Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Sorcerer build: Race, skills, spells, more

Rajarshi Acharya
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The Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a magic-based build that relies on Charisma for spellcasting. To optimize this class, you need to plan out everything in advance — race, subclass, background, and more. So, here’s what you need for the best Sorcerer build in Baldur’s Gate 3.

There are three spellcasting classes in Baldur’s Gate 3, and they’re all quite distinct — Sorcerer, Wizard, and Warlock. Sorcerers and Wizards are quite similar, but the former can use Metamagic to cast a spell twice in battle.

Note that the game has Wizard and Warlock Origin characters, but not Sorcerer. If you want to play as a Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll have to start from scratch, and here’s the best build to do that.

Best race for Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3

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When roleplaying, race doesn’t really matter, but it does when choosing the best build.

Just like many other classes in Baldur’s Gate 3, there are three viable options for a Sorcerer build, which are:

  • High Elf
  • Asmodeus Tiefling
  • Dragonborn

If you want the best results, you should choose Dragonborn, as It works well in conjunction with the Draconic Bloodline subclass. You should pick the Brass subrace to get Fiery Breath in a line shape.

Best subclass for Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3

The best subclass for a Sorcerer build in Baldur’s Gate 3 is Draconic Bloodline. The idea of having dragon blood coursing through your veins is definitely cool, but it’s also quite beneficial.

You choose one among many dragon ancestors and gain their magic powers. When you reach Level 6, you’ll be resistant to the damage type you chose earlier. So the best option here is Red, as fire-based spells are much more common.

Best background for Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers multiple interesting backgrounds, but unlike the Wizard, you should go for the Noble. You get proficiency in History and Persuasion, skills based on Intelligence and Charisma respectively, both of which are important for the Sorcerer.

Meanwhile, here are the major skills a Sorcerer should acquire in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Intimidation
  • Deception
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Sorcerers are a great support class in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Best spells for Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3

Here are all the spells you need for a Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3. You should choose your spells quite carefully, as they’re a vital part of the build.

  • Cantrip: Fire Bolt
  • Cantrip: Ray of Frost
  • Cantrip: Acid Splash
  • Cantrip: Shocking Grasp
  • Level 1: Chromatic Orb
  • Level 1: Magic Missile
  • Level 2: Thunderwave
  • Level 3: Misty Step
  • Level 3: Scorching Ray
  • Level 4: Mirror Image
  • Level 5: Fireball
  • Level 6: Haste
  • Level 7: Ice Storm
  • Level 8: Hellish Rebuke
  • Level 8: Blight
  • Level 9: Telekinesis
  • Level 10: Cloudkill
  • Level 11: Disintegrate
  • Level 12: Chain Lightning

Best build for Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3

The best Sorcerer build in Baldur’s Gate 3 has been detailed below in brief:

  • Race: Dragonborn (Brass subrace)
  • Skills: Intimidation, Deception
  • Subclass: Draconic Bloodline
  • Background: Sage
  • Ability Score: STR: 8, DEX: 16, CON: 14, INT: 10, WIS: 10, CHA: 16
1Cantrips: Fire Bolt, Ray of Frost, Acid Splash, Shocking Grasp — Spells: Chromatic Orb, Magic Missile
2Metamagic: Distant Spell, Twinned Spell — Spell: Thunderwave
3Spells: Misty Step, Scorching Ray
4Cantrip: Poison Spray — Spell: Mirror Image
5Spell: Fireball
6Spell: Haste
7Spell: Ice Storm
8Feat: Magic Initiate: Warlock — Cantrips: Eldritch Blast, Blade Ward — Spells: Hellish Rebuke, Blight
9Spell: Telekinesis
10Metamagic: Careful Spell — Cantrip: Mage Hand — Spell: Cloudkill
11Spell: Disintegrate
12Spell: Chain Lightning — Ability Improvement: Charisma +2

That covers everything you need to know about the best Sorcerer build in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you’d like more, here are some other guides on BG3 you can check out in the meantime:

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About The Author

Rajarshi is a Writer at CharlieIntel who loves RPGs, racing games, FPS titles, and unique indie games that grab his attention. With a degree in English literature from Rabindra Bharati University, Rajarshi worked for Sportskeeda and KeenGamer before joining CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach him at [email protected].