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Shadowheart likes finding pragmatic and efficient solutions to problems. She appreciates discretion, privacy, and open-mindedness. Shadowheart may respond well to acts of heroism, though she also has occasional cruel tendencies and may look favourably on torture and manipulation.

Shadowheart dislikes those that disapprove of her worship or people pressing her for answers or details. She does not like needless cruelty or violence and can respond unfavorably to being too open with untrustworthy or unknown individuals.

Unlike other Companions, Shadowheart has a secondary approval system, influencing the choices in Find the Nightsong and Find Ketheric Thorm's Relic. For more information, see Nightsong Points.

The actions and choices listed on this page will raise or lower Shadowheart's Approval.

For more information about the approval system, see Approval.

Greetings[edit | edit source]

Depending on their approval rating, Shadowheart may greet the player with:

Negative (<0):

  • "What do you want?"
  • "What?"
  • "What is it?"

Neutral (0 - 29):

  • "Something the matter?"

After learning about Sharran worship:

  • "May the darkness protect you."
  • "Shar's blessing upon you."
  • "Lady of Sorrows guide us. Did you want something?"

Medium and up (30+):

  • "All's well I hope? Aside from the obvious?"
  • "Almost pleasant, travelling with company. If you ignore all the... less pleasant aspects."
  • "I wasn't expecting it, but I'm glad to have some company on this journey."

When spoken to by someone other than the player character:

  • "I don't answer to you - move along."

Romance[edit | edit source]

Flirting - 20+ approval:

  • "Well, my day just improved. Did you want something?"
  • "You know, I've been catching myself smiling more lately. I think that's your fault."
  • "I was hoping you'd come to chat. What do you need?"
  • "Ah- so that's what people mean when they talk about butterflies in their stomach. Did you want something?"

Flirting - Low approval:

  • "Hmm. You wanted something?"
  • "In need of attention, I take it?"
  • "Oh, you're back."
  • "Sometimes I wonder if I should just let the tadpole dictate my love life. Did you want something?"

Partnered

  • "Aren't you a sight for sore eyes."
  • "Good. I was just starting to miss the sound of your voice."
  • "Did you want something? If not, I'm perfectly happy to just gaze upon you a while."
  • "Why hello, lover... that sounded more debonaire in my head, I'll admit. Do you need something?"

Partnered - Low approval:

  • "I hope this is important."
  • "You know what I really love about you? When you play the strong, silent type. Let's keep this short, shall we?"
  • "You know, just because I join you at your bedroll from time to time doesn't mean you need to talk to me quite so much. Is this urgent?"
  • "Personality isn't everything, I suppose. Plenty of relationships can limp along on physical attraction alone. What do you want?"
  • "Yes?"

Broken Up - 40+ approval:

  • "You know, I didn't realise it was possible to be so cordial with a former flame. I suppose I'm lucky. Did you want something?"
  • "You're a sight for sore eyes, even now. Did you want something?"
  • "Careful - keep seeking me out like this and people may think we're rekindling things. Did you want something?"
  • "What can I do for you?"

Broken Up - Low approval:

  • "You know, I truly do marvel sometimes that I ever had feelings for you. What do you want?"
  • "Mmm-hmm? This had better be important."
  • "Honestly, I should be grateful that you ended things between us - I dodged a poison tipped arrow there. What do you want?"
  • "Spit it out then."
  • "I'm listening - though don't ask me why."

Approval[edit | edit source]

As a Companion character, the interactions listed below will cause Shadowheart to gain approval.

Act One[edit | edit source]

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Ravaged Beach

  • Free her from her pod aboard the Nautiloid, wake her up on the Ravaged Beach and have her join your active group. (If there are too many characters and she cant join, these points will not be acquired.) Shadowheart approves +10
  • Accept Astarion's apologies and say you would have done the same Shadowheart approves +1
  • Use Animal Handling to calm the Scared Boar found near Astarion's pod OR tell it that you won't hurt it via Speak with Animals (any option)Shadowheart approves +1

Roadside cliffs

  • Convince the tieflings holding Lae'zel to shoot her down (using Persuasion option). Shadowheart approves +1 (Taking this course makes you to ultimately choose between losing a companion and getting disapproval)
  • Ask Lae'zel to say 'please' after rescuing her. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Resolve the encounter with Gimblebock near the Chapel Entrance without violence Shadowheart approves +1
  • In the Dank Crypt, successfully open the Book of Dead Gods (using any regular or class-based option) and pass the DC 10 Religion check Shadowheart approves +1

Emerald Grove/The Hollow

  • Convince Aradin and Zevlor to stop arguing without punching either of them (using Persuasion or Intimidation) Shadowheart approves +1
    • OR Stand back and watch their argument heat up Shadowheart approves +1
  • Refuse to help Zevlor with persuading druids to let the tieflings stay. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince Nadira to give you her Soul Coin after saving her from the bugbear Shadowheart approves +1
  • Tell Arka to seek vengeance and spill some goblin blood over Kanon's death Shadowheart approves +1
  • Tell Rolan, Lia and Cal to leave the grove while they still can Shadowheart approves +1
  • Order Lae'zel to stand down when talking to Zorru Shadowheart approves +1
    • OR Playing as a Halfling, let Lae'zel interrogate Zorru, then tell the gith not to be so rough with everyone Shadowheart approves +1
    • OR Playing as a Good Cleric, interrupt Lae'zel and call her cruel and cold after she threatens you. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Offer to heal Pandirna for a price Shadowheart approves +1
  • Assist Guex in training (using Athletics, Insight or Detect Thoughts) Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince Arka to spare Sazza (using Persuasion, Intimidation or Detect Thoughts) Shadowheart approves +1
  • Make Barth pay you for his locket, if you get it back from Meli Shadowheart approves +1
  • Refuse Zevlor to kill the goblin horde's leaders Shadowheart approves +1
  • While dealing with Topaz the bird via Speak with Animals:
    • Tell him that the key in its nest is dull, OR, playing as a Dwarf, that the metal is of bad quality Shadowheart approves +1 (either)
    • OR Playing as a Bard, choose the class-specific option about a song Shadowheart approves +1
  • As a Rogue, pick Mirkon's pockets while he is distracted by the harpies Shadowheart approves +1
  • After agreeing to steal the Idol of Silvanus for Mol and obtaining it, tell her you will be keeping it Shadowheart approves +1

Resolving Arabella's fate

While the Druid Grove is preparing for the goblin attack

  • Tell Lakrissa to buy you a drink Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince Memnos to join the fight against the goblins Shadowheart approves +1

Forest

Owlbear Nest

  • Convince the mother Owlbear to let you go without fighting Shadowheart approves +1
  • Spare the Owlbear Cub after killing the mother Owlbear Shadowheart approves +1
  • Agree with her when she asks not to loot the Selunite chest Shadowheart approves +5

Sunlit Wetlands/Putrid Bog

  • When find Demir and Johl arguing with Auntie Ethel, say that you aren't getting involved or that this has nothing to do with you Shadowheart approves +1 (either option)
    • OR While talking to Demir and Johl after Ethel disappears, tell Demir and Johl that they're on their own. Shadowheart approves +5
    • OR Playing as a Ranger or Sorcerer, tell Demir and Johl to 'trust a more experienced soul' after Auntie Ethel disappeares. Shadowheart approves +5
  • After entering the Sunlit Wetlands, pass the check to break the illusion, then say 'BAA' at the Redcaps when you speak to them Shadowheart approves +1 (up to 3 times[Needs Verification])
  • Chasing after Auntie Ethel in her lair, speak to Lorin and roar at him.
  • Ask the Gnarled Door whether there is another way in, then pass the Intimidation check Shadowheart approves +1 (Reports of no approval in this instance on PS5 at this time[Needs Verification])
  • After defeating Auntie Ethel, Intimidate her into handing over both Mayrina and fey hair Shadowheart approves +5
    • OR Tell Ethel that the best solution is a dead hag.Shadowheart approves +1
  • (If Astarion is in your party) Don't turn Astarion in, but further in the dialogue don't allow him kill the hunter.

Blighted Village

  • Enter the village without violence Shadowheart approves +1
  • Persuade Fezzerk at the windmill to leave peacefully Shadowheart approves +5
    • Untie Barcus Wroot off the windmill wing and demand a compensation from him Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince Lump the Enlightened to fight alongside you, outbidding goblins Shadowheart approves +1
    • Having summoned Lump the Enlightened to aid and ending your deal afterwards, let him have one lick Shadowheart approves +1

Goblin Camp
In the outer camp:

  • Tell Tracker Grikka that you will get answers from prisoners. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Using Speak with Animals, tell the Dishevelled Chicken to shut up and play. Shadowheart approves +1
    • After that, instruct the chicken to ran to the finish posts. Shadowheart approves +1
  • When Krolla tries to scam you after you won in chicken-chasing, demand your gold back and also all of hers, using illithid powers.
  • Pet the Owlbear Cub or send him to your camp.
  • Successfully Intimidate Crusher Shadowheart approves +1
    • OR Freak him out by licking his foot too enthusiastically. Shadowheart approves +1
    • OR Make Crusher kiss your foot after defeating him in a fight. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Tell Eight that you're sorry for his loss. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince Booyahg Piddle to give you the book he's reading without using illithid powers Shadowheart approves +1
  • Persuade Klagga to give you the Dwarf's Poem Shadowheart approves +1

Inside the Shattered Sanctum:

  • Agree to endure Abdirak's teachings on Loviatar's doctrine. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Tell Torturer Spike to let you show him how it's done. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince the spiders in the pit that goblins taste better than you Shadowheart approves +1
  • Pick a fight with Priestess Gut in the throne room or in her chambers. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Tell Minthara that the prisoner escaped and pass an Intelligence check to withhold the grove's location
  • OR Tell her that Liam told you everything and pass the Deception check Shadowheart approves +1
  • Tell Minthara that Sazza was too stupid to understand you prior Shadowheart approves +1
  • Pick a fight with Minthara Shadowheart approves +1

In Worg Pens:

  • After freeing Halsin, agree to Defeat the Goblins and tell Halsin to get to safety Shadowheart approves +1
    • Then ask Halsin to help you kill the goblin leaders in a bear form. Shadowheart approves +1

The Risen Road

  • Save Rugan, then use Persuasion to convince him to sell his employer's wares Shadowheart approves +1
  • Side with Karlach during Wyll's confrontation with her Shadowheart approves +2

Zhentarim Hideout

  • Intimidate the bandits into turning off the traps Shadowheart approves +1
  • Intimidate Brem into selling Oskar Fevras to you at a discount rate Shadowheart approves +1

Underdark

Grymforge

  • When talking to Ward Magmar about travelling to Moonrise Towers, say that Moonrise holds the answers you need. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince the Deep Rothé to breathe, focus and excavate for Skarjall
    • OR Convince the Deep Rothé to give in to their rage and attack the duergar Shadowheart approves +1
  • Convince Elder Brithvar to free the deep gnomes after the fight with Nere Shadowheart approves +1
  • Give Shadowheart the Idol of Shar and tell her that you'll try to find anything else Shadowheart approves +5
    • OR, If playing as a Cleric of Selune, "Just accept the gift and kiss me like you hate me."

Mountain Pass

  • Playing as a Githyanki, tell Ellyka that githyanki patrol means nothing to you, getting her to stand down.
  • When speaking with the githyanki patrol and Kith'rak Voss, successfully pass the Deception check Shadowheart approves +5

Crèche Y'llek

In the infirmary:

Endure all?[Needs Verification] In the classroom:

At the hatchery:

  • Successfully persuade Varsh Ko'kuu to let you take the githyanki egg, telling him:
    • That you'll take it to a better crèche Shadowheart approves +1
    • OR that you'll raise it yourself Shadowheart approves +1
    • OR, Playing as a Githyanki, say you'll see it becomes the greatest ghaik-slayer Shadowheart approves +1.

In captain's quarters and Inquisitor's chamber:

Camp/Conversation

  • In camp on the first night tell her you agree with her about finding a healer as soon as possible Shadowheart approves +8
  • Say you won't pry when she rebuffs your attempts to know each other better Shadowheart approves +1
  • Agree with Shadowheart that illithid powers cannot be trusted despite the power they grant. Shadowheart approves +1 (This dialogue is available only after using them for the first time in a conversation).
  • Talk about her missing memories, and make her promise to point out Night Orchids Shadowheart approves +1
  • After her wound manifests itself, ask her if there's anything you can do to help her Shadowheart approves +1
  • When she has odd magical flare-up, choose to change the subject and ignore it
  • When Mizora first appears in the camp, tell her not to lay a finger on Karlach Shadowheart approves +1
  • When Shadowheart fails her Wisdom Saving Throw near wolves and become Frightened, assure her you will try to avoid wolves in the future if possible ) (works when she comes close to wolves for the first time - either in the Druid Cave, in Zhentarim Hideout or in the Creche Y'llek) Shadowheart approves +5
  • Pet Scratch when he first comes to the camp
  • Feed the Owlbear Cub when it first comes to the camp
  • Pet the Owlbear Cub when it stays at the camp
  • During her romance scene, succeed the insight check and then select "kiss her' or "You know, if you want something… I think you should take it"
  • When talking to Halsin on the morning after the camp celebration, say that you prefer to take the route through Underdark. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Use Persuasion to successfully convince her to explore the illithid powers
    • OR Tell her that perhaps resist the temptation of tadpole powers is right
  • Do nothing when Shadowheart tries to kill Lae'zel Shadowheart approves +5 (Lae'zel permanently dies)
    • After Shadowheart kills Lae'zel, talk to her and tell her you trust she had reasons to do it Shadowheart approves +5
  • When Kith'rak Voss wakes you up at the camp during long rest to discuss the Mysterious Artefact (after the events at the Crèche):
    • Encourage Lae'zel to trust him
    • OR Tell Lae'zel you'll support any choice of hers Shadowheart 
    • OR Tell Lae'zel to kill him Shadowheart  (starts the fight with the githyanki knight)

Raphael's Deal

  • When Raphael briefly takes you to the House of Hope, choose lines:
    • "I need to think this over." Shadowheart approves +1
    • "You're mad if you think I'll make a deal with a devil." Shadowheart approves +5
  • After first encounter with Raphael talk to her and choose dialogue option about distrusting Raphael twice Shadowheart approves +5

Personal quest

  • Tell her that you don't care who she worships and do not push her further Shadowheart approves +1
  • After she agrees to discuss Shar wih you:
    • Tell her that you have no problems with her worship Shadowheart approves +5
    • Persuade her that she should trust you since you are in the same boat. Shadowheart approves +5
      • When Shadowheart asks if you've heard of Shar, reply with "Remind me" or "She doesn't sound very appealing" to avoid ending the conversation. Then select any options until you can reply "You should tell me more sometime." Shadowheart approves +5

Any Area

  • Playing as Astarion, confess to her that you are a vampire Shadowheart approves +10
    • Succeed the check to explain why you didn't reveal your vampirism to Shadowheart Shadowheart approves +1

Act Two[edit | edit source]

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Ruined Battlefield If entering the Shadow-Cursed Lands from the Rosymorn Monastery Trail:

  • Order Warrior Gronag to fetch the bone, after he makes the same with the hyena.
  • Convince Kar'niss the drider not to attack you if you killed the convoy before summoning him.
  • Traversing Shadow-Cursed Lands with the convoy, protect them from ambushing Harpers, and then:
  • When judging with He Who Was, order Madeline to stab herself, then to continue , and finally succeed a Persuasion roll to keep her going .

Last Light Inn

  • Refuse to drink the spiked wine when talking to Jaheira inside. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Tell Isobel that Marcus plans to kidnap her when he attacks the Last Light Inn.
  • Talking to the Strange Ox, promise to keep its secret
  • Playing as The Dark Urge, tell Isobel that your blood orders you to kill her, then deny the urge, and finally ask her to forgive you.

Reithwin Town

In the House of Healing:

In the Reithwin Tollhouse:

At The Waning Moon:

In Sharran Sanctuary under the town square:

  • Perform the blood offering at the secret altar to Shar

House in Deep Shadows

  • Agree to play hide-and-seek with Oliver

Gauntlet of Shar

  • As a Rogue, tell the Reconstituted Duellist that you do not blunder.
  • Let Shadowheart step up at the sacrificial bowl at the each of the Gauntlet of Shar trials
  • Persuade Balthazar to give you the bell to summon Flesh Shadowheart approves +1
    • With Mother Dearest in your inventory, ask "What happened to your mother?"
      • Say "Actually, I have your mother."
        • Say "No, I think I'll keep her." Shadowheart approves +1

When dealing with Yurgir: Talk to Yurgir about his pact, pass a passive Insight check and three subsequent Persuasion checks to make him kill Merregons, his Displacer Beast Nessa, and finally off himself.

  • If you agreed to help Yurgir, detect thoughts on the Hoarding Merregon and ask for the potions used to charm Nessa.Shadowheart approves +1
  • Agree to peace with the rats after interacting with the broken effigy
  • Offer peace when speaking directly with Lyrthindor after interacting with the effigy and defeating the rat horde
  • After prying into her mind while she prays, say "Let's move on" Shadowheart approves +5

In Shadowfell

  • Select the option to Let Shadowheart do as she will. Do not interfere.

Moonrise Towers

  • Use Persuasion when Disciple Z'rell asks you to explain yourself, and that the goblins won't get far (if you let the goblins run free earlier)
  • Tell Ketheric Thorm you can help him, that it isn't too late, or to come quietly
  • Tell Dame Aylin that Ketheric Thorm has surrendered.

Mind Flayer Colony

  • Use the Neural Apparatus to release everyone in the Tadpoling Centre

Camp/Conversation

  • Give Shadowheart a Night Orchid
  • When Shadowheart (Selûnite) asks you what you think of her new look, tell her if it helps her put the past behind her that you're all for it.

Act Three[edit | edit source]

Ico knownSpells lvl 03.png Act 3 Spoilers! This section reveals details about the story of Baldur's Gate 3.

Rivington

  • As the Dark Urge, tell Gyldro Angleiron that you do all you can to keep your loved ones safe from your blade.
  • Tell Wulbren you'll take the runepowder bomb but only use it as a last resort.
  • Tell Shirra Clarwen "Gods, no. I don't want to inherit your curse."
  • In the kennels of the Sword Coast Couriers, successfully intimidate angry Mar'hyah when she threatens Scratch, saying you'll break her bones before you let her hurt him.
  • In the kennels of the Sword Coast Couriers, successfully intimidate angry Mar'hyah to quit her job after Dringo tells you she's hurting the other dogs.

In the Circus of the Last Days:

  • After Dribbles tells his joke about scarecrows, say that the joke was corny, or boo him off the stage.
  • When passing Zethino's trial, choose answers:
    • First question: 'Good company', OR 'Night itself', OR 'That she can change' Shadowheart approves +1 (either; the latter available if she denied Shar [Needs Verification])
    • Second question: 'Being discreet' Shadowheart approves +2, OR 'Shrewd judgement' Shadowheart approves +1
    • Third question: 'She doesn't know…', OR 'She can't swim', OR 'Sacrifice an innocent', OR 'Failing her goddess' Shadowheart approves +1 (either; the latter available if she denied Shar)
  • In the Circus of the Last Days, talk to Dribbles' doppelganger and as a Druid, say that what makes you special is your animal transformation capabilities.

Wyrm's Crossing

The Blushing Mermaid

  • When speaking to Hag, say “No - surrender the child immediately". Shadowheart approves +1

Baldur's Mouth

  • Tell Ettvard Needle "If anything bad is printed about me, I'll leak this letter to you from Lord Gortash". Shadowheart approves +1

Murder Tribunal

  • After becoming an Unholy Assassin, tell the Echo of Illasera "Can't be that quick if someone cut you down." Shadowheart approves +1

House of Hope

  • Tell Hope you aren't telling her anything when she says she wants to ask a question. Shadowheart approves +1
  • Successfully read the Archivist's thoughts then decieve him by telling him you're Zariel's High Inquisitor. Shadowheart approves +1

House of Grief

  • Let her participate in the Mapping of the Heart. Shadowheart approves +5
  • (Sharran) Tell the cloister how Shar has blessed her. Shadowheart approves +5
  • (Sharran) Give her a chance to sway more of Viconia's followers. Shadowheart approves +1

Crimson Draughts

Chromatic Scale

  • As a Bard, talk to Thomas C. Quirkilious and ask him what the benefits of using lute strings made of worg hair are. Shadowheart approves +1

Camp/Conversation

  • When Lae'zel is threatened by Vlaakith, tell her to stand her ground and not to fall for Vlaakith's lies.

Disapproval[edit | edit source]

As a Companion character, the interactions listed below will cause Shadowheart to lose approval. This list is most likely incomplete.

Act One[edit | edit source]

Ico knownSpells lvl 01.png Act 1 Spoilers! This section reveals details about the story of Baldur's Gate 3.

Ravaged Beach

  • Threaten Astarion in your first encounter with him

Roadside Cliffs

  • Attack the Tieflings holding Lae'zel in a cage Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Persuade the Tieflings to shoot open the cage Shadowheart approves +1 and then attack them Shadowheart disapproves -5
  • Recruit Lae'zel into the party Shadowheart disapproves -5

Emerald Grove/The Hollow

  • As Dark Urge, when you are confronted by a companion about kicking Timber, say she came right at you OR that your instincts are sharp and to stay out of the way Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Make Zorru bow to Lae'zel Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Make Zorru kneel before Lae'zel Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • After the conversation with Zorru tell Lae'zel that she is good at interrogations Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Tell Auntie Ethel about the tadpole

While the Druid Grove is preparing for the goblin attack

  • Tell Zevlor (or Asharak if Zevlor is dead) that you are here to take the grove for the goblins/are here with the goblins Shadowheart disapproves -1

Forest

  • While talking to Aradin on the bridge, say a prayer over the corpses as a cleric Selune Shadowheart disapproves -1

Owlbear Nest

  • Choose to go closer to the Owlbear cub or attack the Owlbear Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • After killing the Owlbear, kill its cub as well Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Unsuccessfully try to persuade or intimidate Shadowheart into looting the Selunite chest Shadowheart disapproves -5
  • Loot the Selunite chest and fail the Sleight of Hand if you agreed not to or wasn't able to talk her into letting you do it Shadowheart disapproves -2

Sunlit Wetlands/Putrid Bog

  • While talking to Demir and Johl after Ethel disappears, offer to help them find their sister Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Agree to Auntie Ethel's deal Shadowheart disapproves -1

Blighted Village

  • Select the option to attack Fezzerk and the goblins by the windmill Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Interrupt the bugbear and ogre lovers in the barn Shadowheart disapproves -1

Goblin Camp

  • Play the War Drum at the front gate Shadowheart disapproves -5
  • Take her to the Chicken Chase in the Goblin Camp, and tell her not to be hasty
  • Telling Brakkal that Gods are fickle

In the Shattered Sanctum:

The Risen Road

  • Agree to hunt the monster (Karlach) for Anders
  • Agree to fight the gnolls to save Rugan

Zhentarim Hideout

  • If you agree to pay the extra 200 gold to the artist Oskar Fevras after you free him

Grymforge

  • Decide to attack Morghal and Orgath.
  • Express contempt on the dead, skeletal Dark Justiciars Shadowheart disapproves -5
  • Instigate a fight against Elder Brithvar by either taunting him to take your gold or suggesting involving Sergeant Thrinn in the conspiracy against Nere

Creche Y'llek

Camp/Conversation

  • Tell Astarion you trust him
  • During her romance scene, succeed the Insight check, and then select "Let the moment pass"
  • Insist on continuing to use the tadpole's power after the second dream
  • When Kith'rak Voss wakes you up at the camp during long rest to discuss the Mysterious Artefact (after the events at the Crèche), tell Lae'zel to kill him Shadowheart approves +1 (starts the fight with the githyanki knight)
  • Letting Volo follow through with his attempt to remove the parasite
  • Playing as Astarion, after being caught biting:
    • Fail the check to explain why you didn't reveal your vampirism to Shadowheart Shadowheart disapproves -1
    • Tell her that holding secrets keeps you safe Shadowheart disapproves -5
    • Swear that you are not a vampire after being caught biting Shadowheart disapproves -10

Raphael's deal

  • Tell her you trust Raphael Shadowheart disapproves -5

Sharran Worship

  • When she has the odd magical flare-up, ask if it was some form of Sharran magic
  • Fail to read her mind on why she is against Selune Shadowheart disapproves -5
  • Tell her to leave after she tells of her worship of Shar Shadowheart disapproves -5 (Shadowheart permanently leaves the party)


Act Two[edit | edit source]

Ico knownSpells lvl 02.png Act 2 Spoilers! This section reveals details about the story of Baldur's Gate 3.

Ruined Battlefield

  • When judging with He Who Was, choose any response to Madeline, that judges her actions; either that she is not to be forgiven or that it wasn't her fault (formulation of answer is based on class).
  • When judging with He Who Was, choose to stop Madeline from stabbing herself.

Last Light Inn

Reithwin Tollhouse

Sharran Sanctuary

Gauntlet of Shar

  • Lick the dead spider Shadowheart disapproves -1
    • Lick the dead spider again Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Feel inside Shadowheart's mind at the Verge of the Shadows Shadowheart disapproves -1
    • Tell her to "forget it" Shadowheart disapproves -5
  • Say you're uniquely good at tracking things down when persuading Yurgir
  • Tell Lyrthindor the world is better off without Shar worshippers Shadowheart disapproves -1

Mind Flayer Colony

  • Use the Neural Apparatus to purge everyone in the Tadpoling Centre
  • Choosing to consume, rather than purge, the Waking Mind

Act Three[edit | edit source]

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

Rivington

  • Refusing to help Yenna when she first approaches the party. Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • When Wulbren is offering you the runepowder bomb, say "Gortash is the enemy - not the Gondians. I'll find another way."
  • When trying to get into Wyrm's Crossing, get ready to fight the Steel Watcher at the gate after allowing it to inspect you. Shadowheart disapproves -1

Circus of the Last Days

  • When prompted for a special assistant by Dribbles the Clown, choose Shadowheart. Shadowheart disapproves -1
    • Encourage her immediately afterwards by saying "Go on, Shadowheart!" Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • When passing Zethino's trial, choose answers:
    • First question: 'Judging others' OR 'A blanket' Shadowheart disapproves -1 (either)
    • Second question: 'Fart on a Selunite' Shadowheart disapproves -1
    • Third question: 'Her hair' Shadowheart disapproves -1

Wyrm's Crossing

Wyrm's Rock Fortress

  • Refuse twice to give Gortash the Netherstones. Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Intimidate Fist Reynash into handing over everything he stole before fleeing. Shadowheart disapproves -1

Flymm Cargo

Sorcerous Sundries

Cazador's Dungeon

Murder Tribunal

  • When speaking to Sarevok on how you acquired the hands of your murder victims, truthfully say "With a smile on my face, and pleasure in my heart" or "slowly and painfully, I savoured every scream". Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Tell the Echo of Amelyssan "Every kill is euphoria". Shadowheart disapproves -1

Bhaal Temple

  • Letting Orin kill her kidnapped victim by telling her "Go ahead, I won't stop you". Shadowheart disapproves -5

The Blushing Mermaid

  • When speaking to Hag, say “That’s so evil, even I’m impressed”. Shadowheart disapproves -1
  • Accept the Hag's offer to become your ally. Shadowheart disapproves -1

The streets of Baldur's Gate

Camp/Conversation

  • Tell Wyll to "Break the pact" or "Let your father die." Shadowheart disapproves -1