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Best class for Tieflings – Baldur’s Gate 3

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Tieflings, beings descended from Infernal or Abyssal bloodlines, whether they were transformed into tieflings by the powers of an archdemon, an archdevil or victims of a divine curse, or perhaps they have an infernal heritage which left a clear imprint on their appearance. Tieflings are demonic-looking humanoids with large horns that take various shapes: some have curved horns like a ram, others have straight, high horns like those of a gazelle, and some spiral upwards. the top like antelope horns. They have thick, four to five foot long tails that whip or curl around their legs when upset or nervous. Their teeth are sharp, and their eyes are a solid color – black, red, white, silver, or gold – with no visible sclera or pupil. Their skin tones run the full range of human coloration, but also include various shades of red. Their hair, cascading behind their horns, is usually dark, from black or brown to dark red, blue or purple.

Tieflings are among the favorite races of many D&D players, not only because of their aesthetics, but also the abilities and game features they abound in.

Tiefling Bolts

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Tieflings share certain racial traits due to their infernal descent. Although there are a number of sub-races of Tieflings, BG3 is limited 3.to

Ability Score Increase

Sub-race dependent.


Tieflings mature at the same rate as humans but live a few years longer.


Tieflings are about the same height and build as humans. Your height is average.

The rapidity

The Tiefling’s base walking speed is 30 feet.

Vision in the dark

Thanks to their infernal heritage, tieflings have superior vision in darkness and dim light. They can see in dim light within 60 feet of them as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light.

Hellish Resistance

Tieflings have resistance to fire damage.


Tieflings can speak, read, and write Common and Infernal.

Asmodeus Tiefling

Ability Score Increase

2 to Charisma, +1 to Intelligence.

Infernal Legacy

Tieflings of Asmodeus know the thaumaturgy minor spell.

Zariel Tiefling

Ability Score Increase

+2 to Charisma, +1 to Strength.

Infernal Legacy

Tieflings of Asmodeus know the thaumaturgy minor spell.

Tiefling Mephistoholes

Ability Score Increase

+2 to Charisma, +1 to Intelligence.

Infernal Legacy

The tieflings of Asmodeus know the lesser spell of the mage hand.

Tieflings in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Tieflings are a narratively dense race, given that BG3’s story takes place shortly after the events of Descent into Avernus, a TTRPG module that centers primarily around Elturel, a town primarily ruled by tieflings. In fact, shortly after starting BG3, the player may encounter a number of Refugees, Tieflings who survived the Descent and are currently heading to Baldur’s Gate for refuge.

Welcome to Baldur’s Gate, a city of ambition and corruption located at the crossroads of the Sword Coast. You’ve just begun your career as an adventurer, but you already find yourself embroiled in an intrigue that spans from the shadows of Baldur’s Gate to the front lines of bloody warfare that spans planes! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and his evil hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely from the endless evils of the Nine Hells?

Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

So if you choose to play a tiefling, you’ll be pleased to see a welcoming group among your loved ones, but very soon we’ll also see the discrimination tieflings endure in the Forgotten Realms. And we can only imagine how much worse it will be when they get to Baldur’s Gate itself. That being said, tieflings often have a lot of narrative content, thanks to their hellish bloodline. The world will recognize you, and it might even be harder for you, but that only means it’s going to be a more immersive story for you.

Best class for Tieflings in BG3

Warlock BG3

With the different mechanics and abilities in mind, which class is best for you? Well, Tieflings are a charisma-driven race that immediately grants them favor with wizards and warlocks, but they could also be a powerful wizard with their intelligence buffs. So which one do you want to choose?


Sorcerers carry a magical birthright bestowed on them by exotic lineage, otherworldly influence, or exposure to unknown cosmic forces. No one chooses witchcraft; power chooses the wizard.

The magic of wizards is innate and acts on your charisma. So far in Early Access, Baldur’s Gate has access to Dragonic Bloodline and Wild Magic Sorcery. You can read more about both in our Wizard’s Baldur’s Gate 3 guide.


Sorcerers are seekers of the knowledge hidden within the fabric of the multiverse. Through pacts made with mysterious beings of supernatural power, wizards unlock magical effects that are both subtle and spectacular.

Sorcerers receive their magic as part of an otherworldly pact with a stronger being, it works on their charisma. So far in Early Access, Baldur’s Gate has access to The Archfey, the Fiend, and the Old One. You can read more about all of this in our Baldur’s Gate 3 warlock guide.


Sorcerers are supreme magic users, defined and united as a class by the spells they cast. Drawing on the subtle weaving of magic that permeates the cosmos, wizards cast spells of explosive fire, arcs of lightning, subtle deception, brute force mind control and more.

Sorcerers learn their magic as it works through their Intelligence. So far in EA, Baldur’s Gate 3 has access to Abjuration and Evocation. You can learn more about both in our Baldur’s Gate 3 wizard guide.

Final Thoughts

So in conclusion? Tieflings are a brilliant race to play in BG3, and when it comes to which class is ideal? Well, you should never feel limited to the class you want to play by your chosen race. Unless you want to make a metagame, play whichever class appeals to you the most, but if you want to match the ideal stats to the ideal class, then we recommend Sorcerers, Warlocks, or Sorcerers for your tiefling build!

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