BG3: Karlach Relationship and Romance Guide

Karlach is a fierce Tiefling Barbarian in Baldur’s Gate 3 who has experienced the torturous fires of Avernus and emerged stronger. Karlach possesses strength, resilience, and a hint of hellish fury. Her complex personality is driven by the pain of her past and the promise of a future she shapes with her bare hands. Naturally, players are wondering how to start a relationship and romance her.

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 Karlach As A Companion

Navigating the areas between Druid Grove and Blighted Village, you’ll find the wilderness region. To the west of the Grove, locate a dog named Scratch, your signpost to Karlach. Follow this route, and leap across a bridge to discover the injured Tiefling Barbarian, triggering the ‘Hunt the Devil’ quest.

Karlach is pursued by Paladins. By defending her and defeating these foes, you open the possibility of her joining your party. Engage in conversation, expressing concern for her and admiring her combat skills.

Highlight the mutual benefits of teaming up, using statements like, “Together, we’d face any danger head-on.” Progress the dialogue towards a clear invitation for her to become your ally. Handle these interactions wisely, and Karlach will become a valuable addition to your journey in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How To Increase Approval Rating With Karlach For Romance

The approval mechanism in Baldur’s Gate 3 is influenced by both quest decisions and dialogue interactions. Regular conversations, choices during quests, and even party banter can swing the approval rating.

Actions that increase Karlach’s approval:

  • Showing prowess in combat situations.
  • Standing up against injustice or bullying.
  • Openly acknowledging and respecting her Tiefling heritage.
  • Choosing dialogue options that emphasise strength and honour.
  • Engaging in challenges of strength or combat skill.

Actions that decrease Karlach’s approval:

  • Displaying cowardice or indecisiveness.
  • Mistreating or expressing prejudice against Tieflings or other marginalised groups.
  • Choosing deceitful or manipulative dialogue options.
  • Undermining her in group decisions or combat.
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How To Have A Relationship and Romance Karlach

The fiery Tiefling Barbarian Karlach, offers a captivating romantic journey that spans across the game’s acts in Baldur’s Gate 3. This guide will walk you through each act, highlighting key moments and decisions to strengthen your bond with Karlach and unlock the full depth of her narrative.


In the vast world of Baldur’s Gate 3, Karlach, a passionate Tiefling Barbarian, stands out. Her fiery nature is evident in both her battles and personal connections. The chance to get close to her comes after the “Save the Refugees” quest. To earn her trust, players must defend the Tieflings and challenge Minthara and the goblins. These brave choices align with Karlach’s strong sense of justice.

Once you’ve rescued Druid Halsin, celebrate at the campsite. If you have a “High” approval rating with Karlach, she becomes friendlier. Boost this rating by doing side quests before the main storyline. A special task involving Karlach requires you to find Infernal Iron. Giving this to Dammon makes your bond with Karlach even stronger. Back at camp, you can help soothe her fiery skin with water or ice spells. Sharing a conversation and a surprise kiss with her deepens your connection.

With Karlach, being honest is critical. She values directness, so players should be open about their feelings. Come nighttime, players can choose to spend a quiet moment with Karlach by selecting her when using their bedroll. Karlach rejects your advance for fear of her fiery condition causing you harm.


Your budding relationship with Karlach grows even more in Act II. You’ll need to venture into the dangerous Shadow-Cursed lands to find more of the Infernal Iron. This special material helps reduce Karlach’s fiery condition, allowing the two of you to get closer. This is, in essence, the key to progressing your relationship.

By giving these items to Dammon, he can help ease Karlach’s discomfort. Keeping Dammon safe is crucial because he plays a big role in Karlach’s personal quest. If he is to perish, the chance to further the relationship may be gone.


Details about Act III are still a bit of a mystery, but it’s sure to add more depth to your romantic journey with Karlach. We will update this as soon as we have more information.

To really bond with Karlach, it’s all about genuine interactions. Take the time for deep conversations at the campfire, learn about her past, make decisions aligning with her values, keep Dammon safe and of course hoard that Infernal Iron.

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