Baldur's Gate 3 Character Creation Guide Background Races Origin

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.

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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.

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Next, let’s take a look at the options for Tieflings. Alternatively, go back to the main page of our character creation guide.

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