Karlach Companion Guide - Baldur's Gate III Guide - IGN (2024)


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Karlach is a Tiefling Barbarian in Baldur's Gate 3 who seeks revenge on the man who sold her to an Archdevil when she was young. This companion guide outlines everything you need to know about recruiting Karlach to your party. Find out more below about where to find Karlach, her character sheet, companion quests, and how to romance her in BG3.

“Fresh-escaped from Hell, Karlach is finally free of the archdevil Zariel - but not from the infernal engine Zariel planted in her chest. With her first taste of freedom in ten years, Karlach is eager to find a fix for the engine that’s burning hotter and hotter before it burns her out completely. But even more premier in her mind? Exploring, finding like-minded travelers, falling in love (or lust)... and taking revenge on the man who sold her to Zariel all those years ago.”

Karlach Companion Guide - Location, Stats, and Romance

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Karlach’s Background

Karlach Origin Character Details

Karlach is an Origin character in Baldur’s Gate 3. Origin characters are playable heroes who have their own stories, desires, and attitudes toward the world. You can play as Karlach to live out her story, or you can choose to create a custom character and recruit her as a companion instead.

"Karlach has escaped ten years of service in the Hells with nothing but the axe on her back - and the infernal engine blazing furiously where her heart used to be."

Where to Find Karlach

The fieryKarlachcan be found in a Chapter 1 Quest, which is located on The Risen Road, in the northern part of the map at X:110, Y:499.

For more details on how to recruit Karlach and the crucial decisions you'll be faced with making, see our How to Find and Recruit Karlach guide.

Want to recruit even more Companions to your party? Why not check out our complete guide on How to Find and Recruit All Companions.

How to Romance Karlach


Interested in the fiery Tiefling? If you'd like to learn everything there is to know and see about her, you can learn how to romance her throughout the game and more about how in our romance guide here.

Karlach Companion Quest

Every companion in Baldur’s Gate 3 seems to have a personal quest that develops their character along a unique storyline. Companion Quests are often an opportunity for custom characters to build a relationship with the companion depending on their choices and reactions. Progression often occurs at the campsite but can still take place in the outside world too.

  • Walkthroughs for all Karlach Companion Quests are coming soon.

Karlach Character Sheet

At character creation, Karlach has the following starting Ability Points (stats):

Name Race Class Background Strength Dexterity Constitution Intelligence Wisdom Charisma Tags
KarlachTieflingBarbarianOutlander 17 13 14 11 12 8 Baldurian, Zariel Tiefling, Tiefling, Humanoid, Karlach, Barbarian

These ability points are set by default when you select Karlach. You may choose to instead customize the distribution of 27 ability points to adjust her stats. If you change your mind, you can always select ‘Use Recommended’ to revert back to the recommended values for her class.

Karlach’s Proficiencies

If you are Proficient in a Skill, you add a bonus to those skill checks, making you more likely to succeed.

Karlach has the following skill proficiencies:


  • Animal Handling
  • Athletics
  • Intimidation
  • Perception

At character creation, you have the option to edit your two skill proficiencies from the list below. You cannot choose a skill that already has proficiency from your Background or Race.

  • Nature
  • Animal Handling
  • Perception
  • Intimidation

Additionally, Karlach has the following Weapon and Armour Proficiencies:

  • Simple Weapons
  • Martial Weapons
  • Light Armour
  • Medium Armour
  • Shields

Karlach’s Race Features

“Descended from devils of the Nine Hells, tieflings face constant suspicion in Faerûn. Thankfully, their arcane abilities make them natural survivors.”

Karlach is a Tiefling. You cannot change Karlach’s race or subrace at character creation.

This race has specific features, including:

  • Base Racial Speed: You can move 9m per turn.
  • Darkvision: Can see in the dark up to 12m.
  • Hellish Resistance: You have resistance to Fire damage, taking only half damage from it.

In addition to Tiefling race features, the Zariel Tiefling has the following subrace feature:

  • Thaumaturgy (Cantrip): Gain Advantage on Intimidation and Performance Checks.


Karlach’s Class Features

“The strong embrace the wild that hides inside - keen instincts, primal physicality, and most of all, an unbridled, unquenchable rage.”

Karlach is a Barbarian. You cannot change Karlach’s class at character creation.

As a Barbarian, you gain the following class features:

  • Rage: While Raging, you are stronger, and you deal 2 extra damage with melee and improvised weapons, and when throwing objects. You have Resistance to physical damage, and Advantage on Strength Checks and Saving Throws.
  • Unarmoured Defence: While not wearing armour, you add your Constitution Modifier to your Armour Class. Wearing Heavy Armour impedes your Rage.

Karlach’s Background

  • Outlander: You grew up in the wilds, learning to survive far from the comforts of civilisation. Surviving unusual hazards of the wild will enhance your prowess and understanding.

You cannot change Karlach’s background at character creation.

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