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Baldur’s Gate 3: Romance and Relationship Guide

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a captivating role-playing game that brings a vibrant, dynamic world to your screen. As much as the game is about high-stakes adventure and exploration, it also provides the opportunity to explore romance and relationships with other characters.

With a colourful cast of companions to recruit, each with their unique personalities and backgrounds, your journey is as much about navigating the complex tapestry of interpersonal dynamics as it is about quests.

Winning the favour of these potential romantic interests isn’t as simple as saying the right things in conversation — looking at you Witcher 3 —, your actions and choices throughout your journey also bear significant weight. Here’s a look into the romance and relationship elements within Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Start a Romance in Baldur’s Gate 3

Romance in Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t simply occur with the click of a button. Like any meaningful relationship, it requires time, patience, and understanding. Conversations form the foundation of any budding relationship, so make sure to frequently engage your companions in dialogue; learn about their past, their hopes and fears, and share your own in return.

Your actions in the game carry weight. How you tackle quests, how you interact with other NPCs, and the decisions you make can all affect how your companions view you. Aligning your choices with the beliefs of your companions can foster respect and admiration, laying the foundation for potential romance.

It’s also important to remember that each companion has their own set of preferences when it comes to romance. Just as in real life, not every character will be interested in every protagonist. Factors such as race, gender, and past experiences can all play a role in determining romantic compatibility.

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What Companions Can You Recruit or Have Relationships With?

Each companion you encounter in Baldur’s Gate 3 has their own unique personality, preferences, and potential for romance. Below is an alphabetical list of these companions, along with their class, race, likes, and dislikes.


  • Class: Bard
  • Race: Tiefling
  • Likes: Musical prowess, helping with her song.
  • Dislikes: Interrupting her, disregard for her art.

Check out the full Alfira Relationship and Romance guide here


  • Class: Rogue
  • Race: High Elf
  • Likes: Power and flamboyance.
  • Dislikes: Altruism and lacklustre behaviour.

Check out the full Astarion Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: N/A (Illithid Overlord)
  • Race: Mind Flayer/Illithid
  • Likes: Intellectual dominance, respecting hierarchy and supporting the Illithid Cause.
  • Dislikes: Rebellion, threats to Illithid supremacy and Individualism.

Check out the full Emperor Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Wizard
  • Race: Human
  • Likes: Intelligence, magical knowledge, and kindness.
  • Dislikes: Unnecessary violence, stupidity, and lack of curiosity.

Check out the full Gale Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Druid
  • Race: Wood Elf
  • Likes: Upholding nature’s balance and kindness towards wild creatures.
  • Dislikes: Actions that harm nature or its creatures.

Check out the full Halsin Relationship and Romance guide here.

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  • Class: Druid
  • Race: Half-Elf
  • Likes: Courage, decisiveness, and justice.
  • Dislikes: Deceitful and malicious acts.

Check out the full Jaheira Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Barbarian
  • Race: Tiefling
  • Likes: Strength & courage.
  • Dislikes: Cowardice

Check out the full Karlach Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Fighter
  • Race: Githyanki
  • Likes: Aggression, combat expertise, and efficiency.
  • Dislikes: Cowardice and indecision.

Check out the full Lae’zel Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Ranger
  • Race: Human
  • Likes: Heroic actions, protecting the innocent, and valuing Boo’s insights.
  • Dislikes: Deceit, supporting evildoers, and ridiculing Boo.

Check out the full Minsc Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Paladin
  • Race: Drow
  • Likes: Loyalty to the Absolute, courage, and decisive action.
  • Dislikes: Cowardice and disloyalty.

Check out the full Minthara Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Warlock
  • Race: Demon
  • Likes: Cunning and power
  • Dislikes: Treachery, cowardice and lack of conviction

Check out the full Mizora Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Unknown
  • Race: Cambion
  • Likes: Cunning and deceptive tendencies
  • Dislikes: Dismissing his offers and unwavering integrity.

Check out the full Raphael Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Cleric
  • Race: High Half-Elf
  • Likes: Those who can keep secrets, are observant and strategic.
  • Dislikes: Unnecessary risks, rash actions, and blasphemy.

Check out the full Shadowheart Relationship and Romance guide here.


  • Class: Warlock
  • Race: Human
  • Likes: Courage, heroism, and determination.
  • Dislikes: Acts of selfishness, cowardice, and unnecessary violence.

Check out the full Wyll Relationship and Romance guide here.

Remember, building a relationship, romantic or otherwise, in Baldur’s Gate 3 requires patience, understanding, and respect for each companion’s preferences. The right decisions at the right times will help strengthen your bond and make for a deeper, richer gaming experience.

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