Can you create custom hirelings to recruit as companions? Or customize the pre-made ones (beyond class re-specification)?

I don't think it is possible through the vanilla game. Are there any mods which will let me do this?

I think I heard something about Larian Studios releasing example mods for how to create hirelings, but there's no workshop support for BG3 on Steam as of yet, so if such mods exist, I wouldn't know where to find them.

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A work around is to start the game multiple times, make a multiplayer game and let them join your party, make the chars and just close the other game instances.

IT is buggy when trying to remove them tho.

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    "IT is buggy when trying to remove them tho." Can you elaborate? Removing other players' characters from multiplayer sessions has a built-in process added in Patch #2. What is buggy about it?
    – TylerH
    Sep 1, 2023 at 17:47
  • @TylerH didn't know they fixed it yet. USed to be they got stuck in your party, unable to switch out if done this way.
    – A.bakker
    Sep 2, 2023 at 15:33
  • So no can do if already in a single player campaign?
    – Amarth
    Sep 2, 2023 at 20:31
  • @Amarth not that i know,perhaps there is a mod that allows you to change hirelings appearance
    – A.bakker
    Sep 3, 2023 at 8:26

Since Hotfix #9 (released October 6th),

You can now use the Magic Mirror on hirelings.

Same as with Tav, this does currently exclude race or body type, though.

Together with the pre-existing possibility to change the class of hirelings, through Withers, this comes very close (and closest) to being able to create them from scratch.


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    Hehe, "Scratch"
    – npst
    Nov 29, 2023 at 12:23

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