This Baldur’s Gate 3 demigod isn’t the powerful ally you might have hoped for

Souhardya Choudhury
Dame Aylin Baldur's Gate 3

Although saving Dame Aylin in Baldur’s Gate 3 seems to be the morally correct choice, she will not be helping you that much once you move past the ending stages of Act 2.

As you progress through the Moonrise Towers and Shadowheart’s questline in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will soon meet Dame Aylin, also known as the Nightsong. Even though she is one of the most important entities in Act 2 and is basically a demigod, it’s difficult to consider her useful.

If you decide to save the Nightsong and betray Ketheric Thorm, he will lose his immortality and you can then move to the final stages of Act 2. Alternatively, you can also make Shadowheart kill Dame Aylin with Shaar’s spear.

Considering you saved Dame Aylin and made Shadowheart betray Shaar and get Selune’s blessing instead in Baldur’s Gate 3, the Nightsong will be a permanent ally of your party until the later stages of Act 3.

And here comes the conflicting issue. Dame Aylin might prove to be extremely useful during the fight with Ketheric Thorm and Myrkul at the end of Act 2, but what after that? She will not really help you in any of your battles and won’t be a companion.

Rather, she will stay at camp with Isobel, without getting involved in any objective whatsoever. Halsin will get kidnapped by Orin, Vlaakith can send her regards, Yurgir can show up randomly, and so much more can happen depending on your choices, but Dame Aylin won’t move an inch.

It is not until the decisive battle with Lorroakan that Dame Aylin finally gets involved in something in Act 3. However, she will likely be dealt with quickly by the overpowered elementals Lorroakan summons.

Thanks to her immortality, her deaths do not bring any harsh consequences in your Baldur’s Gate 3 playthrough. Now if you think that killing her or letting Balthazar capture her would be the right choice in Act 2, be warned that it might not be the best outcome if you want to romance Shadowheart.

So if you want a healthy relationship in the camp and other factions, saving her is definitely the right decision. However, don’t assume that she is some omnipotent almighty being who will one-shot everyone in her path because she is the daughter of Selune.