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These three Icy items unlock one of the best weapons in Baldur's Gate 3 (BG3)

Dec 13, 2023

One of the best weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3 is Mourning Frost, and it’s only obtained by combining Icy Crystal, Icy Metal, and Icy Helve. All three Icy items are found in the Underdark, so you may need to learn how to get there first. Here’s how to get one of the best weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3 by obtaining all three Icy pieces.

Note: If you’re not sure how to get to the Underdark, follow our step-by-step guide.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Mourning Frost is a two-handed Quarterstaff that anyone can use if they’re proficient in Simple Weapons. The reason it is one of the best weapons in the game, at least one of the best early weapons, is because it deals 1d8 Bludgeoning damage, has Topple because it’s a Quarterstaff, has good range, is dippable, and, most importantly, it has Heart of Ice.

Heart of Ice is a special bonus unique to Mourning Frost. With Heart of Ice, whenever you cast a spell or cantrip on an enemy, you inflict Frostbite for one turn. Frostbite is a status effect that makes enemies take an additional cold damage per turn and on taking cold damage until Frostbite is removed. Especially if you have your party members use cold spells and cantrips, Mourning Frost can be really powerful.

The cool thing about Mourning Frost is you have to craft it yourself by finding and combining Icy Metal, Icy Helve, and Icy Crystal.

Screenshot: PC Invasion

Ice Crystal is found on Filro the Forgotten. Filro the Forgotten is located on the northwest side of the Underdark right next to the Sussur Tree fast travel point.

You can either sneak past the Hook Horrors and pickpocket the Ice Crystal off of Filro the Forgotten or you can defeat the miniboss and loot the Icy Crystal from his body. I wrote a step-by-step guide on how to defeat Filro the Forgotten and the Hook Horrors on Attack of the Fanboy, so I highly recommend reading that to get the Icy Crystal.

The Icy Helve is found in the Underdark Fort near the Selunite Outpost entrance, and it’s guarded by a Spectator. The Icy Helve itself is found on an enemy named Dhourn.

In my research, I stumbled upon a really helpful walkthrough of how to get all three Icy pieces in Snark One’s YouTube video. Here, you can see that you don’t actually have to defeat the Spectator boss to get the Icy Helve. All you need to do is defeat the Dhourn from a distance and then loot the Icy Helve from his body when the coast is clear.

Lastly, the Icy Metal is located in the Myconid vault located in the north section of the Myconid Colony. I recommend you use Misty Step or Gaseous Form, either from the spell or from a scroll, to slip through the roots blocking the way. Once inside the vault, Icy Metal is found on a Drow body.

Once you have all three Icy items, open your inventory, right-click, and select “Combine.” Put all three Icy pieces into the pop-up window and you’ll create the Mourning Frost! Now you can easily take on the Forge boss Grym.

Note: a two-handed Quarterstaffinflict Frostbite craft it yourselffound on Filro the Forgotten right next to the Sussur Tree fast travel pointpickpocket the Ice Crystaldefeat the minibossnear the Selunite Outpost entranceguarded by a Spectatorfound on an enemy named Dhourndefeat the Dhourn from a distance and then loot the Icy Helvelocated in the Myconid vaultcreate the Mourning Frost!