Baldur’s Gate 3: How to recruit Jaheira

Lucas Simons
Jaheira in Baldur's Gate 3

Jaheira is among the many Baldur’s Gate 3 companions and followers who can aid you on your quest for salvation within the Forgotten Realms. So, here’s how you can recruit Jaheira, the Grandmaster Harper as a follower.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the rare games that you can tend to underestimate during your first playthrough. Larian Studios did a great job hiding a bunch of quests, secrets, companions, and thousands of possibilities for you to discover.

Jaheira is a well-kept secret in BG3 that you might miss at first, but fret not, here’s what you need to do to recruit her as a companion in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Where to find Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3

You first come into contact with Jaheira during Act 2 of the Baldur’s Gate 3 main questline, when you reach the Last Light Inn. Jaheira is the commander of the forces holding their ground against the Shadowcurse and Ketheric Thorm’s minions.

She is a neutral-good Druid/Fighter, Grand Master of the Harpers, an order of secret agents at the service of the gods, like Tymora, Mielikki, and Selûne. As commander of the Harpers, Jaheira has a responsibility above all to protect her flock.

So when you first come into contact with her, you should quickly gain her trust before they lose the chance to recruit her in the long run.

How to recruit Jaheira as a companion in Baldur’s Gate 3

To open the correct path to recruit Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3, the first thing you need to do is gain her trust. Doing things like lying to her, trying to deceive her, and other cunning actions is a no-go if you want her on your side.

The first time you meet her, you’ll have to go through an extensive interrogation process. Speak, tell her the truth about the Parasite, and say that you are not serving the Absolute.

Then, comes a second stance of the interrogation process. She will invite you to her office and offer you some wine. You will need to pass a Medicine or Nature check to notice the wine was spiked with truth serum. Even if you notice, drink it anyway. That will earn you points with Jaheira and she will feel more relaxed.

Jaheira Stats in Baldur's Gate 3
Jaheira can be either a Circle of the Land Druid or a Fighter/Druid.

You will receive two separate quests from her. The first will be to Infiltrate the Moonrise Towers, and the second will be to Defeat Ketheric Thorm. However, you will first need to complete a series of quests that involve protecting yourself from the Shadowcurse.

Make sure to help every Harper you encounter in the Shadow Cursed Lands, because this will add up to your reputation with her. Once you have completed several important quests, and are ready to move forward to Act 3, you will be able to recruit her.


Here’s a list of things you should keep in mind if you want to recruit her:

  • Keep Isobel alive: Jaheira and all the Harpers die if Isobel dies during the Last Light Inn Assault.
  • Don’t pick the Dark Urge Origin: It could lead to killing Isobel, and that will make Jaheira your enemy.
  • Spare the Nightsong: Convince Shadowheart to spare her, otherwise Jaheira and everyone in the Last Light Inn will die.
  • Keep her alive during Assault on Moonrise Towers: If she dies here, needless to say, there’s no way to revive her.

Once you begin the Assault on Moonrise Towers, you need to speak with her again at the Top of the Tower, and if you have followed all the previous advice, you can ask her to become your follower.

That’s how you can recruit Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you are still looking for more content and guides about the game, you can also check the following articles:

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