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Location Camp
Act Act 1 
Act 2 
Act 3
Related Quests Removing the Parasite
Save Hope
Free Orpheus

Raphael is an NPC in Baldur's Gate 3. Raphael can be found at Camp. Raphael is a cambion (or part devil) that disguises himself as a man when first introduced.  There is a massive amount of NPCs in Baldur's Gate 3, and their ideals, needs and way of living are strictly related to the actions they perform during the course of the game. Their attitude towards you and your party may be affected by the deeds and decisions you and your party have taken on.


Where to find Raphael

Can be found at: If one has not interacted with Raphael at any point, he will force the interaction at several locations.


  • Druid's Grove, just outside of the Ritual Area towards the beach and the bard.
  • Hidden Cache between bridge and crashed nautiloid
  • Selune Temple in the Underdark, approaching the statue with the gem directed at the two statues outside that attack if you get too close.
  • Blighted Village just prior to the broken bridge, and after the barn where a rambunctious couple are playing checkers.
  • Goblin Camp, in the Central Building.  Occurred top of the ladder near Priestess True Soul Gut.
  • If you somehow managed to avoid all of this Spawn spots (IE Jumping from Druid's Grove into Risen Road area where you recruit Karlach and then end up into the Mountain Pass) THEN HE WILL SPAWN IN CAMP. Allowing you to farm approval points with Companions

Act 1

  • Random encounter after saving emerald grove, once you hit a radius he will spawn to speak with you 

Act 2 

  • At the entrance of the mausoleum to fight his mortal enemy 

Act 3

Raphael Related Quests


Raphael Dialogue Options

  • After introducing himself, Raphael teleports you to a fancy dining room. Always talking in riddles, he tells you to enjoy the food warning that it might be your last meal. After asking Raphael where is he going with his statements, he reveals his true form as a devil.

Here you can respond when he says that the feast might be your last:

  1. What makes you say that?
  2. I'm getting tired of your games.
  3. Are these theatrics leading somewhere? 
  4. Ignore him and fill your plate

If you ignore him, he will carry on the conversation. 

  1. Draw your weapon
  2. What makes you think I need saving? 
  3. Why would you help me? 
  4. I don't care what you are - I care what you want. 

If you decide to draw your weapon, Raphael will deescalate the situation and offers to fix your situation. 

Ask him why would he help you. Asking Raphael this, he says he is a compassionate being and knows of your situation with the tadpole inside your head, stating that for him it would be extremely easy to fix.

  1. I'll do anything to get rid of the tadpole.
  2. I need to think this over.
  3. You're mad if you think I'll make a deal with a. devil.
  4. Then fix it - or die at my hand. 

Call him mad and Astarion, Lae'zel, and Shadowheart will approve. 

  1. And if I do want to take this deal - how would I find you?
  2. I'll have the last laugh in the end. 
  3. Take me back. After that, I never want to see you again.
  4. I'll rip out your mocking tongue. 

If you ask him how to find him, he'll say he'll be watching you. Raphael will eventually send you back.


Raphael Stats

Raphael General Information

race icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideRace: Cambion
hp icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideHealth: 666
armorp icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideAC: 27
movement speed icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideBase speed: ???
size icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideSize: Medium
weight icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideWeight: 90kg
attitude icon baldurs gate 3 wiki guideAttitude: 0

Raphael stats

strength ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxStrength: 18
dexterity ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxDexterity: 25
constitution ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxConstitution: 17
intelligence ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxIntelligence: 14
wisdom ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxWisdom: 13
charisma ability baldursgate3 wiki guide 75pxCharisma: 19

Initiative: +7

Raphael Passive Features

  • Darkvision
  • Devil's sight
  • Fiendish Blessing (+2 AC)
  • Infernal retribution (if he pass saving throw attacker burns for 3 rounds)
  • Magic resistance (Advantage on saving throws agains magic)
  • Punish divinity (Stun creature that hits him with radiant damage)
  • Soul reaper (when downs enemy to 0 it instantly dies)


damage slashing icon bg3 wiki guideSlashing: 1/2 non-magicla
damage piercing icon bg3 wiki guidePiercing: 1/2 non-magical
damage blunt icoin bg3 wiki guideBludgeoning: 1/2 non-magical
damage fire icon bg3 wiki guideFire: Nullified
damage lightning icon bg3 wiki guideLightning: 1/2 non-magical & magical
damage psychic icon bg3 wiki guidePsychic: -
damage cold icon bg3 wiki guideCold: 1/2 non-magical & magical
damage poison icon bg3 wiki guidePoison: 1/2 non-magical & magical


  • Ascended Fiend
  • Multi-Attack
  • Fire Bolt

Raphael Notable Loot


Raphael Notes and Tips

  • With relative low WIS, Raphael is vulnerable to control spells like Hold Monster, Otto's Irresistible Dance.
  • Telling Raphael you will not take his deal earns you approval from all companions.
  • If True Soul Gut locks you up in the Shattered Sanctum, but you are unable to pass both checks to release the chains. An assassin sent by Raphael will take care of her and her bodyguard. She will free you afterwards.
  • Raphael has a numerous possible spawn locations in Act 1.
  • If you managed somehow avoid EVERY AND ALL spawn locations, then he will spawn at camp.



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    • Anonymous

      As of the latest patch and time of this comment - His wisdom has been bumped, so he's no longer hard countered by Wis save spells. Additionally, you can no longer gain mass approval if you meet him in camp - when or if you speak/attack him which triggers the dialogue, only the selected character gets teleported to the House of Hope for the dialogue. Has been this way for a little while now. Additionally... while not intended in the slightest by Larian - if you can miraculously pull of a Flesh to Stone(absolutely progression breaking) spell on him which does not trigger combat or his dialogue - he will vanish from your camp and NOT reappear even after Long Resting, reloading(from the point where you stoned him), or going to any of his normal spawn locations. I do not know if there are consequences for Act 2 and onwards. Guess I'll find out. My bet is he will appear in Act 2 as normal. You can also choose simply to NOT speak with him and Long Rest normally, where he will remain in camp until an event is resolved; Talking, Attacking(which leads to talking), Flesh to Stone etc...

      • Anonymous

        is Infernal retribution a new feature? cannot find it in D&D playerhandbook, i want to build this npc in my campaign

        • Anonymous

          He really needs legendary resistance, or something similiar against being easily cheesed for the whole fight by WIS-checking hard disables.

          • Anonymous

            If you have Us (the lobotomized cat), you can drain his intellect very easily and stunlock him. Also dunno if planar binding works, his save worked against mine. -mofogie

            • Anonymous

              Confusion has alot of value in this fight since all the enemies tend to group together, plus you get to see Raphael punch his own servants since apparently he doesn't wield a weapon.

              • Anonymous

                Raphael only pretends to be a cambion, to make you think he's lesser than he is, not sure what his actual demonic race is.

                • Anonymous

                  Blood of Lathander's blind (on Shadowheart in my playthrough) came in clutch on this fight. I went into it not knowing about any of the mechanics at level 11 and would have lost on the first turn if not for Hope's Divine Intervention and Shadowheart keeping him blinded the entire fight. Didn't kill any pillars either, but none of his spells hit after he nearly wiped my party turn one.

                  • Anonymous

                    Since full release, I've had him exclusively appear at the top of the little mountain where the Harper Cache is located with the spider bag.

                    • Anonymous

                      for the fight: I recommend giving everyone on the party elixirs of universal resistance before beginning combat, the enemy has high initiative and will obliterate your squishies (at best) otherwise. the cambions tend to rush in after their scorching rays, so you want big AOEs. I had Shadowheart use Moonmote until her concentration was broken, then switched to Silence centered on Raphael; Gale set up with evard's black tentacles and then use cone of cold or ice storm. It's rather hidden, but Hope has a Banish cantrip that uses a 5th level spell slot, it is guaranteed to hit and can take the big fiend out of the fight instantly and permanently, or if anyone else besides Raphael is bugging you, you get two uses of it. (maybe use one on her sister?) try to leave one pillar standing right before you alpha strike the rest of Raphael's hp or else he can use multiattack. pillars are extremely weak to bludgeoning and force, so eldritch blast / magic missile will knock them down quickly. the hammer is an unremarkable weapon but if its your only bludgeoning option it will do. Gale is an aggro magnet with nothing better to do with his bonus actions so make sure he has plenty of healing potions.

                      • Anonymous

                        Spoiler: Actt 3- Killed Raphael inn tthe House of Hope very easy with Hold Monster scroll for 10 turns, had time to deal with everything else that spawned and killed the pillars, Siilence/AoE everything else down.

                        • Anonymous

                          Yes Raphael shows up in the Goblin Camp Sanctified Temple when I climbed to the top overlooking where Priestess Gut brands goblins. AFTER I was saved from her by his "Employee"

                          • Anonymous

                            Raphael shows up for me more often than not on the watch tower rise near the druid grove. The little cliff side to the left as your heading towards the goblin camp, you jump onto a ledge and climb up a rock wall, then a ladder.

                            • Anonymous

                              Can't Kill Raphael in act 1 goes from 666 to 0 HP then becomes 0 HP and will appear at every singel Rapheal Spawn location without dialogue till The Crypt In ShadowLands

                              • Anonymous

                                in my save raphael shows up next to the druid grove where is skeleton with guidance cantrip rusty necklace

                                • Anonymous

                                  Can confirm that he does show up in the goblin camp. Like previous poster, it was up in the rafters. It was after getting saved and messing around .

                                  • Anonymous

                                    act III spoilers: you can steal everything in his vault and the pendant/gloves in the archives without having raphael called to the house of hope, you can also leave and long rest and come back, you can leave smokepowder barels/satchels or other explosives around the pillars and set them off when the fight starts. you can go down and clear out the prison hope is in without bringing in rapheal, so you can clear it rest and come back (with the hammer). you dont have to clear all the devils in the feast hall, they wont come into the boss fight so 3 party members can rush in while the other gets hope then dimension doors right to the arena. hope can cast divine intervention so would recommend. the biggest tip is to abuse the fountain in the boudoir, it gives spell slots back but doesnt act as a long rest, so use all the buffs you can and summon everything you can and use the fountain.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Most VA in the game is pretty good but this dude is next level.

                                      (ACT III SPOILER) there's a pretty funny interaction with him should you refuse to hand the crown gems to the Emperor in the astral plane - he shows up offering his deal and explaining all the terrible things that will happen should you refuse, and you can be like 'nah it's gonna be beautiful and maybe I can finally get some rest then' which results in the game prematurely ending lol.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Raph Showed up for me around the infamous bugbear / lady-shrek **** shed. first playthrough so this scene was something.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Raphael did not appear at my camp, but rather suddenly appeared behind me as I was exploring the Selune place in the Underdark

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