Baldur's Gate 3: The Surprising Twist with Viconia DeVir
Baldur’s Gate 3 gives us a surprisingly evil choice with Viconia DeVir as a villain, leaving us to decide her fate. The Drow has always been a thorn in our side throughout the series, but the latest RPG game presents her in a new light that’s harder to ignore than ever.
As a character, Viconia has grown on me over the years. She debuted in Baldur’s Gate, where I had to battle her at the Friendly Arm Inn, before she eventually joined my party in Baldur’s Gate 2. Even in a series where characters can die in a massive crossbow mishap, I’ve always been hesitant to let her meet her demise. It’s not that I can’t bear to part from a character I’ve come to know over the course of two games, but I’ve grown attached to Viconia over time.
That said, you might want to kill her for her terrible crimes. She’s tortured people for years, and she’s pretty cold-hearted for the most part. It’s easy to justify killing Viconia in Baldur’s Gate 3, and there are actually a few reasons to do so.
If you’re hoping to make Viconia a more heroic character again, you’ll be disappointed to learn that sparing her has no major consequences in the late game. She’ll appear once more in the game’s final chapter, and that’s that.
On the other hand, if you’re a die-hard fan who’s been with her since the beginning, you might be able to justify her death a bit easier. For starters, her personality has changed based on Wizards of the Coast’s influence. Viconia is just another victim of the D&D franchise’s takeover, twisted to become a villain.
Kill Viconia and you’ll gain some legendary loot, including a powerful mace, robe, shield, and access to valuable chests. It also might feel like justice against a cold-hearted villain who has tortured others for years. Ultimately, your choice between sparing or killing Viconia comes down to your own moral implications, and your own personal attachment.
So, would you kill Viconia? Or would you spare her, no matter the consequences? Depriving an evil character of her life while gaining legendary rewards sounds pretty tempting, but some players might find it too difficult to part ways with a beloved character they’ve known for decades.
That’s your choice in Baldur’s Gate 3. Do you have any other difficult decisions to make in the RPG game? Check out our guide to the other choices in Baldur’s Gate 3, and prepare yourself for the final chapter of the game.