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Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Class Guide: Best BG3 Class as a Beginner

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a big game full of important choices, including what the best class to choose is.  Those familiar with the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, which Baldur’s Gate 3 uses as its foundation, will be in familiar waters. However, those that have never had the chance to play the pen-and-paper RPG might be a little lost. Here are the best classes to get started with.

Best Starter Classes In Baldur’s Gate 3

What are the best classes as a beginner in Baldur's Gate 3?

Simplicity is the name of the game when starting a new character in Baldur’s Gate 3. Due to the ruleset that it uses, there is a near-overwhelming amount of information. Over time, players will be able to digest more and more info and can make increasingly complex characters but it’s a journey of a thousand steps. Jumping into the deep end right away can lead to some real headaches, especially since players aren’t only responsible for their character’s actions, but their party members’ as well.

Fighter – Best Starter Class in Baldur’s Gate 3

The absolute simplest class out there is the Fighter. There aren’t any resources like spells or cantrips that have to be managed. It’s simply a matter of getting in your enemy’s face and beating on it with whatever you have in your hands. Throw in their ability to wear and use nigh any piece of armor and weapon and they’re pretty adept in any situation.


If you want to stay in the realm of the physical but want to keep your enemies at a distance, playing a Ranger is the way to go. Not only can you channel your inner Legolas but you can also enlist the help of an animal companion to help turn the odds in your favor.


Those with a penchant for magic will want to cast their gaze toward the Warlock. While other casters like Sorcerers and Wizards can be absolutely devastating, they also come with a ridiculous spellbook that can confuse and overwhelm new players. Plus, Warlocks come with the Eldritch Blast cantrip which is absolutely brutal early on. It’s a nice easy learning curve that allows players to channel their inner goth.

Those are our picks for the best starter class in Baldur’s Gate 3. There isn’t any wrong choice when it comes to selecting your class in BG3 and being able to control your companions in battle will help players get a feel for the other classes. Ultimately, it comes down to picking whatever fits your aesthetic best. At worst, you’ll have to reload saves frequently until you get all the kinks ironed out. Now that you have an idea of what class to pick, make sure to read our guide on freeing an early BG3 companion, Shadowheart.