Baldur’s Gate 3 players claim Gale’s “God ending” isn’t the best

Brianna Reeves
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Though Gale’s “God ending” is often considered his best, some Baldur’s Gate 3 players think it may be his worst.

The conclusion to Gale’s arc in Baldur’s Gate 3 can wrap up in about half a dozen different ways. Still, a contingent of players wants better for Gale, holding out hope that Larian will address their concerns in a future content patch.

But there’s much debate about what serves as his “best” ending as things currently stand. The character’s ascent to the God of Ambition often comes up in such discussions. In this outcome, Gale becomes more powerful and gains new confidence in himself.

Comments and such from other characters, however, indicate that not everyone likes Godhood Gale. And players seem think to the ascent doesn’t do him any favors, either.

Baldur’s Gate 3 fans explain why God ending for Gale is “bad”

Reddit user Binx_Thackery broached the topic in a post that’s gained a lot of traction. They note that throughout BG3, Gale cites a desire to help mortals as the primary reason for his Godly ambitions.

Unfortunately, achieving such ends results in Gale becoming a hands-off kind of divine being who admittedly “offers his followers nothing.” According to the Redditor, Gale’s “godhood turns him into an egotistical hypocrite.”

Dozens of other Baldur’s Gate 3 players shared their own thoughts on why Gale’s God ending isn’t exactly ideal.

One person pointed out, “Gale might’ve become a god, but it’s in his ‘good’ ending where he actually becomes better.” The user continued, citing the sheer joy the character gets out of teaching as one of the reasons why the “Professor Gale” route is better.

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Gale in Baldur’s Gate 3

Someone else in the Baldur’s Gate 3 thread commented that Godhood only serves to feed into the wizard’s “delusions and self-doubt.”

Another person who agreed with this sentiment argued “Gale’s ambition is fueled by a lack of self-worth,” suggesting his interest in getting better at magic stems from a belief that nothing else he can offer is worthwhile. Thus, much like Ascended Astarion, God Gale acquires “superficial freedom but corrupted himself to achieve it.”

Suffice it to say, BG3 faithful have deeply considered what is and isn’t best for Gale Dekarios. It’s no wonder he remains a fan favorite.

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Brianna graduated from SHSU in 2018 with a Master's degree in English Literature. In the past, she's written for Comic Book Resources, PlayStation LifeStyle, and Screen Rant. On top of penning scripts for GVMERS, Brianna covers the latest gaming news for Dexerto. Her expertise lies in PlayStation, single-player games such as Assassin's Creed, and anything Batman-related. You can contact her at