Baldur's Gate 3 Silver Ingots: How to find and use them

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One of the most valuable types of items you can find in Baldur's Gate 3 are Silver Ingots. These blocks of metal are some of the best pieces of loot you can find, especially in the early game. But finding them can be pretty difficult, and you're also never given a clear explanation about what they are (and aren't) used for.

Below, we've put together a full overview of everything you need to know about Silver Ingots. This includes where you'll likely be able to obtain them, as well as how you can use them to your advantage as you adventure across the Forgotten Realms.

Where to find Silver Ingots in Baldur's Gate 3

Silver Ingots can be found anywhere, but are most common in containers. (Image credit: Larian Studios)

Whether you're playing the Xbox Series X|S, PC, or PS5 version of Baldur's Gate 3, you'll be able to find Silver Ingots all over the game's world. However, something important to know is that you're far more likely to come across them in crates, chests, and other containers than anywhere else. As long as you're diligent and check all the containers you see, you're sure to pick up quite a few as you progress on your journey. Just make sure that you're not stealing from someone when you do, which is indicated by red text (or at the very least, don't get caught).

Additionally, you might also find Silver Ingots on the corpses of enemies you defeat or come across, so make sure you check every body you can. It's rarer to find ingots this way, but it can definitely still happen.

How to use Silver Ingots in Baldur's Gate 3

There's only one way to use ingots: selling them! (Image credit: Larian Studios)

In Baldur's Gate 3, the only use you'll have for Silver Ingots is to sell them to vendors for a nice amount of Gold. Specifically, each Silver Ingot can be exchanged for 50 Gold, which can quickly add up to a large sum if you've got several of them. This makes them significantly more lucrative to sell than Bronze Ingots priced at 20 Gold, though the rarer Gold Ingots are the most valuable at 100 Gold.

Originally, there were rumors of a workbench in the later stages of the game that would allow you to upgrade your weapons and armor with ingots like these. However, no such workbench has ever been found, and fans haven't discovered any other way to use ingots for crafting, either. Therefore, there's no reason not to sell them — at least not any that've been discovered yet.

Baldur's Gate 3 is available now on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5. It stands tall as one of the best Xbox games and best PC games of 2023, and is a must-play for fans of fantasy RPGs and the D&D universe.

Baldur's Gate 3 | See at GOG

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  • GenericCleric
    This seems to be out of date information from the Early Access period or something. As of initial, full release, I have been unable to find any workbench that allows upgrading weapons with silver ingots.
  • CobaltDrache
    There was only Act 1 playable in early access. The information is just plain wrong. Apart from two special occasions, there is no crafting in Baldur's Gate 3.
    You can safely sell all ingots and gems you find.
  • sacksy
    Author said:

    Once you reach Act 3 of your playthrough, you'll unlock a Workbench at your Camp and can use your Silver Ingots to upgrade pieces of gear.

    Which is straight up false. FFS...