Who are the Githyanki in Baldur’s Gate 3? Race lore & abilities explained

Githyanki in Baldur’s Gate 3Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 is populated with a variety of races that players will encounter, including the Githyanki, who are prominent in the game’s narrative. We’ll go over who the Githyanki are along with their abilities in Baldur’s Gate 3.

After you hop into Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll find plenty of fun content to check out, including a lengthy campaign to complete. As you explore the world of the game, you’ll encounter different races with their own unique abilities.

One such race, the Githyanki, has provoked curiosity due to the hostility they attract from various in-game companions. If you’re curious about the Githyanki then we’ll break down everything that you need to know about them in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Who are the Githyanki in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The Githyanki are a martial race in Baldur’s Gate 3, often portrayed as malevolent warriors hailing from the Astral Plane. They’re notorious for their regular invasions of the material plane, wreaking havoc and pillaging cities, and are easily identifiable by their Silver Blades and Red Dragon Mounts.

The Githyanki’s primary objective is the annihilation of the Mind Flayers, explaining their prevalence in Baldur’s Gate 3. This hostility arises from a dark history – the ancient Mind Flayers’ empire enslaved the Githyanki for countless generations.

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Githyanki abilities in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Githyanki possess the Base Racial Speed Trait, +1 Intelligence, +2 Strength, and proficiencies in Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shortsword, Longsword, and Greatsword. These attributes make the Githyanki particularly suited to specific roles.

These include classes like Wizard, Barbarian, Fighter, and Paladin. The Githyanki are among the most versatile races that you can encounter while you go through Baldur’s Gate 3’s campaign.

That covers everything that you need to know about the Githyanki in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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