The following is a guide about Baldur’s Gate 3 Companions, in which we will discuss in detail all the recruitable characters that are currently available in the early access of Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Companions
Baldur’s Gate 3 has a diverse cast of recruitable companions. Each companion has not only different statistics but also has different personalities, likes & dislikes, and overall nature of doing things.
All of which makes for a unique experience depending on who you have recruited in your party.
As of now, Baldur’s Gate 3 has 5 recruitable companions.
We will go through all these companions and shed light on their personalities and overall abilities (the one’s marked by an asterisk is the main ability).
- Race: Human
- Class: Warlock
- Location: Wyll can be found at one of the training camps as he is busy training a young Tiefling.
Wyll is a Warlock with a pure heart. He always prefers to do the right thing.
He is a friendly and honorable companion and if you go against his nature and do less honorable things, he will not like that at all.
Wyll being a Warlock and one of the Blades of The Frontier, knows how to fight well at all ranges.
He is good with a sword and knows a handful of deadly demonic and eldritch spells as well.
Wyll has Padded Armor, Leather Boots and Rapier as starting equipment. For starting skills, Wyll knows Arcana, History, Intimidation and Persuasion.
You can find Wyll in Chapter 1, during the ‘Removing the Parasite’ quest.
- Race: High Half-Elf
- Class: Cleric
- Location: Shadowheart can be found at the entrance of the Overgrown Ruins as she tries to open a door.
Shadowheart is the polar opposite of Wyll in terms of her nature. She is cold-hearted and likes to keep things to the point.
She doesn’t trust anyone easily and gets irritated if the player strays too far from their goal.
Her attacks pack a decent punch, and she can even provide healing.
She is an all-rounder companion who is good at both offense and defense while she also has the ability to keep you alive with a handful of healing spells.
Shadowheart has Circlet, Chain Shirt, Leather Boots, Mace and Studded Shield as starting equipment. For starting skills, Shadowheart has proficiency in Sleight of Hand, Stealth, Religion and Insight.
Shadowheart can be found right after the prologue and starts the Daughter of Darkness quest.
If you go across the beach and head to the Overgrown Ruins, you will see her there at the entrance.
- Race: Human
- Class: Wizard
- Location: Gale can be found at the Roadside Cliffs waypoint, where you first fight with Shadowheart alongside you.
Gale is a sharp-tongued flirt. He tries to flirt with Shadowheart when he first meets you, which does turn out to be quite cringy.
His weird nature aside, he is a very skilled Wizard.
He isn’t as versatile a companion as Shadowheart, but that can easily be overlooked after seeing his insane attack power.
He knows a lot of spells to confuse and trick the enemies as well.
Gale has Simple Robe, Simple Boots and Quarterstaff as starting equipment. For starting skills, he has proficiency in Arcana, History, Investigation and Insight.
Gale is more suited for close quarter brawls where offensive power is much needed. He can be found near the Roadside Cliffs, above the ship wreckage and starts ‘The Wizard of Waterdeep’ quest.
- Race: High Elf
- Class: Rogue
- Location: Astarion can be found near the ship wreckage along the beach, where you first fought alongside Shadowheart.
Astarion is a gentleman vampire if that even makes sense. He doesn’t like to lead a very action-filled life. He might just be the most passive rogue vampire you ever came across.
This kind of goes well with his ability to perform sneak attacks and pick locks.
He is also good with words that let him get out of heated conversations easily.
For starting equipment, Astarion has Padded Armor, Leather Boots, Dagger and Shortbow. For starting skills, he has proficiency in Acrobatics, Sleight of Hand, Stealth, History, Perception, Deception and Persuasion.
You can find Astarion on the hill if you make your way through the wreckage to start The Pale Elf quest.
- Race: Githyanki
- Class: Fighter
- Location: Lae’zel can be found near the Cathedral Ruins, trapped inside a cage.
Lae’zel is a fierce fighter who you first meet in the tutorial of Baldur’s Gate 3. But you cannot recruit her at that point.
Later in the game, you end up freeing her from a cage, and then you can recruit her.
Lae’zel is exceptional at combat.
She can pack quite a punch and gains a lot of amazing offensive abilities as you level her up.
Being a Githyanki, she also has a ‘Mage Hand’ ability, which is handy in pushing back attackers from a distance.
Lae’zel is a bit of a trouble maker in the party as she gets annoyed if you don’t agree to everything she says, and if you end up siding with her on everything, then the other companions will be irritated.
So, that’s a situation you have to tackle carefully.
For starting equipment, Lae’zel has Githyanki Half Plate, Leather Boots, Longsword, Shortbow.
For starting skills, she has proficiency in Acrobatics, Athletics, Arcana, Survival and Intimidation.