The best classes & subclasses 2023

What classes are best in Baldur’s Gate 3? MeinMMO helps you with the choice if you want to build the strongest character.

What are the best classes in Baldur’s Gate 3? The classes have fundamental differences in their strengths and areas of application. Each class can deal damage, but some can also act as a tank, healer, or support, for example.

Therefore, the following applies: play what suits your playing style and what appeals to you. For general “usefulness” and “ease of use” our tier list will help you. Especially if you want to play the hardest mode “Tactician”, strong classes are important. You can also find an overview of all 12 classes here on MeinMMO.

Annotation: This article originally appeared on August 15th. We got him at the launch of the PS5 version on 09/03. updated.

Who Makes the Tier List? We have several Dungeons & Dragons experts on the MeinMMO team and compared our experience with other tier lists like Mobalytics.

What does “S” to “F” mean? The Tier List divides classes into categories that are ordered semi-alphabetically, with S at the top and then AF descending. Classes in the S rank generally do better in all situations in the game, not just in combat.

Here’s a developer’s tips for all classes:

Baldur’s Gate 3: Developer shares 30 minute tips on all classes

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S Tier: Bard, Sorcerer, Paladin, Cleric


Bards use music as a catalyst for their magic and are traditionally the supporters of the party. However, they also wield the most powerful control spells in the game, and do it en masse, making them a mainstay of the group.

In addition, bards have enormous amounts of charisma and often strong bonuses to talents such as Perform and Persuade. So you can solve problems even without a fight. The Schools of the Bard are:

  • School of Knowledge (S tier)
  • School of Daring (S Tier)
  • School of the Sword (A-Tier)
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    Forget monks: the really best class in Baldur’s Gate 3 can do everything

    by Benedict Grothaus


    As “spontaneous” spellcasters, sorcerers can cast magic simply through their bodies. While this limits their variety somewhat, it makes their spells far more powerful when they specialize. The subclasses are:

  • Dragon Bloodline (B Tier)
  • Wild Magic (A Tier)
  • Storm Sorcery (S Tier)
  • paladin

    Quasi priests in plate armor and with a sword: as a paladin you swear an oath and use divine power to crush your enemies. Although you only master minor healing magic, you can take a lot of it and dish out even more. The companion Minthara is a paladin. The oaths are:


    As a cleric, you dedicate your life to a god and channel his divine power through your spells. Clerics are typically the healers of a group, but they can also dish out and even tank. Shadowheart is a cleric. The possible domains are:

  • Domain of Life (A Tier)
  • Domain of Light (S Tier)
  • Domain of List (B-Tier)
  • Domain of Nature (B Tier)
  • Domain of the Storm (A Tier)
  • Domain of Knowledge (A-Tier)
  • Domain of War (S Tier)
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    Baldur’s Gate 3: All races, what they can do and which one suits you

    by Benedict Grothaus

    A Tier: Mage, Warlock, Druid, Fighter


    Unlike sorcerers, mages must prepare a list of spells. They have “learned” magic by studying. However, this allows them to prepare different spells each time they rest and are thus much more flexible. Gale is a magician. The possible schools are:

  • School of Spell Magic (A-Tier)
  • School of Summoning (B-Tier)
  • School of Divination (C-Tier)
  • School of Evocation (S Tier)
  • School of Illusion (C-Tier)
  • School of Necromancy (A Tier)
  • School of Enchantment (B-Tier)
  • School of Polymorph (A-Tier)
  • Sorcerer

    Warlocks gain their power through a pact with a supernatural being or otherworldly deity. Unlike other magic classes, they always cast at the highest possible rank and regain their spell slots after a short rest. Wyll is a warlock. The possible packages are:

  • The Arch Fairy (A-Tier)
  • The Ancient One (A-Tier)
  • The Fiend (A Tier)
  • Druid

    As a druid, you draw your magical powers from nature itself. You can talk to plants and animals and even transform yourself. Accordingly, you can also take on almost any role in a group. Halsin and Jaheira are druids. The possible circles are:

  • Circle of the Moon (S Tier)
  • Circle of the Land (A-Tier)
  • Circle of Spores (? Tier) This specialization is highly dependent on the player and the situation.
  • fighter

    Fighters are versatile and by far the best class for beginners. As a warrior, you can score, rank, and heal yourself in both melee and ranged combat. In addition, several actions per round are available to you early on. Lae’zel and Jaheira are warriors. Possible subclasses are:

  • Champion (A Tier)
  • Battle Master (S Tier)
  • Mystic Knight (B Tier)
  • This makes the fighter the perfect entry-level class:

    The best class for beginners in Baldur’s Gate 3

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    B-Tier: Monk, Rogue, Barbarian


    Monks are experts in hand-to-hand combat, extremely agile and master special techniques to harass opponents. According to the lead author of Baldur’s Gate 3, monks are actually the strongest class in the game. However, their areas of application are very specific and dependent on the environment. The possible ways are:

  • Path of the Open Hand (A-Tier)
  • Path of the Four Elements (C-Tier)
  • Path of the Shadow (B-Tier)
  • villain

    Rogues are, in theory, powerful assassins or skilled thieves. In Baldur’s Gate 3, however, it’s difficult to get into a situation where you can play that out. With luck, however, you can eliminate individual opponents immediately and avoid difficult fights or make them much easier. Astarion is a villain. The possible specializations are:

  • Thief (A Tier)
  • Arcane Deceiver (D tier, unfortunately sounds cooler than it is)
  • Assassin (B Tier)
  • barbarian

    If you like just banging it out, barbarians are the class for you. They have rather little depth, above all they receive more and more and stronger attacks and clap opponents regardless of losses. Karlach is a barbarian. Possible paths are:

  • Path of the Berserker (A-Tier)
  • Path of the Wild Heart (B Tier)
  • Path of Wild Magic (C Tier)
  • C Tier: Ranger


    Unfortunately, the only “real” ranged combat class in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the weakest. Rangers are hunters and gamekeepers, protecting the lands and their forests and even having animal companions. But they lack depth, alternatives and areas of application. Minsc is a ranger. Possible specializations are:

  • Lord of the Beasts (A-Tier)
  • Hunter (C Tier)
  • Gloom Stalker (C tier, but one of the best options for multiclassing)
  • Multiclassing in Baldur’s Gate 3: How to get the most out of your character

    If you are already more familiar with the game, you can also use the multiclassing feature. In Baldur’s Gate 3, each level up allows you to level up in any class.

    This way you can create really strong combinations, but also fail really hard. We are therefore only presenting a few class combinations that are particularly suitable:

  • Fighter with Paladin or Rogue
  • Paladin and Sorcerer
  • monk and villain
  • Clerics and Sorcerers
  • Druid and Barbarian
  • Even rangers can get really strong this way when you mix them with fighter and rogue. As a rule of thumb: take a versatile class as a basis and a particularly strong specialist class to improve you. This is how you usually get good combinations.

    But remember that you only have 12 levels available. But there is a reason for this:

    Why you can only play up to level 12 in Baldur’s Gate 3 and why that’s a good thing