Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Party Compositions

With so many characters to choose from, creating the best party composition in Baldur's Gate 3 can be a lot of work but we did it anyways.

Baldur’s Gate 3 offers multiple companions who will join you on your journey. However, not all companions are equally good. Therefore, selecting the best Baldur’s Gate 3 party composition where members complement each other and cover the shortcomings of their other recruited companions is the foundation of a powerful party. You can change your party in Baldur’s Gate 3 based on your needs, so if something isn’t working right for you, you can always switch companions.

Every companion in Baldur’s Gate 3 brings different skills and abilities to your party that make them useful in some situations and, honestly, a burden in others. They need other companions to bring out their true strengths.

Baldur’s Gate 3 best party compositions

Before starting the guide, there is something of utmost importance to discuss. We need to define the roles of our companions in the party. Many classes and companions carry the same abilities, resulting in useless overlap and waste of resources. Baldur’s Gate 3 has three main elements to its gameplay. Combat, Dialogues, and Exploration. Composing a party that only focuses on one aspect will make BG3 much more difficult.

We will also talk about a few terms here before starting the guide so you will have a better understanding of what is going on with our selection.

  • DPS: Damage per second. This means how much damage a companion can inflict upon the enemy.
  • Spellcaster: Dealing damage in a large radius that hurts multiple enemies simultaneously.
  • Tank: A companion that can absorb most damage while fighting on the frontlines (See bg3 tank build for more).
  • Support: This refers to a party member who can stay at a distance and help their party members with buffs or spells.

Stealthy party composition for beginners

Role Character Class 
Tank Your main character Paladin 
DPS Astarion Rogue 
Spellcaster Gale Wizard 
Support Shadowheart Cleric 

For this build, we will mainly focus on our created character as a tank. Paladins are the best tanks in Baldur’s Gate 3, so we recommend going with this class. This lets you get up close and personal with the enemies, as paladins are amazing melee fighters.

Since you will be diverting enemies’ attention, you will need someone who can stealthily enter enemies’ ranks and deal some damage. To make our party composition much more aggressive in BG3, this role goes to Astarion. Calculated and mean, Astarion is the best companion for high DPS in close range.

We are done with the close-quarter combat. Now, it is time for some long-range attacks. This is where the wizards come into play. Not only can they learn spells from scrolls, but they can also use them efficiently on the battlefield to create Mayhem amongst enemies’ lines. Gale from the wizard class is our pick for the part composition we aim for in BG3. 

We have our offensive bases covered. Now, time for the most important member of the party composition. Support characters provide useful buffs to the party members and debuff enemies. They also heal and revive fallen party members. There is no better support character in all BG3 except for Shadowheart from the cleric class.

Our party has a Paladin and a Sorcerer with the highest charisma stat. The Sorcerer class covers intelligence hurdles. This is overall the best party composition for beginners one can ask for in BG3. But as they say, variety is the spice of life, so let’s have a look at a few others.

Spellcasting party composition for intermediate players

Role Character Class 
Tank Karlach Barbarian 
DPS Halsin/Jaheira Druid 
Spellcaster Your main character Wizard 
Support Wyll Warlock 

For this build, you will play midfield as a spellcaster to handle worldly interactions intelligently. We recommend that you either play as the School of Evocation or School of Necromancy wizard to deal the maximum amount of damage possible during combat.

We will use Karlach as a tank for this party composition in BG3. She can dual-wield weapons as a barbarian and has a higher AC than the rest. She is the perfect choice for melee combat along with taking most of the damage without perishing.

Druids are shapeshifters and carry an amazing ability to speak with animals. They are well suited for both ranged and close combat. You can swap Halsin with Jaheira, but we recommend Halsin for this party composition because of his earlier availability in the game.

As BG3 lacks any Bard companions which we were initially aiming for this party composition, your best next bet is Wyll. As a Warlock, Wyll has access to a lot of support spells like buffs and healing. He can also put devastating debuffs on enemies.

Honestly, this is my personal favorite party composition from BG3 that I have been rocking for the last 50+ hours. Not only can you survive high-level enemies easily with this party composition, but the variety also provides you with utility tools and a chance to pass dialogue checks efficiently.

High-damage party composition for tactician mode

Role Character Class 
Tank Minthara Paladin 
DPS Your main character Druid 
Spellcaster Wyll Warlock 
Support Shadowheart Cleric 

For this final party composition, we will assume the role of a druid. You can shapeshift for close-quarter combat as a druid and act as a tank. You can also attack from a distance with devastating spells to deal massive damage on a single target.

To keep your druid alive, the most important party member for this party composition in BG3 is Shadowheart. As a support cleric, she can heal any damage you take and even revive the dead party members with proper scrolls and spells.

Our reason for selecting Minthara as a Tank over Lae’zel is because of her conflicting behavior with Shadowheart. This can complicate a lot of things for the players. Once you save Minthara and recruit her, she proves invaluable as a paladin class Tank. She has amazingly high AC and can deal a lot of melee damage to the enemies on the battlefield.

For our final party member, we decided against our better judgment and chose Wyll over Gale. However, Wyll, as a warlock, pays off big time for this party composition. He can further strengthen Minthara and our Druid to deal more damage while taking less. And he is instrumental in keeping Shadowheart alive all the time.

Best Party composition for support and roleplaying

Role Character Class 
Tank Lae’zel Fighter 
DPS Astarion Rogue 
Ranged Attack Minsc Ranger 
Support Your main character Bard 

To control the frontlines during combat, the first character we need in Baldur’s Gate 3 is Lae’zel, the Githyanki warrior. Being a fighter, she has high AC and can withstand a lot of punishment while keeping enemies diverted.

Our favorite vampire returns in this party composition as a damage dealer. Astarion can move quickly, hit hard, and even drain enemies to refill his HP. This makes him suitable to breach enemy lines as soon as possible.

Instead of going with a sorcerer, we will stick with a ranged fighter for this party composition in BG3. The best companion for this role is Minsc. Despite being available later in the game, he has a lot of Charisma and Dexterity to aid us in long-ranged combat and exploration. To top this off, Minsc can always shapeshift to be a tank if needed.

And finally, as the party’s backbone, our main character will assume the role of a healer and support. You can also learn a few offensive spells in addition to the buffs and debuffs with little tweaks.

This is the best party composition in Baldur’s Gate 3 for story progression and exploration due to the variety available. Astarion can use many sneaky utility tools, while Minsc is well-suited for exploration. As a Bard, you are well suited for talking your way out of tricky situations and turning people’s opinions in your favor.

Best Party composition for Evil playthrough in Baldur’s Gate 3

Role Character Class 
Tank Lae’zel Eldritch Knight 
DPS Astarion Arcane Trickster Rogue 
Spellcaster/Ranged Your main character Dark Urge with Circle of Spore Druid 
Support Minthara Oathbreaker Paladin 

At first glance, this seems like a randomly stitched party composition, but it will satisfy your murder hobo tendencies. As a Dark Urge origin, you will be killing people left and right for no obvious reasons at all. During combat scenarios, your Druid is more than enough to handle enemies with ease.

Minthara, as a Paladin, serves both offensive and support purposes. Make sure you break at least two oaths to make the most out of her character. She is a negative force from the get-go, so she fits this party composition perfectly.

For DPS, use Astarion, as he can easily sneak into enemies’ ranks while they are being distracted by the party’s tank, Lae’zel. Inherently evil, Astarion’s evil tendencies shine once he is allotted the Arcane Trickster sub-class.

Creating a negative character from Lae’zel is also an effortless process. With four of the evilest party members in your team, there is no hope or salvation in sight for the people of Faerun.

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