Best Draconic Sorcerer Build Guide in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

Abu Bakar Karim
By Abu Bakar Karim
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Best Sorcerer Build: Baldur's Gate 3

Learn about the best subclasses, armories, skills, and spells for the Sorcerer class in Baldur’s Gate 3.

The Sorcerer is one of the spellcasting classes in Baldur’s Gate 3, just like the Wizard. From innate Charisma to a hit dice of 1d6, a Sorcerer can have the most destructive abilities if a certain bloodline is preserved. Apart from casting Metamagic, you can even get the most out of them if the abilities are more focused on Dexterity and Charisma. They also excel in Daggers, Quarterstaves, and Light Crossbows.

And in this build guide, we will talk about being the charismatic Sorcerer with a high stat in Dexterity that pushes up his agility to cause destructive violence. Moreover, we will also talk about the abilities in detail and where you can think of spending your AP more. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

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Best Sorcerer Build Guide in BG3

Best Sorcerer Build in BG3
Sorcerer class

Best BG3 Sorcerer Build Overview

  • Subclass: Draconic Sorcerer
  • Origin: Soldier, Entertainer, or Charlatan
  • Race: Drow
  • Skills: Deception, Persuasion, Intimidation, and Performance
  • Equipment: Quarterstaff or Light Crossbow
  • Spells: Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Thunderwave, Burning Hands, Scorching Ray, Cloud of Daggers, Fireball

Best Ability Points for Sorcerer

  • Strength: 8
  • Dexterity: 14
  • Constitution: 14
  • Intelligence: 13
  • Wisdom: 10
  • Charisma: 16

Sorcerers rely on their magical prowess, with good Dexterity, indicating agility and precision. And the Constitution provides enough durability and resistance to physical damage to cover up the low Strength. A moderate Intelligence and a high Charisma enhance spellcasting abilities and social interaction. As the cap is 20 for each, max out the Charisma first and then go for Constituton.

Best Sorcerer Subclass

Dragon Ancestor with Draconic Resilience increases both HP and AC. Let’s look at the features real quick:

  • Draconic Bloodline Sorcerers can choose their Ancestry color.
  • Ancestry color choice affects a character’s model and grants new abilities.
  • Red Ancestry offers the Burning Hands spell.
  • Black Ancestry offers the Grease spell.
  • Ancestry choices change a character’s appearance and provide additional abilities.

Best Sorcerer Race

The Drow Race can be versatile for Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3. Their features:

  • Proficient in Rapiers, Shortswords, and Hand Crossbows.
  • Drow cantrips include Dancing Lights, Faerie Fire, and Darkness.
  • Cantrips are useful in various situations when used strategically.

Best Sorcerer Background Origin

You should look for backgrounds with Charisma Skills to hit targets with their Spells and improve their chances of negotiating with NPCs. These skills include Deception, Persuasion, Intimidation, and Performance. In my suggestion, Soldier, Entertainer, or Charlatan is more likely to help you reach your goal.

Best Sorcerer Equipment

The Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer’s Equipment offers a proficient weapon like a Quarterstaff or Light Crossbow. If we look more into it:

  • The Sorcerer Robe contributes to a 16 AC.
  • Accessories consist of Absolute’s Talisman and Ring of Color Spray.
  • Absolute’s Talisman restores 1-8 HP when dealing damage.
  • Ring of Color Spray grants the Color Spray Spell, blinding enemies and blocking imminent attacks.

Best Sorcerer Spells

Best Sorcerer Spells in BG3
Best Sorcerer Spells
  • Cantrips

Level 1: Acid Splash, Fire Bolt, Ray of Frost

Level 4: Shocking Grasp

  • Spells

Level 1: Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb

Level 2: Thunderwave, Burning Hands

Level 3: Scorching Ray

Level 4: Cloud of Daggers

Level 5: Fireball

  • Metamagic

Level 2: Careful Spell, Twinned Spell

Level 3: Quickened Spell

Best Sorcerer Features

Sorcerers are given an innate Sorcerous Origin during character creation, which determines their spellcasting ability. This ability, Charisma, dictates everything related to spellcasting, from spell saves to damage dealt with magic. Prioritizing this ability is crucial for improving spells. However, unlike other spellcasting classes, Sorcerers do not prepare their spells, so they cannot edit their list while adventuring. The only way to change it is to use the Spell Replacement feature during leveling.

Why This Sorcerer Build is Best?

We have taken the path of the Draconic Sorcerer. However, even though it doesn’t receive Breath-type spells based on color, instead, it will get a spell related to its color. Moreover, the Draconic Resilience passive plus the Sorcerer’s increased health make them the best combination for staying alive and controlling The Weave.

They hold the upper hand when challenged against another spellcaster because of their superior HP. On top of that, the Sorcerer’s Metamagic skills amplify spellcasting effects, making close-range and AoE spells hit more often.

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