Baldur's Gate 3 – Wizard Class Guide

The Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard has access to myriad magic spells, allowing you to burn, blast, and break apart foes with ease. This spellcaster tends to be one of the top options for beginners, too, owing to ease of use. Our Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard class guide discusses what you can expect if you choose this for your campaign.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard class guide overview

Our Baldur’s Gate 3 Wizard class guide acts as an overview of its viability. We also take note of ideal options during character creation. Once you’re finished with our overview, we suggest visiting our best build guide for this class.

Wizard Class Summary

Class Features

  • Spells – Wizards have the largest pool of magic available to any spellcasting class. You do need to select new spells upon leveling up, and you must also prepare them via the spellbook menu.
  • Spell Learning – Wizards can learn a variety of spells by choosing the appropriate option when using scrolls.
  • Spell Slots – You have a number of spell slots pertaining to a particular tier. These are all refreshed when you do a long rest.
  • Arcane Recovery – Choose this action to replenish a particular spell slot while out of combat, except for those above rank 5.
  • Cantrips – These spells can be used at any given time without expending a spell slot.


For the sake of clarity, Wizards should only use cloth armor in order to cast spells effectively. The weapons themselves aren’t particularly important in terms of damage, since you’ll never attack an enemy in melee. At best, you should look at simple weapons, daggers, quarterstaves, and light crossbows, either for any effects they might provide, or as a last resort.

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