Baldur’s Gate 3 – How to get Loviatar’s blessing from Abdirak

Baldur’s Gate 3 – How to get Loviatar’s blessing from Abdirak
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Do you want to get Loviatar’s blessing in Baldur’s Gate 3? This buff is one that you can get early on and carry with you throughout the rest of the game. Of course, you first need to track down the NPC is give the buff to you. His name is Abdirak.

Deep within the Shattered Sanctum, you can find the Bloodied Shrine. Here, you can obtain the love of the Goddess of Pain herself. While you are here, be sure to pick up the companion Minthara. Loviatar’s Blessing is something that can help you on your path to some romance options in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Certain characters like Astarion and Shadowheart will love seeing you go through the ritual to get the blessing. Build up Astarion as a better companion in the game. Here is how you can get Loviatar’s Blessing from Abdirak in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to get the Loviatar’s Love buff in Baldur’s Gate 3

To get the Loviatar’s Love buff in Baldur’s Gate 3 you need to go through multiple skill checks from Abdirak. You can locate Abdirak by going to the Shattered Sanctum inside the Goblin Camp to the east of the Blighted Village.

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Once you have reached the Shattered Sanctum, head to the right side to find the Bloodied Shrine. This is where Abdirak, a servant of Loviatar is standing. He will be all too eager to torture you. There is another torture chamber here as well.

Talk to him and get ready to receive your punishment. Throughout the interaction, you will have multiple Constitution, Performance, and Intimidation rolls that you can make as Abdirak hits you with his mace, causing you to lose HP in the process. This weapon can be changed if you have read the ‘On Receiving Her Grace’ book. Other weapons like a whip can also be used.

Astarion and Shadowheart will approve of this interaction and think you are having a grand old time while Karlach will disapprove. You will see the approval or disapproval appear after each one of Abdirak’s blows. Once you are done and have succeeded in the checks, you will get the Loviatar’s Love blessing. Overall, this is an easy encounter that just requires a bit of a blood sacrifice.

What is the Loviatar’s Love buff in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Loviatar’s Love is a permanent buff that you can get from Abdirak in the Shattered Sanctum. Once obtained, it gives you a +2 bonus to attack rolls and Wisdom saving throws while your hit points are below 30%. This powerful boon, however, can disappear randomly so make sure to watch for this.

Did you know?

All permanent buffs such as Loviatar’s Love and Volo’s Eye disappear when your character dies and is revived. This can be from Withers or from the revivify spell.

If you manage to gain this blessing during your playthrough, it will remain throughout the entire game and is very useful in combat later on. It can even be used against the Goblin Leaders you encounter in this area to deal more damage.

Other characters of importance in this area include Halsin, Priestess Gut, Minthara, and Ragzlin.

Now that you understand what Loviatar’s Blessing is, you might be interested in knowing where all the Underdark entrances in Baldur’s Gate 3 are. You might also want to know how to poison the Goblin Camp.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Loviatar’s Love – FAQ

What happens if the Loviatar’s Love buff disappears?

If the buff disappears, you can try reloading the game. Loviatar’s Love tends to disappear if your character dies.

Does Loviatar’s Blessing permanently disappear if you die?

Yes. This blessing and a few other permanent blessings disappear if your character dies and needs to be revived.