In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can save Nightsong by either persuading Shadowheart or telling it straight to her. But, there are instances when you have no other choice and you can’t stop Shadowheart from Killing Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3. Why is it so, and How to Fix it?
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a game with a ton of decision-making. Each decision you make will pave a completely different path for you. Then, on top, there are character ratings that allow you to go beyond a specific way with that character.
Nevertheless, Shadowheart is one of the main characters that you need to have a higher rating with in order to change more difficult decisions. If you don’t have that rating, then you will lose your privilege to change those decisions, like saving characters or killing some.
Why Can’t I Stop Shadowheart From Killing Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)
You can’t make Shadowheart change her decision on Killing Nightsong because of your low Approval Rating. If you have a medium to low rating, you won’t have enough trust factor on her.
This means, when she wants to kill a character, you won’t be able to save them or vice versa. The same goes with Shadowheart and Nightsong Dialogues.
She wants to kill Nightsong, just go make up for her goddess, and also take revenge for what has happened to her. All of this for satisfaction.
But, some might agree with Nightsong’s vision as well, not wanting to kill her through Shadowheart.
How to Stop Shadowheart from Killing Nightsong in BG3?
In the worst-case scenario or lower Approval Rating with Shadowheart, you will get two options;
- Kill her (Nightsong) and finish the ritual
- Choice of Shadowheart, not making it for you
Both of them will result in Shadowheart killing Nightsong. The reason is already discussed above that Shadowheart herself wants to kill Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3.
To stop Shadowheart from Killing Nightsong in Baldur’s Gate 3, you just have to increase your Approval Rating.
How to increase Shadowheart Approval Rating?
Go back and look for the favorite flowers of Shadowheart in the Shadowland. Do some side quests for her. Then come back to the Shadowheart and Nightsong dialogues.
You can also choose the Persuade Option when there is a dialogue between Shadowheart and Nightsong. During this, you have to pull a 20 roll. In case it doesn’t work, Nightsong will be killed by Shadowheart.
But, after all of this chaos, one thing that comes to mind is “Should you Kill Nightsong in BG3, or not“? It is totally up to you to find out.