Are the fabled Dragonborn in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Are dragonborn in Baldurs gate 3 BG3

Are Dragonborn in Baldur’s Gate 3? Many dedicated Dungeons and Dragons players may have noticed that in the pre-release of Baldur’s Gate 3, one particularly well known race was missing from our customization options. This has left many fans asking if there will be Dragonborn in Baldur’s Gate 3? Well fear not intrepid adventurers, we have the answer for you!

Baldur’s Gate 3 is already boasting a range of 9 playable races in the pre-release along with 11 classes. These will both expand upon full release on August 3 2023.

Are Dragonborn in Baldur’s Gate 3?

In the current form as of today, July 25, the Dragonborn race is not currently playable but has been officially announced to be in the full release come August 3. So, no they aren’t in there right now, but we know for certain, with announcements from Larian Studios in their Panel from Hell that, yes Dragonborn will be a full playable race.

Dragonborn are a race of humanoids in Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) that are part dragon and part humanoid. They are typically tall and muscular, with scales that can be a variety of colors. Dragonborn have a natural affinity for magic, and they are often skilled warriors.

Dragonborn were first introduced in the 3.5 edition of D&D in the Player’s Handbook II. They were created by the dragon god Bahamut, who wanted to create a race of warriors that would serve him. Dragonborn are typically loyal and honorable, and they make excellent soldiers and adventurers.

In the 5th edition of D&D, Dragonborn were given a new origin story. They are now said to be the descendants of dragons and humanoids who interbred. This gives them a unique blend of physical and magical abilities.

As it currently stands this is the full list of confirmed races and if they are accessible now or in full release only:

DragonbornFull release onlyBlack Dragonborn, Blue Dragonborn, Copper Dragonborn, Gold Dragonborn, Green Dragonborn, Red Dragonborn, Brass Dragonborn, Bronze Dragonborn, Silver Dragonborn, or White Dragonborn.
DrowPlayble nowLolth-Sworn Drow or Seldarine Drow
DwarfPlayble nowHill Dwarf, Mountain Dwarf, or Duergar.
ElfPlayble nowHigh Elf or Wood Elf.
GithyankiPlayble now
GnomePlayble nowForest Gnome, Deep Gnome, or Rock Gnome
Half-ElfPlayable nowHigh Half-Elf, Wood Half-Elf, or Drow Half-Elf.
Half-OrcFull release only
HalflingPlayble nowLightfoot Halfling or Strongheart Halfling.
HumanPlayble now
TieflingPlayble nowAsmodeus Tiefling, Mephistopheles Tiefling, or Zariel Tiefling.

Why Dragonborn are important to BG3

  • They are a new race to the game. Dragonborn were not available in the original Baldur’s Gate games, so their inclusion in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a way for Larian Studios to add something new and exciting to the game.
  • They have a rich history in Dungeons & Dragons. Dragonborn have been a part of D&D for over 20 years, and they have a rich history and lore. This means that players who are familiar with D&D will be able to bring their own knowledge and understanding of Dragonborn to Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • They are a versatile race. Dragonborn can be played as any class in D&D, and they have a variety of abilities that make them well-suited for a variety of playstyles. This means that players who choose to play a Dragonborn will have a lot of freedom in how they build their character.
  • They are a powerful race. Dragonborn have a number of racial abilities that give them a significant advantage in combat. This makes them a good choice for players who want to play a powerful character.

Overall, Dragonborn are an important addition to Baldur’s Gate 3. They are a new race with a rich history and lore, and they are a versatile and powerful race that can be played in a variety of ways. Beyond this our opinion is that when Dragonborn are finally introduced into Baldur’s Gate 3 they will be one of the more powerful classes, you can check out our thoughts on that here.


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