In Baldur’s Gate 3, players often seek ways to enhance their characters, be it through powerful gear, spells, or unique buffs. One such buff that stands out is the “Loviatar’s Love” buff. This guide will walk you through the steps to get this unique buff in Baldur’s Gate 3.


Who is Loviatar?

Loviatar, often referred to as the Maiden of Pain, Patroness of Torturers, and the Willing Whip, is a goddess in Baldur’s Gate 3. She is revered in the Torture Chambers, a place where pain and pleasure intertwine. Her followers, like Abdirak, are devout and find solace in the embrace of pain.

Finding Abdirak in the Shattered Sanctum

To begin your journey towards acquiring the Loviatar’s Love buff, you must first locate Abdirak, a devout follower of Loviatar. He can be found in the Shattered Sanctum, specifically within the Torture Chambers. To reach the Shattered Sanctum:

  1. Navigate through the Goblin Camp and the Blighted Village, which are situated to the west of the Ravaged Beach and Druid Grove.
  2. Once in the Blighted Village, locate a waypoint for easy return.
  3. Head west to reach the Goblin Camp.
  4. Within the Goblin Camp, find the entrance to the Shattered Sanctum.
  5. Upon entering the Sanctum, turn right to find two main torture chambers.
  6. Abdirak can be found kneeling at a bloodied shrine in one of these chambers.

Engaging with Abdirak

Upon interacting with Abdirak, he will enlighten you about Loviatar’s Worship and its association with pain. As the conversation progresses:

  1. Abdirak will extend an invitation for you to partake in the worship.
  2. Accept his offer, and he will position himself facing a wall.
  3. The worship involves enduring pain, symbolized by Abdirak whipping you.
  4. During this ritual, you will be presented with dice rolls. Successfully navigating through two of these rolls is crucial.
  5. Enduring the pain and passing the dice rolls will reward you with the coveted Loviatar’s Love buff.

Benefits of the Loviatar’s Love Buff

The Loviatar’s Love buff is not just a mere enhancement; it’s a testament to your character’s resilience and devotion. The buff grants:

  • A +2 bonus to all attack rolls and saving throws when your total health drops below 30%.
  • This boost is especially beneficial during intense combat situations.
  • The buff is permanent and remains active even after resting.

Party Reactions

Engaging in the worship of Loviatar and acquiring the buff can influence your party dynamics:

  • Party members like Shadowheart and Astarion will approve of your actions.
  • Specifically, Shadowheart, if present in your party, will feel inspired, connecting with her Acolyte background. This results in her achieving the “A Kiss without Mercy” inspiration goal.


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