Gale is a Companion in Baldur's Gate 3. Companions assist the player by joining their party. Each has a unique backstory, Class and starting equipment. Companions can also be selected in the Character Creation screen allowing players to play from their point of view.

Gale is a wizard prodigy whose love for a goddess made him attempt a dread feat no mortal should. Blighted by the forbidden magic of ancient Netheril, Gale strives to undo the corruption that is overtaking him and win back his goddess’ favour before he becomes a destroyer of worlds.

Gale has one ambition: to become the greatest wizard Faerûn has ever known. Yet his thirst for magic led to disaster. A Netherese Destruction Orb beats in his chest, counting down to an explosion that can level a city. Gale is confident he'll overcome it, but time is not on his side.


Gale's Starting Equipment

Gale has the following Starting Equipment

 Gale's Starting Skills

Gale starts with proficiency in the following Skills:

Where to find Gale

  • You'll first meet him during Act 1 at the Roadside Cliffs waypoint located just above the Nautilus wreck


Gale Quest


Gale Approval Guide


  • Telling Shadowheart in Camp that making finding the healer your top priority
  • Successfully Deceive Lae’zel captors when she’s in her cage.
  • Persuade Aradin and Zevlor to calm down.
  • Convince Rolan to stay in the Druid Grove.
  • Agree to help Wyll save the refugees in the Druid Grove.
  • Invite Wyll to camp.
  • Show Guex in the Druid Grove your sword fighting technique
  • Stand between the Tiefling and the Goblin prisoner Sazza.
  • Say that the Druids overreacted when speaking to Marriko and Locke in the Druid Grove.
  • Crush the Tadpole outside of the Druid Grove.
  • Convince the Owlbear not to kill you in its cave.
  • Invite the Owlbear cub to the camp.
  • Attempt to heal the Owlbear cub in camp when they are wounded.
  • Convince Krolla to take the Owlbear cub after playing the game and after talking to the Owlbear cub. Paying will not earn his approval.
  • Tell Scratch (dog) that he can come to your Camp if his friend doesn't wake up.
  • Help Auntie Ethel when she's confronted by Johl and Demir
  • Make Novice Crusher kiss your foot in the Goblin Camp
  • Tell Minthara that "I'm also on a hunt-You are my pray" in the first dialogue with her.
  • Help Karlach in Hunt the Devil quest
  • Sympathetic behaviours.
  • Fight the fake god Boooal in THE FESTERING COVE.
  • Insist on helping Mayrina when talking to Auntie Ethel at her house.
  • Find the evidence of Kagha working with Shadow Druids and expose her. (Quest Save the refugees)
  • Pet Scratch (dog) at camp.



  • Join Lae'Zal against the Tieflings if you Persuade them to free her.
  • Smear dung on your face when Sentinel Olak askes you to
  • Read the Necromancer Tome from Search the Cellar
  • Agree to open the gate for goblin raiders.
  • Tell Raphael you would do anything to remove the tadpole.
  • When the player emulates the roar of a mind flayer while talking to Lorin.
  • Pocket the ring when Mattis asks you to choose heads or tails


Gale Inspirations


  • Secrets of the Matron (Read the obscure text by a drow matron.)
  • All Knowledge is Worthing Having (Finish reading the Thayan tome of necromancy)
  • Secrets of the Necromancer (Discover the nature of the Thayan tome.)
  • A Natural Alliance (Recognise the Druid and Harper armour)
  • The Phases Unfold (Solve the moon puzzle sealing the door to the Underdark.)
  • Reanimator (Correctly follow Gale's instructions to resurrect him)
  • The Forbidden Arcane (Read Omeluum's notes on illithid magic)
  • Secrets of the Sussur Tree (Read the treatise on Anti-Magic)
  • Secrets of the High Chieftain (Read Volo's Guide to Goblins)
  • Roots of the Grove (Lean local history from ther druidic frescos)
  • Secrets of the Shadow Druids (Discover and read Faldron's Canticle)
  • A Solitary Spider (Read the arachnomancer's journals at the bottom of the well)
  • Secrets of the Sundering (Unlock and read the Book of Dead Gods)


Gale Tips and Notes


Astarion  ♦  Jaheira  ♦  Lae'zel  ♦  Shadowheart  ♦  Wyll

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    • Anonymous

      This page says there’s no consequence for ignoring Gale’s request, but that’s not entirely true. If ignored long enough Gale will make a deal with Raphael, though the consequences of this are not evident in EA.

      • Anonymous

        I usually need to play with my volume down, if not off. So i've yet to hear him speak.

        But with his personality and how he acts, I can't help but read his subtitles in Tim Curry's voice

        • Anonymous

          I love this companion but if this game takes place in 1492dr doesn't this mean this guy is Mordenkainen. I mean he's from water deep and around this time isn't he suppossed to be suffering from memory loss?

          • Anonymous

            I could not help but fall inlove with this guy. His animations plus the amazing voice acting, plus his natural charisma made me romance him every single time lol

            • Anonymous

              Gale left my Party forever after a Wisdom Check failed to find out more what it is hes hiding about before i gave him a "yes" to hear him out about his hunger for Artefacts. So now i have given Astarion to the Monsterhunter and Gale has left Party because he does not find me trustworthy after having brought relationship to exceptional allready on him.
              I wonder where i meet him next time in the world because he needs to satisfy his Artefact hunger.

              • Anonymous


                I seen a few people wondering how to gain affection of certain characters, and for those of you interested in starting a love story with... Well, anyone, I thought you might find my experience interesting:

                Originally, I didn't mean to romance any character at all. Not because there is anything wrong with them in particular, but none of them really felt like a good fit for my ranger lady. Astarion is cool and all, but his preference for "evil" choices made him a "nope" for this particular character's playthrough. Gale and Wyll just felt rather ... Ehm, not really into-the-wilds enough, so I just thought I'd ignore the entire affection-run entirely and simply roleplay my ranger and just deal with whatever negative/positives that comes along the way.

                So, all in all my ranger has a personality more suited for Wyll / Gale (meaning she's generally a "good" person, wanting so save innocents - but she dosn't hesitate to kill those she deem deserving of it). Most of my calls are neutral and I've had disapproves and approves coming in and out from all of my companions (I really thought I was pretty much on neutral ground at best with most of my followers). However, after defeating the goblin leaders, during the celebration in your camp - ALL 3 OF THE MALE CHARACTERS SHOWED ROMANTIC INTEREST AND WANTED TO SPEND THE NIGHT.

                I have not chosen any flirty options (that I am aware of) prior to this event - I did however let Astarion suck my blood on that one occasion, and then I asked him to stop at once. That's it. I even ignored my companions for most part, pretty much only speaking to them when they had the yellow " ! " above their head. Out of curiosity I accepted Astarions suggestions to spend the night - and the other two, Wyll and Gale, immediately expressed jealousy (literally out loud, but not in a immature way) when interacting with them afterwards (I interacted with ALL available NPCs during this evening just to see if there was any hidden conversations - the reason I talked to Astarion first is cause he had a " ! " above his head).

                So what do I want to say with this? Unless you're literally roleplaying a perfect-fit partner (or testing how much the affection scale matters) for a companion; just do your own characters roleplaying - you don't have to backtrack each time you see a "disapprove"-marker. It really does not appear to be very difficult to create a romantic relationship with a companion, even if your character and the companion don't see eye to eye on everything. (like I said, I've had negative and positive reactions from all of them)

                • Anonymous

                  This page says you can give him the necromancy tome for his personal quest (consuming a powerful magical item) but I get no option to do this? I have the book, I have the gem to unlock it, I passed all the wisdom checks to unlock it and I still can't give it to him...anyone else know any reason why?

                  • Anonymous

                    I managed to get the Gale romance trigger today! Unsure how I did/why it triggered just yet but you can gain approval twice.

                    It has to be at night/end of the day at camp. Talk to him (He'll have an exclamation point above him).

                    1. Agree to have Gale teach you how to use magic/summon The Weave. (+1 Gale Approval)

                    2. Imagine kissing him or imagine walking with him, holding hands. (+1 Gale approval if you choose one of these options)

                    Unfortunately the romance scene is so buggy for most people at the moment but I hope this helps in the future! Let's go Gale romance!

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