Baldur’s Gate 3: The BEST Druid Race [Top 3]

Learn all the top 3 best Druid race in Baldur's Gate 3 and choose the one which suits your gameplay the best.

The Druid class is special for shapeshifters in Baldur’s Gate 3, requiring you to choose the best Druid race. This ranges from an excellent healer to a strong fighter and is best at attacking with melee weapons, along with having a defence mechanism that can prove beneficial in battles. However, to utilize these mechanics, you must prioritize certain in-game abilities, like Wisdom.

Key Highlights
  • The top 3 Baldur’s Gate 3 best Druid races are Elf, Dwarf, and Drow races which suit Druid the best way possible.
  • Each Race in BG3 has its subclass, which provides good support to the race
  • The best Druid race build contains subclasses: Wood Elf, Gold Dwarf, and Assassin/ Thief subclass.
  • All the 3 races have some similar features, like Dark Vision, but each race has its benefits. 

Best BG3 Druid Race 

Here’s a brief overview of each race in BG3 with their benefits for you to get a clearer view.

Elf DwarfDrow
Good SenseDwarven ResilienceGood Radial speed (9m)
Fey AncestryToughness of the DwarvenFaerie and Darkness Spells
Dark vision (12m)Dark vision (which is around 12m)Darkvision (Around 24 m)
Fleet of the Foot (which gives 10.5m movement)Weapon ProficienciesWeapon Proficiencies

1. Elf 

You can easily make the Druid with any race you want, but some of them will give you a much better chance at advancing. The first Baldur’s Gate 3 best Druid race is the Elf, and the subclass that goes with this is Wood Elf. Wood elf is famous for mixing with any kind of surrounding.

In the early access, the Wood Elf had +2 Dexterity and +1 Wisdom, but now ability score points have taken over. The basic walking speed with the race will be 10.5 m which seems adequate compared to other classes.

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Choosing the Elf Race [Image Credits: eXputer]
The main advantages of opting for the Wood Elf class are as follows:

  1. The best thing about opting for this class is that elves can’t be put to sleep, so no magic spells can be used
  2. Vision enhances with the wood elf class as you can see a bit more clearly in dark areas as well
  3. Players can increase the long sword and short sword proficiency with the wood Elf class
  4. On saving throws while not being charmed simultaneously, elves have an advantage.

2. Dwarf 

Another good Baldur’s Gate 3 best Druid Race is the Dwarf, and you must choose Gold Dwarf as the sub-class. The good thing about the dwarf race is that it uses both the Handaxe and Hammer proficiency.

The main advantages for choosing the Dwarf race are as follows:

  1. It has a good racial speed which can be proved to be beneficial at times
  2. The dwarf race has dark vision as well, which means that characters can see up to 12 m while visiting dark areas
  3. You will get good proficiency with Battleaxe, Handaxe, Light Hammer, and Warhammer if you choose the Gold Dwarf subclass
  4. You will get Dwarven resilience and Dwarven combat training, which comes with the Dwarf race

The subclass Golf Dwarf offers Dwarven toughness that increases Hit Point by 1. This can be increased by one whenever you go up by a single level.

Baldur's Gate 3: Best Druid Race
Opting for the Dwarf Race [Image Credits: eXputer]

3. Drow 

The first two races are quite suitable for Druid, but the Drow race is another addition to your available options. The best feature about choosing the Drow race is that you can easily enter the goblin camp whenever you feel like it.

The main advantages of choosing the Drow race are as follows:

  1. The Radial Speed gets increased, and the players can move around 9 m per turn.
  2. Drow race will get you more proficient in handling Rapier Proficiency, Shortsword Proficiency, and Hand Crossbow Proficiency.
  3. Players will also get Dark Vision, where you can see around 24 m in darkness, which gives you an edge in areas with low light.
Baldur's Gate 3: Best Druid Race
Drow Race [Image Credits: eXputer]
Drow Race also offers you access to 2 spells which can be beneficial to players. These are as follows:

  • Faerie Fire Spell: It identifies the targets even in broad daylight, and you can launch your attack while locating their position.
  • Darkness Spell: The darkness makes a dark cloud which makes the enemies blind. When the enemies are in the cloud, they will be unable to make ranged attacks from within the cloud.
  1. The Faerie Fire incantation that you can use to enhance mobility is unlocked at Level 3.
  2. Players can use the charm once, and then they must wait for a while since it must be recharged to be used again.
  3. The best ability that suits this incantation is Charisma, so using it will give you an additional advantage.
  4. Furthermore, the Darkness spell is unlocked at Level 5, and Charisma also goes best with the incantation.
  5. You can use this incantation multiple times, but players must wait for a while when they first use it.
  6. The best subclass that goes well with the Drow race is Assassin or Thief subclass.

What Is Druid Race In Baldur’s Gate 3? 

The Druid uses Wisdom as the primary source of its build, so it is recommended to enhance your construction to support the Druid. You can choose any race out of the eleven different races available in Baldur’s Gate 3.

You must choose a race and then, according to the race, use a subclass that best suits them. Using any of the races, you will get the following benefits:

  1. Increase your movement speed by 1.5 meters, which is quite beneficial
  2. The best part is that most of the time, you will be transformed into an animal
  3. Apart from that, players can use the Shillelagh Cantrip element to make a weapon that is based on wisdom.

The Druid build is meant for natural elements, and this bonds well with the natural world. This depends on activities like calling the forces of nature to your use or even picking out animals whom you can shape into. The similarity with mages is quite common while looking at this build, as they both have somewhat similar work.

My Thoughts On The Best Druid Race

With over 50 hours of experience, I’ve noticed that Druids are easily one of the more fun classes in BG3. A lot of my hours as a Druid in the title aren’t spent on quests or getting stronger, it’s just me using the morphing to mess around in certain areas. But combat is an important part of BG3, so I, like many other players, opt for the Elf race.

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My updated hours on Baldur’s Gate 3

Elves are one of the most used races because of how many useful traits they possess. However, when playing as a druid, I have experimented with the Drow race. Gaining access to the goblin camp and messing with them very early on is too fun of an experience to pass up on.

That wraps up this brief guide on the top 3 Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Druid Race, which include Elf, Dwarf, and Drow. As seen, every race has its pros, cons, and proficiencies that you can use in varying situations. To learn more, you can learn about the Max Level in BG3 to see how far you can develop your character. And to further diversify your build, consider reading up on Baldur’s Gate 3 companions to pair with your favorable race’s weapon proficiencies and gain the advantage in battle.

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Ibrahim Akhtar is a guides writer at eXputer. He uses his passion for gaming to provide insightful takes in his guides. Ibrahim spends most of his time defending Baldur's Gate from the forces of the Absolute. He has accumulated more than 15 years of gaming experience, having 1000 hours in The Witcher 3 and twice as much on Skyrim V. Ibrahim has previously worked at TopTierList. You can keep up with his Steam account to stay up to date on his latest explorations.

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