How to beat Cazador Szarr in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

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Of all the challenging boss fights Baldur’s Gate 3Cazador Szarr is one of the hardest. Once you reach the third chapter, enter the Cazador Palace, and open the sinister door, you have to face the ancient lord of Astarion. This vampire lord has controlled Astarion for 200 years, so let’s dive into how to defeat Cazador Sazar in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Cazador Szarr boss fight guide

This fight is a little different than most in some ways. Cazador Astarion gets trapped in the ritual, and you only have a few rounds to stop him before Cazador becomes a rising vampire. How do you beat Cazador Szarr Baldur’s Gate 3 by Freeing Astarion from the ritual, using AoE attacks, and casting a daylight spell.

First, it is almost impossible to defeat Cazador before the ritual is complete. Although there is no timer, it only takes a few rounds before Starion dies, and the ritual ends. You probably don’t want this to happen, so You need to free Astarion first. Read our guide on how to rescue a Starion from Ritual, and it’s easier than you think.

How to save Starrion from the Ritual in Baldur's Gate 3

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Once this happens, even with the appearance of another vampire in the circle, Cazador can’t complete the ritual anymore. All you have to do now is get rid of him and his buddies. You’ll encounter werewolves, bats, fallen ghoul hunters, and some pesky spellcasters.

The best strategies to defeat Cazador in Baldur’s Gate 3

The best thing to use against these enemies are AoE spells and attacks. For example, such spells Fireball or blizzard Perfect for someone like Gail. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend Bring the heart of the shadow. You can try using Turn undeadWhich could even work against Cazador. Also, I would recommend Focus on soul guards to invert the shadow. Anytime an enemy gets too close, they’ll take critical radiation damage.

Finally, I highly recommend Cast a daylight spell. This is because vampires cannot stand sunlight. If you throw it at yourself and stand close enough to Cazador, He will take radiate damage, gain damage in his menus, and lose his vampire regeneration. Cazador likes to spend most of his rounds hidden in a cloud of mist to avoid getting hit, so if you stand by him in the daylight, the moment the mist forms, he’s doomed.

Or he is always pushed off a ledge if he gets close enough, which would instantly send him to his coffin. No matter how the fight ends, once Astarion gets his hands on the near-death Cazador, you can decide whether or not Astarion should step up. We also have evidence about the consequences of this final decision.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Available on steam.

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