How To Recruit Jaheira In Baldur’s Gate 3

Jaheira is a harper that you meet at the start of Act 2. If you play your cards right, you can recruit her at the end of the same act.

Jaheira is a returning series favorite whom you can recruit and romance in Baldur’s Gate 3. She is a half-elf Druid who can be an extremely valuable addition to the team, as you can only recruit Minsc if you have Jaheira in your party. This guide will focus on how you can recruit Jaheira as a party member and later, potentially even romance her.

Before proceeding any further, we would like to declare the bad news that recruiting Jaheira is a long and cumbersome task. She is prone to dying in various ways, and even a small mistake on your part can lead to her unforeseen death. For this purpose, we recommend that you follow our guide precisely to be able to recruit her successfully.


You can recruit both Minthara and Jaheria in one playthrough. They both have stories and motivations independent of each other, making it easy to recruit them both.

Where to find Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3

Jaheira is the leader of Harpers and is using Last Light Inn as her base of operation in Baldur’s Gate 3. During Act 2 of the game, you will need to make a journey to the Last Light Inn, which is inside the Shadow Cursed Lands. There are a couple of ways to reach Last Light Inn safely. 

  • If you decide to go through Underdark, you will meet Harpers, who will take you to Last Light Inn after successful negotiations. 
  • However, if you decide to take the mountain pass, you will meet Kar’niss the Drider, who will offer to take you directly to the moonrise towers. Harpers will ambush you on your way to the moonrise towers. If you side with them and kill Kar’niss, they will take you to Jaheira as an ally. 

Once you reach the Last Light Inn, Jaheira will welcome you. At this point, you need to pass multiple persuasion checks to make her believe you. After that, Jaheira will allow you to stay at the Last Light Inn. 

How to save Jaheira from potential deaths

At this point in the game, enemies will attack the Last Light Inn. Marcus, an ally of Ketheric Thorm, will try to abduct Isobel from the inn. She is the one keeping the shadow curse at bay in this area. Make sure that you mount a counteroffensive and protect both Isobel and Jaheira.  

If you selected Dark Urge origins in the character creation, you would get an option to kill Isobel to earn the Slayer Form. This will make Jaheira angry, and she will attack you, making it almost impossible to save or recruit her. However, you can still convince Jaheira with persuasion that killing Isobel was not your fault. Select the following dialogue options. 

  • Convince Jaheira there was a terrible incident (DC 16 deception check) 
  • Convince Jaheira that an enemy infiltrated the Inn (DC 18 persuasion check)

After successfully thwarting the attack on Last Light Inn, you must find and protect Nightsong from the Gauntlet of Shar. Make sure that you don’t kill her or let Balthazar take her. Shadowheart must be kept in check as she desperately wants to kill Nightsong. If Nightsong dies in any way, this will kill both Isobel and Jaheira off-screen.

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If you want to kill Nightsong after Isobel and still want to recruit Jaheira, that sequence requires extreme precision. First, kill Isobel before Flaming Fist Marcus attacks the Inn. Convince Jaheira of your innocence and then side with Marcus to destroy the Last Light Inn. This will make Jaheria leave the Inn permanently. This is important to keep Jaheira alive as killing Nightsong will spread Shar’s Curse, eventually killing everyone inside the Last Light Inn.

Recruit Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3

Once you are done with saving Nightsong, the next course of action is to attack Moonrise Towers and put an end to Ketheric Thorm. Ask Jaheira to join the attack with her Army of Harpers. She will agree and join your party as a member. You can control Jaheira during the fights, but she is not a full-fledged recruit yet in Baldur’s Gate 3. 


We strictly recommend against letting Jaheira attack Moonrise Towers on her own (AI-controlled), as this will end in her dying uselessly.

Once Ketheric Thorm is down to his last quarter of health, he will escape the Moonrise towers via the Oubliette. Follow Ketheric Thorm, and you will notice Jaheira standing on the edge of Oubliette’s entrance. Talk to her and ask her the following question. 

  • Face Ketheric with me. 

Jaheira will gladly accept your offer and join your party as a permanent recruit in Baldur’s Gate 3. This will allow you to progress Jaheira’s story and even romance her successfully. 

If you don’t want to recruit Jaheira to your party yet, go through the Mind Flayer colony and kill Ketheric Thorm in his second phase. Once you obtain Ketheric Thorm’s Netherstone, Jaheira will appear at the location. This is your final chance to recruit her after completing Moonrise Towers. If you decide to proceed to Act 3 (Baldur’s Gate) without recruiting Jaheira, you won’t be able to find her again in the camp or any other location. 

TLDR: No, you can’t recruit Jaheira after Act 2.

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