Do you want to be an Oathbreaker Paladin in Baldur’s Gate 3? To do so, you must first abandon your oath by breaking it. There are various actions you can complete in the game that will break your oath. These actions are determined by the type of paladin you start with; Vengeance, Devotion, or Ancients.
Why would you choose to break your oath? The answer is obvious — to become more powerful. The Oathbreaker Paladin gets unholy abilities that normal Paladins simply cannot access without breaking their oath. This gives you more freedom in the game if you want to act out and be evil. This guide will show you how to become an Oathbreaker Paladin in Baldur’s Gate 3.
How to abandon your oath in Baldur’s Gate 3
To break or abandon your oath in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must complete an action that goes against the oath your Paladin took. This is simple to do if you know what actions to look for. Once again, this is dependent on the oath you took prior to starting your playthrough.
Some actions that can break your oath are:
- Freeing the goblin prisoner in the Emerald Grove
- Killing Pandirna in Emerald Grove
- Killing the Tieflings holding Lae’zel prisoner
- Killing Scratches on Risen Road
Once your oath has been broken, you will get the Oath Broken status effect and be greeted by the Oathbreaker Knight. Once this happens, you will not be able to use your channel oath charge. Head back to camp and talk to the Oathbreaker Knight. If you accept his offer of power, you will become an Oathbreaker Paladin. Any abilities that you had belonging to your previous oath will be replaced with the Oathbreaker abilities.
How to restore your oath in Baldur’s Gate 3
If you accidentally broke your oath in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can restore it by talking to the Oathbreaker Knight. This is the only way to restore your oath and it will also cost you 1,000 Gold Pieces.
Because of this, you should make sure that you want to break your oath before committing to it. Accidentally breaking your oath will lead to you wasting a lot of money so choose your words and actions carefully.