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Best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3

Any newcomer who is not familiar with the latest Larian Studios projects and the CRPGs based on the D&D board game model will be a little confused at the beginning of the game. It will be caused mostly by the character editor. It's understandable: each player wants to create a character with a backlog of his inherent playstyle but faces a problem already at the stage of choosing an origin. This guide aims to help you decide on the protagonist's Class and recommend the best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3.

What to look for first of all?

First of all, the player should immediately understand that Baldur's Gate 3 does not have a unique recipe for creating a universal fighter, just like in previous Larian Studios projects. The gameplay is tied to building an optimal squad of adventurers and using all its strengths while minimizing weaknesses. In other words, creating a charismatic sorcerer-dd-healer who knows how to pick locks will not work since all these features and skills are impossible to develop equally—ignoring this fact, the player risks to create a so-called "gimp" — an incorrectly developed character. Usually, players who rush to improve all directions, branches and skills do not succeed in anything. First of all, the player needs to decide who they want to be and what class role to play.

Class creation

Since we are now talking about the best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3, it is recommended to abandon the Cleric, Rogue, Ranger, Warlock classes, opting for the classic Warrior or Wizard. It's argued by the fact that for non-recommended classes, you need an initial understanding of your squad's further build, and you can only know the capabilities of parties and potential allies when you replay the game. Besides, some classes are useless on their own, and you will need to competently build the game around them with the help of other squad members (as is the case with the Warlock and Rogue) or use them as support for other heroes. To play as Cleric or Ranger, you need to know their skills in advance and deal with macro and micromanagement. Since the Wizard is also situational, the Warrior will still be the most versatile and suitable for starting Baldur's Gate 3.

Parameters and settings of the best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3

First, we need to explain why we prefer Warrior as the best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3. First, it is undoubtedly the best Class for players who prefer a simple approach in close combat and open battles. In case it, the player does not need to think about any macro and micro-moments since it is versatile and easy to control. This Class combines brutal strength and tactics. Also, this Class looks good in almost any squad due to the variability of its use (be it a tank, DD, subDD, etc.). First of all, it is worth deciding on the origin. The Sailor will be most suitable due to the primary bonuses to Athletics and Perception.

Best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3
Athletics will be useful in jumping or throwing objects, and Perception will help you better notice objects in the environment.

Also, the first skill is incredibly well combined with the class feature.

The Sailor will be most suitable due to the primary bonuses to Athletics and Perception. Athletics will be useful in jumping or throwing objects, and Perception will allow you to better notice objects in the environment. The Class exceptionally combines the first bonus, and the second is currently one of the most popular bonuses among players.

Next, you should decide on the Class and race. The best combination at the moment is Fighter + Githyanki. This combination is optimal for achieving the required maximum strength. The Warrior's prowess for armour, shields, and weapons is combined with Githyanki's ability to use all kinds of swords, as well as light and medium armour.

Best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3
It is recommended to take the Two-Weapon Fighting Style, Great Weapon Fighting or Dueling as a passive skill.

The following is the distribution of characteristics, of which there are six in Baldur's Gate 3. For this Class, it will be necessary to make the main strength, bringing it as quickly as possible to a value of 16. The secondary should be Constitution, Dexterity and Wisdom. Dexterity will increase the initiative and the chance of you going first and grant bonuses to several impressive skills, including acrobatics and manual dexterity. The Constitution will allow you to handle the tank role well. Charisma and intellect remain as dump characteristics.

Best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3
An example of the recommended starting ability points distribution.

It would be best if you chose Battle Master as a subclass due to abilities that are very useful for this build, such as a threatening attack that scares off enemies.

Skills do not play a role in character creation since there is no optimal set, and their primary set is identical for each character. At this point, you can read and choose the ones you like best and use the rest at the expense of other adventurers. If you still cannot decide, then here is an example of the most important for this Class: Acrobatics, Training, Athletics, History, Insight, Intimidation, Attention, Survival.

The best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3 looks like this. In the later stages of the game, when the player understands the basic mechanics, they may want to recreate the main character and try other builds. The one described above is the most versatile and easiest to understand since it allows you to avoid understanding the game's intricate mechanics while using it as efficiently as possible.

Best Class to start Baldur's Gate 3
Already in the initial stages, the hero makes a significant impact in battle - a lot of damage from the first level without the need to use skills.

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