Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Warbreaker Paladin build: Multiclass, equipment, more

Rajarshi Acharya
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Baldur’s Gate 3 allows players to mix and match different playstyles and you can easily create a tanky Paladin who fights like a Warlock. Here’s the best Warbreaker Paladin build in Baldur’s Gate 3 featuring the best race, Oath, equipment, and more.

Multiclassing definitely helps Baldur’s Gate 3 stand out as the diversity in character creation is truly impressive. You can mix and match different classes together, making it possible to avoid a certain class’ downsides and gain additional combat benefits of another class simultaneously.

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There is a wide range of tried and tested builds in Baldur’s Gate 3, and the Warbreaker Paladin is one of them. It is a combination of the Oathbreaker Paladin and a Great Old One Warlock. Both spells and melee combat work like a charm in Larian Studios’ RPG, which is why the effectiveness of the Warbreaker Paladin build that relies on spell sword combat is predictable.

On that note, here’s the best Baldur’s Gate 3 Warbreaker Paladin build, along with the necessary equipment and strategy.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Warbreaker Paladin build

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You’ll need to break your oath to be a Warbreaker.

The best Warbreaker Paladin build in Baldur’s Gate 3 needs multiple levels of Paladin and Warlock by multiclassing. The best race you can pick for this build is Tiefling, and Constitution and Charisma should be given preference in the stat distribution. You can dump the Strength stat as you get a piece of equipment near the endgame that sets your Strength to 23.

Start with a Paladin, choose the Oath of Devotion subclass, and take it to level 6. Then, choose the Warlock class, pick The Great Old One as your subclass, and take it to level 5. You end this build by leveling up your Paladin class to level 8.

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Here’s how your Warbreaker build should progress in Baldur’s Gate 3:

BG3 LEVELFEATURES
Paladin 1Subclass: Oath of Devotion — CON, CHA: 16 — DEX: 14 — STR, WIS: 10 — INT: 8 — Skills: Insight, Persuasion
Paladin 2Fighting Syle: Great Weapon Fighting
Paladin 4Feat: Great Weapons Master
Paladin 5Spell: Shield of Faith
Warlock 1Cantrips: Eldritch Blast, Blade Ward — Subclass: The Great Old One — Spell: Armour of Agathys
Warlock 2Eldritch Invocations: Devil’s Sight, Agonising Blast
Warlock 3Spell: Hold Person — Pact Boon: Pact of the Blade
Warlock 4Ability Improvement: Charisma +2
Warlock 5Fighting Style: Great Weapon Fighting

The best Warbreaker Paladin build in Baldur’s Gate 3 makes use of nine unique items, four of which are vital. These items, along with their bonuses and how to find them, are listed below:

  • Helm of Balduran – Heals you every single turn and adds +1 to Armour Class and Saving Throw. Defeat Ansur the dragon in Act 3 to get this helm.
  • Cloak of Protection – Another +1 to AC and Saving Throw. You buy this from Quartermaster Talli at the Last Light Inn.
  • Helldusk Armour – This armor allows you to fly, makes you immune to fire, and gives fire damage to the caster if you succeed a Saving Throw. Found by defeating Raphael at the House of Hope.
  • Gauntlets of Hill Giant Strength – Raises your Strength stat to 23. Can be stolen from the House of Hope.
  • Evasive Shoes – Gives you +1 AC and Athletics bonus. Can be bought from Mattis at the Last Light Inn.
  • Balduran’s Giantslayer – Allows you to get the Giant Form, which further boosts damage. Defeat Ansur the dragon in Act 3 to get this greatsword.
  • Amulet of Greater Health – Increases your Constitution stat to 23. Can be stolen from the House of Hope.
  • Caustic Band – Your weapon attacks deal 2 extra Acid damage. Can be bought from Derryth in the Underdark.
  • Strange Conduit Ring – Deals psychic damage when using a Concentration spell. Found in the Githyanki crèche.
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The best weapon and helm for a Warbreaker build.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Warbreaker Paladin best combat strategy

With the Warbreaker Paladin build in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll play as a frontliner, always going ahead and taking enemies head-on. The high AC will ensure your survivability while your high Saving Throw will give you an unbreakable Concentration.

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Even if someone manages to land a hit on you, you can just heal up with a Lay on Hands spell. To maximize your attack potential, use the smite spells as much as you can, whenever they’re available. If you decide to make use of Illithid powers, pick Luck of the Far Realms as this will ensure you get criticals every time.

So that’s all you need to know for the Warbreaker Paladin build in Baldur’s Gate 3. To know more about the game, check these out:

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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].