Baldur’s Gate 3 players explain why Druids are “stupid cowards”

Lucas Simons
Baldur's Gate 3 Druid Grove

For fans of the RPG genre, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the pinnacle of worldbuilding, but some of their characters have hard-to-explain motivations. Here’s what a player thinks about Druids in BG3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a game that allows players a lot of freedom of choice, even if said choices would lead them through the path of evil. Ultimately, the choice is yours to make, although, some choices are nearly impossible to take without attached consequences.

Players have found a myriad of characters across the Sword Coast and also, a lot of things that make no sense in the plot. Or at least, they believe that the behavior of some factions and characters is a little bit hard to explain.

Some players think that the Harpers are the most notoriously frustrating faction in the game, but others believe that the Druids are the ones missing the mark. Now, this Baldur’s Gate 3 player shared some insight with the community, which sparked a discussion about the motivations behind the Druids’ conduct during Act 1.

This Reddit post shared by user ‘JunkyardEmperor’ begins with a powerful statement: “Druids are stupid cowards, not just selfish.” Then, the OP explains further why they believe this faction in Baldur’s Gate 3 is all about cowardice:

“If you choose to raid the Grove, they won’t even help tiefs defend the gate. Hells, they won’t make any barricades or obstacles near the glade where the idol of Sylvanus is located! They just cowardly waiting for their fate.

Another player the explained that the Druids are being corrupted from the inside: “The Shadow Druids were sent by Ketheric to corrupt them directly. That doesn’t make Kagha innocent but at least somewhat explains why they happen to be there at the ‘opportune moment.’ “

Players discover this when going through a “good character” playthrough. Kahga, Halsin’s apprentice is betraying the grove by siding with the Shadow Druids, an evil branch opposed to Sylvannus’ teachings. But the Shadow Druids are only the tip of the iceberg, and the conspiracy goes even further.

It’s no wonder that many players believe that the Druids are in the wrong. Often, the price of neutrality is being unable to take action, and in the harsh alignment-bound lore of D&D, Druids’ teachings are often seen as selfish or self-centered.

If you would like to take a more direct approach as a legal good character, we recommend this Paladin build. On the other hand, if you enjoy bringing suffering to others, we recommend this Necromancer build, so you can sow terror throughout Faerûn.

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