Baldur’s Gate 3 player feels instant regret from Durge Honour Mode playthrough

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Dark Urge Butler Sceleritas Fel

A Baldur’s Gate 3 fan admitted having experimented with a Dark Urge run while in Honour Mode, but their companions’ reaction after a savage scene scared them for ever doing so again with a permadeath difficulty setting.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has many interesting choices for players who choose to play as the Dark Urge. While users will still need to find a cure for the Mind Flayers’ tadpole while traveling through Faerun, they will also have to try to resist a murderous instinct that has the potential to make an Honour Mode playthrough almost impossible.

While some brave players admitted trying out a Dark Urge (or “Durge” as fans have named it) in the most difficult settings, other Baldur’s Gate 3 users even admitted being too scared to give it a go due to a specific moment during Act 1.

In a Reddit post called “I regret picking Dark Urge for my Honour Mode run,” Redditor ‘Ncas05’ told the community that they were experimenting with a Durge character that resisted their dark impulses. To do so, players need to take a special roll, something that can change everything while in Honour Mode.

Baldur's Gate 3 Alfira during Dark Urge run
Players have the option to resist their murderous impulses while playing as a Durge character.

The user described having reached a scene where the Durge is encouraged to kill one of the companions while they’re asleep at camp but made the choice to ignore the impulse and go back to sleep without waking up the other NPCs.

“I woke up to Lae’zel dead and my party members ready to kill me. Only way out seems to be the deception option. Fail initially and then burn all 4 inspirations with no luck. Time to 1v3 against Gloomstalker Astarion, Paladin Minthara and Cleric Shadowheart, then replace them with hirelings. I geared Astarion too well, and he killed me, ending the run,” explained the OP.

Baldur’s Gate 3 players chimed in to say that Honor Mode wasn’t the best way to experiment with playthroughs, especially a Durge one, and advised stacking items and feats that help with Saving Throws in case everything else fails.

“That scene and a very important fight in Act 3 made me decide to not roll Dark Urge for an Honor Mode run. I remembered my Bardlock Durge ran out of inspiration and killed Astarion in his sleep. The next day, my 6 other companions decided that they had enough, and they managed to kill me. Fortunately, my first Durge run was on Balance, but that moment hurts,” said Redditor ‘Rosephemeral.’

Most Baldur’s Gate 3 agree that playing as a Dark Urge is a wild experience, but they don’t recommend doing so with a game mode that involves permadeath and only one save slot. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check if you can really trust the Guardian during the game’s finale or what hilarious bug has been interfering with romance scenes in Act 3.

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Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].