Baldurs Gate 3: Halsin Companion [Guide]

Discover Halsin's vital role, backstory, stats, and recruitment in Baldurs Gate 3 for a transformative gaming experience.

One of those distinctive characters is Halsin, he stands out for being the first druid of the druid grove. Halsin is found in BG3 as a prisoner. Finding Halsin is very important as he plays a primal role in the narrative of Baldur’s Gate 3. In this guide, I will explore his significance in BG3’s storyline, why finding Halsin is important, his backstory, and ways by which you can find him.

Key Takeaways
  • Halsin is a key character in Baldurs Gate 3 who is initially encountered as a prisoner at the Worg Penns.
  • His transformative abilities allow him to switch from a human to a bear.
  • Halsin can be a part of your team and also serves as a romance option.
  • He is a wood elf, male, with a class of druid, and has strong character stats.
  • The romance narratives in BG3 vary widely, and some include controversial elements.
  • Halsin’s recruitment involves locating him at a goblin camp, navigating past goblins, freeing him from his cage, and then fighting off aggressive goblins.
  • The moral choices a player makes in Baldurs Gate 3 can greatly affect Halsin’s fate and their relationship with him.

Who Is Halsin In Baldurs Gate 3?

Who is Halsin [Image Captured by eXputer]
Halsin exists as a transformative character in BG3, who is found as a prisoner at the Worg Penns. You will have this encounter at an earlier part of your journey. His transformative abilities allow him to transform from a human to a literal bear.

He can be used as a team member, other than that he can also be used as a romance option. Baldurs Gate 3 puts the players in such scenarios and allows them to be intimate with Halsin: The Transformative Bear. There is a strong emphasis on the romance of the relationship between the Halsin and the player, along with elaborate guidance on how these scenes will gradually unfold during the narrative.

Halsin Stats As A Companion

Race Wood Elf
Gender Male
Class Druid
Strength (STR) 16
Intelligence (INT) 12
Dexterity (DEX) 16
Wisdom (WIS) 18
Constitution (CON) 16
Charisma (CHA) 16

The stats mentioned above are based on Baldurs Gate 3 Patch Update 3, and these can potentially change as the game releases on 3rd August 2023.  

How To Romance Halsin?

The Bear Romance Scene in Baldur's Gate 3
The Bear Romance Scene in Baldur’s Gate 3 [Image Captured by eXputer]
Baldurs Gate 3 offers players various choices for being romantic and each will start a new path and take the player through a different storyline. This romance bear scene in Baldurs Gate 3 was showcased recently in a trailer. Some of these storylines can feature polyamorous relations and others may feature very tragic endings where the player might be sacrificed.

According to some Halsin transforms when he loses control and is helpless in front of his desires. This scene-play and concept were looked upon with quite some controversy when Larian Studio showcased romance recently.

Halsin is one of the characters that the player can make part of his team during the completion of various quests. Halsin proves to be of vital importance to the player as the druid has a deep connection with nature and holds critical information that can be of high value to the player.

Importance Of Halsin

Halsin the bear shapeshifter [Image Captured by eXputer]
  • Halsin is a vital character in Baldur’s Gate 3 due to his knowledge about the incurable infection, Absolute.
  • As a strong companion, Halsin aids the protagonist in the quest to find a cure for the Absolute and eliminate the associated threat.
  • His unique shape-shifting ability, transforming into a bear during combat, makes him particularly effective against various adversaries.
  • However, decisions made by the player can influence Halsin’s allegiance, and he may turn against them if trust is compromised.
  • Halsin’s capabilities in strength, knowledge, and agility make him an invaluable party member for quests and guidance in BG3

How To Recruit Halsin In BG3?

Visit Shattered Sanctum [Image Captured by eXputer]
Halsin is portrayed as the missing leader of the grove druid in the narrative of Baldur’s Gate 3. The player initially encounters him at an earlier point during BG3 as a prisoner captured at the Worg Penn. One can recruit him by following these steps:

  1. Primarily the player needs to find the location where Halsin is captured which is a goblin camp.
  2. After getting there the player needs to get in the Shattered Sanctum which is below the camp.
  3. There is a hurdle that needs to be crossed to get there, and that is the goblins.
  4. The player has the option to talk to them and get permission to enter, to sneak in without anyone watching or fighting them.
    Finding Bear [Image Captured by eXputer]
  5. The player will then proceed to enter the Worg Penn here he will see several cages among which Halsin will be captured in one however he will disguise himself as a bear for protection.
  6. The next step is to free the druid and fight the violent goblins.
  7. Now that the protagonist has rescued Halsin he can temporarily be recruited as a party member.

My Thoughts On Halsin

My personal favorite arcs during my 60-hour playthrough in BG3 are in the Shadow Cursed lands because of how many crucial events take place there. One of the companions that I especially play around with is Halsin. The entire quest with Thaniel is one of the later quests in Shadow Cursed Lands, but it is definitely one of the most fun ones.

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My updated hours on Baldur’s Gate 3

I haven’t used him a lot in combat, but I have used his ability to transform to pull off some funky stuff for hours and hours in Act 3. Additionally, it goes without saying how iconic his “Romance Scene” has become because of the very Furry nature of the events that take place. He is definitely an acquired taste that does not come “naturally.”

Halsin is a compelling character who provides great support to the protagonist throughout BG3, he has many unique abilities. Baldurs Gate 3 has a moral element, as the decisions that one makes will affect the druid’s fate. Whether the player chooses to play in Halsin’s interests, takes advantage of him, or makes him his enemy. He makes the narrative much more interesting.

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