Baldur’s Gate 3: All Romance Options [Full Guide]

BG3 offers immersive romance options with diverse companions, shaping relationships through choices, conversations, and actions.

In this BG3 All Romance Options guide, players can romance ten different companions, regardless of their character’s gender or race. Every companion possesses a distinct personality and background, and the romantic storylines are customized to fit their traits. This makes for a more immersive and rewarding experience, and it allows players to forge real connections with their companions. 

Key Takeaways
  • BG3 features diverse romance options with different characters, offering a range of stories and consequences.
  • Wyll’s complexity shines through as you help him overcome inner struggles, forming a deep connection.
  • Show kindness to Karlach and embrace the courage to kindle her feelings and potential romance.
  • Collaborate with Minthara in the Goblin Camp and make specific choices to unlock a potential romance.
  • Jaheira’s romance centers on sharing her values and commitment to justice in the world of Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Explore a darker romance option involving infernal pleasures and tortured souls with Mizora, tied to Wyll’s contract.
  • Find the right balance when having multiple romances with different companions.

All Romance Companion Options

BG3 offers ten romance companions available to characters of any gender or race.

Here are the characters and brief summary of them:

Romance CompanionsRaceLikesDislikes
AstarionMale High-Elf RogueSiding with monstersAltruism
ShadowheartFemale High Half-Elf ClericDeceptionSiding with the Gith
WyllMale Human WarlockActs of braveryselfishness
Lae’zelFemale Githyanki WarriorCombat ExpertisePeaceful methods
GaleMale Human WizardSmartnessLack of intelligence
KarlachFemale Asmodeus Tiefling BarbarianEmbracing lifeActing cowardly
HalsinMale Wood Elf DruidPositiveCruelty
MintharaFemale Drow PaladinLoyalty to the AbsoluteCowardice
JaheiraFemale Half-Elf Cat DruidHeroic actionsJustice
MinscMale Human RangerLoyaltyMocking Boo

1. Astarion

Astarion in Bg3
Astarion in Baldur Gate 3
Likes Dislikes
Siding with monsters Altruism
Ruthless thinking Weakness
Dramatics Boring behavior
Finer things in life Restraint
Supporting his whims Compromise
  • Gender: Male
  • Class: Rogue
  • Race: High Elf

Astarion isn’t exactly the friendliest character; being a vampire, he’s mainly focused on his own needs. However, from my experience, he is open to some casual activities at camp and tends to flirt regardless of whether you respond to his advances. Initially, he’s all about seeking compliments and showcasing his vanity.

Despite this, Astarion has a deeply troubled past filled with suffering, and as his romance unfolds, you might uncover the real story behind all his scars.

2. Shadowheart

Shadowheart from list of Bg3 romance options
Shadowheart in Baldur Gate 3
Likes Dislikes
Deception  Siding with the Gith
Persuasion Cruelty
kindness to animals kindness to the wealthy
Use of trickery and manipulation Being tricked or manipulated
  • Gender: Female
  • Class: Cleric
  • Race: High Half-Elf

Shadowheart is the second companion in the list of Baldur’s Gate 3 romance options you’ll come across during your adventure. From what I’ve experienced, her character holds significant importance to the plot, particularly in Act Two, where her decisions can lead to different outcomes.

While Shadowheart may display a stern demeanor at first, you’ll notice her genuine concern for her fellow party members shortly after she joins you. As a devout follower of Shar, there’s much you can discover about her beliefs. It’s worth noting that it’s pretty easy to unintentionally prevent yourself from pursuing her romance, even if you follow her desires precisely.

3. Wyll

Wyll from list of Bg3 romance options
Wyll in Bg3
Likes Dislikes
Acts of bravery Collaborating with Villians
Selflessness selfishness
Fighting villains Support for Devils or Goblins
Aiding those who need it Displaying a sense of entitlement
  • Gender: Male
  • Class: Warlock
  • Race: Human

In my opinion, Wyll is not a bad choice as a partner, although he’s somewhat committed already. In a way, this Warlock presents himself as kind and valiant, yet he has entered into a pact with an alluring devil to acquire his abilities and position.

Unlike previously mentioned individuals, Wyll remains an appealing option once you aid him in conquering his inner struggles. Among all the romantic choices, Wyll’s complexity stands out, which might lead you to consider him either the finest or least suitable option, depending on your perspective.

4. Lae’zel

Lae'zel from list of bg3 romance options
Lae’zel in Bg3
Likes Dislikes
Expressing support for the Gith cause Peaceful methods
Working together with her Holding differing opinions from her
Utilizing aggression Diversion
Combat Expertise Anti-Gith statements
  • Gender: Female
  • Class: Warrior
  • Race: Githyanki

Lae’zel’s intentions are clear, but I’ve discovered that connecting with her is a challenge due to her unwavering commitment to her objectives. To earn her favor, you must align with her views, prioritize locating fellow Gith, and pursue the most direct and forceful solutions to any issue.

Lae’zel doesn’t believe in going around obstacles; she prefers to cut through them. To gain her admiration, adopting a similar approach is essential. It’s worth noting that Lae’zel and Shadowheart have conflicting views and do not get along.

5. Gale

Gale from list of bg3 romance options
Gale in Baldur Gate 3
Likes Dislikes
Understanding of magic Lack of curiosity
Compassion Criticism of his situation.
Peaceful methods Unwarranted aggression
Smartness Lack of intelligence
  • Gender: Male
  • Class: Wizard
  • Race: Human

This Wizard is driven by an unwavering desire to become the most skilled magic user in history. Like several other companions, you can encounter Gale near Druid’s Grove. From the beginning, Gale is an enjoyable member of the group and ranks among the characters most often chosen for romance.

Despite his somewhat elusive nature caused by his ambitious aspirations as a Wizard, Gale’s charisma is evident. From my experience, pursuing a romantic connection with Gale can be more challenging than many other choices, if you remain committed, you’ll gain a significant understanding of his background.

6. Karlach

Karlach in Baldur gate3
Karlach in Bg3
Likes Dislikes
Embracing life Acting cowardly
Showing confidence Unnecessary cruelty
Skill in combat Expressing support for Devils
Displaying courage Yielding under threat
  • Gender: Female
  • Class: Barbarian
  • Race: Asmodeus Tiefling

Karlach is sixth on the list of BG3 romance options, and she is a good-hearted person who got involved in the war with the Infernals. She escaped and now wants to fight against evil in the world. If you’re nice to strangers, Karlach will develop feelings for Tav with all her heart.

7. Halsin

Halsin in Bg3
Halsin in Baldur Gate 3
Likes Dislikes
Positive Cruelty
Siding with the druids and tiefling Harming the environment
  • Gender: Male
  • Class: Bear Druid
  • Race: Wood Elf

Halsin, the bear Druid, is a character that might ring a bell for players due to the well-known bear scene that garnered attention in the gaming community.

I discovered that to engage in a romantic relationship with him, players must align with the Druids during the conflict with the goblins. Upon doing so, he will become part of the player’s party. Possessing a natural charm and considerable charisma, Halsin tends to flirt, making it challenging not to consider pursuing a romance with him.

8. Minthara

Minthara from list of bg3 romance options
Minthara in Bg3
Likes Dislikes
Loyalty to the Absolute Cowardice
Siding with her and killing the druids Being killed
  • Gender: Female
  • Class: Paladin
  • Race: Drow

Minthara is the sole character, apart from your companions, with whom you can currently form a romantic connection. She is a Drow Elf and holds a leadership role in the Goblin Camp. While most playthroughs involve confronting her, collaborating with her can lead to romance. To make this happen, you can follow my instructions below:

  1. Visit the Goblin Camp.
  2. Proceed to the Shattered Sanctum.
  3. Engage in conversation with Minthara.
  4. Offer to share information about the Grove and support the Goblin Raid.
  5. Once you’ve successfully finished the raid, engage in a conversation with her in the Grove. Then, select one of the choices like, “It’s been a privilege to fight alongside you.” “Embrace the change.” or “Open your mind.”
  6. A Goblin-themed celebration will take place at camp.
  7. During the celebration, talk to her and express your commitment.
  8. Select your bedroll and opt to share it with her.

9. Jaheira

Jaheira romantic character
Jaheira in Bg3
Likes Dislikes
Heroic actions Trickery
Fairness Causing harm to others
  • Gender: Female
  • Class: Cat Druid
  • Race: Half-Elf

Jaheira is a lawful good druid who is dedicated to protecting nature. She is a wise and compassionate companion, but she can also be strict and demanding. Her romance is based on her need for a partner who shares her values and her commitment to justice.

If you choose to romance Jaheira, I suggest you be prepared to work hard and make sacrifices for the greater good.

10. Minsc

Minsc Character
Minsc Character in Bg3
Likes Dislikes
Loyalty Mocking Boo
Helping others Ironic
  • Gender: Male
  • Class: Ranger
  • Race: Human

Minsc is a chaotic good ranger who is obsessed with fighting evil. He stands as a loyal and courageous ally, yet his actions can sometimes be impulsive and reckless. His romance is based on his love of adventure and his need for a strong partner. From what I’ve discovered, if you choose to romance Minsc, you will have to be prepared for a life of excitement and danger.

Brief Affairs

Here’s a separate section for romances that might contain spoilers. These BG3 romance options with side characters for one-time relationships or those available at the Sharess’ Caress brothel.

The Drow Twins: Nym And Sorn

When you go to the Sharess’ Caress brothel at Wyvern Crossing in Act 3, you will meet the Drow twins, Nym Orlith, and her brother Sorn. You can hire each twin separately for 500 gold coins.

Alternatively, if you’re involved in a romance, both can be hired. These events unfold in the Underdark room and are described rather than shown visually.

Mizora

Mizora from list of bg3 romance options
Mizora in Bg3

The devil responsible for imprisoning Wyll’s soul can also be a romance option in BG3. In Act 3, a significant choice regarding Wyll’s contract presents itself.

Following this, Mizora will stay at your camp and eventually express romantic interest. This particular romance takes a darker turn, involving infernal pleasures and tortured souls. Wyll’s reaction to this development is far from positive.

The Guardian

Even the enigmatic Guardian from your dreams, residing within the artifact shielding you from the Absolute, is open to a romantic connection. This BG3 romance option becomes available in Act 3 and beyond.

Pursuing this romance is best undertaken personally. One crucial step is to explore the basement of the Elfsong Tavern in Baldur’s Gate’s Lower City.

Naoise Nallinto

From my experience, to engage with Dryad Naoise at Sharess’ Caress, you’ll first need to remove her other client, Fist Jara, rather forcefully. By infiltrating the Nymph’s Grotto room on the upper floor, you’ll face off against a transformed Mind Flayer that used to be Fist Jara.

Defeating the creature opens up a somewhat unconventional experience with Naoise, granting you a unique blessing until your next long rest.

Getting Your Companions Approval

Getting Your Companions Approval in Bg3
Getting Your Companions Approval

Different characters have different personalities in the list of BG3 romance options. The choices you make, big or small, can change the world around you. Your companions might not always agree with what you choose, and this matters if you want them to be your friends. Making your companions like you isn’t just about doing the right thing.

For instance, Astarion is a character who often doesn’t trust people. At the beginning of Act 1, when you have the opportunity to rescue Lae’zel from the Tieflings, you can request her to use the word “please.”

Doing so will increase Astarion’s fondness for you. Moreover, characters like Minthara can’t be in your group, but you can still make them like you by picking the right things to say if you want to be romantic with them. So the best way to make a companion like you are:

  • Do things that they like and agree with.
  • Stay away from actions they wouldn’t like.
  • Assist them in reaching their personal goals and finishing their tasks.
  • Understand them better, their dreams, and their beliefs so you can choose the right things to say.

Establishing Romantic Connections

Establishing Romantic Connections
Establishing Romantic Connections in Bg3

Except for Minthara in the list of BG3 romance options, the process of forming romantic relationships with characters follows these steps.

  1. Increase their approval of you by making specific dialogue choices and taking certain actions.
  2. Enter the Goblin Camp in Baldur’s Gate 3 and remove the leaders to rescue the Tiefling evacuees.
  3. After completing the quest, join the camp celebration and start a conversation with the character you’re interested in romancing.
  4. If their liking for you is strong enough, a dialogue option will appear, inviting them to share a bed (the exact wording varies depending on the character).
  5. Return to your bedroll. The narrator will prompt you to choose who you want to share it with 
  6. You can select one NPC companion to spend the night with, leading to a cutscene.

Multiple Romances In Baldur’s Gate 3

Multiple Romances
Multiple Romances In Baldur’s Gate 3

A timeless question in any RPG is whether you can have romantic relationships with multiple characters. In Baldur’s Gate 3, this is indeed feasible. The game’s creators have mentioned that there are situations where you can engage in romances with more than one character.

Certain characters won’t have a problem with it, while others might. As an illustration, Halsin won’t be bothered if you develop relationships with other companions. You’ll need to navigate your romance possibilities to find out who might be uncomfortable and who might be open to this approach. The majority of companions won’t appreciate you flirting with everyone else. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 romance options bring depth to the gameplay, offering connections with ten distinct companions. Unique personalities and approval-driven progression make each relationship engaging. Choices, conversations, and actions shape bonds, and navigating these dynamics adds immersion. Baldur’s Gate 3’s commitment to individualized storylines and diverse consequences enhances the overall experience.

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Exceptionally well written

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I\'m glad to see Astarion covered in such detail.

Kaelithar

Knowing what gifts and dialogue options gale prefers was a game-changer for building our relationship

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Will definitely be going for Karlach!

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