The Elves' Bane, also known as the Girdle of Piercing, is a magic girdle which gives an armor class bonus of 3 against missile and piercing attacks. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and it will also appear in Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.

In Baldur's Gate, it can be obtained by slaying an ogre with a girdle fetish during the side quest Unshey's Belt. In Baldur's Gate II, it is dropped by Kalah in the Circus Tent.


An infamous highwayman in his day, Pandar of Scardale made quite a name for himself vexing the elves of Cormanthor forest. To their annoyance he continually used the wood to escape the law; and with the aid of this girdle, the elves' arrows as well. Unfortunately for Pander, pit-traps and starvation proved a slower, but effective, substitution.