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Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Really Upset Your Companion And The Price You’d Pay

Baldur's Gate 3: How To Really Upset Your Companion And The Price You’d Pay

Romance is an intricate part of Baldur’s Gate 3. Some players have invested hours trying to get their companion to sleep with them without success. However, thanks to a Redditor, you can now easily tell what you have been doing wrong.

Baldur's Gate 3: How To Really Upset Your Companion And The Price You’d Pay

If you have played Baldur’s Gate 3, one of the things you should have figured out by now is how the decisions you make affect how the story unfolds. By delving into a publicly shared script, the Redditor with the username sudosussudio uncovered the decisions that will upset your companion the most.

The Redditor shared 11 of the worst decisions that will set you back between 15 to 100 points in your companion’s approval rating. The points you accrue will determine if you will romance your companion or engage more deeply through side quests.

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Therefore, dropping points can significantly alter how you experience the story. While dropping 15 to 20 points can affect your experience in the short term, you can easily recover them within a short time from subsequent 5 to 10 points decisions.

What you should be worried about are the decisions that wipe 30 to 100 points off your approval ratings. It will take long hours of gameplay and good decisions to bounce back from those ones—and there is a big IF there.

What Baldur’s Gate 3 decisions will cost you 15 to 30 points?

Baldur's Gate 3: How To Really Upset Your Companion And The Price You’d Pay

Sudosussudio’ research was driven by the curiosity to know “the most disapproval you could get from a single choice”.  Therefore, wading through the game’s script, the user found something that would surely excite fans of Baldur’s Gate 3.

However, sudosussudio pointed out that the script used for the research was for 1.0. We know that Baldur’s Gate 3 has gotten quite a handful of hotfixes since it was released. Therefore, there are chances that some of the point deductions may have been altered.

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From the details that the Redditor shared, there are at least 9 decisions that will wipe between 15 to 30 points off your companion’s approval rating. They include;

  • Shaming Astarion for biting a Drow girl’s neck (-15 points)
  • Stopping Astarion from turning you into his vampire spawn close to the end of his romance quest (-15 points)
  • Tell the mighty Gale that he cannot look at the book about the Crown of Karsus after you acquire it (-20 points)
  • Agreeing with the Emperor Mind Flayer that Minsc (Jaheira’s longtime ally) is not worth protecting (-20 points)
  • Defeat Gortash without including Karlach in your party (-20 points)
  • Giving up Shadowheart to Viconia (-20 points)
  • Telling Karlach “I had my fun with you. That was enough for me” (-30 points)
  • Refusing to hand Gale a magic item after he begged twice (-30 points)
  • Consistently denying your vampire nature to Gale while playing as Astarion (-30 points)

The unforgivable decisions you should never make in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3: How To Really Upset Your Companion And The Price You’d Pay

While 30 points is a lot, it is nothing compared to the penalty for the two last decisions shared by the Redditor. It is safe to say that you may never recover from these really bad decisions, and they will significantly alter your story experience in the long haul.

The first of the two really awful decisions is offering Jaheira or Minsc or both to Savevok as a sacrifice to Bhaal during the murder tribunal. Doing that will wipe out 50 points from your companion approval rating.

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When I saw this, it quickly brought to mind the story of Abraham and his son Isaac. Even when Abraham tried to sacrifice Isaac, there were no hard feelings in the end. Well, not in Baldur’s Gate 3. In case the same Bible story comes to your head while playing Baldur’s Gate 3, just know that your companions will not smile and wave it aside as the little Isaac did.

According to the list shared by sudosussudio, the worst decision in Baldur’s Gate 3 is telling Karlach that the intimate romance you just shared with her was a mistake. That is really the height of a b**chy attitude that you shouldn’t use on anyone, even in real life.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, that attitude will cost you 100 approval points. However, in real life, it may cost you even more.

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