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Baldur’s Gate 3: What Are Monk Weapons?

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Monks can use weapons to smite their opponents or just bonk them on the head. However, if you’re lost trying to figure out what Monk Weapons are, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered.

Monk Weapons are described in-game as “those which the Monk has Proficiency, and which do not have the two-handed weapons or heavy properties.” However, while that may suffice as an explanation for some players, others may be rightfully confused. The description is a little vague and doesn’t explain which weapons a Monk may be proficient in. Fortunately, that’s where we come in. Below, we explain exactly what Monk Weapons are in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Which Weapons Are Monk Weapons in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Monk Weapons are any of the 12 Simple Weapons types in Baldur’s Gate 3 that do not have the two-handed weapons or heavy properties. Additionally, some Monks may have proficiency with some Martial Weapons and can, therefore, use those so long as they do not have the two-handed weapons or heavy properties.

The 12 Simple Weapon types that Monks can use in BG3 include:

  • Clubs
  • Daggers
  • Greatclubs
  • Handaxes
  • Javelins
  • Light Crossbows
  • Light Hammers
  • Maces
  • Quarterstaffs
  • Shortbows
  • Sickles
  • Spears
Monk weapon proficiency in Baldur's Gate 3
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You can find out which Martial weapons your Monk is proficient in by going to the Proficiency Bonus section in their character sheet and hovering over Martial Weapons. It’s worth noting that while some weapons are technically wielded with two hands, such as the Quarterstaff, they can still be used as a Monk Weapon so long as they don’t have the two-handed weapon property.

That’s everything you need to know about Monk Weapons. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Games Hub.

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