How To Cure Bloodless Status In Baldur’s Gate 3 

Care to donate a pint of blood in Baldur's Gate 3, good Sir?

Bloodless is a status effect in Baldur’s Gate 3 that negatively affects you throughout the day and is represented by a red human icon. However, this negative buff can only be acquired if you have the resident vampire, Astarion, in your camp as a companion.

The bloodless status effect makes the game unnecessarily difficult, perfect for people looking for an extra challenge in Baldur’s Gate 3. Let us explain how to acquire this status effect, its duration, and how to get rid of it.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Bloodless Status Effect explained

Bloodless status effect can be obtained if you let Astarion bite you at night. After you recruit Astarion, you will find him sneaking out of the camp at night. He will sneak into your bed one night and try to drink your blood. If you let him feed on your blood, you will get the Bloodless status effect the following day.


Astarion will drink your blood on multiple occasions. It will worsen each time, and you must pass multiple persuasion checks to get him to stop. Otherwise, you will end up dead the next day.

Allowing Astarion to drink your blood will make him happy, and you will gain his approval.

The Bloodless status effect will give you -1 on your attack rolls, saving throws, and ability checks. This affects everything you do, from battle to conversations in Baldur’s Gate 3, and it will massively affect your character throughout the day.

On the other hand, Astarion will gain happy status, which grants him a +1 bonus on attack rolls, saving throws, and ability checks. If you keep him an active party member, this seems like a fair trade-off.

How to Cure Bloodless Condition

The duration of the Bloodless status effect in Baldur’s Gate 3 is at least one whole day. Unlike the prevalent thought, Bloodless can be cured in multiple ways.

  • The best way to cure bloodless debuff is to take a complete long rest. If you take a short or long rest without supplies, the bloodless status will not be cured.
  • You can use a paladin’s Lay on Hands action or a cleric’s Lesser Restoration spell to remove the bloodless status effect without rest.
  • Other spells, such as Heroes Feast or Heal, can effectively remove the Bloodless condition, and all spellcasting classes can use them.
  • You can find and equip the Amulet of Silvanus on the beach near Volo in Druid’s Grove to gain a Lesser Restoration spell once per long rest.

Shall you let Astarion drink your blood?

If you want to gain Astarion’s approval and romance him, letting him drink your blood is a must. As they say, the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This will also open the possibility of him showing you his scars, leading to his ultimate showdown with Cazador.

If you are not interested in Astarion, this debuff is still worth seeing how Astarion reacts when you confront him. The only reason to skip bloodless condition is if you are having difficulty passing difficult checks. You can check our guide on Karmic Dice to improve your chances drastically.

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