Baldur’s Gate 3 offers a variety of wondrous gear for all classes. Choosing magical items can be hard. I wanted to narrow down the best gear for specific classes, and this one’s about Clerics. Here are my choices for the best Cleric gear in Baldur’s Gate 3.
What are the 10 Best Cleric Magic Items in Baldur’s Gate 3?
10. The Whispering Promise
Let’s start this list of the best Cleric gear pieces in Baldur’s Gate 3 with some early-game Act 1 items like The Whispering Promise ring. If you heal someone with any spell or potion, they gain a one-turn Bless. It grants them a +1d4 bonus to attack rolls and saving throws. I love triggering this on Rogues who need to land that Sneak Attack, Rangers with Sharpshooter, or Barbarians and Fighters with Great Weapon Master. Buy it from Volo in the Druid Grove
9. Hellrider’s Pride
The Hellrider’s Pride gauntlets grant you +1 on Strength saving throws, and similar to the Whispering Promise ring, focus on defense. When you heal a creature, it receives Blade Ward for 1 round, granting it piercing, slashing, and bludgeoning damage resistance. It’s obviously great to use on front liners, but I also find it a great combo for Blade Warlocks using Armor of Agathys. It prolongs the spell’s defensive and offensive properties. Buy them from Zevlor or get it as a reward for the completing the Investigate Kagha quest.
8. Wapira’s Crown
Clerics have to stay alive. If you’re dead, there’s no one to support your team. That’s where Wapira’s Crown comes in, a powerful Cleric item to use during the early game and most of the mid-game. Each time you heal a creature, you also receive healing by 1d6 points. It also works if you heal allies by throwing potions at them, which I always do in a grouped-up party. This piece of Cleric gear is a quest reward if you kill all three leaders of the Goblin Camp and accept Zevlor’s reward.
7. Staff of Arcane Blessing
The Staff of Arcane Blessing boosts Bless by providing an additional 1d4 bonus to all effects. You also reeceive a free Bless cast for free to boost your allies by 2d4 on all attack rolls and saving throws. This is incredibly powerful throughout the entirety of Baldur’s Gate 3, and it even boosts other instances of Bless, like from The Whispering Promise ring. Find it in the Arcane Tower cellar. Get into the cellar by finding the special ring from Bernard and interacting with the newly-revealed elevator button while wearing it.
6. Shield of Devotion
Shield of Devotion is a great Act 2 shield for Clerics. You get a free cast of Level 3 Aid for yourself, as well as an extra Level 1 spell slot to cast extra Cure Wounds, Healing Word, or Bless. Lastly, this shield also comes with the Shield Bash ability. It’s an early to mid-game powerhouse that’s highly accessible. Ketheric’s Shield and Viconia’s Walking Fortress are excellent options in the later stages of the game. Buy it from Talli in the Last Light Inn.
5. The Hood of the Weave
The next two Cleric gear pieces focus on Spell Save DC for Clerics who want to damage and debuff their enemies. The first is the Hood of the Weave, which boosts your spell save DC by +2 and spell attack rolls. This is perfect for spells like Hold Person, Banishment, Spirit Guardians, Blight, etc. Buy it from the Mystic Carrion in Philgrave’s Mansion.
4. Amulet Of The Devout
Stack the Hood with the Amulet of the Devout for incredibly potent spells. The Amulet also gives you a +2 bonus to spell save DC, further boosting your offensive spells. It also grants you an extra Channel Ability charge, which I used to great effect on my Tempest Cleric build to blast groups of enemies. Find it in a chest in the Stormshore Tabernacle’s basement. Be careful if you’re stealing it; you’ll get the Castigated by Divinity debuff. I stole it with a Hireling that I later simply dismissed.
3. Blood of Lathander
One of the most powerful Cleric weapons is the Blood of Lathander. It’s a great melee weapon, but you don’t even have to use it as a melee Cleric. Its benefits are universal. It saves you from dying by healing a hefty 2d12 to your character and by 1d6 to nearby allies. It also sheds bright light and blinds fiends and undead.
You also get the powerful Sunbeam spell for free per Long Rest. Best of all, you can use all of these benefits without ever hitting anyone. That said, I loved this item even more on my Tempest and War Cleric. Check out this guide on how to get the Blood of Lathander.
2. Radiant Orb Items
This is a three-item combo that turns your Cleric into a tank capable of debuffing enemies in an AoE. All of these items apply the Radiant Orb condition through Radiant Damage or spell damage while illuminated. Radiant Orb is a stackable condition that imposes a -1 attack roll penalty on affected enemies per stack.
If you wear all three items and hit an enemy with a simple Sacred Flame cantrip, that enemy gets 6 stacks of Radiant Orb or -6 to attacks. While it takes time to assemble all three items, I found this an incredibly powerful Shadowheart gear combo with the Spirit Guardians spell to debuff masses of enemies in combat.
- Luminous Armor: Found in a chest in the Selunite Outpost as you enter the Underdark.
- Luminous Gloves: Found in a Potter’s Chest in the Ruined Battlefield in the Pottery house where you can get ambushed.
- Coruscation Ring: Found in a chest beneath the Last Light Inn.
1. The Reviving Hands
The Reviving Hands gear piece is one of the most powerful magic items in BG3, and one I absolutely love to use. When wearing them, you get instant access to a free Revivify spell. Furthermore, each time you heal a creature, they’re affected by Blade Ward, and each time you revive someone, they receive a free Level 4 Death Ward spell. If you wear the Ring of Regeneration with this item, you proc Blade Ward on yourself each turn, giving you a permanent pseudo Barbarian Rage. Buy them from Vicar Humbletoes in the Stormshore Tabernacle in the Lower City of Baldur’s Gate.