Oathbreaker is a Subclass of Paladin in Baldur's Gate 3. Oathbreaker Paladins primary abilities are Strength and Charisma. their saving throw proficiencies are Wisdom & Charisma and they have a Hit Dice of 1d10 per paladin level. They have proficiency with Simple weapons, martial weapons and with All armor, shields. 


You have broken your sacred Oath in pursuit of power and ambition. Only darkness remains to fuel you now.


Oathbreaker Subclass Initial Features


Paladin Class Initial Features


How do I become an Oathbreaker?

Both Paladin Subclasses can become Oathbreakers, though the way to do it, is slightly different depending on the subclass chosen:

Oath of Devotion

  • In general, going back on your word and betraying those you have convinced not to attack you will break your oath. Examples of this include betraying the Tieflings when rescuing Lae'zel, betraying the goblins within the Blighted Village as well as the Shattered Sanctum.
  • Allowing Arka to kill the caged goblin Sazza.
  • Torture Liam at the Shattered Sanctum.

Oath of the Ancients

  • When facing the Owlbear in the nest, kill the mother and then the Owlbear Cub.
  • Kill Pandima, the Tiefling paralyzed at the storage shack at the Druid Grove
  • Helping Mayrina revive her husband after dealing with the hag.
  • Freeing Sazza in the Druid Cove.

Can I reclaim my Oath?

You can reclaim your previous Oath at any time. Talk to the Oathbreaker Knight at the camp and tell him you want to restore your oath. He will ask you to pay 2,000 gold in order to restore it.


Oathbreaker Progression

Oathbreaker differs greatly from Oath of Devotion and Oath of the Ancients, as it is a hidden Subclass. In order to become an Oathbreaker, players need to break their oath. This will trigger a cutscene in which the Paladin will be confronted by a mysterious voice.

During the next time at the Camp, Paladins will be able to meet with the Oatbreaker Knight, to reassure their desire to break their oath, thus becoming an Oathbreaker.

If a Paladin is already level 5 and breaks his or her Oath, all the Features and Spells from previous levels will be added retroactively once it becomes an Oathbreaker. This means that they don't lose any kind of progression by breaking the Oath while being a high level character.


Level 1

Level 2

Subclass Features

Oathbreaker Prepared Spells



Level 3

Paladin Features

Oathbreaker Prepared Spells

  • Prepare up to 5 Spells



Level 4


Level 5

Paladin Features

  • Level 1 Spell Slot Unlocked
  • Level 2 Spell Slot Unlocked
  • Extra Attack

Oathbreaker Spells

Oathbreaker Prepared Spells


Oathbreaker Tips & Builds

  • Note 1
  • Note 2



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    • Anonymous

      By getting a killing blow on a goblin in the Blighted Village, without initiating the fight, but after persuading them to let us through, my oath was broken - but as Oath of the Ancients, not devotion. Seems like this is not fine tuned at all.

      • Anonymous

        As a Devotion paladin I tried to rush through to get Oathbreaker as quickly as I could as is stated in the wiki and got nothing. Lied to the tieflings, let the goblin die in camp, attacked the bandits at the ruined temple unprovoked so there no way of knowing yet whether or not they're friendly, attacked the scared boar, and nothing happened. But when I shot a random tiefling with a crossbow the event triggered. Don't know what's not letting the event go through with the supposed options listed here but whatever it is it's pretty annoying.

        • Anonymous

          The "How do I become one" section currently implies that betraying the Tieflings when rescuing Lae'zel only breaks your oath if you're Devotion, but I'm an Ancients and just got Oathbreaker for that.

          • Anonymous

            Allowing the Tiefling Girl (Kanon's sister) to kill the caged goblin Sazza will break the oath of devotion as you are allowing her to kill a defenseless being.

            • Anonymous

              Might be a silly question: are there ways in game to break your oath but not in an evil way? I play a Drow Paladin (for roleplay sake, not gameplay wise obviously) but want to play heavily on the "evil exterior but actually chaotic good", so yeah, any suggestions?

              • Anonymous

                I did not see any comment about what happens if you kill the Oathbreaker Knight when he appears in your camp.
                Its not really worth it to be honest - see below if you dont want to kill the knight yourself

                ***SPOILER ALERT***

                Took out the knight as soon as i swapped to oathbreaker at level 3 - Tough fight, but Gale and Lae'zel did work as NPCs
                Knight had 192 hp and 2 attacks - pretty tough, but with shadows pocket heals & astarion chucking potions we managed.
                Knight failed his save for dreadful aspect - then Lae'zel was able to crit a trip shot with her crossbow - then crit a disarming attack with her great axe - rendering the knight almost useless

                After killing him - the party gained 90 xp - and he had a +1 Greatsword & 3 javelins - nothing more, nothing less

                I am currently level 4 and about to venture into the underdark - and the only effect killing the knight had on the game is that i can now no longer swap back to oath of the ancients

                • Anonymous

                  As an oath of ancients paladin i broke my oath by killing on of the goblins with the goblin priestess in the temple, had to reload cause i didnt want to be oathbreaker and didnt expect that to break my oath.

                  • Anonymous

                    I saw someone become oathbroken for simply attacking innocent NPCs.

                    It will need further testing to see if simply doing the absolutely evil thing isn't enough for both types.

                    • Anonymous

                      Thinking of making an Oathbreaker and then picking Magic Initiate: Warlock, then picking eldritch blast and Hex. Possibly making a pseudo Hexblade.

                      • Anonymous

                        Killed Zevlor by accident and got Oathbreaker (apparently they are very, very unhappy with adventurers swinging maces at their treasure chests)

                        • Anonymous

                          As a devotion paladin, I was able to convert to Oathbreaker by torturing the guy in the goblin camp. I had the option even after setting him free.

                          • Anonymous

                            I was also able to become an Oathbreaker as an Order of the Ancients Paladin by killing Pandirna (The Tiefling in the storage shack at the druids camp that is paralyzed). Not completely sure if that is supposed to happen or not though.

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