Who Is The Guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3

Let u explore the identity of the Guardian or the Dream Visitor in Baldur's Gate 3.

The Guardian is a mysterious character that you can create alongside your character at the beginning of your journey in Baldur’s Gate 3. The whole premise of Baldur’s Gate 3 revolves around a strange parasite occupying players’ brains and turning them into a mind flayer over time. The strange character, the guardian, is a dream visitor and is somehow connected to the Illithid Tadpole in your brain.

Before proceeding, we would like to remind you that this page contains no spoilers for the game, so newcomers and veterans can proceed freely.

Who is the guardian in Baldur’s Gate 3?

This is a million-dollar question, especially for the players just starting their journey. Guardian is a secondary character or the only NPC that you can create during character creation. You can only choose race (sub-race) and appearance (appearance, makeup, body art) for the guardian (minus the Dragonborn). There is no way to select the class (sub-class) or guardian’s abilities.

The question remains. What happened to the character that you spent a lot of time creating under the alias of the Guardian? Well, Guardian only appears in players’ dreams in the beginning. It is impossible to interact with the guardian in the earlier sections of the game. They only appear once you rest at the camp after using the Illithid Parasite powers.

As the story progresses and you free the first druid, Halsin, the Guardian makes another appearance and urges you not to remove the parasite from your brain.


We still recommend you allow Volo to attempt eye surgery for a sweet reward. If you want to progress Lae’zel’s companion quest, give it another go at the Githyanki Creche Y’llek.

The Guardian will ask you to embrace the powers of the Mind Flayer worm and not worry about using them. The Guardian also reveals that you survived the crash because they saved you. The next meeting happens after you take down the Goblin Camp. The Guardian explains that the goblins were under the influence of the Absolute and have no other choice.


The longer you rest, the more chances you will have to meet the guardian.

Should you trust the Guardian?

Trusting someone in Baldur’s Gate 3 means ruining your relationship with another companion. It all boils down to personal preferences. However, we recommend that you trust Guardian as it will only strengthen you. You can allow him to evolve you later in the game.

Doing so will also unlock the option to romance the Guardian, and you can witness a sex scene with an Illithid. Some of your companions, like Lae’zel or Halsin, won’t be happy, but you can follow their approval guides to tackle this problem.

What is the true identity of the Guardian?

Despite the game being out for several months now, this is something we don’t want to spoil. It is one of the best surprises and a major story plot for Baldur’s Gate 3. We urge the players to find out the identity of the Guardian themselves, as this is an unmissable event. It will happen at the beginning of Act 3.

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Usman is an Associate Editor at Segmentnext who is obsessed with retro gaming. His love for video games begins all the way back in 91 with Final Fight on arcades and is still going strong ...