Baldur’s Gate 3: What is a guardian?

Want to know who the Guardian is in Baldur's Gate 3? Here's everything you need to know

Baldur’s Gate 3: What is a guardian?

Image via Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 thrusts players into a world of magical intrigue and dangerous adventure in the iconic Dungeons & Dragons universe. Developed by Larian Studios, this RPG masterpiece blends deep storytelling with tactical combat, inviting players to explore the forgotten realms of dungeons and dragons. Additionally, the game is also one of the best RPGs of all time.


The guardian is a character that players must create at the start of their playthrough(once they’ve made their character). A mysterious figure may sometimes appear in the player’s dreams.

Here is a comprehensive spoiler-free guide explaining everything about the mysterious guardian.

Everything you need to know about Guardians in Baldur’s Gate 3

At the beginning of Baldur’s Gate 3, players will have to design two characters; one of them is their character, and the other is a mysterious character also known as the Guardian.


After this, players will not see the guardian for a long time in their game; eventually, once players are well into the game, they will start to see the guardian.

Guardian Baldur's Gate 3
Guardian Baldur’s Gate 3( Image via Larian Studios)

The guardian is an NPC that players will occasionally speak to in cutscenes. Additionally, the guardian will also appear in the player’s dreams. He is interested in the player due to the Illithid parasite that is infecting the minds of all the party members from the beginning.

The Guardian’s true identity is revealed late in Act 3 when a Githyanki party attacks the camp. Players must defeat the party using their best weapons and spells.

Who is the guardian?

Players will then have to travel through a portal that will take them to an Astral plane. They will then encounter the guardian, who is in combat with the Githyanki warriors. Once the combat encounter is finished, the guardian will finally reveal that they are the Emperor.

Emperor Baldur's Gate 3
Emperor Baldur’s Gate 3( Image via Larian Studios)

Players might become sceptical after hearing this, but the guardian reassures them that they are fighting, opposing the absolute. From now on, on, it is up to the player whether they want to listen to the guardian and understand him or join the Githyaki in this epic conquest.

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