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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Save Alfira as Dark Urge

Baldur's Gate 3 How to Save Alfira as Dark Urge

The Dark Urge origin story in Baldur’s Gate 3 will bring you more challenges than you would normally imagine when you choose it. After playing a bit, most players will notice that they have a choice between giving in to their Dark Urge or fighting it. If you fight your Dark Urge in BG3 at every opportunity, you will generally just act as a normal custom main character with some extra, creepy narration. However, the moment Alfira joins your camp and you go to sleep, you realize that the gameplay for the Dark Urge is much more unpredictable than you would expect. In this guide, we will show you how to save Alfira in Baldur’s Gate 3 if you play as the Dark Urge, and how to keep her safe from your horrible alter ego.

How to Save Alfira as Dark Urge in BG3

If you play as the Dark Urge in BG3, you will one night get an event where the tiefling bard Alfira comes over to the camp and she asks if she can join the team. Most players just think that they’ve finally recruited someone without a tadpole into the party.

However, after you go to sleep, you realize that this was all a bad joke, as Alfira is gone and you are the perpetrator. Unfortunately, if you’ve reached this point, there is no way to go back. What you need to do now is load an older save file.

If you’ve gotten the event where Alfira joins the camp, you will need to load a save file before selecting to Long Rest and make the night come. Once you’ve reached this point, there is no turning back. The moment you select to Long Rest, Alfira will die.

Here is what you need to do to save Alfira in BG3 as the Dark Urge:

  1. Load a save file right before you clicked to Long Rest and Alfira joined the camp.
  2. Travel southeast of Emerald Grove, where you can find and talk to Alfira, and knock her out.
  3. Long Rest and you will encounter a different bard at camp during the night.

To knock Alfira out, just attack her while you’ve activated the passive Non-Lethal Attacks ability. You can find it by clicking the Passives button under your abilities. She will wake up after you Long Rest and she will hate you.

This can be easily fixed by giving her a gift of around 700 gold. There is no other way to save Alfira in BG3. If the event where she comes to camp starts, she will die even if you reject her from joining you.

Possible Side Effects

One thing that can happen if you save Alfira in BG3 using the method we described above is that you can get attacked by Scratch or the Owlbear Cub if you have them as pets. They will attack you in the morning after you have sacrificed Quil Grootslang, the dragonborn bard.

What you can do to fix this is to knock out the pets using Non-Lethal Attacks, as you did with Alfira, and they will be fine the next day, after a Long Rest.

And that is all you need to know about how to save Alfira in Baldur’s Gate 3. Check out other interesting BG3 guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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John Doe

If you do kill her as the dark urge, then you can get Withers to revive her, but I dont know how she reacts, because at least at the moment, it wouldnt be in character to do so for me.


No, he dont ress her


The ONLY other way to accomplish this, which does not involve killing Alfira or attacking her beforehand or anything, is to somehow resolve the entire druid’s grove section before long resting after you’ve entered the grove the first time. This means either attacking the druids to make them enact the rite of thorns, entering the mountain pass to basically autofail that questline, killing Zevlor to make the tieflings flee, or somehow making it all the way to the goblin camp and killing all three leaders in a single day so that the next long rest triggers the party and the tieflings leave the region. Raiding the grove for Minthara does NOT work because a long rest is required between that conversation with her and the actual assault sequence, plus Alfira dies in the assault anyway. Either way, these are all undesirable to do bc they mean losing out on a ton of loot, xp, and character quests. Not to mention how much content in act 2 is contingent on doing the druid grove properly.