Multiclass in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 will give players the option to bring more variety to their characters with 5e’s multiclassing system.

Baldur's Gate 3 main characters

 

Can you multiclass in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Yes! Great news for adventurers that like to mix things up a little bit and are wondering if Baldur’s Gate 3 will include multiclassing.

The full game on PC was launched on 4th August 2023 and includes multiclassing.

This was also confirmed prior to launch with Swen Vincke, the creative director at Larian Studios, the developer bringing Baldur’s Gate 3 to life confirmed several details around multiclassing during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session early during the game’s development.

How will multiclassing work in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Transferring the fifth edition tabletop rules and making them work well within a video game can be challenging, with Larian making some tweaks to make things better for the player. Vincke confirmed Baldur’s Gate 3 will stay faithful to the 5e ruleset, saying:

Multiclassing rules will follow closely the 5e DnD. On level up characters will be able to continue with their current class or choose a new class, provided they meet the requirements.

The requirements likely refer to the DnD 5e multiclassing prerequisites, which are the minimum ability scores required for a specific class from the basic ruleset:

Class Ability Score Minimum
Barbarian Strength 13
Bard Charisma 13
Cleric Wisdom 13
Druid Wisdom 13
Fighter Strength 13 or Dexterity 13
Monk Dexterity 13 and Wisdom 13
Paladin Strength 13 and Charisma 13
Ranger Dexterity 13 and Wisdom 13
Rogue Dexterity 13
Sorcerer Charisma 13
Warlock Charisma 13
Wizard Intelligence 13
Multiclassing Prerequisites table


This does mean you’ll need to plan out your desired multiclass, but don’t forget, characters at level 4 of a class receive an Ability Score Improvement (ASI), allowing you to improve a single ability score by 2 or two ability scores by 1.

Can you multiclass in the Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access?

Multiclassing was not available within the Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3. This is inline with Vincke’s initial comments two years ago, where he said “Multiclassing is not going to be available in Early Access at launch, we’re planning to add it later.” It’s possible that multiclassing may not be added until the final release.

First introduced to D&D by the cRPG Baldur's Gate after borrowing it from a friend in 1998, Mark is currently experiencing repeated bouts of unconsciousness trying to take his melee Wizard through a 5e campaign.