Best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build: Race, skills, subclass, background & more
Our best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build covers everything you need to know when creating and levelling your character, from the race, skills, subclass, background, and spells you should choose to create a master spellcaster.
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 Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build and follow along.
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Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer explained
The Baldur's Gate 3 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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All Sorcerer subclasses in Baldur's Gate 3
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.
Your veins carry draconic magic, the result of a powerful dragon ancestor.
|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|
Whether crackling with the energy of ancient deluges or pierced by gales and hurricanes, your lineage is a strange tapestry scrawled by a tempest.
|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|
Your powers come from ancient forces of chaos. They churn within you - waiting to burst free at any time.
|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|
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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.
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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.
|Race, Subrace & Cantrip||
Half-Elf / High Half-Elf / Fire Bolt
|Cantrips||Acid Splash, Bone Chill, Friends, Mage Hand|
|Spells||Chromatic Orb, Magic Missile|
|Skill Proficiencies||Arcana, Protection|
|Class Passives||Metamagic: Careful Spell, Metamagic: Twinned Spell|
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|Class Passives||Metamagic: Quickened Spell|
|Spells||Gust of Wind|
|Feat||Ability Improvement: +2 Charisma|
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|Spells||Wall of Fire|
|Feat||Elemental Adept: Fire|
|Spells||Cone of Cold|
|Class Passives||Metamagic: Extended Spell|
|Spell||Globe of Invulnerability|
That's our full breakdown of the best Baldur's Gate 3 Sorcerer build, and now you know what choices you should make when creating your character, and when levelling up.
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