Baldur’s Gate 3’s 5 best classes can help new players adjust to the world of Faerûn.
The hit new game from Larian Studios is a modern update of the classic RPG experience, from a time before the likes of Skyrim and Dragon’s Dogma.
Borrowing off the classic Dungeons & Dragons experience, Baldur’s Gate 3 lets players pick from a variety of classes.
For newcomers, the RPG mechanics can seem overwhelming with an avalanche of statistics, numbers and terms.
For a fun and balanced experience, there are some good choices to learn the ropes.
Wizards are the definitive spellcasting class in Dungeons and Dragons.
With their various spells and simple stat distribution (just pump your points into Intelligence), Wizards are easy to learn and fun to play.
Wizards can easily learn spells from any scrolls and switch up their current spell line-up at any time. As a result, Wizards can take on almost any situation with their magical skills.
The only difficulty for new players might be tracking their spell slots and remembering which of their dozens of spells does what.
For the player who doesn’t want to bother with long lists of spells, fighters are the answer. Their simple gameplay approach of “hit the bad guy” makes for a streamlined experience.
But don’t think this means you can’t be creative. Fighters can be just as inventive in combat as their spell-slinging counterparts.
Pick up and throw goblins, push soldiers off cliffs, or jump somewhere high and drop a heavy crate on your enemy’s head.
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Infamous in early DnD versions as the worst class, bards have become one of the stand-out options for fans of roleplaying ridiculous situations.
Bards are useful in combat with their Bardic Inspiration and useful spells. But where Bards really shine is in conversations and exploration.
For instance, Bards naturally excel at Persuasion, Deception and Performance. In any negotiation, Bards can talk their way out of trouble or find out critical information.
In a world of hostile magicians and deadly fighters, unwavering charisma is its own superpower.
What Sorcerers give up in versatility, they gain in power and numbers.
Unlike Wizards, Sorcerers can only have a certain number of available spells at any time, and that’s it. Essentially, the spells they learn at level-up are generally the only ones they’ll have.
In exchange, Sorcerers can use their additional Sorcery Point resource to cast higher-level spells much more frequently.
Consequentially, for a new player who wants to use magic but feels overwhelmed by the Wizard’s versatility, Sorcerers provide a happy alternative.
The perfect blend of Fighter and Wizard, Warlocks are the best class for a newcomer to Baldur’s Gate 3.
Warlocks have the choice to engage in melee combat or battle with magic. As a result, Warlocks give new players a chance to figure out which style of combat they prefer.
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Additionally, Warlocks rely on Charisma (like Sorcerers and Bards) for their main stat. So Warlocks have an advantage in most Speech checks, which can help new players with the various NPC discussions and find useful information.