Best Lae’zel build in Baldur’s Gate 3

Best Lae Zel Build In Baldurs Gate 3
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As much as Lae’zel’s prickly personality can turn you off, I promise you should keep her around. In Baldur’s Gate 3, Lae’zel is a recruitable companion who’s a githyanki Fighter. This may seem like a boring class, but that’s far from the truth. My high-leveled Lae’zel dominates the battlefield and can perform multiple attacks in one turn. If you want to improve your Lae’zel, here’s the best Lae’zel build in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Battle Master Fighter Lae’zel build

The reason why Battle Master is the best Fighter subclass is due to the Superiority Dice and the Maneuvers. These features allow you to perform helpful moves during combat that either aid you and your teammates, or harm your enemies. I don’t think you need to multiclass Lae’zel, she’s extremely powerful as a level 12 Fighter. Here’s how you can create the best Lae’zel build in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Lae’zel Battle Master Fighter multiclass leveling guide

  • Level 1
    • Choose a Fighting Style: Great Weapon Fighting
      • When you roll a one or two on a damage die for a two-handed melee weapon attack, the die is rerolled once.
    • Second Wind: Heal yourself as a Bonus Action for 1d10+1 HP
  • Level 2
    • Action Surge: Gain an extra Action to use on your turn.
  • Level 3
    • Pick Battle Master subclass
      • Gain four Superiority Dice
      • Choose three Maneuvers:
        • Goading Attack: Deal an additional 1d8 damage and attempt to goad target into attacking you.
        • Commander’s Strike: Direct an ally to strike a foe. They’ll immediately use their reaction to make a weapon attack.
        • Disarming Attack: Attack that deals damage and possibly forces target to drop weapons.
  • Level 4
    • Feat: Ability Score Improvement
      • Increase STR by +1
      • Increase CON by +1
  • Level 5
    • Extra Attack: Can make an additional free attack after making an unarmed or weapon attack.
  • Level 6
    • Feat: Sentinel
      • When an enemy in range attacks an ally, use your reaction to attack them. Also gain advantage on Opportunity Attacks, and when you hit someone with one, they cannot move for the rest of their turn.
  • Level 7
    • Gain one additional Superiority Dice
    • Choose two additional Maneuvers:
      • Trip Attack: Spend a die to make an attack that deals 1d8 damage and possibly knocks target Prone.
      • Precision Attack: Spend a die to add it to result of an attack roll.
  • Level 8
    • Feat: Ability Score Improvement
      • Increase STR by +1
      • Increase CON by +1
  • Level 9
    • Indomitable: Whenever you make a saving throw, you can roll it again to use the new result.
  • Level 10
    • Improved Combat Superiority: Superiority Dice increases to 1d10.
  • Level 11
    • Improved Extra Attack: Can make two additional attacks after attacking with your main weapon.
    • Choose two additional maneuvers:
      • Menacing Attack: Spend a die to make an attack that deals 1d8 damage and possibly Frightens target.
      • Riposte: When a creature misses you with a melee attack, spend a die to retaliate with a powerful strike that deals 1d8 damage.
  • Level 12
    • Feat: Tough
      • Your HP maximum increases by 2 for every level gained.

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Best playstyle for Battle Master Fighter Lae’zel build

The amazing thing about Fighters is the ability to have four feats at once. This allowed me to increase Lae’zel’s STR and CON by two points, and give her two amazing feats. While Sentinel and Tough are amazing, you can always try Savage Attacker, Mage Slayer, or Great Weapon Master. I highly recommend giving Lae’zel a two-handed heavy weapon, especially for the Great Weapon Fighting Style.

Lae’zel is best used to clear out enemies in a few turns or less. She can dish out multiple attacks in a single turn at her highest levels. With all her amazing maneuvers, there’s a lot of creativity when it comes to dominating fights. It’s nice to Frighten your enemies, or make them drop their weapons. Also, give her some Heavy Armor. My Lae’zel is not only strong, but protected with a high AC through her Heavy Armor.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam and the PlayStation 5.

Anyka Pettigrew
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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Contributing Writer for PC Invasion since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for three years. Anyka writes anything from news pieces, to guides, and even reviews. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as you can remember gets you into a plethora of genres like story games, RPGs, horror, puzzles etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.