Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Races For Fighter

We have a selection of races that will make your Fighter character even more formidable.

The Fighter class is known for its equipment handling ability as it offers a diverse range of weaponry and superiority in combat. This class is for those who thrive on fighting and participating in duels. While not as tanky as the Barbarian, Fighters have an advantage in melee combat. The fighter class in Baldur’s Gate 3 works best with the race that focuses on increasing the Dexterity and Strength abilities. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers highly diverse character selection components that can overwhelm new users. Each race has ups and downs and offers further branched subraces that give them different advantages. Some of the best races that suit the Fighter class and its subclasses are:


The Half-Orc is the best race for the Fighter class in Baldur’s Gate 3 because of its Multiple Proficiencies in the weapons. It increases your melee attack damage exponentially due to the Savage Attacks feature. The list of bonuses this race offers is. 

  • Menacing: You gain proficiency with the Intimidation skill. 
  • Darkvision: Can see up to 12m in the dark. 
  • Relentless Endurance: When your HP reaches 0, you survive with 1HP instead of dying once per long rest. 
  • Savage Attacks: Upon landing a successful critical attack with a melee weapon, a bonus damage dice is added to your total. 

All these features make our Eldritch Knight Fighter build an unstoppable killing machine.


Githyanki are born Fighters and the fiercest ones the realm has to offer. They have unique racial features that make them the perfect match for any Fighter build, especially the Battlemaster.

  • 9m movement speed per turn.
  • Access to Mage Hand, Jump, and Misty Step cantrips.
  • Astral Knowledge: Allows you to become proficient in all the skills of a chosen ability.
  • Martial Prodigy: You gain proficiency with Light and Medium armor and all Martial weapons.

These features perfectly complement the Fighter build in Baldur’s Gate 3. Not only can you use the best weapons the game offers, but Astral Knowledge also increases your attack power by gaining efficiency in Strength skills.

Shield/Gold Dwarf

Shield/Gold Dwarf are the sub-races of Dwarf. As Dwarves are weapon specialists and excellent in close-quarter combat, they are a perfect match for the Fighter class. Depending on your preference, you can either go with Armor Proficient Shield Dwarf or, HP enthusiast Gold Dwarf. 

Dwarf class has 7.5m movement speed, proficiency with axes and hammers, Darkvision (see up to 12m in darkness), and Dwarven Resilience (resistance against poison damage). By choosing the sub-class, you gain the following bonuses 

  • Dwarven Toughness: You gain 1HP for every gain in level (Gold Dwarf). 
  • Dwarven Armour Training: Gain proficiency with Light and Medium armor (Shield Dwarf). 

These features negate the shortcomings of the Fighter class, making them on par with Barbarian when it comes to absorbing damage.


The Human race is a good match for the Fighter class due to their proficiency with martial weapons and ability to learn an additional skill. However, the Human race lacks sub-races, making their bonuses somewhat limited compared to the previous ones. We recommend selecting this class for your Fighter Champion build

  • 9m movement speed per turn. 
  • Civil Militia: You gain proficiency with Pikes, Halberds, Spears, Glaives, Light Armor, and Shield. 
  • Human Versatility: You can learn an additional skill, and your carry load decreases by a quarter. 
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