Baldur’s Gate 3: Who Is Guardian [Explained]

Learn out all about the Guardian along with how to locate and interact with him in Baldur's Gate 3

The Baldur’s Gate 3 has many missions, with which you must build other side characters, where you will encounter Guardian. Guardian is a non-playable character (NPC) that will definitely come across you after some time. Building Baldur’s Gate 3 Guardian alongside your main character is vital.

Key Takeaways
  • Guardian is an NPC in Baldur’s Gate 3 whose task is to only provide you with suggestions.
  • You can either trust him and accept his suggestion or reject it and go your own way.
  • The first interaction with this NPC will be in early Act One.
  • If you continue to interact with the Guardian, your relationship with other companions will come to bad terms.
  • You must know that you can’t fight any battles or fights with the Guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Who Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Guardian 

Players who bought Baldur’s Gate 3 in early access must know about a character named Dreamlover. The same character is now named Guardian. Guardian being an NPC can only be able to aid you in some areas. Do remember that he can’t act like your companion.

How To Meet The Guardian 

The very first time you meet with Guardian will be in the dream sequence. If you take a prolonged rest in the area, the Baldur’s Gate 3 guardian gate will appear in front of you and the NPC will interact with you. Once you have met Guardian, you can now wish to meet him or not.

If you decide to meet him, you can do so by using the parasite’s Illithid power. This power is an ability in Baldur’s Gate 3 which enables you to meet the Guardian.

Baldur's Gate 3: Guardian
Using Illitihid powers [Credit: eXputer]
In my time with the game, there was a little drawback to meeting Baldur’s Gate 3 guardian statue again and again. The disadvantage is that the relationship with your companions will be affected. In my experience you can have two purposes with the Guardian:

  • Take advice from them on some situations and accept it
  • Or ignore the advice from the NPC and take your own action.

You will spot the Guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3 multiple times including the cut scenes as well. One such interaction will be when the Guardian suggests not to completely take out the Mind Flayer‘s parasite. Now the choice is totally yours, you can either remove it or let it be there.

Players cannot play with the Guardian that’s why you cannot select the class of the NPC. Apart from this, the Guardian won’t fight with any character as well.

Guardian Encounters In BG3 

Before You Start: In the early access of Baldur’s Gate 3, the wishes of the NPC can not be denied and they were to be agreed upon. Now, you have the option to either accept or deny their suggestion.

You can even customize the race, gender of the Guardian along with the general build. The customization also includes hair, voice, body type, and much more features. The first meeting with the Guardian will be in Act One. This is where he will instruct you not to remove parasites. You must decide whether to believe him or not.

If somehow you decide to take the Guardian’s advice and not remove parasites in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must intake more parasites. Taking the parasite will make you stronger. However, the relationship with other companions will deteriorate. Apart from this, your abilities and decisions will change a little bit due to consuming more parasites. The only restriction on the Guardian is that he can’t select the Dragonborn race but he can choose any of the other races.

A Trusted NPC But Not Controllable Companion

The Guardian is an NPC that can’t fight any battles and can’t play with you as well. You will custom-build this NPC at the start of Baldur’s Gate 3. The first interaction with the Guardian will be in early Act One where he will provide you with a suggestion.

The only task of the Guardian is to give you suggestions. You can either trust him and take his opinion or reject his opinion. But you must remember that if you interact with the Guardian multiple times, it will deteriorate your relationship with other companions. You can use the Guardian to take opinions about various situations when you feel like you are stuck on some mission. 


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Sulaymaan Ahmad is a Senior Writer on eXputer who covers all the latest and greatest games. He has an engineering background and a knack for decimating players in First-Person Shooter games. He also enjoys narrative-driven games with characters he can emotionally invest in. Sulaymaan's love for gaming has been going strong for several years which is evident on his gaming profiles at Steam and PSN. Experience: 3+ Years || Written 150+ Guides || Mainly Covers Strategy Guides on eXputer

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