Baldur’s Gate 3 Entertainer - Background and Inspiration Goals

Baldur’s Gate 3 Entertainer: Inspiration Goals & Guide

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your background defines your inspiration goals, and as Entertainer, you can charm and lead the crowds with your incredible talent.

By Pixel | Updated for Patch 9 on June 16th, 2023

Baldur’s Gate 3 Entertainer - Background and Inspiration Goals
Entertainer – Background

What is Entertainer Background?

Entertainer is a background in Baldur’s Gate 3, and it represents their proficiencies, where the character comes from and what their life was like before. NPC characters, including your companions, will recognise your Entertainer origin and sometimes ask questions about your performances or what it’s like to be creative and beloved by crowds. Being an Entertainer can occasionally earn you approval or enemies.

You live to sway and subvert your audience, engaging common crowds and high society alike.

Source Baldur’s Gate 3

What are Entertainer’s Proficiencies?

In addition to the role-playing aspect, the background defines proficiencies, giving you a slight bonus to dice rolls and success in checks. Proficiency is what your character is good at and what knowledge they possess. This Background’s default proficiencies are Performance, Acrobatics, History, Perception, and Medicine. Your Entertainer’s proficiency features are Acrobatics and Performance.

Acrobatics is a Charisma skill that will help you with the following checks:

  • Stay on your feet on slippery surfaces
  • Stay upright in tricky situations
  • Balance on a tightrope
  • Jump and stay on your feet

Performance is a Dexterity skill that will help you with the following checks (You will need to pass multiple checks while sneaking every time you enter the NPC eyesight cone):

  • Charm the audience with:
    • Music
    • Dance
    • Acting
    • Storytelling
  • Persuade the crowds with inspiring speeches.

Should you choose Entertainer in Baldur’s Gate 3?

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you should choose Entertainer if it fits your character and you like it. Backgrounds have defined proficiencies, while classes have a list of skills they can be proficient with, and you can pick only two or three. As a Performer, NPC will recognise you and recall your previous shows. Also, they will acknowledge your talent in some situations. The game will reward you for any actions related to music, persuading crowds, or inspiring speeches. So make sure it’s how you want your character to act before you make a final decision.

Baldurs Gate 3 Proficiencies and Skills Character Creation
Proficiencies and Skills in Character Creation

How Inspiration Goals Work Baldur’s Gate 3?

Further, in Baldur’s Gate 3, your Entertainer background allows you to complete special goals that will award you with inspiration that you can later utilise when playing the game. When you perform an action that is authentic to your Performer’s origin, your character will be inspired.

Entertainer Inspiration Goals

The following table presents the Entertainer’s Inspiration Goals:

Inspiration GoalDescription
A Bard MuseHelp Alfira complete her song at the Druid Grove
A Story for the AgesPersuade someone with a well-timed story
CelebrantDance with the Tieflings in the camp.
Chicken Chase ExtraordinateWin a match of Chicken Chase
Feel the BeatSuccessfully play on the goblin war drum
Give Them a ShowWhile duelling Novice Crusher, persuade the goblins on your side.
Heart of the CreatorTalk to Bernard, the automaton and use one of the phrases from the plays from the Arcane Tower. Perform with Bernard.
Life of the PartyIn Goblin Camp, take part in the toast.
Made You LookIn Druid Grove, recreate Mattis ring trick to ern child’s respect
The Art of AgonyPerform in Loviatar’s ritual
The Price of FameRescue Volo, Bard Extraordinaire, from the Goblin Camp
The Price of InkFree the Artist Quest: Buy Oskar Fevras from Brem

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