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Baldur's Gate 3: All Background Goals

There's a LOT of background goals in Baldur's Gate 3, and we've got all the details.
Baldur's Gate 3: All Background Goals

There are a lot of different backgrounds in Baldur's Gate 3, and each of them has its own goals to achieve over the course of the story. By achieving these goals, you unlock something called 'Inspiration', which allows you to re-roll dice rolls to try again if you fail, and this can come in handy in almost any situation.

All Background Goals

Acolyte Goals

Saving The Heretic: Free the priest of Maglubiyet

Her Gift of Silver: Recover Selune's Treasure

Treefather's Sorrow: Unleash the full might of Silvanus

A Kiss Without Mercy: Please Abdirak

Silvanus Solitude: See the grove sealed off from the rest of the world

Last Rites Of The Dark Dancer: Obtain the blessed blade of Eilistraee

A Unified Spirit: Pray with the Flaming Fists

The Final Scribe's Boon: Find Jergal's Amulet

Tipping The Scales: Be worshipped by the Kuo-Toa

Fate Must Wait: Resurrect a party member

Justice Sees All: Find out why Anders betrayed Tyr

Shatter The Moon: Take out the protection guiding the Underdark fort

Divinity Undone: Read the Book of Dead Gods


Very Important Parasite: Decieve a Goblin camp guard

Cheese Your Way Through: Talk your way into the chapel

Merciless: Make the Flind eat itself

Silver Blades, Silver Tongue: Make Kith'rak Voss leave without any violence

Spiked: Poison the beer in the Goblin Camp

Mirror Master: Trick the magic mirror

Flexible Diplomacy: Betray the Tieflings that have captured Lae'zel

Anything For A Profit: Steal Crusher's Toe Ring without getting caught

Devil's Advocate: Interrogate the dead mind flayer without suspicion

A Better Offer: Convince the pit spiders to help you in the Goblin Camp 

The Importance of Networking: Talk your way into the Zhentarim

One of Us: Use the hag's mask to get past her slaves

Just Passing Through: Trick the Moonhaven Goblins


A Fine Fortune: Steal something worth 1000 gold

Friend Of The Family: Ally with the Zhentarim

Escape Artist: Escape from Jail

Slaughter's Prize: Ally with Minthara

Finder Keepers: Keep Barth's locket

Serpent's Bounty: Take Zevlor's Payment

Blood Price: Kill an innocent

Heretic: Steal the Idol of Silvanus

Open For A Surprise: Get the Zhentarim Iron Flask

Swiftly Stolen: Steal the Duergar Boots

Jailbreaker: Get Sazza out of the grove

A Sound Investment: Give Mol money

Culling The Crowd: Kill the drunk goblins with poison

Lesser Evils: Rob the enthralled fishermen


The Price Of Ink: Free Oskar the painter

The Art Of Agony: Perform for Loviatar

Life Of The Party: Toast with the Goblin Camp

Made You Look: Earn Mattis Respect

Celebrant: Dance with the Tieflings

Give Them A Show: Get the Goblins on your side while fighting Crusher

Chicken Chase Extraordinare: Win at Chicken Chase

A Bard's Muse: Inspire Alfira The Bard

Heart Of The Creator: Perform with Bernard the automaton

Feel The Beat: Perform on the Goblin War Drum successfully

A Story For The Ages: Turn someone to your side with a story

Folk Hero

Unmasking The Truth: Free a masked thrall

A Timely Rescue: Save Findal

The Most Unfortunate Gnome: Rescue the Windmill Gnome

Rescued From The Flames: Save everybody from Waukeen's Rest

Liberator: Liberate the enthralled fishermen

The Bard With Nine Lives: Rescue Volo In Act 1

Saved By A Thread: Save Smythin

Fate Worse Than Death: Save Liam

Guardian Of The Forgotten: Save the Tieflings from the Goblin's

A Lethal Endeavor: Escore Baelan out from among the Bibberbangs

Snake Whisperer: Protect Arabella

Protector Of The Small: Save Mirkon

Soul Warden: Save Nadira

Guild Artisan

In Working Order: Repair the Zhentarim hideout

The Spider's Gift: Identify the Drow armor near Waukeen's Rest

Treasure & Tramp: Find out what the Chest of the Mundane does

An Acquired Taste: Drink one of Auntie Ethel's potions

The Apprentice Turns Master: Make Nettie's Antidote

Valued Customer: Trade with somebody who thinks highly of you

A New Vision: Reforge the broken spear

An Artist In Need: Rescue Oskar the Painter

Mind Over Mushrooms: Gather Ingredients For Omeluum's potion

A Golden Masterpiece: Sell something worth 1000 gold

The Finest Masterpiece: Create a masterwork item

Regeneration: Fix the elevator in the Arcane Tower


Protector Of The Duke: Rescue Counsellor Florrick

Lest Ye Be Judged: Learn about Astarion's History

Noblesse Oblige: Dismiss a companion for interrupting a conversation

Soul For Sale: Acquire a Soul Coin

Blueblood Solidarity: Learn about Wyll's Family

Bodyguards For Hire: Recruit The Ogres

Eldritch Authority: Become a True Soul

Fine By Me: Bribe a guard

Dragon's Horde: Have a total of at least 2000 gold

A Man of Many Talents: Bring Volo to camp

Penchant For Diplomacy: Reach a High level of approval for a companion


Nest Egg: Steal from the Carrion Crawler

Rock Steady: Survive the rolling boulder trap

Mushroom Enthusiast: Destroy one of every mushroom in the Underdark

Clever Cuckoo: Steal from the bird in the Underdark

Abyss Jumper: Get to the Underdark through the Well

A Noble Endeavor: Use a Noblestalk Mushroom

Sticky Fingers: Get the pouch from the spider crevice

Cub Tamer: Tame the Owlbear cub

Walking On Air: Use a fairy ting

A Mother's Fury: Beat the Mother Owlbear

Curse Breaker: Kill Yeenoghu's hyenas

Eyes Of The Wild: See the truth about the swamp


A Natural Alliance: Recognise the Druid and Harper armor

The Phases Unfold: Solve the puzzle sealing the Underdark door

Secrets Of The Matron: Read the Drow text

Reanimator: Bring Gale back using his instructions

The Forbidden Arcane: Read Omeluum's notes

Secrets Of The Sussur Tree: Read the Treatise on Anti-Magic

Secrets Of The High Chieftain: Read Volo's Guide To Goblins

Roots Of The Grove: Learn local history about the Druidic fresco

All Knowledge Is Worth Having: Read the Thayan Tome of Necromancy

Secrets Of The Shadow Druids: Read Faldorn's Canticle

A Solitary Spider: Read the Arachnomancer's journals

Secrets Of The Sundering: Read the Book of Dead Gods


Pentacrush: Kill 5 enemies in a single run

Stalwart Heart: Get Rolan to stay

Chain Of Command: Follow the orders of the Flaming Fist at the Inn

Conquer The Conquerors: Defeat the Githyanki Raiding Squad

Crow Crusher: Kill every Goblin camp leader

Warrior Of The Hells: Kill The Cultist Leader that wants Karlach

Start Them Young: Inspire the Tiefling Children

Drowned In The Dark: Defeat the Ebonlake Duergar

No One Left Behind: Make sure all of the Grove's Defenders survive the first Goblin assault

Strategist: Kill a powerful foe in one hit

One For The Ages: Survive a fight where you kill ten or more enemies


What Price Dignity: Steal the toe ring from Crusher without getting caught

Protect Your Own: Protect the child who stole Barth's locket

Born Innocent: Save the Owlbear Cub from the Goblins

Mercenary: Get coin from the Zhentarim survivors

The Allure Of Coin: Steal from the Harpie charmed child

Pyramid Scheme: Get the Ogres to work for you without paying them

Artful Dodger: Take Mattis' ring

Family Comes First: Get Meli to tell the truth

Not On My Watch: Save Arabella

Hunger Never Fades:  Eat at Raphael's House of Hope

Slaying The Piper: Rescue Mirkon

Idolatry: Steal the Idol of Silvanus