Companions or Origins in Baldur's Gate 3 are special NPCs that can be recruited to join the player's party, and usually aid the player during combat and exploration. Companions have their own set of stats, abilities, equipment, lore, and more, which make them unique from one another. Throughout the game, players will meet possible NPCs that can be recruited as a companion who joins your party if certain conditions are met. This page covers a list of all the companions that can be found in Baldur's Gate 3. Companions can also be selected in the Character Creation screen as Origins, allowing players to play from their point of view, but that feature is not available during Early Access.

  • Please note Mercenaries will also be available with full release of the game

 

Baldur's Gate 3 Companions Guide

 

Astarion

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Astarion is a High Elf Rogue who has prowled the night as a vampire spawn for centuries, serving a sadistic master until he was snatched away. Now he can walk in the light, but can he leave his wicked past behind?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Shadowheart

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High Half-Elf Trickster Domain Cleric, and one of Shar's dark disciples, Shadowheart was sent on a suicide mission to steal an item of great power. While wrestling with her faith and strange, untamed magic, Shadowheart has enemies on all sides - and a long-buried secret to uncover

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Gale

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A Human Wizard, Gale has one ambition: to become the greatest wizard Faerun 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Lae'zel

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Laz'el is a consummate Fighter, ferocious even by the standards of a Githyanki creche. Faced with transforming into the very monster she has sworn to destroy, Lae'zel must prove herself worthy of rejoining her people - if they do not execute her first.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wyll

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A Human Warlock, and Noble by birth, Wyll made his name as the heroic 'Blade of Frontiers'. He keeps his pact with a devil well-hidden, and is desperate to escape the hellish bargain - even if that means rescuing the seductive creature that made the deal.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Unconfirmed Companions

These are the unconfirmed companions discovered by data mining. They may or may not join you in the adventure.

 

 

Helia

 

Karlach

 

Minsc

 

 

Halsin

 

 

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I feel like the game needs more good baseline companions, and more interesting wacky companions. Feel like all the companions hit an awkward niche, where they aren't completely basic, but also not too wacky. Just this kinda boring inbetween with no real substance, like they wanted to go out of the norm with them but got too scared midway through.

      • Anonymous

        Where is the beautiful and evil female companions? Viconia please? Lae is ugly and unlikeable, and Shadowwhatever is bland and uninteresting, the males I hardly care as I wont be recruiting them anyway. The lack of quality female companions in this game is astonishing.

        • Anonymous

          I feel like the companions here get a bad rap.
          (And not just by the weirdo who disqualified his owned opinion by starting his comment with "NEEDS MORE BANGABLE SLUТS")
          In game, their....fine. nothing amazing, but they're well written, well animated, and well acted enough to at least be like "Ok, we're stuck on this adventure together and I....don't want you to die."

          • Anonymous

            NEEDS MORE BANGABLE SLUТS AS COMPANIONS!!
            The current waifus are too ugly, I want me some hot elven hoes that I can bang in game. Shadow Heart is meh and the githyanki skank is ugly as fuсk...
            I mean, in Baldurs Gate 1 and 2 we had Vicky, the sexy dark elf. Why cant we have her here???

            • Anonymous

              I am hoping like the other Baldur's gate games they will have a vast array of companions and give you quite a few options for romance. Baldur's Gate usually has a lot of different companions and the fact this one gives you a camp for them to hang at and switch out at, it makes a large cast even easier. Sure it will cost more money having voice actors for each character and the design of them but it is worth it for a true DND game. You should have a lot of options even in your companions.

              • Anonymous

                I'm not very happy with the companions so far. I'm dealing with it as it is, but I hope for better companions on the road to Baldur's Gate in future chapters. There is none, with whom I could imagine a romance for my character. Only two females limits the choices for a male player character anyway. Lae is ugly and I feel no sympathy for her. Shadowheart isn't very attractive for a half elf and looks rather mediocre. Additionaly she's difficult to manage and doesn't really fit into my playstyle, being a human fighter/mystic knight subclass with noble background, so that he isn't just a brutish warrior, but can also be eloquent, convince people and has got some knowledge. But I'm usually not avoiding fights against monsters - f.e. in blighted village, talking with goblins and avoiding a fight, makes no sense for me in a DD game. Shadowheart gets on my nerves with her secret-mongering and non-confrontional ways, I know being a priestress of Shar and such - maybe even unwillingly, but still, I don't warm up to her. I really hope for better companions in the future.

                • Anonymous

                  I just hope we get more companions down the road when we reach Baldurs Gate, noninfected ones. Not to say these guys are bad, I love the fact you can tell them to piss off or downright kill them (both through action and inaction) but then you are left without options in your company build. By the time full release rolls out I hope we get more options.
                  I know alignments aren't really a thing in BG3, save the reactions from your companions so having at least 3 options to choose from every class would be grand. Not that your standing with them has any real impact on the game right now, you can even romance whoever you want, but constantly seeing my companions disagree with my choices because I'm roleplaying a certain character is annoying.
                  Good, Neutral and Evil is enough, we don't have to go into Lawful, Neutral / True, Chaotic because I can't even imagine how much work would go into the nuances of programming and writting.
                  Wishful thinking.

                  • Anonymous

                    I think Astarion is a good comic relief. Maybe add someone lighthearted and extremely chill. Think big Hawaiian dude chilling at the beach.

                    • Anonymous

                      Who greenlit the "get your **** of the game" self insert, Gale? I would slap a fanfic author for writing that ****.

                      • Anonymous

                        For those that were curious about the weird stat distributions like I was, looking at each companion's stat distribution + racial bonuses, it would seem they are using the standard array for stats, which means they will always have a distribution of 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, and 8, just with racial bonuses added and positions swapped around.

                        • Anonymous

                          What about US? I cant find it after the ship crashed...my little intelect devourer is out there roaming the wilderness all alone. I must find it.

                          • Anonymous

                            These female companions are godawful, is there any reason that one has the face of a ugly pig and the other looks weak, and meh? can we have some strong independent female companions that at least look like a woman?

                            • Anonymous

                              for now, gale is the only companion i can enjoy. the others are just asking for poles up their asses. lol.

                              • My father started the game with a Wood Elf Rouge named Zarah. I can't find any mention of her on this wiki, the Reddit, or the Larian forums. I can submit screenshots and video if admins want to see more.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I'm Fairly Certain our Ranger Companion will be Karlach, the Female Tiefling that you have a quest with South of the Tollhouse. She carries a Crossbow, she has a tadpole that isn't turning her, and expresses interest in joining you if you ask her to accompany you. She seems like an obvious fit, since she would give us the missing ranger companion, a 3rd female to ballance the choices, as well as another "exotic" race companion.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I love that it's Early Access and everyone is complaining over the companions they gave us, when they said they gave us the least likely ones we'd use because they wanna see how we treat them xD

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I kinda want companions for like we had in divinity original sin 2 where you just had to go to Sergeant Zrilla to get some companions that won't judge you for everything that comes out of your mouth

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