Baldur’s Gate 3 Classes Tier List [Best & Worst]

Unlock your character's potential by picking the best class in Baldurs Gate 3 that suits your playstyle.

Baldur’s Gate 3, as an RPG, allows you to design your character according to your preferences, choosing between one of the 12 classes. As you progress through BG3, you will encounter various enemies and need to complete several quests. That is why Baldur’s Gate 3 Class Tier List is here to help you pick the right character that tailors your playstyle. 

Key Takeaways
  • The choice of class significantly in Baldur’s Gate 3 impacts your character’s build, including healing power, armour, and magic skill.
  • Each class in Baldur’s Gate 3 has unique attributes that affect your performance in the game.
  • BG3 offers a selection of 12 different classes to choose from, each with unique strengths and roles.
  • Classes are categorized into different tiers (S, A, B, C), with S-tier classes considered the most effective or versatile in most situations.
  • The given BG3 class tier list is based on Version 4.1.1.2064610, released on December 15, 2022.

All Baldur’s Gate 3 Classes Ranked

The Baldur’s Gate 3 Class Tier List can help you optimize your character for more effective gameplay, and you can get an overview for each class here below:

No.ClassRoleMain AttributesBest Race
1BardSupportCharisma, DexterityWood/Drow Half-Elf
2ClericSupportWisdom, DexterityWood Elf, Good Dwarf
3PaladinMelee DPS, tankCharisma, StrengthZariel Tiefling
4SorcererCaster DPSCharisma, DexterityWood Half-Elf
5WarlockCaster DPS with FamiliarsCharisma, DexterityDrow Half-Elf
6WizardSupportCharisma, DexterityWood/Drow Half-Elf
7FighterNon-Magic DPSStrength, DexterityShield Dwarf
8DruidHybrid DPSWisdom, DexterityGold Dwarf
9RogueStealthy DPSDexterityWood-Elf
10BarbarianMelee DPS, TankStrength, ConstitutionShield Dwarf, Githyanki
11MonkMelee DPSDexterity, WisdomDrow, Wood Half-Elf
12RangerHybrid DPSWisdom, DexterityWood Elf

BG3 Class Tier List

In Baldur’s Gate 3, you can choose between 12 different classes available to you. However, each of these classes has unique attributes which will decide your performance in gameplay, therefore, you need to be very careful when deciding which Class you are going to opt for. Knowing the abilities and features of every Baldur’s Gate 3 subclass is also immense for new players.

Tier RankingBG3 Classes
S-TierBard, Cleric
A-TierPaladin, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
B-TierFighter, Druid, Rogue, Barbarian, Monk
C-TierRanger

S-Tier

Baldur’s Gate 3, is full of tough enemies and difficult quests. Choosing one of the S class tiers will help you to complete all the quests easily. While, combats are tough when playing with other classes, with this class many things will be solved through negotiation.

Bard

Bard
Bard [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Support
Attributes Charisma, Dexterity
Best subclass College of Lore, College of Valour, College of Swords
Best race Wood/Drow Half-Elf
Companion Nil

Bard is a fun class skilled in music. With its amazing convincing skills, you can avoid a lot of fights, and they can then be solved with negotiation. Build an intelligent character, and you can be the best support to your team using Bard’s healing powers.

Often referred to as Poets, the Bards can cast magic too. To be specific you can easily cast Spells and Cantrips while using the Bard in Baldur’s Gate 3. They are filled to the brim with charisma. When it comes to equipment you can use Shortswords, Simple weapons, Hand crossbows, Rapiers, and longswords.

Cleric

Cleric
Cleric [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Support
Attributes Wisdom, Dexterity
Best subclass Life Domain, Light Domain, Trickery Domain, Knowledge Domain, Nature Domain, Tempest Domain, War Domain
Best race Wood Elf, Good Dwarf
Companion ShadowHeart

Cleric’s class proves to be another amazing healer during combats. Apart, from its amazing healing skills, you can also use this class to deal with a lot of enemies from the mouth. If you like Cleric, then you need to discover if it fits your playstyle That is why I recommend using the Baldur’s Gate 3 Class Tier List so that you can tailor your character to fit your preferred playing style.

Even though their main forte is to provide and use heals and buffs do not overlook their attacks. Despite being a weaker class, the Clerics have enough prowess to hold their own. They can use the Simple Weapons whereas for armor they can utilize the Light, Medium variants along with a shield.

A-Tier

After S class, these are the Classes that you can use to make your gameplay easier. A tier class is good in combats and in spells and with some extra effort you can still manage to get equal benefit from this class as from S.

Paladin

Paladin
Paladin [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Melee DPS, tank
Attributes Charisma, Strength
Best subclass Oath of Devotion, Oath of the Ancients, Oathbreaker, Oath of Vengeance
Best race Zariel Tiefling
Companion Minthara

If you’re planning to combine combat with magic then the Paladin class is worth checking out. It has some great AoE spells and it can also be played as a great support. All in all, the class is almost perfect as it hits technically all kinds of playstyles. Paladin classes also have access to Divine Sense and Lay on Hands abilities.

Sorcerer

Sorcerer
Sorcerer [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Caster DPS
Attributes Charisma, Dexterity
Best subclass Wild Magic, Draconic Bloodline, Storm Sorcery
Best race Wood Half-Elf
Companion Nil

Each class in this Baldur’s Gate 3 Class Tier List comes with unique abilities and advantages to master, and the same is the case with the Sorcerer class. In BG3, the Sorcerer has some great unique abilities which can be a great help during tough combats. With its Metamagic ability, you can pick any two enemies you want to single-hit.

As evident by its name, the Sorcerer is a spellcasting-focused class. They excel in spells and ranged combat. However, up close they’re pretty weak. Although, Sorcerers have amazing buffs which allow them to increase the efficiency, damage, and buffs of their spells.

Warlock

Warlock
Warlock [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Caster DPS with Familiars
Attributes Charisma, Dexterity
Best subclass The Fiend, The Great Old One, Archfey
Best race Drow Half-Elf
Companion Wyll

Next up on the Baldur’s Gate 3 Classes Tier List, we have the Warlock. The Warlock class has access to Eldritch Invocations which offers players many passive abilities to choose from. Warlock is another spell-casting class in Baldur’s Gate 3, which after interaction with Patron, can make all enemies vulnerable using Hex.

These abilities can either grant you new spells or buff the current ones. They may not be the most versatile spellcasting class but they do offer many important convenient features which can help players get through Baldur’s Gate 3.

Wizard

Wizard
Wizard [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Support
Attributes Charisma, Dexterity
Best subclass Abjuration School, Conjuration School, Divination School, Enchantment School, Evocation School, Necromancy School, Illusion School, Transmutation School
Best race Wood/Drow Half-Elf
Companion Nil

From S-Tier to C-Tier, Baldur’s Gate 3 Class Tier List provides a comprehensive ranking of each class. Wizard Class in Baldur’s Gate 3, can learn and cast so many spells under different situations making the game easier for you.

As the name suggests, Wizard is the most elite class if you’re aiming for a Magic-build in Baldur’s Gate 3. When it comes to spell casting and magic no one can top the Wizard class. Although, it is worth knowing that outside the magic and spells department, the Wizards are considerably weak.

B-Tier

B classes aren’t good at dealing with enemies and have fewer healings and attack power. However, if you want to add more thrill to your game, you can choose this as you will have to struggle hard to kill enemies when playing with this class.

Fighter

Fighter
Fighter [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Non-Magic DPS
Attributes Strength, Dexterity
Best subclass Battle Master, Eldritch Knight, Champion
Best race Shield Dwarf
Companion Lae’zel

Baldur’s Gate 3 also offers classes that excel in melee combat and weapon usage. If you’re someone who isn’t that much into spellcasting and all that, then you could opt for the Fighter Class. With the Fighter Class, you can get up close to your enemies and use weapons to inflict damage.

In the Fighter Class, players get the option to choose a Fighting Style. The options include; Archery, Defense, Duelling, Protection, Two-weapon Fighting, and Great weapon fighting. Apart from the Fighting Style, the Fighter also comes with the Second Wind feature which is great for self-healing.

Druid

Druid
Druid [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Hybrid DPS
Attributes Wisdom, Dexterity
Best subclass Circle of the Moon, Circle of the Land, Circle of Spores
Best race Gold Dwarf
Companion Halsin

Druids can interact with animals and also utilize animals’ distinct powers by converting themselves into utilizing Wildshape. However, the spells can be cast only at a high level, therefore this Class lacks behind.

Druids are a good all-rounder class once you play through with them for some time. They’re able to cast some good spells and on top of that, they can also wield weapons and take part in melee combat. So if you’re aiming for versatility then the Druids are a good shout.

Rogue

Rogue
Rogue [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Stealthy DPS
Attributes Dexterity
Best subclass Thief, Arcane Trickster, Assassin
Best race Wood-Elf
Companion Asation

The Baldur’s Gate 3 Class Tier List provides crucial insights that can shape your game strategy such as which sub-class should you pick with the Rogue main class in the game. Rogue in Baldur’s Gate 3, is a highly mobile class, that can easily escape sudden attacks, however, due to its high speed some of its attacks go useless and leave you with low health.

As mentioned earlier, the Rogue class excels in quick and sneaky attacks. If you’re someone who likes speed and stealth on the battlefield then the Rogue class will suit you. As for its class feature, players can use the Sneak Attack which does even more damage than the normal attacks. 

Barbarian

Barbarian
Barbarian [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Melee DPS, Tank
Attributes Strength, Constitution
Best subclass Berserker, Wildheart, Wild Magic
Best race Shield Dwarf, Githyanki
Companion Karlach

Barbarian is a durable class good to go in the frontline when encountering enemies. Other than that, this class lack skills that can help you ace the game as all the things you throw at enemies will be answered back and they don’t have great healing.

The Barbarian class has brute force, hence, it’s perfect for players who like to rush in and get their hands dirty. On top of that, the Barbarian class also has some great features such as Rage and Unarmored Defense. In Rage mode players will inflict extra damage on enemies. Whereas Unarmored Defense will grant you armor-like stats even when you’re not wearing one.

Monk

bladur's gate 3 monk class
Monk in Baldur’s Gate 3 [Screemshot by eXputer]
Monk is the latest class included in the game, however, it wasn’t able to climb up to the top on our Baldur’s Gate 3 Tier List. The Monk class was introduced on the game’s full release. The class excels in Martial art attacks, it is quite mobile just like the Rogue class. When it comes to the main abilities, the Monk is mainly focused on Dexterity and Wisdom.

Monks have proficiencies with Shortswords and Simple weapons. Apart from that players also get the following features with the class; Flurry of Blows, Ki, Martial Arts, and Unarmoured Defense. Ki is the aura used by Monks to fuel their moves and attacks.

C-Tier

These are perhaps the worst classes, with limited or no spells. Therefore, when playing with this class you have to struggle with both survival and also attack.

Ranger

Ranger
Ranger [Image Credit: eXputer]
Role Hybrid DPS
Attributes Wisdom, Dexterity
Best subclass Beast Master, Hunter, Gloom Stalker
Best race Wood Elf
Companion Minsc

Ranger can perform well in both magic and also in combats, however, the worst part of this class is that you can cast spells for a limited time. Therefore, it’s a risky class to opt for and adds to your tension.

Rangers excel in ranged combat which is quite evident by their name. Additionally, they have access to many nature-related abilities because of the Natural Explorer feature. Under the Natural Explorer, every Ranged player will get the choice to pick a special effect. 

You will also get the Favoured Enemy effect which offers multiple sub-options to choose from. Each option grants a different buff such as enhancing proficiency in investigation, history, or religion.

That concludes the Baldur’s Gate 3 Tier List. The ranking is based on personal preference with a hint of inspiration from fan views online. Each Class comes with its own expertise and weaknesses, so at the end of the day, the Best Class really depends on what your playstyle is!

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Ibrahim Akhtar is a guides writer at eXputer. He uses his passion for gaming to provide insightful takes in his guides. 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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