Character creation: Elf race and subraces
The elves of Baldur’s Gate 3 have the following race features regardless of subrace:
- +2 Dexterity.
- Keen Senses – Proficiency with Perception rolls.
- Fey Ancestry – Advantage on saving throws against charm, can’t be put to sleep with magic.
- Darkvision – Can see in the dark within 12 meters.
- Weapon Proficiency — Longsword, shortsword, longbow, shortbow.
High Elves vs Wood Elves subraces
These are the main differences when you pick a High Elf vs a Wood Elf in Baldur’s Gate 3:
|High Elves||Wood Elves|
|Base Racial Speed – 9m movement per turn.||Fleet of Foot – 10.5m base walking speed.|
|+1 Intelligence||Mask of the Wild – Stealth proficiency.|
|Available Cantrip; can be changed.||+1 Wisdom|
Note: Cantrips are basic spells in Dungeons & Dragons. Choosing the High Elf subrace presents you with one cantrip that you can change accordingly. I’ll go into detail regarding these in another guide.