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|9 m (30 ft)
|75 kg (150 lb)
| Extra Attack
|Make an additional free attack after making an unarmed or weapon attack.
| Feller of Monsters
|Advantage against Monstrosity type enemies.
| Opportunity Attack
|Automatically attack an enemy moving out of your reach.
| Scar of Fury
|Score a Critical Hit when you health is lower than 40%.
| Scar of the Dunes
|Movement speed is doubled, cannot be targeted by attacks of opportunity if HP is less than 90%.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
Act One[edit | edit source]
If you pass a dialogue Skill Check or if Astarion is in your party, Gandrel will reveal he is hunting for Astarion. Gandrel believes he has information about a vampire spawn attack on a village and the abduction of a child.
You can choose to give Astarion up, or protect him. Giving up Astarion will, unsurprisingly, earn his disapproval and permanently remove him from your party.
Holding Astarion back from killing Gandrel will earn Astarion's disapproval. If spared, Gandrel will happily trade with you though offer little besides some Arrows, Torches, Potions of Healing and a Supply Pack.
Act Three[edit | edit source]
Combat[edit | edit source]
Attacks and abilities[edit | edit source]
- Ranged Attack -
- Ensnaring Strike (Ranged)
- Hail of Thorns
Tactics[edit | edit source]
Despite fighting alone, Gandrel is a capable combatant thanks to his high Strength, Dexterity, Hit Points, and his ability to use an Extra Attack. He can also use any arrows in his inventory to hit party members who are bunched up. These become even more effective when he is low on health, as he will deal constant Critical Hits through his Scar of Fury passive. He can also use a variety of ranger spells, which can often apply negative conditions or deal AoE damage.
Beyond killing him through a cutscene, it is best to take this monster hunter by surprise. Since he relies on ranged attacks, keeping him constantly Threatened will lower his attacks' chances to hit; though at lower levels he will likely land attacks anyway. If Astarion is in the party, Gandrel will focus attacks on him above everyone else, making Astarion a guaranteed distraction. Although a formidable foe, Ensnaring him, or knocking him Prone are effective ways to limit his mobility and keep him in melee range. Buying up all his arrows and potions beforehand, will prevent him from using them against you.
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- If Astarion is in your party when meeting Gandrel, but he has not yet confessed to you that he is a vampire spawn, you may follow a dialogue tree to have Astarion kill Gandrel within a cutscene.
- If you admit you know Astarion, but refuse to reveal his location, Gandrel remarks, good naturedly, that "Astarion has quite the friend in you."