How To Romance Halsin In BG3

URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL

There are many potential partners in Baldur’s Gate 3, including the powerful archdruid, Halsin. You’ll hear about him early in the game as part of Act One. While you won’t meet him until a little later, it’s clear that he has a lot of influence and could prove a valuable ally.


THEGAMER VIDEO OF THE DAY

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

RELATED: Baldur’s Gate 3: Who Is The Doppleganger In Your Camp?

Allies can become more than just companions as the game progresses. You might find yourself attached to one over the other, and each partner has a set of prerequisites to meet before establishing a relationship with you. Halsin’s quite flexible – play your cards right to pursue him and another.


Who Is The Archdruid Halsin?

Halsin likes ducks in Baldur's Gate 3

Halsin is the 350-year-old archdruid of the Druid Grove in Act One. He’s a powerful druid with a knack for wild shape, preferring to take the form of a bear in combat.

Depending on the subclass chosen for him, he can transform into mighty beasts and cast incredible spells that deal immense damage to enemies.

Recruiting the archdruid is a worthy cause, gaining you favor with other party members and NPCs from the Druid Grove. For those who want more than a professional adventuring relationship, here’s what you need to do to win his heart.

Where To Find Halsin

Halsin in Moonrise in Baldur's Gate 3

At first, Halsin is not available. He’s gone missing after teaming up with Aradin’s expedition to find passage through the Underdark. After being captured by goblins, it’s up to you to find and free him.

Make your way to the Goblin Camp and sneak into the Worg pens. You’ll find a few goblins harassing a bear in a cage. If you stand up for the bear and tell the goblins to knock it off, the bear will break out of the cage and initiate combat.

How To Get Halsin At Your Camp

Once free of his cage, Halsin will task you with slaying the leaders of the Goblin Camp: True Soul Gut, Minthara, and Ragzlin. You can pick them off one by one, but initiating combat with Ragzlin will alert the whole camp, and you’ll be in for a tough fight.

You can bring Halsin with you to fight the goblins, as he’s a powerful ally. However, there will be no opportunity for stealth, as Halsin’s emotions get the better of him and he unleashes his power on the goblins.

After wiping out the Goblin Camp, Halsin will return to the Druid Grove. He will join you at your camp for the celebration, though you won’t be able to spend the night with him yet. Make sure to exhaust his dialogue options–particularly anything pertaining to lovers.

While there isn’t much romance to be had with Halsin in Act One, these actions lay the groundwork for the next steps and budding relationship with the archdruid.

How To Recruit Halsin

To permanently add Halsin to your party, making him a playable character, you’ll need to lift the Shadow Curse. This questline is imperative, as it builds your relationship, frees Halsin of his burden, and aligns with his beliefs.

Once you reunite Oliver and Thaniel, Halsin will be able to join you as a party member. Again, make sure to exhaust his dialogue options to learn more about him and build your bond.

If you do not get a cutscene of the Shadow Curse lifting as you cross the bridge into Baldur’s Gate, then Halsin will remain unattainable. It’s vital that you lift the Shadow Curse completely in Act Two.

How To Gain Halsin’s Approval

Tav and Halsin wake Art Callough in Baldur's Gate 3

Halsin is a simple man. He loves nature and maintaining the balance of it. Taking action to protect nature, restore balance, or show kindness (especially to animals) is sure to win his approval.

Being outright cruel or destructive will lose points. Supporting the tieflings through all three acts will earn his approval, as will honoring his beliefs as a druid.

Your character doesn’t need to be a druid to be respectful of his faith, however, taking at least one level in druid allows for a more unique perspective in conversations (and potentially unique dialogue options).

How To Get Halsin’s Romance Scene

Halsin stepping through the portal in Baldur's Gate 3

To get Halsin’s romance scene, you’ll need to enter Act Three with him in your camp. If you’ve completed all the prerequisites, it’s only a matter of time before he’ll want to talk to you at camp.

Triggering Halsin’s conversation may take a few long rests, especially if you have collected many companions.

If you’re eager to reach the scene, take a few long rests at camp without using camp supplies until there’s an exclamation point over his head.

When you talk to Halsin at camp, he’ll tell you that he’s searching for a new purpose after lifting the Shadow Curse. He’s done some soul-searching and discovered that he wants you.

You can deny him if you wish, and witness the masculine druid wither in rejection, or you can tell him you’re interested. If you’re in a relationship already, he’ll ask that you get consent from them first.

If you tell Halsin that you’re not interested, you can be blunt or let him down easy.

Either way, he honors your friendship and he will remain in your party.

Some party members, like Astarion and Shadowheart, don’t mind sharing you with the druid. Others, like Gale and Karlach, will not approve. You’ll have to break things off with your partner if they want to remain exclusive, as Halsin will not act without their consent.

Once you’ve settled the details of any prior relationship agreements, you can pursue a night with Halsin.

How To Romance Halsin In Bear Form

Halsin in bear form in Baldur's Gate 3

A humorous bit to Halsin is that when his emotions run wild, so does he. In the heat of the moment, he gets excited and wild shapes into a bear. If you’d like, you can pursue him in this form.

To reach this romance scene, you’ll need to answer as follows:

First choice:

Any answer will work, except “You’re not wrong, this was a mistake.” All answers will move the sequence forward, but admitting this is a mistake will put an end to it.

Second choice:

Any answer will work here as well, so choose one that suits you.

Third choice:

After witnessing Halsin’s transformation, he’ll turn back into an elf. When he apologizes, tell him “Don’t apologize. I like it.”

Fourth choice:

He’ll warn you that it will be intense. Respond with “Yes. Change back again. Let me have the beast… and let the beast have me.”

Fifth choice:

Either the first or second options will work. So long as you don’t tell him to keep it in mind for another night or outright deny him.

If you follow these steps, Halsin will happily transform again and initiate. You’ll romance the party’s lovable teddy bear while a rather horrified-looking squirrel watches from afar.

How To Romance Halsin As Himself

Halsin communing with nature in Baldur's Gate 3

If you’d rather have a more traditional approach to this encounter, you can do so. The only differences to get this path are as follows:

Third choice:

The first or second option will work here.

Fourth choice:

Tell him that it’s something to keep in mind for another night.

Telling Halsin you’d rather not engage in an intimate affair with a bear won’t hurt your standing with him. You enact the second route here, sharing a moment with Halsin as himself.

How The Halsin’s Romance Impacts The Story

The squirrel is stunned in Baldur's Gate 3

Aside from a potentially humorous encounter, there are potential consequences. While no one will leave your party because of this interaction, you may find yourself short one long-term love from Act One if you had to break things off.

While Halsin admits his feelings for you, he will not commit to an exclusive relationship. It’s not in his nature, though that doesn’t diminish his feelings for you. You can continue to add him to your party and adventure with him (and your potential ex) without issue.

NEXT: Baldur’s Gate 3: How To Romance Astarion

Leave a Comment