Choices in BG3 have consequences that affect your storyline and the reactions of others towards you, which is one of the main factors why players have wholeheartedly loved Baldur’s Gate 3 ever since it fully launched. It’s a massive game packed with loads of characters, classes, subclasses, races as well as various choices and outcomes, and covering them all in one article can be close to impossible. But what we do have here is a compilation of some of the major (and some minor) choices and consequences that you might want to know about, before making that decision. We will keep updating this article as we make more decisions and add their results right here.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Choices & Consequences Guide
We’ve covered lots of separate guides where we explain the outcomes of each choice associated with a certain scenario and we have linked them below. Note that to mention the choices, we will, of course, have to mention two options in the heading – some of which might fall into spoiler territory. If you are okay with that, read on!
At the beginning of the game, you will be asked whether you want to create a custom character or use an Origin character. Here’s what you need to know before deciding (in no particular order).
Found this character interesting but not sure if you should go ahead with him in your playthrough? Here’s what you need to know.
Mind Flayer Pod Choices
Soon after starting the game, you will come across a captive woman trapped in a pod. Should you save her or leave her trapped?
If you save her (Shadowheart), she will join your party and will be a valuable addition to your team.
If you do not interact with the pod and choose to not free her, she will still meet you further ahead. The difference is that she will have a lower approval of you which will affect your relationship with you.
As you interact with the Brain on Nautiloid, you realize you are talking to an Intellect Devourer, the Mindflayer minion who abducted you. With their fate in your hands, you can choose to either remove, destroy, or mutilate the brain. Check out our guide to find out all the consequences of your every choice.
Here’s what will happen if you Kill the Owlbear Mother & Cub in Baldur’s Gate 3.
If you’re not sure if it’s best to check up on Shadowheart or to grab the Artifact in Baldur’s Gate 3, then we’ll help you choose the right option.
Choose the right option that you can benefit from when you come across the Ritual Circle in Baldur’s Gate 3.
As soon as you meet Priestess Gut, she will give you an interesting offer. She will offer you an opportunity to get the Mark of the Absolute. Should you get it or avoid it?
Swear to swallow the poison or not? Know what happens in this situation.
Should you free Orpheus or leave him trapped? We’ll guide you through freeing versus sacrificing him.
Can you choose to trust the Tielfing Thief & buy the Secret Key from him? Here is a guide that will help you sort out the decision.
Nightsong is sort of the ‘Point of No Return’ and players are wondering whether they should kill her or save her. Here’s what you need to do.
Curious to know if you can take Auntie Ethel’s cure at the price of your eye? This guide will help you make that decision.
Find out whether to choose the Mountain Pass or the Underdark route to reach the Moonrise Towers in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Can Dream Visitor be trusted? Is she good or bad in Baldur’s Gate 3?
So you got the Moonlantern, you are exploring the Shadow-cursed lands but suddenly you hear a sound from the lamp. Upon closer inspection you find there is a Pixie trapped in it. Talk to her and she will tell you that if you don’t release her she will die! Is it just a deception or is she acually in trouble?
When the game starts, a mind flayer puts a tadpole looking parasite in your eye. This sets up things about it being bad, but if you happen to consume one you will see it unlocks new powers for you. So should you continue consuming more of these tadpoles to get powerful, and if yes then what is the price it comes at?
Illithid Powers are quite useful but they also have their drawbacks if you use too much of them. This guide will help you make your choice.
You might reconsider recruiting Astarion when you see your character wake up from sleep during a long rest only to find him trying to attack you. Things get a bit awkward but Astarion explains you isn’t intentions weren’t wrong. Check out what happens when you let him bite you and what happens when you don’t.
Should you let the Emperor evolve you as a Mindflayer with the best Illithid powers? Or should you resist the Mindflayer evolution? Check out our guide to find out all the consequences and the best choice.
After saving Mayrina from Auntie Ethel, she’ll be seen grieving over her dead husband’s grave. You can put an end to her sorrow by reviving Connor but there will be some consequences that you must know.
Soon after escaping from the Lautiloid Ship, you will encounter a severely injured Mind Flayer on the Ravaged Beach. You can interact with that dying Mind Flayer and choose to either save him or kill him for all the miseries he has given. So, make sure to know the consequences for both of these choices before doing anything to him.
Most of us are already aware about Astarion’s hunger for power. After bringing down Cazador Szarr, he will be able to become the Vampire Ascendant. As a companion, you can make a choice to stop Astarion from Ascending in Baldur’s Gate 3. But is it an appropriate decision?
During ‘Find the Missing Shipment’ quest, you will have the option to keep the Caravan Strongbox or deliver it safely to the Zhentarims. What would be the best decision to make here? Is the Caravan chest worth keeping? Check out our guide to know.
You will meet Yenna at Rivington while progressing the Act 3. She is a cute kid with a kitten who asks if you can join your camp. But due to the shape-shifting Orin, it seems a bit risky to invite her into the camp. Don’t worry, check out our guide to know the right decision and all the consequences.
At the end of Act 2, the Emperor will offer you a tadpole for advanced Illithid powers. But if you consume this tadpole, you also become Half-Illithid. Check out our guide to find out the right choice and every consequence that lies ahead.
You will find yourself picking a side near the end of Act 2. You can either side with the Emperor to defeat the Githyanki forces. But should you trust the Emperor? Check out our guide to find out the correct decision.
Yurgir is a devil spawn that you will face during the Kill Raphael’s Old Enemy quest. As he always makes unfair deals, many players wonder if they should kill or save him. Check out our guide to find out.
Those were some of the major Baldur’s Gate 3 choices & consequences. We will be updating as we come across more important decisions to take. For more tips, tricks, walkthroughs, and guides, do check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 section on Gamer Tweak.