With one of the saddest backstories that bleeds into virtually every action he takes, Wyll is definitely a stand-out companion in Baldurs Gate 3. He also happens to be one of the most powerful, and if you’re looking to recruit, level up, or romance Wyll, then keep reading.
Wyll has one of the most complex backstories in Baldurs Gate 3. He essentially chooses to sell his soul to the devil in order to reach living legend status. But, by doing so, he risks his entire life and is tormented by the devil during every waking moment.
Wyll’s character description reads
“Noble by birth, Wyll made his name as the heroic ‘Blade of Frontiers’. But to become a living legend, he struck a bargain with a devil, a bargain from which he longs to break free before it consumes his soul for good.”
Something else worthy of note here is the fact that Wyll hates Goblins. The game doesn’t really go into too much detail as to why, but this is something that you definitely need to consider when completing missions with him, as his moral compass is even worse than Gale’s when it comes to these creatures.
At base, Wyll has the following abilities:
- Strength: 10
- Dexterity: 16
- Constitution: 14
- Intelligence: 8
- Wisdom: 10
- Charisma: 16
As a Warlock, Wyll has access to three subclasses- Archfey, Fiend, and Great Old One. The Archfey subclass harnesses the power of nature and gives Wyll the ability to manipulate his enemies’ emotions. The fiend subclass gives Wyll boosted range and access to fire spells and the great old one is essentially a mix of both of these classes. It’s recommended that you choose the Fiend subclass, as this allows you to do a lot more damage to your enemies than the other options.
Unfortunately, Wyll belongs to the human race, which is easily one of the weakest races in the entire game, as you don’t get access to anything useful like Dark Vision or even a good stat boost.
On the other hand, Wyll does have some pretty interesting abilities. For instance, Armour of the Agathys gives Wyll 5 temporary hit points and allows him to deal 5 extra Cold Damage to any creature he hits with a melee weapon.
It’s also recommended that you aim to level up the deception and intimidation skills for Wyll, as these skills will allow you to make the most of his abilities.
How to Recruit
If you’re progressing through the story in a linear manner, you’ll find Wyll at the Emerald and Druid’s Grove. Once you’ve finished fighting the Goblins, you’ll be able to find Wyll inside the Hollow. After engaging in dialogue with him, you’ll find out that he was on the Nautiloid and he’ll then explain that he’s hunting Karlach. After this, Wyll will ask to join your party, to which you can agree or decline.
If for some reason you do decline Wyll’s offer, he will approach you again at the after-party, giving you another opportunity to recruit him. And if you still decline the offer, he’ll wait around at the same location, ready to be recruited.
However, recruiting Wyll is actually much harder than it might seem at first, as he’s a bit of a flight risk and can easily turn on you or abandon you, should you fail to comply with his morals. For instance, if you side with the Goblins at the grove, Wyll will turn on you and you will have no choice but to kill him. Similarly, if you don’t do anything at the grove, he will disappear after the Tieflings are killed.
So, if you really want to recruit Wyll, don’t side with the Goblins and comply with his philosophies.
How to Romance Wyll in Baldurs Gate 3
Contrary to popular belief, most but certainly not all, of the Baldurs Gate 3 companions are romanceable. However, Wyll is one option who is. However, this Warlock is one of the more difficult companions to romance, so be prepared to go through quite a lot of dialogue.
First and foremost, you can only romance Wyll if you have completed his companion quest. The Blade of Frontiers. This quest involves finding Mizura by tracking down a Golbin named Spike. However, the developers have mentioned that they’re looking to switch this quest with something different. Either way, make sure you’ve completed this quest before moving on to the next step.
You also need to make sure to not side with the Goblins, as Wyll will simply not romance with you should you decide to do this. This, of course, occurs during act 1. When the tieflings and the Goblins are at war
Finally, you will need at least medium approval with Wyll in order to romance him. Once you’ve met these prerequisites, approach him during the celebration at your camp. This occurs just before visiting the Underdark. He will initiate a dialogue commending you. You can then suggest sharing a bed, to which he will oblige.
Once you get to your bed, choose Wyll as your romance partner. He will get in bed with you, but will soon experience visions of his demonic patron. You can choose to persuade him back into bed or let him leave. Either way, you will chat about what on earth happened the next day.
To give you a better understanding of what will make Wyll happy, here are some examples of actions that will increase your approval with him:
- Kill goblins whenever you can, as Wyll hates these creatures more than anything.
- Upon meeting Karlach, choose one of the dialogue options that does not say you were sent by the paladins.
- Engage in combat with Autnie Ethel when you try and rescue Mayrina.
Similarly, here are a few actions that Wyll will certainly not approve of:
- Allow the Tiefling children to be killed in the Emerald Grove.
- Agree to open up the gate for the Golbin raiders.
- Spare Fezzerk’s life after you question him.