Baldur’s Gate 3: How Good Is The Eldritch Blast?

From tiny gusts to devastating beams, learn about the scaling Eldritch Blast cantrip like a pro in this Baldur's Gate 3 Eldritch Blast guide!

Among the countless spells and incantations in Baldur’s Gate 3, Eldritch Blast is undoubtedly the most versatile, if not the best. Baldur’s Gate 3 spells and magic allow players to cast various arcane powers using spell slots, cantrips, concentration mechanics, and more. Picking the best skills in Baldur’s Gate 3 will give you a massive advantage in and out of combat and is essential to creating a powerful and fun build.

Key Takeaways
  • Eldritch Blast is a fundamental cantrip spell exclusive to the Warlock class in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • This spell evolves from a small peck of light to a devastating beam of energy.
  • The Eldritch Blast belongs to the Evocation School and is Cantrip-level.
  • The Blast is a ranged spell with a range of 18 meters, enabling tactical advantage with the high-ground buff.
  • The Eldritch Blast synergizes with Eldritch Invocations, such as Agonizing Blast (add Charisma modifier) and Repelling Blast (push targets).
  • If used intelligently to exploit terrain, the Eldritch Blast can one-shot the most potent enemies in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Eldritch Blast Details

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Details about BG3 Eldritch Blast [iamge captured by eXputer]
Eldritch Blast is a type of cantrip spell exclusive to the Warlock class in Baldur’s Gate 3, Although it begins as a small gust of wind dealing 1d10 force damage. Eldritch Blast does not take long to evolve into a beam of destruction and become the source of your enemy’s demise in BG3. 

Here is a summarised table containing the details of Eldritch Blast in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Description Conjure beam(s) of crackling energy.
School Evocation School
Level Cantrip
Range  18m
Requires Concentration No
Availability Warlock class & Spell Sniper feat
  1. Eldritch Blast is a ranged spell which means that it will get the high ground buff.
  2. And its range is no joke; 18 meters means you can snipe your enemies before they make a move on you.
  3. Furthermore, if you evolve the spell to invoke the blast effect, your enemies won’t stand a chance.
  4. In terms of compatibility, the Eldritch Blast spell is from the Evocation School and does not require Concentration.
  5. And being a cantrip means that it won’t eat up your spell slots and can be used again and again.
  6. Additionally, the impressive scaling of the Eldritch Blast makes it one of the most versatile and powerful spells in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Synergies And Leveling

It is recommended to synergize the Eldritch Blast with Eldritch Invocations to deal extra damage. The Eldritch Invocations evolve from a small laser to a powerful missile. Here are the most suitable and powerful Eldritch Invocations that go hand-in-hand with the Eldritch Blast:

  • Agonizing Blast: amplify the damage by adding your Charisma modifier to each beam.
  • Repelling Blast: allows you to push targets up to 10 feet away.
  1. The spell does not seem that much of a threat by looking at its stats.
  2. However, in certain situations where enemies are near a chasm, using the Eldritch Blast with the Repelling Blast invocation can lead to their instant death.
  3. This small endeavor can save your whole party if used intelligently.
  4. Apart from this, the Eldritch Blast evolves from 1 beam to 2 at level 5 and 3 beams at level 10.
  5. Furthermore, each beam is rolled individually and can target different enemies.
  6. This proves to be quite helpful when faced with a group of enemies.

Wyll And The Eldritch Blast

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Complete stats of Wyll [image captured by eXputer]
While playing Baldur’s Gate 3, I accessed the Eldritch Blast in three ways, which include:

  • Unlocking the Warlock Companion, Wyll.
  • Playing as a Warlock Class.
  • Selecting the Spell Sniper feat once your character reaches Level 5.

Now, talking about Wyll, he is a Warlock-class character who you first meet at Druid Glove. Being a Warlock, Wyll has access to Eldritch Blast, and you can modify the spell once you unlock him in your party.

  1. Apart from having an interesting story and great character, Wyll is a walking turret if you can use his Eldritch blast correctly.
  2. The Eldritch Blast is only available to the Warlock Class in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  3. It is the bread and butter of the Warlocks since this spell wreaks havoc in earlier levels.
  4. However, if you choose the spell sniper feat while leveling up, you can get your hands on this powerful spell no matter the class of the character. 

Personal Thoughts

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Damages of Eldritch Blast (Picture Credits: eXputer)

I think that Eldritch Blast is a highly underrated spell, and players fail to use it effectively. Most of the player base is oblivious to the fact that you can potentially 1 shot an enemy with the repelling effect of this spell. Additionally, it’s a cantrip, so it does not take any spell slot, which makes it one of the most powerful spells.

I would highly recommend using Eldritch Blast in your playthrough of Baldur’s Gate 3 due to its damage and scaling potential. Whether it be through Wyll or your own Warlock character, make full use of this spell and blast through enemies.

Interesting Notes

The Eldritch Blast is also a famous cantrip available to Warlocks in Dungeons and Dragons. The spell was deemed a powerful one in D&D, so much so that it was like a gun in the world of magic and swords. The Eldritch Blast was subject to many memes because of this, and the hardcore D&D fans might have recognized the wrath of this spell in Baldur’s Gate 3 as well.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is the long-awaited addition to the Baldur’s Gate series, and it is available to play on PlayStation 5Xbox Series X/S, and PC. With complex RPG mechanics, party composition, and infinite romance options, Baldur’s Gate 3 is here to make history. 

With the Eldritch Blast out of the way, take a look at some of the best level 1 spells. You can even tame an Owlbear Cub in BG3 or recruit one of the best companions, Halsin, who can transform into a bear. You can also know the max level in Baldur’s Gate 3 or learn if you can use a rope. Share your thoughts about the Eldritch Blast in the comments below.

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