Tarkov Colleagues Part 3 or Sadist (Kill Sanitar or Not)

Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by Samuel Franklin

Offering the choice to kill Sanitar or not the Colleagues Part 3 or Sadist quest lines have dramatically different requirements and rewards that makes it difficult to determine the best choice. Unlike other multiple choice quests in Tarkov players need to look beyond just the raw rewards in this instance as the time to complete is just as important for those chasing the elusive Kappa Secure Container.

In this guide I detail the quest requirements, rewards, tips and what factors you should consider in determining your own best choice. While the choice is complicated my recommendation based on multiple EFT wipes of experience is that most players complete the Therapist option (Colleagues – Part 3) if they have the required items or aren’t chasing the Kappa Secure Container. For players that don’t have the items when they reach this quest or are trying to complete all quests to unlock The Collector complete Jaeger (Sadist) instead.

Table of Contents:
Requirements & Tips
Best Choice

Colleagues Part 3 vs Sadist: Requirements & Tips

Unlike other multi-choice quests like Chemical Part 4 in Escape From Tarkov the requirements are different depending on the path you decide and are summarised below including quest specific tips. Players must be PMC level 21 and have completed Colleagues Part 2, Rigged Game and Chemistry Closet in order to unlock these quests.

Therapist Choice (Colleagues Part 3) Jaeger Choice (The Huntsman Path – Sadist)
Quest Requirements
  • Do not kill Sanitar
  • Hand over 10 TerraGroup Labs access keycards (found in raid)
  • Hand over AHF1-M stimulant injector (found in raid)
  • Hand over 3-(b-TG) stimulant injector (found in raid)
Eliminate Sanitar
Quest Tips The best method to complete this quest is to actually delay accepting it and then farming Sanitar and guards this is the best chance of obtaining the required injectors. By not accepting this quest you can freely kill Sanitar to do this method.

The other options to acquire the access keycards and injectors is Scav Runs (with high Scav Karma), raiding on Labs and farming medbags on other maps.

With a single objective players only need to focus on eliminating Sanitar which can be practiced in offline mode. Like most Tarkov bosses using the elevation surrounding the Cottage area is the easier kill although if he spawns at the Resort or the Pier you’ll need close range weapons and grenades.

Given Sanitar has a massive health pool and healing capabilities the best option is a headshot with an ammunition that deals at least 70 damage for an instant kill as he never wears a helmet. As his guards do often have strong armoured helmets and even face shields you also need to have high penetration with a top tier ammunition.

While this will depend on your weapon of choice options include TKM AP-M (.366), AP-20 (12 Gauge), SIG FMJ/Hybrid (6.8x51mm), M80/M61/M62 (7.62x51mm), PS12B (12.7x55mm) and most 7.62x54R ammos which is my preference.


Colleagues Part 3 vs Sadist: Rewards

From a lore perspective the Therapist option is seen as the good option as players do not kill Sanitar which lets him provide medicine to Therapist and save local lives. That being said there is still an element of grey morality with this choice as Sanitar is not a saint in Tarkov lore either and why Jaeger wants him eliminated. The following table details the quest rewards that players receive based on their choice:

Quest Reward Therapist Choice (Colleagues Part 3) Jaeger Choice (The Huntsman Path – Sadist)
Experience 15,800 16,300
Trader Reputation + +0.04 Therapist
+0.25 Fence
+0.02 Jaeger
Trader Reputation – -0.1 Jaeger -0.02 Therapist
Base Roubles 150,000 115,000
  • 1× TerraGroup Labs keycard (Black)
  • 1× Medicine case
  • 3× L1 (Norepinephrine) injector
  • 3× Meldonin injector
  • 5× “Obdolbos 2” cocktail injector
  • 4× Grizzly medical kit
  • 1x Trijicon REAP-IR thermal scope
  • 100× 12/70 AP-20 armour-piercing slug
  • 2× Surv12 field surgical kit

Colleagues Part 3 vs Sadist: Best Choice

As noted in the introduction the best quest choice will be determined by your specific Tarkov goals with the major decision points being:

  • Therapist: Maximises Rouble gains through the sale (or use) of the Black Labs keycard but is slower to complete due to rare injectors and large number of Lab access keycards required. This also protects your Jaeger reputation that can be harder to acquire than other Tarkov traders due to his PvP focused quests that are particularly difficult for newer EFT players.
  • Jaeger: Generally faster to complete given one objective so you can progress through the next tasks in the quest tree on your road to Kappa. If Kappa focused players happen to get lucky before reaching this quest and have all of Therapist’s required items already you should also opt for the Therapist option.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam (Seelyon) is a seasoned Escape From Tarkov player with over 1,000 raids across multiple Tarkov patches while accumulating thousands of player kills and maintaining a 50% survival rate who favours a calculated playstyle. During these wipes he has earned the coveted Kappa secure container, proving his determination in the unforgiving world of Tarkov. His passion for the punishing game goes beyond personal accomplishment and he is driven by a desire to guide new players on their own Escape From Tarkov journey one raid at a time.

Through countless firefights, strategic flanks and exhilarating boss encounters, he has accumulated a deep understanding of the game’s mechanics and nuances that allows him to offer valuable insights and strategies to those seeking to navigate the complexities of Tarkov.


  1. This misses that killing Sanitar leads to https://escapefromtarkov.fandom.com/wiki/TerraGroup_employee which you can’t reach from Therapist’s quest line.

    • Thanks for the heads up Julian! This has now been added to the article in response to this recent quest change this Tarkov wipe.

  2. the comment from JULIAN about killing sanitar leading to the TERRA GROUP Mission has also been revised – you can not kill SANITAR and still get to the TERRA GROUP Mission for KAPPA

    • Thanks Michael

      We did update this article following the changes last week from BSG to account for this and it is a good call out in the comments as well!

      Games Finder Team

      • So, this one doesn’t provide carma retrieval like in another quest with skier, doc and prapor? Ohsht

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