Multiclassing lets you combine several classes in Baldur’s Gate 3. The feature is aimed more at advanced players. Larian, the creators of the game, have now revealed which combinations are the most popular and say: some of the unpopular options are actually really strong. Is that right?
What are these builds?
- If you want to become really strong in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll have to combine classes. This is the only way to really get the absolute maximum out of your character.
- “Multiclassing” is a double-edged sword, though: you can either get really strong or really weak.
- In a blog post, Larian has now revealed which class combinations are the most popular and which could use more love (via Playstation.com).
These are the combinations: The developers show that according to their data, the combination of Ranger and Rogue is the most popular, closely followed by the Fighter Barbarian. Both combos rely primarily on strong attack without many frills. Less popular, on the other hand, are:
- Paladin + Warlock
- Rogue + Monk
- Cleric + Wizard
- Druid + Barbarian
- Wizard + Warlock
From their pure stats, the combinations are quite logical, as they mostly share at least one important attribute. However, they often have a disadvantage: they are either difficult to play or a poor match in terms of class fantasy. Nevertheless, Larian swears that the builds should be really good.
“Underrated builds”: are they really good?
Basically, we can say: yes, indeed, the builds are strong combinations. We even recommend Barbarian and Druid in our best multiclass options for Baldur’s Gate 3.
Larian itself also gives an assessment of why the respective builds should be really good:
- Paladin and Warlock in the Pact of the Blade: the combination is not terribly strong in itself, especially since it develops its potential late. The advantage, however, is that you get as many attacks per round as a fighter, but you deal magic damage, which bypasses many resistances.
- Rogue and Monk: Monks are an unpopular class in their own right because they are difficult to use. However, in combination with a Thief Rogue, you can get up to 12 attacks per turn. Perfect if you don’t want anyone else playing but you.
- Cleric (Domain of the Storm) and Storm Wizard: this combination is one of the strongest in the game anyway. You can deal over 2,000 damage per round with it. Probably the only reason why so few people play this build is because clerics are generally unpopular.
- Druid and barbarian: You are a bear. Who is angry. And beats up enemies. That’s pretty much all there is to the build. You can take a lot of punishment and shred everything. Little depth, but very entertaining.
- Wizard and Warlock: the idea behind this build is that the Wizard’s metamagic allows you to use the Warlock’s pact spells more often. Basically, the magical version of a barbarian. Bonus: Eerie Ray is the strongest spell trick in the game.
Multiclassing is generally less advisable for beginners, but if you’re planning your second or third run and want to try something new, these builds are great. With Lazarus, you can always re-skill at any time.
If you’re still not sure what to even try, you can find an assessment of all classes including subclasses in our Tier List:
Baldur’s Gate 3 Classes Tier List: The Best Classes & Subclasses 2023