How To Multiclass In Baldur's Gate 3
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How to multiclass in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

When do I get to multiclass in Baldur's Gate 3?

As exciting as all 12 classes and 46 subclasses are in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can take things up a notch and multiclass. While I must warn you that multiclassing isn’t for beginners since it is fairly complicated, not to mention difficult to pull off successfully, multiclassing is a lot of fun and can open up truly unique playthroughs in BG3.

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How to unlock multiclassing in Baldur’s Gate 3

Multiclassing is unlocked in Baldur’s Gate 3 right when you reach level two, though if you are playing on the easiest difficulty, you won’t get the option to multiclass. Larian Studios removed the ability to multiclass if you’re playing on the easiest difficulty to keep their dense game simple for new players.

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The moment you see you’ve leveled up, go into your inventory and click the level-up button near the top of the page. It appears as a plus button.

Once you’re at the level-up screen, instead of selecting the “Accept” button at the bottom of the screen, press the plus button on the top left, directly left of where it says “Level Up.” After clicking this, you can select any class besides your own to multiclass. Sweet… but what are the best and worst multiclass options in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Best multiclass builds in Baldur’s Gate 3

Best Multiclasses In Baldur's Gate 3
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  • Barbarian 5 / Paladin 7
  • Monk 9 / Rogue 3
  • Cleric 6 / Bard 6
  • Fighter 7 / Sorcerer 5
  • Paladin 5 / Warlock 7

Multiclassing is very fun and you should do whatever you think would be enjoyable. I always recommend saving before starting any leveling up just in case you don’t like your decision and want to respec without spending the gold. However, the picks above produce great results.

This is important: In general, the best multiclass builds are classes that share main stats. For example, Monks and Rogues make a great multiclass because they both mainly use Dexterity. However, as you can see, there are exceptions to this. If you’re playing solo, you might want to learn what the best companions are so that you can experiment multiclassing with different classes.

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Barbarians and Paladins make for a great multiclass because Barbarians generally stop getting useful level-ups around level four. If you start multiclassing around level four with a Paladin, then you’ll get even more beefy attacks as well as some spells and support capabilities. You can also swap Paladin out for a tanky Druid build for big damage.

Monk and Rogue is an excellent combo for a stealthy character that has access to some powerful skills. While Rogues deal a lot of stealth damage, they can deal even more when paired with a Monk. Plus, you’ll have access to Monk moves and possibly even some spells.

Cleric and Bard is the ultimate support combo. The best support classes in the game are Cleric and Bard, and if you combine them, you gain access to the best support spells in the game. I’d recommend trying the Cleric and Bard multiclass only if you’re the fourth character in a party and want to play full support. This is my role and build in my current party and it’s extremely fun.

Fighter and Sorcerer is the perfect blend of good melee damage and good magic damage. Spec solely into melee abilities as a Fighter and mainly use Sorcerer to dish out powerful spells.

Warlock and Paladin is an insanely popular and strong multiclass because you get great spells that reset on short rests and much more impressive melee damage thanks to the Paladin’s skills. Plus, both focus on Charisma, so you can play a highly Charismatic character.

Worst multiclass builds in Baldur’s Gate 3

  • Barbarian 5 / Rogue 7
  • Wizard 10 / Barbarian 2

The general rule for the worst multiclass builds is multiclassing more than two classes isn’t good. While you can find some really powerful mutliclasses that combine three or four classes in the endgame, generally, the best multiclass builds stick to two classes.

There aren’t a lot of bad multiclass builds — almost every class works well together. However, the thing you want to avoid is blatant opposites. For example, a Barbarian that focuses on rage and taunting enemies doesn’t mix well with a Rogue who works well in stealth and sneak attacks. The same can be said for Wizards who like to stay in the back and not take a lot of hits mixing with a Barbarian who should be in the front taking hits. Combinations like those should be avoided.

How to modify your multiclass build

Unless you looked up one of our detailed guides on how to make the best multiclass combinations, you’ll want to modify your multiclass build. Multiclassing involves a lot of trial and error to find out what you like best.

To change your multiclass build, all you need to do is go to Wither and respec. I recommend saving right before you do so you can respec multiple times to try multiple different multiclass build types and not waste 200 gold every time. Experiment with different multiclasses and find which build you like best.

And that is how you unlock multiclassing in Baldur’s Gate 3 and what the best and worst multiclasses look like. If you are new to Baldur’s Gate 3 and are excited about multiclassing but are looking for a great beginner class, check out our guide.

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.