Baldur’s Gate 3 players hate this “hypocritical” character during Durge runs

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Dark Urge

While all Baldur’s Gate 3 companions have their own struggles with deities in their storyline, there’s one that fans think it’s just ‘straight hypocritical.’ Here’s what the Baldur’s Gate 3 community has been talking about.

Baldur’s Gate 3 focuses on making players feel part of the intricate turn points that decide the fate of Faerun. This is especially true when choosing to play as Dark Urge, a character that, besides dealing with the Mind Flyers’ tadpole, is struggling with their murderous impulses during the whole story.

But the Dark Urge, or “Durge,” isn’t the only character that must constantly weigh if they want to follow the macabre path their deity guides them to. Most of Baldur’s Gate 3 companions had already clashed with some type of supernatural force before being abducted by Illithids, which is why fans think they should be at least sympathetic to what Durge is going through.

However, fans point out that there’s a fan-favorite character that it’s just hypocritical during its dialogues. Keep in mind that there are going to be some spoilers ahead since Baldur’s Gate 3 fans discuss some interactions that happen later in the game.

Baldur's Gate 3 Shadowheart
Baldur’s Gate 3 fans are annoyed by Shadowheart’s interactions after becoming a Dark Justiciar.

“I’ve gotten around to doing an evil Durge play-through and Shadowheart is beyond hypocritical.
She sits and judges me for killing in the name of Bhaal, but she’s killed a literal angel to
be just a Dark Justiciar,” points out Reddit user ‘Sirens_Call1031.’

When players first encounter Shadowheart, she claims to be a Cleric devoted to Shar, a deity of darkness, the night, loss, and forgetfulness. She doesn’t remember much of her past, but she’s sure she always wanted to be a “Dark Justiciar,” one of Shar’s elite soldiers.

During Act 2, Shadowheart has the option to become one and follow blindly a cult-like religion that usually encourages similar dubious actions that the Durge’s main deity pushes them to do. “She said I was crazy for being Bhaal’s chosen, like girl, blindly following the Goddess of Loss isn’t that great either,” commented the OP.

“I’d love it if they added some back-and-forth argument dialogue with her for this scenario. Durge should totally be able to call her out as a hypocrite if XYZ events have already transpired in your game,” chimed in Reddit user called ‘Fogno,’ “Two gods’ Chosens bickering with each other is already the plot of our act 3 Big Bads, after all lol.”

While most fans agree that Shadowheart’s moral compass is one of the main plot points of her character, some are frustrated by how “annoying and judgemental” they can get while playing as Durge in Baldur’s Gate 3.

“She has no reason to cheer you on in your slaughter, because it doesn’t align with her purpose for killing. She gives me a headache as well, I think she’s meant to, especially after she goes full Dark Justiciar,” commented ‘bluefruitloop1.’

And that’s why Baldur’s Gate 3 Durge fans are getting annoyed with Shadowheart during their Durge run. If you want to know more about Larian Studios’ RPG, you can check how a fan accidentally cloned themselves and why some players think Druids are “stupid cowards.”

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