Shadowheart has to go back to where her journey began in Baldur’s Gate 3, and that means facing off against Viconia DeVir within the House of Grief. There are a few different outcomes to this questline, but if you choose to fight, you must decide whether you kill Viconia or let her run off with her life intact.
Should You Kill Viconia or Not in BG3?
The short answer is yes, you should kill Viconia DeVir in Baldur’s Gate 3. Not only does it destroy any loose ends that could come back to haunt Shadowheart, but you can even gain approval from party members such as Minsc. If you chose to fight Viconia, you already erased the chance of getting her as an ally, and her life is only a danger for your companion.
Jaheira is the only party member who will disapprove of you killing Viconia DeVir in BG3. After all, Jaheira, Minsc, and Viconia are all returning characters. It only makes sense that they have their own reactions to the killing of an old friend. However, I didn’t play the older Baldur’s Gate games, and I have no attachment to the cold-hearted elf that ruined Shadowheart’s life.
Now, remember that the answer may be different if you don’t want to fight at all. If you hand Shadowheart over to Viconia, you can gain her as an ally in the major battle against the Elder Brain. Of course, that means losing Shadowheart and ruining her life all over again, and most players likely won’t go down that road.
For roleplay purposes, there really is no way to justify keeping Viconia alive. But at the end of the day, it all depends on the kind of character you want to play. Compared to other choices, killing Viconia or keeping her alive won’t ruin the main story in Baldur’s Gate 3.
After you’ve dealt with Viconia in BG3, learn how you can use the Mirror of Loss for one final bonus.