Baldur’s Gate 3: Shadowheart Romance Guide

Are you looking for a new romantic companion? This Shadowheart romance guide in BG3 will explain everything you need to know to progress your relationship with Shadowheart.

Shadowheart is one of the central NPCs in the game and players will be called to make decisions about her often. It’s essential to choose the right options if you want her to become more friendly toward you and eventually reveal romantic feelings.

In this Shadowheart romance guide for Baldur’s Gate 3, I will list all the choices you need to make to romance Shadowheart.

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Shadowheart Romance Guide in BG3 – All Choices

Shadowheart romance guide in Baldur's Gate 3.

To romance Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must encourage her faith in Shar, use Persuasion and Deception often, take her side in arguments, and motivate her to share more regarding her past.

By making the right decisions in Acts 1 and 2, players will be able to engage in some romantic scenes and have their romance with Shadowheart peak in Act 3.

At the start of the game, make sure to save Shadowheart from her trapped pod. She will wash up on the beach and join your party after you talk to her.

By doing all these, you’ll increase your approval rating with Shadowheart and you’ll be given various dialogue options later in the story.

Shadowheart romance guide in Baldur's Gate 3.

During the first acts, there will be various decisions to make that will affect Shadowheart’s relationship with you.

In Act 1, players should save the Tieflings and Druids at Emerald Glove, save Halsin, and kill the Goblin Leaders. After doing these and when the party starts back at your camp, you’ll be able to romance Shadowheart by asking her out for a drink. Select the following dialogue options:

  1. “Tieflings?”
  2. “Are you worried Shar won’t approve?”
  3. “I’d be glad to.”
  4. “I’ll find you after everyone’s turned in for the night.”

This will lead to a romantic encounter with Shadowheart at the cliffside.

In Act 2, you should interact with Shadowheart whenever she has an exclamation mark over her head. The most important decision here is the Nightsong choice in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Here, you must convince Shadowheart to spare Nightsong. This will result in Shadowheart disobeying Lady Shar and forgetting her life as a follower. This will make her free and more open to romance with you.

Lastly, in Act 3, your romance will Shadowheart will peak as you’ll get even more chances to be with her.

Wrapping up

To summarize this Shadowheart romance guide in Baldur’s Gate 3, players can romance Shadowheart by constantly interacting with her and increasing her affection.

With the right choices in Act 1 and Act 2, you will end up romancing Shadowheart by Act 3.

Did you successfully romance Shadowheart? Which was your favorite romance scene? Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments below.

For more Baldur’s Gate 3 content, check out our guides on how to find and use the Adamantine Forge and how to get Infernal Iron.


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