The 5 BEST Feats For Warlock In BG3: An In-Depth Guide

Strengthen your playstyle by improving your spell-casting and combat capabilities with the best feats for Warlock in BG3.

Feats in BG3 are special skills that you unlock later in your playthrough as you collect XP. The best feats for your character largely depend on your class, which determines your playstyle by granting class-specific and prioritizing certain skills. Similarly, the Warlock is one of the twelve available classes, and the best BG3 Warlock Feats include the optimal toolset for a diverse class.

Key Takeaways
  • Warlocks are a diverse Baldur’s Gate 3 class that excels in melee and spell-casting combat. 
  • Choosing the optimal Feats for the Warlock class can enhance combat and non-combat capabilities.
  • You can choose up to three feats after every four levels and various feats complementing various playstyles.
  • The best feats for Warlock in Baldur’s Gate 3 that will enhance the usefulness of your character include Ability Improvement, Elemental Adept, Magic Initiate: Warlock, Sentinel, and Heavy Armored.

Best Warlock Feats In BG3

Here are some of the best feats for the Warlock class in BG3, depending on your playstyle and preferences:

Ability ImprovementBoost ability score of preffered attribute.Adds two points to one ability or one pooint to two abilities of your choice.
Elemental AdeptStrengthen spell-casting abilities. Converts elemental damage of choice into pure damage by nullifiying elemantal resistance.
Magic Initiate: WarlockLearn two more Cantrips and one level 1 spell with a favourable spell-casting ability.Allows you to add two additional cantrips and one extra level 1 spell to your arsenal with Charisma as the spell-casting ability.
SentinalEnhance melee attacking capabilities for frontliner builds.Triggers an attack on enemies within melee range that target allies and gives you an advantage on Opportunity Attacks.
Heavily ArmoredEhnance defence by granting heavy armor profficiency.Gives heavy armor profficiency for melee oriented builds and adds one point to your strength attirbute.

1. Ability Improvement

An in-game screenshot of Ability improvement feat in BG3
Ability Improvement showcase

As basic as it looks, the ability improvement feat is one of the most resourceful feats in BG3. Ability improvement allows you to improve your character’s primary abilities directly. With Ability Improvement, you can allot two additional points to the ability of your choice (up to a maximum of 20.)

You can invest two points in one ability or one point in any two abilities you choose. In the case of Warlock, you should invest both points into Charisma since it is the primary ability of the Warlock Class.

2. Elemental Adept

In-game details for Elemental adept in the BG3
The Element Adept Feat and its resistances

Elemental Adept is a spellcaster-friendly feat that nullifies the effect of elemental resistances on your spells. Apart from Sorcerers and Wizards, Warlocks are also spellcasters that can utilize various spells, and as you face stronger enemies, it will be common for them to have resistance to elemental damage. Some enemies can also have multiple resistances, making them immune to a wide variety of elements.

  • With Elemental Adept, your spells can ignore resistance to a damage type of your choice by converting their damage to pure damage. 
  • However, if you roll a one while casting that specific type of spell, Elemental Adept will not trigger.

There are five different options, but you can only choose one, and these resistance nullifiers are:

  • Elemental Adept: Acid
  • Elemental Adept: Thunder
  • Elemental Adept: Cold
  • Elemental Adept: Fire
  • Elemental Adept: Lightning

3. Magic Initiate: Warlock

Magic initiate feat for warlock with multiple spell options in BG3
Warlock feats – Spell options for Magic Initiate: Warlock

Magic Initiate: Warlock is one of the best feats for Warlock in BG3 that allows you to learn two extra Cantrips and a single level one spell. Although you can only cast the level one spell once per short rest, the spell-casting ability for all three spells will be Charisma. Since Charisma is the primary ability of a Warlock, the magic initiate feat can significantly improve the effect of these spells. 

A spell-casting ability is an ability score that determines the following:

  • Class of the spell.
  • Saving throw difficulty.
  • Spell attack modifier.
  • Effectiveness of the spell.

Since Warlocks have unusually high Charisma, Magic Initiate: Warlock will make your spells more deadly and effective against enemies. This feat also helps you land every hit by increasing the saving throw difficulty of your spells. 

4. Sentinel

The defensive feat Sentinal for warlock in BG3
The Sentinel Feat

If you take a melee approach with the Warlock class, you are likely taking advantage of perks granted by race, like the Githyanki, to wield heavier weapons and armor. The Sentinal feat encourages more strategic gameplay by allowing you to back up your allies when using your Warlock as a frontline combatant.

During combat, the Sentinal feat can:

  • Use a reaction to attack enemies within melee range that attack your allies.
  • Give you an advantage on Opportunity Attack. 
  • Immobilize an affected enemy for the rest of the turn by restricting them from moving.

5. Heavily Armored

Heavily armored inside the feats menu in BG3
Warlock feats – Heavily Armored feat for Warlock in BG3

Since Warlocks are only proficient in using light armor, it is possible that you feel your character is lacking in defense. The deficiency can make you prone to quickly losing your HP in combat, especially if you use melee builds. In such a case, you can use the Heavily Armored feat to boost the defense stats for your Warlock character. 

The Heavily Armored feat has the following benefits:

  • Gives heavy armor proficiency to the character.
  • Adds one point to the strength attribute of the Warlock.

What is Warlock In Baldur’s Gate 3?

Warlock class inside character creation menu BG3
Warlock showcase

According to the in-game description and lore, Warlocks submit their loyalty to an all-powerful patron via a pact in exchange for powerful magic and supernatural abilities.

While Warlocks are spellcasters, they use Warlock Spell Slots instead of the standard ones. Due to this reason, Warlocks can not cast as many spells as other magic-based classes. However, they can recover their spells after a short rest. Warlocks have armor and weapon proficiency in using Light Armor and Simple weapons during combat.

  • The primary ability for Warlocks in BG3 is Chrisma.  
  • Warlocks have a throw proficiency in Wisdom and Charisma. 
  • Warlocks have a Hit Die of 1d8.
  • There are three sub-classes within the Warlock Class, i.e., The Fiend, The Great Old One, and The Archfey.
A list of all feats in Baldur's Gate 3
All available feats in BG3

Every Class in BG3 gets to choose a feat after certain levels, which includes Levels 4, 8, and 12, which is the max level. So, in BG3, a character can acquire up to three feats after levels four, eight, and twelve. There are forty-one available feats in Baldur’s Gate 3. As you progress through the game, you can pick the three feats that you like for your Warlock character from these options.

That wraps up my brief guide on the best BG3 Warlock Feats you can grab as you level up your character. As highlighted earlier, selecting the best feats for a Warlock allows you to complement your distinct playstyle with special abilities that aid you in all situations. Whether you want to improve your spell-casting abilities or boost your defense stats, you can always find the perfect feat for your Warlock character.

There is still much more to learn about BG3, like the Best Feats for Rogue in BG3 to optimize your character abilities. You can also look at the Character Creator to understand its effects on your playstyle. And don’t forget to check out how to beat the Lava Elemental Boss in Baldur’s Gate 3 if you’re looking for a worthy challenge!


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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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