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Reputation represents the general perception of the party as a force for either good or evil, it affects interaction and outcomes with the people you meet, how your party members treat you, as well as shop prices, there're many ways to manipulate reputation in game.

Effects of reputationEdit

Companions' reactionEdit

Companions react to the party's reputation according to their alignments, making comments to indicate their mood, and may even leave the party. In
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, if you manually remove them when they're "Serious" or if they leave after "Break", it means their permanent disappearance; in
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, they'll temporarily depart to their usual waiting spots after "Break" until they find the party reputation suitable again to join; in
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, they wont leave at all. There's but one exception, a young lass who'll stick to you to the end no matter the campaign or what you do.
Reputation name Reputation score Good alignment Neutral alignment Evil alignment Description
Heroic 20 Happy Annoyed
Break
Break: Leave the party once any amount of XP of any source is received. In
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, this companion cannot be found ever again.
19 Happy Annoyed
Break
18 Happy Neutral Serious Serious: Seriously doesn't like the reputation and will threaten to leave the party on anymore disagreeable reputation shift, won't leave. but won't join the party if removed from party. In
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This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast‎ campaign.
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, this companion cannot be found ever again if removed.
17 Happy Neutral Serious
Popular 16 Happy Neutral Serious
15 Happy Neutral Annoyed Annoyed: Doesn't like the reputation of the party and encourages to change, won't leave, may join the party again if they can be found
14 Happy Neutral Annoyed
13 Happy Neutral Annoyed
Average 12 Neutral Neutral Neutral Neutral: Has nothing special to comment on the reputation, may join the party again if they can be found

7 and below: Paladin or Ranger protagonist will fail his class.
11 Neutral Neutral Neutral
10 Neutral Neutral Neutral
9 Neutral Neutral Neutral
Disliked 8 Annoyed Neutral Neutral
7 Annoyed Neutral Neutral
6 Annoyed Neutral Happy Happy: Likes the reputation, compliment comment, may join the party again if they can be found.
5 Serious Annoyed Happy
Despised 4 Serious Annoyed Happy
3 Serious Serious Happy
2
Break
Serious Happy
1
Break
Break
Happy

Civilians' reactionEdit

Highers reaction means better attitude, sometimes it's used in conversations to open more dialogues trees, yielding better quest outcomes, even unlocking new quests when the value is high. Charisma also adjusts reaction further more.

Reputation Effects
20 +4 reaction to party
18-19 +3 reaction to party
16-17 +2 reaction to party
14-15 +1 reaction to party
9-13 No adjustment
8 -1 reaction to party
No adjustment
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7 -2 reaction to party
-1 reaction to party
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6 -3 reaction to party
-2 reaction to party
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5 -4 reaction to party
-3 reaction to party
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10% chance of a group of Flaming Fist spawning and moving toward the party
Beware that killing the pursuing Flaming Fists will further decrease reputation
4 -5 reaction to party
-4 reaction to party
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20% chance of a group of Flaming Fist spawning and moving toward the party
3 -6 reaction to party
-5 reaction to party
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30% chance of a group of Flaming Fist spawning and moving toward the party
2 -7 reaction to the party
-6 reaction to the party
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50% chance of a group of Flaming Fist spawning and moving toward the party
1 -20 reaction to party
-7 reaction to party
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A group of Flaming Fist will spawn and move toward the party

In Shadows of Amn, instead of Flaming Fist soldiers, a group with very low reputation will be attacked by four Amnian Legionaries, an Amnian Centurion, and two Cowled Wizards. Unlike Flaming Fist soldiers, these authorities can be killed without further reputation loss.

Shop pricesEdit

Some shopkeepers may refuse to sell items to a villainous group, but all will lower their prices to a heroic party.

Note: For a further way to reduce shopping prices, see Charisma.

Different game manuals list incorrect values – those shown below are directly from the game files.

Reputation Price adjustment when buying
20 -30%
19 -25%
18 -20%
17 -15%
16 -10%
15 -5%
14 – 10 ±0%
9 +10%
8 – 7 +20%
6 +30%
5 +40%
4 +50%
3 +100%
2 – 1 +900%

Dream abilitiesEdit

In
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and
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, reputation also determines which special abilities Gorion's Ward can gain though dreams, more of which are unlocked by chapters starting chapter 2 and randomly happen when resting. Abilities from dreams are considered as Bhaalspawn abilities and are never lost so you may skip chapters without resting, but you do need to dream to get them by their unlock order. All the special abilities from dream will eventually be replaced by the one and only Slayer Form, and none of the Bhaalspawn abilities can be used in the Black Pits games.

Failing Paladinhood & The Path of RangerEdit

If the main protagonist is a Ranger or Paladin (except Blackguard) and the party reputation drops below 8, he is permanently stripped of his status and becomes a Fallen Ranger (or Fallen Paladin, respectively).

Doing so leads to a permanent loss of all class-related and special abilities. In
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, there's no way to revert this state, although in
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, the protagonist may seek and attain redemption by completing her class-specific Stronghold quest: Protector of the Umar Hills or Paladin Stronghold Duties, respectively.

Starting reputationEdit

Whenever you start a game either by generating a new character or by importing an existing one, your starting reputation will be adjusted by the alignment of the first character you created.

Protagonist alignment Starting reputation
Lawful Good 12
Neutral Good 11
Chaotic Good 11
Lawful Neutral 10
True Neutral 10
Chaotic Neutral 10
Lawful Evil 9
Neutral Evil 9
Chaotic Evil 8

Ways to change reputationEdit

Actions and deedsEdit

Reputation can be gained by donating gold at temples, up to a score of 18. Reputation is lost whenever the party commits a crime, ranging from theft to trespassing. For the serious crimes, such as assaulting, murdering and killing authorities, reputation will drop even if they go unwitnessed. "Injuring innocents" in the table below excludes non-lethal attacks without witness.[1]

Current reputation Stealing Injuring innocents Killing innocents Killing authorities Donation for an increase of 1
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20 -1 -2 -10 -10
19 -1 -2 -10 -10
18 -1 -2 -9 -9
17 -1 -1 -8 -9 500 5000 5000
16 -1 -1 -7 -9 400 2500 2500
15 -1 -1 -6 -8 300 2000 2000
14 -1 -1 -5 -8 300 1500 1500
13 -1 -1 -5 -7 200 1200 1000
12 -1 -1 -5 -7 200 900 800
11 -1 -1 -4 -6 100 700 500
10 -1 -1 -4 -6 100 500 300
9 -1 -1 -3 -5 100 400 200
8 0 -1 -2 -5 100 300 100
7 0 -1 -2 -4 100 200 150
6 0 -1 -2 -3 200 400 300
5 0 -1 -2 -2 200 500 500
4 0 0 -1 -2 200 1000 600
3 0 0 -1 -1 300 1000 1000
2 0 0 -1 -1 400 1200 1200
1 0 0 0 0 500 1500 1500

QuestsEdit

Baldur's GateEdit

Gain reputation (+)
Gain or lose reputation (+/-)
Lose reputation (-)

Enhanced Edition onlyEdit

Gain reputation (+)

Baldur's Gate: Siege of DragonspearEdit

Gain or lose reputation (+/-)

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnEdit

Gain reputation (+)
Lose reputation (-)
  • (-2 Rep.) In Dorn's quest at the wedding in the High Hall of the Radiant Heart, entering the wedding hall despite failing to convince the bride's brother that you are the bride's friend. Another (-1 Rep), for killing the bride afterwards.
  • (-2 Rep.) Buried Alive (if you accept the ransom)
  • (-1 Rep.) X3  Use the Slave Killing Device in the Ust Natha tavern in Chapter 5
  • (-1 Rep.) Demand every bit of coin from the village Immesdale, and threaten to destroy it unless the mayor fork up the money.
  • (-2 Rep.) Kill Saerk's daughter in Anomen's quest.
  • (-4 Rep.) In recruiting Jan, goad Trax to summon the guards.

AchievementsEdit

Hero achievement icon

HeroEdit

Acquire Heroic reputation.

Villain achievement icon

VillainEdit

Acquire Despised reputation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Game file: REPUTATI.2da