This companion from Baldur’s Gate 3 is Tav’s second in command according to fans

While Tav may be the default leader of Baldur’s Gate 3, many fans were wondering who would be his second-in-command, and one companion certainly emerged victorious.

As is often the case in D&D, there is usually no prominent party leader. However, in a game where you are the only player, it usually goes without saying that the player is the main character. This is entirely the case in Baldur’s Gate 3, where Tav retains his position as leader and caretaker of some troubled companions.

However, during a scene, Orin kidnaps a companion. This has some Baldur’s Gate 3 fans wondering on the game’s Reddit: who would take the lead if Tav disappeared?

“Let’s say, for the sake of argument, Tav is the one who is kidnapped, the one who intervenes in his absence?” the player asked, and then wondered if Shadowheart, Jaheira, Laezel, and Wyll could be “defended, but I don’t know. Jaheira feels more right considering she is, after all, the Great Harper, but I’m curious to see what other people might say. More generally, which partner ends up occupying that “right-hand man” position?

While the poster clearly thought Jaheira would be the ideal candidate, other fans thought Lae’zel would end up taking the reins. One user commented: “Everyone knows that Lae’zel is just going to come up with a chain and beat people up until they understand who’s in charge of the ska’keth.”

However, one user highlighted that “Lae’zel would take you on a crazy quest to please a “goddess” who everyone else thinks sucks and isn’t even very powerful or cooperative” instead of saving you.

Interestingly, some players thought Minthara would be the ideal second-in-command during an evil run where you romance her. One user revealed the reason for the idea: “Once you are hers, she would murder everyone to get you back.”