Best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build, from race to subclass & spells

Best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build, from race to subclass & spells
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Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

5th Apr 2024 10:22

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Our best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build covers everything you need to know when creating and levelling your character, from the race, to the subclass, and of course, the spells.

Baldur's Gate 3 has tonnes of options for customising and progressing your character, allowing you to live out your Dungeons & Dragons fantasies in the game with a full party of different companions. It can be hard to decide how to build a class with so many choices right from the start though, so read on for our best Sorcerer build and follow along.

Best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build

Here are all the things you need to keep in mind to start off with the best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build.

It's worth noting that you can respec your character in Baldur's Gate 3 if you have already started the game but want to try out some of the options below too.

Level 1

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Option Selection
Race, Subrace & Cantrip

Half-Elf / High Half-Elf / Fire Bolt

Cantrips Acid Splash, Bone Chill, Friends, Mage Hand
Spells Chromatic Orb, Magic Missile
Subclass Wild Magic
Background Acolyte
Skill Proficiencies  Arcana, Protection
Ability Points
  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 13
  • Constitution: 15
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Wisdom: 10
  • Charisma: 17

Level 2

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Option Selection
Spells Fog Cloud
Class Passives Metamagic: Careful Spell, Metamagic: Twinned Spell

Level 3

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Option Selection
Spells Scorching Ray
Class Passives Metamagic: Quickened Spell

Level 4

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Selection Options
Cantrip Dancing Lights
Spells Gust of Wind
Feat Ability Improvement: +2 Charisma

Level 5

a level 5 Sorcerer in Baldur's Gate 3
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Spells Fireball

Level 6

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Spells Hypnotic Pattern

Level 7

a level 7 Sorcerer in Baldur's Gate 3
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Spells Wall of Fire

Level 8

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Spells Banishment
Feat Elemental Adept: Fire

Level 9

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Spells Cone of Cold

Level 10

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Cantrip Shocking Grasp
Spells Cloudkill
Class Passives Metamagic: Extended Spell

Level 11

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Spell Chain Lightning

Level 12

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Spell Globe of Invulnerability
Feat War Caster

Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer explained

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The Sorcerer is a Charisma-based spellcaster who can draw on inherent magic from a gift or special bloodline. They differ from Wizards by having a natural affinity for magic, rather than learning it over time from a school of magic. 

Your focus as a Sorcerer should be on damaging enemies with your massive amount of spells, as you'll have access to a number of area-of-effect attacks that will help out when your party is outnumbered.

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Not a fan of the Sorcerer build? Check out our recommendations for other best builds in Baldur's Gate 3:

All Sorcerer subclasses in Baldur's Gate 3

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There are three subclasses for the Sorcerer in Baldur's Gate 3: Wild Magic, Draconic Bloodline, and Storm Sorcery. We'll explain each one below.

Draconic Bloodline

Your veins carry draconic magic, the result of a powerful dragon ancestor.

Subclass Feature Description
Draconic Resilience: Hit Points Your hit point maximum increases by one for each Sorcerer level
Draconic Resilience Dragon-like scales covet parts of your skin. When you aren't wearing armour, your base Armour Class is 13

Storm Sorcery

Whether crackling with the energy of ancient deluges or pierced by gales and hurricanes, your lineage is a strange tapestry scrawled by a tempest.

Subclass Feature Description

Tempestuous Magic

After you cast a level one spell or higher, you can Fly as a bonus action until the end of your turn without receiving Opportunity Attacks

Wild Magic

Your powers come from ancient forces of chaos. They churn within you - waiting to burst free at any time.

Subclass Feature Description
Tides of Chaos Activate to gain Advantage on your next Attack Roll, Ability Check, or Saving Throw. Increased chase of Wild Magic surge afterwards
Wild Magic Whenever you cast a level one spell or above, your magic has a chance to surge and trigger a random magical effect

What is the best Sorcerer subclass?

Our pick for the best Sorcerer subclass is the Wild Magic Sorcerer, as the features you gain are perfect for those looking to deal as much damage as possible. 

Getting Advantage on your rolls with a bonus action is a big deal in combat, and the effects of Wild Magic surge can be devastating on enemies.

Check out our Baldur's Gate 3 homepage for more guides. Alternatively, check out how to find the Adamantine Forge, Inspirational Events, Karmic Dice, how to get ceremonial weapons, and all achievements.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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