Welcome to my simple yet effective best BG3 bard build. Today I will be sharing some tips on bard playstyle and character creation choices. So that you can enjoy your bard playthrough to its full extend.
Tip number one, the bard should be your groups main talker. Because bard have vast charisma points and multiple speech check bonuses. Persuasion or intimidation, bard class have whatever it takes for both.
Second tip is focusing on support. Bard is a support character in both tabletop, d&d 5e, and Baldur’s Gate 3. Therefore all its skills and abilities revolves around supporting other characters in the group. So, you should focus on the support skills and optimize your group according to that. Otherwise your bard might end up being useless. We don’t want that.
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Final tip, go straight to the Alfira and sing duet with her. That way you can witness one of the best scenes of Baldur’s Gate 3.
BG3 Bard Character Creation
Bard character creation in Baldur’s Gate 3 is really simple actually. You should simply focus on charisma, and supportive abilities.
Baldur’s Gate 3 bard build starts with this character creation choices.
Charisma is the primary attribute of a bard. Therefore the classes with +2 charisma bonus are the best choice. For the record, those classes are half-elf and tiefling.
Entertainer is the best background choice for a bard without a doubt. This background gives acrobatics and performance proficiencies. Performance proficiency is a charisma skill and goes perfectly with bard class.
Vicious mockery and true strike would be the optimal choice for starters. For damage, vicious mockery is great. Whereas true strike is a support skill. It is also great because bard is kind of a support character.
Cure wounds and healing words are a must because Bard is a support character. Tasha’s hideous laughter is also highly effective enchantment spell that renders your enemies useless. Finally your fourth and the last pick should be the dissonant whispers as it deals really high damage.
It doesn’t really change anything at all. Besides you can find various instruments during your journey. They are all usable and have the same effect. Except their music of course. 🙂
Beware, this is an important choice.
College of Lore
You pursue beauty and truth, collecting knowledge from scholarly tomes to peasants’ tales, and use your gifts to hold both audiences and enemies spellbound.
This is for melee focused bards.
Collage of Valor
You wander the land to witness and relate the deeds of the mighty, keeping alive the memory of heroes of the past and inspiring heroes of the future.
The other alternative, more supportive ranged bard subclass.
Bard Mindflayer Power
Illithid spell of bard class is Stage Fright. It is one of the most effective mindflayer power in the game. Let us examine it.
- 2-12 Damage
- 2d6 Psychic
- 3 Turns
Drown your enemies in an overwhelming fear of failure. They receive Disadvantage on Attack Rolls and take damage each time they miss an Attack Roll.
They overcome their Stage Fright when they succeed an Attack Roll.
It is highly effective against enemies that get a lot of attack rolls. Also, you can do combos with Bane or Cutting Word skills. Pretty brutal if you ask me. For other classes, visit Baldur’s Gate 3 mindflayer powers guide. Spoiler alert, bard power is one of the strongest ones.
Anyway, latest BG3 bard class build ends here. You can share thoughts via the comment section below, thanks for tuning in, see you later.