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Baldur’s Gate 3 – Best Feats for Astarion in BG3

Make Astarion the best Rogue with the best feat choices.

Astarion is my favorite Rogue in Baldur's Gate 3. He has plenty of sass to back up his sharp daggers, excels at stealth combat, and can deal out large burst damage thanks to the class's sneak attack. However, I wanted to make sure Astarion was as lethal as possible—here are the best feats to improve Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3.

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Astarion Best Feats in BG3

Astarion is a rogue in Baldur's Gate 3 and excels at stealth and sneak attacks. As such, you'll want feats that improve on his strengths or use his Dexterity. Here are the best feats for Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3.

Ability Score ImprovementYou increase one ability by 2 or two abilities by 1 to a maximum of 20.
AlertYou gain a +5 bonus to initiative and cannot be surprised.
Defensive DuelistWhen attacked while wielding a finesse weapon you are proficient with, you may use a reaction to add your proficiency bonus to your armor class, possibly causing the attack to miss.
Dual WielderYou can use two-weapon fighting even if your weapons aren't light. You gain a +1 bonus to armor class while wielding a melee weapon in each hand. Heavy weapons cannot be dual-wielded.
LuckyYou gain 3 Luck Points, which can be used to gain advantage on an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw, or to make an enemy reroll their attack roll.
MobileYour movement speed is increased, and difficult terrain doesn't slow you when you dash. If you move after making a melee attack, you do not provoke opportunity attacks from your targets.
SentinelWhen an enemy within melee range attacks an ally, you may use a reaction to make a weapon attack against that enemy. The target ally cannot have the Sentinel feat. You gain advantage on opportunity attacks, and when you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, it can no longer move for the rest of its turn.
Magic Initiate: WizardLearn 2 cantrips and a Level 1 Spell from the wizard spell list. You can cast the Level 1 Spell once per long rest. The spellcasting modifier for all 3 Spells is Intelligence.

Related: Baldur’s Gate 3 Astarion Build Guide – Best Stats and Subclass

The best feats for Astarion improve his abilities in combat, particularly with regard to sneaking, avoiding damage, or dealing more damage. Some feats listed above are only useful if you are using the proper fighting style.

Alert is a great feat, especially for the Assassin subclass. The +5 bonus to initiative ensures you are more likely to go first and trigger the subclass ability. Ability Score Improvement has a similar effect, as it allows you to increase your Dexterity, which increases your initiative bonus. Increasing Dexterity also improves your armor class and chance to hit.

Defensive Duelist and Dual Wielder are great combat feats, but they depend on whether you use a single weapon or dual-wielding. Defensive Duelist allows you to temporarily increase your AC, while Dual Wielder does the same and improves your two-weapon fighting. With patch 4, Dual Wielder lost the ability normally given to two-weapon fighting regarding ranged weapons, so now they function as intended with the feat.

Related: Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Build Guide – Best Stats and Subclasses

Sentinel and Lucky both have great benefits for triggering sneak attacks. Lucky automatically gives you Advantage on attacks, allowing you to easily use sneak attacks along with other benefits, while Sentinel increases your odds of using a sneak attack by making opportunity attacks easier (it also prevents foes from fleeing).

Lastly, Mobile is a great feat for increasing Astarion's movement speed. It also prevents the need to use a bonus action to disengage, allowing you to move more freely around the combat field. Magic Initiate: Wizard is a great feat to take if you play as an Arcane Trickster, as it gives you more spells and lets you scribe scrolls.

Overall, the feats listed above are all good choices for Astarion, so don't be afraid to experiment with them.

For more information on Baldur's Gate 3, check out Baldur’s Gate 3: Should you let Astarion Drink Your Blood? and Should you force Astarion to drink Araj Oblodra’s blood in BG3? on Pro Game Guides.

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Justin has been diving into fantasy worlds since he can remember. He is a certified nerd who has a deep love of reading, writing, and hiking. He has been writing since his college days, but specifically in gaming for two years. His favorite games are The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Banjo Kazooie.

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