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Baldur's Gate 3 class tier list: what is the best class?

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Choosing the right class among the 12 available is a difficult task in Baldur's Gate 3. Discover our tier lists to help you in your choice, and craft the best DPT, tank, healer or support.

One of the first difficult choices faced by any new Baldur's Gate 3 player is the choice of a class, which largely defines how effective an adventurer will be in combat, in dialogue, and even during exploration.

Fortunately, it is possible to easily change lanes. But that doesn't make choosing a class easy. Indeed, there are no fewer than 12 classes in Larian Studios' RPG, and the multiclassing system provides a dizzying number of possible combinations.

To guide you in selecting your class, we have put together several tier lists that will help you get an initial idea of ​​the effectiveness of each class in the different important roles in BG3.

Note: our tier lists do not take into account multiclassing which allows certain classes to specialize or even change roles.

Summary

Baldur's Gate 3 Classes

The best classes in Baldur's Gate 3 – Overall tier list

This first tier list aims to provide an overall portrait of the best classes in Baldur's Gate 3. The classes at the top of the list are not only overpowered in combat, but also have enormous utility during exploration and/or dialogue.

On the contrary, classes at the bottom of the ranking are less versatile, and generally have shortcomings that make them less powerful in the context of optimizing your team.

The Bard is undoubtedly the most versatile class in Baldur's Gate 3. And don't think that his versatility prevents him from excelling in certain areas. The Bard can be an excellent support via the College of Knowledge, an exceptional DPT via the Colleague of the Sword. In any case, he will be excellent in dialogue and will have access to a plethora of utility spells.

The best classes for dealing damage (DPT)

To win your fights in Baldur's Gate 3, it is obviously essential to have in your team at least one character whose main role is to inflict damage. This role is called DPT, for Damage Per Turn in English.

The Warrior is a class with incredible efficiency when it comes to distributing mandals. With his Warmaster subclass and a good two-handed weapon, he can chain powerful blows together, all while absorbing damage without problem.

The best classes for a tank

The role of tank is quite vague in Baldur's Gate 3, since there are very few mechanics allowing you to effectively “take aggro”. However, having a character who is extremely durable and able to stand in the thick of the fray remains a valuable asset.

The Druid is an exceptional tank thanks to its Wild Form mechanic, which allows it to transform into an animal. While these Animal Forms aren't spectacularly durable, the fact that their HP acts as a sort of shield over your Druid's HP allows this class to absorb astronomical amounts of damage.

The best classes for a healer

The healer role is very specialized in Baldur's Gate 3. Few classes can heal effectively, and even fewer can truly make healing their specialty.

Unsurprisingly, the Cleric is the designated healer class in Baldur's Gate 3. By opting for the Realm of Life, your Cleric will have access to an armada of healing spells, all of which will be enhanced by your subclass passives.

The best support classes

The support archetype is a bit of a catch-all, which brings together characters capable of buffing their allies, debuffing their enemies or even applying powerful crowd controls to give your team the upper hand.

Inspiration is the Bard's class mechanic, allowing him to offer powerful buffs to his allies. By opting for the College of Knowledge, he can also use his Inspiration to inflict penalties on opponents. Add to that a spell list that includes some of the best control spells in the game, and it's easy to see why the Bard is the ultimate support class in BG3.

The best classes for dialogues

If you want to lead a minimally optimized team, one of the most important factors is to use as the headliner of your group a character capable of succeeding in most of their rolls in dialogue.

The Bard is the perfect star for an adventuring party. Like all classes based on charisma, he is naturally gifted at getting out of sticky situations through dialogue. In addition, the bard can use his Inspiration to improve his rolls, has access to a wide range of skills, and he has many utility spells that can be useful for dialogue.

The best classes for exploration

Baldur's Gate 3 isn't just about talking to NPCs, it's about fighting. Between these different activities, you will have a large world to explore, hidden elements to spot, traps to defuse or even chests to pick. But which classes are best suited for this?

The Rogue is the undisputed master of exploration in Baldur's Gate 3. He naturally gains masteries and expertise as he levels up, allowing him to add big bonuses to the rolls of many skills. Since the Rogue generally relies on dexterity, he is simply unbeatable for sneaking around, picking locks and defusing traps.


This concludes our guide to the best classes in Baldur's Gate 3. Remember that this RPG offers incredible freedom to its players, and under no circumstances should you refuse to play your favorite class the way you want , especially in Normal game mode.

If you want to optimize the build of your companions, know that we have put together detailed guilds for the companions of Baldur's Gate 3:

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