Baldur’s Gate 3: How Much Time Do You Have to Rescue Orin’s Victim – Answered

Reloading until she leaves Bae'zel alone

Baldur’s Gate 3 is such an interesting game. Some side quests are open, and will stay open, until you decide to leave the Act entirely. But some side quests are time gated, and failure to complete them can mean a character dies forever. To that end, here’s how much time you have to rescue Orin’s victim in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Is Orin’s Rescue Orin’s Victim Quest Timed? – Answered

Act 3 is a careful balancing act. The moment you head too far into the sewers, there’s a very good chance that you’ll stumble across one of your companions who, you guessed it, is Orin in disguise.

This party member, who seems to be restricted to being either Lae’zel, Halsin, or Gale, will then completely vanish from your camp. You’re then given an order from Orin: kill Gortash or lose your companion forever.

And once your party member is kidnapped, you have all the time in the world to save them.

Yes, no matter how many long rests you take, Orin will keep your party member alive and untouched. They won’t even come home with any new trauma. But you can lose them if you fail to handle her discussion at the altar where you fight her correctly.

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So, go out and do those side quests. Take those long rests. And if she takes a companion that you really need, feel free to reload. Lae’zel is my mutli-hitting muscle, so I reloaded until Orin took Gale instead. Sorry, wizard buddy.

But if you want to know about a choice that will really matter, and can have your party member permanently lead, then look no farther than all the choices you can make when Astarion finally meets his vampire master.

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