Baldur’s Gate 3 races: Which one to pick?

Baldur's Gate 3 races: Which one to pick?

All You Need to Know About Playing Races in Baldur’s Gate 3!

Baldur’s Gate 3 races

In Baldur’s Gate 3, there are a total of 11 races you can choose from, each with their own unique abilities and subraces. While there’s no definitive “best” race, some races and classes work together particularly well. So, let’s dive in and explore the exciting race options in the game!

All Playable Races in Baldur’s Gate 3

  • Dragonborn (coming in the full release)
    • Subraces: Red, Green, Blue, Black, White, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper, and Brass Dragonborn
  • Drow
    • Subraces: Lolth-Sworn Drow and Selderine Drow
  • Dwarf
    • Subraces: Gold Dwarf, Shield Dwarf, and Duergar (coming in the full release)
  • Elf
    • Subraces: High Elf and Wood Elf
  • Githyanki
    • No subraces
  • Gnome
    • Subraces: Deep Gnome, Forest Gnome, and Rock Gnome
  • Half-Elf
    • Subraces: High Half-Elf, Wood Half-Elf, and Drow Half-Elf (coming in the full release)
  • Halfling
    • Subraces: Lightfoot Halfling and Strongheart Halfling
  • Half-Orc (coming in the full release)
    • No subraces
  • Human
    • No subraces
  • Tiefling
    • Subraces: Asmodeus Tiefling, Mephistopheles Tiefling, and Zariel Tiefling

Wow, that’s quite a selection! With such a variety of races to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your playstyle. Now, let’s take a look at some recommendations for the best races in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Best Playable Races in Baldur’s Gate 3

Best races in Baldur’s Gate 3

While there’s no definitive “best” race, here are some races that offer unique advantages:

  • Wood Half-Elf: With increased movement speed and stealth, Wood Half-Elves are incredibly versatile. Perfect for any class!
  • Forest Gnome: Who wouldn’t want to speak with animals? This fun and helpful ability set Forest Gnomes apart from the rest.
  • Asmodeus Tiefling: The Tieflings’ charming nature and resistance to fire damage make Asmodeus Tieflings a powerful choice.

Best Races and Classes to Pair in Baldur’s Gate 3

Best races and classes to pair in Baldur’s Gate 3

If you want to optimize your build, certain races pair exceptionally well with specific classes:

  • Dragonborn (all subraces): Paladin, Sorcerer, Warlock, Barbarian, Fighter
  • Drow (Lolth-Sworn Drow): Sorcerer, Wizard, Bard, Rogue
  • Drow (Selderine Drow): Sorcerer, Wizard, Bard, Rogue
  • Dwarf (Gold Dwarf): Cleric, Druid, Monk
  • Dwarf (Shield Dwarf): Fighter, Barbarian, Paladin
  • Elf (High Elf): Wizard, Rogue
  • Elf (Wood Elf): Ranger, Rogue, Monk, Bard, Cleric
  • Githyanki (no subraces): Fighter, Wizard, Warlock
  • Gnome (Deep Gnome): Rogue, Wizard
  • Gnome (Forest Gnome): Rogue, Wizard
  • Gnome (Rock Gnome): Wizard
  • Half-Elf (Drow Half-Elf): Warlock, Sorcerer, Bard
  • Half-Elf (High Half-Elf): Warlock, Sorcerer, Bard
  • Half-Elf (Wood Half-Elf): Warlock, Sorcerer, Bard
  • Halfling (Lightfoot Halfling): Bard, Rogue, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Halfling (Strongheart Halfling): Wizard, Rogue, Bard, Ranger, Monk
  • Half-Orc (no subraces): Fighter, Barbarian, Paladin, Cleric, Monk
  • Human (no subraces): All-rounder, no best class
  • Tiefling (Asmodeus Tiefling): Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Tiefling (Mephistopheles Tiefling): Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Tiefling (Zariel Tiefling): Paladin, Bard, Warlock

Remember, any race and class combination can be effective with the right strategy. These pairings are just suggestions for optimal min-max builds. Regardless of your choice, don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun in the world of Baldur’s Gate 3!

Now that you’re equipped with all the race knowledge you need, go forth and conquer the game with your unique character! Happy gaming!

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