Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizards Vs Sorcerer: Which Is Better?

Learn all of the important differences between Sorcery and Wizard, along with their pros and cons, in my BG3 Sorcerer vs Wizard guide.

The Sorcerer and Wizard are two of the three spellcasters in Baldur’s Gate 3, and while they both may look the same at first glance, they both are quite unique in their own way. Therefore, players who have decided to choose a spellcaster for their playthrough of Baldurs Gate 3 and are curious to know the differences between these two classes and their spells should keep on reading my BG3 Sorcerer vs Wizard guide.

Key Takeaways
  • Sorcerers are beings with innate magic abilities, thanks to ancestry in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Wizards, on the other hand, have learned magic through spell books and magic schools in BG3.
  • With Sorceres, players have access to every spell they have unlocked, while Wizards have a plethora of spells and need to select a certain amount of spells by preparing them before they can be used in battle. 
  • Sorcerers are ideal for new players, while Wizards are recommended for more veteran fans of the genre.

What Is The Difference Between Sorcerer And Wizard

I have prepared this table enlisting all the differences between a Sorcerer and a Wizard in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Saving Throw Proficiencies:
Saving Throw Proficiencies:
Weapon Proficiencies:
-Light Crossbows
Weapon Proficiencies:
-Light Crossbows
The Sorcerer has better damage scaling and can wield meta magic.The Wizard has access to the spell book, which gives it more spells to choose from when compared to the Sorcerer.
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Sorcerer and Wizard class [Image Taken by eXputer]
First things first, according to the lore of Baldur’s Gate 3. Sorcerers are beings with innate magical abilities. This is usually thanks to ancestry or bloodline, which you can learn further about from Hammad Ijaz’s guide on Sorcerer Subclasses

On the other hand, Wizards are not born with magic. Rather, they have mastered magic by studying spellbooks and such. The Wizards learn the arcane from eight different schools of magic. I recommend reading the Wizard Subclasses guide in case you wish to learn more.

  • Aside from the lore, in terms of gameplay mechanics, the Sorcerer’s saving throw proficiencies are Constitution and Charisma, while the Wizard’s saving throw proficiencies are Intelligence and Wisdom.
  • This makes Sorcerer’s a better choice for players who are planning a dialogue-heavy playthrough on the topic of BG3 Sorcerer vs. Wizard.
  • In terms of weapons, the Wizard has proficiency with Darts, Slings, Dagger, Light Crossbows, and Quarterstaves.
  • The Sorcerer also has proficiency with the same items, minus the Darts and Slings.

Which One Should You Choose In Baldur’s Gate 3?

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Sorcerer Playstyle [Image Captured by eXputer]
After going through my paragraphs above, you may be wondering why these two classes don’t look that different from each other after all. Still, it is the passive abilities and the playstyle of these classes that truly set them apart from each other. And it would depend more on your play style, which will decide which of these classes is better for you.

Advantages Of Sorcerer

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Sorcerer Class [Image captured by Us]
From my experience with this class, the Sorcerer had better damage scaling than the Wizard, and the Sorcerer wields meta-magic, enhancing the Sorcerer’s combat abilities. Being able to cast a spell twice is one of the advantages.

  • Metamagic: Silent is one of the meta-magics that can be accessed by the Sorcerer, which allows them to use Verbal spells without the verbal requirement. This is one of the spell differences between the two classes.
  • Based on that I believe Sorcerer excels in combat when compared to the Wizard.

Advantages Of Wizard

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Wizard Class [Image Taken by eXputer]
  • Another spell difference is that the Wizards, on the other hand, have a spellbook, which allows them to learn more spells. This gives them more spells to choose from when compared to the Sorcerer.
  • In my opinion, one other thing that sets wizards apart is that they have to prepare spells before they can use them in combat.

Therefore, I summarize that the Wizard class is reserved for more veteran fans of the genre, while the Sorcerer can be considered ideal for new players.

And with that, my guide on BG3 Sorcerer vs. Wizard and the difference between their spells comes to an end. In case you are still new to BG3, then consider reading the BEST Magic Items, BEST Greatswords, BEST Builds, and BEST Skills guide, as they are sure to help you out in Baldur’s Gate 3.

This Baldurs Gate 3 subreddit post may give you a better understanding of the BG3 Sorcerer vs Wizard topic as well. But that’s all from me. Do let me know what you think about Baldur’s Gate 3 in the comment section below.


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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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