Alright, fellow adventurers, let’s talk about a pressing matter in Baldur’s Gate 3 – saving your companion from the clutches of Orin. It’s a time-sensitive issue, and I’m here with the deets on the clock.
How Much Time Do You Have to Save Your Companion From Orin in BG3?
Here’s the scoop – once your companion is kidnapped, you’re not on a ticking time bomb. Orin’s a patient one. You can take all the long rests you want, and your buddy will be chilling, trauma-free. But, here’s the kicker – mess up the chat with Orin at the altar, and say goodbye to your companion. So, do those side quests, catch those Zs, and Orin will play the waiting game.
When Does Orin Kidnap a Companion?
Orin’s got two playbook moves for kidnapping. First, she might sneak into your camp after a long rest in the Lower City during Act 3. Second, she could make her move in the sewers, either near the Emperor’s hideout or the Undercity Ruins waypoint. If your buddy gets snagged, Orin throws down an ultimatum – kill Gortash or lose your companion forever. Tough choices, eh?
Quick tip – Orin won’t nab a companion in your party, but if Lae’zel, Halsin, and Gale are all partying with you, she might snatch Yenna instead.
How to Save Your Companion From Orin
Now, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of saving your mate. You need access to Orin at Bhaal Temple in the Lower City sewers. Get the Amulet of Bhaal from the Murder Tribunal beneath Candulhallow’s Tombstones shop. Then, head northwest in the sewers to Bhaal Temple. Here’s the game plan:
If You’ve Killed Gortash
Tell Orin to back off as part of your deal after offing Gortash. She’ll redirect her fury at you, and after the showdown, you can save your companion from the altar. Easy peasy.
If You Haven’t Killed Gortash
Convincing Orin to spare your companion is a dicey situation – a DC25 dice check, to be exact. Fail, and your buddy bites the dust with no chance of revival. If the dice gods are not in your favor, there’s an alternative. Grab the Speak With The Dead spell, chat with Orin’s mom, Helena, get the scoop, and spill it to Orin. She’ll be too riled up to bother your companion, and you can save them without a dice roll.
A showdown with Orin is inevitable, whether you saved your companion or not. Here are some tips:
- Don’t let your companion take hits; they can kick the bucket during the brawl.
- Orin’s minions can’t take hits but can be splashed by AoE attacks.
- Deal with the minions or push them off for an advantage.
- Shadowheart’s Harm spell can cut Orin’s max HP in half.
- Once Orin’s down, interact with the altar to rescue your companion. Pro tip for console players: the rescue prompt can be sneaky, so use the Search Area function or target the altar directly.
So, take your time, plan it out, and save your companion from Orin in BG3. But if you’re hungry for choices that really matter, check out the saga when Astarion meets his vampire master.