There are many companions that you can romance in Baldur’s Gate 3. One in particular is Shadowheart, a follower of Shar, the Mistress of the Dark. Although she hides many secrets, there are clear ways to win her heart. Our guide discusses how you can romance Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3, as well as any potential mishaps that you might encounter. Likewise, please be reminded that this guide contains spoilers.

How to Romance Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart romance involves learning more about her past as a Shar worshiper, and continuing to welcome her in spite of her secretive nature. This is also related to her companion quest: Daughter of Darkness and Chosen of Shar. Here’s a quick summary:

  • You’ll first encounter Shadowheart aboard the Nautiloid during the game’s prologue. Make sure to save her, since this nets you approval points. You can refer to our companion recruitment guide for more info.
  • Shadowheart’s approval can be raised quite easily. Despite being a follower of Shar, she actually prefers kind and compassionate actions, as well as using your wiles to trick enemies (i.e. Persuasion and Deception). Early on, she’s also at odds with Lae’zel, so make sure you respond to certain suggestions accordingly.
  • Eventually, Shadowheart will open up about her true nature, as well as what her artifact is for. Even though Shar is feared by most citizens in Faerun, you have to remain welcoming and accepting. This will lead to a scene where her past is revealed.
Be accepting of Shadowheart after she admits that she worships Shar.
Be accepting of Shadowheart after she admits that she worships Shar.

Potential First Kiss With Shadowheart

During the early access period, the Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart romance simply meant being in good standing with her, and saving the Tiefling refugees. This leads to a party back in your camp, where you and Shadowheart can have a drink. This also lets you kiss her, which advances the romance further.

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