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.
You have spent your life in service to a temple, learning sacred rites and providing sacrifices to the god or gods you worship.
You're an expert in manipulation, prone to exaggeration and more than happy to profit from it.
You live to sway and subvert your audience, engaging common crowds and high society alike.
You're a champion of the common people, challenging tyrants and monsters to protect the helpless.
You were raised in a family among the social elite, accustomed to power and privilege.
You were once sworn to seclusion and continue to prefer solitude over the chaos of society.
You are curious and well-read, with an unending thirst for knowledge.
You are familiar with the workings of ships and life at sea, having spent years weathering storms and battling creatures of the deep.