Baldur’s Gate 3 Wyll companion guide – best build, stats, and inspiration

Baldur’s Gate 3 Wyll companion guide – best build, stats, and inspiration
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Want to know everything about Wyll in Baldur’s Gate 3? With a demonic source of power, the ‘Blade of Frontiers’ hero isn’t quite what the legends tell you. That fiend grants him much of his magic prowess.

He’s among the most powerful Baldur’s Gate 3 companions, especially with his Eldritch Blast cantrip. The Warlock class, while not as spell-heavy as the Wizard, can stand its own in direct combat unlike some of the other Baldur’s Gate 3 classes and subclasses.

Baldur's Gate 3 Wyll: A screenshot featuring Baldur's Gate 3 showcasing Wyll encountering a Tiefling child.

Who is Wyll in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Wyll is a Human Warlock and potential companion in Baldur’s Gate 3 that you’ll find in the Druid Grove area. He’ll join your fight against the goblins at the entrance of the Druid Grove. You can then find him sparring with young Tieflings within the Tiefling camp. As you hunt for a cure for the Mind Flayer’s tadpole, you learn that he has one too. This means that the parasite quest gives you a common goal. Wyll will agree to join your party as long as you agree to help him slay some goblin leaders.

Bear in mind that one of these leaders is Minthara, a potential companion option. You won’t be able to team up with Wyll if you pick Minthara. With a smaller spell pool than the companion Gale, Wyll makes up for it with solid combat stats and offensive spells.

Wyll’s background and inspiration

Wyll calls himself a hero and appears to have many tales under his belt so it’s no surprise that he has the Folk Hero background. Align your choices with this background to gain Inspiration. This can be used to reroll important dice rolls in the game. Here are some of Wyll’s background goals:

  • Unmasking The Truth – Free one of the Hag’s masked thralls.
  • A Timely Rescue – Save Findal from the goblins who kidnapped him.
  • The Most Unfortunate Gnome – Rescue the gnome from his fate at the windmill.
  • Rescued From The Flames – Save whoever you can from Waukeen’s Rest.
  • Liberator – Liberate the enthralled fishermen from the mind flayer.

Wyll’s starting skills and attributes

Wyll’s skills and attributes are rather odd for a Warlock. He shows up with a Rapier, Leather Boots, and Padded Armour. His high Constitution score means that he can take a beating, especially if you opt to use the Mage Armour spell. And a solid Charisma stat means that this smooth talker is great at persuading or intimidating NPCs. Here are Wyll’s skills:

  • Arcana
  • History
  • Intimidation
  • Persuasion

And here are Wyll’s ability scores:

  • Strength: 9
  • Dexterity: 13
  • Constitution: 15
  • Intelligence: 14
  • Wisdom: 11
  • Charisma: 16
Baldur's Gate 3 Wyll: A screenshot featuring Baldur's Gate 3 showcasing Wyll.

Best Wyll build

Wyll is a durable spellcaster thanks to his Fiendish Pact. This grants him The Dark One’s Blessing which gives him temporary hit points if he slays an enemy in combat. This increases based on your Charisma. As for damage, the Eldritch Blast will be your constant source of damage. But if someone gets close, sword attacks are an option too. Remember that you can pick the Archfey and Great Old One subclasses if you’d like to manipulate emotions and psychic energy respectively. This can be done with the help of Withers at camp.

At level 2 Wyll will be able to select two Eldritch Invocations. The following options are a great way to power up Eldritch Blast:

  • Agonizing Blast – adds your Charisma modifier to the damage roll
  • Repelling Blast – pushes enemies 4.5 meters away with Eldritch Blast

At level 3, Wyll can use the Pact of the Chain to summon a familiar. The Imp is your best bet, with a sting attack that deals poison damage. It also has wings, letting it fly. You can even turn it invisible to act as your spy in hostile territory. A companion you can summon without exhausting spell slots is an incredible boon.

When you get to learn a spell, I’d suggest learning Misty Step over an offensive one like Burning Hands. You can learn another spell at level 3 either way. This is because Misty Step lets Wyll teleport to any spot that he can see as a bonus action. Being able to instantly reach the high ground or an enemy is an amazing spell to have. This also makes retreats much easier.

Level 4 lets Wyll pick from one of the Baldur’s Gate 3 feats. But I’d suggest the +2 Charisma ability improvement instead. This ties well with The Dark One’s Blessing. You can also pick another cantrip and a spell. Scorching Ray is a particularly devastating option that goes well with Hex.

Hex lets you deal bonus damage to a target so try to activate it before firing off offensive spells. Remember that you need Concentration to do so. Attacks can break Concentration so be careful. You can let other party members take advantage of this utility too.

Level 5 grants Wyll two more Eldritch Invocations. One with Shadows or Armour of Shadows is a good defensive pick. He can also pick a powerful third level spell. Fireball is a good option. While he does have fewer spell slots than Gale, his familiar paired with his offensive options make Wyll a good choice for any adventuring party.

At level six, you’ll get another spell slot. Hunger of Hadar is a good pick as it creates a deadly sphere that deals Cold and Acid damage to enemies. Note that this requires concentration to maintain. And at level 7, you’ll get another Eldritch Invocation and another spell slot. We recommend Blight for the spell as it’s great against tanky foes. As for the former, the Book of Ancient Secrets gives you Ray of Sickness, Chromatic Orb, and Silence once per Long Rest without using up precious spell slots.

And once you reach level 8, consider using the Ability Improvement feat to build your Charisma even further. This will let you become a potent Warlock both on the battlefield and during conversations with NPCs.

Wyll companion quest guide

Players will need to speak to ask Wyll about the Goblins and the Tieflings. He then opens up about why he dislikes Goblins. He doesn’t talk about his glass eye when asked. Later on, players will need to choose not to bring him along to the goblin camp or the windmill in the Blighted Village. Head over to the windmill, speak with the goblin Spike and persuade him into handing over the prisoner and release him.

Head back to the campsite and add Wyll back into the party then head to the Goblin Camp. Look for Spike and speak about Mizora. Players will need to kill Spike and Abdirak when he says that Mizora is no longer there. Mizora is responsible for giving Wyll his Warlock powers. Wyll will then open up about Mizora. Go to bed after this conversation. Head back to the Goblin Camp, speak with the Druid Halsin in their prison and hunt down all of the Goblin leaders while Wyll is still in your party.

Wyll also wants to hunt Karlach. He believes that she is evil and has been tasked with slaying this devil. When you meet her at the Risen Road, you can choose to hear her out and convince Wyll that she is not a threat. This will sour things between Wyll and his patron. So remember that this action has consequences.

Baldur's Gate 3 Wyll: A screenshot featuring Baldur's Gate 3 showcasing Wyll in combat against goblins.

How to raise Wyll’s approval

Here’s how to raise Wyll’s approval in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Show Guex in the Druid Grove your sword fighting technique
  • Crush the Tadpole outside of the Druid Grove
  • Tell Scratch (dog) that he can come to your Camp if his friend doesn’t wake up.
  • Try to persuade the goblin guard outside the Goblin Camp
  • Agree to fight Fezzerk in the Blighted Village
  • Decline the Devil’s invitation to remove your Tadpole
  • Agree to help Zevlor
  • Make Novice Crusher kiss your foot in the Goblin Camp
  • Help Karlach in Hunt the Devil quest
  • Find the evidence of Kagha working with Shadow Druids and expose her. (Quest: Save the refugees)
  • Defy Kagha by not making a habit of threatening children
  • Help improve Alfira’s song in the Druid Grove
  • Intervene in the dispute between Arka and the imprisoned goblin in the Makeshift Prison
  • Bring Mayrina back home (Quest: Save Mayrina)
  • Point out that Mayrina is being forced by Auntie Ethel to do things (Quest: Save Mayrina)
  • Make a deal with Auntie Ethel to remove the Tadpole from your brain (Quest: Get Help from Auntie Ethel)
  • Reassure Lae’zel in the Camp that she will survive and please Vlaakith
  • End the lives of the dying hyenas in The Risen Road

Did you know?

In the past, you could kill Karlach for Mizora to prevent Wyll from becoming a devil and then bring Karlach back to life. This would allow you to get the Infernal Robe without permanently killing Karlach.

And here’s what you shouldn’t do as they lower Wyll’s approval in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Smear dung on your face when Sentinel Olak asks you to
  • If you choose to walk in on the two trolls having sex in the Blighted Village.
  • Cruel Behaviors.
  • Agree to open the gate for goblin raiders.
  • He will leave you if you side with the goblins.

How to romance Wyll

You can romance Wyll at the refugee celebration. If you have a high enough approval rating with him, you can suggest sharing a bed with him. Pick him once you head to your bedroll. Before things get interesting, visions of his demoness patron will ruin the moment. You can talk about Mizora with him in the morning. Check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 romance guide for more information.

And that’s everything you need to know about Wyll in Baldur’s Gate 3. With an interesting storyline and his Eldritch Blast attacks, he’s a solid addition to any party. As a powerful spellcaster, he can counter enemy threats in both long-range and close-quarters combat. This charismatic character can also win conversations for you.

The Warlock is one of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 classes in terms of offensive options. The Trickery Cleric Shadowheart is also a good choice as a High Half-elf Cleric on her own personal quest. Stay tuned for more information now that Baldur’s Gate 3 has left Early Access.

Baldur’s gate 3 Wyll companion guide- FAQ

What class is Wyll in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Wyll is a Human Warlock in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How do you romance Wyll in Baldur’s Gate 3?

End the day at the bedroll and pick Wyll after the refugee celebration.