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Baldur’s Gate 3 Poly Romance Guide: How to Romance Multiple Companions

Baldur’s Gate 3 has plenty of companions for you to romance and some may wonder if you can have a relationship with two characters at the same time.

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This article will take you through exactly how to get into a polyamorous relationship in Baldur’s Gate 3 with your companions.

How to Have a Poly Romance in Baldur’s Gate 3

Romancing multiple companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t much different than romancing just one. To initiate a BG3 poly romance with two of your companions, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve gained enough favorability with all your potential partners that they’re open to entering a relationship with you. This can be done by choosing the correct dialogue options during your one-on-one interactions with them and making choices they agree with while avoiding dialogue and decisions that might alienate them.

The best way I have found to lay the groundwork for a polyamorous relationship is to focus on romancing the companion that you’re most interested in while taking some time to establish a good rapport with the other direction of your affection.

Once you’ve earned the admiration of both parties, you can speak to one of your potential partners in your camp and bring up the idea of inviting the other companion you’re interested in to join in on your romantic endeavors. The dialogue option will be worded differently depending on who you’re trying, but the choice should be easy to pick out from the crowd.

All Polyamorous and Nonogamous Companions in Baldur’s Gate 3

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It’s important to note that not all companions are open to being in a polyamorous relationship, even if they get along well with the other. Here are all of the companions who would rather keep their romantic relationship with you monogamous in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  • Gale
  • Wyll

While the rest of the companions are open to being in a polyamorous relationship, they aren’t willing to be in one with some other companions, no matter how hard you try to convince them. Alternatively, I have noticed some companions who start eager to be with you and someone else but will change their minds as their relationship with you deepens.

Players are still discovering new depths to Baldur’s Gate 3’s romance system, but here are all the interpersonal complications that could come into play as you try to form a polyamorous relationship we’ve encountered so far.

  • Shadowheart is open to being in a polyamorous relationship with you and someone else in Act One as long as it’s not Lae’Zel. However, she will want to transition to a monogamous relationship in Act Two.
  • Astarion is open to a relationship with you, Halsin, and Minthara. He is also available, albeit somewhat reluctantly, to be in a relationship with you and Shadowheart until she decides she wants a monogamous relationship.
  • Karlach is open to being in a polyamorous relationship with you and someone else but also decides that she wants to be monogamous.
  • Halsin and Minthara are open to entering into a polyamorous relationship with you if they get along with their other partner.

As in real life, a polyamorous relationship in Baldur’s Gate 3 can only survive if all parties respect each other’s feelings and adjust to change. Baldur’s Gate 3’s romance system perfectly captures the effort needed to maintain a polyamorous relationship and the joy it can bring to everyone involved, and it’s a significant step forward in romantic representation in video games.

How to End a Relationship in Baldur’s Gate 3

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If you went down the Polygamy route and have maybe changed your mind on the whole ordeal — there is a way to end a romance. Players can end a relationship with another character by selecting the correct dialogue options during regular conversations or in the middle of romance cutscenes.

For the former, sometimes, when you are speaking with the character(s) you are romancing, an option will appear that says, “Let’s talk about us.” Or sometimes it will read, “I want to talk about our relationship.” Once you select this, you will have the option to end it for good.

It’s important to note that players have reported that this dialogue option doesn’t always appear, meaning it may only become available if you have been in the relationship for a certain amount of time. Just keep an eye out for these dialogue choices during romance cutscenes and when speaking with your romance partner.

Now that you know how to have a BG3 poly relationship, you can get back into the game and decide to do this if you wish.

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