The Wizard of Waterdeep – Baldur’s Gate 3

Early in the game you’ll find yourself on a beach, washed up figuratively if not literally. The party members you gathered in the first part of the game will be gone, but you won’t have to look too far to fill those spots – several companions are scattered around this small area. You just have to find them.

One of the easier companions to miss is Gale, the Wizard of Waterdeep. He’s gotten himself into a bit of a predicament, but you won’t even know it unless you go looking. Gale is a wizard with many useful spells and an interesting story. So where can you find Gale in the game?

After you pass through the crashed mind flayer ship, you’ll come upon some footprints. They point toward an Ancient Sigil Circle – one of many that you will be able to use to fast travel across the map. This one looks unstable, and your character will comment on it as you pass by.

Clicking on the Ancient Sigil Circle, you’ll approach it. Here is where I personally missed Gale the first time around – the game will tell you that the rune looks dangerous, and you’ll have two options: touch it, or leave. If you leave, you won’t find Gale.

If you touch the rune, a hand will emerge, and Gale will ask for assistance.

You’ll have a couple of options here. You can ask him who he is or slap his hand, but both of these choices will bring you right back to the other options. Your other choices are to leave (in which case you won’t get Gale), or attempt a Strength check to get him out. You may also have another ability check option, depending on your class.

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However you choose to try to get him out, the check should be fairly easy to meet. If you succeed, you’ll yank Gale out of the Ancient Sigil Circle. He’ll be very grateful, and after a short conversation you can invite him to join your crew.

Gale is a wizard, meaning he can learn spells from scrolls. He has a very amiable and charismatic personality, making him one of the more pleasant companions to interact with.

This guide is a work in progress, and will be updated regularly with more info on the continuation of Gale’s questline.

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24 days ago

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