Baldur’s Gate 3: Religion

In Baldur’s Gate 3, your character can become proficient in Religion. It’s the skill that defines your knowledge about deities and Faerun’s beliefs.

Baldur's Gate 3 Religion Skill
Religion Skill

Skills and skill proficiencies are an essential part of character creation in Baldur’s Gate 3. They can have a major impact on your playthrough and gameplay, so it’s important to choose your skills wisely. This short guide provides an overview of the skills in the game, with a focus on Religion.

Skills in Baldur’s Gate 3

Skills are the foundation of your character’s abilities in Baldur’s Gate 3. They represent your character’s knowledge, training, and natural talent. Skills are an essential part of your character’s toolkit in Baldur’s Gate 3. They can be used to succeed in a variety of situations, from combat to negotiation. Your character’s proficiency, attribute scores, and any relevant bonuses or penalties will all influence the effectiveness of your skills. In Baldur’s Gate 3, skills are used in a variety of ways. They can be used to make checks, which determine whether your character succeeds or fails at a particular task. For example, you might need to make a Perception check to see if you notice a hidden trap, or a Persuasion check to convince someone to do something for you.

Religion Skill

Religion skill is associated with Intelligence, and It represents your character’s knowledge and understanding of religious beliefs, rituals, and practices.

Here are all the most important pieces of information about the Religion skill in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Main Attribute: Intelligence
  • Classes that can select Religion skill: Wizard, Bard, Druid, Cleric, Monk, Paladin, Sorcerer, Warlock
  • Recommended for the classes: Wizard, but also for roleplaying aspects with Cleric and Paladin
  • Backgrounds that add Religion Proficiency: Acolyte, Hermit
  • Religion Skill Helps With:
    • Practices of secret cults
    • Religious hierarchies
    • Deities
    • Rites
    • Prayers
    • Holy symbols

Should you choose Religion Skill?

You should pick the religion skill if you plan on playing any of the classes that use Intelligence as their primary ability. Wizard will benefit greatly from this skill proficiency. Also, if you would like your character to have higher chances of passing skill checks with anything related to deities and Faerun’s beliefs, it’s also a good choice. In a roleplaying aspect, reconsider religion if you want the game world and NPCs to recognize and acknowledge your training in this skill. We recommend this skill and related backgrounds for all Cleric or Paladin characters because it will increase immersion in the game’s world.

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