PSA: If You Want Karlach In Your Baldur’s Gate 3 Party, Don’t Do This (BG3)

Avoid making the same mistake I did.

I made a grave, grave mistake. See, in the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, you’re able to bring a wide variety of different companions along for the journey, and one that had caught my eye from early screenshots shared by friends and coworkers was Karlach, the Tiefling with a heart of Gold. While many of my colleagues have been able to add her to their party, I’ve been locked out of her companionship, all due to one mistake that I made early on in the game. Don’t be like me, and learn from my mistakes.

Where Can I Find Karlach In Baldur’s Gate 3?

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If you’re hoping to add Karlach to your story as soon as possible, you’ll want to make a trip to the Forest near the Risen Road coordinates (X:111, Y:503) and find her near the river. If you’ve done things correctly and didn’t make the same mistakes that I did, you can recruit her into your party and bring her along for the ride of your life. However, if you did commit the mortal sins that I have, her heart of Gold will instantly harden, telling you where to go and how to get there.

What Should You Avoid Doing To Make Karlach Angry In Baldur’s Gate 3?

Warning: Mild Spoilers For Baldur’s Gate 3 Below

Since Baldur’s Gate 3 is my first real experience with CRPG-styled gaming, I’ve just been pushing through and doing what I think is right. When you go to Emerald Grove, also known as the Druid Camp, you’ll run into a Tiefling named Zevlor. He’ll task you with a simple goal; eliminate the Druid leader, so they can continue living their lives peacefully. You can take a much more civil approach to this situation, but my Rock Gnome Rouge mind said to use violence to solve the problem.

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I figured, sure, why not eliminate her? That seems like a great option. It turns out, however, that the death of one leads to the death of many, with the Tieflings eliminating every other Druid in the camp, leaving it desolate and empty. However, it seems that word spreads fast. I had never seen nor spoken to Karlach in my time in BG3, but she knew exactly what I did.

Even after trying to cast the spell of Rizz on her, aka trying different Checks and succeeding, she still wanted nothing to do with me. I tried everything in my bag of tricks, from save-scumming so I could kill her, resurrect her, and try again, but the luck of the dice was not on my side. I even left the area, changed my appearance to that of a Tiefling with a spell, and tried again. She could still see through my disguise, but I could not change her disgust with me.

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So, if you’re hoping to add this big, red woman to your team, you need to seek her out as quickly as possible or ensure you don’t follow the orders of Zevlor. It’s a shame that I won’t be able to have her join my adventure, but I also understand why she would be upset with me. Is it dramatic to say that I’m about ready to start my adventure over so I can bring her on to my team? Asking for a friend.

No matter if you’re a master of nailing the Critical Roll, or you’re someone that doesn’t even know what the Karmic Dice system is, be sure to check out our Baldur’s Gate section below to get your hands on countless different tips and tricks that can help you avoid situations like this from happening in your adventure.

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Shaun Cichacki

As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.