constitution +2 (up to 20)
Helldusk ArmourHeavy Armour Chestplate21Helldusk Armour: Regardless of your proficiencies, the wearer is considered Proficient with this armor while they wear it.
Infernal Retribution: When the wearer succeeds with a Saving Throw, the one who caused the Saving Throw receives Burning for three rounds.
Prime Aegis of Fire: The wearer is resistant to Fire Damage and cannot be burned. The wearer also takes three less damage from all sources.
They gain the level three spell, Fly.
Helm of BalduranMedium Armour HelmetBalduran’s Vitality: The helmet gives the wearer the chance to heal 2 Hit Points at the beginning of every turn.
Balduran’s Favour: The wearer has a +1 bonus to Armor Class, and Saving throws
Stun Immunity: The wearer cannot be stunned, and attackers cannot land Critical Hits against them
Mask of the ShapeshifterHelmetLevel 1 Illusion Spell that allows wearer to disguise themselves
Viconia’s Walking FortressShield+3Rebuke of the Mighty: When a foe hits the wearer with a melee attack, they can use their reaction to deal 2 to 8 Force Damage and knock them Prone unless they pass a Dexterity Saving Throw.
Spellguard: You gain Advantage on Saving throws against Spells. Spell Attack Rolls against the wearer have Disadvantage.
The wearer also receives the spells Reflective Shell and Warding Bond at level 2.

Where to Find All Legendary Armor in Baldur’s Gate 3

Notably, all legendary armor in Baldur’s Gate 3 is found in Act 3. And half of the legendary armor you can find is tied to the optional House of Hope area, where you’ll find yourself traveling to if you want to get the Orphic Hammer without making a deal with the devil Raphael.

Here is the precise location of all legendary armor in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Gloves of Soul Catching: After defeating Raphael and setting Hope free in the House of Hope, you’ll get it as a reward.
  • Helldusk Armour: You can receive this item after defeating Raphael in the House of Hope. You need to fight and defeat Raphael to loot it off his body.
  • Helm of Balduran: You must explore the Wyrmway, complete the trials, and defeat Ansur.
  • Viconia’s Walking Fortress: You can get this shield by defying Viconia in the House of Grief, siding with Shadowheart, and defeating Viconia.
  • Mask of the Shapeshifter: The Mask of the Shapeshifter is a preorder item for Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Digital Deluxe Edition.

It may be worth noting that the Helldusk Armour has a few other pieces to its set, complete with Helldusk Boots, gloves, and a helmet; however, the Helldusk Armour is the only piece of the Helldusk set that is of Legendary rarity.

You may expect the Helm of Balduran to also come with a full Balduran armor set, but this isn’t the case in Baldur’s Gate 3. Past games in the Baldur’s Gate series had a full Balduran armor set, including an armor plate, a sword, a shield, a cloak , and the helm. But the majority of the Balduran armor seems to be absent in the third game—the legendary Helm of Balduran being the only piece of the iconic set that is obtainable in BG3.

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