Baldur’s Gate 3 players admit Raphael’s bad but Yurgir literally eats children

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Yurgir and Raphael

Larian Studios included several of the strongest demons of the Forgotten Realms to be a part of Faerun’s lore. Here’s which one the players think is the worst in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 introduces players to various evil bosses and demons that players can convince to work for them while trying to fight off the Mind Flyers. While there’s always the possibility to vanquish them with a classic fight, some charismatic players can get them to explain their motivations and try to exploit them.

This is how fans discovered demons in Faerun aren’t equally as bad, and not every opponent wants to fight for the same reason. In a post called “Raphael is the worst bast*rd imaginable,” players went on pitying Baldur’s Gate 3 archdemon Yurgir and accusing the devil Raphael of enslaving him.

Be aware that there are going to be some spoilers ahead since players especially referred to quests at the end of Act 2.

Baldur's Gate 3 Yurgir
You’ll encounter Yurgir ready to ambush you during the Gauntlet of Shar in Act 2.

The debate began after a baffled player discovered that Yurgir, the huge Orthon demon that Raphael asks players to kill, was really tricked into a contract that locks him forever in the Gauntlet of Shar. “What can I say- Raphael now feels like an absolutely worst tricky as*hole. I even got some sympathy for Yurgir now- fella did his Shar genocide mission and still was stuck,” said Reddit user ‘JunkyardEmperor.’

Baldur’s Gate 3 fans thought that the rivalry between Yurgir and Raphael was a way for Larian Studios to differentiate between Lawful evil and Chaotic evil characters. “Raphael was winning at hell when we meet him. He is absolutely the perfect bast*rd,” agreed user ‘MadWhiskeyGrin.’

Another player was also outraged when they described that if the main character manages to fulfill Yurgir’s contract that sets him free, Raphael convinces him to sign another contract under the threat that every demon will know that he “had to be helped” to finish his first one.

However, not everything is as it seems; other fans insisted on “not feeling so bad for Yurgir” since players can discover his sinister desires if they get the option of keep talking to him.”I feel no sympathy for Yurgir after he told me he ate a man’s wife and children and made him watch, then killed him too,” explained Redditor ‘LordofSeaSlugs.’

Other players chimed in on this comment and added that Yurgir also describes how he likes torturing people for fun and even has a peculiar relationship with his “pet” Nessa, the displacer beast. “He tames his displacer beast by drugging her meat with aphrodisiac substances, so she believes they are lovers,” pointed out Redditor ‘Sunseeker_migo.’

“Yeah, I was gonna help Yurgir so that he can team up with me later (I really wanted Raphael dead) but then I saw all the gruesome corpse art and general ‘I torture people for fun’ vibe and my ranger was like:’ yeah maybe we don’t let him live, we can beat Raphael ourselves,'” concluded Redditor Dzilos.

And that’s what the Baldur’s Gate 3 community has been talking about. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ latest RPG, you can check why players are debating behind its “romance logic” or which character is the most “hypocritical” during a Durge run.