Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Get the Cruel Sting Longsword

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In the vast arsenal of weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3, the Cruel Sting stands out as a Rare-quality Longsword that is specifically designed to be wielded by Drow. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique weapon and the steps to obtain it in BG3!


How to Get Cruel Sting in BG3

The Cruel Sting in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a weapon that is dropped by Kar’niss, the Drider in service of the Absolute. To acquire this sword, you must cross paths with Kar’niss during the early stages of Act 2. Engage in combat, defeat him, and then loot his body to secure the Cruel Sting.

Encountering Kar’niss can happen in two ways, depending on your chosen path to the Shadow-Cursed Lands:

  1. Rosymorn Monastery Trail: If you enter the Shadow-Cursed Lands through this trail, you’ll find a group of Absolute followers awaiting Minthara’s arrival to summon Kar’niss. Convince them of your allegiance, use the Spider’s Lyre to summon Kar’niss, and during the subsequent Harpers’ ambush, you can turn on the Drider, defeat him, and claim the Cruel Sting.
  2. Last Light Inn Ambush: If you reach the Last Light Inn before encountering the Absolute convoy, you can join the Harpers and participate in their ambush on the Absolute followers. This allows you to confront Kar’niss and his group directly.

Now, let’s take a quick look at the key stats and effects of the Cruel Sting:

Weapon Type Quality Required Proficiency Weight (lb) Value (Gold) Effects
Versatile Longsword Rare Martial Weapons / Longsword 2.7 250 Sting The Helpless: Deals an additional 1d4 Poison damage against Restrained targets.
Ensnaring Strands Spell: Conjures sticky webbing that possibly Enwebs your target(s).
Weapon Enchantment +1

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