Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Sorcerer Class Spells [All Levels]

The BG3 Best Sorcerer Spells guide will showcase the best spells from levels 1-6 and the best Cantrips available!

Baldur’s Gate 3 has allowed players to select and choose their classes while also being able to select their spells and make their best builds out of them. Players might want to know which Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Sorcerer Spells will work best for their specific builds. Therefore, a detailed walkthrough of the best spells from level 1 to 6 and cantrips might be needed! 

Important: Players must unlock specific spell slots to access certain Sorcerer spells and Cantrips.
Key Takeaways
  • The Sorcerer class in Baldur’s Gate 3 is focused on spell-casting and using deadly spells and cantrips to render enemies useless. 
  • It has spells ranging from levels 1-6, and each spell will have a specific spell slot that can be used. 
  • Cantrips are basic spells that are easier to learn and obtain and can be cast out easily, and they also feature specific spell slots. 
  • Spell slots are unlocked as you level up from a level 1 sorcerer to a level 12 sorcerer.

BG3 Best Sorcerer Spells Summary

The Most Versatile Sorcerer Spells Set For Medium And Long Ranges.

Below is a summary of what the best cantrips and spells for each Sorcerer level should be:

Baldur's Gate 3 Best Sorcerer SpellsDescription
Cantrips Acid Splash, Mage Hand, True Strike, Fire Bolt, Ray of Frost, Shocking Grasp, Poison Spray.
Level 1 Burning Hand, Chromatic Orb, Disguise Self, Fog Cloud, Enhance Leap, Magic Missile, Thunderwave, Witch Bolt.
Level 2Cloud of Daggers, Crown of Madness, Enhance Ability, Hold Person, Mirror Image, Misty Step, Phantasmal Force, Scorching Ray.
Level 3Fireball, Haste, Hypnotic Pattern, Lightning Bolt, Slow, Gaseous Form, Fear.
Level 4Confusion, Dimension Door, Ice Storm, Stoneskin, Wall of Fire, Banishment.
Level 5 Cone of Cold, Dominate Person, Insect Plague, Telekinesis, Wall of Stone.
Level 6Chain Lightning, Disintegrate, Arcane Gate.

Sorcerer Class Overview 

Kicking things off, the first thing players might want to know is the type of class the Sorcerer is in and how their spells and cantrips work. 

Sorcerer Class Overview
Sorcerer Class Overview (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This: This set of spells that I’ve combined together offer the strongest offensive capabilities for any sorcerer while also offering tons of room for customization.

Sorcerers will be aimed towards being a spell-casting class that can unleash potent spells that can annihilate enemies on sight, and they are immensely connected to magic, which shows in the types of spells that players will use once they main the class. There are six levels of spells that players can unlock, as well as having specific spell slots.

Alongside that, there are cantrips that players can access, and the spell slots and how they unlock while leveling up are listed as follows:

Sorcerer Leveling Level 1 Spells  Level 2 Spells  Level 3 Spells  Level 4 Spells  Level 5 Spells  Level 6 Spells  Cantrips 
1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
3 4 2 0 0 0 0 4
4 4 3 0 0 0 0 5
5 4 3 2 0 0 0 5
6 4 3 3 0 0 0 5
7 4 3 3 1 0 0 5
8 4 3 3 2 0 0 5
9 4 3 3 3 1 0 5
10 4 3 3 3 2 0 6
11 4 3 3 3 2 1 6
12 4 3 3 3 2 1 6
  • Versatile and reliable.
  • Amazing Attack Power.
  • Open to customization.
  • No outlying weakness.
  • Effective at medium and long range.
  • Several status-afflicting attacks.
  • Mediocre close-range power.
  • Lacks mobility-enhancing spells.

Best Sorcerer Cantrips 

Now, apart from the basic spells that players can unlock, they level up and use them from levels one to six. However, there is also something known as Cantrips. 

  • Cantrips are known to be spells that are immensely basic to learn, and players should be able to learn and use them with little to no difficulty. 

These can be acquired through either class features or level progression in a few of the classes featured in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

Cantrips (Image Credits Exputer)

There are a total of 11 cantrips that players can gain access to when they amin as the Sorcerer, which ranges from that of: 

  • Mage Hand
  • Poison Spray 
  • True Strike 
  • Friends 
  • Dancing Lights 
  • Fire Bolt 
  • Light
  • Ray of Frost 
  • Shocking Grasp 
  • Minor Illusion 
  • Bone Chill 

Below listed are the best ones available:

Cantrips  Effects 
Acid Splash  Players will be able to launch out a bubble filled with acid that damages the creature it hits. 
Mage Hand  Players can summon a spectral hand that can manipulate and interact with items. 
True Strike  Players will get an Advantage on their next Attack Roll. 
Fire Bolt  You can cast out fire damage toward your opponent. 
Ray of Frost  Decrease the total amount of movement from your opponent by 3 meters. 
Shocking Grasp  Cause lightning damage, and your opponent will not be able to use reactions during it. 
Poison Spray Cast out deadly poisonous gas toward your enemies.

Level 1 Spells 

Moving on, as players progress through the levels, they will eventually reach level 1, and there are a few Best Sorcerer Spells that players should use and put toward their builds.

When it comes to the spells that are made available, they are listed as follows:

Level 1
Level 1 (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Burning Hands 
  • Charm Person 
  • Chromatic Orb 
  • Color Spray 
  • Disguise Self 
  • Expeditious Retreat 
  • False Life 
  • Feather Fall 
  • Fog Cloud 
  • Ice Knife Enhance Leap 
  • Mage Armor 
  • Magic Missle 
  • Ray of Sickness
  • Shield 
  • Sleep 
  • Thunderwave
  • Witch Bolt 
Level 1 Spells  Effects 
Burning Hands  Every flammable target gets hit with Fire damage, and opponents take half damage. 
Chromatic Orb  Summon an energy sphere dealing with Thunder and Acid, Fire, Lightning, or Poison damage. 
Disguise Self  Change every aspect of your appearance 
Fog Cloud The fog clouds will blind as well as obscure the vision of creatures. 
Enhance Leap  Triple the distance you can jump through and head forth. 
Magic Missle  Cast and shoot out three magic darts, which will all deal Force damage. 
Thunderwave  Cast a wave of thunder that can push away all creatures and items. 
Witch Bolt  You can link yourself to an opponent using a bolt of lightning. 

Level 2 

Next up, let’s look at level 2 spells that players can obtain, and some of the best ones you would want to focus on will be listed down, too.

The spells that are available at level 2 are as follows:

Level 2
Level 2 (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Blindness
  • Blur 
  • Cloud of Daggers 
  • Darkness
  • Crowd of Madness
  • Darkvision 
  • Enhance Ability 
  • Detect Thoughts 
  • Enlarge Reduce 
  • Gust of Wind 
  • Invisibility 
  • Hold Person 
  • Knock 
  • Mirror Image 
  • Misty Step 
  • Phantasmal Force 
  • Scorching Ray 
  • See Invisibility. 
  • Shatter 
  • Web 
Level 2 Spells  Effects 
Cloud of Daggers  Cast forth a cloud that is filled with spinning daggers that will attack any opponent that is inside. 
Crown of Madness  Make opponents mad, which will cause them to attack the creature that is closest to them. 
Enhance Ability  Bestow a magic-based enhancement towards a teammate, and they will gain an Advantage on their Ability Checks. 
Hold Person  Hold a humanoid enemy still, and they won’t be able to move or react in any way. 
Mirror Image  Create forth 3 dupes of yourself that will act as a distraction to the enemies. 
Misty Step  Surround yourself with silver mist, and you can teleport to a space that hasn’t been occupied. 
Phantasmal Force  Deal damage to a creature for each of your turns. 
Scorching Ray  Cast forth 3 rays of fire which will also cause enemies to take in fire damage. 
See Invisibility  You will be able to see invisible creatures. 

Level 3 

Going along, the next collection of Best Sorcerer Spells on your hand is the level 3 spells, which brings forth a whole plethora of spells that can render opponents useless. 

Level 3
Level 3 (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Blink 
  • Counterspell 
  • Daylight 
  • Fear 
  • Fireball 
  • Fly 
  • Gaseous Form 
  • Haste 
  • Hypnotic Pattern 
  • Lightning Bolt 
  • Protection From Energy 
  • Sleet Storm 
  • Slow 
  • Stinking Cloud
Level 3 Spells  Effects 
Fireball  Shoot out a flame using your fingers that will explode upon contact with the opponent. 
Haste  Target yourself or a teammate and cause them to become Hastened and faster in general. 
Hypnotic Pattern  Players can create a pattern of hypnotic colors that will cause all creatures to get hypnotized. 
Lightning Bolt  Cast forth a blast of lightning that will attack all creatures in its field of line. 
Slow  You can manipulate time to cause enemies to slow them down considerably.
Gaseous Form  Transform either a teammate or yourself into a gas cloud. 
Fear  Project forth an image that will be so frightening that it causes enemies to become fearful. 

Level 4 

When it comes to the level 4 spells, there aren’t all that many to choose from, but the available ones offer players a few solid options, such as those listed below: 

Level 4
Level 4 (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Banishment 
  • Blight 
  • Confusion 
  • Dimension Door 
  • Greater Invisibility 
  • Ice Storm 
  • Polymorph 
  • Stoneskin 
  • Wall of Fire 
Level 4 Spells  Effects 
Confusion  Cause some creatures to get confused. 
Dimension Door  Teleport yourself and one teammate to a place that you can see. 
Ice Storm  Rain down icy hail that will cover the entirety of the ground, and it will strike down all items and creatures. 
Stoneskin  Turn a creature’s flesh into stone, which will intake only half the damage. 
Wall of Fire Summon a wall of fire that will burn anyone who comes too close. 
Banishment  You will be able to banish your targets for a little bit. 

Level 5 

As far as the level 5 Best Sorcerer Spells are concerned, they will include that: 

Level 5
Level 5 (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Cloudkill 
  • Cone of Cold 
  • Dominate Person 
  • Hold Monster 
  • Insect Plague 
  • Seeming
  • Telekinesis 
  • Wall of Stone

Amongst these, you wanna pick up the ones that are listed below: 

Level 5 Spells  Effects 
Cone of Cold  Summon a flurry of frost, and the crystals can be used on enemies. 
Dominate Person  Make a humanoid fight with you while in battle, and if the creature intakes damage, it will make a Wisdom Saving Throw. 
Insect Plague  There will be a locust attack against everyone in the radius. 
Telekinesis  Cast forth a creature or item using your imagination. 
Wall of Stone  Raise a wall with stone. 

Level 6 

Last but not least, at level 6, players can select from the spells listed as follows:

Level 6
Level 6 (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Arcane Gate 
  • Chain Lightning 
  • Circle of Death 
  • Disintegrate 
  • Eyebite 
  • Globe of Invulnerability 
  • Sunbeam 

Below listed are the best ones to go for:

Level 6 Spells  Effects 
Chain Lightning  Cast down Lightning onto an enemy. 
Disintegrate  Shoot out a green ray using your finger, which causes Force damage. 
Arcane Gate  Created two portals that allow you to teleport.

My Tips On The Best Sorcerer Spells

I have spent dozens of hours trying to find all the secrets BG3 has to offer. On my journey, one class has proved itself to be the best of the best: the Sorcerer Class. My character, Balthazar, and I have seen almost everything the class has to offer.

ibrahim bg3 save slot
My Baldur’s Gate 3 save slot (Image by eXputer)

Ultimately, you can never go wrong with a classic Fireball and destroy all enemies with a large AoE radius. However, there are times when you accidentally set the quest items on fire, where Chain Lightning, Disintegrate, or even Lightning Bolt make for excellent alternatives.

And that’s just about it! All that players need to know about the Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Sorcerer Spells, and with that, let’s wrap up the guide! While you’re here, why not read up on the Baldur’s Gate 3 Companions guide? The All Feats New Old guide will tell you all you need to know about its feats!

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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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