One of the most interesting aspects of Baldur’s Gate 3 is the unique aspects each main NPC takes. When it comes to your friend Gale, you have to navigate their desire for priceless magical artifacts. Giving these away can be a bummer, but the trade off is often worth it. Let’s dive into our Baldur’s Gate 3 Should You Give Gale Artifacts Guide.
There are Pros and Cons to Giving Gale Artifacts in Baldur’s Gate 3
Giving Gale magical artifacts is no different than giving any character any item. A few push of the buttons and your artifact is in Gale’s hands – or belly, I guess. Since he consumes these artifacts, handing them over is essentially kissing them goodbye for good.
Not every magical item can be consumed. Divine weapons or objects blessed by a deity cannot feed Gale. He also can’t consume large objects. Helpfully, the description of each magical item will clearly state that it can be absorbed by Gale.
Refusing to give Gale stuff can be problematic. Eventually, he will even conspire to steal from you if you reject him. On the flipside, it appears there will rewards for giving up artifacts later in the story. We will update this post as needed to cover these benefits.
Give Gale the Stuff You Don’t Want
The key to giving Gale artifacts is pawning off things you don’t need. Some magical objects are more powerful than others, so only hand over things that aren’t particularly useful. Gale treats all objects equally, so he will be just as satisfied with that Hag’s staff nobody wants as he would be your favorite magical item.
Don’t Talk to Gale
One cheeky way to avoid this issue is to avoid Gale entirely. If you can help it, do not initiate any conversations with your wizard friend. After all, most of his inquiries about his freebies happen when you talk to him about other things. While this might not always be an option, limiting your direct interaction with Gale is one way to avoid giving away the farm.
And that’s the rundown on whether you should give your artifacts to Gale in Baldur’s Gate 3. The choice is up to you, but things can get complicated if you refuse him too many times. We generally recommend limiting how often you speak to him, and giving him the stuff you don’t want when necessary.