Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Evil Class For Villain Playthrough [Top 5]

After 80+ hours, here is my recommendation for Evil classes to choose in BG3.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, players can choose whether to follow the path to good or descent into evil. If you are aiming for a darker route, you might want to pick a darker evil class to commit atrocities across various areas. The path to evil may be treacherous with hard choices, and picking the right class is the key to survival. 

Important: Choosing the Dark Urge origin character is highly recommended if you are on a villainous route, as this will enrich the dialogues and events with more evil.
Before You Start: It is recommended to pick more evil races like Lolth-Sworn Drow, and Half-Drow. You are more likely to get more evil dialogue and options.
Key Takeaways
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 has a total of 12 classes; however, not all of them are suitable for evil deeds. 
  • The five best evil classes in Baldur’s Gate 3 are Rogue, Warlock, Cleric, Sorcerer, and Paladin.
  • Using classes with high Charisma and deceptive skills is suggested. 
  • I recommend using the Rogue or Sorcerer class. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Evil Class Summary

These are the best evil classes in Baldur’s Gate 3, along with their stats:


1. Rogue

The Best Evil Class
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The Rogue (Image captured by eXputer)

Considering its sneaky nature, it’s a no-brainer that the Rogue class made it to the list. Rogues specialize in deadly sneak attacks and have great dexterity. Taking down enemies with melee and ranged sneak attacks made many battles easier for me. You can gain more damage than normal attacks if you continuously do sneak attacks.

Rogue Sleight of Hand is an excellent skill that opens up the door for many crime opportunities. You will be able to picklocks and disarm traps easily with this class and visit areas where you are not supposed to go. The Stealth skill will allow you to hide your character easily. You can be a dislikable Rogue that is up to no good in your evil playthrough. 

  • Sneak attacks will inflict a lot of damage.
  • Steal, lockpick, and disarm traps easily.
  • Low Charisma.

2. Warlock

The Most Charismatic Evil Class
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The Warlock (Image taken by eXputer)

The Warlock is another powerful class in Baldur’s Gate 3 that utilizes unique magic abilities and Eldritch Invocations. They can use their Eldritch blast along with Invocations to inflict heavy damage. They exchange their loyalty with a patron to get stronger. 

They have high Charisma stats that can be used to manipulate and fool many NPCs during dialogues. Furthermore, they can use their intimidation skills to commit evil and influence people. I recommend you use The Fiend subclass with the Warlock to further your goals in the path of evil. 

  • Strong spell attacks.
  • High Charisma.
  • Limited spells.

3. Cleric

The Best Support-based Evil Class
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The Cleric (Image captured by eXputer)

The Clerics are followers of deities found in the Baldur’s Gate 3 lore and have the potential to be an excellent evil class. They can debuff enemies with the bane spell and can be an excellent support for your allies. If you choose the Trickery Domain subclass, they learn the Blessing of the Trickster spell.

The Trickery Domain Clerics worship evil deities that are mischievous and cause chaos. They can use a few illusions and deceptive spells. The Clerics have Insight skills that can be useful in reading the NPC’s mind and situation during dialogues. Clerics are harder to deceive as they can detect lies. 

  • Good support. 
  • Lack of Charisma.
  • Lack of Persuasion and Intimidation skills.

4. Sorcerer

The Best Spell-based Evil Class
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The Sorcerer (Image by eXputer)

The Sorcerer can potentially be an excellent evil class in Baldur’s Gate 3 due to their high Charisma stats. They can manipulate people into agreeing with them easily with their Persuasion skill combined with Charisma. Furthermore, they have insight skill that can read into situations. 

Sorcerers are not very good at close-ranged melee attacks due to their weak strength; However, they can inflict great attacks through their spells. They have a variety of buffing magic that can further increase their damage-dealing capabilities. 

  • High Charisma.
  • Can use Persuasion skills.
  • low melee attack 

5. Paladin

The Best Versatile Evil Class
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The Paladin (Image captured by me)

While Paladins are heroes of justice, it’s ironic and unexpected for them to be on an evil path, but that’s exactly what makes it an interesting choice for an evil class. As they are known widely as heroes, their appearances can be deceiving, like in that one particular Karlach location quest. 

The Paladin is a versatile class with balanced stats. Paladin’s high Charisma stats can be useful in deceiving people during dialogues. The high charisma combined with Persuasion or Intimidation skill can manipulate NPCs into doing your bidding. Paladin has almost everything needed for a good evil class if you dare to walk on the uncertain villainous journey.

  • Versatile class useful in many situations.
  • High Charisma.
  • Can Intimidate and Persuade. 
  • Low Intelligence.

My Thoughts On The Evil Classes

I have tried out various classes in my Baldur’s Gate 3 gameplay, and in my opinion, the best evil class suitable for your dark playthrough is the Rogue class due to its deceptive nature. It’s helpful in committing petty crimes like stealing and lockpicking done in bad nature.

However, if you want a class with a more deceptive nature and pure evil, I recommend using Sorcerer with a Drow Race in a Dark Urge Playthrough; you will get plenty of dialogue options where you can get evil dialogue with other characters in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

If you want to know more about individual classes, check out the best class tier list. Also, check out Huzaifah Durrani’s review on Baldur’s Gate 3 to get an insightful opinion on the entry. 

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Ibrahim Akhtar is a guides & features writer at eXputer. He uses his passion for gaming to provide insightful takes in his articles. Ibrahim spends most of his time defending Baldur's Gate from the forces of the Absolute. He has accumulated more than 15 years of gaming experience, having 1000 hours in The Witcher 3 and twice as much on Skyrim V. Ibrahim has previously worked at TopTierList. You can keep up with his Steam account to stay up to date on his latest explorations.

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