Your background represents the family you came and your education. It can also state your profession, social status, and perhaps your race. Now lets get started with the best Baldur’s Gate 3 backgrounds. 13 background exist in Baldur’s Gate 3 by default. But also there are amazing background mods exist out there. Such as vampire, werewolf, demon, faceless, spy, and mercenary. If you are ready for it, we will figure out the best Baldur’s Gate 3 backgrounds in this page.

You’ve always felt you had a greater calling, but it has never borne fruit. Everything changes when you awaken imprisoned on an alien ship. Perhaps your time has finally come.

Now this is your origin. So, how about your background? Where did you come from? What were you doing before your journey in Baldur’s Gate 3 began? Now lets take a look at the Baldur’s Gate 3 background list. You can find all native and mod backgrounds in this page. Learn more about them and choose the best background for your character in Baldur’s Gate 3.


alt baldur's gate 3 best backgrounds

Vampire Spawn

You are a vampire spawn. As a vampire spawn you have powers, like a bite, but have a vulnerabilities, like running waters. Also you have superior darkvision background feature which gives you ability to see in the dark within 24 meters.

Playing as vampire is really fun in BG3. Recruit your mate Astarion and enjoy the vampire life. But remember to keep your head up for the vampire hunters.


As a werewolf you are a shape changer, you can into a wolf or a humanoid wolf like creature, which gives you a bite attack ability and damage resistance.

Obviously vampires and werewolves are in conflict. If you hate vampires and Astarion, go for it.

Demon Spawn

As a demon spawn you are a shape changer, you can transform into an imp. Your imp form gradually grows in power as you level up. As your powers grow you gain other abilities, like an ability to summon an imp ally and protect allies from fire damage. Also this background would be a great choice for evil characters.


Preferred background for monk class. You have spent your life in service to a temple, learning sacred rites and providing sacrifices to the god or gods you worship. Insight and religion proficiencies.


Best pick for the bard class. You’re an expert in manipulation, prone to exaggeration and more than happy to profit from it. Background features are deception proficiency and sleight of hand proficiency.


Best pick for evil playthroughs. Stop right there criminal scum. You have a history of breaking the law and survive by leveraging less than legal connections. Background features are deception and stealth proficiencies.


Goes well with bard class. You live to sway and subvert your audience, engaging common crowds and high society alike. Acrobatics proficiency and performance proficiency.

Folk Hero

Goes well with druid class. You’re a champion of the common people, challenging tyrants and monsters to protect the helpless. Your background features are animal handling proficiency and survival proficiency.

Guild Artisan

Your skill in a particular craft has earned you membership in a mercantile guild, offering privileges and protection while engaging in your art. Background features: Insight proficiency and persuasion proficiency.


Best background choice for wizard class. You were raised in a family among the social elite, accustomed to power and privilege. History proficiency, persuasion proficiency.


Goes well with cleric and monk class. You were once sworn to seclusion and continue to prefer solitude over the chaos of society. Your background features medicine proficiency and religion proficiency.


Fighter and druid classes goes well. You grew up in the wilds, learning to survive far from the comforts of civilisation. Athletics and survival proficiencies are you background features.


Best background for wizards and warlocks. You are curious and well read, with an unending thirst for knowledge. Background features are arcana proficiency and history proficiency.


You are familiar with the workings of ships and life at sea, having spent years weathering storms and battling creatures of the deep. Your background features are athletics proficiency and perception proficiency.


Goes amazingly well with fighter class. You are trained in battlefield tactics and combat, having served in a militia, mercenary company, or officer corps. Soldier background proficiencies; Athletics proficiency, intimidation proficiency.


It’s a must background for rogue class. After surviving a childhood on the streets, you know how to make the most out of very little. Sleight of hand proficiency and stealth proficiency.

Faceless (Expanded Backgrounds)

A faceless character adventures behind the mask of a public persona. This persona is as natural to them as their hidden face, but it disguises their identity, which will remain shrouded in mystery. It’s background features are deception proficiency and intimidation proficiency.

Mercenary Veteran (Expanded Backgrounds)

Good for role playing purposes. You know the mercenary life as only someone who has experienced it can and live your life by two rules: Gold first, and don’t ask questions. Background features are athletics proficiency and persuasion proficiency.

Spy (Expanded Backgrounds)

I would like to choose this background for my assassin characters. You have a reliable and trustworthy contract who acts as your liaison to a network of other spies. What’s more you know how to get messages to and from your contact, even over great distances. And finally, you know the local messengers, corrupt caravan masters, and seedy sailors who can deliver messages for you. Your background features are deception and stealth proficiencies.

Athlete (Expanded Backgrounds)

You have attracted admiration among your spectators, fellow athletes, and trainers in the region that hosted your past athletic victories. You have athletics proficiency and acrobatics proficiency as your background features.

City Watch (Expanded Backgrounds)

Good choice for lawful neutral. Your experience in the enforcing law, and dealing with lawbreakers, gives you a feel for local laws and criminals. Your background features are athletics proficiency and insight proficiency.


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