Role-playing games appeal to many would-be adventurers since they normally give you some freedom on how to play the game. With this Baldur’s Gate 3 sorlock build, you can overstep the boundaries of sticking to one class and become an expert spellcaster.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has many different classes to choose from during character creation and they all have their own set of spells and abilities. But you can have your character stand out even more by mixing and matching spells from two different classes.
So let’s go ahead and learn about this Baldur’s Gate 3 sorlock build and see if it’s something you would want for your character.
What is a sorlock build?
A sorlock build refers to a character that is multiclassing between a sorcerer and a warlock. This allows them to use spells and abilities from both classes for a unique playstyle.
You’re free to add your own tweaks to this build as you progress through the game but a sorlock’s playstyle generally revolves around the most potent damaging cantrip in the game – the warlock’s Eldritch Blast. The damage from this cantrip can then be enhanced with spells from the sorcerer side of this multiclass build.
Take note that the sorlock build will be unavailable if you are playing through the game on the explorer difficulty since multiclassing is disabled in that mode.
How to build a sorlock
To make a sorlock build, you’ll need to start the game as either a sorcerer or a warlock. From there, you’re going to want at least 2 levels on Warlock and 3 levels on Sorcerer.
When leveling Warlock, prioritize getting Agonizing Blast as this will add a Charisma modifier to each beam of Eldritch Blast. You can then get either Repelling Blast for a knockback effect or Devil’s Sight to help you fight in the dark.
As for your Sorcerer levels, Metamagic: Quickened Spell and Metamagic: Twinned Spell should be at the top of your list. Twinned Spell will allow you to target additional creatures with Eldritch Blast, basically doubling its potency.
How to play sorlock
Eldritch Blast is a long-ranged spell so you’re going to want to keep your distance as you nuke enemies from afar. You should also try ending fights before enemies get a chance to strike back at you since sorlocks tend to lean more toward offense.
To help boost your damage output as a sorlock, you’re going to want gear that raises your Charisma. This will have a significant impact on your Eldritch Blasts due to the effects of Agonizing Blast.