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Viconia DeVir is a neutral evil drow cleric and a potential companion in BGIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate I
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Originally a drow belonging to House DeVir from the city of Menzoberranzan in the Underdark, she no longer serves the spider queen Lolth, and is now a worshiper of Shar.

Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast


Viconia DeVir is available to recruit from Chapter One. She can be found in the north-west corner of the Peldvale area, where she is being chased by a Flaming Fist officer. This officer wants to kill her, which the party can choose to allow or prevent. Charming the Flaming Fist officer and talking to him reveals that Viconia is wanted for killing a farmer, his wife and his children, and that the murder was especially brutal. If you side with the officer, 100 XP will be awarded for killing her (no reputation penalty).

If Gorion's Ward speaks to her after defeating the Flaming Fist officer (250 XP, no reputation penalty), she will offer to join the party, provided you have high enough reaction. Recruiting her reduces the party's reputation by 2, because she is a drow and they are despised by the surface-dwelling races. In the Enhanced Edition, these two points are restored when Viconia is dismissed; decrease and increase happen every time, she joins or leaves. If the party's reputation grows too high (19+) for Viconia's liking, or if she is removed from the party, she will depart the game permanently.

If you wish to keep Viconia available to recruit later, you may kill the Flaming Fist officer and not speak to Viconia afterward. She will remain waiting in place until you return and speak to her.


  • As with all evil characters, she will end up fighting with Ajantis
  • She may come to blows with Kivan if they are in the same party for too long
  • Impressed by Branwen's strength and independence, something that she feels most topside women lack
  • Conflicts with Rasaad due to worshipping opposing deities
  • She respects Shar-Teel
  • She has unique dialogue if she's in the party when you encounter Baeloth


She has a natural magic resistance of 50% and high dexterity score of 19. With the right equipment and spells, she can be an excellent tank.

Note that in original BG1, the MR applies to both enemy spells and beneficial items/magic, which means healing or buffing Viconia can be a very frustrating affair, especially if she is in dire need of healing.

While Viconia has insufficient strength to wear full plate armor, she does possess sufficient strength to wear Ankheg Plate Mail, one set of which is freely available in Nashkel. This allows her to reach a daunting -4 AC with a normal shield, making her one of the best early-game AC tanks, though her HP will still be poor.

Starting levels
Average party level Level XP Gold Hit Points Weapon Proficiencies Equipment
1.00 - 2.99 2 1603 0 12 (Max possible:16)
  • Mace +
  • Sling +
3.00 - 4.99 4 6134 0 18 (Max possible:32)
  • War Hammer +
  • Mace +
  • Sling +
5.00+ 6 27628 0 27 (Max possible:48)
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When asked about her past, VICONIA reveals (quite proudly) that she is a dark elf from the Underdark city of Menzoberranzan. She says very little about her reasons for leaving that sunless realm, though separations of such a nature are never gentle.
She does claim to no longer worship the spider goddess Lolth, a change that even you know is often fatal. Her new faith is in the night goddess Shar, an appropriate choice for a drow, though this is not a firm indication that she has given up the brutal ways of her people.
She finds the laws of the surface world quaint and more than a little strange, but this is simply because of her lack of experience. Likewise, she seems a bit naive about how her race is viewed by surface-dwellers. Many will not give her the chance she seems to expect, and even being seen with her may affect how people think of you.
You know that as a drow, she has resistance to magic.


Help me! If you don't help me, they'll kill me. Initial meeting
We must run! Morale failure
Shar looks upon us with favor. Happy
Surface-dwellers can be so stupid. Unhappy-annoyed
I am disappointed by our lack of progress. Unhappy-serious
I have no desire to remain in the company of the witless. Unhappy-break
With the guidance of Shar, we shall prosper. Leader
I must rest. Tired
Drow are never this idle with their time. Bored
Lil alurl! For Shar! Battlecry1
Shar! Save me from the spider queen's vengeance. Hurt
Your forests seem very strange, and yet somehow familiar. Forest
'Tis akin to my home, but home does not welcome me. Dungeon
The light, it burns! Day
There's no roof to this world. Night
Jal khaless? Select1
Nightsinger, give me power. Select2
Oloth zha? Select3
Nau natha. Action1
Khaless nau! Action2
May darkness prevail. Action3
I pity you for your short lifespan. Action4
I am born of a noble race. Action5
Shar is a goddess of conviction and purpose. Action6
I'll go where you wish, if you keep me from the accursed sun. Action7
Greetings, darthiir. I know that you look upon me as an enemy, but perhaps we could ignore our differences. Interaction1
Iblith! If that is how you want things, then so be it.


I worship Lolth no longer.


Don't threaten me, Kivan. It shall only lead to your death.


If you wish to die, I am pleased to assist.


In the Underdark, you would be fodder for the kuo-toa. Insult1
You are one of the few among us whom I can respect. Compliment1
Male, fetch me something to eat. Special1
Death is not something to mourn. To death-general
It is sad that Kivan and I never understood each other. To death-Kivan
I am... flattered. Thank you. To-compliment1
I will not accept such arrogance from a male! On your knees. To insult1
Never again speak to me in such a manner!

To insult2

Get away from me, surface scum! Dialog Default

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear


Viconia is available to recruit by the end of Chapter 7 (SoD), she joins the fight against the Shining Lady's crusade and first shows up alongside her new companion (a duergar named Pfaug) in front of the Ducal Palace when the forces from Baldur's Gate set out to march against Dragonspear Castle. She can be recruited into the party here, for the loss of two reputation points. If not recruited or dismissed, she can be found within the Coalition Camp, where she can be re-recruited.



When asked about her past, Viconia snaps that there is nothing about her you need to know. Over time, you've learned that Viconia is a drow from the city of Menzoberranzan, though she left her home some time ago for unspecified reasons. Life on the surface has been hard for Viconia. She turned away from the traditional drow worship of Lolth and instead venerates Shar, goddess of darkness and loss. Viconia still finds the customs and mannerisms of surface-dwellers strange and takes malicious amusement in watching others struggle to decide how best to deal with her. Traveling with you has afforded Viconia some measure of protection, and she seems content, for the time being, to remain in your company during the march to Dragonspear Castle.


I will not lie down and die! Morale failure
Your companionship is not so grating as I feared. Happy
Your actions are as ill-judged as they are incomprehensible. Unhappy-annoyed
Do you seek to see me imprisoned or killed? Keep our profiles more discreet, then. Unhappy-serious
I cannot risk traveling with you any longer. Your actions threaten my freedom and my faith. I go. Unhappy-break
Putting a drow in charge shows you have exceptional confidence in me. Or you're exceptionally idiotic. Leader
Even you surface-dwellers have to sleep, don't you? Tired
Though peace and quiet is appealing at times, this is not one of those times. Let us move on. Bored
No mercy for those who oppose us! Battlecry1
Zah'har! Battlecry2
Victory shall be ours. Battlecry3
Death comes swiftly! Battlecry4
Your life is mine! Battlecry5
Ah! Damage
I bleed! Heal me! Hurt
Shar... take me... Dying
There is no roof to this world. Forest
Ugh, the stink of the collected rivvin. How I despise them all! City
I swim in memories of places such as this... most unpleasant memories. Dungeon
The peace of night ends, and the hectic brightness of the day takes over. Day
Praise to the Nightsinger. Night
Yes, abbil? Select1
I am yours to command. Select2
Vel'bol? Select3
Hm? Select4




Yes. Action1
Dosst orn. Action2
Fair enough. Action3
Jalbyr emp'poss? Action4
Shar guides my hand. Action5
I believe it's almost time for a new hairstyle. Action6
I hate all of you. Deeply. Action7
The darkness claims another. To death-general
Return to the shadows from where we came. To death-specific
Bleed for Shar! Critical hit
Curses! Critical miss
My weapon is faulty! Target immune
I cannot carry any more. It is dropped. Inventory full
You don't deserve what you cannot keep. Picked pocket
The night cloaks me. Hidden in shadows
Blast! My spell goes awry! Spell disrupted
The trap is baited and set. Set a trap


How much longer must we wait? Crowds are fickle things. I know too well what can happen when moods turn sour.
Not all of us will be so celebrated as you, O "hero."
Talk, and nothing more? I know what men want from me.
Me? Join you? That would drive Pfaug mad.
And drive him mad I shall. Are we off?

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal


Viconia DeVir is available to recruit from Chapter 2. She can be found in Athkatla's Government District near The Prison, where she must be rescued from followers of Beshaba, who want to burn her on a stake. If you try to rescue her, this will provoke the followers to attack your party.

As Drow have gained extreme notoriety in the Forgotten Realms, recruiting Viconia reduces the party's reputation by 2. This reputation loss is regained as soon as she is removed from the group.

If she is removed from the party, she can be found in the Graveyard, near the far entrance of Bodhi's lair.

In Enhanced Edition she will be level 8, trained in Mace, Sling, Sword and Shield Style, and War Hammer.


Alignment Change

It is possible to change Viconia's alignment from Neutral Evil to True Neutral. This is a long process that is only possible when romancing Viconia. A general guide follows:

Kind but assertive:

Viconia will frequently have outbursts towards you and occasionally lie to you, either to hide her insecurities and weaknesses or to try to push you away (as she has been hurt too often by people from the surface to think your intentions are truly kind & innocent). Always treat her with respect and kindness but with occasional Assertiveness when needed.

Don't rush:

At some point Viconia will feel scared and ask to stay the night with you, as much as she may push it, don't take this opportunity if you wish to successfully change her alignment (but do so kindly). After this, you can spend the night with her in the following opportunities in the future.

Don't Panic

Towards the end of Shadows of Amn, Viconia will break up the relationship, claiming it will never work. Don't panic, you can continue the romance in Throne of Bhaal, where early on Viconia will give it another chance, just convince her to stay with your party...

Completing the change:

If you did things correctly, in Throne of Bhaal, at about the time you reach Amkethran (Chapter 9) Viconia will remark about how you keep changing as you chase your destiny and ask if you want her to try to change, to care more about life. If you say you do wish her to try and change, her alignment will change to True Neutral.


In Baldur's Gate 2, her wisdom has been improved by three points and her magic resistance has increased to 65%.

Being an evil cleric her Turn Undead allows her to control almost any undead type (eg. liches and vampires at higher levels). This can be exploited by using the Sanctuary spell and/or by casting Invisibility on her, and then positioning her near enemy undead groups. Note that her Turn Undead will also affect good-aligned paladins, however, including Keldorn. This can be prevented with effects and spells like Remove Fear.

Her strength score of 10 prevents her from wearing most heavy armor (with few notable exceptions, like the lightweight Ankheg Plate Mail) but this problem can be solved by using strength-boosting effects and equipment such as Draw Upon Holy Might, the Gauntlets of Ogre Power, The Mauler's Arm and Potions of Strength. Her AC can reach high values due to her high base dexterity score, cleric class access to heavy armor, shields and AC/dexterity-boosting cleric buffs.

Her maximum Hit Points are rather low due to her being a single class cleric and she receives no bonus from Constitution. Thus, despite her potentially high AC and despite the presence of Hit Point-boosting equipment such as the Helm of Balduran, the Girdle of Fortitude and the Pale Green Ioun Stone the lack of powerful divine-based defensive spells (in contrast to arcane-based versions like Stoneskin and Mirror Image) can limit Viconia's combat effectiveness. Stat-boosting spells like Draw Upon Holy Might and Energy Blades are very useful for when Viconia joins a fight.

Due to her limitations players usually relegate Viconia to the back row, buffing and healing allies and using her sling and spells from afar; although the combination of her high AC, Magic Resistance and priest buffs/offensive spells like Blade Barrier can allow her to make occasional and brief forays into melee or even tank enemy spells.


When you ask about her recent past, VICONIA snarls that it is not your place to know such things of her. There is still pride in her voice when she speaks about her Underdark home of Menzoberranzan, but you get the feeling that there is nothing left for her there, her family and House most likely victims of typically vicious drow "politics." She has continued in her worship of the night goddess Shar, but that appears to have been the only boon to her exile. She seems sullen and bitter, and has certainly learned much of the intolerance she must face while living amongst surface peoples. Her natural abilities as a drow have faded with time, also contributing to her lost sense of belonging.


Main article: Viconia DeVir/Quotes
We must flee to fight another day! Morale failure
I find this a most satisfactory arrangement. Happy
Surface-dwellers can be so stupid. Unhappy-annoyed
I am beginning to tire of spending my time with fools. Unhappy-serious
I have no desire to remain in the company of the witless. Unhappy-break
I see you have learned much in your short lifespan. Leader
How long do you intend to crack your whip on my back?! I say we stop now. Tired
The drow are never this idle with their time. Bored
Lil alurl! For Shar! Battlecry1
No mercy for those who oppose us! Battlecry2
Ultrinnan! Battlecry3
No... it cannot end like this... I shall not allow it! Hurt
I am still unused to all this green and fragrant brightness... part of me yet looks for the hidden spider's web amongst all this. Forest
The stink of the collected rivvin... how I despise them all. City
I swim in memories in such a place as this... most unpleasant memories. Dungeon
Ahhh, this light... still it burns me! Day
There is no roof to this world. I feel as if I shall fall into this sky of yours sometimes. Night
Jal Khaless? Select1
Yes, abbil? Select2
Usstan zhah dosst. Select3
I am yours to command. Select4
Shar guides my hand.


Victory shall be ours! You know this.


Trust is for the foolish... and the dead. Action1
I shall follow your strength. Action2
Destiny awaits! Action3
Nau natha. Action4
A'dos quarth! Action5
As you desire. Action6
If that is your will. Action7
Folt xund! Select rare1
I serve Shar above all others, but I shall remain with you... for now.

Select rare2

Vith'os! Critical hit
Vith'ir! Critical miss
My weapon is faulty! Target immune
I will carry no more. You may scrounge for what I have dropped upon the ground. Inventory full
My thoughts are disrupted. My magic is lost! Spell disrupted


Shar! My deliverance is in your hands. ...Wait! I recognize you! <PRO_CHARNAME>! It is I! Viconia DeVir! You must remember! My life depends on it!
Praise the goddess! My thanks for your timely intervention!
I owe you my life, abbil... you have saved me once again. I did nothing to provoke their attack, I tell you! I was passing through the city when the man guessed my identity under my hood.


In general, Viconia tends to be arrogant, cruel and spiteful. Having once been a drow priestess she values strength and ambition, and sees compassion as a weakness. Occasionally, however, she will display a slightly less vicious side of her personality - she can be introspective, even vulnerable, when she thinks she is alone or when confronted by a firm yet honorable and sympathetic player character.

If romanced, Viconia will (depending on the player's responses) vacillate between venomous hostility, quiet contemplation and fear of her former goddess, Lolth. The good/neutral route of her romance also puts a tremendous strain on her relationship with the player, with little to no resolution until very late in the game.


Viconia has two official epilogues if you complete the final quest of Throne of Bhaal with her present in your party.

In her default Epilogue, Viconia moves on with her own adventures after parting ways with Gorion's Ward. She founds a short-lived Sharite cult under her command in Waterdeep, only to slaughter them all when they betray her, shrugging off the chastisement of her goddess. She stops an attempt by the Knights of the Shield to take over Calimport, and then assists Drizzt Do'Urden in saving the elven city of Suldanessalar from a Zhentarim plot, for which she receives the highest honor of the Seldarine from Queen Ellesime. She reportedly takes this unprecedented honor stoically, and then leaves; her movements thereafter are lost to history.

If Gorion's Ward completed Viconia's Romance and chooses not to embrace godhood, the two lovers continue adventuring together until they decide to settle down, with Gorion's Ward becoming an important political figure. They marry and have a half-drow son together, but after several years, Viconia is assassinated by an agent of Lolth - the Ascension mod contains an expanded version of this epilogue stating that this was achieved through the use of venom taken from Lolth's own fangs. Unable to resurrect his wife, Gorion's Ward sadly raises their son on his own, disappearing into the pages of myth - some say they go on to crusade against the drow, but none know the truth.



Mod Content

  • The Viconia Revamped Mod allows players to tweak Viconia. The mod is divided into separate components, each providing a change that may affect your experience with the character. You can change Viconia's class, make her a priest of Shar, try her with drow day blindness and a number of other features. For use on all platforms.
  • An alternate romance epilogue is available in Edwin Romance Mod.
  • Friendship, instead of romance, is possible with the Viconia friendship mod

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