Should You Kill Or Save Nightsong In Baldurs Gate 3
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Should you kill or save Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3? Answered

To live, or to die.

Many game-altering decisions in Baldur’s Gate 3 will have you scratching your head. You’ll wonder whether or not you’re making the correct choices, and how much it’ll affect the game going forward. Upon getting to the end of the Gauntlet of Shar, you must choose something that will alter the course of the story. Let’s go over whether you should kill or save Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Baldur’s Gate 3: Do you save or kill Nightsong?

Shadowheart has dreamed of this moment for as long as she can remember. All she has to do is kill the Nightsong to become a Dark Justiciar for Shar, but is that really what should happen? If you’re wondering whether you should kill or save Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3, I personally think it’s better to save her. Let’s go over why below.

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Killing Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3

If you decide to have Shadowheart kill Nightsong, she will become fully devoted to Shar. While you do get a reward, there are many consequences to this decision. Shadowheart receives Shar’s Spear of Evening, you’re locked out of a romance with her, and many potential companions die.

Killing Nightsong ends with characters like Jaheira, Isobel, Dammon, and Art Cullagh dying at the Last Light Inn. The shadow curse ends up swallowing the inn, which takes away strong NPCs and the chance to romance Karlach, as well as completing Halsin’s own quest. Also, since Shadowheart is only devoted to Shar, she will not be open to any romance.

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Saving Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3

If you end up beating the high DC roll for convincing Shadowheart to not kill Nightsong, there are plenty of good consequences from this decision. You’ll receive two item rewards, which are Selune’s Spear of Night, and the Moonlight Glaive. Also, Nightsong becomes a formidable ally against General Ketheric Thorm, alongside everyone from the Last Light Inn. The battle that ensues against Thorm is a lot easier now.

If romancing Shadowheart interests you, this option is still available! It also affects Shadowheart in many ways, such as having her hair turn white with a slightly new hairstyle later on. With Nightsong now in the mix, she says she can help Shadowheart realize who she really is, and she’ll learn a lot more about her past.

Should You Kill Or Save Nightsong In Baldurs Gate 3 Selune

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Why you should save Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3

Overall, it’s clear by weighing the pros and cons from each decision that saving Nightsong is the best way to go. Killing her gets rid of some very important characters to the story, and locks you out of a few romance options. Also, you end up getting two cool items from saving Nightsong, instead of just one Spear. Saving Nightsong makes facing the battle ahead so much easier, as you’ll have plenty of allies by your side.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.

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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.