Baldur’s Gate 3 is near its official release and the game is slowly living up to the hype it promised with its early access released almost three years ago.
The latest community update from Larian Studios has made everyone highly excited with some key announcements, including exciting additions to the character creation toolbox, a new mysterious customizable origin character, split-screen co-op, early respeccs, and one of the keystones of DnD mechanics – Multiclassing.
Multiclassing Without Pre-requisites Form Wildest Combinations
Multiclassing is a highly sought after feature in RPGs as it allows players to create some of the most wacky builds possible.
Sadly, many RPG games don’t allow multiclassing, mainly due to the hundreds of complexities it can stir up leading to an optimization nightmare for the Developers.
Baldur’s Gate 3 not only adds multiclassing, it also has removed the ability score prerequisites for the characters to multiclass.
In 5th edition DnD, characters must meet certain pre-requisite ability scores to multiclass. For example, characters needed at least 13 Charisma to multiclass into Warlock, or to multiclass into Druid, characters needed at least 13 Wisdom in their ability score.
With the pre-requisites removed, players can create some of the wildest builds, like a warrior-rogue with arcane spells, without any restrictions. And remember that all the classes affect not only the combat, but also the roleplaying choices inside the game, likely creating some bizarre encounters.
Choose A Multiclass At Each Level
Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t the only game with multiclassing, but games that do have it are often limited to a few classes.
However, in Baldur’s Gate 3, you can choose a different class to level up at each level. This basically allows the character to multiclass into 12 different classes, as the highest level is 12, which is pretty damn cool.
Obviously choosing 12 different classes will lead to a very weak build, but the fact that it can be done is amazing.
Respeccs Are Allowed Early on In Act 1
With the game having 12 classes and 46 subclasses while allowing multiclassing, the permutation and combination for the builds are off the charts.
And with these many options available, it’s common to make mistakes. One of the things I have always hated is being forced to play a game with a badly created character. It ruins the game’s experience and forces players to restart.
But that won’t be needed in Baldur’s Gate 3 as the game will allow players to respec early on in the game. According to their community post, there will be a particular NPC (someone who was in the Early Access), who can now help characters respec in the early stages of Act 1.
This character will give the players the opportunity to restart their build from Level 1 with new starting proficiencies, attributes, spells and cantrips.
The RPG and DnD fans will soon be able to experience the full potential of Baldur’s Gate 3 with its release less than a month away. Multiclassing adds more depth and allowing early respecs will let players take risks with their builds without worries.
The recent updates for the full game have been well received in the community and hopefully the game delivers the promises from the day of its release.