Baldur's Gate 3 Romancing Astarion

Baldur’s Gate 3 Astarion Romance Guide

Vampires make everything interesting, and Astarion from Baldur’s Gate 3 is no different. One of the well-liked NPCs in the game, Astarion got the class, the looks, and a craving for blood. While the last part of that sentence might make any BG3 player cautious, you might want to romance him for various reasons. And there’s nothing wrong with that, as you are allowed to romance your companions in Baldur’s Gate 3, including Astarion. In this article, we learn how to romance with the rogue vampire, noting all the choices you need to make.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Astarion Romance: Basic Tips

If you wish to romance Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3, she prefers you do good deeds and align with people that need our help, Astarion is the complete opposite. Astarion believes that Altruism and the act of doing good deeds are useless and for the weak. Hence, when you make such decisions, he will immediately disapprove.

Take dubious decisions to get the approval of Astarion. For example, alignment with monsters like devils and goblins, being cruel to people around you, being authoritative to NPCs, and more. Furthermore, Astarion has an attraction toward fine things. As such, appreciating such items in Baldur’s Gate 3 will gain you his approval.

Another sure way of getting his approval in the game is by supporting his conditions. Astarion is a vampire and has a blood lust. There will be numerous instances where this ailment comes up as a point of discussion. In those instances, be considerate of him and let him drink a bit of your blood. Doing so will ensure you gain the approval of Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Romance Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3


To start a romance with Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3, make sure you have a high approval rating before completing the quest to rescue the Druid Halsin. If you play at your pace and do everything around the starting map area, there will be numerous encounters where you can increase approval. To know the approval rating, check the character sheet.

Once you have decided that the approval is high enough, do the quest, and the side-quest Save the Refugee. After that, visit your camp where all of your party members are celebrating a job well done. Go up to Astarion, and choose the following dialogues:

  • Really? Saving lives is awful?
  • True, the goblins would have thrown a wilder party.
  • And what is your idea of ‘a little fun’?
  • All right, let’s do it. I’ll see you later.

Choosing these options will let you invite him to your bedroll when you take a nap for the evening. After that, enjoy the fresh new romance cutscenes added with the official launch of Baldur’s Gate 3.

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