Baldur’s Gate 3: Top Barbarian Races (Early Access)

Baldur's Gate 3: Top Barbarian Races (Early Access)

Best Races for Barbarians in Baldur’s Gate 3: Unleash Your Inner Savage!

Image of a Shield Dwarf in character creation screen

The Barbarian class in Baldur’s Gate 3 is an absolute blast to play! Who needs armor when you can swing around a massive weapon and unleash your rage on a horde of enemies? If you’re looking for a class that’s all about offense and wreaking havoc, the Barbarian is the perfect choice.

But here’s the thing – being a Barbarian means constantly attacking or getting attacked, because if you don’t, your Rage runs out faster than a kid in a toy store. So, in order to make the most out of your Barbarian experience, you need to choose a race that maximizes your potential.

Shield Dwarf: The Ultimate Meat Shield

Image of a Shield Dwarf in character creation screen

Strength? Check. Constitution? Check. Proficiencies in battle axes, hammers, and armor? Double check! The Shield Dwarf is the go-to race for Barbarians who want to use their own bodies as an impenetrable wall. Plus, they have darkvision and resist poison like it’s their favorite snack.

Sure, their movement isn’t the fastest, but who needs speed when you can smash skulls? Just make sure to have a ranged weapon handy to attack every round and keep the Rage train rolling.

Githyanki: Strength and Intelligence, a Deadly Combo

Image of a Githyanki in character creation screen

Want to bring some brains to your brawn? The Githyanki Barbarian has got you covered. With a bonus to strength and a sprinkle of intelligence, this combo is a force to be reckoned with. Sure, the proficiencies don’t add much, but who needs them when you can cleave through enemies like a hot knife through butter?

Oh, and did I mention they get the Mage Hand cantrip? That’s right, you’ll have a nifty little magical hand to help you out in sticky situations. Magic and brute force combined? Sign me up!

Human: The Jack of All Trades

Image of a Human in character creation screen

Now, I know what you’re thinking – Humans are the least exciting race in the game. But hear me out. As a Barbarian, you need to be ready for anything, and that’s exactly what the Human offers. With a +1 bonus to all attributes, they’ve got every base covered.

The lack of flashy abilities is compensated by their well-roundedness. The Barbarian may not have the fancy magical or equipment defenses, but with a Human by their side, they can handle any challenge. Just remember, when a Human Barbarian succeeds by a single point, know that other races wouldn’t have been so lucky.

So, there you have it! The best races for Barbarians in Baldur’s Gate 3. Choose your race wisely and let the carnage begin! And don’t forget, the game is available in Early Access on PC and will be fully released on August 3rd, 2023. The PlayStation 5 version will be available on September 6th, 2023. Stay tuned for the Xbox Series X/S version, coming soon!

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