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Top 5 BEST Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Builds

This Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Builds will teach players the top 5 best and most popular multiclass builds in Baldur’s Gate 3.

If you’re playing Baldur’s Gate 3 you may be overwhelmed by the amount of Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds available for your character and all your party members. There are a ton of ways to flexibly build each of your characters.

Now that the game’s been out for a while, it’s clear there are a few builds that are powerful and popular. There are obviously other builds that are powerful, but every player should be aware of these top 5 best Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds.

These are 5 Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds that are classic, popular in the community, easy to make and probably aren’t going anywhere. These are the entry level good Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds that everyone knows, if you’re researching multiclass builds these are good builds to know about, they’re popular for a reason.

5. Bardlock (Bard 10 / Warlock 2) – Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Builds

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Abilities

Strength: 8
Dexterity: 15
Constitution: 14
Intelligence: 10
Wisdom: 10
Charisma: 17

Feat Options

  • Ability Score Increase (get Charisma to 20, late in the game there’s a hat that can get you to 22 Charisma)
  • Actor (+1 Charisma, double Deception/Performance proficiencies)

Explanation

The main problem with Bards is that they don’t have very much to do when they’re not using spell slots. Whether you’re going a physical damage bard or a magic bard, a few levels in Warlock can give you the tools to shore up Bard’s main weakness, making it one of the most popular Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds.

Two levels in Warlock will get you Eldritch Blast, which is the best cantrip in the game, as well as Hex and Agonizing Blast, all of which add to Eldritch Blast’s damage and help it scale with stats. You will lose a feat and level 6 spell slots on your Bard in late game if you do this, but it’s a popular trade off.

Eldritch Blast scales off Charisma, which Bard specializes in, so taking two levels of Warlock for it gives your Bard a go-to powerful attack that it can use every round. It also gives you the option to take a bonus to Deception and Persuasion checks, which is fitting for a Bard.

If you’re going a physical Bard, you might want to take an extra level in Warlock for Pact of the Blade, which lets you use your Charisma modifier in place of your normal modifier for attacks.

Because Warlocks are front-loaded, they make a great multiclass option in general when it comes to Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds. They happen to share a lot of synergy with Bards, who are also Charisma-based casters. In terms of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds, Bardlock is a popular choice and there’s a reason it has its own nickname.

4. Storm Sorcerer (Sorcerer 10 / Cleric 2) – Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Builds

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Abilities

Strength: 8
Dexterity: 12
Constitution: 16
Intelligence: 11
Wisdom: 10
Charisma: 17

Feat Options

  • Ability Score Increase (get Charisma to 20, late in the game you can get to 22 Charisma)
  • Actor (+1 Charisma, double Deception/Performance bonuses)
  • Elemental Adept (spells of chosen element ignore resistance, in this case you’d pick lightning)
  • Spell Slinger (+5% spell crit)
  • Heavy Armor Mastery (more survivability)
  • War Caster (better concentration saving throws)

Explanation

When it comes to great Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds, taking two levels of Tempest Cleric on a Sorcerer character gives you two big things: heavy armor and a buff for lightning damage. As with the Bardlock, or any multiclass build, there are drawbacks. You don’t get those last 2 Sorcerer levels, which means missing out on a feat and a level 6 spell.

You have to weigh whether a feat and a level 6 spell is better or worse than upgrading from robes to heavy armor + shields and buffing all your lightning spell damage overall. This is a popular trade off. Another option is to go Sorcerer 11 / Cleric 1 just to get the heavy armor + shields, then get the 6th spell from Sorcerer instead of the lightning buffs from Cleric. Then you’re just exchanging 1 feat for heavy armor + shields.

A level in Tempest Cleric also gives you a reaction skill that deals a moderate amount of lightning damage to attackers sometimes.

The value proposition here is that a few levels in Cleric makes your Sorcerer much more survivable, much less attractive as a squishy target, and bumps up its consistent overall damage. Personally I’d recommend the 1 level in Cleric.

I’d take Draconic Bloodline with a lightning bloodline to get the bonus damage, but Storm Sorcery is very popular and fits with the theme of the build. Do you want slightly higher defense and damage output (Draconic Bloodline), or much higher mobility (Storm Sorcery)? That’s the trade off there.

If you’re making a mage type character and want to consider one of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds for sorcerer, try out this popular lightning mage build.

3. Fighter Sorlock (Fighter 2 / Warlock 2 / Sorcerer 8) – Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Builds

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Abilities

Strength: 8
Dexterity: 14
Constitution: 14
Intelligence 12
Wisdom: 10
Charisma: 17

Feat Options

  • Ability Score Increase (get Charisma to 20, late in the game you can get to 22 Charisma)
  • Spell Slinger (+5% spell crit)
  • Actor (+1 Charisma, doubles Deception/Performance bonuses)
  • Heavy Armor Mastery (more survivability)

Explanation

In exchange for level 6 spells, this character can do two things: hit hard with Hex-powered Eldritch Blasts every round, or double/triple cast Fireball. That makes it especially potent when it comes to the best Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds.

Fighter gives you heavy armor, shields and Action Surge. Warlock gives you Hex and Eldritch Blasts that scale off Charisma, and 8 levels of Sorcerer gives you the full arsenal of Fireball, Ice Storm and Lightning Bolt, as well as Quickened Spell, which lets you cast any spell as a bonus action.

Between Action Surge and Quickened Spell, that means you can open a fight with three big AoE nukes that obliterate the enemy team, then spend the rest of the fight cleaning up whatever’s left standing with powerful, accurate Eldritch Blasts.

There’s not too much to say here, it’s a solid build that doesn’t require too much explanation. It does tons of spell damage, it’s got consistent damage output, and it’s has good survivability thanks to the heavy armor proficiency you get as a little bonus on your way to Action Surge.

Fighter Sorlock is one of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds. You won’t regret it if you take one.

2. Tavern Brawler (Fighter 3 / Monk 9) – Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Builds

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Abilities

Strength: 17
Dexterity: 10
Constitution: 15
Intelligence: 8
Wisdom: 14
Charisma: 10

Feat Options

  • Tavern Brawler (+1 Strength, double strength ability bonus on unarmed attacks — you can easily get to 22 strength with either the permanent strength potion from Act 2 or the strength gloves in Act 3, so this ends up being +6 damage for fists)
  • Ability Score Increase (get that Strength up, keep in mind

Explanation

There is a lot of potential variation with this build, but the basic premise of it is that the Tavern Brawler feat adds a boat load of damage to strength monks, and a few levels in Fighter gives you heavy armor, Action Surge and either superiority dice or +5% crit from Champion at the expense of not very much, as Monk doesn’t get very much from level 10-12.

Thief is also incredibly popular as a multiclass for Monk, as Monk’s main source of damage is through a called Flurry of Blows and Thief gets an extra bonus action, letting you use this skill twice per round. When it comes to the best Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds, Monk tends to get multiclassed often as it doesn’t get much in the last few levels.

Fighter 3 / Thief 3 / Monk 6 is also popular, because you can get that action surge, heavy armor and bonus damage from Fighter, the extra action from Thief and most of the main benefits from Monk. What you miss out on if you do this is feats (feats come every 4 levels, so you’ll only get 1 total feat with that build) and then Ki Resonance, which Open Hand monks get at level 9.

Personally, I think Ki Resonance and an extra feat is better than the extra attack from Thief. Ki Resonance adds a small AoE damage bonus you can activate after your punches which probably performs about even with the extra attack, plus you get that feat. So I like the Fighter 3 / Monk 9 version for that reason.

The main reason you go Fighter is because if you pump your Strength up your Dexterity and Wisdom take a hit, and those are the stats Monks use to keep AC up with other martial characters without armor, so you end up with terrible AC. Because Monks don’t get much from 10-12 even if you stick with it, you might as well make a multiclass and Fighter gets some good stuff early on.

This build gets value out of all three of Fighter, Thief and Monk and a lot of different combinations are viable there. Could do Fighter 4 / Monk 8, lose Ki Resonance and get a Feat. Could do Fighter 2 / Thief 4 / Monk 6, lose the Fighter subclass for an extra feat.

You can go Thief 3 / Monk 9 and deal with the AC issue by wearing the Dexterity gloves from Act 1, although if you do that it means you can’t wear any of the (broken) unarmed damage bonus gloves you find during the game.

My personal favorite is the Fighter 3 / Monk 9 thing. Simple, tons of synergy, lots of fun class skills. In terms of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds, this unit is a beast. I can personally attest to that.

NOTE: Click HERE for a detailed in-depth guide for this Baldur’s Gate 3 Tavern Brawler Monk Build.

1. Gloom Stalker Rogue (Ranger 5 / Thief 3 / Fighter 4) – Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Multiclass Builds

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Abilities

Strength: 9
Dexterity: 17
Constitution: 16
Intelligence: 10
Wisdom: 10
Charisma: 12

Feat Options

  • Ability Score Increase (get Dexterity to 20)
  • Savage Attacks (higher consistent damage)
  • Sharpshooter (stronger ranged attacks)

Explanation

This is one of my favorite Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds. You can’t really go wrong with anything on this list, but I just happen to like this one a lot.

The main thing here is that Gloom Stalker gets stealth and initiative bonuses as well as an additional attack on the first round of combat, plus the basic bonuses you get from Ranger, namely a fighting style and an extra attack. Thieves get an extra bonus action, which means between Ranger’s extra attack and Thief’s extra bonus action, you get 4 attacks per round.

That’s four attacks every round, plus the bonus attack on the first round, plus two more attacks from Action Surge. That’s every combat starting off with this guy attacking 7 times with beefy, heavy hitting long range attacks.

Some people like to go Assassin instead of Thief, that’s also very popular, as Assassin gets advantage on anything that hasn’t had a turn yet. It’s a question of, do you want better burst at the start of the fight, or more consistent damage over the course of a longer fight?

The levels in Fighter give us another fighting style, Action Surge, heavy armor and a feat, which are all pretty good. This is all in exchange for the later levels of Gloom Stalker, which don’t really add much. Getting more in exchange for less is exactly what we’re looking for in good Baldur’s Gate 3 multiclass builds, and this Gloom Stalker definitely accomplishes that.

The idea here is to dual wield Hand Crossbows, as well as dual wielding melee weapons. So you want the dual wield fighting style and the archery fighting style.

NOTE: Click HERE for a detailed in-depth guide for this Baldur’s Gate 3 Gloom Stalker Build.


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