Game developer Larian Studios recently shared the details of Baldur’s Gate 3 classes and races.
Players can choose six roles and overall 16 races and subraces to choose from. As Humans or Githyanki, there will be subraces to choose from. The other races on the other hand like Half-Elves, Drows, Halflings, Drows, and Tieflings will be entirely different with so many subraces to pick from.
Here are the descriptions via Steam:
Human The most common face to see in Faerûn, humans are known for their tenacity, creativity, and endless capacity for growth. They live fully in the present – making them well suited to the adventuring life – but also plan for the future, striving to leave a lasting legacy.
Githyanki are peerless warriors from the Astral Plane, known for their legendary silver blades and red dragon mounts. They seek the total destruction of mind flayers, whose ancient empire enslaved the githyanki for millennia.
High Elf Heirs of the mystical Feywild, high elves value magic in all its forms, and even those who do not study spellcraft can manipulate the Weave.
Wood Elf Wood elves spend their reclusive lives in Faerûn’s forests. Decades of training in archery and camouflage are enhanced by an otherworldly swiftness.
Seldarine Drow Drow are the result of an ancient schism between the elven deities Corellon Larethian and Lolth. The latters’ treachery drove the drow into the Underdark, where they splintered into warring factions. Seldarine drow can be found seeking allies from all over Faerûn, aiming to settle their conflict with Lolth – and each other – by any means necessary.
Lolth-Sworn Drow Raised by Lolth’s cult in the city of Menzoberranzan, these drow extol the virtues of their corrupt and merciless goddess. Lolth marks her followers with bright red eyes so the Underdark will learn to fear drow on sight.
High Half-Elf A touch of the Feywild remains in half-elves with this bloodline, and even those untrained in magic possess a hint of wild power.
Wood Half-Elf Like their wood elf parent, these half-elves have a quickened stride and eye for stealth. Yet many break away from isolation in Faerûn’s forests to explore the rest of the Realms.
Drow Half-Elf Most half-drow result from liaisons between Seldarine drow and surfacers. While half-drow inherit a few magical gifts, they aren’t usually raised in the Underdark.
Gold Gold dwarves are known for their confidence and keen intuition. The culture of their Deep Kingdom values family, ritual, and fine craftsmanship.
Shield Shield dwarves survived a long fall from grace, surrendering many of their ancient kingdoms in wars with goblins and orcs. These losses have lead to a cynical mindset, yet shield dwarves will endure anything to restore their ancestral homelands.
Lightfoot Halfling Lightfoot halflings are stealthy but social, travelling all over Faerûn to make names for themselves.
Strongheart Halfling Legends say dwarven blood gave stronghearts their hardiness. Resistant to poison and wellsprings of endurance, these halflings easily hold their own.
Asmodeus Tiefling Bound to Nessus, the deepest layer of the Hells, these tieflings inherit the ability to wield fire and darkness from the archdevil Asmodeus’ infernal bloodline.
Mephistopheles Tiefling Descended from the archdevil Mephistopheles, these tieflings are gifted with a particular affinity for arcane magic.
Zariel Tiefling Tieflings from Zariel’s bloodline are empowered with martial strength, and can channel searing flame to punish their enemies.
For classes there are 6 of them to choose from like Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock and Wizard. Each of those classes will have at least two subclasses to choose from. For those familiar with D&D, some classes unlock their sub-class early at Level 1, while others by Level 3.
Classes will evolve as players level up and each of those class presents a lot of chances for customization. Hitting level 4 will present a wide range of feats. Feats are talents or an area of experiese that will give characters special capabilities.
More information will be released later on as development is in progress.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will launch on Steam Early Access this coming Oct. 6. It will be available on PC and Google Stadia.