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

astarion bg3 wiki guide

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

shadowheart bg3 wiki guide

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

gale bg3 wiki guide

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

lae'zel bg3 wiki guide

Lae'zel 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

wyll bg3 wiki guide

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 would love to see relationship levels between personal characters. That you can disagree or approve what they choose in dialoge if you are watching your friends choose dialog, instead of it showing what we would want to choose because it influences peoples choice.

      • Anonymous

        Due to the big difference in how you can specialise characters compared to another Larian game such as Divinity. It would only seem to make sense if they at least gave the option for a companion of each class.

        Doesn't necesarily have to be easy to get them. Getting Nettie or another druid from the grove as a companion to save Halsin and then making your actions change or confrim their reasons for wanting to stay with you or leave.

        • 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

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Sit at a real DnD table and these companions don't seem near as edgy as most people's PCs. Circumstances often choose your party more than preferences.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Honestly I was surprised ShadowHeart was a cleric. I swore she had more of a rogue personality.. However I kinda like her Gale is snobby like the rest of them. I left Lae'zel in her cage. I mean after you help her get off the ship you would think she would be less nasty considering it was her inside a cage and not You. So I said okay she can rot..lol

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Are these all of the main companions we will see, I'm just wondering as the Devs seemed to be complaining about our lack of interesting choices in character creation yet there aren't any Drow, Tiefling, halfling or even dwarven companions, it is said that mercenaries will exist however that doesn't lead me to believe they will be interesting characters in there own right(however that assumption could be completely wrong).

                                                • Guys! Hells, what I’ve discovered!
                                                  I started another playthrough, and got 7 approvals of Astarion and 4 nights at the Camp so far, and A DIALOGUE with him, that I never had at my first playthrough! I wonder if I am alone in this?
                                                  The dialogue is very flirty: in fact, Astarion shows up that he has fallen in love with you. It starts when he talks about stars being especially bright tonight, and after - no spoilers.
                                                  So, why I am shocked: I didn’t see a single dream yet; I don’t know that he’s a vampire and anything about his background, but somehow I got this scene.
                                                  If it can help anyone, that’s what I did for approvals:
                                                  1. Deceived Tieflings and asked Lae’zel to say please to free her from the cage
                                                  2. Killed Gimblebok & gang near the ruins
                                                  3. Said Ethel about Tadpole in my head
                                                  4. Kicked the squirrel in the Druid Grove
                                                  5. Let Arka kill Sazza (+1) and then said Astarion that refugees are desperate (+1)
                                                  6. Chose decapitation in the Camp dialogue with him ( night 2)

                                                  Suppose, maybe the approval rate and the story point you are matter to get this dialogue?


                                                  5.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    What a bunch of wingy whiner babies. Based on the events, these are you companions, deal with it... get over your selves!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I'm not in love with any of them. All are serviceable, but D:OS2 seems to have a much better lineup of companions. Gale is the only one I'm actually into for now.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Hate the companions. They seem all pulled directly from the 90s. The Vampire, the Evil Cleric, The Badass Female, The Loner, The Crazy Wizard. Where are the heroes? Where are the good guys? Why don't we have the option to build a good aligned party?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I hate that the only slightly less human looking companion is an obnoxious gith. would've liked a bit more unique companions

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I really think we need another female companion, soo everything will be balanced. Like all things should be...

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              PPl really been missing that big fing sign at the beginning saying early acces? You really thought you were going to get the full game this early?

                                                              More are coming.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Wyll and Shadowheart need a serious stat rework. Shadowheart should at least be DEX focused over strength so she can sneak around as a trickery cleric. Wyll just need to have a neat 14 or 16 in DEX and he's fine, so far he's not too bad with Mage Armour and False Life though.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Honestly, I have the feeling this game I going to fall massively short and bare not much resemblance to BG & BG2, but i'm hoping not. Character development has to be key!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    If you are complaining about followers go and play the previus BGs...thats the fun part of the game!the weaknesses they have and how to build the up!its a challenge you have to surpass!
                                                                    (for me,Its not funny if you have 4 man party killing machines)

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      other than the 5 characters already recruitable, it seems very likely to me that Hansil (Druid), Volo (bard) and the female tiefling runaway (ranger) will be playable at launch too. These at the very least seemed to hint at it in their dialogue and Volo and Hansil end up staying at the camp. Chances are likely there'll be quite a few more once Baldur's gate opens up (maybe 4 more if they'll go with every class). Early Access is mainly just the crash site and a druid grove / refugee camp. Can only cramp so many characters in one place.

                                                                      Other than that, I just hope they go with interesting and fitting characters. The comments seem to want either 20+ companions in early access, more pretty characters (just wait for mods) or seem to whine about there being 2 male mages, as if equal gender distribution is an absolute must over classes. Back in the day, a lot of games used to be big sausage fests. The only point I kind of agree with is character diversity, which will be slightly remedied with the prospects of Volo and Hansil at the very least.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Could you replace Wyll please? He seems kinda boring visually and story wise for me personally at least. Also could you give Lae'Zel a but more nose? I like her ears and paint, but she looks too much like a tall goblin-thingy than a noble alien (imo a tad orcish/lizard?) race. Maybe give her beside more nose a bit browner tan and brighter eyes? just ideas

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I LOVE Asterion and Shadowheart, Gale is cool, and Lae'Zel too even i hope she would look more like a female Warcraft Orc. But why a second human and male mage? :/ I also hope these are not all final companions. Will there be more? Dragon Age Origins got 8. 8 or 10 possible companions would be more than enough but i really hope they add a few more :3 ( a female drow and a male or female tiefling would be damn cool)

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Asterion: Vampire Spawn that retained all personhood, somehow got freed and remained a vamp spawn, but has no vampire benefits or consequences?

                                                                            Shadowheart: Angst OC with 9 Dex in medium armor. Variably not too bad for story, but trash-stats.onlyhealer.

                                                                            Gale: Actually likeable wizard character with an interesting quirk.

                                                                            Lae'Zel: 2 modes: "We need to get to the creche to be healed properly" and "IMA KILL ALL US CUZ BRAIN WURM!"

                                                                            Wynn: Likeable Warlock with a questionable past.

                                                                            Maybe looking back into the stats may be nice? Or at least the character arcs?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I've found all the companions uninteresting so far and annoying. Almost no party banter at all to boot. Hopefully better companions and the addition of party banter changes this in the future as early access progresses.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                There should be at least 1 companion per class. And we need another beefy character. You basically have to have the Githyanki in your party if your PC is squishy

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  The companions all seem rather similar as in that they're all selfish and ambitious carrying a deep dark secret. There should at least be like 1 or 2 Good characters to balance that out. They don't have to of the goody two-shoes Human Paladins trope like Keldorn or Ajantis but seriously this game needs more diversity in it's cast.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Where is the hot female human mage companion????? I see a bunch of guys and two girls none of them human, the hell???

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This Game needs more companions, so I can create a full elves only masterrace group and murder every foakin dwarf in this Game.I see.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Since the game is early access there's a chance that they'll increase the number of companions in the later chapters. these may just be chapter 1 companions. That being said I only like Astarion so far (from the gameplay I've seen). Hopefully I'll like wyll too but I haven't seen any gameplay of him yet. Shadowheart seems like a total B and I might just have Astarion drink her blood when we meet her. Not sold on gale yet. Lae'zel is kinda weird looking but maybe she'll grow on me once I get to know her.
                                                                                        I really hope they let us create a custom party like in the past games. Other than Astarion I'd sooner have a group of custom characters around that I can roleplay as than these weirdos.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Needs more companions. I'm particularly excited to get to know any of the options above. A sentiment I hear being echoed. I was going to buy early access day one on studio and name alone. But if this is the roster, I think Ill just wait for new characters to come out or a sale.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Kinda a joke 5 companions Lols
                                                                                            thats f-in TERRIBLE
                                                                                            this game is getting over-hyped and over-rated by the die hard fan boys
                                                                                            WHAT HAPPEN TO 20+ COMPANIONS?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              is this a joke, 5 companions? none of them really seem to entice me to play the game. i'm not seeing anything i'm liking so far in bg3.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Not everyone needs to be conflicted and complex. When everyone is that way the tone becomes monochromatic and boring. Give us some variety. This was my problem with Divinity.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Hopefully when they add more companions they will consider introducing them throughout the course of the game. Finding new companions mid-game for example or even end-game give players something huge to look forward to as many other RPG's do including previously Baldurs Gates. I get having a full group of companions at the beginning makes sense from a game mechanic standpoint but it can easily become a little dull story wise if those are the only companions you get and if they are not complex enough to keep learning about them throughout the entirety of the game. Obviously its a lot of work but hopefully they will surprise us with optional new companion(s) every act.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    So with 5 companions but a max party size of 4, are we just going to have to pick one of these guys and say, "LOL, See ya!?"

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Not worth buying an incomplete party based RPG with not enough characters to make even one complete playthrough interesting. Make more. Do better Larian. You need to please the nostalgics too.

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