Baldur’s Gate 3 Monk Starter Build

The Monk class despite not possessing spells, can have the best started build in Baldur's Gate 3. You just have to create them right.

When creating the best Monk Starter Build in Baldur’s Gate 3, your main focus should be to help enhance the overall Dexterity of the class. There are three Monk subclasses in BG3, each specializing in Athletics and Acrobatics as its main skill proficiency.

With their level of Dexterity and Strength, they will provide a 1D8 Hit Dice one at each monk level. Successfully allocating the required points to its primary attributes will make the best Monk Starter Build in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Starting Abilities and Skills for Monk Starter Build in BG3

Monk in Baldur’s Gate 3 focuses on mimicking spell effects. This will be its primary source of damage to the enemy. However, each style the Monk mimics differs in the context of combat in BG3. Therefore, to make the Monk Class in Baldur’s Gate 3 more agile, you must focus on investing the majority of your points into Dexterity.

Ability Point Distribution: Strength 15, Dexterity 16, Constitution 10, Intelligence 8, Wisdom 15, and Charisma 8.

As for the skill proficiencies in BG3, I would recommend that you choose Acrobatics and Athletics. You must select these two proficiencies over the others. They will provide you the bonuses you need in the early game stages to make your gaming experience better.

They will help you complete specific challenging objectives in Baldur’s Gate 3. These objectives include running on rocky surfaces and jumping across platforms.


Best Background

Backgrounds are features in Baldur’s Gate 3. They allow you to select the most favored part of the class of your choice. This feature primarily depends upon your vision of creating the class build. Also, it provides additional bonuses for your character skills and rolls, making it a mandatory element to select while creating the best starter builds in Bg3.

The Soldier is the best background choice for the Monk Starter Build in Baldur’s Gate 3. Soldiers are highly trained combatants who get a bonus in Athletics. This is a priority skill for this build.

Additionally, this background offers Intimidation as their secondary skill proficiency. Using this skill adds Charisma to your class that helps your Monk to pass Charisma Checks and be the last to back away during a confrontation with enemies.

Best Feats for BG3 Beginner’s Monk Build 

Feats are yet another feature in Baldur’s Gate 3 that makes your class even stronger. You can consider these unique talents that provide additional active and passive skills you may not have before unlocking feats. This covers the majority of the flaws in your build, making it more rounded.

However, there is a special condition to select feats in BG3. You can only acquire them after progressing through each fourth level of your class i.e. Levels 4 to 12. Below, we have arranged the best Feats for a Baldur’s Gate 3 Beginner’s Monk Build

4Ability Improvement
Beginner’s Monk Build feats table in Baldur’s Gate 3

At level 4, you will unlock Feats in Baldur’s Gate 3. For the Monk Starter build, you must primarily select the Ability Improvement. This feat allows you to gain additional Ability points. Since your Monk class build solely focuses on dealing damage with its Dexterity, this feat will help enhance its overall performance.

Best Alternative for Monk Starter Build in Baldur’s Gate 3

Although Monks do not possess any spells in their arsenal, they use Ki in Baldur’s Gate 3. Ki is a level one class feature in Bg3. It allows Monks to dig deep into their arsenal to find the best feats of strength to use in a battle.

Ki acts as a magical aura that each Monk possesses. However, you can only use it if you spend a certain number of Ki Points while resting between each refill. As you start the build, you will only have two Ki in your possession. However, this soon adds up when you level up in Bg3.

Best armor and weapons

To create a Monk Starter Build in Baldur’s Gate 3, you must possess offensive and defensive skills. This build section can be taken care of by equipping and wielding the best armor and weapons.

However, you must choose them according to the needs of your class. Below, we have arranged an entire table fully dedicated to the best armor and weapons to equipment for the Monk Starter Build in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Item TypeItem nameEffectHow to Get
BootBonespike Boots Gain Saving Throws and Armor Class bonusesLoot a Wooden Chest in the Rivington area
AmuletAmulet of Greater HealthGain Constitution scoreTake part in the House of Hope quest
RingRing of ProtectionGain Saving Throws and Armor Class bonusesComplete Steal the Sacred Idol quest
ChestThe Mighty ClothGain the strength of a BullPurchased from Quartermaster Talli in the Last Light Inn (Act 2)
GlovesGloves of DexterityGain Dexterity scorePurcged from A’jak’nir Jeera at Crèche Y’llek
WeaponCorellon’s GraceGain named attack roll bonusesPurchased from Auntie Ethel, at The Hollow
Monk Starter Build the best armor and weapons table

Monk Starter’s Build Level Progression

Each class in Baldur’s Gate 3 progresses through levels 1 to 12. During each level progression, the class unlocks certain features ranging from abilities to feats. This progression helps us decide on the worth of a class. Below, we have mentioned what the Monk class has in store for us in Baldur’s Gate 3:

All Monk levels

  • Level 1: This is an initiation level during a class-level progression stage. During this level, you will allocate ability points to your Monk Starter Build in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Level 2: You will receive the Patience Defence, Step of Wind: Dash/Disengage Class Actions on this level.
  • Level 3: Level 3 sees you unlocking the Delecr Missiles class feature, which minimizes the damage from melee attacks.
  • Level 4: At Level 4, you can select your first feat; Ability Improvement, to enhance the ability performance for your build.

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