BG3 screenshot of Asterion in front of the silence the nightsong riddle pedestal in the silent library
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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Silence the Nightsong (BG3)

Solve the Riddle of the Night.

Anyone looking for the Spear of Night in the Temple of Shar will need to silence the Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3. To put that song to rest within the library, players are tasked with solving the Riddle of the Night, which we’re here to help you solve.

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Silencing the Nightsong in BG3

In order to silence the Nightsong, you need to place the “Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger” book on the altar found at the back of the Silent Library. The book itself is found all the way on the southeastern side of the library. If you start from the library’s entrance, you can look toward the right-hand side, where bookcases line the wall.

bg3 screenshot of asterion looking at teachings of loss: the nightsinger at a bookcase in the silent library
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Search these bookcases until you find the Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger book. You don’t even need to read what’s inside. Just place it in your inventory and head back to the northern side of the Silent Library, where the Riddle of the Night altar is waiting.

Solving the Riddle of the Night in BG3

Have whichever character holds the book interact with the Riddle of the Night altar in Baldur’s Gate 3. From here, you can take the book out of your bag and place it into the slot. Combine the items, and then you will have officially silenced the Nightsong in BG3.

Riddle of the Night Solution (BG3):

  • Search the bookcases on the southeastern side of the Silent Library.
  • Loot the book titled “Teachings of Loss: The Nightsinger.”
  • Take the book to the Riddle of the Night altar.
  • Place the book on the altar to silence the Nightsong.

Once you complete every step, the door on the other side of the cage will open, and you have access to the Dark Justiciar relics. These include armor, a rare helmet, and the Spear of Night. For the Shadowheart questline, that spear is integral.

BG3 Spear of Night Stats

  • Weapon Enchantment +1.
  • Damage: 1d6+1 +Strength Modifier (piercing) (one-handed), 1d8+1 +Strength Modifier (piercing) (two-handed).
  • Shar’s Blessing: If Shar allows it, use this spear to kill Nightsong.
  • Weapon Proficiency Skills: Rush Attack.
  • Properties: Rare spear.
  • Weight: 1.35 kg.
  • Value: 190 gold.

BG3 Dark Justiciar Helmet Stats

  • Magical Durability: The wielder has a +1 bonus to Saving Throws against spells.
  • Covert Critical: While obscured, the number you need to roll a Critical Hit while attacking is reduced by 1. This effect can stack.
  • Constitution Saving Throws +1.
  • Proficiency: Medium Armor.
  • Rarity: Very Rare.
  • Weight: 1 kg.
  • Value: 1,600 gold.

BG3 Dark Justiciar Half-Plate Stats

  • AC: 17 +Dexterity Modifier bonus (limited to +2).
  • Shar’s Umbrae: While obscured, the wearer has Advantage on Stealth Checks.
  • Shar’s Protection: While the wearer has Shield of Faith active, reduce all incoming damage by 2 and reflect damage received back at the attacker, who take 1~4 Necrotic damage.
  • Shar’s Aegis: Level 1 Abjuration spell.
  • Advantage on Constitution Saving Throws Checks.
  • Proficiency: Medium Armor.
  • Rarity: Very Rare.
  • Weight: 12 kg.
  • Value: 1,450 gold.

With the Nightsong silenced and spear in hand, check out our guide on whether you should save or kill the Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3. And if this guide helped you, consider checking out our other amazing BG3 guides by clicking the tag below!

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