Background Features
Deception Proficiency
Stealth Proficiency

Criminal is a Background in Baldur's Gate 3. Backgrounds are special traits or expertises that affect the starting Proficiencies the player has and also add two bonus background features. Backgrounds may also decide how your character be treated by certain NPCs, and how can they handle certain situations.


Criminal Information

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


Criminal Proficiencies


Criminal Background Features.

  • Deception Proficiency: Add your proficiency bonus to any roll made with Deception.
  • Stealth Proficiency: Add your proficiency bonus to any roll made with Stealth.

Criminal Background Goals

When a character performs an action that's true to their Background, they will be Inspired. Earning +1 Inspiration Point and +25 Exp. Inspiration may be spent to reroll an Ability Check. Not only your character can become Inspired, but also your Companions.

You may hold up to 4 Inspiration points at once. Inspiration earned over the cap will become Experience Points.


Chaper One
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A Fine Fortune

Steal an item worth at least 1000 gold



Friend of the Family

Become an ally of the Zhentarim



Escape Artist

Escape from jail after being arrested



Slaughter's Prize

Ally with Minthara to loot and slaughter the grove



Finders Keepers

Refuse to return Barth's locket


Serpent's Bounty

Take Zevlor's payment for killing Kagha



Blood Price

Murder an innocent civilian




Steal the Idol of Silvanus



Open for a Surprise

Acquire the Iron Flask from the Zhentarim



Lesser Evils

Rob the Enthralled fishermen


Swiftly Stolen

Steal the Duergar boots from the Gnome




Smuggle Sazza out of the grove



A Sound Investment

Give Mol money to found a guild in Baldur's Gate



Culling the Crowd

Use poison to kill the drunk goblins in camp





Criminal Tips & Notes

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    • Anonymous

      The following Inspiration Goal is missing in the list above

      That's how it goes
      Steal the Tiefling children's stash without making enemies with them

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