Githyanki is a Race in Baldur's Gate 3. Githyankis have a +1 Intelligence Score and + 2 Strength Score. While creating your Character in Baldur's Gate 3, you can choose between 8 different types of Races. Each of them has their special characteristics.
Githyanki are peerless warriors from the Astral Plane, known for their legendary silver blades and red dragon mounts. They seek the total destruction of mind flayers, whose ancient empire enslaved the githyanki for millennia.
- Choice of Skill Proficiency
- Base Racial Speed: The distance you can move per turn is 9 m.
- Intelligence +1
- Strength +2
- Light Armor Proficiency: wearing Light Armour will not impose disadvantage on your attacks or prevent the casting of spells.
- Medium Armor Proficiency: wearing Medium Armour will not impose disadvantage on your attacks or prevent the casting of spells.
- Shortsword Proficiency: add your proficiency bonus to attack rolls (your chance to hit a target) with shortswords.
- Longsword Proficiency: add your proficiency bonus to attack rolls (your chance to hit a target) with longswords.
- Greatsword Proficiency: Add your proficiency bonus to attack rolls (your chance to hit a target) with greatswords.
- Githyanki Psionics: Mage Hand: create an invisible spectral hand that can manipulate and interact with objects.
- Githyanki Psionics: Jump at level 3.
Githyanki Tips & Notes
- Githyanki statistics and racial traits make them effective Eldritch Knights, Warlocks or Wizards, given the bonuses and proficiencies they get. Specifically, Wizards are capable of using medium armor, making Dexterity a less important ability score. In many
- Greatsword and Longsword training are also useful for building Melee-oriented Wizards or Warlocks, allowing them to pursue Heavy Armor builds with Dual Wielding or even Great Weapon Master feats later down the road.
- Power Builds include using the Circlet of Intelligence (automatically grants 18 Intelligence) allowing you to push that stat down to '9' at Character creation in anticipation of acquiring this very powerful item.