Baldur’s Gate 3 Guild Artisan - Background and Inspiration Goals

Baldur’s Gate 3 Guild Artisan: Inspiration Goals & Guide

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your background defines your inspiration goals, and you are a well-mannered Guild Artisan, skilled craftsman, and trader.

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

Baldur’s Gate 3 Guild Artisan - Background and Inspiration Goals
Guild Artisan – Background

What is Guild Artisan Background?

Guild Artisan 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 Guild Artisan origin and your manual abilities, often asking you for help with repairs. You can also use your trading and persuasion skills to influence others. Being a Guild Artisan can occasionally earn enemies but most likely friends and recognition.

Your skill in a particular craft has earned you membership in a mercantile guild, offering privileges and protection while engaging in your art. Repairing and discovering rare crafts will bring new inspiration.

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What are Guild Artisan’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 Persuasion, Insight, History, Perception, and Medicine. Your Guild Artisan’s proficiency features are Survival and Animal Handling.

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

  • Persuade in good intentions
  • Create friendships
  • Affect someone or a group of people with diplomacy, social graces, or kindness
  • Act with proper manners
  • Negotiations
  • Inspire the crowds

Insight is a Wisdom skill that will help you with the following checks:

  • Recognise someone’s speech habits and changes in mannerisms
  • Gain clues from body language
  • Search for a lie
  • Determine someone’s the true intentions
  • Predict someone’s next move

Should you choose Guild Artisan in Baldur’s Gate 3?

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you should choose Guild Artisan 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. You are a Guild Artisan, and the game will reward you for successful trades, helping others repair broken objects, and everything related to weaponry and other crafts. 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 Guild Artisan 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 Crafter’s origin, your character will be inspired.

Guild Artisan Inspiration Goals

The following table presents the Guild Artisan’s Inspiration Goals:

Inspiration GoalDescription
An Acquired TasteDrink one of Auntie Ethel’s unique Potions.
An Artist in NeedIn Zhentarim Hideout, purchase Oskar’s freedom from the Zhentarim (Speak with Brem)
A Golden MasterpieceSell an item worth at least 1000 gold.
A New VisionAcquire a spearhead from the mother owlbear in the Owlbear Cave and a broken shaft from True Soul Edowin in the forest. Combine them.
In Working OrderIn Zhentarim Hideout, repair the elevator behind an illusionary wall.
Mind Over MushroomsIn the Myconid Colony, tell Blurg about the parasite. In the Arcane Tower, Gather ingredients for Omeluum’s Potion.
RegenerationIn the Arcane Tower, Place a Sussur flower in the generator and restore power to the elevator.
The Apprentice Turns MasterCombine a Mugwort Bundle with the cauldron and Craft Nettie’s antidote.
The Finest ingredientsFinish the Masterwork Weapon Quest: Aquire Sussur Bark from Sussur tree branches in the Underdark. In the blacksmith’s basement, combine the bark with the forge, then combine the new blue forge with any weapon and create a masterwork item from Sussur Bark.
The Spider’s GiftIn Waukeen’s Rest, identify the Drow armor.
Trash and TreasurePut an item into the Chest of the Mundane in the Arcane Tower’s third-floor balcony and watch the results.
Valued CustomerTrade with a merchant after you get high approval from them (You can trade multiple times or give them gold)

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