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Baldur’s Gate 3: Should Astarion Bite Araj Oblodra

What happens if you force Astarion to bite Araj Oblodra in Baldur's Gate 3?

Bringing Astarion through Moonrise Towers with you leads to an interesting scene if you speak with Araj Oblodra. It turns out Araj has always wanted to be bitten by a Vampire, and she’d love it if you’d persuade your resident Vampire Spawn to make her dream come true. But should Astarion bite Araj Oblodra in Baldur’s Gate 3?

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Should Astarion Bite Araj Oblodra in Baldur’s Gate 3

Araj Oblodra is an alchemist specializing in blood who’s found in Act 2. Even without Astarion there, you can give her your blood for potions unique to your character’s race.

After offering you a potion made from your blood, Araj either asks Astarion to bite her if he’s in the party, or says she’d like to meet him if he’s not with you. Although this seems harmless enough, Astarion will immediately refuse her request. From here, you have a few options about how to proceed as Araj turns to you, hoping you can command your Vampire Spawn to do what she wants.

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Forcing Astarion to Bite Araj

You can talk to Astarion about this choice and why he refused. He explains that he can tell something’s wrong with her blood, but isn’t sure what. While it wouldn’t kill him, he says it wouldn’t be good for him either. This is proven if you force him to bite her. He’ll immediately throw up, and you lose approval with him. But you get a potion that permanently increases Strength for fulfilling Araj’s dream.

Preventing Astarion from Biting Araj

If you refuse to make him bite her, you gain approval from Astarion. Later at camp, this leads to a scene with him where he expresses gratitude. This scene is overall heartfelt and emotional, dipping into Astarion’s traumatizing time being controlled by Cazador. It’s the biggest reason to refuse what might be the best consumable in the game, especially if you’re romancing Astarion.

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So, should Astarion bite Araj Oblodra in Baldur’s Gate 3? It depends on how much you like Astarion, if you’re romancing him, and if you want the Strength increasing potion. As with most decisions for this game, your path depends on how you’re playing and what you want from your experience. From here, check our BG3 guide hub for more topics like how to rescue Us or how to stop Balthazar from casting forever.


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Melissa Sarnowski has been working as a gaming writer professionally for two years, having been at GameSkinny for over a year now as a horror beat writer. She has an English degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison. While she focuses on all things horror, she also enjoys cozy games, MMOs like FFXIV and WoW, and any and everything in between.