Baldur’s Gate 3 is an incredible game with a massive world to explore for the players and numerous characters to interact with.
BG3 gives the player a lot of options when it comes to building their own character, one of these being the Dark Urge, a violent character that can make for an interesting playthrough.
What Is The Dark Urge
To play as the Dark Urge, the player must select that character from the customization screen before getting into the game. It is represented by a white Dragonborn Sorcerer character, but it can be fully customized, unlike origin characters. One exception to this is its background, which defaults to Haunted One.
The Dark Urge is a character with violent intrusive thoughts, that pushes the player to make the most evil decisions during their playthrough. The player can try to fight the intrusive thoughts too. Overall, the Dark Urge can be described as a customizable character with some lore around them, making them an interesting character.
Why You Should Play As The Dark Urge
Playing as the Dark Urge mainly fuels the game narratively, as the player will choose between giving in to their dark impulses, or trying to fight them. The Dark Urge gives the player a way to have a character with a deeper story than a regular customizable one, while still being able to customize it, unlike the other origin characters.
This also allows the player to witness unique cutscenes that they can only see if they play as the Dark Urge.
The player can also receive items they wouldn’t otherwise, such as the Deathstalker’s Mantle. This item can turn the character invisible if an enemy is killed by their hands. This can be unlocked by going through the Dark Urge’s personal quests.
Why You Should Not Play As The Dark Urge
The main con of the Dark Urge is, of course, the violent impulses which can affect the story. It is even possible to get some companions killed while playing as the Dark Urge.
The Dark Urge also has a set background, being the Haunted One, which can be an issue for some players.
Overall, the Dark Urge is a perfect choice for a second run in BG3 and allows the player to get a whole new experience.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available to play on PC and PlayStation 5.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a Dungeons and Dragons inspired RPG developed and published by Larian Studios. Featuring both a single player and cooperative element, players create their character by selecting a starting class, take on quests, level up, and engage in turn-based combat using the D&D 5th edition rule set.