Baldur’s Gate 3 players can’t believe they missed seemingly obvious NPC trait: “I’m an idiot”

Rajarshi Acharya
dame aylin in baldur's gate 3

A Baldur’s Gate 3 player came to realize a major fact about an in-game NPC only on their fourth playthrough, and even though they were quickly roasted, others said they were unaware of it as well.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has made a rather compelling story that has been praised by both players and critics alike. The variety of companions and characters, each with their own intricate backstories and personalities, is especially noteworthy. However, if you’re not paying attention, you can easily get confused with the complex D&D lore.

Some Baldur’s Gate 3 players appear to have overlooked an important aspect of an in-game character. Redditor ‘themagictreelord’ admitted to the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit that they didn’t know Aylin was immortal and only came to the realization on their fourth playthrough.

They explained, “I’ve had countless battles involving Aylin and, because she’s an NPC, I get terrified she will die in combat.” The OP’s fears were heightened after they had Jaheira die at Moonrise Towers. So they didn’t want any more NPCs to die in their playthrough.

They eventually came to the realization that Aylin can’t die in a fight. As the OP mentions, “she just comes back again at the end of battle.” Some Baldur’s Gate 3 players in the thread admitted to learning this much later as well. One user, like the OP, also needed four playthroughs to realize Aylin can’t die. “You mean I shouldn’t have been healing her this entire time on my four runs as well?” they asked.

Another player, on coming to the same realization as the OP, said they didn’t expect the game to be consistent between lore and mechanics. BG3 player ‘ZFunktopus’ kept restarting a fight around 10 times just because Aylin kept dying. They only realized she was immortal when they were sick of restarting and just wanted to keep going.

Meanwhile, Redditor ‘MrFilthyNeckbeard’ left a rather witty comment on the thread, pointing out the obvious. “The immortal daughter of a God, who is enslaved to give Ketheric immortality, and who Lorroakon wants to capture for the same reason, is in fact immortal,” they wrote.

You first meet Dame Aylin in Shadowfell.

Many users then chimed in to emphasize the importance of using Examine to avoid the situation the OP was in. “I suffered many headaches that would’ve been prevented had I only used Examine first,” added ‘KotaIsBored.’

One Baldur’s Gate 3 player revealed a rather cheeky strategy to exploit Dame Aylin’s immortality. They admitted to “having her in battle as a diversion.” This way, she can relieve the pressure on your main party, and even if she dies, she resurrects and continues to do so.

If that sounds cruel, check out how another Baldur’s Gate 3 player planned the worst outcomes for every companion. This isn’t the first time when BG3 players discovered something obvious embarassingly late into the game either.