Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Races For Warlock

Below is a below of the best races to make your magic caster Warlock build even more formidable.

While choosing the best race for Warlock in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must remember two things. The race you chose should be proficient in spellcasting, and it should be proficient in using melee Weapons and some kind of Armor. As nature magic casters, Warlocks lack efficiency in Armor and Shield, making them vulnerable to strong attacks. 

Since your primary ability modifier is charisma, you can become an excellent talker and persuade others easily with a Warlock build. We have highlighted some best races for you to choose from, and these include:

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Githyanki race is the best option and a perfect match for any spellcaster class, including Warlock. The cool thing about the Githyanki is that they immediately get light and medium armor proficiency. Moreover, they can use various weapons proficiently, such as the Shortsword, Longsword, and even Greatsword in Baldur’s Gate 3.

They also have Astral Knowledge, which allows them to gain Proficiency in skills of a different ability each time they rest. You can use this feature to cover your shortcomings effectively.

That, coupled with the fact that the Githyanki race can also use martial arts, makes them an ideal candidate for the Fiend Warlock in Baldur’s Gate 3.


The Drow race has features akin to Elf, which makes them suitable for the Warlock builds. Drows have a 9m movement speed with Fey Ancestry that protects them from being charmed.

You get Superior Darkvision that allows you to see in the dark up to 24m. The Keen Senses feature grants you proficiency with Perception checks.

However, the main bonus that complements our Archfey Warlock build is Drow Weapon Training. It grants you proficiency with Rapier, Shortsword, and Hand Crossbow.

Drow Race grants you three spells that use Charisma as the main ability. Dancing Lights at level 1, Faerie Fire at level 3, and Darkness spell at level 5. All these features, when combined, make your warlock an unstoppable killing machine with enough powerful tools at your disposal.


Half-Elf can also work well, mainly if you want to be tankier via the Civil Militia perk. This will let you equip shields and light armor. When it comes to the Half-Elf race, it will even provide you with extra Cantrips.

The main bonuses that you get from the Half-Elf race are.

  • 9m movement speed per turn.
  • Fey Ancestry: You can’t be put to sleep and gain resistance against being charmed.
  • Darkvision: Can see up to 12m in darkness.

We recommend you use the High Half-Elf sub-race to create a perfect The Great Old One Warlock build. You will gain the option to select an additional cantrip, which, when combined with Eldritch Blast, can tear your enemies into smithereens.


While not our favorite from the bunch, both Asmodeus and Mephistopheles Tiefling races are a decent match for the Warlock build. While you get all the bonuses of the Tiefling race, like 9m movement speed, Darkvision, and Hellish Resistance, both sub-races come with their unique bonuses, too. 

  • Infernal Legacy: You gain access to three spells. Produce Flame (level 1), Hellish Rebuke (level 3), and Darkness (level 5). This feature is exclusive to Asmodeus Tiefling.
  • Legacy of Cania: For Mephistopheles Tiefling, you will get three spells. Mage Hand (level 1), Burning Hands (level 3), and Flame Blade (level 5).

As these spells use Charisma as their main ability, they match any warlock build perfectly. However, you won’t gain access to weapons or Armor if you go with the Tiefling race.

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