Baldur’s Gate 3 players get on board with wild Halsin origin theory

Emily Stander
Halsin in Bear Form in baldur's Gate 3

Halsin in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the community’s favorite companions. A do-gooder Druid, he is fiercely loyal and stays true to his nature. Now, though, a new theory is making players think he is something other than what he says he is. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a lot of secrets to uncover, with some more obvious than others. While players can get a little bit crazy with theories, there is a new one about Halsin that a lot of fans seem to be getting on board with. 

When you first meet Halsin, he is in the form of a bear and trapped in the Warg prisons underneath the Goblin Camp. If you have Speak with Animals, you can have a chat with him, otherwise you can just help him escape. 

Druids in Baldur’s Gate 3 all have the ability to turn into a chosen wildshape, and Halsin is no different, which is why he is a bear when you meet him at first. However, players are thinking that he might actually be a bear who is disguising himself as an Elf Druid. 

“Why is this wood elf so damn hunky? Even he admits it’s odd, but he’ll awkwardly brush it off with some ‘maybe I have some orc blood somewhere or something.’ Suspicious!” ‘GameConsideration’ shared on Reddit. 

“We know very little about his personal life, in particular NOTHING about his family. Suspicious! He was very close with a nature spirit… who is able to transform into a humanoid form. Suspicious!” they continued. 

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Polymorph is a spell in Baldur’s Gate 3 that allows you to turn players into sheep, and Druids is one of the classes it can be used by. It requires concentration to use, and it was part of the final point that got the OP thinking their theory may be true. 

“Why does he transform into a bear when he gets too excited when he’s about to b**g you? Wild shape requires intent… but you know… a spell like ‘Polymorph’ requires concentration,” they explained.

Players in the comments seemed to get on board with their theory, adding more ‘evidence’ of their own that Halsin is really a bear. 

“Here’s some extra evidence: He likes honey. Also transforms into a bear when drunk in the epilogue. Suspicious!” one player commented. 

Overall, players know that Baldur’s Gate 3 has many hidden secrets that they are yet to find, and that it’s not all that outlandish to believe that Halsin – and most Druids, in fact – may really be animals disguising themselves as humanoids. 

Either way, if this is ever confirmed, we will make sure to give you the ‘bear necessities’ of any updates and news from Baldur’s Gate 3 in the future. 

In the meantime, you can check out how to save all the Harpers at Moonrise Towers and how to summon the Ooze monster companion.

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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]