Battle Master is arguably the best Fighter subclass you can choose for BG3, but what are the best Maneuvers in Baldur’s Gate 3?
Since you’re only able to choose a limited amount of Maneuvers, you should know which ones are superior to the rest. Here are the Maneuvers you should pick as a Battle Master Fighter.
Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Battle Master Fighter Maneuvers (BG3)
It can be difficult to decide which Maneuvers will be more useful than others since there are 14 to choose from as you level up your Battle Master Fighter. Although you may prefer other Maneuvers, these are simply my choices and opinions. Here are what I believe to be the best Maneuvers for Battle Master Fighters.
This Maneuver allows you to disarm your opponent, as well as deal an extra 1d8 Physical damage. Although the enemy has a chance to not drop the weapon, if they end up dropping it, you gain a huge advantage.
This gives you a whole round to get some hits in since the enemy has to spend their action to pick up their weapon. It’s also great that it deals extra damage, even if you don’t make them drop the weapon.
Precision Attack is quite simple, you just spend a Superiority Die to add an extra die to your next Attack Roll. This just means you get an even better chance of landing a hit on your opponent.
This is quite useful for late-game combat where your enemy has a pretty high AC and you want to make sure you can hit your enemy. This is probably one of my most-used Maneuvers with my Lae’zel as a Battle Master Fighter.
What’s better than hitting one enemy? Hitting multiple. With Sweeping Attack, you swing your weapon in an arc in front of you to hit anyone in the adjacent area.
I can see this being useful if you have a few low-health enemies in a crowded area. This would allow you to possibly take them all out in one go.
One of the best things your Fighter can do is guide the enemies away from other party members and to themselves. If your opponent is going after your squishy Wizard (sorry Gale), use Goading Attack to try to goad the target to attack you instead.
Not only can persuade the enemy to focus on you, but you’ll deal an additional 1d8 Physical damage, and the target gets Disadvantage if they decide to attack anyone else. Although they can still attack others, they may not want to with that Disadvantage on them.
Whenever a hostile creature misses you with a melee attack, you can spend a Superiority Die to retaliate with your own powerful attack, dealing an additional 1d8 damage.
Since it can be quite common for enemies to miss you, especially if you have a high AC, Riposte is a perfect Reaction-like Maneuver that allows you to deal more damage per round.
The best time to attack someone is when they’re Prone. When on the ground, you gain Advantage on the attack roll. Trip Attack will allow you to spend a die to possibly knock your target Prone.
Unfortunately, they must be Large or smaller, but at least you also deal an additional 1d8 Physical damage. Getting the enemy Prone and then having your party dish out attacks on them is a perfect plan. The enemy also has to spend half their Movement Speed to stand back up on their turn.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam and the PlayStation 5.