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Shadowheart Companions (Origin)

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We’re in this together, but I’ll happily go it alone. My faith will keep me company.
"Shadowheart" iconShadowheart’s strong devotion.

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"Shadowheart" iconShadowheart is an Origin character and a companion in Baldur’s Gate 3. As a Half-Elf Cleric with the Trickery Domain subclass and the Acolyte background, she brings unique skills and abilities to the party.


  • "Shadowheart" iconShadowheart can be romanced by players of any sex and race. Her romance scene involves a private drink during the Party, which progresses based on her approval level.
  • She is voiced by Jennifer English.
  • Until Patch 3, Shadowheart was the most romanced female companion and the second most romanced companion overall in the game.


  • Players can recruit "Shadowheart" iconShadowheart in Chapter One.
  • She is first encountered in the Prologue aboard the "Nautiloid" iconNautiloid, trapped in a Mind Flayer pod. Players can free her by interacting with a console or using specific class-restricted dialogue options.
  • Shadowheart’s background revolves around her being a loyal cleric of Shar, tasked with delivering a relic to her coven in Baldur’s Gate.


  • Trickery Domain: This subclass grants "Shadowheart" iconShadowheart access to stealth and illusion magic that is not usually available to clerics.
  • Spells: Shadowheart is capable of casting a variety of spells, both healing and offensive, thanks to her cleric class. She knows all non-cantrip cleric spells.
  • First Blood: Shadowheart’s personality traits include valuing pragmatism and efficiency. She generally responds well to non-violent solutions and compassionate actions.
  • Approval and Disapproval: Shadowheart’s approval is influenced by decisions that align with her values, such as pragmatic problem-solving and being discreet. She dislikes cruelty and violence.

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