In Baldur’s Gate 3, there are three types of armor: light, medium, and heavy. Armour Class (AC) is a measure of how difficult it is for an adversary to strike you with an attack while you wear armor. A greater AC indicates that you are more difficult to hit, whereas a lower AC indicates that you are less tough to strike.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is all about avoidance, unlike previous games with armor mechanics that reduce or lessen damage. Shields can also boost your AC by +2 regardless of your armor level. Here are some examples of armor in Baldur’s Gate 3:
- Light Armor: characters with a Dexterity-focused build benefit most from light armor because it allows for a Dexterity modifier to be added to AC.
- Medium Armor: Medium armor offers better protection than light armor, but you only get a small bonus of AC with a Dexterity modifier.
- Heavy Armor: Heavy provides the most protection and is best for strength and constitution-based builds.
- Shields: shields are essential accessories that can be used in conjunction with armor to increase a character’s Armor Class (AC).
The proficiency of a character with a given armor type impacts whether or not they can wear and efficiently use that form of armor. Certain classes, races, or backgrounds provide skill in various armor kinds, allowing characters to select the armor that best suits their talents and play style.
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Armor Proficiency of each class in BG3
- Barbarian: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields
- Bard: Light Armor
- Cleric: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Heavy Armor, Shields
- Druid: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields
- Fighter: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Heavy Armor, Shields
- Monk: None
- Paladin: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Heavy Armor, Shields
- Ranger: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields
- Rogue: Light Armor
- Sorcerer: None
- Warlock: Light Armor
- Wizard: None
Armor Proficiency might be required for specific feats in BG3 in addition to deciding what sort of armor you can wear. If you have a certain accomplishment in mind that requires a certain aptitude, you might try addressing that gap by picking your race/subrace appropriately when you initially begin the narrative.
That’s how to get armor proficiency in Baldur’s Gate 3 as I’ll see you in the next guide.
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