Wondering how you can save the Herbalist in the newly-released action adventure game, A Plague Tale: Requiem? We understand if you just let this innocent NPC on his own, after all, it’s not exactly easy to know if he is savable or not or if there is anything you can get out of saving him. Spoiler, you don’t get anything from saving him – perhaps just the satisfaction of helping a fellow in need. Well, lucky for you, we are here to help with just that.
In this guide, we will be showing you how you can save the herbalist in the game’s Chapter 3.
How To Save The Herbalist – A Plague Tale Requiem
To save the herbalist from his untimely demise, particularly when you see him being led by two guards from a house, you need to craft a specific item.
The point here is to figure out a way where you can deal with the guards to let the herbalist escape.
Luckily, at least for you, there are plenty of rats that could do just the job for you. But first, you would need two pots of Extinguis.
Craft if you have the materials for it. If not, get them from the chests nearby.
With the two Extinguis pots in your hand, head to the bushes near the gate where the herbalist is being held and hide.
Wait for the guard on the left to move away a bit to scatter the rats nearby using his torch.
Once he’s far away enough, use the Extinguis to extinguish the fire on the guard’s torch, exposing him to the rat infestation near him.
If you do this right, the guard near the rats will be attacked then the second guard will come rushing in to save his buddy using his torch.
This is your window to extinguish his torch as well using the other pot of Extinguis.
With the two guards dealt with, you have saved the herbalist. Don’t worry if you mess up any of the two throws, though. You can easily start over from the last checkpoint to try again.
Again, there is no reward whatsoever for doing this. But at the very least, feel proud of yourself for saving an innocent life. Good luck!