Baldur’s Gate 3 classes guide

All the classes you can choose from in Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access

What are the Baldur’s Gate 3 classes? Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access is now live, and we know which Baldur’s Gate 3 races and classes are available to play. We’re expecting approximately 25 hours’ worth of content for the Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3, which we expect will play out very differently depending on the choices we make when creating our character.

Like previous games in the Baldur’s Gate series, BG3 borrows heavily from the Dungeons & Dragons 5e rule set, though certain elements are adapted to fit the video game platform. The Baldur’s Gate 3 classes available will be very familiar to D&D players – and for this reason, they might be pretty confusing to the rest of us. Never fear, we’ve got a handy guide to each of the classes available to play in Baldur’s Gate 3, with class information taken from the D&D 5e wiki.

There are six classes to choose from in Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access; Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, and Wizard – and according to Larian, each class will have at least two subclasses to choose from. Subclasses are chosen after your main class – Clerics choose their subclass at level one, but other classes will need to wait longer before specialising.

Baldur’s Gate 3 classes

  • Cleric
  • Fighter
  • Ranger
  • Rogue
  • Warlock
  • Wizard

Baldur's Gate 3 classes Cleric

Cleric

Subclass: Life Domain, Light Domain, Trickery Domain

Clerics serve one of many gods, wielding divine magic as the gods’ representatives in the mortal world.

Deities: Selune, Shar, Eilistraee, Vlaakith, Laduguer, Lolth, Yondalla, Garl Glittergold, Corellon Larethian, Moradin, Bhaal, Kelemvor, Oghma, Mystra, Ilmater, Myrkul, Helm, Bane, Tyr, Tempus

Saving throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Armour: Light armour, medium armour, shields
Weapons: All simple weapons
Spells: Three cantrips, three prepared spells

Baldur's Gate 3 classes fighter

Fighter

Subclass: Battle Master, Eldritch Knight

Fighters are masters of weapons, armour, and combat.

Saving Throws: Strength, Constitution
Armour: All armour, shields
Weapons: Simple weapons, martial weapons
Actions: Second Wind

Baldur's Gate 3 classes Ranger

Ranger

Subclass: Beast Master, Hunter

Watching from afar, Rangers are specialists in long-range combat.

Traits: Choice of Favoured Enemy, Natural Explorer
Saving Throws: Strength, Dexterity
Armour: Light armour, medium armour, shields

Baldur's Gate 3 classes Rogue

Rogue

Subclass: Thief, Arcane Trickster

Thieves, assassins, and generally sneaky folk, Rogues use stealth and guile to gain the upper hand.

Saving Throws: Dexterity, Intelligence
Armour: Light armour
Actions: Sneak Attack (Melee & Ranged)
Weapons: Simple weapons, hand crossbows, longswords, rapiers, shortswords

Baldur's Gate 3 classes Warlock

Warlock

Subclass: The Fiend, The Great Old One

Warlocks wield magic attained through pacts made with supernatural beings.

Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Armour: Light armour
Weapons: Simple weapons
Traits: Extra feature depending on subclass
Spells: Two spell slots, two cantrip slots

Baldur's Gate 3 classes Wizard

Wizard

Subclass: Abjuration School, Evocation School

Wizards gain their magical skill through studying magical tomes.

Saving Throws: Intelligence, Wisdom
Armour: None
Weapons: Daggers, darts, slings, quarterstaffs, light crossbows
Spells: Three cantrips, six spells, four prepared spells

Those are all the classes available in Baldur’s Gate early access – now you’re prepared to venture forth into the most pivotal part of every RPG game, the character creator. If you’re looking for some similar picks then have a look through our collection of the best Dungeons and Dragons PC games for more inspiration.

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