After you defeat Cazador in Baldur’s Gate 3, Astarion has the option to kill, release, or leave behind the vampire spawns. What makes this choice so difficult is the number of prisoners. The game makes you wonder, whether you should kill 7000 Vampire Spawns. Or release them and possibly risk the lives of the citizens. So here are the consequences of each choice.
|There are no major consequences to any of the three choices.|
|Killing the Vampire Spawns will make Astarion regret the choice.|
|Releasing the Vampire Spawns makes Astarion happy.|
|Astarion appears to be unaffected when leaving behind the Spawns.|
Should You Release, Kill or Leave Behind Vampire Spawns in BG3?
You can release the Vampire Spawns to morally feel better about not killing 7000 individuals. But regardless of what you choose to do two things will always happen. The first is Astarion instructs his fellow Spawns to escape to the Underdark. The second thing is Gur Tribe will join you on your quest.
Here is what happens when you select each option:
Releasing the Vampire Spawns in Baldur’s Gate 3
Astarion will use the staff to open the gates and free the Vampire Spawns. He will ask Pale and Dalyria to guide and lead them to the Underdark. Astarion will admit later on that it was the right thing to do.
Astarion will use the staff to kill all the vampires in the dungeons. A small cutscene plays showing them exploding inside. Shadowheart doesn’t approve of this choice. Astarion later appears to regret killing them all.
Astarion will use his knee to break the staff in half. While he does save them from being misused in any magical practices like rituals by getting rid of the staff. It also leaves them unable to escape and have to stay locked up in their prison.