Baldur’s Gate 3 players find Astarion can drink blood from statue, saving you from Bloodless debuff

Rajarshi Acharya
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Baldur’s Gate 3 players have been shocked to learn that Astarion can feed on a stone statue and quench his vampire thirst. This, way, you can avoid getting the Bloodless debuff on your main character.

Baldur’s Gate 3 possibly has some of the most memorable and well-made companions in any RPG ever. They all have unique personalities, complicated backstories, and most of them are romanceable. One of the most popular companions is Astarion, a 200-year-old High-Elf Vampire Spawn who escaped from his evil master Cazador.

As a former Vampire Spawn, Astarion can often be cruel and selfish, but he’s not wholly evil and can be convinced to do good. A major reason why most players love him so much is because of his sarcastic jabs and witty remarks. Now, a vampire needs blood, and Astarion can do that by feeding on your main character. Doing so gives him a +1 bonus to all attacks, checks, and saves until he rests.

However, it also leaves you ‘Bloodless,’ which is the exact opposite of what Astarion gets. It leaves you with a -1 penalty instead. Now, a Baldur’s Gate 3 player has found a workaround to this which involves a statue. You can buy a statue from Boney and Stoney from the Circus of The Last Days in Act 3, which costs 5,000 gold. Redditor Angry_Stranger has revealed that Astarion can feed on this statue in Baldur’s Gate 3.

This is most likely because the statue is a complete clone of your character; it even copies whatever equipment you’re wearing. Many players found this theory plausible and also wondered if they move around like the mannequins in Skyrim. One commenter responded that they do, as their “dragonborn statues tail moves around and so do the cloaks and hair.”

This only proves that Baldur’s Gate 3 “does the Bethesda method of making statues just a paralyzed entity.” This strange bug is very likely to be fixed in a later patch or hotfix. For the time being, however, you can have a statue take the debuff in your place in Baldur’s Gate 3.

If you’d like to read more about Baldur’s Gate 3, check out the five most underrated multiclass builds shared by Larian, or how different the game becomes when you play as a female Drow.

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Rajarshi is a Writer at CharlieIntel who loves RPGs, racing games, FPS titles, and unique indie games that grab his attention. With a degree in English literature from Rabindra Bharati University, Rajarshi worked for Sportskeeda and KeenGamer before joining CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach him at [email protected].