Lae’zel is a Githyanki fighter known for her aggressive nature, efficiency, and love for bloodshed in Baldur’s Gate 3. Born with a warrior’s spirit, Lae’zel’s forthright and sometimes violent demeanour might be off-putting for some. Yet, beneath the surface, lies a complexity, a passion, and an intriguing history that many adventurers would find captivating.
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.
Your first encounter with Lae’zel occurs aboard the Nautiloid ship during the game’s prologue where she will temporarily join your party. After the chaos of the crash, she will depart from your group.
To reintegrate her into your party, players will need to explore the Ravaged Beach area near the Cathedral Ruins. You will find that she has been imprisoned by a pair of Tieflings, and you’ll need to either persuade or deceive them to leave the area. Once they have left, liberate Lae’zel from the cage, enabling her to be recruited once more.
Be cautious, as it is possible for Lae’zel to perish in these opening interactions, rendering her un-recruitable for the entirety of Baldur’s Gate 3. If you have set up camp before attempting to rescue Lae’zel, she will attempt an escape on her own and you will find her dead near some Githyanki raiders. Similarly, if she falls on the Nautiloid ship and you don’t revive her, you’ll later find her dead near the beach.
How To Increase Approval Rating With Lae’zel
Baldur’s Gate 3 operates on a nuanced approval system, with each decision influencing your rapport with your companions. If you’re looking for a romantic relationship with Lae’zel, it’s essential to grasp her Githyanki mindset.
Lae’zel values assertiveness, direct action, and allegiance to her Githyanki ways. By aligning your decisions with her beliefs and showcasing your prowess in combat, you can gradually gain her approval and pave the way to a deeper bond.
Actions that increase Lae’zel’s approval:
Displaying combat expertise and efficiency.
Choosing aggressive dialogue options.
Prioritising Githyanki methods over alternatives.
Actions that decrease Lae’zel’s approval:
Going against Githyanki ideologies.
Exploring alternative methods to the tadpole issue.
Prioritising Shadowheart’s suggestions over Lae’zel’s.
Starting a romantic relationship with Lae’zel requires players to build a high approval rating before the celebration for rescuing Druid Halsin. Once you’ve attained her approval, saved Halsin and completed the side quest “Save The Refugees” speak with Lae’zel at camp.
You’ll quickly realise that her approach to romance is direct, much like her combat style. She won’t hesitate to express her growing interest in you. If you play your cards rights, she will state that she wants to have you tonight. All you need to do to start a relationship is encourage her advances with the dialogue options below.
“Have you been looking at me differently of late?”
“Are you… asking for sex?”
“Yes. I will share my bed with you tonight.”
The final step here is to interact with your bedroll where you will find an option to lay with Lae’zel, where a very passionately romantic encounter will follow. Following this initial intimate connection, players have the opportunity to delve deeper into their relationship with Lae’zel.
By consistently aligning with her ideals and values in subsequent interactions and choices, players can further nurture and strengthen the bond, unveiling layers of Lae’zel’s character that aren’t immediately obvious. This continued investment allows for a more profound connection and a richer narrative experience as you journey together in Baldur’s Gate 3.