Baldur’s Gate 3, better evolve half-Illithid or not?

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At the end of Act 2 of Baldur’s Gate 3, the true identity of the Dream Visitor and Guardian is revealed to you. Calling himself Emperor, he is a Mind Flayer who has escaped the clutches of the One and is trying to help you destroy him. To this end, we are offered a new tadpole from the astral, which can transform us into a half-Illithid.

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As you might expect, there are positives and negatives to accepting this offer, so we’ll explain whether or not you should evolve in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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What if you evolve? —

Becoming a half-Illithid will radically change our appearance: the eyes will become dark and colorless, and black veins will cover the entire face. We gain access to more powerful Illithid abilities once we use the tadpoles to unlock them. Some of these skills include Counterspell, beast form, and even permanently increasing charisma – very powerful things. However, all party members will disapprove: later they can be convinced to transform as well, but all will be extremely resistant to the idea.

As for the game’s story, while becoming a half illithid doesn’t have much of an impact, it does open up the possibility of becoming a full-fledged illithid. Fully transforming into a Mind Flayer will drastically change the ending of the game, so be careful if you go this route.

Half-Illithid or not in Baldur’s Gate 3? —

Overall, there aren’t many downsides to becoming a half-Illithid, at least in the short term. Against a slightly uglier appearance, we gain access to some powerful abilities and the ability to become a full-fledged Mind Flayer later in the story if we wish.

However, this won’t win us any friends, and people around the world may not like our new form. If you want to be a real Lawful Good character, you shouldn’t accept the transformation. Likewise, if you go against the Emperor and align yourself with the Absolute, then transformation is a bad idea. This is mostly a role-playing decision, but if you want to become as powerful as possible, yes, you’ll need to transform into a half-Illithid.

Written by Ryan Woodrow for GLHF

Source: Gazzetta It

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