Karlach vs Anders – Who to pick in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Karlach vs Anders – If you have been confused about who you should pick in Baldur’s Gate 3, then worry not, you have come to the right place. Baldur’s Gate features a lot of bits of dubious reputation, including the Paladins of Tyr, who are on a quest to hunt a runaway demon.

In the game, the player’s choice is key, yet when they try to be evil or good, they will eventually sometimes end up helping the other side without having a complete overview of the information. Karlach, with one horn, who is an injured Tiefling, rests alongside the river and claims that the cultists want to send her back to the place where she escaped, which is literal hell. 

Led by Anders, the cultists eventually turn out to be the Pladains of Tyr and admit to being in search of someone who has escaped from Avernus. However, at this point, they also tell you that Karlach has murdered a family. Now, given that the game does not make the truth particularly easy for the players to grasp, the players will have to do a bit of sleuthing to find out the whole truth. 

Remember that the following article contains consequences that players will experience within the game and reveals information you may not know. So, the gamers committed to role-playing might want to stop reading the article and discover what happens. 

Whom to side with: Karlach or Anders?

In a gist, here is what you should pick:

  • Karlach: The players who are good and neutral aligned.
  • Anders: The evil-aligned players.

In the game, the archdemon Zariel’s actual servants are the Paladins of Tyr. The players who cast ‘Speak with Dead’(to somebody who has the spell, switched party members) will find out about this from the dead. Anders admits to it upon being confronted, but they continue trying to persuade the player to keep helping them. 


On the other hand, Karlach is something unknown, but still, she is honest about being Avernus’s escapee. Additionally, she clearly wants to go back there and thus avoid being captured. Most of the players will find the plight justified and then help her. However, the players doing an evil campaign will be more than happy to assist the archdevil and eliminate the innocent Tiefling. 


That pretty much sums up all that there is to know about Karlach vs Anders – Who to pick in Baldur’s Gate 3?

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Last Updated on August 6, 2023

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