Baldur’s Gate 3: Minthara Romance Guide

The evil Drow of your dreams in Baldur's Gate 3 is a difficult but a worthy catch.

Romancing Minthara in Baldur’s Gate 3 has been extremely complex since patch 5. She is a ruthless Goblin Leader but one of the many companion options you can romance. However, she is not an easy one. There are two ways to romance her now: following an evil path (short) or being a good person (long).

Due to their overly complex nature, we will cover both romance options in detail below. Follow everything step-by-step so you won’t ruin your chances with Minthara.


We will be taking a different approach this time. Instead of concentrating on Recruiting Minthara, we will dive straight into Acts, which will adequately cover both aspects.

How to get Minthara’s approval

Earning your companion’s approval is the most crucial step in romance with them. The more your approval, the better your chances with them will be. Getting Minthara’s approval in Baldur’s Gate 3 involves making questionable decisions. You must side with the bad guys and make your companions turn against you. To gain Minthara’s approval, you need to:

  • Turn against Druids and Tieflings.
  • Fight alongside the Goblins.
  • Show no signs of cowardice and make courageous and decisive choices.
  • Not undermining the Absolute at all and consistently demonstrating loyalty to them.
  • Get along with companion Minthara’s interests and show loyalty to her.
  • By being ruthless in your actions.

Minthara’s Disapproval choices

As a goblin leader, Minthara abhors weakness in any form. She doesn’t like compassionate people and hates cowards. The following acts will earn you her disapproval in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  • Being diplomatic during conversations.
  • Siding with the Tieflings and trying to protect Druid Grove.
  • Killing goblins and badmouthing the Absolute.
  • Being racist towards the Drows.
  • Refusing her advances in the camp.

Minthara Romance in Act 1

Act 1 lays the foundation of your romance with Minthara. To go the evil route, once you reach the Goblin Camp, ensure you don’t hurt or kill any other Goblin Leaders. Be on friendly terms with everyone else while doing the acts that will earn Minthara’s approval in the long run.

Find Minthara inside her chambers. She is in the Northwest part of the Shattered Sanctum, past Dror Ragzlin and True Soul Gut chambers. Once you talk to her, immediately submit to her will and disclose the location of Druid Grove to her.


Make sure not to free Halsin as he will leave immediately at this point and warn everyone.

This will anger many of your party members. Now, return to Druid Grove and wait for the goblin forces to attack under Minthara’s leadership. Open the gates for her party and slaughter everyone inside the grove. However, this will cause Wyll and Karlach to leave you immediately. Talk to Minthara and select the following dialogue options.

  • It has been a privilege to fight alongside you.
  • Embrace the change.
  • Open your mind.

Once you are done, use the camp option for a long rest. This will start a party where goblins will join you. Talk to Minthara; she will immediately ask you to join your bed. Select bed roll, and Minthara will join you for a sex scene. However, she won’t stay at your party and will leave.


As of patch 6, the bug that would stop Minthara’s romance from progressing beyond Act 1 has been fixed.

Don’t raid Druid Grove for a good playthrough in which you can recruit both Halsin and Minthara and stop Wyll and Karlach from leaving. Kill both Dror Ragzlin and True Soul Gut. When you meet Minthara, make her temporarily hostile and knock her out with a non-lethal strike. This is of the utmost importance. Loot her body and leave.

This is all you need to know about Act 1. Halsin will register it as a victory, and a massive party will be thrown at Druid Grove because you removed the goblin threat.

Minthara Romance in Act 2

No matter what you do in Act 1, Minthara will be captured by Ketheric Thorm and put in the prison of Moonrise Towers. She will be executed for failing to find Shadowheart’s Artefact. This will start the “Decide Minthara’s Fate” side quest.

Once you reach the Moonrise Towers, go to its basement to find Minthara being tortured. We recommend that you follow the passive route, as fighting the enemies in Ketheric’s stronghold is not recommended.

Pass a lot of checks to convince the jailers to let her go. As soon as you escort her out of the tower, talk to her, and she will join your party as a companion. She will move to your camp where you can talk to her during the rest. If you have a rating of 40 or above for Minthara’s approval, this will take your relationship to the next level.

Support her against Orin and reply with the following dialogue options.

  • Open your mind. Let her in.
  • A lover.
  • What does she see?

This is all for Act 2, which will start your romance with Minthara in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Minthara Romance in Act 3

Keep earning Minthara’s approval in Act 3 as you progress with the main quest. This will lead you to Orin inside the Temple of Bhaal to obtain her netherstone. Once you kill Orin, this will also conclude Minthara’s companion quest. You can talk to her during the next long rest and reassure her of your feelings.

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