Backbiter is a cursed spear +3 which can't be removed from the weapon slot without the Remove Curse spell,  and it inflicts 3 piercing to the wielder upon a successful hit. As curses go, this is relatively small price to pay, and a character with high enough hit points, possibly with some hp regeneration from 20+ Constitution, and no need to switch weapons during combat, may even decide that the THAC0 +3 is worth it.

The weapon can inflict 1d6 +3 points of damage, has -3 THAC0 bonus and weighs 5 lbs. Despite the fact the statistics claim this weapon has speed factor of 6 in Baldur's Gate II, it's actually 3 in the game files. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.

In Baldur's Gate, this weapon can be stolen from the Undead Knight in the Firewine Ruins.

In Baldur's Gate II, this weapon can be found in the Underdark near the object that house the victims of the spell Imprisonment.

In Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition the weapon is wielded by Osmadi in Larswood.

In-game descriptionEdit

This cursed spear will appear as a magical spear, however when a combat situation arises, the wielder will attack an enemy and Backbiter will attack the wielder. For every attack made, Backbiter will attack the foe and also the wielder. This is a powerful spear, but one must ask if it is worth it in the end. The only way that Backbiter can be removed is by a remove curse spell.


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