Knowing how to multiclass in Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t a necessity, but it’s a strong option to diversify your characters and capabilities. Why have one set of abilities when you can have two? You’ll find that doing so gives you more control over moment-to-moment decisions in the game’s often difficult skirmishes. In this guide, we’ll go over the useful system, from how to do it, its limitations, and how to reverse it.
How to Multiclass in Baldur’s Gate 3
You can multiclass at the Level Up screen. After you’ve released Withers and can meet him at camp, you can approach him to change your class and initiate the process.
Before we go deeper into how to multiclass, let’s touch on the level cap in Baldur’s Gate 3 and how it interacts with one character sporting two classes. The game’s level cap is 12 and, in the case of multiclassing, that cap is shared between both classes.
What this means is that your levels between both classes can never culminate to more than 12. So you can have a single character be Bard Level 4 and Rogue Level 8, but no higher. Heck, you could have one class up to Level 11 and another at Level 1 just for extra utility. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until your next level to do it.
Note that it costs 100 gold to change class, and you’ll be able to level your character back up to the cumulative level it was before. In the Level Up menu, you’ll find a small icon to “Add Class” at the top right of the tab showing what you learned that level. You can then select a second class to add to your character.
From this point onward, you’ll be able to choose which class gets a level any time that character levels up. The process is luckily very easy to follow, though the level cap and how it’s implemented when multiclassing aren’t entirely obvious.
How to Reverse or Change Multiclassing
Let’s say you gave multiclassing a try on a particular character and you don’t like the combination, or you just want to try another. Doing so is just as easy as going to Withers and asking to change your class for 100 gold again.
That’s all you need to know about how to multiclass in Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s a system that allows for a great deal of build customization, but you may find yourself wanting the higher-level abilities of certain classes. You’ll find out in time, and luckily making changes to your build is cheap and easy. Check out our other guides on Baldur’s Gate 3.