Here’s everything you need to know about finding your soulmate in the Forgotten Realms of Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) is here to provide the ultimate RPG experience to players. As you immerse yourself in the role of the unfortunate protagonist who gets kidnapped by the Mind Flayers and infected with a parasite that slowly turns people into monsters, you will need to rely on your newfound powers and navigate through the Forgotten Realms looking for a cure.
During this endeavor, you will encounter various people of interest that can become your loyal companions. These companions will not only join your cause and fight alongside you but may also become a source of comfort during difficult times.
That’s right. Larian Studios has made it so that all companions in BG3 are romanceable. But that’s not all; no amount of skinship is off the table. So if you form a deep enough bond with your partner, you can even enjoy a passionate night together.
Having said that, you must make sure to gain your companion’s favor if you want to take your relationship to the next level. If you’re curious about whom you can romance in BG3 and how to win them over, we’ve got you covered!
All Romance Options in BG3
Here are all the romanceable characters in Baldur’s Gate 3 and how to gain their approval.
Astarion, the High-Elf Rogue, is one of the first companions you will encounter in BG3. You can make him your companion and earn approval points by helping him out during The Pale Elf side quest at the Ravaged Beach in Act 1.
His twisted personality doesn’t necessarily make him vicious, but it does make him more self-centred than most.
Moreover, he enjoys seeing others suffer and often makes jokes at others’ expense. So, he is one of those people that will influence you to turn evil.
That said, gaining his approval without treading the dark path is still possible. Although he detests heroism, Astarion can be won over if he senses your personal loyalty to his companionship.
The path to becoming his lover opens up by picking the following dialogue choices after completing the Save the Refuge side quest:
- “Really? Saving lives is awful?”
- “True, the goblins would have thrown a wilder party.”
- “And what is your idea of ‘a little fun’?”
- “All right, let’s do it. I’ll see you later.”
Shadowheart is a High Half-Elf that you can rescue during Act 1. You can save her in two instances, once during the Nautiloid segment and once from inside the locked crypt on the Ravaged Beach right after your crash. You’ll rake in plenty of approval points whenever you save her.
Since she belongs to the Trickery domain, gaining her approval requires using your wit over fists in sticky situations. Although she doesn’t enjoy unnecessary bloodshed, she approves of you engaging in criminal acts like thievery and extortion if the situation calls for it.
However, the fastest way to win her heart is to show compassion and respect for her privacy. And although romancing her is easy, the most you can do is share a kiss by the cliffside.
To make her your lover, you must pick the following dialogue choices after saving Druid Halsin and completing the Save the Refuge side quest:
- “Are you worried Shar won’t approve?”
- “I’d be glad to. (Depending on whether Shadowheart asks to share a bottle)
- “I’ll find you after everyone’s turned in for the night.”
Gale is your human Wizard companion in BG3 who requires quite a bit of effort to win over romantically. Unlike the other companions in the game, the path to romancing Gale is slow-burning. So you have to nurture your relationship and gain his approval steadily.
That said, impressing Gale is easy since all it requires is doing good deeds and helping people out whenever you can. This means that you have to tread the path of a hero for him to love you. However, prying into his personal affairs or committing unheroic acts will put him off.
His upstanding morals and love for animals make him one of the most likable companions in the game. As your relationship develops, he will slowly open up to you about the Weave and even invite you to share an experience with him in it. You have to pick the following choices during that event:
- “Magical.” / “You’re a good teacher.“
- “You hold on to the moment. It’s a good night for intimacy.”
- “You picture kissing him.”
You’ll have more opportunities to increase his approval after this point. When you rest at the campsite again, he will approach you with a “Thank you,” leading to a heartfelt conversation. When the time comes, pick the following options to pique his romantic interest in you:
- “I’m sure you’re welcome”
- “Make merry, just the two of us. What would that entail?”
- “You’re remarkably upfront about your intentions.”
- “I think that sounds delightful.”
Also known as the “Blade of Frontiers,” Wyll is a human Warlock that can join your party after the Druid’s Grove Goblin camp event. He becomes romanceable if you follow through his companion questline til the end.
Like Gale, Wyll can also be easily swooned by doing good deeds and being heroic. However, since his moral compass sways when it comes to Goblins, you can gain his favor by doing anti-goblin activities. Siding with them will cause him to leave your party altogether due to his deep-rooted hatred for Goblins.
To romance him, you will have to save Druid Halsin and finish the Save the Refuge side quest. Once the camp celebration event begins, pick the following dialogue choices:
- “We should explore this bond in my bunk tonight.”
- “It’s all right. I just want to spend the night at your side.”
- “[Persuasion] Come closer. I’ll help keep your mind off your devil.”
Lae’zel is a Githyanki Fighter that you can recruit in your party during the Nautiloid segment in Act 1. However, since she leaves your party after the Prologue, you will need to save her from the Tieflings at the Ravaged Beach to recruit her again.
Lae’zel is cruel in nature and absolutely despises helping out people. This means that she will disapprove of your accepting side quests. However, she likes it when you insult people or act violent and anti-heroic.
Among other things she dislikes, Shadowheart might be at the very top. So, keeping the two in the same party might ruin your chances of romancing her. On the other hand, accepting Astarion’s apology and sympathizing with him during his recruitment event will boost Lae’zel’s approval.
Since she is one of the companions you can sleep with, you can pick the following options at the campsite during the celebration following the rescue of Druid Halsin:
- “Are you… asking for sex?”
- “Yes. I will share my bed with you tonight.”
Minthara is one of the three Goblin leaders that you’ll encounter at the Shattered Sanctum in Act 1. She can become a potential companion and lover if you choose to side with the Goblins and help them raid the Druid Grove.
Romancing her is pretty straightforward since all you need to do is betray the Tieflings. Once you’ve helped them wipe out everyone at the Druid Grove, speak to Minthara and choose the following dialogue options:
- “It’s been a privilege to fight alongside you.”
- “Embrace the change.”
- “Open your mind.”
A victory celebration will then take place at the Goblin’s settlement. You can speak to Minthara again at the campsite and choose to spend a passionate night with her.
Karlach, the Zariel Tiefling Barbarian, is another romanceable Companion you can recruit in BG3. However, romancing her requires fully completing her companion questline. Having said that, the questline can only be finished during Act 2.
Despite belonging to the Barbarian class, Karlach has a soft side to her that demands compassion. This means you will often have to defend her when people accuse her of being a devil. Moreover, she will applaud your heroic deeds and disapprove of any unnecessary cruelty.
In order to romance her, you must choose not to betray the Tieflings during the Druid Grove event. That said, gaining her trust is a gradual process, but keeping that trust is even harder. That’s why even a small mistake can cost you her companionship.