Baldur’s Gate 3 players discover what happens to Durge during normal Tav playthrough

Emily Stander
The Dark Urge in Baldur's Gate 3

The Dark Urge in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a pivotal character in the story if you decide to play the character. But what happens if you choose Tav over The Dark Urge? Where does their story take them then? 

Baldur’s Gate 3 is renowned for taking everything into account when it comes to detail, and players have been in awe of its story detail. The Dark Urge (Durge) is one of the options for characters you can take to play as when you begin the game, and they have a very particular storyline attached to them, much like an Origin character. 

Players have wondered, though, about what happens to Durge if you decide to play as a custom character (Tav). Origin characters like Karlach, Wyll, and Lae’zell are playable, but they all have storylines that you are a part of when you play as Tav. 

The Dark Urge is nowhere to be seen. Thankfully, one player made a discovery that explained what might have happened to them if you play as Tav. 

In a Reddit post titled “So THAT’S why the Durge isn’t anywhere a Tav playthrough,” ‘lexisthere-rp’ shared The Dark Urge’s fate when you decide to play as a custom character. 

In the picture, Durge is lying in a sacrificial circle in the Temple of Bhaal, dead. They can be recognized by their default White Dragonborn appearance which you can see in the Baldur’s Gate 3 character creation menu. 

Players in the comments didn’t just leave it at that, either. There were theories as to why Durge ended up there, which included a bad battle with Orin.  

“The best explanation I think is that Durge also survived the Nautiloid crash, find their way into Temple of Bhaal and lost the duel to Orin,” a player commented.

Other players thought this made sense, but didn’t think that the Durge was necessarily on the Nautiloid in the first place. As another fan put it, “I think she just decided to simply kill him instead of putting a tadpole in his head afterwards, which is boring but ironically enough caused her to avoid a hell of a lot more trouble.” 

Whatever really happened to The Dark Urge, the only certain thing is that they can only be saved if you take the reins and lead them on their journey. 

If you want to know more about Baldur’s Gate 3 theories, you can read about this wild Halsin theory and why playing as Wyll is the best Warlock experience.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]