Baldur’s Gate 3 Halsin Approval Guide

Want to romance a bear, we mean Druid Halsin, by raising his approval meter? Look no further and follow our guide to have this grizzly man on your side in no time.

Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a ferocious shapeshifting Druid that you can romance by increasing his approval rating. He will be found initially imprisoned in a cage inside Goblin Camp as you progress through Act 1 of the game. 

Halsin plays a vital role in saving Druid Grove by killing all the goblin leaders with your aid. Helping him restore the peace in the land will make you earn his respect and approval in Baldur’s Gate 3. You can romance Halsin once his approval meter turns green (very good) by completing his companion quest, Lift the Shadow Curse, during act 2 of the game. 

Halsin is a useful companion and spellcaster who you can recruit by completing Wake Up Art Cullagh’s side quest. He can be classified as a great supporter and can heal you and party members in frequent combat situations.

How to gain Halsin approval in BG3

Halsin holds great respect and admiration for peace and prosperity. This further extends to his love for nature and its inhabitants. Due to the goblins torturing him and threatening to kill his kind, Halsin harbors a deep grudge against them.

The following choices can help you to gain Halsin’s approval rating:

Act 2 Halsin approval choices

Halsin properly joins your party and becomes an active member starting Act 2 in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

  • Talk to Oliver about his true identity and help him reunite with his other self; Thaniel will earn you massive approval from Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3. 
  • Be friendly with Thisobald Thorm and share a drink with him. 
  • When you talk to Arabella at camp, say: “I know it hurts.” 
  • When talking to Halsin at camp, tell him that you are sorry about his family and really wish he could join the party earlier. 
  • Being kind and taking care of nature and animals. Decisions that ensure the safety and nurture of nature can also further Halsin’s approval rating.  
  • Acting right, just, and considering the ethics of the subject presented.  
  • Showing interest in Nature and conversing about it with Halsin.  
  • Being kind to NPCs and other characters.  
  • Trying to handle a situation diplomatically and with Intelligence will raise your value in Halsin’s eyes.  
  • Showing respect towards Druids and their beliefs is a big plus to earn Halsin’s approval. 

Act 3 Halsin approval choices

What not to do if you want Halsin approval

If you cause disturbance and defile nature and its elements, this will diminish your value in the eyes of Halsin. The following actions can result in Halsin’s approval getting down in Baldur’s Gate 3: 

  • If you decide to play Hide and Seek with Oliver, you will end up losing Halsin’s approval in Baldur’s Gate 3. 
  • Free the goblins instead of killing them. 
  • Reveal the location of Last Light Inn when talking to guards at Moonrise Towers. Make sure to boast about infiltrating it. 
  • Criticizing his upheld Druidic beliefs and being non-friendly towards others or him. 
  • Unnecessary violence or show of force when there is none needed.  
  • Killing an innocent person or trying to brute force your way through a situation will decrease your approval with Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Impact of Approval on Halsin’s Romance

Once you get enough approval from Halsin by selecting the aforementioned choices, you can romance him as early as Act 1 of the game. Invite Halsin to your camp and talk to him when prompted. Make sure to be kind towards him and respond in a positive way to his advances. 

Once you have managed to romance Halsin in the game, simple approval-down choices won’t hurt your relationship with him. However, if Halsin’s approval ratings fall way far into negative territory (red), he will break up the relationship and leave your camp. Siding with Minthara will make Halsin leave the party permanently in Baldur’s Gate 3, no matter how good your approval rating is with him.

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