Sarevok Anchev Baldur's Gate 3
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How to Defeat Sarevok Anchev in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate antagonist Sarevok Anchev returns in Baldur’s Gate 3. As some may expect, you will be able to challenge the once legendary Bhaalspawn in combat. While those familiar with the previous game may expect something of a challenge, age has no doubt dulled the blade of the Deathhbringer. Killing Sarevok will grant you a handful of rewards, one of which includes the Amulet of Bhaal, which is required to progress the main scenario. However, other rewards include Sarevok’s Sword of Chaos and his prized helmet.

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Getting to Sarevok requires players to progress through the “Investigate the Murders” questline that you can pick up in Baldur’s Gate. After obtaining the required items, which includes the torso of Dribbles the Clown, you can then enter the Canduhollow Tombstones to reach the chamber where Sarevok awaits. From here, you can choose to become an Undead Assassin (which is more of a title than anything else) or challenge Sarevok.

How to Defeat Sarevok Anchev in Baldur’s Gate 3

Thankfully, Sarevok is much easier than he was the first Baldur’s Gate game, and is more or less a shadow of himself in Baldur’s Gate 3. While he will be backed up by Echoes of Amelyssan, Illasera, and Sendai as nice little nods to previous games, they more or less provide buffs to Sarevok and do little else.

Sarevok hits like a truck, and can attack a character up to three times. Whomever he targets will need a large HP pool, or they will go down the first turn available to Sarevok. Additionally, Amelyssan will potentially cast Sanctuary on Sarevok, making him invulnerable until he attacks. You can still throw Fireballs or even hit him with Lightning, or any other area of effect attack, to deal damage despite Sanctuary.

Once he becomes vulnerable, just hit him with everything you can. While he may be level 16, you can absolutely beat him at around level 11 within two or three turns. Use whatever spells you have at your disposal, and make sure Shadowheart keeps you topped up. The suggested team for this fight is Gale, Shadowheart, and Astarion. Astarion can do loads of ranged damage while in stealth and take out the Echoes of Amelyssan, Illasera, and Sendai, while Gale and hurl powerful spells at Sarevok or assist Astarion in taking out the Echoes.

Other great picks for this fight if you’re playing a caster are Karlach and Lae’zel. Take advantage of their ability to attack multiple times per turn, which will make quick work of Sarevok. You can thankfully chunk him down with relative ease. And when the dust clears you can claim your rewards. Keep in mind that this fight is totally optional, and if you don’t want to take down your old comrade, you can simply choose to become a Bhaalite Undead Assassin instead.

Baldur’s Gate III is available on PC and will release for the PlayStation 5 on September 6, 2023.


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