If you've been caught in the intriguing web spun by Shadowheart, the mysterious cleric, in the grand Baldur's Gate 3, you're likely wondering how to win her heart. Navigating a romantic subplot within a complex roleplaying game can be daunting, but don't worry — I've got you covered. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to forge a romantic bond with the enigmatic Shadowheart.
Before we delve into the how-to's, it's critical to understand who Shadowheart is and what she values. She's a character who appreciates peace, kindness to vulnerable beings, respect for privacy, and religious insight. Alignment with these values will help you garner her approval, which paves the way for your budding romance. Avidly listen, gain her trust by respecting her space and freedom, and empathize with her while navigating conflicts.
Act 1: Initiate a Connection
Begin your romance by establishing a genuine connection with Shadowheart. During your conversations in camp, express your desire to understand her better truly and to connect over shared experiences. Look for an opportunity to converse; this dialogue option usually becomes available once you achieve high approval with her. Pausing at the right moments, allowing her to process, and investing time in her story will only solidify your bond.
Act 2: Trod Carefully Around Her Faith
Act 2 introduces a challenging aspect of Shadowheart's persona — her wavering faith. Here, the direction you persuade her to choose becomes pivotal. Either route can work depending on the way you approach it. In the Selune route, avoid praying to the Statue of Shar and steer clear of any harm to Nightsong. Post-mausoleum, assure her of your presence. Wait for her to alter her appearance, compliment her on this, open up about your feelings, and even ask for a kiss. On the other hand, in the Shar route, you must pray to the Statue of Shar, and unfortunately, this route leaves Nightsong vulnerable. In a cutscene featuring a Statue of Selune, emphasize on the need to 'feast.' The sequence occurs during a Long Rest after building 'sand castles' together — however, it might take a couple of rests before it triggers.
Act 3: The Ultimate Union
In Act 3, for those who have taken Shadowheart on the Selune path, a final romantic opportunity presents itself in the form of a late-night swim. Maintain high approval in the initial hours of this conclusive act, and you should receive an invitation to share this memorable moment with your beloved Shadowheart.
Thus, with patience, understanding, and respectful persistence, you'll see your bond with Shadowheart deepen, creating a beautiful romantic narrative in the grand saga that is Baldur's Gate 3.