Baldur’s Gate 3 Jaheira companion guide

Fans of Baldur’s Gate remember Jaheira from her adventures in the Bhaalspawn saga. Those who don’t are in for a treat, as the Half-Elf BG3 Jaheira returns.

Baldur's Gate 3 Jaheira has long, light blonde hair and wears a green robe

Who is Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3? Multiclassed as a Druid and Fighter, BG3 Jaheira was a valuable companion in both Baldur’s Gate 1 and Baldur’s Gate 2. Her story is one of tragedy, from the death of her parents to the murder of her husband. Even though Baldur’s Gate 3 events take place 100 years after the original games, she’s again joining your party to help you take on all the challenges the land of Faerûn provides.

If you’ve read our Baldur’s Gate 3 review, you’ll know that picking the right companion for your character is essential to creating the perfect party. For more information on her Druid and Fighter classes, check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 classes guide. And, while you’re at it, reading up on what makes High Elves a versatile class in our BG3 races overview might help you understand Faerûn better – or help you decide which race you want to play for your own character. With that out of the way, continue reading to find out all we know about Jaheira’s return in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to recruit Jaheira

You can either meet up with Jaheira in the Last Light Inn, or during the assault on Moonrise Towers. If you opt to attack the Druid Grove, she may treat you with hostility.

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How to raise Jaheira’s approval rating

Given Jaheria’s strong personality and love of nature, protecting nature at any cost will garner her support. As a ‘true neutral’ character, she doesn’t get involved with petty deeds one way or the other, but she does not like it when you perform truly abhorrent acts.

How to romance Jaheira

Jaheira is the one companion who is unavailable for romance. You can still gain her approval (or disapproval) but nothing you do will lead to anything even remotely romantic.

Baldur's Gate 3 Jaheira stands on a step engaging in dialogue with an unseen character

Best Jaheira build

We suggest following our best BG3 druid build for Jaheira, as her spellcasting and shapeshifting abilities far outweigh the fighter portion of her kit.

Level 2

  • Poison Spray

Level 3

  • Underdark

Level 4

  • Guidance
  • Mobile

Level 5

  • Coast

Level 7

  • Swamp

Level 8

  • Tough

Level 9

  • Forest

Level 10

  • Resistence

Level 12

  • Alert

And that’s all the information and advice we have for this storied returning character in Baldur’s Gate 3. She undoubtedly makes for a powerful ally – as she has in previous games – while playing a major role in the main scenario. Check out our guide on the other returning hero and friend of Jaheira, Minsc. If you missed the previous two games that came out decades ago, our lore, setting, and timeline article will also get you up to speed with the world of Faerûn.