Baldur’s Gate 3 Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer Build And Subclass Guide

The Draconic Bloodline build harnesses the power of dragon blood for the Sorcerer in Baldur's Gate 3 and makes them a force to be reckoned with. You will gain features from your draconic lineage as well.

The spellcaster family attracts a certain community of gamers. If you’re one of those and a die-hard fan of the DnD games, Draconic Bloodline is the best choice for you. The Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer is a spell-casting build with minimum weapon proficiencies in Baldur’s Gate 3. 

These sorcerers trace their ancestry back to dragons and get their magical abilities from them. Further types are available for this build, allowing you to choose your dragon’s nature. This can affect what kind of build you make in BG3.

Is Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer any good in BG3?

Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer inherits metamagic manipulation from its parent class. This build is a master of dealing massive AoE damage, and they are specialized for offensive gameplay. They are one of the most powerful attackers in the whole game. 

However, they are fragile and lack a wide variety of spells. You also need a proper cleric and a healer to compensate for the Draconic Bloodline shortcoming.

Starting Abilities and Skills for Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer in BG3

In Character Creation, you will have the chance to build the basis for your build. The starting abilities and skill proficiencies will serve as the concrete base for your build. We recommend the following options; 

Class Sorcerer – 
Sub-Class Draconic Bloodline – 
Race Half-Elf The Half-Elf race is the best for a Sorcerer, as you can get good armor and weapon proficiencies and obtain Darkvision. 
Ability Points Distribution 8 STR, 14+2 DEX, 14 CON, 10 WIS, 15+1 WIS, 16 CHA – 
Skills Intimidation, Deception, Persuasion – 

Best Background

Background plays a lot more at hand than you might think. It can open up the dialogue options for your build or close them up for good. The effect of dialogue can easily lead to changes in the storyline. Be careful with what you want for your storyline, then choose your background accordingly. The following backgrounds will be the best choice for your Draconic Bloodline build.  

  • Noble: The Noble background is undoubtedly the best one for your build. The noble background provides proficiencies in History and Persuasion.  
  • Guild Artisan: The Guild Artisan background is also a good choice for the Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer. This background offers proficiencies with Insight and Persuasion.

Best Feats for Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3

Feats are special skills unlocked at levels 4, 8, and 12. You can either choose to go for a Feat or go for the Ability Improvement. The best choices for each level for this build have been highlighted below; 

Level Feat Description 
Ability Improvement Invest both of your ability points in Charisma skill to increase it to 18. 
Magic Initiate Warlock This Feat can be very helpful as it can allow you to cast spells specific to the Warlock class only. The spellcasting ability for these spells will be Charisma, and you can learn a Level 1 Spell and two cantrips from the Warlock class. 
12 Ability Improvement Invest both ability points again into Charisma to max it out at 20. 

Best Spells for the Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3

Being a Sorcerer, your character will rely mostly on spells. You must have a wide range of knowledge about every spell available to the Sorcerer Class. As there are so many, you can easily lose count of them. As such, we have compiled a list of the best spells we found that are a must-have for your build. The rest are up to you, but your arsenal should have these at all costs. 

Level Spell Description 
Chromatic Orb Deals 3-24 thunder damage and possibly creates a surface upon hitting the enemies. 
Mirror Image Create 3 copies of yourself to distract the enemies. Each duplicate increases your AC by 3 up to a maximum of 9. 
Fireball, Haste, Lightning Bolt, Slow Fireball deals 8-48 fire damage and implodes upon impact. Haste increases your speed. The Lightning Bolt deals 8-48 lightning damage to all the enemies in a line. The Slow spell makes enemies move at a crawl speed. 
Blight, Ice Storm, Wall of Fire Blight inflicts 8-64 necrotic damage, especially to plants. Ice storm summons hail, which deals 6-40 ice damage to all enemies in range. Wall of Fire summons a wall of inferno that deals 5-40 fire damage to close-by enemies. 
Telekinesis Allows you to pick up any object within an 18m range and throw it at enemies. 
Disintegrate Deals 50-100 force damage and turns enemies into ash upon death. 

Best Armor and Weapons

The Sorcerer Class has no armor proficiencies and is only good with Daggers, Quarterstaves, and Crossbows. So, the options are limited. As such, we recommend you equip your Draconic Bloodline build in Baldur’s Gate with the following options. 

The Sorcerer Class cannot have any armor due to the lack of proficiencies. However, you can equip the following items that do not require any proficiency.  

Helm: Circlet of Blasting. This rare helm allows you to cast the Scorching Ray spell. 

Chest: Robe of Exquisite Focus. This rare 10AC clothing grants you a +1 bonus for saving throws against spells. 

Gloves: Hr’a’cknir Bracers. These very rare gloves allow you to cast mage hand as a bonus action in addition to Telekinesis. You also get a +1 bonus for strength-saving throws. 

Boots: Boots of Very Fast Blinking. You can now cast the Misty Step spell with these boots equipped. 

Cape: Cindermoth Cloak. Puts a creature on fire who tries to hurt you within a 2m radius. 

Necklace: Ilmater’s Aid. Spells now deal an additional 1-4 force damage once your HP drops to half or lower. 

Ring 1: Hag’s Ring. Allows you to cast vicious Mockery cantrip. 

Ring 2: The Sparkswall. Protects you from getting electrocuted. 

Main Hand weapon: Creation’s Echo. This quarterstaff will provide you with resistance from acid, fire, lightning, radiation, and necrotic damage if you deal damage associated with any of the listed. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer Build Level Progression

Level Unlocks Description 
Race, Background, and Ability Points distribution. Make the selections according to our recommendations above. 
Sorcery Points unlocks, Metamagic passives. Make your selection from the three available metamagic passives. 
Metamagic passives, Level 2 spell slot A new and more powerful selection of metamagic opens. 
The first Feat slot unlocks Ability Improvement to increase your Charisma. 
Level 3 spell slot unlocks Choose from Haste, Lightning Bolt, Fireball, and Slow. 
Elemental Affinity sub-class feature Choose from either Damage or Resistance. 
Level 4 spell slot unlocks Choose from Blight, Ice Storm, and Wall of Fire 
The second Feat slot unlocks Magic Initiate warlock to access warlock spells. 
Level 5 spell slot unlocks Select and prepare Telekinesis. 
10 Metamagic passives Final and more powerful metamagic options become available. 
11 Level 6 Spell slot unlocks Prepare Disintegrate for massive damage. 
12 The final Feat slot unlocks Ability Improvement to maximize your Charisma to 20. 
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