Baldur's Gate 3 BG3: how relationship, romance, approval work?

In Baldur's Gate 3 (BG3), you can start relationships with your companions but it's not really that easy. A companion's perception of you is influenced by a variety of your activities, choices and dialogues. In this article, we’ll share some useful tips on how to enter into a relationship with your companions.   

First, you need to gain a lot of sympathy or approval ratings and the following actions affect the opinion of your character:

- Dialogues with your companions.

- Dialogues with all other characters in BG3.

- Choices you make as part of quests.

- Factions you ally with or against.

- Romance with a companion also affects other companions' opinions of your character.

If you want to start a romance with your companion, it is essential that they first have a favorable opinion of you. You should make an effort to get to know your companions better in order to comprehend their worldviews, as each one has a different set of ideals. This is made possible in large part by the variety of dialogue options that are available to you whenever you connect with a companion in the open game world or in the camp.

If one of your companions has a question mark, there is generally a conversation going on that will affect how people perceive you. Even if you are only talking to one companion, the others will be listening in and will either agree or disagree with your statements. It's quite difficult to keep all followers happy with this, so you should choose a specific character to get closer to.

Once in a while, one of your companions will step in before a decision is made, outlining exactly how they would handle the circumstance. If you agree with him, it doesn't mean that everyone else does too. However, the secret to developing a romantic relationship is to support your chosen partner in their personal objectives.

It won't take long for you to start having new dialogue with your selected companion if you frequently act in a way that supports their viewpoints. The chance to establish a romance arises when you start a romantic conversation with him. If you don't mess it up, more conversation and increased intimacy will follow.

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Romanceable Companions in Baldur's Gate 3


Gale is arguably the most helpful companion in Baldur's Gate 3. So offer your assistance wherever you can, but only if the people you are helping are being treated unfairly. 


Lae'zel's opinion frequently differs from that of your other companions. She is most passionate about one thing: combat. Almost always, when given the opportunity to choose the sword over dialogue, she stands behind you and welcomes your intentions. You could also say: Whenever you disagree with Shadowheart, Lae'zel is for it.


Astarion has a narrow focus on his own interests and is selfish. So he appreciates it when you always do what he wants. For example, you can let him suck your blood in the camp and always agree with his vampiric desires.


Wyll hates goblins and wants to engage them in battle at all costs. In order to win Wyll's favor, you should typically opt to fight when a decision must be made. Additionally, Wyll is a moral individual, therefore he frequently supports your moral decisions.


Shadowheart likes helpful and self-confident characters who are not afraid to show off their skills. For example, she consents to you if...

... you want to take a stray into your camp.
... Guex presents your sword fighting technique in the druid grove.
... sees finding a cure as a top priority.
...or makes short work of goblins.

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