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Eric Vanstraaten is an NPC during the Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn campaign, and especially during the The final battle with Bodhi questline in Baldur's Gate II Chapter 6.

The paladins of the Order of the Radiant Heart are here to fight at your side, <CHARNAME>! Glorious shall our victory be if this great evil can be brought to an end!


If the party visits Prelate Wessalen in the Most Noble Order of the Radiant Heart building in Athkatla and asks about obtaining help to fight a "vampire coven" then help may be offered. However, it is not automatic if the protaganist had sided with Bodhi earlier in the saga in Baldur's Gate II Chapter 3. The Paladins are not pleased in the least with that decision.

If that is not applicable, then the prelate will agree to send some paladins ahead to provide assistance in your struggle.

The Paladin Vanstraaten, Sir William Reirrac, Nerit, and Branet Al-Thon will already be in the catacombs awaiting the party to battle Bodhi's Vampire Coven.

The paladin warriors are not configured with any of the Paladin passive resistances or use of innate abilities such Lay on Hands (paladin), nor do they have use of any Cleric spells.

Eric is actually equipped with a sword that bears a resemblance to Harbinger, but it is an undroppable version that does not have the random Fireball ability of the original. During the battle it is essentially just a Two Handed Sword +3. If Eric is slain, and his corpse looted, then the creature drops a Two-handed Sword +2.

More information about this encounter is covered in the The final battle with Bodhi quest page, which is the primary purpose for the party to be in this area.

Mod content[]

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Sword Coast Stratagems mod assigns a revised fighter style AI script to the paladin in Chapter 6. It allows for application of several SCS potions readied for quaffing during hostilities. Additionally, 2 pips in two-handed weapon fighting style are added to the creature's weapon proficiency.

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