The long-awaited Baldur’s Gate sequel has come out of early access this month, and PC gamers are foaming at the mouth for it. PC gaming has exploded, and gamers are having tons of fun, and for good reason. Folks really seem to like Baldur’s Gate 3. Aside from being one of the most expansive and intricate CRPGs ever made, it’s just a ton of fun to goof around with. A big part of that is how enjoyable the writing and companions are to interact with.
There is a lot of meat on these bones, and tons of fun to be had in the 100+ hours you’ll be screwing around. And with all the companions you’re bound to try and romance. there’s bound to be some favorites. Karlach in particular seems to be rather beloved by the fans. Even the developers seemed to really like Karlach. She’s well-liked by all of the other companions in the game due to her compassionate and aggressive disposition. This makes her an ideal companion for those looking to romance certain party members as well, due to her liked choices also lining up with all the other character’s expectations.
Where To Find Karlach in Baldur’s Gate 3
You will want to about level 3 or 4 before trying to find her ideally, as some of the fights to get to this point in the map can be very tough if you’re ill-prepared. When you’re ready, here’s where to look for the Barbarian Karlach.
There are two ways to find Karlach in the game:
- The first is to stumble across her while exploring the first large area of the game, though she’s rather hidden away and you have to get close to begin a cutscene with her.
- Befriend Wyll and bring him into your party. He will ask you to assist in his personal vendetta against her, leading you to her location.
The first method can technically be done right at the start of the game.
Karlach in Baldur’s Gate 3 is located on the Risen Road. Specifically, she is to the southeast of the area, at the following coordinates: X:111, Y:503.
The best way to get here is to head to the entrance to the Emerald Grove, then head west, through the Blighted Village, and over the Risen Road. You will need to jump a gap in the bridge to progress. Once you jump over the bridge on the Risen Road, you’ll find a long trail of blood. There’s a pack of hyenas in quite a state just beyond. It turns out that a pack of Gnolls are spawning, and the hyenas are in trouble.
Fight them off and head down the path to the east. Karlach is at the end of the path, resting by a river. Speak to her to recruit her to your gang. She’ll ask you to head to a ruin nearby to take out some supposed Paladins of Tyr that are hounding her, before joining your party. Approve of her joining the group, and she’s happy to lend you her blade.
Karlach in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the best companions to have if you want a balanced fighter or an easy-to-access romance option. Her questline is also a ton of fun too.