Guild Artisan

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Guild Artisan 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.

Guild Artisan Information

  • Your skill in a particular craft has earned you membership in a mercantile guild, offering privileges and protection while engaging in your art. Repairing and discovering rare crafts will bring new inspiration.

Guild Artisan Skill Proficiencies

Guild Artisan 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.


Chapter One
Chapter Two

 Click Details to learn how to complete the selected Background Goal

In Working Order

Repair the elevator in the Zhentarim hideout

The Elevator is located behind an illusionary wall (270,-190). The elevator lock can be picked with a sleight of hand check of 9 or the key can be stolen from Karad.


The Spider's Gift

Identify the Drow armor near Waukeen's Rest



Trash & Treasure

Observe the effects of the Chest of the Mundane

Located on the northern balcony of the 3rd floor of the Arcane Tower in the Underdark(-40,-265) Place an item into the chest to observe the effects


An Acquired Taste

Drink one of Auntie Ethel's unique Potions

A Mother's Loathing and Heart of Stone are the beneficial potions, the others will give temporary or permanent debuffs

The Apprentice Turns Master

Craft Nettie's antidote in the cauldron

Combine a Mugwort Bundle with the cauldron


Valued Customer

Trade with someone who has High approval of you

Boost approval with a trader by giving them gold or items


A New Vision

Reforge the Broken Spear

Combine the broken shaft from True Soul Edowin in the forest (141,445) and the spear head from the mother owlbear in the Owlbear Cave


An Artist in Need

Rescue Oskar the painter from the Zhentarim

Speak to Brem in the Zhentarim Hideout to purchase Oskar's freedom for 1000 gold or 500 gold with a persuasion check. Alternatively passing an intimidation check of 20 will cause Brem to release Oskar.

Mind over Mushrooms

Gather ingredients for Omeluum's Potion

Speak to Blurg in the Myconid Colony and tell him about the parasite to begin. Both ingredients can be found in the Arcane Tower


A Golden Masterpiece

Sell an item worth at least 1000 gold

An early opportunity for this is near Astarion is first encountered. Jump down near the Scuffed Rock (145,280) and move the rock to discover a chest. The ruby inside can be sold


The Finest Ingredients

Create a masterwork item from Sussur Bark

Enter the blacksmiths basement in the Blighted Village and open the wooden chest to find Highcliff's Blueprints. Read the blueprint to begin the quest "Finish the Masterwork Weapon". Climb up the Sussur tree branches in the Underdark to obtain the Sussur Bark (-15,-140) Return to the blacksmith's basement, light the forge, combine the bark with the forge, then combine your weapon of choice with the now blue forge.



Restore power to the elevator in the Arcane Tower

Jump down the mushroom path (0,-300) to reach the base of the Arcane Tower. Place a Sussur flower in the generator




Guild Artisan Tips & Notes

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In Other Languages

  • Español (España): Artesano gremial


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    • Anonymous

      Apprentice Turns Master is currently bugged due to a recent patch of this posting due to many folks being outright unable to interact with the cauldron. It's highlightable, but not clickable, or interactable. A Golden Masterpiece: The Ruby in the chest is NOT worth 1,000 gold. It is worth 60 gold. I have yet to come across an item that sells, individually for 1,000 gold outside of the Runepowder Barrel you can steal from the Gnome in the Underdark, which sells for 2,500 gold. Going to be coming back to this page, semi regularly to give updated info on the Guild Artisan background inspirations. Currently starting Act 2.

      • Anonymous

        Mainly perfect for an Artificier class. Pls add also the Guild Merchant for non-crafters like Bards or Clerics of Waukeen.

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