Baldur’s Gate 3: Human Race Overview

In Baldur’s Gate 3 the Human Race is one of the most most numerous and versatile in Faerun.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Companion Wyll
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The Human race in Baldur’s Gate 3 offers versatility and adaptability, making it a popular choice for players seeking flexibility in character creation. With a balanced set of abilities and no specific drawbacks, humans can excel in various classes and playstyles. This guide will explore the traits and potential builds for the human race in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Human Race

The most common face to see in Faerun, humans are known for their tenacity, creativity, and endless capacity for growth.


Upon release of the full game, racial choices will no longer be tied to specific ability score bonuses. Each character will get a +2 and +1 bonus to spend on whatever ability stat they would like, regardless of race.

Consequently, this means that the non-ability score traits and racial features are vitally important selecting the appropriate build. Moreover, you won’t be as restricted to certain races when min-maxing by only being able to select a specific race for optimal ability score.

Racial Features:

  • Base Racial Speed trait
    • The distance a race can travel per turn. For most races, including Humans, that distance in 9 meters.
Baldur's Gate 3 Deception Skill
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There are no sub-races for Humans.

Best Builds for Humans

What humanity might lack in innate connection to the mystic arts or an inherited ability to see in the dark, they more than make up for with the Ability bonuses. It enables them to learn and be skilled at just about any class or sub-class there is in the game.


The human race complements the Fighter class exceptionally well due to its flexible ability score increase. You should distribute ability score points to prioritize Strength or Dexterity for offense, Constitution for increased durability, and consider taking the “Great Weapon Master” or “Sharpshooter” feat to maximize damage output.


Humans can make versatile and effective Clerics by emphasizing Wisdom for spellcasting. You should prioritize Wisdom for increased spell effectiveness, and consider the “War Caster” or “Healer” feat to enhance spellcasting in combat or improve healing abilities.


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Baldur’s Gate 3 Companion Gale
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Humans make excellent Wizards due to their ability boost to Intelligence, the primary casting attribute for Wizards. Focus on maximizing Intelligence and consider taking the “Spell Sniper” or “Resilient (Constitution)” feat for increased spell range or improved concentration checks, respectively.


Humans can excel as Rogues, utilizing their flexible ability score increase to maximize Dexterity for increased accuracy and damage. Prioritize Dexterity, and consider taking the “Skulker” or “Alert” feat to enhance stealth or improve initiative rolls.


Humans can make charismatic and talented Bards by focusing on increasing Charisma for spellcasting and performance. Prioritize Charisma, and consider taking the “Lucky” or “Actor” feat to enhance versatility or boost social interactions.


The human race in Baldur’s Gate 3 offers players a versatile and adaptable option for character creation. With their balanced ability score increase and bonus feat, humans can excel in various classes and playstyles. Whether you choose to be a mighty Fighter, a knowledgeable Wizard, a devout Cleric, a stealthy Rogue, or an enchanting Bard, humans provide a solid foundation for diverse builds.

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