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Bard Companion In Baldur’s Gate 3: Friends For Your Journey

Bard Companion
Bard Companion in BG3.

Bard companion is one of the most anticipated features in the BG3 game.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Bard companion can employ their charisma, magic, and musical skills to support allies, charm enemies, and explore the world. Bards have three distinct subclasses i.e. College of Lore, College of Valor, and College of Glamour.

Each subclass has its own strengths and weaknesses and can suit different playstyles and preferences.

Continue to learn more about Baldur’s Gate 3 Bard Companion and how to create them.

BG3 Bard Companion And Its Subclasses

As of Early Access, Baldur’s Gate 3 does not feature a confirmed Bard companion.

However, the game’s full release will likely find a charming companion strumming their way into our parties.

Bards are known for their charisma and creativity, which makes them interesting and entertaining companions to interact with.

The Bard companions in the Baldur’s game are as follows:

  • Shadowheart
  • Astarion
  • Gale
  • Lae’zel
  • Wyll
  • Karlach
  • Halsin
  • Minthara
  • Minsc
  • Jaheira
bard companion in BG3
Bard companion in BG3 game.

They could also provide helpful support in combat and exploration with their spells and skills.

Bards are often associated with different colleges or subclasses emphasizing bravery and combat powers.

They can choose from three subclasses at level 3. They are as follows:

1. College of Lore: This bard focuses on acquiring more knowledge and skills and can learn additional spells from any class.

baldur's gate 3 College of Lore
College of Lore subclass in Baldur’s Gate 3.

2. College of Valor: These bards enhance their combat prowess and inspire their allies with their bravery.

3. College of Glamour: They use their charisma and enchantment magic to manipulate and charm others. The potential Bard companion could belong to one of these colleges or a different one.

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How To Create Bard Character In Baldur’s Gate 3?

You must do the following to create the Bard Character in the BG3 game.

  1. Pick your race. Bards can be any race, but some races have advantages that suit the Bard class better.
  2. Decide your background. Bards can have any background, but some backgrounds give them proficiencies and skills that complement their role.
  3. Select your subclass. You can choose from three subclasses at level 3: College of Lore, College of Valor, and College of Glamour.
  4. Choose your spells. Bards start with two cantrips and four level 1 spells from the Bard spell list.

Are There Bard Romance Options In Baldur’s Gate 3?

Another aspect that could make a Bard companion appealing is the possibility of romance.

Bards are often portrayed as flirtatious and seductive characters who can charm their way into anyone’s heart.

baldur's gate 3 Bard Romance options
Wyll Romance in the Baldur’s Gate 3 game.

They could have different romance options depending on their personality, preferences, and background.

For instance, a Bard who is loyal and devoted could seek a long-term relationship with the player character.

At the same time, an adventurous and free-spirited Bard could prefer a casual fling or an open relationship.

Tips For Bard Gameplay In BG3

If you decide to play as a Bard or recruit a Bard companion in BG3, here are some tips to make the most of your experience.

1. Choose Spells Wisely

Bards have limited spells they can learn and prepare each day, so pick the ones that suit your playstyle and party.

If you want to be more defensive, you could choose spells that protect or heal your allies, such as Cure Wounds or Heroism.

2. Use Bardic Inspiration Effectively

Bards have a limited number of Bardic Inspiration dice they can use per long rest, so you should use them wisely.

Further, the player can give one die to an ally within 60 feet of you as a bonus action on your turn.

You should use your Bardic Inspiration to help your allies to land a critical hit, avoid a deadly trap, or resist a powerful spell.

3. Experiment With Different Skills And Abilities

Bards have an ability called Jack of All Trades, allowing them to add half their proficiency bonus to any ability check they are not proficient in.

Try out different skills and abilities like Persuasion skills, Stealth Skills or Performance skills to go forward in the game.

The Bottom Line

Bard companions are a fascinating and fun addition to Baldur’s Gate 3, which enhances the gameplay.

Further, they can provide many benefits and options to create memorable moments and stories.

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