All Baldur’s Gate 3 instruments

As a Bard, you can put your enemies to the sword, but the beauty of the class comes through music, so here are all the Baldur’s Gate 3 instruments you can play.

Baldur's Gate 3 instruments: a pink skinned horned bard players a large stringed instrument.

What are all the Baldur’s Gate 3 instruments? While a lot of the Bard’s personality comes from the ability to charm the pants off nearly anyone, they’re perhaps best known for the music they play. Not only can their musical proficiency raise the spirits of your party, but if performed well enough, they can create opportunities where none lay before.

If you want to make the most of Baldur’s Gate 3 instruments, you’ll have to be careful when choosing your BG3 class, as you’ll need at least a point in musical proficiency to use these items. So while you read our Baldur’s Gate 3 review, you can warm up your picking hand or get your drumsticks out before delving into our list of every single Baldur’s Gate 3 instrument.

Baldur's Gate 3: a small humanoid plays the lyre for a large badger.

Every Baldur’s Gate 3 instrument

Here is every instrument in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Flute: It is said Diores the Charming once lured a nest of harpies to their deaths, using only a flute.
  • Hand Drum: Whether sounding war, celebration, or simple rhythm, the drum is a mainstay of any entertainer’s arsenal.
  • Lute: Many a Bard’s first instrument, the lute is heard in taverns across Faerun.
  • Lyre: Devotees of the goddess Sune hold that the lyre’s seven strings represent the seven different forms of love.
  • Violin: Strings of silk bound in copper lend the violin a distinctive range; mellow soft notes to harsh, discordant edges.

While you cannot play these instruments in battle, a skilled musician can entertain crowds in towns, putting on a show that draws the eye, fills the heart, and leaves everyone just distracted enough so your Rogue can go about their shady business unmolested. Be sure to check out the best Baldur’s Gate 3 Bard build if you’re looking to hone your Bard’s proficiency in battle.

Now you know all about Baldur’s Gate 3 instruments, it’s time to make some wonderful music with the band of misfits that knows you best. Check out the best Baldur’s Gate 3 backgrounds and traits for your Bard, as well as how to revive characters in BG3, just in case things go south while you put on a show.