Baldur’s Gate 3: All companions, classes & where to find them
Baldur’s Gate 3 is brought to life by its unique companions, each with their own quirks and stories. These characters won’t just accompany you; they could be your saviors in the game’s most challenging moments. Here’s a breakdown of the companions, their classes, and their locations.
The game features ten companions in total. You can either play as one of the six Origin characters or use the game’s character creator. The other four are crucial to your group’s dynamics and can be explored at specific story intervals.
Whether they’re Origin characters or otherwise, all the companions all have a specific class as well as character-defining preferences and peeves, which sometimes include each other. So, here’s everything we know about the potential party members of Baldur’s Gate 3.
Shadowheart is a High Half-elven Cleric of Shar. Her dedication to the neutral-evil goddess of darkness and the night allows her to use illusion and manipulation magic on top of the standard Cleric arsenal.
Astarion is a handsome High-elven rogue who also happens to be a vampire! His class and affliction give him a variety of stealth attacks and a few magic options if you’re so inclined.
With great hair and powerful spells, Gale is undoubtedly a Human Wizard. He’s a competent magic user with some potential build variety and tons of great spells to set him apart from the rest.
You’d think Wyll’s habit of consorting with demons would make him a rather nasty fellow. Despite that, this Human Warlock is an honorable warrior who’s a capable swordsman with some eldritch magic to back it up.
Lae’zel is a powerful Githyanki fighter whose usefulness in combat is balanced by her snarky demeanor and sharp tongue. She has a fairly narrow skillset that involves stabbing things for big damage and… that’s it. Just the stabbing. This makes her the ideal Origin character for newcomers who don’t want to have to grapple with the complexities of other classes.
Karlach has been described as a vengeance-seeking badass on the hunt for friendship and a chance to help the oppressed. If our DnD knowledge is sound, she will like to Rage.
This Tiefling Barbarian helps to add significant DPS and entertainment to your party. Her skills and proficiency include Athletics, Perception, Survival, and Intimidation.
Halsin is a Druid who’s the leader of the Druid Grove in the first act. He’ll eventually come with you if you play your cards right and accompany you to Moonrise Tower in Act 2.
Jaheira is one of the only multi-class Companions in Baldur’s Gate 3, as a Fighter/Druid. She’s a powerful fighter and one that many may recognize from previous Baldur’s Gate games.
Minthara is a Drow Paladin who is rather mysterious. She’s one of the three Goblin leaders, and if you choose to side with her will become one of your companions.
As a popular returning character, Minsc will be returning as a Ranger. He’s a lovable character with an adorable yet deadly pet hamster, otherwise known as Boo. He’s not an Origin character so unfortunately you won’t be able to play as him.
So, there you have it — that’s everything you need to know about the Companions in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more about the game, be sure to check our other content and guides:
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