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Fury of Avernus
Karlach Cliffgate
Karlach in Early Access
Level 1












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Creature Race Icon.png  Race Tiefling#Zariel TieflingsZariel Tiefling
Creature Type Icon.png  Type Humanoid
HP Icon.png  HP 14
Creature AC Icon.png  AC 13
Creature Speed Icon.png  Movement Speed 9m / 30ft
Creature Size Icon.png  Size Medium
Weight Icon.png  Weight 90kg / 180lbs
Proficiency Icon.png  Proficiency Bonus +2
Initiative Icon.png  Initiative +1
Passive features
Hellish Resistance Hellish Resistance
Darkvision Darkvision
Opportunity Attack Opportunity Attack
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Character information
Class Barbarian Barbarian
Background Outlander
Location The Risen Road
Enemies Zariel, Enver Gortash
Additional information
Voice actor Samantha Béart
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Karlach is a playable character in Baldur's Gate 3, who can either be selected as an Origin during character creation, or recruited as a Companion when playing a different character.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Karlach is a Tiefling with the Outlander background, and the default class of Barbarian.
  • Due to the Infernal Engine in her chest, Karlach is uniquely able to spend Soul Coins as consumable items. Doing so will grant her Infernal Fury Infernal Fury until her next Long Rest. This feature is available whether she is played as the Origin or a Companion.
  • During a Multiplayer session, if one player selects the Karlach Origin, all other players are prevented from selecting the Wyll Origin, and vice-versa. Wyll can still be recruited as a companion after character creation.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Story[edit | edit source]

Personal History[edit | edit source]

Karlach was a citizen of the Lower City of Baldur's Gate before being taken prisoner and forced to fight in the Blood War, the eternal conflict between demons and devils. She was a prisoner and champion of Zariel, Archdevil and ruler of Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells. Taking a risky chance on escape, Karlach boarded a hostile Mind Flayer ship when it appeared in the sky of Avernus. Using it, she made her escape from the Hells but was infected with a Mind Flayer Tadpole in the process. Now hunted, Karlach is a fugitive on the run from Zariel's forces, who seeks to have her warrior returned to her, and punished.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

While either played as an Origin, or in the party as a companion, Karlach has unique interactions in conversations with the following characters listed here. (List may not yet be complete)

Concentration Icons.png Spoiler warning! This section reveals details about the story of Baldur's Gate 3.

Characters are grouped by the Act they are first encounterable in.

Act One

Act Two

Act Three

Approval & Disapproval[edit | edit source]

Karlach Approves

As a Companion, Karlach will gain or lose Approval when the player takes certain actions.

Main Article: Karlach/Approval

Romance[edit | edit source]

See Karlach/Romance

Karlach can be romanced.

Speak With Dead[edit | edit source]

Can be spoken to with Speak with Dead.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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Go on a date with Karlach - now that's playing with fire.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Karlach is voiced by Samantha Béart.
    • Karlach was originally voiced by Shala Nyx in Early Access.
  • In Multiplayer, if Karlach is chosen as an Origin by one player, Wyll cannot be chosen by any other players, and vice versa.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]