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Baldur's Gate 3: How to multiclass, what it is and everything you need to know

 If you want to experiment as much as possible with your Baldur's Gate 3 character build, then you should explore multiclassing to play with powerful combinations. We teach you how to do it!

Baldur's Gate 3: How to multiclass, what it is and everything you need to know

Baldur's Gate 3 has a handful of classes to create your character, and dozens of subclasses as well. But, even with its infinite possibilities, players can explore much deeper gameplay thanks to the multiclass option, a feature that Larian Studios has added to its work to experiment with class combinations as we prefer so that we can carry our builds to a new level.

In this entry in our guide, we are going to explain everything you need to know about the advanced function of multiclassing in Baldur's Gate 3, what exactly they are, how they work, and how you can activate them in your game to start taking advantage of them as soon as possible.

What is multiclass?

Multiclassing in Baldur's Gate 3 is an option that allows you to play with a combination of more than one class for your character. That is, thanks to multiclassing you are not forced to play with only one type of class with your hero, but you can experiment at the same time with two different classes at most.

  • Instead of leveling up a single class, with multiclassing you can level up two classes, but only one level at a time for each class.
  • That is, by activating the multiclass you will be able to raise two classes until you have a total of level 12 between the two.
  • In this way, when multiclassing you will have to sacrifice the characteristics of the higher levels of a class in order to level two simultaneous classes to a certain point.
So that you understand it clearly, let's give a simple example; You can multiclass a Barbarian and a Rogue and level them however you like, but neither class will be able to reach level 12. You will have to decide how you invest your levels in each. You can, for example, take the Barbarian class up to level 8 and the Rogue class up to level 4, making a total of 12 levels.

Basically, the multiclass option is highly recommended for players more experienced in D&D systems and skills and allows you to cover a greater number of skills with a single character.

How to activate multiclassing on your characters?

Multiclassing is available in Baldur's Gate 3 once your character reaches level 2, but be careful, this advanced feature is only allowed on Balanced and Expert difficulty levels (it cannot be activated if you are playing on Story). Once you reach this level, on the level-up screen you can activate multiclassing through the dedicated button.

  • When you activate multiclassing with the "Add class" option, the game will offer you the opportunity to choose a second class for your hero from all those available.
  • Select a second class and click the "OK" button below your character.
  • rom now on you can also customize subclasses and other related features as you level up.
  • Remember that in each new level you have to choose the specialization of one class or another to level it up and unlock new options.

Don't forget that multiclassing is available for all your characters , including companions , so you can experience this depth of options however you like and create unique team compositions .

If you later want to change your character's multiclasses again or simply want to return to a single starting class , you can still do so thanks to the option to change classes that Mustio offers after you recruit him in your camp (we have a couple of related guides with all these details).