How to Find & Recruit Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3

One of the companions you can recruit in Baldur’s Gate 3 is Astarion, a Rogue vampire spawn who can be found early on at the beginning of Act 1.

Baldur's Gate 3 Meeting Astarion

Astarion is a vampire spawn and charismatic addition to your band of companions, and you have the flexibility to recruit and have him in your active party or keep him in the camp. He will be ready to join your adventures whenever you wish. This very charismatic and handsome Rogue hides a dark past and perhaps even darker desires. This short guide explains all steps to recruit and find Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Recruit Astarion and Where to Find Him in Baldur’s Gate 3?

To recruit Astarion, you must find him near the Nautiloid ship crash, where you land on the Ravaged Beach. You’ll gain access to this companion early in the game just after the prologue. When you locate and approach him, he will be calling for help, but it’s a trap! Upon your approach, Astarion will attempt to slit your throat. Yet, then, the mind-flayer parasites will connect your brain with Astarion’s and that will change everything. He will let you go, apologize and agree to join your party. However, it’ll only convince him that you are on the same team, seeking help, but a journey to gain his trust and friendship has only just begun.

Astarion Location in Baldur’s Gate 3 & Helpful Tips

Baldur's Gate 3 Astarion Unlock Location

To find and recruit Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3 you must complete the following steps:

  1. Start the game and complete the Prologue aboard the Nautiloid ship
  2. Survive the crash of the Nautiloid and regain consciousness on the Ravaged Beach.
  3. Travel towards the western part of the Ravaged Beach, as indicated on the map.
  4. Locate and find Astarion and engage in a conversation with him.
  5. Successfully pass the skill checks to persuade him that you are not an enemy and that both of you require a healer.
  6. The mind-flayer parasites will connect your brains and he will propose to join your party.
  7. To recruit him during the conversation, select the option “You should travel with me…”
  8. He will gladly accept your invitation and become a part of your party.
  9. Congratulations! You recruited Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Join Active Party: If there is an available slot in your active party, Astarion will immediately become one of your active companions, and you can start adventuring together.

Camp Wait: In case your active party is already full, he will understand and return to your camp. At the camp, he will patiently wait for you. The camp serves as a safe haven where you can rest, interact with your companions, and even swap out party members as needed.

So, whether he joins your active party or waits at the camp, you can always visit the camp to manage your companions and form the most suitable party combination.

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