Astarion

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Race

High Elf

Gender

Male

Class

Rogue

Subclass

N/A

Abilities

STR

12

INT

9

DEX*

17

WIS

14

CON

13

CHA

10

Astarion is a Companion in Baldur's Gate 3. Companions assist the player by joining his/her party and have their own backstories and unique characteristics. They all have their own Classes and starting equipment. Companions can also be selected in the Character Creation screen allowing players to play from their point of view.

 

Astarion prowled the night as a vampire spawn for centuries, serving a sadistic master until he was snatched away. Now he can walk in the light, but can he leave his wicked past behind?

 Astarion Video Guide

 

Astarion's Starting Equipment

 

 Astarion's Starting Skills

 

Where to find Astarion

  • You will meet him for the first time during Chapter One. As you explore the beach area, you will come across the destroyed Nautiloid wreck and can go through it and slightly up a hill. You'll find him there calling for help.

 

Astarion Quest

 

Astarion Approval Guide

APPROVAL UP:

  1. Deceive/Intimidate Tieflings and ask Lae'zel to say "please" before freeing her from the cage OR join Lae'zel against the Tieflings if you persuade them to free her.
  2. Tell Auntie Ethel about a Tadpole in your head in the Druid Grove.
  3. Try to persuade the goblin Guard outside the Blighted Village.
  4. Decline the Devil's invitation to remove your Tadpole.
  5. Respond to Volo in the Goblin Camp with "-".
  6. Kiss Novice Crusher's foot in the Goblin Camp (and steal the ring).
  7. Let Astarion suck your blood in Camp.
  8. Support Astarion in the dialogue with the team after the bite in the Camp.
  9. Tell Astarion that he can feed on enemies.
  10. Persuade him to share his dream with you.
    - Say you'll "watch his back ( ... + if you watch mine.” - also works) in the same dialogue.
  11. Kill Gandrel (the monster hunter; down south of the Sunlit Wetlands / nearby Auntie Ethel's home).
  12. Agree to help tiefling Karlach from Tyr Followers.
  13. In the conversation with Shadowheart (after the dream with the city in fire) support Astarion's idea to continue using the tadpole's power.
  14. (After the next dream) say to Wyll that you are not going let the dreams stop you from using Tadpoles' power.
  15. Let Arka kill Sazza in the Druid Grove's Makeshift Prison.
  16. Tell Astarion that the refugees are desperate and will do anything after Arka kills Sazza. (Quest: Save the goblin Sazza)
  17. Tell Kagha the Archdruid you enjoyed her show after she asks if you think she's a monster. (Quest: Save Arabella)
  18. Walk in on a bugbear and an ogre named Grukkoh and Buthir having sex in an abandoned barn the Blighted Village.
    - After walking in, tell Astarion it was fun (and disturbing).
  19. Tell the two brothers (north of the Sunlit Wetlands) they are on their own to find their sister Mayrina. (Quest: Save Mayrina / Deal with Auntie Ethel)
  20. Resurrect Mayrina's husband and give her the wand. 
    - Right after that tell Astarion that it was funny.
  21. Kill Priestess Gut in the Goblin Camp.
  22. Demand boots in the dialogue with Tulla ( in the Underdark, Myconid Colony)
  23. Agree to kill the Duergar for Myconid Sovereign.
  24. Tell Abdirak you're curious and agree to be tortured (the follower of Loviatar in the Goblin Camp)
  25. Agree to open the gate for goblin raiders.
  26. Open the Gate for goblin raiders.
  27. Join Minthara for the Grove raid (It's possible without an actual opening of the Gates).
  28. Fight the fake god Boooal in the Festering Cove OR Let the Koa-Toes bow to you as the Boooal's chosen.
  29. Ask for "Compensation for Effort" in dialogue with Bark Root (Deep Gnome who was tied to the windmill) in the Blighted Village.
  30. Crush the Tadpole that comes out of True Soul Edowin.
  31. Say "They practically worshipped us, that could be useful" after Edowin's siblings leave.
  32. Attack the Druid Apprentice Nettie.
  33. Agree to share your bed/sleep with Astarion at the Tiefling party at Camp.
  34. Choose the option to "Bare your neck, inviting him" in the bed scene.
  35. Kick the squirrel in the Druid Grove.
  36. Poke the bird Nettie was healing to death during the dialogue.
  37. Kill the Githyanki patrol OR successfully persuade Lae'Zel to "play along" and pull off the deception.
  38. Intimidate or provoke human and Zevlor at the Druid Grove.
  39. At camp, prior to resting on night 1/2, when discussing preferred methods of death, either:
    - choose a method of death (decapitation, knife, poison)
    - tell him "If I die, I'll take you with me." (after first picking "Try it and I'll spill your guts")
  40. Kill Gimblebok and the gang near the ruins.
  41. Give Astarion the Necromancy of Thay tome.
  42. After purchasing Oskar, the artist, say he's your slave.
  43. Attack the Goblin Camp. (Quest: Save the Refugees)
  44. Volunteer to torture Liam at Goblin Camp.
  45. Feed the Owlbear cub at the Camp.
  46. Decline when Halsin asks to kill Goblin leaders.
  47. Laugh at Lorin (elf in Auntie Ethel's house) by pretending that you are the monster he sees. (Quest: Deal with Auntie Ethel)
  48. Choose to kill Kagha without trying to persuade her.
  49. Choose to spare Auntie Ethel when he surrenders during battle battle. (Quest: Save Mayrina / Deal with Auntie Ethel)
  50. Pocket the ring when Mattis asks you to choose heads or tails
  51. Choose to attack Taman and Gimblelock in dialogue outside the Crypt.
  52. Break Alfira's lute.

APPROVAL DOWN:

  1. Agree to help Wyll save the Tiefling refugees in the Druid Grove.
  2. Question Astarion's attitude towards the controlled fishermen at Nautiloid wreckage.
  3. Say that the Druids overreacted when speaking to Marriko and Locke in the Druid Grove.
  4. Agree to help Zevlor.
  5. Smear dung on your face when Sentinel Olak asks you to.
  6. Let True Soul Gut in the Goblin Camp clear your mind.
  7. Promise Nettie to take Wyvern Poison if you feel symptoms of the Tadpole (after intimidating/persuading/deceiving her).
  8. Agree to help find Mayrina (on the way to Auntie Ethel).
  9. Read the Necromancer Tome from Search the Cellar.
  10. Persuade the Zelvor and Human to calm down when they're arguing at the Druid's Grove
  11. Reveal Astarion's identity to the monster hunter, Gandrel.
  12. Failing to persuade Astarion to explain his dream.
  13. Insist on helping Mayrina when talking to Auntie Ethel at her house.
  14. Killing Mayrina's zombie husband after bringing him back with the Hag's wand.
  15. Tell Raphael  you would do anything to remove the Tadpole.
  16. While playing a Warlock, telling Astarion: "Raphael's only a cambion - we can handle him" (After speaking to Raphael).
  17. Find the evidence of Kagha working with Shadow Druids and expose her. (Quest: Save the refugees)
  18. Tell Edowin's siblings to find the beast that attacked them to take revenge.
  19. At camp, prior to resting on night 1/2, when discussing preferred methods of death, tell him one of the following:
    - "I'd rather have one of the others do it."
    - "I don't have to choose."
    - "I can bear a lot"  (after first picking "Try it and I'll spill your guts")   *His voice dialogue sounds approving, but it says on screen he disapproves.

Astarion Tips and Notes

  • Gets the ability "Vampire Bite" if you allow Astarion to suck your blood OR discuss that he is a vampire with him.
  • (More to come later.) ---

 

Companions
Gale  ♦  Lae'zel  ♦  Shadowheart  ♦  Wyll



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    • Anonymous

      09 Nov 2020 05:10  

      My first time with the interaction of him trying to suck my blood I just kept letting him carry on. on the 3rd round the cutscene ended and I woke up to a bloody Lae'zel corpse in one of the beds around the camp fire. Nothing happened to me besides having a dead party member. Luckily I was able to use a revive scroll on her lol.

      • Anonymous

        30 Oct 2020 18:06  

        He also disapproves if you, after persuading him to share the first tadpole dream, tell him he's a coward.

        Also, I have the approval notification only pop up sometimes, and when I reload and do the same thing it doesn't pop up. Does it still count or is that a glitch?

        • Anonymous

          28 Oct 2020 07:09  

          I hope selling him out to Gandrel has a follow-up in Act 2 once you reach Baldur's Gate. While it's sorta funny just for Lae'zel's reaction, it's kind of an underwhelming conclusion at the moment, especially for sacrificing a party member and all the potential interactions you miss by doing so. Maybe Cazador will give a cool reward, or maybe Gandrel can replace Astarion as a companion although that seems unlikely.

          • Anonymous

            26 Oct 2020 14:02  

            - Astarion approves if you throw a rock to (bear)Halsin when he is held captive by the goblins (Goblin Camp)
            - When talking to the 3 ogres at the abandonned village, you can make them work for you : they will give you a horn to call them in battle. After the battle, they will ask if you want to continue the contract or stop here, whenever you'll choose to part ways, the ogre will ask to get a lick of you skin, if you say yes, Astarion will approve.

            • Anonymous

              26 Oct 2020 03:23  

              [SPOILERS AHEAD REGARDING COMPANION AFFECTION]

              I seen a few people wondering how to gain affection of certain characters, and for those of you interested in starting a love story with... Well, anyone, I thought you might find my experience interesting:

              Originally, I didn't mean to romance any character at all. Not because there is anything wrong with them in particular, but none of them really felt like a good fit for my ranger lady. Astarion is cool and all, but his preference for "evil" choices made him a "nope" for this particular character's playthrough. Gale and Wyll just felt rather ... Ehm, not really into-the-wilds enough, so I just thought I'd ignore the entire affection-run entirely and simply roleplay my ranger and just deal with whatever negative/positives that comes along the way.

              So, all in all my ranger has a personality more suited for Wyll / Gale (meaning she's generally a "good" person, wanting so save innocents - but she dosn't hesitate to kill those she deem deserving of it). Most of my calls are neutral and I've had disapproves and approves coming in and out from all of my companions (I really thought I was pretty much on neutral ground at best with most of my followers). However, after defeating the goblin leaders, during the celebration in your camp - ALL 3 OF THE MALE CHARACTERS SHOWED ROMANTIC INTEREST AND WANTED TO SPEND THE NIGHT.

              I have not chosen any flirty options (that I am aware of) prior to this event - I did however let Astarion suck my blood on that one occasion, and then I asked him to stop at once. That's it. I even ignored my companions for most part, pretty much only speaking to them when they had the yellow " ! " above their head. Out of curiosity I accepted Astarions suggestions to spend the night - and the other two, Wyll and Gale, immediately expressed jealousy (literally out loud, but not in a immature way) when interacting with them afterwards (I interacted with ALL available NPCs during this evening just to see if there was any hidden conversations - the reason I talked to Astarion first is cause he had a " ! " above his head).

              So what do I want to say with this? Unless you're literally roleplaying a perfect-fit partner (or testing how much the affection scale matters) for a companion; just do your own characters roleplaying - you don't have to backtrack each time you see a "disapprove"-marker. It really does not appear to be very difficult to create a romantic relationship with a companion, even if your character and the companion don't see eye to eye on everything. (like I said, I've had negative and positive reactions from all of them)

              • Anonymous

                25 Oct 2020 06:03  

                Gains the Vampire Bite ability even if you don't let him suck your blood. Told him no and he still unlocked it. I'm assuming you just need to have the "I'm a vampire" conversation with him.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Oct 2020 03:45  

                  Astarion also approves when you DON'T say you don't want to die, at least when you agree with him that decapitation is a good choice.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Oct 2020 00:28  

                    He also approves if you tell to Arabella's parents that Kagha will release their daughter when the Rite of Thorns is completed (while Arabella in fact has been killed by Kagha's snake)

                    • 18 Oct 2020 00:31  

                      I've tested and gathered full "approval up" list for Astarion based on my playthroughs. Two of mentioned here didn't work for me for some reason, so I've marked them like "not sure", because maybe it's just not displayable?
                      1. Deceive Tieflings and ask lLae’zel to say «please» before freeing her from the cage OR Join Lae’zel against the tieflings if you persuade them to free her
                      2. Tell Auntie Ethel about a Tadpole in your head in the Druid Grove
                      3. Try to persuade the goblin Guard outside the Blighted Village
                      4. Decline the Devil's invitation to remove your Tadpole
                      5. Respond to Volo in the Goblin Camp with "-"
                      6. Kiss Novice Crusher’s foot in the Goblin Camp (and steal the ring)
                      7. Let Astarion suck your blood in Camp
                      8. Support Astarion in the dialogue with the team after the bite in the Camp
                      9. Say him he can feed on enemies
                      10. Persuade him to share his dream with you
                      11. Say you cover him up ( ... if he covers you” - also works) in the same dialogue
                      12. Kill Gandrel (the hunter who is located nearby Ethel’s home)
                      13. Agree to help tiefling Karlah
                      14. In the conversation with Shadowheart (after the dream with the city in fire) support the Astarion’s idea to continue usage of Tadpoles’ power
                      15. (after the next dream) say to Wyll that you are not going to excuse for using Tadpoles’ power
                      16. Let Arka kill Sazza in the Druid Camps Makeshift Prison.
                      17. Tell Astarion that the refugees are desperate, and will do anything right after that.
                      18. Tell Kagha the Archdruid you enjoyed her show when she asks if you think she's a monster.
                      19. Choose to walk in on a bugbear and an ogre named Grukkoh and Buthir having sex at the north side of the Blighted Village in an abandoned barn.
                      20. Tell that it was fun right after that
                      21. Tell Mairina’s brothers they are on their own
                      22. Resurrect Mairina’s husband, give her the staff and right after that tell Astarion that’s funny
                      23. Kill the Gut
                      24. Demand boots in the dialogue with Tulla ( in the underdark, mushrooms camp)
                      25. Agree to kill dark dwarfs for “mushrooms” leader
                      26. Do not excuse for using the power of Tadpoles ( dialogue with the party at the Camp)
                      27. Tell Abdirak you're curious and agree to be tortured (the follower of Loviatar in the goblin camp)
                      28. Agree to open the gate for goblin raiders.
                      29. Open the Gate for goblin raiders
                      30. Join Minthara for the Grove raid ( It's possible without actual opening the Gates)
                      31. Fight the fake god Boooal in the Festering Cove OR Let the Koa-Toes bow to you as the Boooal’s chosen
                      32. Ask for "Compensation for Effort" in dialogue with Bark Root (guy who was tied to the windmill)
                      33. Crush the tadpole that comes out of True Soul Edowin.
                      34. Say "they practically worshipped us. that could be useful" right after that
                      35. Attack the Druid Apprentice Nettie
                      36. Agree to share your bed with him at the Tiefling party at camp
                      37. Choose the option to «Bare your neck, inviting him» in the bed scene
                      38. Kick the squirrel in the Druid’s Grove
                      39. Poke the bird Nettie was healing to death during the dialogue
                      40. Kill Githyanki patrol (not sure)
                      41. Agree to kill dvergars (dark dwarfs) for miconids leader
                      42. Intimidate or provoke human and Zevlor at the Druids Grove (not sure)
                      43. Choose decapitation during night 2 dialogue at the Camp
                      44. Kill Gimblebok and the gang near the ruins
                      45. Give him the necromancy of Thay tome
                      46. After purchasing an artist say him he’s a slave
                      47. Attack Goblin Camp
                      48. Volunteer to torture Liam at Goblin Camp
                      49. Feed Owlbear at the Camp
                      50. Decline when Helsin asks to kill Goblin leaders
                      51. Laugh at Lorin (elf in Ethel’s house) by pretending that you are the monster he sees
                      52. Choose to kill Kagha without trying to persuade her
                      53. Choose to spare Ethel when he surrenders during the battle
                      Also, it seems that about 35-40 are required for exceptional approval. When you reach it, no more approval displays except if it goes lower first

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Oct 2020 03:02  

                        He will approve if you give him the necromancer's book from the "search the cellar" quest. He'll ask for it when you find the book.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Oct 2020 00:03  

                          Astarion disapproves if you promise Nettie to take Wyvern poison if you feel symptoms of the tadpole (after intimidating/persuading/decepting her).

                          • 13 Oct 2020 16:06  

                            Guys! Hells, what I’ve discovered!
                            I started another playthrough, and got 7 approvals of Astarion and 4 nights at the Camp so far, and A DIALOGUE with him, that I never had at my first playthrough! I wonder if I am alone in this?
                            The dialogue is very flirty: in fact, Astarion shows up that he has fallen in love with you. It starts when he talks about stars being especially bright tonight, and after - no spoilers.
                            So, why I am shocked: I didn’t see a single dream yet; I don’t know that he’s a vampire and anything about his background, but somehow I got this scene.
                            If it can help anyone, that’s what I did for approvals:
                            1. Deceived Tieflings and asked Lae’zel to say please to free her from the cage
                            2. Killed Gimblebok & gang near the ruins
                            3. Said Ethel about Tadpole in my head
                            4. Kicked the squirrel in the Druid Grove
                            5. Let Arka kill Sazza (+1) and then said Astarion that refugees are desperate (+1)
                            6. Chose decapitation in the Camp dialogue with him ( night 2)

                            Suppose, maybe the approval rate and the story point you are matter to get this dialogue?

                            • Anonymous

                              12 Oct 2020 16:25  

                              He also approves of crushing the tadpole that comes out of True Soul Edowin.
                              In the dialogue immediately afterward he will approve if you say "they practically worshipped us. that could be useful"

                              • Anonymous

                                12 Oct 2020 01:06  

                                FYI when "Stealing Tullas boots" - there's a current glitch where you can perform this over and over again to gain Astarion's approval. I did it probably 50 times until we became best buds, in hopes that Chapter 2 lets me romance him LOL

                                • Anonymous

                                  11 Oct 2020 16:02  

                                  - ask for "compensation for effort" in dialogue with Bark Root (guy who was tied to the wihd mill)
                                  Not totally sure, but:
                                  - kill a githyanki warriors on northwest of the map, the ones Laz'el looking. He'll even ask you to do it.
                                  If you cast "Speak with animals" spell on yourself, you can gain a little bit more of his upproval:
                                  - speak with a squirrel near Droid Grove gates and kick it. He'll like it regardless if you have been lucky.
                                  - speak with a wounded bird, druid Nettie was healing, and poke it to death trough a dialogue.

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