The Best Multiclass Pairs In Baldur’s Gate 3

Multiclassing in Baldur’s Gate 3 can open up a whole new world of possibilities. You can mix class features, bonus actions, libraries of spells, and a bunch of other abilities to make some powerful characters.

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Of course, you can pair whatever classes interest you the most, and you don’t have to limit yourself to two classes only. If you wanted to, you could put one level in every class in Baldur’s Gate 3, which can be quite interesting. Some multiclass pairs just can’t be ignored, so if you’re looking for ways to boost your games, these are the ones to consider.

8 Fighter And Barbarian

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Fighter and Barbarian are two of the most damage-focused classes in Baldur’s Gate 3. If there are any classes to pair together to give a real fight, it’s these two. The Fighter’s weapon and armour proficiencies can elevate a Barbarians attack and defence to make a formidable opponent.

Since Fighter has access to Action Surge, which allows an additional attack, pairing that with the Barbarian’s Rage can lead to some pretty long and hard-hitting attacks. The Second Wind class action given to Fighters is also a great addition for when you’re fighting up close and personal with enemies.

7 Druid And Ranger

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Since Druid and Ranger are the most nature-focused classes, it makes sense that they fit together quite well. The Druid’s wild shape is a powerful action on its own, since you can then do attacks specific to that animal and gain its health points, you can become quite a brute in battle.

Pairing this with the Ranger’s ability to summon a companion at level three with the Beast Master subclass, you can potentially have two animals running around during fights. That means you can have a hefty amount of health between the two of you, so you can act as tanks for the rest of your team while they focus on the fight.

6 Monk And Rogue

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Monk is a class all about moving and attacking as much as possible during a single turn. Rogue, on the other hand, focus on their ability to stay hidden and use sneak attacks for maximum damage.

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The main reason this pairing is great is because Rogues can use their dash as a bonus action. Granting that dash to a Monk means you can move even further during your turn while still being able to use an action to attack. This multiclass pair is all about maximum movement and maximum damage.

5 Cleric And Bard

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Clerics and Bards are essentially the healers of the party. Clerics have access to many spells that allow them to heal party members and boost their ability on the battlefield. Bards, similarly, are pretty good at giving advantage perks to teammates while giving disadvantage perks to enemies.

The most interesting thing about this multiclass pair is the ability to gain access to a large range of spells, which can give the rest of the party a massive boost during a fight. At a high level, Clerics can summon elementals and cambions to help, which can be quite useful for two classes that don’t have much defence.

4 Fighter And Rogue

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Fighter is a class all about hitting things as fast and as hard as possible. Pairing with a class that likes to stay hidden and quiet might not seem like a good idea at first, but it can be very useful.

At early levels, Fighters gain Action Surge, which allows them to attack again. If you get the Great Weapon Master feat, you’re able to make an additional attack if you get a critical hit or a kill. While a Fighter can do a lot of damage in one turn, movement isn’t their forte. Rogues can dash as a bonus action, meaning Fighters can have more movement during a fight while still being able to attack as hard as they want.

3 Warlock And Sorcerer

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Warlock and Sorcerer are both spell-focused classes, so putting them together can create one of the most powerful characters in Baldur’s Gate 3. Warlocks are already pretty powerful since they have access to Eldritch Blast along with a multitude of other spells. Pairing that with another spell-focused class can give you access to nearly every spell in the game.

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Along with that, gaining access to the Metamagic class feature for Sorcerer is another great bonus to your fights. You can pair Metamagic with Eldritch Blast, making it a lot more powerful than it already is.

2 Ranger And Rogue

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Pairing Ranger and Rogue together can create a deadly combination that enemies will never see coming. Since Rogues have the option to do a sneaking ranged attack, pairing that with a class that’s all about range only seems fair.

Since using Ranger will allow you to make attacks from a distance, you can use the sneaking ranged attack to make the initiating hit at the start of the fight. Not only will that do a lot of damage, but it can also take the enemies by surprise, allowing you and your team to have an extra turn.

1 Warlock And Bard

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Warlock and Bard are another pair that can give you access to a wide range of spells. Warlocks have certain spells like Hunger of Hadar that can give a huge boost during a fight by hindering enemies. In addition to that, Warlocks gain Agonising Eldritch Blast at level three, which is a pretty powerful cantrip.

While Bards are more focused on using spells and actions to support allies, having those cantrips and spells from a Warlock’s roster can give a nice bit of extra damage when you need it.

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