There are many romance options in Baldur’s Gate 3, which mostly includes seducing party members, but also extends to some NPCs. Many of these play out throughout multiple acts, while others are shorter affairs.
Forming a romantic bond will not go unnoticed by the rest of the campsite in Baldur’s Gate 3. Nearly every other party member will comment or have shifting loyalty based on your love life. It is common for the remaining singles to pair up – players may find out that Astarion and Lae’zel have gotten cozy after a significant victory.
It is possible to have a tryst with Wyll’s devil patron. This requires retaining the powerful Warlock of Baldur’s Gate 3. You will either need to help out the Tiefling refugees in Emerald Grove or at least remain neutral. If too many innocent people are harmed, Wyll will storm off even if not present for the crime.
Once reaching Act 2, heading to Moonrise Tower with Wyll will cause Mizora to appear. This turns out to be just a magical projection, and the devil requires saving. Her authentic self is hidden in a pod within the Mind Flayer Colony. Even after being rescued, Mizora won’t reappear until Wyrm’s Rock Fortress. At that point, she will head to camp, where she will invite you to a night of hellish passion.
The Goblin leader, Minthara, is an unlikely romance option in Baldur’s Gate 3. Winning her over requires pursuing the evil route of Act 1 and fully attacking the Emerald Grove in the name of the Absolute. Doing so will anger Wyll and gravely disappoint Karlach – the former will leave on the spot, while the latter takes such a huge loyalty hit that it is nearly guaranteed for her to flee too.
After slaughtering both the Tieflings and Druids, Minthara will be elated and invite you to a private and intimate celebration. It is also possible to recruit the Drow Paladin party member in Baldur’s Gate 3 by remaining neutral in the Druid-Goblin war. She can be found at Moonrise Tower. But, at this point, it is too late to begin a romance, and must settle for just a powerful combatant.
Wyll is a champion of good and heroism, earning him the title “Blade of the Frontier.” He is the perfect pick for anyone aiming for a good-aligned romance. But Wyll does come with some baggage. The most obvious is that he has already signed a contract with the Devil Mizora. The other reveals his reasoning: Wyll needs to save his father, Duke Ulder Ravengard, the very leader of Baldur’s Gate. You will need to appease the father and ensure Wyll stays committed to a relationship.
Another thing to consider is that Wyll’s story intertwines with Karlach’s in Baldur’s Gate 3. Near the end of the game, it is currently impossible to have a happy ending with Wyll and still allow Karlach to live a normal life. It is unknown if Larian will change this in a future patch. For now, players may want to consider letting Wyll go on a final suicide mission if it means he can save Karlach’s life.
Karlach is the boastful Tiefling Barbarian of the team. Her story and appearance underwent many changes throughout the early access period of the game. For the full release, not only is she a full companion in Baldur’s Gate 3, but she can also be chosen as an Origin character and romanced by anyone. Despite being a resident of the hellscape known as Avernus, Karlach is one of the most jovial characters in the whole game. She even has some humorous interactions with the Owlbear cub rescued in Baldur’s Gate 3.
But as previously mentioned, her story is mostly tragic in Baldur’s Gate 3. To fulfill a romance till the end, you must make one of two harsh choices. The first is to follow Karlach back to Avernus, likely dying in the process. The second is to kill Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Orpheus, the true king of the Githyanki, and let Karlach devour him. This can cause Lae’zel to turn hostile and fully transform Karlach into a Mind Flayer.
3 Dream Guardian
The Dream Guardian is a fully customizable second character. They can be of any race or gender and have every cosmetic for your character in Baldur’s Gate 3. This allows you to create the perfect partner. Despite mostly appearing in the main character’s dream, it is still possible to copulate with the Guardian.
Even though the Dream Guardian aims to protect you, several methods are suspicious. It advises you to fully embrace the Illithid tadpole swimming in your brain. Such an act is considered heresy to Githyanki culture and can cause Lae’zel and others to oppose the team. It is suggested only to pursue a romance with the Dream Guardian if trained in speech skills like Persuasion, Deception, and Intimidation or suffer the wrath of the Gith.
Shadowheart is the second character players will meet during the intro. She is dedicated to protecting a strange prism artifact. This charge was given to the supportive Cleric by Shar, the goddess of darkness in Baldur’s Gate 3. Nearly every faction is after the prism, which can quickly result in conflicts with the Cult of the Absolute or the Githyanki Creche.
Forming a romance with Shadowheart can profoundly change her personality and story. You can reaffirm her dedication to Shar and erase past mistakes or convince her to worship Selune, the goddess of the moon. Both choices result in her adopting new cosmetic hairstyles, which even gets a reaction from the entire party.
Lae’zel is the first character you will encounter, even before entering character customization and choosing a class. She is a hardened Githyanki Fighter and even gets a special intro if picked as an origin hero. Being deadly serious all the time, she winds up being one of the funniest party members due to blunt deliveries and lack of understanding of puns.
Over time, Lae’zel can soften up and become an actual caring character. However, this requires shattering her world by doing several side quests in Baldur’s Gate 3. She has to face the reality that Gith’s society is full of lies and half-truths. Additionally, Shadowheart and Lae’zel will be at each other’s throats and can kill one another if rolling poorly at certain speech checks.
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- Baldur’s Gate 3 is a long-anticipated sequel to Baldur’s Gate 2, released in 2000 from BioWare and now being handled by Larian Studios. Set 120 years after the events of Shadows of Amn, Baldur’s Gate 3 puts players in the role of a customizable protagonist who has been captured and infected with a parasite that will turn them into a mind flayer. Before the process is complete, the ship they are on crashes, leaving them on a quest to cure themselves as they meet up with other survivors. Gameplay is turn-based and can be played co-operatively online or tackled alone in a single-player campaign with NPC allies.
- How Long To Beat:
- 22h 21m
- Baldur’s Gate 2