Baldur’s Gate 3 player finds disturbing way to heal their Dark Urge character

Rajarshi Acharya
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A Baldur’s Gate 3 player unintentionally discovered a grisly way to heal their Dark Urge character, demonstrating how dark this Origin truly is.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is an RPG set in the Forgotten Realms, a D&D campaign setting with plenty of dark, unsettling themes, and even some Lovecraftian elements (like Mind Flayers). However, the game isn’t completely dystopian in its presentation, and it has its fair share of wholesome moments.

The backstories of all companions and Origin characters in the game have both dark and redeeming elements. However, the Dark Urge—aka Durge, as Baldur’s Gate 3 players call them—takes the cake for the most haunting background. Your Dark Urge protagonist is a Bhaalspawn, just like in Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2, and as one Redditor discovered, they’re also a cannibal.

A Durge player shared how they looted some meat from a Goblin’s corpse on the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit. They noticed that eating the meat had a healing effect on their character, but not on other companions.

The OP was surprised as food items don’t heal your characters, and are only useful as camp supplies. They then switched to Karlach and tried to give her the same meat but to no avail. At this point, they checked the item description again and realized the true reason for the mystery meat healing their Durge character.

“I go to reread the item description and it’s Dwarf meat. Roasted Dwarf Belly. My Durge heals from it because she’s a Bhaalspawn and probably a cannibal,” they explained. One user added that cannibalizing as a Durge in Baldur’s Gate 3 also earns you an Inspiration Point.

Meanwhile, another user mentioned an interesting piece of information regarding the Durge. “One of the conversation options when talking to the Tiefling cook in the grove is that you prefer roast Dwarf.” Others added how the Durge has a similar dialogue “about the tasty smelling meat at the Goblin Camp as well.”

If you want to read more interesting Baldur’s Gate 3 stories, check out the spell that’s so “famously terrible” players think it’s a joke. Or, read how the Baldur’s Gate 3 devs hid a handy item in a random vase.

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