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Baldur’s Gate 3 – Best Builds For Each Class

To be the Best you need to Build the Best
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In the Forgotten Realms, you can wield strong weapons, cast tremendous spells, or provide fortifying assistance to your campaign. If your goal is to create the best builds for Baldur’s Gate 3 you must first select your class. You will be able to select from the following classes: Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Fight… Wait, how many classes are there, exactly?

Building up to the Best

It can be difficult to choose what’s best for you, with 11 classes, and potentially a 12th class, that all have additional subclasses. We done our best to streamline the procedure here. You can discover each classes best builds for Baldur’s Gate 3 below.

  • Barbarian : Berserker
    • Strength and Constitution are a barbarian’s two primary stats. Berserkers acquire Frenzied Strike in addition to Frenzy, which lets them to make an extra strike as a bonus action. Compared to the other Wildheart subclass choice, this will allow you to do more damage.
  • Bard : College of Valour
    • Valour stands out among bard subclasses for their ability to provide inspiration in warfare while also learning martial weapons and shields. When maximizing bards, you should give charisma and dexterity top priority. The Valour subclass gives you the ability to endure longer in combat as well as various weapon options to complement your spell arsenal.
  • Cleric : Light Domain
    • Through spells, the Light domain subclass provides the party with significant assistance. You have the option of increasing your strength or dexterity to improve the damage of your chosen weapon. Dexterity for ranged weapons like bows and strength for melee combat. Another priority is wisdom since it allows them to cast spells like healing word and scorching ray via the light domain.
  • Druid : Circle of the Moon
    • Druids of the moon are in a league of their own in terms of subclasses. They have the capacity to transform into many different animals, each with their unique health and abilities. You should provide intelligence to spells and constitution to concentration checks in your humanoid form.
  • Fighter : Eldritch Knight
    • If you desire the best of both magic and melee, Eldritch Fighter is the subclass for you. As the full power of magic manifests itself in later levels when intellect may be prioritized, you might start by placing an early emphasis on strength and constitution. You will be capable of powerful melee combat, close-quarters survival, and distant spells like magic missile.
  • Paladin : Oath of Devotion
    • Devotion Paladins may successfully enhance and heal the group while also doing significant damage. It is critical to prioritize characteristics such as strength for attacks and charisma for spells. Paladins that choose to utilize sword and shield may also choose a  strong fighting style known as dueling.
  • Ranger : Hunter
    • At Level 3, the option of becoming a hunter is available, with a focus on the stats of dexterity and constitution. When a spell is cast, constitution will assist keep its focus, but adding wisdom will give your toolkit a little more punch. Use spells like Ensnaring Strike or even the off-healing for the group with Cure Wounds if you need a little more help.
  • Rogue : Thief
    • Dexterity, which is your main stat, raises your attack power, chance to hit, and even your armor class.  From there, a Rogues’ power derives from Sneak Attacks. Combining them with something like cunning action to cover a vast area quickly for advantage will allow you to perform what a rogue does best.
  • Sorcerer : Dragon Ancestor
    • You may access the strength and resistance of one of the colored dragons by selecting Draconic Ancestor. The burring hands spell and fire resistance are provided by the color red, while the Ray of Sickness and poison resistance are provided by the color green. Your health is also increased by dragon resilience with each level, and your armor class will be fairly powerful with a few more dexterity points.
  • Warlock : The Fiend
    • Given that Eldritch Blast, a cantrip, accounts for a large portion of your damage, warlock subclasses can be rather evenly matched. Fiend offers a little bit extra durability by allowing you to temporarily increase your health by an amount equal to your charisma and modifiers. The Great Old, on the other hand, gives your construct better crowd management. Both subclasses should make charisma their primary stat.
  • Wizard : Evocation School
    • Wizard spells’ strength stems from intellect. As a master of all magics, you will have to learn some spells in advance but will also have the option of studying spells from other classes via scrolls. You will have access to spells like “Burning Hands,” which can harm teammates, but thanks to “spell sculpt,” your companions will have a higher chance of surviving save attempts.

Bring it all Together

When selecting the best builds for Baldur’s Gate 3 you must also consider the build of the team. insure that you have a mix of physical and magic as well as front liners, damage dealers, and support. Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently in early release and all but one of the classes from Dungeons and Dragons Player Handbook appear. The monk is still not available. With the high number of classes and subclasses, the best build may just come down to personal preference so make sure you have fun with all the different possibilities.


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