Baldur’s Gate 3 vampire guide. Astarion is the only vampire we encounter in the Baldur’s Gate 3 early access so far. He is one of the best and most liked companion in BG3. Here is the Astarion voice actor if you like to know more about him.
Baldur’s Gate 3 vampire bite skill can be used by Astarion and the other vampire characters.
By the way, vampires can not walk into houses without an invite. That’s the Baldur’s Gate lore. However, it seems the tadpole bypassed that and allows vampires to walk in everywhere.
How to become a vampire in Baldur’s Gate 3? Player character can not become a vampire in the Baldur’s Gate 3 early access. However, there is a second option to become a vampire and it’s called mod. In order to become a vampire you need to use the vampire mod explained below.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Vampire Mod
Patch 5 compatible Baldur’s Gate 3 vampire mod is called vampire spawn background. This mod lets you choose vampire spawn background during character creation. Also, after installing this, Astarion can turn your character and other party members. So, creating your own vampire coven in Baldur’s Gate 3 should be fun don’t you agree?
Three vampire spells included:
- Vampire Bite
- Vampire Spawn Bite
- Turn into a Vampire Spawn
Special tag called vampire spawn is also included. It gives superior dark vision bonus but walking on water deals damage to the character.
It must be remembered, Baldur’s Gate 3 vampire spawn race does not exist. Vampire spawn is simply a background and you can become a vampire with any race you want.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Vampire Companion
Astarion is one and only vampire companion in Baldur’s Gate 3. He can be recruited right after leaving the mind flayer ship.
It must be remembered, Astarion does not reveal his vampire nature straight away. First you need to fight with goblins sieging druids groove. After that you will find the dead boar corpse right next to the bridge. Once you find it, Astarion will act really strange and want to dismiss it. Because he killed the boar and fed on it.
So, the next night Astarion will prey on the player character. You will wake up and confront him. Finally, Astarion will ask a permission to feed on you. I wouldn’t want to spoil the what happens next. But in the end, he will reveal his true nature and start using vampire skills in combat. Also if you install the mod I mentioned before, he can transform other party members to a vampire.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Vampire Hunter
Oh boy, this guy is really strong. One and only vampire hunter we encounter in Baldur’s Gate 3 early access is called Gandrel. He can be found in the putrid bog, just outside the hags den (riverside teahouse).
He is specifically looking for Astarion, because his tribe sent him for this job. Additionally, his contract dictates capturing Astarion and bringing him to Baldur’s Gate alive. I believe this contract was given by our fellow vampires old master. We will most likely meet him in the later acts but it just simply a speculation at the moment.