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Baldur’s Gate 3: Does Guardian Choice Matter?

Do your choices when making a Guardian in Baldur's Gate 3 matter? Find out here.

When you first jump into Larian’s new CRPG in the DnD 5e universe, character creation forces you to create a Guardian before you start the prologue. It’s a seemingly important choice, so you may be wondering if it has any ramifications. A demanding voice even tells you that you need one. So, does Guardian choice matter in Baldur’s Gate 3?

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Does Guardian Choice Matter in Baldur’s Gate 3?

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In short, no: Guardian choice doesn’t matter in Baldur’s Gate 3. It changes the appearance of your NPC companion, but it won’t impact their role. Therefore, you can design your Guardian however you like and choose whichever you like without worrying about the effects it might have. And that also explains why there’s no class option since they won’t join you in battle. You just can’t make them a Dragonborn (womp, womp). Here are some other bits of important info on the NPC:

  • There’s no Guardian romance in BG3.
  • There is no Guardian class to choose.
  • If you’re wondering if your Guardian is good or bad, they fall on the light side.

What is the Guardian’s Role in BG3?

Without getting into Guardian spoilers, the NPC will begin appearing in your dreams after you start making decisions about using Illithid powers or not. They’ll tell you about the consequences of these powers or of not using them depending on your choices, which come while awake, and the dialogue options you choose when speaking with the Guardian.

In the end, your Guardian choice doesn’t matter in Baldur’s Gate 3. It changes the appearance of the NPC, but their role will remain the same and only be affected by the choices you make while playing. For more information about the game, check out our BG3 guides hub for topics like how to save Shadowheart and what the best warlock build is.


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