Baldur’s Gate 3: Should You Sleep With the Emperor – Answered (BG3)

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One of the oddest choices you’ll have to make in your Baldur’s Gate journey is whether you should sleep with the Emperor. Yes, I’m talking about the Mindflayer who’s been in your head, peer-pressuring you to eat the Astral tadpole. And I’ve taken that tentacley bullet so you don’t have to. Here’s whether you should sleep with the Emperor in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3: What Happens if You Sleep with the Emperor – Answered

Act 3 in Baldur’s Gate is really something else. Mizora’s throwing herself at your feet, you can sleep with drow siblings, and now the Emperor’s infiltrating your dreams shirtless.

And yeah, for the sake of writing a good guide, I’ve explored each and every option. And sleeping with the Emperor is one of the more benign bed buddies you can have, with no consequences. Except for some intense judgment from your companions. 

To make the Emperor a potential tryst (unfortunately, a real relationship isn’t possible) it’s likely that you’ll have to select open, trusting options in your past conversations with him. You’ll need to examine a few artifacts or have a conversation with him about his old partner in his hideout. Then you’ll need to claim the Emperor’s Sword, at the center of that hideout.

Once that’s done, go to camp and have a long rest. The Emperor will appear in your dreams… wearing very little. He’ll make some pretty obvious overtures at you, and if you’re down to slam with some tentacles, lean into it. 

If you’d prefer your Dream Guardian, you can also make a comment about wondering where his mouth is, and he’ll select a form that’s easier for you to “navigate”. 

After the deed is done, a portal will open that will have three of your companions stare at the two of you in abject horror and disgust. But they’ll never once comment on it! Kind of a shame, really.

Your romantic partner also doesn’t seem to care. The only person who will ever comment is Orpheus, should you free him. 

Now, if tentacles aren’t your thing, maybe demons are. But before you explore the depths of hell with Mizora, you should know what you’re getting into

About the Author

Daphne Fama

A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms