Top 10 Most Evil Things to Do in Baldur’s Gate 3

From morally questionable to outright diabolical, here are the top 10 most evil things to do in Baldur's Gate 3.

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1. Give Scatch Back to His Original Handler

Scratch is definitely one of the best boys out there. He brings you items he finds as gifts, aids you in finding treasures, and revives you and your party members with kisses. If you have the Owlbear cub in your camp, then you must have also seen Scratch comforting the Owlbear Cub after its dreaded nightmare. 

Without a doubt, Scratch is a sweet addition to your camp of tadpoles. Unfortunately, Scratch is not your dog, nor does he belong to Gomwick, the unfortunate courier. Rather, he belongs to Angry Mar’hyah, who proves to be anything but an animal lover. Using Speak with Animals to talk with the courier canines in the cages, and you will find out that Mar’hyah abuses the dog. So, by returning Scratch to Mar’hyah, you damn him to a life of abuse and locked up. 

Seriously, why did you do it?

Honorable Mentions

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Other than the cruel deeds listed above, here are some honorable mentions. The following choices don’t make it to the top 10 because they either harbor some kind of positive outcomes, lack significant impact, don't match the intensity of those listed previously, or are just straight-up funny:

  • Release 7000 vampire spawns: This is a nightmare for the residents of the Underdark. However, you give these people, now vampires, a second chance at life after being locked up for who knows how long. Releasing the spawns also allows the Gur children to reunite with their families. 
  • Break the wand that can resurrect Mayrina’s husband: Resurrecting Mayrina's husband, Connor, might appear compassionate. But in reality, having an emotionless zombie as her husband and the father of her unborn child is quite unsettling. Of course, you can convince her to break the wand herself in Act 3. However, if you want to follow a darker path, why wait until then?
  • Sacrifice your companion to BOOOAL to gain a buff: The decision is nefarious, yet the suffering of your companion ends swiftly, leaving little room to reflect on your malevolent deed.
  • Chop off Gale’s hand: Just another day in the life of Dark Urge. Gale is still alive, and you can use his hands for some quests later on.
  • Give the Noblestalk to Baelen: Doing this restores Baelen's memory, uncovering his true nature as an abusive husband to Deryth. Deryth will leave him eventually, and she will have a chance at a better life free from an abusive partner.
  • Launch the Deep Gnome Barcus from the windmill: It’s horrible. But at least you get to see a flying Gnome.
  • Force the goblin to eat feces: Either you or him.

Of course, the 10 most evil things to do in Baldur’s Gate 3 presented here reflect just one opinion among many. Given the vastness of the game and the sea of possibilities available, each player will have different interpretations and feelings. There are undoubtedly more sinister choices than the ones listed above. So, don’t hesitate to tell us in the comments about the malicious deeds you have done during your playthrough!