Baldur's Gate 3 Noble quests and inspirations guide

A screenshot from the gameplay trailer of Baldur's Gate 3.
Credit: Larian Studios

A screenshot from the gameplay trailer of Baldur's Gate 3.
Credit: Larian Studios

Running with the social elite in Baldur's Gate 3? We've made this guide on the Baldur's Gate 3 Noble quests and inspirations so you have an idea of what to expect in terms of quests when playing the game as a Noble.

In choosing your character background in Baldur's Gate 3, you should be aware of how important this comes into play with interacting with certain NPCs in the game.

Moreover, your character background influences how they handle particular situations presented in the game. As a Noble you may seem to have the wealth and status that could be advantageous to you but this also comes with some drawbacks.

So, here's our Baldur's Gate 3 Noble quests and inspirations guide to help you on your RPG adventure.

Baldur's Gate 3 Noble quests and inspirations guide

First off, what is the Noble background in Baldur's Gate 3? While our brief introduction hints that you're part of the social elite, your character is an aristocrat who is accustomed to power and privilege. You also have renown, power, and loyalty that can raise your status.

A screenshot of Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3 from the official trailer.
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Credit: Larian Studios

Your companions may also have this background. Companions assist the player by joining their party, having their backstories to unravel, and characteristics that may seem useful for the player.

Astarion is a Noble Companion you can have in the game. He used to be a vampire spawn, roaming the earth for centuries, and served a sadistic master before he was snatched away. At present, he can now walk in the light and has a chance to live a new one.

What are the Noble's Proficiencies in Baldur's Gate 3?

Besides your character background, these come with proficiencies that dictate the things or aspects your character is good at and what level of knowledge they have at the moment. For the Noble, its preset proficiencies include Religion, Persuasion, History, Perception, and Medicine. Though, there is an emphasis on Persuasion and History for the game as these will further help you with your role in the game. We'll be breaking down both proficiencies below:


Persuasion is a skill that makes it easier for your character to form friendships with other characters in-game. It allows you to convince other characters to agree with you. Here's a list of the following checks the Persuasion skill can help you with:

  • Helps in negotiations
  • Helps in inspiring crowds
  • Establishing friendships
  • Persuading for good intentions
  • Affect a person or group of people with diplomacy, social graces, or kindness
  • Act with proper manners


For History, this is more of a skill that helps in learning about particular past events. The information you learn throughout the game will guide you late on as you progress in Baldur's Gate 3. These will help you with some of the main checks listed below:

  • Gaining knowledge about Faerun's and Baldur's Gate's historic events
  • Learning and understanding Artefacts about Legendary Items
  • You're informed about notable heroes and people in the game
  • You remember lore about wars and ancient civilisations

What are the Noble Inspiration Goals in Baldur's Gate 3?

In line with those proficiencies, your Noble background also has particular goals that can award you with inspiration to later use in-game. This happens when you do certain things that align with your character's background, and he/she will be inspired. We've compiled a list of the Noble Inspiration Goals in Baldur's Gate 3 below:

  • A Man of Many Talents - You're tasked with bringing Volo to your camp which will expand your retinue.
  • Blueblood Solidarity - Your goal is to learn about Wyll's family history.
  • Bodyguards for Hire - Here, you must recruit some ogres to protect you and your team.
  • Dragon's Horde - This requires you to accumulate 2000 gold in your party.
  • Eldritch Authority - You're required to become a True Soul.
  • Fine By Me - Use your background as a Noble to use your wealth in bribing a guard.
  • Lest Ye Be Judged - Your objective is to learn about Astarion's history as a magistrate.
  • Noblesse Oblige - You must dismiss a companion of yours for interrupting a conversation.
  • Penchant for Diplomacy - Your goal is to reach a high level of approval alongside a companion.
  • Protector of the Duke - Here, you must rescue Counsellor Florrick from a burning inn.
  • Soul for Sale - You must acquire a Soul Coin to add to your personal collection.

Best classes for Noble background

Before you head off to your adventures, treading along the lives of the aristocrats, you should be able to choose your class which can help you greatly with your character background. We have some recommendations on the best classes for the Noble background listed below:


As a Noble, we mentioned before that you will have the Persuasion skill which will help immensely during conversations with other characters. If you pick the Bard class, you'll have higher chances of succeeding in dialogue due to its abilities in Charisma, Dexterity, and Constitution. Additionally, Bards have a unique action called "Bardic Inspiration" which grants a bonus to an ally's attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws. This character is perfect if you're more into the conversations and story unravelling in Baldur's Gate 3.


Known for their use of heavy armor, Paladins are heavy tankers. While they don't use many spells, the ones they obtain are quite useful. If you're a Noble with the Paladin class, you can surely rely on its strength and even Charisma or Constitution to make you formidable among your foes. While wealth is a power in itself, having some physical strength can make you even stronger.


Deemed as one of the best classes among the spellcasters, a Sorcerer as your class can make you even more powerful among the social elite. Through the class' Metamagic feature, you can modify and develop the effectiveness of spells and cantrips you cast. Similarly, you have the ability of Charisma.


If you want your own familiars, the Warlock is also a pretty great option for you as a Noble. You'll be able to use Hexes to debuff enemies. Even if a Warlock's abilities are limited, you'll still have familiars, passives that grant boons, and short refresh time for spells. This class is good for a well-balanced Noble build.


Last on this list is the Wizard, it has a hefty amount of skills that your character can learn. These include Magic Missiles, Fireballs, Counterspells, and Flying. Its only difference with Sorcerers is that the latter has better features in terms of Metamagic. In terms of abilities, however, Wizards feature Intelligence in comparison to the Charisma abilities of the other suggestions in this list.

Hopefully, this helped you in deciding the character background you'll choose when playing Baldur's Gate 3. For more guides like these, you can check out our other pieces such as our Baldur's Gate 3 character creation guide and Baldur's Gate 3 crossplay.

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