How to Romance Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

In the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, romance options abound. However, among them all, the enigmatic cleric Shadowheart may catch your eye. If you’re looking to pursue a romance with her, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, discover how to win Shadowheart’s affection and the actions you can take to expedite the process.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart Romance Guide: What She Likes, Companion Quest & More

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Romancing Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3 takes time, with specific checkpoints throughout Acts 1, 2, and 3. But fear not, as we will guide you through the process.

Firstly, make sure to free Shadowheart from her Mind Flayer Pod at the beginning of the game. This step requires some extra effort but is relatively simple once you know where to go and what to do. By doing this, you’ll start off on the right foot with her and gain her approval as soon as she joins your party.

It’s also important to agree to team up with Shadowheart after finding her on the beach. This ensures that she will join your party early on, allowing you to start earning approval points through your actions.

While progressing through the game, try to solve problems without resorting to violence. Convince others to avoid conflict whenever possible and use tricks or stealth to overcome challenges. If you have the chance to help others, do so as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else. Additionally, make sure to regularly engage in conversations with Shadowheart on the road and at the camp. Respond kindly to her dialogue options and listen to anything she wants to share with you.

By taking these actions, you’ll earn a significant amount of approval from Shadowheart. She will be ready to open up to you during the party following the rescue of the Tiefling Refugees in Act 1 (assuming you did your best to save them).

What Does Shadowheart Not Like? Answered

To maintain Shadowheart’s favor, avoid cruel, overly aggressive actions, and being too friendly with Lae’zel.

Avoiding aggressive actions is straightforward. However, preventing closeness between Lae’zel and Shadowheart without losing Lae’zel’s trust can be more challenging. We recommend keeping them separated, completing Lae’zel’s missions while adventuring with her, and having Shadowheart at your camp. Once you’re confident that everyone will stay loyal to you, replace Lae’zel with Shadowheart.

How to Kiss Shadowheart at the Party in Baldur’s Gate 3

To establish a romantic relationship with Shadowheart, follow these steps in the party section of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Interact with Shadowheart at the party and have a drink with her. Respond to her with kindness and flirtation, and when the opportunity arises, choose to kiss her.

Note that if you don’t have enough approval, the kissing option may not be available. In such cases, load an earlier save and attempt to clear different scenarios in ways that Shadowheart is more receptive to. Once you’ve done this, interact with her at the party again, and you should win her affection.

Should You Kill Nightsong? Answered

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In Act 2, you’ll have the option to progress Shadowheart’s companion quest. At the end of the dungeon, you’ll be faced with a choice: kill Nightsong to show allegiance to the god Shar or spare her and gain the blessing of Selune.

To keep your romantic relationship with Shadowheart intact, convince her to spare Nightsong. Afterward, continue speaking to her whenever possible and maintain a positive relationship by following the actions mentioned earlier.

How to Unlock Shadowheart Romance Love Scene in Baldur’s Gate 3

By progressing through Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll eventually reach Act 3. At this stage, you can trigger the love scene for Shadowheart’s romance storyline.

After reaching the required story milestone and encountering enough scenes while resting at camp, Shadowheart will ask if you would like to help her forget past actions associated with her worship of Shar. Agree to join her, and you’ll be treated to a scene where the two of you go skinny dipping and share a passionate moment.

With these steps, you will have completed the Baldur’s Gate 3 Shadowheart romance. Keep in mind to avoid actions that she despises to maintain the relationship. While you’re here, take a look at our other guides to enhance your playthrough.