All Shadowheart Endings In Baldur’s Gate 3

Shadowheart has two endings in Baldur's Gate 3 storyline which depends if you spare or kill Nightsong and also on her parent's life.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can choose from different Shadowheart Endings when you Find Nightsong in Act 2. Shadowheart endings in Baldur’s G3 depend on whether you spare or kill Nightsong

In the Shadowfell, you will find Nightsong and Balthazar. While talking to Balthazar, you can give Nightsong to Thorm or fight Balthazar and protect Nightsong. If you give Nightsong to Thorm, Shadowheart will leave your party immediately.

BG3 Shadowheart spares the Nightsong ending

After you defeat Balthazar and his minions, Shadowheart will arrive. Shar has instructed her to drive the Spear of Night through Nightsong’s heart. Shar has promised Shadowheart that she will be turned into the Dark Justiciar if she kills Nightsong. Nightsong will tell you that Shadowheart’s memories have been tampered with, and she does not know the true story of her origin.

You must roll a successful Persuasion Check if you don’t want Shadowheart to kill Nightsong. She will throw away the spear when you pass the check and spare Nightsong’s life. She will then change her attire, have full body armor, and ask for assistance to kill Ketheric Thorm in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

When Thorm is defeated, Nightsong will tell Shadowheart about her parents and that they are still alive. They are imprisoned in the House of Grief. You will need to go and visit the house. 

Before going to the House of Grief, Shadowheart’s attire will change, and her hair will turn white. You must now visit the House of Grief in Baldur’s Gate 3. Here, you will meet the Mother Superior, the Viconia DeVir, who will demand you to hand over Shadowheart to them. In return, you will get the full support of the Devotees of Shar. This will, however, permanently remove Shadowheart from your party. 

If you side with Shadowheart and refuse, a fight will commence against Mother Superior. Once defeated, she will explain all about what had happened to Shadowheart’s memories. You will also find an old friend here, Nocturne

When you reach the Chambers of Loss, you will find Shadowheart’s parents. They will call her by her real name, Jenevelle Hallowleaf. There, Shar will appear again, and you will have two choices; free Shadowheart’s parents or kill them.

Shadowheart kills her parents

For this Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart ending, Shadowheart will kill her parents. If you let her do that, they will be turned into Moonmotes. This will happen once she saves Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3. According to Shadowheart, these moonmotes will always have a shadow on her throughout her lifetime and remove Shar’s curse from her. 

During the following dialogues, she will tell you about all the good memories she had with her parents in front of the Selune Statue. Shadowheart will also tell you about their guidance and presence. If you are romancing Shadowheart, she will stay with you after the ending. She will be sad and miss her parents but decides to have a better future with you. 

Shadowheart saves her parents

You can also let Shadowheart save her family. For this, you will need to pass Religion or Persuasion check. When passed, they will be freed, and Shadowheart will be reunited with her family. They will express their love and acceptance of Shadowheart, and there will be a touching family reunion scene at Selune’s Statue. This also leads to Shadowheart’s romance ending, where after the fight against the Netherbrain in Baldur’s Gate 3 you get to live happily with her and her parents.

Shadowheart Kills the Nightsong ending

During this Shadowheart Ending in Baldur’s Gate 3, Shadowheart will kill Nightsong. Now, she can choose to be loyal to Shar and kill Nightsong. Being loyal to Shar will allow her to become the Dark Justiciar and strengthen the bonds with Shar. Shadowheart will also get the Shar’s Spear of Evening, a legendary weapon with great damage. 

She will also get Shar’s Blessing and Shar’s Darkness, but when she becomes the Dark Justiciar, the possibility of romancing Shadowheart becomes almost impossible. Shadowheart’s desire for any relationship vanishes once she becomes a Dark Justiciar so you can say goodbye to her romance. 

After Shadowheart has killed the Nightsong and become the Dark Justiciar, she will be tasked to kill Thorm. Next, she must cleanse the church in the House of Grief on the orders of Shar. 

You will be welcomed at the door when you enter the House of Grief. Inside the inner chamber, there will be a fight against the Mother Superior, Viconia DeVir. This time, you will be aided by all the followers of Shar in the chamber. Now, from here, you must enter the Chamber of Loss and find Shadowheart’s parents. You will have two choices: kill or spare Shadowheart’s parents for different endings in BG3.

Shadowheart kills her parents

Shadowheart will regain all her memories from the forest during the final test. Now, when you let Shadowheart do what’s right, she will proclaim that she should kill her parents and become faithful to Shar. She will then kill her parents and gain more strength and blessing from Shar. 

After Shar’s gone, you can ask about her parents, and Shadowheart will reply that they are mere sacrifices for the greater good and were worth it. However, she will become the leader of Shar’s forces and have Shar’s powers at her fingertips. This will be the bad Shadowheart Ending for you in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

Shadowheart saves her parents

During the recollection of Shadowheart’s memories, you will also have the option to stop Shadowheart and save her parents before the ending. You will then need to pass a PersuasionInsight, or Charisma check; if you pass, she will set them free, but she will not get the Blessing of Shar

She will also get a parting gift from Shar, the memories of all the times she practiced on her parents and inflicted pain and suffering on them.

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