Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart: Daughter Of Darkness Walkthrough

Daughter of Darkness companion quest spans multiple acts before coming to a conclusion and winding up Shadowheart's story in a meaningful way.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can complete Shadowheart’s companion quest, Daughter of Darkness, after recruiting her. You can find Shadowheart in a Mind Flayer Pod upon the ship, Nautiloid. Make sure you free her and then wake her up on the beach to successfully recruit her. 

Shadowheart is a reserved person and can’t be known easily as it requires engaging in conversations and aiding her in the obstacles that come in her path. Recruiting her has some advantages, as she is a cleric with great healing abilities. 

As you engage more with her over time, she will brief you partially about herself and her objectives. This will unlock her companion quest, “Daughter of Darkness,” in Baldur’s Gate 3. This quest will allow you to know her and delve deeper into her story, which has different outcomes, like romancing Shadowheart later.

How to complete Daughter of Darkness in Baldur’s Gate 3

This companion quest spans all three acts of Baldur’s Gate 3. However, you can do the following to advance into the Daughter of Darkness quest.

Daughter of Darkness quest in Act 1

During act one of BG3, there’s little that you can do in this companion quest, as it’s the very start of it. You start to know Shadowheart over time by performing specific actions as you progress through the Owlbear Cave. You will find Selune Gilded chest that will give you info about Selune, and later, when you confront Shadowheart, she will tell you it’s rubbish. That is when you will know that she is a worshipper of Shar.

Lae’zel and Shadowheart might provoke each other into a fight at the campsite. You can save Shadowheart, or she gets killed, or they become friends. Furthermore, when you pass through the Mountain Pass, she will also help you with your goal.

You can also go to the Underdark and proceed to Grymforge, find a Shar statue, and gift it to Shadowheart to learn more about her. You can do these things to progress in the Daughter of Darkness quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. We advise you to keep her in your party most of the time as you will gather more information.

Daughter of Darkness quest in Act 2

Shadowheart plays a significant role during Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3. One of the essential pillars of this act is the Gauntlet of Shar quest in Underdark

You will be solving puzzles, facing trials, and collecting Umbral gems. After you have completed all three trials in Gauntlet of Shar, you must find Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3, and this is a pivotal point of the story. If you save Nightsong, Shadowheart will change her views about Shar, question her objectives, and get a new hair color.

But if you kill Nightsong, Shadowheart will become a true devotee of Shar, and there will be no going back from it. We recommend you save Nightsong as it will play a significant part during Act 3, as she will have to save people crucially vital to her, and Shadowheart will also become romanceable. Killing Nightsong will lock you out of Shadowheart’s romance completely.

Daughter of Darkness quest in Act 3

During the final act, you will find yourself at the climax of the Daughter of Darkness companion quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. It will converge towards the Lower City at the House of Grief.

Investigate the House of Grief and proceed to confront Mother Superior Viconia DeVir. This will eventually lead to a fight when she asks you to hand over Shadowheart to her. After you defeat Mother Superior, you can question her about the whereabouts of Shadowheart’s parents, and she will tell you they reside in the Chamber of Loss. Proceed straight ahead until you reach the end.

This will conclude the Daughter of Darkness quest in BG3 with Shadowheart meeting her parents and knowing her true name.

If you had saved Nightsong, Shadowheart would give a peaceful farewell to her parents or release them from their captivity. But if you hadn’t saved Nightsong, then this would lead to Shadowheart killing her parents as a final act and then losing the memory of her parents again.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Daughter of Darkness quest rewards

After the quest, you will come upon the Mirror of Loss, from where you can acquire rewards by offering a suitable part of yourself, such as a piece of your memory. The mirror of loss can also buff one of your stats and debuff another one as an equal exchange.

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