What are Origin characters in Baldur’s Gate 3? All Origin characters & stats

Baldur's Gate 3 Origin characters The Dark UrgeLarian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a bunch of characters with their own backgrounds for players who are eager to jump straight into the action. Here’s a list of all the Origin characters you can choose from in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is an ambitious RPG from Larian Studios where players can customize every aspect of their characters. But for those who just want to get into the world of the Forgotten Realms, the game has a list of pre-made characters that they can use, called Origin characters.

These are NPCs who eventually join your party if you create a character from scratch. However, they are scattered around the world and it could take some time until you meet all of them. These pre-designed characters already have their own background stories and builds that represent almost every class you could choose in Baldur’s Gate 3.

If you want to know which Origin characters are available in Baldur’s Gate 3, we’ve made a list of all of them in this guide.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Rogue Origin character

Baldur's Gate 3 Rogue Origin character AstarionLarian Studios
Rogues are a class with great stealth abilities and can sneak out of any situation.

Astarion is a Rogue in Baldur’s Gate 3 and earned notoriety thanks to a developer stream after spending an interesting night with a shapeshifting Druid. This fan-favorite character is a vampire who can walk in the daylight and has a mysterious past that explains his colorful personality.

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Astarion’s starting abilities scores are:

  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 17
  • Constitution: 14
  • Intelligence: 13
  • Wisdom: 13
  • Charisma: 10

You meet Astarion for the first time during Chapter One, as you explore the beach area.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard Origin character

Baldur's Gate 3 GaleLarian Studios
Wizards specialize in the arcane by individual schools of magic.

Another beloved pre-built character is Gale, a Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard. He is a human who wanted to become the greatest wizard the world has known, although his ambition led him to disaster. Throughout the story, Gale looks for ways to undo the curse that is overtaking his body and try to win back his goddess’ favor before it’s too late.

Gale’s starting abilities scores are:

  • Strength: 9
  • Dexterity: 14
  • Constitution: 15
  • Intelligence: 16
  • Wisdom: 11
  • Charisma: 13

If you want to play with Gale as your Companion, you can find him during Act 1 at the Roadside Cliffs waypoint, just above the Nautilus wreck.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Barbarian Origin character

Baldur's Gate 3 KarlachLarian Studios
Barbarians’ primary ability is Strength and are characterized by their unlimited Rage.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Karlach is a Tiefling Barbarian who has just escaped from Hell. After being sold into slavery, she now travels through the Forgotten Realms looking for revenge. Although her true background is unknown, Karlach is looking to take down every creature that was involved in her tormented past.

Karlach’s starting abilities scores are:

  • Strength: 17 (+3)
  • Dexterity: 13 (+1)
  • Constitution: 14 (+2)
  • Intelligence: 11 (0)
  • Wisdom: 12 (+1)
  • Charisma: 8 (-1)

You can find Karlach and recruit her as a Companion for your party at The Risen Road.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Fighter Origin character

Baldur's Gate 3 Lae'zelLarian Studios
As a Fighter, you can choose between six different fighting styles.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, Lae’zel is the Githyanki Fighter players have seen in trailers and the opening cinematic. She is a ferocious warrior who does everything to rejoin her clan after being infected by the Mind-Flayers.

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Lae’zel’s starting abilities scores are:

  • Strength: 17
  • Dexterity: 13
  • Constitution: 14
  • Intelligence: 11
  • Wisdom: 12
  • Charisma: 8

If you created an original character to play Baldur’s Gate 3, you can find her during the first part of the Prologue. You’ll be able to recruit her again as a Companion after exploring the starting area near the Cathedral Ruins.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Cleric Origin character

Baldur's Gate 3 ShadowheartLarian Studios
Clerics draw their magic force from their devotion to divinity.

Shadowheart is a Half High-Elf Cleric in Baldur’s Gate 3. She was sent on a suicide mission to steal a mysterious item and has to travel through the Forgotten Realms while maintaining a low profile to avoid all sorts of enemies.

Shadowheart’s starting abilities scores are:

  • Strength: 12
  • Dexterity: 14
  • Constitution: 14
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Wisdom: 16
  • Charisma: 10

You can recruit Shadowheart as your Companion after finding her trapped in a pod aboard the Nautiloid. If you don’t free her, you’ll be able to find her at the entrance of the Dank Crypt at the northern end of the Ravaged Beach.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Warlock Origin character

Baldur's Gate 3 WyllLarian Studios
Warlocks are bound by a pact with supernatural entities.

Wyll is a Warlock in Baldur’s Gate 3, a human Noble who has made a pact with a devil. But Wyll isn’t happy with the end of his bargain, so he’s traveling the world looking for a way to escape his cursed deal.

Wyll’s starting abilities scores are:

  • Strength: 9
  • Dexterity: 13
  • Constitution: 15
  • Intelligence: 14
  • Wisdom: 11
  • Charisma: 16

If you want to add Wyll as your Companion, you’ll have to look for him during Chapter One in the Removing the Parasite quest.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 The Dark Urge Origin character

Baldurs Gate 3 The Dark UrgeLarian Studios
The Dark Urge doesn’t have specific specs and is completely customizable.

Larian Studios have added an interesting option for those who look to play with pre-made Origin characters. The Dark Urge is someone who remembers nothing of its past and can’t resist enacting unimaginable cruelties. This character is fully customizable and isn’t associated with any Companion.

The Dark Urge has its own unique cutscenes, special dialogue options for different scenarios, and a sinister voice that guides its journey.

That was everything you need to know about Origin characters in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more content on the game, check out these guides:

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