Gortash or Orin: Who should you choose in Baldur's Gate 3?

Gortash or Orin: Who should you choose in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers players a rich and dynamic narrative with various choices to make throughout the game. One significant decision you’ll face involves Lord Gortash and a tempting offer. In this article, we’ll explore whether you should make a deal with Gortash in Baldur’s Gate 3, and we’ll provide insights to help you decide how to approach this pivotal moment in the game.

Should You Make a Deal with Gortash in Baldur's Gate 3?

Meeting Gortash at Wyrm’s Rock Fortress

When you first encounter Gortash at the Wyrm’s Rock Fortress, he proposes a deal that may alter the course of your adventure. He offers to work with you to obtain the Netherstone from Orin and control its power. Your first decision here is whether to accept his offer or decline.

If you choose to accept Gortash’s deal, you may experience certain advantages:

  • Gortash promises that you can navigate through the city without being harmed by him or his followers.
  • You will gain access to the power of the Netherstone, which could be beneficial for your character’s abilities.

While Gortash’s offer may seem enticing, there are potential risks:

  • Aligning with Gortash might have consequences for your character’s morality and alignment.
  • You won’t be able to romance Karlach.
  • Orin will become your enemy and will use the shapeshifters to attack your camp and capture your party members.

The Alternative Approach

You also have the option to decline Gortash’s offer and accept orin’s offer. This way the orin will stop attacking your camp. Moreover, you will become an enemy of Gortash if you decline his offer.

The decision to make a deal with Gortash in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a matter of personal preference and role-playing. Consider the type of character you want to role-play and how you envision your character’s journey in the game. Both choices have their unique advantages and consequences, so choose the one that aligns with your character’s story and goals. Enjoy the journey and immerse yourself in the rich storytelling that this game has to offer.

Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios. When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games