Jaheira, a character known for her leadership of the Harpers, is a valuable companion you can add to your party. Found in the early stages of Act 2, her location is nestled within the Last Light Inn in the Shadow-Cursed Lands. This guide will walk you through all steps to find and successfully recruit Jaheira to as a companion in BG3.
Where to Find Jaheira
Jaheira is located at the Last Light Inn in the Shadow-Cursed Lands, a place you will encounter early in Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3. This area is shrouded in mystery and danger, making it essential to approach with caution. The Last Light Inn is not just any ordinary inn; it serves as the headquarters for the Harpers, a group led by Jaheira herself.
- Area: Last Light Inn, Shadow-Cursed Lands
- Act: Early in Act 2
To meet Jaheira, you will need to defeat Ketheric Thorm in the Moonrise Towers. This encounter is a significant hurdle you must overcome to ensure your path crosses with Jaheira. After the battle, you will find her in the throne room of the Moonrise Towers, ready to discuss her potential recruitment.
How To Keep Jaheira Alive In Baldur’s Gate 3
Navigating the path to recruit Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled with potential pitfalls, as her life hangs in the balance more than other characters. Beyond the battlefield, numerous situations could inadvertently lead to her demise or cause her to perish unseen as an NPC.
Protect Isobel at The Last Light Inn
Amidst the chaos at The Last Light Inn, your primary objective is to thwart Marcus and Ketheric’s forces from seizing Isobel. Launch an aggressive assault against Marcus and maintain your party’s proximity to Isobel.
The confrontation will test your limits, but concentrate your firepower on Marcus. Karlach is a key player here, capable of inflicting substantial damage, especially when enraged.
If the adversaries capture Isobel, Jaheira will sense it. You’ll have to narrate the unfortunate turn of events. Aligning with Marcus gives you a slim chance to sway her opinion, but prepare for a confrontation as if you’ve been defeated.
Be mindful: Jaheira’s death, whether by your actions or others, eliminates the possibility of her recruitment. A failure in protecting Isobel will leave Jaheira devastated and vulnerable to the Shadow Curse. Offer her a safe haven at your camp until the Moonrise battle, safeguarding her from harm. Be vigilant during the intense battle following Isobel’s kidnapping, ensuring Jaheira’s survival is paramount for her future recruitment.
Note: If you’re playing as a Dark Urge character, make sure to not kill Isobel yourself or not at all. Because if you can’t convince Jaheira that it wasn’t your fault, she will try to attack you which means there will be no other choice what to kill her.
Guard Nightsong in The Gauntlet Of Shar
Before going on the Moonrise Towers assault within the Gauntlet of Shar, ensure Nightsong’s safety. This pivotal action will alter the land and solidify Jaheira’s survival.
Prevent Balthazar from capturing Nightsong and stop Shadowheart from causing her harm.
With Nightsong out of harm’s way, proceed to the Moonrise Towers assault. Adhering to the above guidelines will ensure Jaheira’s presence, alive and available for recruitment in the upcoming battle and beyond.
Note: If you kill Nightsong, it’ll weaken Isobel and the overall defenses of The Last Light Inn. Jaheira can possibly be killed off-screen.
How To Recruit Jaheira In Baldur’s Gate 3
Recruiting Jaheira at the Moonrise Towers requires careful decision making. You’re going to embark on a journey through the eerie Shadow-Cursed Lands. Your mission? Tackle a bunch of main quests, find a way to shield yourself from the curse, sneak into Moonrise Towers, explore the depths of the Gauntlet of Shar, and mingle with the Nightsong.
Fast forward to your assault on Moonrise Towers. Guess who’s there, waiting just for you? It’s Jaheira, right near the waypoint. Now, you’ve got two paths to tread:
Let her take charge of her Harpers army as their commander. She’ll be an NPC unit, doing her own thing. Or, sweet talk her into teaming up with you, making her a temporary ally. This way, you get to call the shots during the battle.
But remember, no fast travel from this dungeon. To do that, you need to step outside, close to the waypoint. And Jaheira is on the ground floor, so give her a shout if you want her back in action.
As you storm the first floor of the tower, brace yourself for a swarm of foes, some even dropping Soul Coins and Mind Flayer Parasite Specimens. With Jaheira’s Druid skills, unleash the Thorn Whip and Ice Storm. The Ice Storm is a game-changer, damaging multiple enemies and knocking them off their feet as they move.
Now, the real challenge: facing Ketheric Thorm at the tower’s summit. When his HP plunges to around 30%, he’ll bolt and hide in the pits below. Chase him down! Before making the leap, tell Jaheira, “Face Kethric with me.” Congrats, she’s now a full-time member of your party! But a heads up, you can’t swap her out just yet. Continue the quest to defeat Ketheric Thorm. Only then will you get the chance to change your party members.