Backgrounds in Baldur's Gate 3 affect starting Proficiencies the player has. Each Background also grants two Background features. Backgrounds are not limited to Races or Classes. Backgrounds affect how NPCS perceive the player and may change how events unfold.

Background Information

 

 

Acolyte

You have spent your life in service to a temple, learning sacred rites and providing sacrifices to the god or gods you worship.

Insight  Proficiency
Religion Proficiency

 

Charlatan

You're an expert in manipulation, prone to exaggeration and more than happy to profit from it.

Deception Proficiency
Sleight of Hand Proficiency

 

Criminal

You have a history of breaking the law and survive by leveraging less-than-legal connections.

Deception Proficiency
Stealth Proficiency

 

Entertainer

You live to sway and subvert your audience, engaging common crowds and high society alike.

Acrobatics Proficiency
Performance Proficiency

 

Folk Hero

You're a champion of the common people, challenging tyrants and monsters to protect the helpless.

Animal Handling Proficiency
Survival Proficiency

 

Guild Artisan

Your skill in a particular craft has earned you membership in a mercantile guild, offering privileges and protection while engaging in your art.

Insight Proficiency
Persuasion Proficiency

 

Noble

You were raised in a family among the social elite, accustomed to power and privilege.

History Proficiency
Persuasion Proficiency

 

Hermit

You were once sworn to seclusion and continue to prefer solitude over the chaos of society.

Medicine Proficiency
Religion Proficiency

 

Outlander

You grew up in the wilds, learning to survive far from the comforts of civilization. 

Athletics Proficiency
Survival Proficiency

 

Sage

You are curious and well-read, with an unending thirst for knowledge. 

Arcana Proficiency
History Proficiency

 

Sailor

You are familiar with the workings of ships and life at sea, having spent years weathering storms and battling creatures of the deep. 

Athletics Proficiency
Perception Proficiency

 

Soldier

You are trained in battlefield tactics and combat, having served in a militia, mercenary company, or officer corps. 

Athletics Proficiency
Intimidation Proficiency

 

 Urchin

After surviving a childhood on the streets, you know how to make the most out of very little.

Sleight of Hand Proficiency
Stealth Proficiency

 

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      13 Oct 2020 20:20  

      If you choose a class that already has a proficiency in a skill and you choose a background that also grants the same proficiency does the proficiency double or are you wasting potential?

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