While going through your campaign in Baldur’s Gate 3, chances are you have already come across a Half-Elf named Astarion and want to romance him because of his charming and humorous personality. In the party-based RPG game, players can increase their affection and bond with someone making them like their character. Astarion can be intimidating at first glance and may not seem like a good guy with pure intentions. However, romancing Astarion will help you gain his trust over your time in the game. And he is also one of the stronger allies to have in your part in BG3. So if you are looking forward to his approval and want to have a sadistic rogue on your team, then check out this guide further as we will explain everything.
How to Romance Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3
Like any other character in Baldur’s Gate 3, players will first have to seek Astarion’s approval in-game to romance him. As you will come across the High Elf after the crash of Nautiliod in the game, you will get to know how power-hungry and evil he is. And to get his approval rating to be as high as possible, players too will have to flip some narrative towards being mean and humorous. Needless to say, players will have to choose certain dialogue options that may not seem appropriate if they prefer to be a do-gooder. The approval will depend on the choices you make throughout the majority of your campaign in the game.
Some choices like intimidating Tieflings, accepting his apology, telling Auntie Ethel of the tadpole, etc will help you gain his approval high. While other choices like agreeing to help Zavlor or saving Mayrina, making jokes about him, etc will lead to his disapproval. The best way to make the approval rating high is to make choices that put him in the limelight. And also to not be the hero you want to be in the game. For extra, you can always help Astarion with monsters which would help you romance him in Baldur’s Gate 3.
You can check his approval rating in the character sheet available in the game. This will help you know the current status and you can carry on to get his approval accordingly. With that in mind, players can finally romance Astarion after rescuing Druid Halsin. Along with it complete the save the refugee side quest in Baldur’s Gate 3. After which players will have to take a long rest at the campsite. This will trigger a celebration of the refugees and you will have to interact with Astarion. Given that the rating of his approval is high enough, players will have to choose the following dialogue choices in the sequence:
- Really? Saving lives is awful?
- True, the goblins would have thrown a wilder party.
- And what’s your idea of ‘a little fun’?
- All right, let’s do it. I’ll see you later.
Once done, players will have to then interact with their bed roll. Here you will be presented with the option to either go the bed alone or with Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3. After which you will successfully spend the night with him. It is worth mentioning that you can also help with his secretive condition in the game.
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