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.
It is confirmed that players will be able to multiclass their characters within Baldur’s Gate 3.
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|
|Fighter||Strength 13 or Dexterity 13|
|Monk||Dexterity 13 and Wisdom 13|
|Paladin||Strength 13 and Charisma 13|
|Ranger||Dexterity 13 and Wisdom 13|
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?
Currently, multiclassing is 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.