Sussur tree bark in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a rare quest item, which is essentially a crafting material required for forging powerful Sussur weapons. It’s a tough piece of bark obtained from the Sussur tree that can be found in the vast Underdark area in the first act of the game.
Obtaining this item is essential for progressing in the story, as it is a key item required to complete the Finish the Masterwork Weapon quest. The bark holds the value of 10 Gp and offers +1 damage to any weapon that has been fortified using this item.
Where to find the Sussur tree bark in Baldur’s Gate 3?
In the first act of Baldur’s Gate 3, you will encounter a blacksmith’s furnace in the Blighted Village. Once you open a wooden chest placed right by the furnace, Finish the Masterwork Weapon quest will begin. The blacksmith will ask you to bring them a bark of the mighty Sussur tree in order to craft a Sussur weapon. He will point towards the location of the tree in the Underdark, claiming that you can find it towards the western edge of the massive underground area.
The easiest and quickest route to the Underdark area where the Sussur tree is located is through the Defiled Temple. This location is at the back of the goblin camp, where you must have encountered the goblin priestess earlier. Once you get to the Defiled Temple and solve the moon puzzle on its ground, you can progress to the Underdark area called Selunite Outpost. Sussur tree area is situated in the Northeast quadrant of the Underdark map and you will have to take on several enemies and avoid some traps while you progress towards it.
Traveling North from the Underdark beach area, you will encounter a burrowing Beulete creature. While you can kill this creature in your travels, sparing it may actually be beneficial. If you spare the creature, it will eventually show up near the Sussur tree and help you battle the enemies you will face off against there. To bypass the creature, hold down the Shift key in the turn-based mode in order to reveal the creature’s line of sight. Make sure you stay out of it and you can progress without any worry. Continuing Northbound will eventually lead you to the waypoint that leads to Sussur tree area.
Tip: The exact location of the Sussur tree waypoint in Baldur’s Gate 3 is X:-42, Y:-145. (The players who have explored the majority of the Underdark can also reach the Sussur tree waypoint by traveling southwest from Myconid Colony.)
How to find the bark from the Sussur tree in Baldur’s Gate 3?
When you reach the massive tree, a battle will ensue. You will find yourself facing Filro the Forgotten and a horde of Hook Horrors. Filro the Forgotten will land the first punch, so make sure you and your party are ready for a skirmish. It is important to note that you must be careful during this battle, ensuring no damage comes to the tree. Honing your combat skills to fight better will be extremely helpful because if a misfired long-ranged or fire-based attack hits the tree, the bark will get damaged and you will fail the quest.
Once the battle is won, you can start traveling up the tree, using the largest root of the tree. You might encounter some more Hook Horrors on your journey up the tree, so be alert. Once you run into the massive trunk of the Sussur tree, you can find the bark placed around the trunk. Since the bark is technically a part of the trunk, it might be hard to identify. To make things easy, you can hit the ‘Show Item Labels’ key to highlight the exact location of the bark.
How to use the Sussur tree bark in Baldur’s Gate 3?
After collecting the bark, you will need to travel back to the blacksmith’s furnace in Blighted Village in Baldur’s Gate 3 to complete the Finish the Masterwork Weapon quest. Once you reach the furnace, you need to place the Sussur tree bark and a weapon of your choice – either a Greatsword, a Sickle, or a Dagger into the furnace to craft a Sussur weapon. Based on the weapon you have chosen for an upgrade, you will receive a Sussur Greatsword, a Sussur Sickle, or a Sussur Dagger in return. The resultant weapon will now feature an additional one-point boost. While +1 damage doesn’t sound too great on paper, it can make a significant difference in a Karmic dice-based game such as Baldur’s Gate 3.