How to Find the Daystar Sword in "Baldur's Gate 2"

By Ty Arthur

Updated September 22, 2017

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Your party will face quite a few undead creatures in the PC role-playing game Baldur's Gate 2. You can make these fights a breeze by having a weapon that deals extra damage to the living dead. The holy weapon called the Daystar Sword can be found in the crypt of an evil wizard that's hidden in the city of Athkatla.

The dungeon

Escape from the dungeon in which your party starts the game and go into the city called Athkatla.

The City Gates

Walk through the town to the City Gates district.

Go inside the tavern called the Crooked Crane. Cast on your party any defensive spells you have, such as "Spirit Armor" or "Protection From Evil." Then have the thief in your group use his "Detect" ability to find the secret door on the back wall.

The lich

Enter the secret door and fight the undead creature called a lich, which will attack your party. Have one of your wizard characters use a spell like "Remove Protection" so you can successfully damage the creature with normal weapons.

The Daystar Sword

Once you have defeated the lich, open the tomb behind it to find the Daystar Sword. Give it to a character who is proficient with long swords so it has the highest hit and damage rate when he wields it.


The Daystar Sword deals additional damage to all creatures who are evil, and double its normal damage to undead enemies like zombies.


Keep your main character at the back row during the fight with the lich, as the latter is able to cast the "Imprisonment" spell. If your main character is hit with this spell, it will end the game and make you load from your last "save" point.