What classes are best in Baldur's Gate 3? We help you with the choice if you want to build the strongest character.


What are the best classes in Baldur's Gate 3? The classes have fundamental differences in their strengths and areas of application. Each class can deal damage, but some can also act as a tank, healer, or support, for example.

Therefore, the following applies: play what suits your playing style and what appeals to you. For general "usefulness" and "ease of use" our tier list will help you. Especially if you want to play the hardest mode "Tactician", strong classes are important.

Who creates the tier list? We have a number of Dungeons & Dragons experts in our team and compared our experience with other tier lists such as Mobalytics.

What does "S" to "F" mean? The Tier List divides classes into categories that are ordered semi-alphabetically, with S at the top and then AF descending. Classes in the S rank generally do better in all situations in the game, not just in combat.

S Tier: Bard, Sorcerer, Paladin, Cleric


Bards use music as a catalyst for their magic and are traditionally the supporters in the group. However, they also master the strongest control spells in the game in abundance, making them a pillar of the group.

In addition, bards have enormous amounts of charisma and often strong bonuses to talents such as appearance and persuasion. So you can solve problems even without a fight. The Schools of the Bard are:

  • School of Knowledge (S Tier)
  • School of Daring (S Tier)
  • School of the Sword (A Tier)


As "spontaneous" spellcasters, sorcerers can cast magic simply through their bodies. While this limits their variety somewhat, it makes their spells far more powerful when they specialize. The subclasses are:

  • Dragon Bloodline (B Tier)
  • Wild Magic (A Tier)
  • Storm Sorcery (S Tier)


Basically a priest in plate armor and with a sword: as a paladin, you swear an oath and use divine power to crush your enemies. Although you only master minor healing magic, you can take a lot of it and dish it out even more. The companion Minthara is a paladin. The oaths are:

  • Oath of the Elders (S Tier)
  • Oath of Devotion (A Tier)
  • Oath of Vengeance (S Tier)
  • Oathbreaker (S-Tier)


As a cleric, you dedicate your life to a god and channel his divine power through your spells. Clerics are typically the healers of a group, but they can also dish out and even tank. Shadowheart is a cleric. The possible domains are:

  • Domain of Life (A Tier)
  • Domain of Light (S Tier)
  • Domain of List (B-Tier)
  • Domain of Nature (B Tier)
  • Domain of the Storm (A Tier)
  • Domain of Knowledge (A Tier)
  • Domain of War (S Tier)

A Tier: Mage, Warlock, Druid, Fighter


Unlike wizards, magicians must prepare a list of spells. They have “learned” magic by studying. However, this means that they can prepare different spells each time they rest and are thus much more flexible. Gale is a magician. The possible schools are:

  • School of Dispelling Magic (A-Tier)
  • School of Summoning (B Tier)
  • School of Cognition Magic (C Tier)
  • School of Evocation (S tier)
  • School of Illusion (C Tier)
  • School of Necromancy (A Tier)
  • School of Enchantment (B Tier)
  • School of Transfiguration (A Tier)


Warlocks gain their power through a pact with a supernatural being or otherworldly deity. Unlike other magic classes, they always cast at the highest possible rank and regain their spell slots after a short rest. Wyll is a warlock. The possible pacts are:

  • The Archfairy (A Tier)
  • The Ancient One (A Tier)
  • The Fiend (A Tier)


As a druid, you draw your magical powers from nature itself. You can talk to plants and animals and even transform yourself. Accordingly, you can also take on almost any role in a group. Halsin and Jaheira are druids. The possible circles are:

  • Circle of the Moon (S Tier)
  • Circle of the Country (A Tier)
  • Circle of Spores (? Tier) This specialization is highly dependent on the player and the situation.


Fighters are versatile and by far the best class for beginners. As a warrior, you can score, rank, and heal yourself in both melee and ranged combat. In addition, you have several actions available per round early on. Lae'zel and Jaheira are warriors. Possible subclasses are:

  • Champion (A Tier)
  • Battle Master (S Tier)
  • Mystic Knight (B Tier)

B-Tier: Monk, Rogue, Barbarian


Monks are experts in hand-to-hand combat, extremely agile, and master special techniques to harass opponents. According to the lead author of Baldur's Gate 3, monks are actually the strongest class in the game. However, their areas of application are very specific and dependent on the environment. The possible ways are:

  • Way of the Open Hand (A Tier)
  • Path of the Four Elements (C Tier)
  • Path of Shadow (B Tier)


Rogues are, in theory, powerful assassins or skilled thieves. In Baldur's Gate 3, however, it's difficult to get into a situation where you can exploit this. With luck, you can eliminate individual opponents immediately and avoid difficult fights or make them much easier. Astarion is a villain. The possible specializations are:

  • Thief (A Tier)
  • Arcane Deceiver (D tier, unfortunately, sounds cooler than it is)
  • Assassin (B Tier)


If you like just banging it out, barbarians are the class for you. They have rather little depth, above all they receive more and more and stronger attacks and clap opponents regardless of losses. Karlach is a barbarian. Possible paths are:

  • Path of the Berserker (A-Tier)
  • Path of the Wild Heart (B Tier)
  • Path of Wild Magic (C Tier)

C Tier: Ranger


The only “real” ranged class in Baldur’s Gate 3 is unfortunately one of the weakest. Rangers are hunters and gamekeepers, protect the land and their forests, and even have animal companions. However, they lack depth, alternatives, and areas of application. Minsc is a ranger. Possible specializations are:

  • Lord of the Beasts (A Tier)
  • Hunter (C Tier)
  • Gloom Stalker (C-Tier, but one of the best options for multiclassing)

Multiclassing in Baldur's Gate 3: This is how you get the most out of your character

If you are already more familiar with the game, you can also use the multiclassing feature. In Baldur's Gate 3, each level-up allows you to level up in any class.

This way you can create really strong combinations, but also fail really hard. We are therefore only presenting a few class combinations that are particularly suitable:

  • Fighter with Paladin or Rogue
  • Paladin and Sorcerer
  • monk and villain
  • Clerics and Sorcerers
  • Druid and barbarian
Even Rangers can get really strong this way if you mix them with Fighter and Rogue. As a rule of thumb: use a versatile class as a basis and a particularly strong specialist class to improve yourself. This is how you usually come up with good combinations.

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