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Noble 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.

Noble Information

  • You were raised in a family among the social elite, accustomed to power and privilege. Accumulating renown, power, and loyalty will raise your status.
  • Minthara, a possible party member and one of thre three Goblin leaders in the Goblin Camp, has this background.

Noble Skill Proficiencies

Acolyte 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.


Act One
Act Two
Act Three


Click Details to learn how to complete the selected Background Goal

Protector of the Duke

Rescue Counsellor Florrick from the burning in



Lest Ye Be Judged

Learn Astarion's history as a magistrate



Noblesse Oblige

Dismiss a Companion for interrupting a conversation



Soul for Sale

Acquire a Soul Coin for your personal collection

Players can find many Soul Coins during Act 1. There are two to be found at the Dank Crypt, and a third given by a Tiefling at the Druid Grove

Blueblood Solidarity

Learn Wyll's family history



Bodyguards for Hire

Recruit the ogres to protect you



Eldritch Authotiry

Become a True Soul



Fine By Me

Use your wealth to bribe a guard


Dragon's Horde

Have at least 2000 gold among the party

Manage to save 2000 Gold coins at the same time.


A Man of Many Talents

Expand your retinue by bringing Volo to camp

Complete Rescue Volo, and ask him to join your Camp


Penchant for Diplomacy

Reach a High level of approval with a Companion


A Velvet Glove

Spare the goblins.



An Iron Fist

Execute the goblins.



Can't Bribe 'Em All

Bribe Moonrise's warden.



Favour for a Favour

Wake Art for Counsellor Florrick and the Flaming Fist.



Noble Feline

Speak with the lordly cat at Last Light.



Ketheric's Loss

Learn Ketheric's past.



Patrician of the Grove

Recruit Halsin.


Taxes? Never Heard of 'Em

Don't give any gold to the toll collector.



Top of the Ladder

Meet Ketheric at the top of Moonrise.



Alms for the Unfortunate

Donate something to the refugees.



Defamed No More

Sabotage the printing press.



Exerting Judgment

End the squabbling between the merchant and the squatters.



Interrupted Communications

Discover where the missing letters went.



Newfound Subject

Feed a brain to the freshly turned mindflayer.



Procedures be Damned

Enter Wyrm's Rock without a pass.



The Right Oil for Any Situation

Gain access to the circus.



Titles for the Collection

Become the Unholy Assassin of Bhaal.



Underbelly Diplomat

Gain access to the Undercellar.



Wine Connoisseur

Warn Mrs Highberry of the poisoned wine.





Noble Tips & Notes

  • Tips and notes go here.
  • As of Patch 5, both Minthara and Halsin can be recruited into the party. Players must engage Minthara as a temporary hostile such as theft or attacking her and apply non-lethal damage.




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    • Here are some of the ones I've found so far that are not currently listed or mentioned in other comments:

      ACT II
      Noble Feline - Speak with the lordly cat at Last Light.
      An Iron Fist - Execute the goblins. (The ones facing trial in Moonrise Towers)
      Favour for a Favour - Wake Art for Counsellor Florrick and the Flaming Fist.
      Patrician of the Grove - Recruit Halsin. (I got this upon him joining my party for the first time)

      I'll add more as I find them :)

      • Anonymous

        Entitled - Earn a title for your deeds.

        I got this by helping Soverign Spaw. I assume Druids can also attain this via helping Kagha to defeat the Shadow Druids (As she bestows a title on you if you do that as a Druid)

        • Anonymous

          Noblesse Oblige can be attained by interrupting Lae'zel and talking to the "Teeth-ling" (Zorru) about the location of the Githyanki in her stead.

          (Doing so will also gain approval from Shadowheart, Wyll and Karlach. I'm uncertain about how Gale or Astarion respond to this action)

          • Anonymous

            Eldritch Authority - You can get this by constantly using the Illithid Wisdom option in conversations about 7 times going through all the dream sequences until the narrator states that you are "Becoming", you'll get the inspiration and the next time you have option to use the Illithid conversation line it will have the tag [True Soul] instead.

            • Anonymous

              Know Your Place. Play a Lolth-Sworn Drow and force Dhorn (dude petrified by spectator in underdark) to abandon his quest and hand over memory shard.

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