Baldur’s Gate 3: Halsin Romance Guide

Hold on to your thirst. We will be helping you woo the man bear in Baldur's Gate 3, but it will take time and patience.

Halsin is the first Druid by title and the Druid Grove leader. This shapeshifting bear is the upholder of the law and has invested his life in defeating the Goblins and removing the Shadow Curse. Halsin is the last companion you can recruit and romance in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Finding Halsin, recruiting him, keeping him in the party, and then romancing him is extremely difficult in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you miss a single required step, you can say goodbye to having sex with this magnificent man-bear. In this guide, we will cover all the steps act-wise so you won’t miss out on a thing.

Halsin Location in Baldur’s Gate 3

As soon as you enter Druid Grove, you will be tasked with finding Halsin. He went to investigate the Goblin Camp and hasn’t returned since. Go to the Goblin Camp, which is West of the Druid Grove and the Blighted Village. Once inside the camp, go to the Worg Pens inside the Shattered Sanctum (north of the Goblin camp map).

You will notice some children hurting a bear inside a cage. Talk to the bear using the Talk with the Animals spell, and you will learn his identity. Make the goblin children run away, and the bear will return to its original form, Halsin. Open his cage, and he will leave for the Emerald Grove.

Halsin’s approval Choices

Gaining approval from any companion is vital to romancing them. This requires you to do specific acts which are liked by the character of your choice. As each character has a distinct personality, their likings also vary. Once you have enough approval from your companions, the approval meter is in the green, and you can invite them to bed and start the romance route.

Halsin has a deep respect for nature and wildlife. He is an upstanding citizen who never breaks laws. To earn Halsin’s approval, you must precisely perform the following acts.

  • Rescue Halsin from the Worg pens in the Goblin Camp.
  • Help him save the Druid Grove and the Tiefling refugees.
  • Kill the Goblin Leaders.
  • Treat animals and children with love and respect.
  • Don’t break any law like stealing.
  • Refuse to Steal the Sacred Druid Idol.
  • Be a kind person, and don’t indulge in unnecessary violence.
  • Listen to him and respond positively.

Halsin’s Disapproval Choices

The following acts or choices will make Halsin dislike you instantly. Don’t repeat these acts; they will decrease your approval rating, making Halsin leave the party.

  • Side with Goblins to attack the Emerald Grove (Halsin will leave immediately).
  • Showing love for the Goblins.
  • Hurting innocent people or animals.
  • Trying to start a fight where matters can be resolved diplomatically.
  • Siding with the followers of the Absolute.
  • Making fun of him and his Druidic beliefs.

Halsin Romance in Act 1

After you rescue Halsin from the Goblin Camp, he will ask you to find and kill all three goblin leaders. He will leave for the grove, and his companion quest won’t progress until you do what he requested.


As of patch 6, you can knock out Minthara instead of killing her, and Halsin will still register it as a kill. This will allow you to recruit both Halsin and Minthara in the same playthrough.

Once the goblin crisis is averted by killing Dror Ragzlin and True Soul Gut (knocking out Minthara), the Druid Grove will be saved. There will be no attack, and everyone will celebrate at night. If you find Halsin at the camp during the party, you have done everything right and are ready to proceed to Act 2. However, you won’t be able to recruit or romance Halsin yet.

Halsin Romance in Act 2

You won’t be able to romance Halsin in Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3. But this act plays a vital role in the progression of getting laid with the bear. Once you reach the Last Light Inn, Save Isobel and complete the Wake Up Art Cullagh side quest. This will prompt Halsin to Save Thaniel and Lift the Shadow Curse.

As you help Halsin rescue Thaniel, he will join your party as a companion. Progress through the story and then kill Ketheric Thorm. This will permanently remove the Shadow Curse from this land, and Halsin will accompany you to Act 3.


If you progress into Act 3 without saving Thaniel or removing the Shadow Curse, Halsin will stay back and kill your chances of romancing him.

Halsin Romance in Act 3

Act 3 is where you can romance Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3, but there is no definite trigger. For us, it was the first long rest after reaching the Wyrm Crossing. We have had enough of Halsin’s approval, and the long rest triggered it.

Halsin will have a prompt over his head at the camp, which means you can talk to him. During the conversation, reply with the following dialogue choices.

  • What are you saying exactly?

As we were already in a committed relationship at this point, we selected the following dialogue options.

  • I would be lying if I said I wasn’t interested. But I am already in a relationship.
  • I will speak to Shadowheart (your options may vary).
  • I want you. Consider things ended between Shadowheart and I.

Take a long rest, and upon bedroll, Halsin will join you. If you want to romance him in his man (Druid) form, reply with.

  • I am flattered that I have that effect on you. Now come here.

This will start a sex scene, which allows you to have a relationship with Halsin onwards.

However, if you want the Bear form of Halsin, select the following dialogue options after the bedroll.

  • Don’t apologize. I like it.
  • Change back again. Let me have the beast, and the beast have me.
  • Large is what I am here for.

This will lead to an extremely raunchy and controversial sex scene between you and Bear Halsin. This also marks the end of the romance route.

Halsin Romance in Epilogue

If you take Halsin with you to confront the Elder Brain, he will leave for the Shadow Cursed Lands, where Thaniel is. You can join him and spend the rest of your days with him. This was added with the massive patch 6.


There is a bug that stops you from advancing Halsin’s romance in Epilogue. He will be stuck if you don’t take him as an active party member to defeat the Elder Brain. You can kiss him, but he won’t leave to finish his story.

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