Last Updated on August 5, 2023 by Jake


Baldur’s Gate 3 is the latest entry in the RPG franchise based on DnDs tabletop RPG system. As it is with the DnD games, Baldur’s Gate 3 boasts detailed gameplay mechanics like races. There are 11 playable races in Baldur’s Gate 3 and Humans is one of them. choosing the right race is important in any RPG or DnD game, it determines things like appearance, abilities, and more. In this Baldur’s Gate 3 guide, I will give a detailed overview of the Human race, its traits, spells, sub-races, and more.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Human Race

Choosing the race in any RPG or a DnD game is an important choice. It determines appearance, abilities, how other characters respond to you, and more. The human race is one of the playable races in Baldur’s Gate 3. Humans don’t have any unique spells, sub-races, or traits. Meaning this race has access to spells or cantrips that are available to other races as well. The following is a detailed overview of the Human race in BG3.


Humans are very common in Faerun, they are creative and adaptable with an almost endless capacity for growth. Humans don’t begin their journey with any unique spell, cantrip, or traits. Instead, Humans start with a +1 bonus to their every stat which allows players to adjust their human characters to a wide range of play styles and classes.


Base Racial Features

Human characters in Baldur’s Gate 3 start with a Base Racial Speed trait of 9 meters per turn.

Base Stats

The following are the stats or abilities that Human characters start with in Baldur’s Gate 3. As I mentioned before, Humans get a +1 bonus to each stat at the start for a more flexible build.

+1 ConstitutionThis stat determines your character’s max health and the damage it can take.
+1 DexterityDetermines your character’s chances to land a hit and initiative.
+1 StrengthDetermines your character’s carry weight, jump distance, and the chance to land a hit.
+1 IntelligenceUsed for spellcasting by wizards. Determines the effectiveness of the spell.
+1 WisdomUsed for spellcasting by Druids, Clerics, and Rangers.
+1 CharismaDetermines the effectiveness of your character’s persuasion or influence. Used for spellcasting by Bards, Paladins, Sorcerers, and Warlocks.

Best Classes For Humans

As I mentioned before, Human characters are jack-of-all-trades in Baldur’s Gate 3 as they can be adjusted to a number of classes and play styles. The following are the classes that the Human race fits the best and will yield the best results when creating your characters in BG3.

  • Fighter
  • Paladin
  • Wizard
  • Bard
  • Ranger
FighterHuman characters adjust quite well to the Fighter class. Invest in Strength to increase offense, and Constitution for increased durability. This will make your human character a well-rounded fighter that takes the punishment and dishes out increased damage. Furthermore, the Fighter class is proficient with Simple weapons, Martial Weapons, Light Armour, Medium Armour, Heavy Armour, and Shields
PaladinThe Paladin class is also very strong with Strength as a primary ability. Paladins also have wisdom and Charisma for spellcasting and persuasion. Paladins are proficient with Simple weapons, martial weapons, All armor, and shields.
WizardHumans are very good as wizards with their capacity to increase their Intelligence and Wisdom, which are used to cast spells. Wizards don’t have any kind of armor, so ensure you take Spell Sniper for better spell attacks. Wizards are proficient with  Daggers, Darts, Slings, Quarterstaves, and Light Crossbows
BardBard’s main ability is charisma and the Human race has the capacity to have a lot of it. Increase the charisma ability for better social interactions. Bards are proficient with Simple weapons, hand crossbows, longswords, rapiers, shortswords, and Light armor
RangerHumans as Rangers work very well due to their capacity for Dexterity. Prioritize Strength and Dexterity for a better offense. This class is proficient with Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons, Shields, Light Armour, and Medium Armour.

That is all for our Baldur’s Gate 3 Guide with tips on the Human Race. For more on the game, also see the Races and Subraces Guide and Best Skills And How They Work.



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