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A character's class in Baldur's Gate 3 is one of their primary defining features. Each class represents a different calling, and each offers a number of unique abilities, powers, and skills that influence how that character is able to interact with the world. Classes determine most of a character's abilities - both in and out of combat. As a character advances in levels in a class they will gain incredible new powers and abilities.

The maximum character level in Baldur's Gate 3 is level 12.

Each class grants characters special dialogue choices only available to that class. Each class also has unique spellcasting animations (while attack animations are based on race).

See also: Character Creation

Game Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Subclasses[edit | edit source]

When a character reaches a certain level in a class they must select a subclass. The level that this choice is made at varies from class to class.

Subclasses allow characters to further specialize their character by imparting powerful new abilities focused around enhancing the central theme of the subclass. Choosing a subclass does not cause a character to stop gaining the normal benefits of a class when advancing in level - the benefits of a subclass are on top of the normal class abilities.

See below for a list of classes and their subclasses.

Multiclassing[edit | edit source]

A character's choice of class is not permanent. When gaining a new level, a character can choose to continue advancing in level in a class they already have levels in, or they can choose to gain a level in an entirely new class. This is called multiclassing. Doing so will grant most of the benefits of advancing in level in that additional class, with some limitations.

A multiclassed character does not receive all of the proficiencies of their new class. Multiclassing never grants saving throw proficiencies. A multiclassed character's proficiency bonus increases as normal, however.

A multiclassed character adds their total level in all classes together to determine their overall character level.

Players cannot multiclass when playing on "Explorer" difficulty.

Multiclass Proficiencies[edit | edit source]

Class Gained Proficiency Class Gained Proficiency
Barbarian Shields, Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons Bard Light Armor, One skill, One instrument
Cleric Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields, Morningstars Druid Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields
Fighter Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields, Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons Monk Simple Weapons, Shortswords
Paladin Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields, Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons Ranger Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields, Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons, One skill
Rogue Light Armor, One skill Sorcerer -
Warlock Light armor, Simple Weapons Wizard -

Playable Classes[edit | edit source]

Barbarian[edit | edit source]

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The strong embrace the wild that hides inside - keen instincts, primal physicality, and most of all, an unbridled, unquenchable rage.

Bard[edit | edit source]

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You know music is more than a fancy - it is power. Through study and adventure, you have mastered song, speech, and the magic within.

Cleric[edit | edit source]

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Clerics are representatives of the gods they worship, wielding potent divine magic for good or ill.

Druid[edit | edit source]

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Druids channel the elemental forces of nature and share a deep kinship with animals. Mastery of Wild Shape allows them to transform into beasts from all over the Realms.

Fighter[edit | edit source]

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Fighters have mastered the art of combat, wielding weapons with unmatched skill and wearing armour like a second skin.

Monk[edit | edit source]

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Channel your cosmic enlightenment by deftly dodging and efficiently disassembling your foes through stunning strikes and a whirlwind of martial art attacks.

Paladin[edit | edit source]

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Fuelled by the Oath you swore to uphold justice and righteousness, you are a beacon of hope in dark times.

Ranger[edit | edit source]

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Rangers are unrivalled scouts and trackers, honing a deep connection with nature in order to hunt their favoured prey.

Rogue[edit | edit source]

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With stealth, skill, and uncanny reflexes, a rogue's versatility lets them get the upper hand in almost any situation.

Sorcerer[edit | edit source]

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Sorcerers are natural spellcasters, drawing on inherent magic from a gift or bloodline.

Warlock[edit | edit source]

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Bound by a pact to an all-powerful patron, Warlocks trade their loyalty for supernatural abilities and unique magic.

Wizard[edit | edit source]

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Wizards master the arcane by specialising in individual schools of magic, combining ancient spells with modern research.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

A-Jack-of-all-Trades.jpg Jack-of-all-Trades
Multiclass into every class in one playthrough without asking Withers to change your character.

Trivia[edit | edit source]