How to break all Paladin subclass Oaths in Baldur’s Gate 3

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Paladins are a really cool class in Baldur’s Gate 3 because their subclasses are Oaths that can be broken if you don’t keep them. If you break your Otah, you’ll have the option to become the Oathbreaker subclass. Here is how to break every Paladin Oath in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Note: If you want to know what the best Paladin subclass is in Baldur’s Gate 3, check out our guide.

How to become Oathbreaker in BG3

Right when you create your Paladin in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll choose a subclass that doubles as your Oath. The three Paladin subclass Oaths you can choose are Oath of the Ancients, Oath of Devotion, and Oath of Vengence.

You’ll know when you break your Oath because you’ll immediately have a vision where a voice tells you to meet them. Once you Long Rest, you’ll start a dialogue cinematic with the Oathbreaker Knight on the beach. He’ll ask you if you want to become Oathbreaker.

How to break Oath of the Ancients in BG3

Oath of the Ancients is all about preserving the sanctity of life and the beauty of nature. So, if you don’t protect nature, or you go out of your way to destroy nature, you’ll break your Oath.

Here are a few examples of how to break Oath of the Ancients:

  • Kill the Owlbear and her cub.
  • Kill the Druids and Tieflings in the Druid Grove.
  • Help Mayrina revive her husband.

How to break Oath of Devotion in BG3

Oath of Devotion is the knight in shining armor Paladin subclass that focuses on honor, virtue, and protecting those who can’t protect themselves.

Here are a few examples of how to break Oath of Devotion:

  • Allow Arka to kill Sazza, the caged goblin in the Emerald Grove.
  • Killing enemy NPCs after convincing them not to fight.
  • Torture Liam at the Shattered Sanctum.

How to break Oath of Vengence in BG3

Oath of Vengence is all about righting wrongs and delivering justice to those who have committed grievous sins.

Here are a few examples of how to break Oath of Vengence:

  • Side with Nere instead of killing him.
  • Free Sazza, the caged goblin in the Emerald Grove.
  • Side with Minthara and attack the Druid Grove.

If you do choose to become Oathbreaker in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll get access to some cool stuff like Spiteful Suffering which is a spell that hits with Necrotic damage and grants you advantage, Dreadful Aspect which Frightens nearby enemies, and other great spells like Hellish Rebuke, Crown of Madness, and Inflict Wounds.

Noah Nelson
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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.