Baldur’s Gate 3 Nightsong Choice: Kill or Save

Baldur’s Gate 3 is full of important decisions that will affect the future of many characters and the Nightsong choice is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make.

Players can choose to influence Shadowheart’s decision and either kill or save Nightsong.

Killing Nightsong will lead to the death of many NPCs and grant the Shar’s Spear of the Evening weapon. Instead, saving Nightsong will keep these NPCs alive and grant Selune’s Spear of the Night weapon.

In this guide, I will showcase the consequences of both Nightfall choices in BG3 to help players decide whether to save or kill her.

BG3 Nightsong Choice

At the end of Act 2, after obtaining four Umbral Gems and defeating Balthazar, players will have to take a stand in the argument between Shadowheart and Nightsong.

Specifically, they have two options:

  • Trust Shadowheart and kill Nightsong.
  • Persuade Shadowheart to save Nightsong.

Each choice will have different consequences and rewards. Let’s examine each Nightsong option in turn.

Shadowheart Choice – Kill Nightsong

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Players can let Shadowheart kill Nightsong. She will use the Spear of Night to stab her in Baldur’s Gate 3. As a result, players will gain Shar’s Spear of the Evening, a legendary weapon that deals 6-16 damage with the following abilities:

  • Shar’s Blessing – Saving throws advantage when obscured. Deal extra 1d6 damage to obscured creatures.
  • Blind Immunity – The user can’t be blinded.
  • Shar’s Darkness – Level two Evocation spell.

However, as a result of killing Nightsong, the following NPCs will die:

  • Isobel
  • Jaheira
  • Dammon
  • Art Cullagh

Lastly, romancing Shadowheart will become harder since she’ll devote herself to her deity.

Shadowheart Choice – Save Nightsong

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The second option involves changing Shadowheart’s mind and saving Nightsong in BG3. To do this, players will need to pass a DC 21 Charisma check.

If successful, Shadowheart will throw away the Spear of the Night and Nightsong will reveal she’s one of Selune’s daughters.

As a reward for saving Nightsong, players will get the Moonlight Glaive rare weapon and the Selune’s Spear of Night legendary weapon.

Moonlight Glaive deals 4-16 damage, has +2 weapon enchantment, and its ability makes it shine with a glowing light with a 6-meter radius. Selune’s Spear of Night deals 6-11 damage and has the following abilities:

  • Selune’s Blessing – Wisdom saving throws and Perception checks advantage
  • Darkvision – Can see up to 12 meters in the dark
  • Moonbeam – Level three Evocation spell
  • Moonmote – Class action
  • +3 Weapon Enchantment

Additionally, the only NPC that will die as a result of this Nightsong choice in Baldur’s Gate 3 is Ketheric Thorm. Lastly, players will be able to advance Shadowheart romance more easily after this outcome.

Should you Kill or Save Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Storywise, it appears to be significantly better to save Nightsong in BG3 as this will keep more NPCs alive and allow you to progress through different story paths and sidequests later in the game.

With Nightsong alive, you’ll be able to progress Karlach’s quest and enlist Halsin later in the game. Additionally, it will be easier to romance Shadowheart.

Wrapping up

To sum up this Nightsong choice guide in Baldur’s Gate 3, players should choose to save Nightsong as it will keep various NPCs alive and allow them to progress certain questlines later on.

For this, they’ll need to pass a DC 21 Charisma check, but it’s well worth the effort; especially if you want to romance Shadowheart.

Did you succeed in the Charisma check? What did you decide in the end? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Before leaving, if you’re interested in trying different games, check out our guides on the best Ravager choice in Remnant 2 and how to pause in Jagged Alliance 3.


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