Baldur’s Gate 3 Outlander: Inspiration Goals & Guide

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your background defines your inspiration goals; you are an Outlander who understands survival, nature, and all kinds of creatures better than anyone.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Outlander - Background and Inspiration Goals
Outlander Background

What is Outlander Background?

Outlander 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 recognize your foreign origin. You can also use your athletic and survival skills to help your team explore and safely complete missions. Being an Outlander can sometimes earn you friendships or disrespect.

You grew up in the wilds, learning to survive far from the comforts of civilization. Surviving unusual hazards of the wild will enhance your prowess and understanding.

Source Baldur’s Gate 3

What are Outlander 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 Athletics, History, Insight, Perception, and Survival. Your Outlander proficiency features are Athletic and Survival.

Athletic is a Strength skill that will help you with the following checks:

  • Climbing when something is trying to knock off
  • Jumping higher and long distances.
  • Avoid hazardous areas

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

  • Hunt in the Wild
  • Follow Tracks
  • Identify Tracks of Wild animals
  • Field reconnaissance
  • Guide the team on difficult terrain (woods, frozen wastelands, mountains)
  • Avoid natural obstacles and hazardous environments.

Should you choose Outlander in Baldur’s Gate 3?

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you should choose Outlander 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 an Outlander, and the game will reward you for taming creatures interacting with nature and animals. You know how to handle all kinds of creatures and what resources you can get from them and in the wild. 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 Outlander background allows you to complete special goals that will award you with inspiration that you can later utilize when playing the game. When you perform an action that is authentic to your character’s origin, they will be inspired.

Outlander Inspiration Goals

The following table presents the Baldur’s Gate 3 Outlander background’s Inspiration Goals:

Inspiration GoalDescription
Abyss JumperFrom the Spider cave, use the Featherfall spell and jump to the Underdark through the bottomless well.
A Mother’s FuryIn Owlbear Cave, Successfully defeat the Owlbear Mother
A Noble EndeavorUse the noblestalk mushroom.
Clever CuckooSteam from the giant bird’s nest in the Underdark
Cub TamerTame Owlbear Cub in Owlbear Cave.
CursebreakerDiscover the curse, and kill Yeenoghy’s hyenas
Eyes Of The WildSuccessfully won with the Owlbear Mother in Owlbear Cave
Mushroom EnthusiastIn the Underdark, destroy each type of hazardous mushroom.
Nest EggIn the Carrion Crawler nest, steal any item.
Rock SteadySurvive the bandits’ rolling boulder trap
Sticky FingersIn Spider Cave acquire the Pouch
Walking On AirFind and use the Fairy Ring

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