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Baldurs Gate 3: Team composition tips Baldurs Gate 3 guide, walkthrough

In this chapter of the Baldurs Gate 3 guide, you will learn how to properly compose a team in order to gain as much advantage as possible during the gameplay and be able to take care of any opponent encountered on your way.

When creating your team in Baldurs Gate 3, it is worth paying attention to several important issues in order to be prepared for any possible situation. You will certainly need an ability to inflict damage in direct contact and from a distance, have access to powerful spells that inflict damage to one and many targets at once, as well as utilize useful spells that heal, strengthen and place curses on opponents. Not unimportant will also be the non-combat skills of the characters, which can facilitate conversation checks or make it possible to get certain items.

Before you start creating a team in Baldurs Gate 3, it is worth knowing some useful tips that will greatly facilitate this process - Baldurs Gate 3: Team composition tips - Team - Baldurs Gate 3 Guide, Walkthrough

General tips

Before you start creating a team in Baldurs Gate 3, it is worth knowing some useful tips that will greatly facilitate this process.

  1. Different sources of damage: when creating your main character and recruiting companions to your team, make sure they are able to inflict damage of various types: piercing, slashing, magical. Some opponents who are more armored will be much more resistant to physical damage, but they may be susceptible to magic damage;
  2. Melee combat: sometimes it is worth having a strong character in heavy armor (Fighter) in the team, who will be able to tie several enemies at once so that the rest of the team can begin to eliminate individual targets one by one;
  3. Ranged combat: Rangers are extremely effective in ranged combat. Sometimes they can finish off a target before it manages to get close. Unfortunately, in Baldurs Gate 3 Early Access you will not find a recruitable Ranger, so you need to create such a hero yourself. If you do not want to do this, it is worth making sure that some members of your team have long-range weapons as auxiliary weapons (Rogues, Fighters);
  4. Area of effect damage: some character classes, such as Wizards, can deal area of effect damage, but keep in mind that in Baldurs Gate 3, all offensive spells can also damage your allies. In the case of Wizard, the Conjuration School subclass can help, but with other characters, you need to pay attention to this;
  5. Healing and buffs: each team will definitely benefit from having a Cleric who not only can effectively keep the whole team alive, but can also remove negative effects from them, assign certain bonuses (for defensive and attack rolls), and even resurrect a downed team member from a long distance;
  6. Sneaking: having at least one sneaking character in your team will be very useful when you want to surprise the enemy, steal something or just slip safely right under the nose of an inattentive opponent;
  7. Skills: it is worth trying to ensure that in your team there is at least one character with skills that facilitate dialogues with encountered creatures: Persuasion (Charisma), Deception (Charisma), Insight (Wisdom). Don't forget about Perception (Wisdom), as well as Investigation (Intelligence);
  8. Statuses: during combat, you can put negative statuses on your opponents, which will, for example, reduce their movement speed, knock them to the ground or put them to sleep, thus excluding them from the fight. Character classes with useful spells and control curses are Wizard, Cleric, and Warlock.

Exemplary team compositions

Baldurs Gate 3 is still in early access for the moment and that is why we are offering team compositions based on independent characters that you can join your team as you progress through Act 1. The lineup of the team will depend on the choice of the main character.

Comprehensive characteristics and ready-made builds for each character class available in Baldurs Gate 3 can be found on separate pages of this guide.

Ranger is main character

The first proposed line-up involves a main hero that is a Ranger - as a reminder, you won't find a Ranger companion in the Early Access of Baldur's Gate 3.

  1. Ranger (Hunter specialization): hunters are skilled in ranged weapons, so they can inflict huge damage from long range-especially when using long bows. When you give your character a second set of weapons, for example, two single-handed weapons (preferably short swords), the character will also be able to perform an attack that finishes the target next to him.
  2. Astarion (Thief specialization): it seems that a Rogue with Thief specialization is the strongest of the available classes so far. Not only can he perform powerful sneak attacks and ranged attacks, use the ability to dash, which doubles the speed of movement of this hero, and in some cases, he can also perform two additional actions during one turn. This means that you can perform a sneak attack, and then finish the enemy off with a double attack (an additional action when the character wields two single-handed weapons). Astarion also has a whole range of useful skills: Stealth, Fast Hands, Perception, Persuasion and Intimidation;
  3. Gale (Conjuration specialization): the main source of magic damage for your team. Magicians have access to the largest number of spells, and in addition, they can learn new spells from scrolls, so their possibilities are almost unlimited. Thanks to the Conjuration subclass, allied creatures automatically succeed in defensive rolls and take no damage from his spells. What's more, Gale has a proficiency in Insight, Investigation, and History;
  4. Shadowheart: unfortunately, you cannot choose your own specialization for this character because he already has one. Nevertheless, Shadowheart offers a lot of healing, reinforcing, and control spells, as well as has points toward Insight and sneaking - he will be a welcome addition to any team.

Cleric is main character

In the case of the second proposed team composition, we have a Cleric with Light Domain as the main character. Unfortunately, in the Early Access of Baldur's Gate 3, the character of Shadowheart is not developed properly.

  1. Cleric (Light Domain specialization): by developing your cleric in a somewhat unconventional way, you can obtain a supporting character capable of dealing a lot of damage from a distance. The main abilities of such a cleric should be Wisdom (responsible for casting spells) and Dexterity (responsible for the character's defense and the ability to attack from a distance), and the main weapon should be a long bow. The domain of light provides the cleric with the extremely useful Faerie Fire spell, which can mark opponents and thus result in better attacking rolls. Moreover, Cleric has access to healing, reinforcing, and control spells - he is an invaluable companion to every team.
  2. Astarion (Thief specialization): it seems that a Rogue with Thief specialization is the strongest of the available classes so far. Not only can he perform powerful sneak attacks and ranged attacks, use the ability to dash, which doubles the speed of movement of this hero, and in some cases, he can also perform two additional actions during one turn. This means that you can perform a sneak attack, and then finish the enemy off with a double attack (an additional action when the character wields two single-handed weapons). Astarion also has a whole range of useful skills: Stealth, Fast Hands, Perception, Persuasion and Intimidation;
  3. Lae'zel (Battle Master specialization): since the main character of the player will be a cleric with healing abilities, it is worth having a team member that fights in melee range. By choosing the Battle Master subclass, Lae'zel will become a very valuable member of the team, who will always be at the heart of the battle. Lae'zel boasts several useful skills: Athletics, Acrobatics, Survival, as well as Intimidation;
  4. Wyll: the only Warlock you'll meet along the way, and he already has a chosen speciality (The Fiend), which in the Baldurs Gate 3 Early Access is probably the best choice. Warlocks can deal massive damage to a single target, but they are also capable of dealing area of effect damage and hurling powerful curses at opponents. Wyll is proficient in the following skills: Persuasion, Intimidation, History and Arcana.
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