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Disambiguation icon Not to be confused with Sword of Balduran (BG2).

There are two different items called Sword of Balduran, both enchanted and magical large swords that are part of a set of weapons that belonged to the famous town founder and explorer Balduran. The one described here can be found in the wreck of his ship in Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast.

Tales of the Sword Coast[]

The original artifact is a golden bastard sword with a core of silver and cold iron which is very effective against lycanthropes. However, because gold is a soft and heavy metal, the weapon has no special advantages when fighting against other creatures. This was a ceremonial weapon; not meant for combat.


This ornate but poorly balanced weapon was found within the wreck of Balduran's ship. Gold weapons are not known to be useful in combat, but legends say that only weapons forged of gold can harm such dread creatures as the loup garou.

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Tales of the Sword Coast[]

Notes[]

  • Though the item with the original code, SW1H18.itm, received some of the changes applied in Baldur's Gate II to the Sword of Balduran, it remains unused by the game while the actually available sword has the code WA2S1H.itm.
    • Its description reads:
This ornate but poorly balanced weapon was found beside Balduran's remains.

Cut content[]

  • Beamdog may have planned a modification of the (original) Sword of Balduran, done by the party or a smith, as there exists a file by the ID COMPS18.itm in the game code of both Enhanced Editions; "COMP" is a typical part of the item filenames for components. This item, however, isn't referenced in any of the games' locations, dialogs or scripts.

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Tales of the Sword Coast
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Large swords CSW1H05 Description image BG1 Large swords CSW1H05 Description image BG1EE Large swords CSW1H05 Description image SoD Large swords CSW1H05 Description image BG2EE
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Sword of Balduran ISW1H1800000 Item icon BG1 Sword of Balduran ISW1H1800001 Item icon BG1
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Large swords GSW1H01 Ground icon BG1
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