Baldur’s Gate 3: Should you let Astarion drink your blood?


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    Baldur’s Gate 3 features many plot points where the story forks out depending on the decisions you make in the game. Such moments always make me wonder if I made the right choice, frequently reaching out to find out what would happen have I made a different decision. After recruiting Astarion, a cutscene at the campsite will occur where he will attempt to drink your blood. You will have a chance to stop him or let him feed. If you want to know what happens with each choice, we have made a guide to help you make an informed decision.

    What happens if you let Astarion suck your blood in BG3?

    If you choose to let Astarion Suck your blood in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will instantly gain a single instance of approval with him and have a much easier time romancing him later on. So you should let him feed on you if you pursue a romantic venture with Astarion. 

    Aside from your nocturnal comrade’s approval, you will also gain the vampire bite mechanic. It’s an additional action point in combat that has a 100% chance to hit, giving Astarion +1 to attack rolls and ability checks. There is also a chance to restore a little bit of health as well.

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    What happens if you don’t stop Astarion from drinking your blood in BG3?

    If you don’t initially stop Astarion from drinking your blood in BG3, you will have two more opportunities while he is feeding on you. Each time you will have to do a dice check, and if you fail both times, he will kill the main character, letting you take control of another party member. This event doesn’t make the game over because you can still revive yourself using a Scroll of Revivify, bringing you back with a single health point.

    Can you become a vampire if you let Astarion bite you in Baldur’s Gate 3?

    If you let Astarion bite you, you still won’t turn into a vampire yourself in BG3. Since he is a vampire spawn, he doesn’t have to power to turn someone into a vampire spawn by feeding on them, as such a power is reserved only for true vampires. He will offer the same explanation the following morning in the camp.

    Looking for more guides to help you on your adventure in Baldur’s Gate 3? You’ve come to the right place! Check out How to Find Gale in Baldur’s Gate 3 (Location) and Is the Bard Class Good in Baldur’s Gate 3? here on MyFullGames!


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