Classes for Baldur's Gate 3 are styles of play for each character of the game. In BG3, each class also has several Subclasses that players can select after gaining sufficient XP. Choosing a class determines your character's Features, which are the unique actions that a character can perform. Classes can vary from Fighters,  Wizards, Rangers and many more. Additionally, BG3 allows players to Multiclass: On each level up you can either select a new class or choose to level up an existing class. E.g a 5th level could be for example a multiclass 3rd level Wizard/2nd level Fighter or a pure 5th level Wizard. 

  • BG3 Early Access Warning: Not all Classes will be available at the start of early access, but all classes will be in the game at launch of the full game. Multiclassing is not available on release of the early access version.

 

How to Pick a Class?

Picking the right class for your play style is an important part of Character Creation. Certain Races may have better affinity to specific Classes and Subclasses, for example. Additionally, you may want to opt for unique schools of magic based on Role-Play or simple preference. If you want to optimize your character and party, we suggest you check out our Builds section.

What are Subclasses?

Subclasses are specializations of a class. Players can opt for different branching paths and continue to benefit from the features of the initial class, while also gaining unique abilities for their Subclass. So a Rogue, for example, will have to opt to become a Thief or Arcane Trickster at level 3. From that point onward, the character will receive all the benefits of the Rogue class, plus the special benefits of their Subclass of choice.



 

Baldur's Gate 3 Classes

 

These classes are available in Early Access. Subclasses without Links are not available for Early Access

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Cleric

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

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Fighter

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

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Ranger

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

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Rogue

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

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Warlock

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

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Wizard

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

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Druid

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

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These Classes are not available in Early Access but are expected for the full game

 

*Barbarian

Path of the Berserker ♦ Path of the Totem Warrior

*Bard

College of Lore ♦ College of Valor

*Sorcerer

Draconic Bloodline ♦ Wild Magic

 

*Monk

Way of the Open Hand ♦  Way of Shadow ♦ Way of the Four Elements

*Paladin

Oath of Devotion ♦ Oath of the Ancients ♦ Oath of Vengeance

 

 

BG3 Classes Comparison Table

Class In Early Access Description Hit Die Primary Ability Saving Throw Proficiencies Armor and Weapon Proficiencies
Barbarian No A fierce warrior of primitive background who can enter a battle rage d12 Strength Strength & Constitution Light and medium armor, shields, simple and martial weapons
Bard No An inspiring magician whose power echoes the music of creation d8 Charisma Dexterity & Charisma Light armor, simple weapons, hand crossbows, longswords, rapiers, shortswords
Cleric Yes A priestly champion who wields divine magic in service of a higher power d8 Wisdom Wisdom & Charisma Light and medium armor, shields, simple weapons
Druid Yes A priest of the Old Faith, wielding the powers of nature— moonlight and plant growth, fire and lightning— and adopting animal forms d8 Wisdom Intelligence & Wisdom Light and medium armor (nonmetal), shields (nonmetal), clubs, daggers, darts, javelins, maces, quarterstaffs, scimitars, sickles, slings, spears
Fighter Yes A master of martial combat, skilled with a variety of weapons and armor d10 Strength or Dexterity Strength & Constitution All armor, shields, simple and martial weapons
Monk No A master of martial arts, harnessing the power of the body in pursuit of physical and spiritual perfection d8 Dexterity & Wisdom Strength & Dexterity Simple weapons, shortswords
Paladin No A holy warrior bound to a sacred oath d10 Strength & Charisma Wisdom & Charisma All armor, shields, simple and martial weapons
Ranger Yes A warrior who uses martial prowess and nature magic to combat threats on the edges of civilization d10 Dexterity & Wisdom Strength & Dexterity Light and medium armor, shields, simple and martial weapons
Rogue Yes A scoundrel who uses stealth and trickery to overcome obstacles and enemies d8 Dexterity Dexterity & Intelligence Light armor, simple weapons, hand crossbows, longswords, rapiers, shortswords
Sorcerer No A spellcaster who draws on inherent magic from a gift or bloodline d6 Charisma Constitution & Charisma Daggers, darts, slings, quarterstaffs, light crossbows
Warlock Yes A wielder of magic that is derived from a bargain with an extraplanar entity d8 Charisma Wisdom & Charisma Light armor, simple weapons
Wizard Yes A scholarly magic-user capable of manipulating the structures of reality d6 Intelligence Intelligence & Wisdom Daggers, darts, slings, quarterstaffs, light crossbow



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    • Anonymous

      13 Apr 2021 20:15  

      idk if the devs will read this, but everyone is making requests for classes on this wiki and I just want to say, that, while I think it goes without saying we all want our favorite subclasses added, whats most important is making sure they focus on QUALITY over QUANTITY. i would like if they polish the subclasses they have , and not try to spread themselves too thin, trying to appease EVERYONE usually appeases NO ONE. However, this game is looking like it is set to be one of the greatest games ever made. If they continue it, and it keeps making money, expect to see subclasses added as DLC options, and probably one shot modules too.

      I can foresee this becoming the definitive DnD game, which could have years of dlc release as long as people continue to buy the DLC and show its worth the time to create the dlc.

      • Anonymous

        01 Mar 2021 04:13  

        I'm excited to try a dual-wielding hand-crossbow Fighter/Rogue. It sounds bananas!
        Here's a level 6 version of the character I made on DNDBeyond to those wondering if I've lost my marbles :P

        https://www.dndbeyond.com/profile/Vaesive/characters/28607008

        • Anonymous

          27 Feb 2021 03:12  

          Why are all the classes either *** acting, high-voiced men or snotty, hard ass women? I am a woman gamer (age 67) and I would like a deep voiced, handsome male as a companion. Are all the devs *** men who hate women?? And now the new class, Druid, is a woman!! I'm not *** and do not want a romance with another woman. What is wrong with you people? I've quit playing the game as I am disgusted with the companions!!!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            02 Jan 2021 03:04  

            I really want to be able to play a hexblade warclock. That or a divine soul sorcerer. Those are probably my two favorite classes.

            • Anonymous

              31 Dec 2020 03:48  

              Does anyone know if there planning to realease more classes for early access?? Or is this all we got until the full release?

              • Anonymous

                29 Oct 2020 13:24  

                It'd be cool to see some Critical Roll content like Blood Hunter/Artificer in game but i highly doubt it'd be added

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