Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Wizards Spells [Level 1 To Level 6]

The Baldur's Gate 3 Best Wizard Spells guide will showcase the best level one to level six spells and cantrips!

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a wide collection of spells for players, ranging from various classes that offer cantrips and leveled spells. Players might want to know what the best spells might be. Therefore, a detailed walkthrough of some of the Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Wizard Spells is crucial! 

Important: Players will need to focus on getting a build to utilize the Wizard spells.
Key Takeaways
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 wizards use spells from levels one to six, including cantrips.
  • As players level up, they gain more spell slots and can equip additional cantrips.
  • Spells belong to various schools like Transmutation and Evocation; wizards typically specialize in one school.
  • Cantrips are spells that are easier to learn and master while used in combat, and more of these will also unlock at players level up their Wizards in BG3. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Wizard Spells 

Below listed is a summarized version of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard Spells:

Baldur's Gate 3 Best Wizard SpellsSpells
Level 1Burning Hands, Chromatic Orb, Disguise Self, Fog Cloud, Ice Knife, Enhance Leap, Mage Armor, Magic Missile, Protection From Evil and Good, Thunderwave, Witch Bolt
Level 2Blindness, Cloud of Daggers, Darkness, Darkvision, Flaming Sphere, Hold Person, Mirror Image, Phantasmal Force, Scorching Ray, Shatter.
Level 3Bestow Curse, Fear, Fireball, Gaseous Form, Glyph of Warding, Haste, Lightning Bolt, Remove Curse, Vampiric Touch.
Level 4Banishment, Dimension Door, Fire Shield, Ice Storm, Polymorph, Wall of Fire.
Level 5Cone of Cold, Conjure Elemental, Dominate Person, Hold Monster.
Level 6Chain Lightning, Disintegrate.
CantripsBone Chill, Fire Bolt, Mage Hand, Ray of Frost, Shocking Grasp, Acid Splash.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Wizard Cantrips

Cantrips
Cantrips (Image Credits eXputer)

Kicking things off, one of the first things that players might want to know is that the class is typically focused on having their primary ability focused on Intelligence. In contrast, their savings through proficiencies are focused on Wisdom and Intelligence. 

  • Cantrips are typically known to be spells that are some of the easiest to learn and understand, making them all the easier to use during combat. 
  • As you progress through the max level as a Wizard, you will be able to unlock more and more cantrips and more spell slots, such as the ones listed below. 
Wizard 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 3
2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
3 4 2 0 0 0 0 3
4 4 3 0 0 0 0 4
5 4 3 2 0 0 0 4
6 4 3 3 0 0 0 4
7 4 3 3 1 0 0 4
8 4 3 3 2 0 0 4
9 4 3 3 3 1 0 4
10 4 3 3 3 2 0 5
11 4 3 3 3 2 1 5
12 4 3 3 3 2 1 5

There are a total of 13 best cantrips that players can uncover, amongst which the following six are the best:

CANTRIPS EFFECTS
Bone Chill  You can prevent the target from healing until you get your next turn, and the Undead will get a Disadvantage on their attack rolls. 
Fire Bolt  You can cast out fire bolts. 
Mage Hand  Create a hand that can manipulate as well as interact with different objects. 
Ray of Frost  Decrease the target’s overall movement speed by a total of 3 meters. 
Shocking Grasp  Your target won’t be able to use any Reactions, and the spell will give an Advantage to creatures wearing metal armor. 
Acid Splash  Cast out a bubble of acid that can damage every creature it attacks. 

Level 1 Spells 

Level 1 Spells
Level 1 Spells (Image Credits: eXputer)

Moving on, as you level up, you will be able to access different Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard Spells, ranging from ones that are from level 1 spells to level 6, each with different abilities:

SPELLS EFFECTS
Burning Hands  Each flammable target will get hit with fire damage by you. 
Chromatic Orb  You can cast out a sphere of energy which will end up dealing Thunder damage, or even acid, cold or fire, and more types. 
Disguise Self  You can change your appearance to enemies. 
Fog Cloud  The cloud will end up blinding and making it difficult for enemies to see. 
Ice Knife  You can cast out a shard of ice that will end up dealing Piercing damage that will explode. 
Enhance Leap  Triple out the total jumping distance for each creature. 
Mage Armor  You can surround yourself with an unarmored creature that will protect you. 
Magic Missile  Shoot out 3 magical darts that will each end up dealing Force damage. 
Protection From Evil and Good  Protect a fellow teammate against all attacks and powers of any aberrations or fiends. 
Thunderwave  Cast out a wave of force that will be thunderous and deadly. 
Witch Bolt  You can link yourself to a target using a bolt of lightning

Level 2

Level 2 Spells
Level 2 Spells (Image Source: eXputer)

Moving on, the next types of Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Wizard Spells will focus on spells that you can get if you reach level 2:

SPELLS EFFECTS
Blindness  You can limit how much an enemy can see, and they will become vulnerable. 
Cloud of Daggers  You can conjure forth a cloud of spinning daggers that will continue to attack anyone inside. 
Darkness  Create forth a cloud of darkness that will cause creatures to go Blind. 
Darkvision  You can allow a creature to see within a range of 12 meters. 
Flaming Sphere  Summon a sphere of fire that can cause targets nearby to take damage. 
Hold Person  You can hold a humanoid enemy still, which will cause it to become Paralyzed. 
Mirror Image  You can create duplicates of yourself that will distract any attackers. 
Phantasmal Force  Cause creatures to take in damage. 
Scorching Ray  Cast forth 3 rays of fire and damage enemies. 
Shatter  Cause nearby creatures to be damaged. 

Level 3 

Level 3 Spells
Level 3 Spells (Screenshot by eXputer)

When it comes to progressing to level 3, you will get access to even more spells. From this collection of spells, you might want to choose the ones that are listed below:

SPELLS EFFECTS
Bestow Curse  You can cause a creature to be cursed with your touch, which will cause them to be Disadvantaged. 
Fear  You can cast out an image that is so incredibly scary that it will cause enemies to become Fearful. 
Fireball  Shoot out a bright flame that will explode if it contacts enemies. 
Gaseous Form  You can Transform yourself into a smaller gas cloud. 
Glyph of Warding  You can inscribe yourself into a couple of arcane glyphs. 
Haste  You can target a teammate or yourself to become Hastened. 
Lightning Bolt  Cast forth a blast of lightning that will end up attacking all creatures. 
Remove Curse  You can touch a creature or any item, which will cause all curses to be removed from it. 
Vampiric Touch You can touch an opponent to affect their life force. 

Level 4

best wizard spells in baldurs gate 3
Level 4 Spells (Screenshot Grab: eXputer)

Next up, the Level 4 Wizard build spells that players can access, amongst which the following are the best:

SPELLS EFFECTS
Banishment  You can banish a target temporarily somewhere else. 
Dimension Door  Players will be able to teleport themselves and one teammate
Fire Shield  The caster will be able to gain resistance to either cold or fire damage. 
Ice Storm  You can cause a storm of hail ice to fall from the sky, which will then cover the ground and will strike all items. 
Polymorph  Go ahead and transform a creature into a sheep. 
Wall of Fire  Cast forth a wall of fire, which will burn anyone. 

Level 5 

best wizard spells in baldurs gate 3
Level 5 Spells (Image Credits: eXputer)

As far as the level 5 Wizard spells are concerned in Baldurs Gate 3, these four might be a good option:

SPELLS EFFECTS
Cone of Cold  You can make a flurry of frost or even condensed air. 
Conjure Elemental  You can bend the barrier and cause a teammate to fight for you. 
Dominate Person  You can cause a humanoid to fight with you. 
Hold Monster  You can paralyze a creature. 

Level 6 

best wizard spells in baldurs gate 3
Level 6 Spells (Image Credits eXputer)

Last but not least, the level 6 spells are few and far between to choose from, but these might be the best:

SPELLS EFFECTS
Chain Lightning  Strike down an opponent using lightning. 
Disintegrate  Cast out a thin grey ray from your finger

My Thoughts On Wizard Spells

Wizards are very similar to Sorcerers, other than the Wisdom for Charisma traits. Additionally, Wizards have the ability to learn spells from scrolls, unlike Sorcerers. However, both of these classes get a number of useful spells with each level.

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My personal experience with BG3 [Image by eXputer]
In my experience of playing BG3 for 50+ hours, you’re either going for a support wizard or a DPS wizard. I always go for a hybrid build that has spells like Sleep for effective CC as well as Fireball or Ice Shard for a lot of damage. Both of these builds work wonders but largely depend on who else you have in your team for the fight at hand.

And that’s just about it! All that players need to know about the Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Wizard Spells, and with that, let’s wrap up the guide! While you’re here, why not read the Baldur’s Gate 3 Companions guide? Other than that, you might also want to check out the Best Fighter Subclasses Strategy Playstyle guide!

Alongside that, the Best Feats For Rogue guide will showcase all that you need to know about the feats available for Rogue! Lastly, the Best Race For Bard BG3 is a must-read!

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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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