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 in 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. Needless to say, 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 makes them useful in some situations, and honestly, a burden in others. They need other companions to bring out their true strengths. For this guide, whatever character we list is supposed to be the main character. With this here are some of the best party compositions players can get in BG3.

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. A lot of classes and companions carry the same abilities which will result 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 at once. 
  • Tank: A companion that can absorb most damage while fighting on the frontlines. 
  • Support: This refers to a party member who can stay at a distance and help their party members with buffs or spells. 

Party Composition # 1

  • Tank: Your created character as a Paladin class. 
  • DPS: Astarion from Rogue class. 
  • Spellcaster: Gale from Wizard class. 
  • Support: Shadowheart from Cleric class. 

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 also allows you to 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 when it comes to high DPS. 


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 they can learn spells from scrolls, but they can also use them efficiently on the battlefield to create Mayhem amongst enemies’ lines. Gale from wizard class is our pick here for the part composition we are aiming 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 cleric class

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

Party Composition # 2

  • Tank: Karlach from Barbarian Class. 
  • DPS: Halsin from Druid class. 
  • Spellcaster: Your created character as a Wizard class
  • Support: Wyll from Warlock class. 

For this guide, you will be playing midfield as a spellcaster. We recommend that you either play as School of Evocation or School of Necromancy wizard to deal maximum amount of damage possible. 

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

Druids are shapeshifters and carry 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 in BG3 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.

Party Composition # 3

To control the frontlines, the first character that 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 makes a return 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 be sticking 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 both long-ranged combat and exploration. To top this off, Minsc can always shapeshift to take the role of a tank if the need arises. 

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

Party Composition # 4

  • Tank: Minthara from Paladin class. 
  • DPS: Your created character as the Druid class
  • Spellcaster: Wyll from Warlock class. 
  • Support: Shadowheart as a light Cleric. 

For this final party composition, we will be assuming the role of a druid. As a druid, you can shapeshift for close-quarter combat 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 that 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. 

Now 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 in BG3. 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.

Usman Zafar

Usman is a senior content writer at Segmentnext who is obsessed with retro gaming. His love for video games begins all the way back in 91 with Final Fight on arcades and is still going ...