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I looked through the game files and found the missing companions!

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Minsc Ranger: the only returning companion from the Bhallspawn Saga
Helia: The Werewolf
Karlach: already in the game but haven't found her class

[img]https://imgur.com/GrFYAee[/img]

That makes 8 compaions in total, I doubt they will add more than those.

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Were wolves, space hamsters and vampires, OH MY!

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I really hope Karlach is not a companion. I think she has the dialogue I hated the most. And it means we won't have a nice and friendly female companion. Damn... she cursed so much in that dialogue that in the end I just killed her.

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Are we sure these are companions and not camp followers like Halsen and Volo?


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Nope, they are 100% companions their scripts are completely different from any other NPC in the files!

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I imagine that Karlach will be a ranger. It is the basic class missing so far, and she is depicted with a crossbow. Might be a ranged fighter or rogue, of course, but it would make sense to have a ranger in there.

I agree with other comments - another snarky female companion? I'm going to be taking Aatarion up on his offers at this rate.

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Nice find.

I never found any werewolves in my playthrough. Is she a Druid? And Karlach is a paladin?

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Minsc has been a ranger since BG1 and Larian won't add two ranger compaions.

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Originally Posted by Hawke
Minsc has been a ranger since BG1 and Larian won't add two ranger compaions.

Keep forgetting that Minsc was/is a ranger. He is definitely a closet barbarian.

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“Ze barz, they bend and twist with my BERSERKER STRENGTH!”

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Originally Posted by Sadurian
Originally Posted by Hawke
Minsc has been a ranger since BG1 and Larian won't add two ranger compaions.

Keep forgetting that Minsc was/is a ranger. He is definitely a closet barbarian.


Yep, he even had a berserk ability. In BG1 there was no barbarian class (they added it only much later at Enhanced Edition). I am sure that he would've been a barbarian.

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I always ran him as a barbarian, despite (IIRC) having to alter things to give him two-handed sword proficiency. I don't think he used his bow a great deal back in the days when I was running him.

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Originally Posted by Zress
Yep, he even had a berserk ability. In BG1 there was no barbarian class (they added it only much later at Enhanced Edition). I am sure that he would've been a barbarian.

It will be interesting to see what class he emerges with in BG3. Will they stick with canon (and avoid all the hate that would come from changing him), or will they bow to the inevitable and have him dual-classed or a full-on barbarian?

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I think he was always meant to be a Rashemi Berserker (Barbarian). And he was on his dajemma (type of rite of passage) when we first see him in BG1, as he was guarding Dynaheir who was trying to prove herself and become a Hathran, and he tried to gain admittance into the White Dragon lodge, which is an order of Berserkers.

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Hopefully Boo will be an independent character/creature now. Graphics have moved on a lot from BG/BG2, and having a hamster, even a dwarf giant space-hamster, scurrying about the place would be fun.

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The real question is are we going to get Jim Cummings as the voice actor for him???

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Easter egg with a book about space hamsters ingame, so that could be feasible.

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Minsc is a Ranger otherwise he would not have an Animal Companion in Boo.

What happened is he took a knock to the head (his big purple mark is a scar not a tattoo), and became essentially a 'fallen Ranger' and lost most of his brain cells, but gained berzerker rage.

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The most exiting aspect of having Minsc in my party is the potential banter between him and the companions we got. I hope he won't try to kill them all..it's like five edwins

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I think Minsc and Wyll will be great fun together. Minsc probably isn’t smart enough to understand how full of s—— Wyll is, at least not at first, and will take his desperate performance of being a hero as genuine.

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