Hirelings are the characters that you can recruit as your party members in BG3. They are quite different from the Origin companions, as they don’t have any detailed backstory or quests. You can also consider them as vessels because they are dead characters, who are brought back to life. But that doesn’t mean they are of no use, you can use them as your companion to fight battles alongside you. So if you are looking for members for your party, then you must know how you can unlock & recruit these Hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3.
How to Unlock and Recruit Hirelings in BG3?
To unlock & recruit Hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3), you’ll have to meet Withers who is accessible after reaching Level 3. This NPC can be found in the Richly Adorned Sarcophagus situated in Dank Crypt. To reach Withers you may have to jump through some hoops, but doing so is worth it. That’s because he can not only get you party members but also has the ability to Respec in the game. So as soon as you meet Wither, simply interact with him and he’ll become accessible to you via the Camp. There’ll he’ll offer you Hirelings for 100 Gold each.
But before you recruit one of these Hirelings companions in BG3, make sure you have vacant spots in your party. Players can only hire 3 Hirelings at a time. And it’s worth noting that each of them starts at level 1. However, you can still level them up and make a strong build for them. As of now, there are 12 Hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3 available for you to choose from. Each of them has its premade race, class, and visuals that can be customized just like the Origin characters. And as mentioned earlier, they don’t have any dedicated backstory or quest but can surely make a good team. For your reference below we have listed all the Hirelings and their other details.
|Eldra Luthrinn||Barbarian||Gold Dwarf|
|Brinna Brightsong||Bard||Lightfoot Halfling|
|Zenith Feur’sel||Cleric||High Elf|
|Varanna Sunblossom||Fighter||Wood Half-Elf|
|Sir Fuzzalump||Wizard||Rock Gnome|
|Ver’yll Wenkiir||Ranger||Lolth-Sworn Drow|
That’s all you need to know about how you can unlock & recruit Hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3). If you’re dicey about which class companion you should purchase, then check out what is the Strongest Class in the game. Also, take a look at how to recruit Scratch the Dog if you haven’t done it yet.