Baldur’s Gate 3 Companions / Party Members Guide


Baldur’s Gate 3 Companions and Party Composition Guide

Surya Kumar
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In Baldur’s Gate 3, players can choose from a variety of companions belonging to different classes, possessing various skill sets and abilities who work together to form an ideal party.
Astarion and Shadowheart stand out from the rest of the companions due to their unique skill sets.

Larian Studios’s Baldur’s Gate 3 comes with a host of different companions to choose from. These companions or party members play a main role when it comes to combat and guiding you through the storyline of the game. Each of these companions comes with unique skill sets and personalities and will provide different opinions and suggestions as you progress through the plot. Although there are a variety of companions, players are restricted to a party consisting of four members including your character. This article will help you choose the best party members to guide and fight alongside you throughout the world of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Companions

There are nine main companions present in the game who certainly pack a punch in Baldur’s Gate 3. They are:

  • Astarion (Rogue)

  • Gale (Wizard)

  • Lae’zel (Fighter)

  • Shadowheart (Cleric)

  • Wyll (Warlock)

  • Karlach (Barbarian)

  • The Dark Urge (Sorcerer)

  • Minsc (Ranger)

  • Jaheira (Druid)

These companions will match your level and powers and also gain the same amount of XP which means they basically level up alongside your character. Their classes are also fixed which means you need to analyze their skills and abilities in order to make the optimal party.


Best Party Compositions in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Balanced Composition

  • Astarion

  • Lae’zel

  • Shadowheart

If you are looking forward to exploring the world of Forgotten Realms, this party might provide the best outcome. Astarion’s sneak abilities along with his lockpicking skills will come in handy if you combine him with the healing and stealth provided by Shadowheart, while Lae’zel will add to your combatting skills.

Combat Focused Composition

  • Lae’zel

  • Shadowheart

  • Gale

If you are focused on a build optimized for combat, these three would come in handy. Lae’zel would be the main fighter and tank while Gale would use his spell-casting abilities along with his signature Netherese Orb Blast. Shadowheart would be the healer assisting you during combat.


Stealth Focused Composition

  • Astarion

  • Gale

  • Wyll

For players who want to take the silent approach, this stealth build will certainly do the job.

While Astrarion is known for his stealth (he’s a vampire after all), Gale’s enchantment spells and Wyll’s persuasion and charisma will certainly help with dialogue options in Baldur’s Gate 3. Players can also swap Wyll for Shadowheart if they have an emphasis on healing.

You might have noticed that Shadowheart and Astarion are mentioned for two different builds, the reason behind it is that they are simply one of the most powerful companions you can acquire in Baldur’s Gate 3. Do note that most of the characters mentioned above can be acquired in the starting act of the game.

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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