Baldur’s Gate 3: Minsc Romance Guide

The Ranger with a hamster is a massive catch in Baldur's gate 3. But do you know if you can romance him or not?

Minsc is a ranger and a returning character from Baldur’s Gate 3. He is accompanied by his fan-favorite hamster, known as Boo. He is also the last companion you can recruit later in the game. In this guide, we will look If and How you can romance Minsc in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Can you Romance Minsc?

Despite Larian’s previous claims of making all the companions romanceable, they decided to reserve the feature exclusive to the original characters. As Minsc is a returning character like Jaheira, this means you can’t romance him. And that means no romance scene with the bulking ranger, either.

However, you can recruit Minsc as a companion and even earn his approval and disapproval.

Minsc’s location in Baldur’s Gate 3

Minsc can be recruited later in Act 3 as you reach the Lower City sewers. Make your way to the Abandoned Cistern (X: -200, Y: 867) and solve its puzzle. Make sure you have Jaheira in your team as a companion at this point.

Once you enter the now unlocked door, you will notice Minsc alongside fake Jaheira. Kill her and knock out Minsc with a non-lethal blow. This will break Absolute’s control over his brain. Follow him, and once he recovers his pet hamster, boo, ask him to join your party.

If you have recruited Jaheira, Minsc will ask about her. Upon confirming she is alive, Minsc will gladly join your party as a companion. You can ask the Guardian to grant him the protection that has been offered to you.

Minsc Approval Choices

You can take the following actions to earn Minsc approval in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  • Committing acts of bravery and heroism.
  • Be kind to animals, especially his pet hamster, Boo.
  • Avoiding mindless carnage and slaughter.
  • Siding with him and Jaheira against the Murder Tribunal.
  • Supporting your party members.

Minsc Disapproval Choices

The following actions can likely decrease his approval: 

  • Committing acts of cowardness and showing vulnerability. 
  • Committing acts of treason.
  • Doing actions that might hurt his sentiments and morale regarding his love for animals.
  • Siding with the Murder Tribunal or becoming an Unholy Assassin of Bhaal (this will make him leave immediately).
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