Baldur’s Gate 3 features many paths, many options, but each come with a consequence. In this Baldur’s Gate 3 Choices & Consequences Guide we list many of the major choices that you can make throughout your adventure in the game, as well as detailing the consequences that can occur later down the line.
Many interactions in Baldur’s Gate 3 will give you a choice, however, more often than not the outcome is obvious. For example, you’re given a Strength or Dexterity choice to pull a brain out of a corpse. The choice there is how to remove the brain, whether or not you can is down to a dice roll. For other choices, ones that are actually more choice-based, like whether to remove the brain or not, we’ll cover those below.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Choices & Consequences Guide – Prologue
If You Remove The Brain
If you pass the Skill Check to remove the brain, you get another choice. To mutilate the brain or spare the creature. If you spare the creature it falls to the floor and sprouts legs and spikes. If you mutilate the brain, you interfere with it somehow but the creature does not seem to notice. It joins your party as a Companion.
If You Destroy The Brain
If you choose this option you destroy the brain and the human host dies.
Chapter 1 Choices & Consequences Guide
You can then interact with the Mind Flayer. The first choice results in the same outcome, you can either break free of the mind control of concentrate on its thoughts. If you try to break free, you can kill it. If you concentrate on its thoughts and succeed you can then submit to the feeling or use Wisdom to resist. If you submit, the Mind Flayer consumes your brain and you die and will have to fight the Mind Flayer. He will kill you all.
During your travels you will eventually encounter the Owlbear nest. There are multiple ways to tackle this situation. If you approach the Owlbear too closely, combat will initiate and you will have to fight it. If you stand relatively close and don’t move, allowing the Owlbear to see you, a conversation begins.
The best way to solve this is to use Wyll and the Speak With Animals Invocation. It makes the conversation easier but the outcome is one of two things. You kill it or you leave. If you convince the Owlbear to let you go, you can simply leave the cave. If you kill the Owlbear and leave the cub alive, you have the choice to kill the cub or let it go.
If you kill it, it dies. If you let it live, you get to watch it begin eating it’s mother. Make sure to take the Spear Head off the Owlbear corpse. And loot the egg and other valuables from its nest. You should have the Shaft of a Broken Spear from the body of True Soul Edowin just to the East of the cave. Combine them both in your inventory to get a blue spear, it’s very strong.
If you choose calm down
This is the only way to avoid killing the brothers. Then you say “Tell the truth”. The old lady seems upset with you and vanishes. Then you have a quest to save the sister. After choosing calm down, the other options have the same outcome.
Lower Your Weapons
This results in you having to kill the brothers
Nothing To Do With Me
The old woman kills both the bothers and flees
There are a lot of choices and consequences throughout the game so we’re still working through a lot of them. Check back soon for updates.
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