To get the Loviatar’s Love buff in Baldur’s Gate 3, which permanently grants a serious advantage in battle, seek out a torture chamber. To be blessed with this beneficial boon, you’ll need to learn more about the goddess Loviatar—or the Maiden of Pain—from one of her more zealous followers.
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What Is the Loviatar’s Love Buff?
Loviatar’s Love is a passive Status Effect that won’t be removed by time or rest. When the character with this buff falls below 30% health, they gain a +2 to attack rolls and saving throws for three turns.
The buff itself comes from the power of Loviatar: a cold-hearted Goddess known for her love of inflicting physical and psychological pain. Her followers are known to harm themselves to show devotion and to purify their spirits.
The only way to remove Loviatar’s Love is to fully die in battle. Upon being resurrected, your soul is wiped clean, removing any and all special effects.
How to Get the Loviatar’s Love Buff
The impressive Loviatar’s Love buff is granted to players by a follower of the fearful goddess Loviatar named Abdirak, who can be found in the torture chamber located inside the Shattered Sanctum within the Goblin Camp. If you haven’t fought the three bosses here, having Loviatar’s Love will give you a helpful edge in battle.
Once inside the Shattered Sanctum, head east to find Abdirak deep in prayer in the northern torture chamber.
Abdirak explains more about his devotion to the Maiden of Pain and how much he enjoys agony. Afterward, he’ll offer a full demonstration of his Goddess’s wisdom. Choose the following dialogue options to obtain his terrible, but necessary, offer:
- “What do you mean?”
- “It’s appalling.”
- “Clever man. How did you know?”
- “And how would you do that?”
- “All right, why not?”
When you agree to face the wall after the torturer asks, Abdirak begins whipping you with his torturous tool. However violent, this is the only option to get the desired buff.
To convince Abdirak and get the Loviatar’s Love buff in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll need to pass three checks using either Intimidation or Performance.
Upon receiving the Loviatar’s Love buff, Shadowheart will become inspired if she’s in your party due to her Acolyte background. Astarion will also be impressed by your fortitude if he’s present.
Getting whipped by a madman in a dark and dusty dungeon doesn’t sound like our idea of a great time. However, this permanent buff is well worth a little pain and suffering. Later battles in Baldur’s Gate 3 are anything but a walk in the park, so be sure to take every advantage to stay alive.