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BG3: Halsin Romance and Relationship Guide

Halsin is a wise Wood Elf who holds the esteemed position of the first Druid of the Druid Grove in Baldur’s Gate 3. With a deep connection to nature, Halsin’s commitment to maintaining nature’s balance is paramount. He holds great respect for all wild creatures and frowns upon any harm caused to nature or its inhabitants.

As with all characters in the realm of Baldur’s Gate 3, relationships are multifaceted. Navigating the intricate dance of gaining a companion’s trust, securing their approval through choices, and potentially courting them for romance forms an essential and immersive part of the gaming experience.

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How To Recruit Halsin As A Companion

Halsin, the esteemed leader of the Druid Grove, is not just a vital figure in Baldur’s Gate 3 but also a potential companion. However, recruiting him to your side requires a bit of finesse. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure Halsin joins your cause:

  1. Discovering Halsin’s Location:
    • You first learn about Halsin at the Druid Grove. His absence is notable, as he has joined Aradin’s expedition to the Goblin Camp and hasn’t returned.
    • You’ll discover that he has been captured and is held prisoner at the Worg Pens within the Shattered Sanctum of the Goblin Camp.
  2. Journey to the Goblin Camp:
    • Head to the Goblin Camp and make your way to the Shattered Sanctum. This area is teeming with goblins, so be prepared for combat.
    • When you find the entrance to the Worg Pens, you’ll witness a bear locked in battle with several goblins.
  3. Rescuing Halsin:
    • Aid the bear in its fight against the goblins. Upon defeating them, the bear will shapeshift back into its true form – Halsin.
    • Speak with Halsin. He’ll express gratitude and present you with an option: allow him to join your raid against the Goblin Camp. If you agree, be warned: every goblin in the vicinity will become immediately hostile towards you.
    • However, if you’ve already defeated the goblin leaders before reaching the Worg Pens, Halsin will have found a way to escape on his own, making his way back to the Druid Grove.
  4. The Druid Grove Reunion:
    • After aiding Halsin in battle or upon his escape, Halsin returns to the Druid Grove.
    • If Kagha has been exposed, Halsin will be seen having a stern conversation with her. After this, and the subsequent Tiefling celebration, Halsin will engage in a deeper conversation with you about Moonrise Towers and your shared predicament.
  5. Seal the Deal:
    • Continue building rapport and trust with Halsin through positive interactions.
    • Eventually, during your conversations, you’ll be presented with a dialogue option to formally recruit him and ask him to join your camp. Although he won’t immediately become a party member, this sets the stage for future interactions and his eventual addition to your team in the subsequent acts.

How To Increase Approval Rating With Halsin

Understanding and appreciating Halsin’s beliefs and core values is essential for gaining his approval. A nature lover at heart, any action that upholds the balance of nature or shows kindness to wild creatures is bound to earn you brownie points. Conversely, any harm or detriment caused to nature or its beings will displease Halsin.

Actions that increase Halsin’s approval:

  • Rescuing him from the Worg Pens.
  • Defeating the three goblin leaders.
  • Supporting and saving the Tiefling refugees.
  • Offering friendly and positive responses during interactions.
  • Engaging in discussions about nature and its balance.

Actions that decrease Halsin’s approval:

  • Betraying the Tiefling refugees to Minthara’s forces.
  • Actions harming nature or wild creatures.
  • Ignoring or trivialising his insights on Druidic beliefs.
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How To Have A Relationship and Romance Halsin?

Halsin’s approach to relationships stands out distinctively within Baldur’s Gate 3. Rooted deeply in the fluidity of nature and its ever-evolving dynamics, Halsin embraces an open-minded perspective on love and partnerships.

He understands and respects the interconnectedness of all beings, making him accepting of shared relationships. If you’re already entangled with another, Halsin’s heart remains open, offering a unique romantic path seldom explored in the realm.

To successfully romance Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3, a player must first ensure they’ve achieved a high approval rating with him. Once Halsin holds a favourable view of the player, opportunities for more intimate conversations arise.

If you are single, engage in deeper conversations to truly understand Halsin and make your intentions clear. Display genuine curiosity about his life, especially concerning his romantic experiences. This will lead to the intimate bear scene below.

If you are already in a relationship follow these dialogue options to pursue an open relationship:

  • “What are you saying exactly?”
  • “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested – but I’m already in a relationship.”
  • “You just want to share? What do you mean?”

Following this, it’s vital to involve your current partner in the conversation to ensure transparency and mutual understanding by using these dialogue options:

  • “I wanted to talk to you about us, and exclusivity in our relationship.”
  • “He’s open-minded and willing to share… as long as you are.”

If your partner conveys their acceptance and openness to the idea, you can approach Halsin once more. By sharing this mutual understanding, you set the stage for a deeper connection, allowing your relationship with Halsin to flourish into a more intimate bond shown below.

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Can You Sleep With A Bear in Baldur’s Gate 3?

At the precipice of your intimate moment, Halsin, overwhelmed with emotion, channels his intrinsic connection to nature, transforming into his bear form, a raw and powerful embodiment of his essence.

Choose these dialogue options below:

  • “Don’t apologise. I like it.”

You are then offered a choice.

  • You can sleep with Halsin in Bear form by choosing: “I’m flattered I have that effect on you. Now come here.”
  • Or you can opt for Wood Elf form by Choosing: “Yes, change back again. Let me have the beast… and the beast have me.”

The depth of the relationship with Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3 is not just a measure of the choices made but a reflection of understanding and resonating with his essence as a druid, a protector of nature.

If you want to learn how to romance and build relationships with other characters, you can check out our guide here.