Baldur’s Gate 3 Warlock Build Guide: Melee Warlock (Advanced Guide).
In this Baldur’s Gate 3 Warlock Build Guide I’m going to be covering my Melee Warlock Build for Update 4 of Early Access, and showing you not only what has changed with the Class that allows this to be possible, but also how to do it effectively. If you’ve been wondering how to make a Melee Warlock in Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access, read on to find out. Note that this is an advanced Guide and it already assumes that you have some knowledge of the Warlock Class, or that you’ve watched my Warlock Guide.
BG3 Character Creation: https://baldursgate3.wiki.fextralife.com/Character+Creation
BG3 Wiki: https://baldursgate3.wiki.fextralife.com/Baldur’s+Gate+3+Wiki
BG3 Early Access: https://baldursgate3.wiki.fextralife.com/Early+Access
BG3 Early Access Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyT5NcCVqdX9Mv4xfeJzToPxgq1Z6Wf71&playnext=1&index=1
Warlocks in Baldur’s Gate 3 are extremely powerful because of their Cantrip Eldritch Blast that does between 1-10 Force Damage every use from 18m away, and Cantrips can be cast every turn without using up Spell Slots. Eldritch Blast gets even stronger at Level 2 if you select the Agonizing Blast Eldritch Invocation, allowing for a damage potential of 5-15 damage every use at 18 Charisma. If you factor in the use of Hex, which can add another 1-6 Necrotic Damage, this becomes 6-21 damage nearly every turn. And that’s even before you mention that Eldritch Blast gains an Advantage if used from elevation.
Why on earth then would anyone want to play a Melee Warlock in Early Access? If you factor all those things together it seems like there would be no reason to, but there is, and that’s because of the change to the Eldritch Invocation Devil’s Sight in Update 4. Devil’s Sight now allows Warlocks to see inside their Darkness Spell, and not suffer Blindness while standing in it. So what? Big deal right? Wrong.
The benefit of Darkness is that it causes Blindness on enemies standing inside it, and you gain Advantage when attacking enemies that are Blind, and they gain Disadvantage when attacking you. However, you cannot attack enemies with Ranged Attacks who are inside Darkness, so you must melee to gain the full benefit of this Spell. How does the damage compare? Let’s check it out.
At 16 Strength, using a Greatsword +1 you will deal 6-16 damage per swing. This is actually a bit more than Eldritch Blast if you’re not using Hex, but this damage can be increased further at Level 4 if you take the Great Weapon Master Feat. Great Weapon Master allows you to deal an extra 10 Damage but suffer – 5 to your Attack Roll. This means this should only be used if you have Advantage on your attack, which you will if you are standing in Darkness, and will increase your damage to 16-26 damage per swing. You’ll still have decent accuracy on your attacks, but will hit for mega damage, but there is more. You also gain a bonus attack if you kill a target, so you can attack twice in one turn fairly regularly.
However, the true power of the Darkness is that if used properly you can pick off enemies without ever triggering combat, allowing you to systematically wipe out entire groups solo, never taking damage. Enemies cannot see what is happening in Darkness, allowing you to perform nefarious deeds, and then stroll out as if nothing at all has happened. I’ll explain how to do this at the end of this Guide, but for now let’s look at how to setup this Build.
Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to our channel for more!
Follow us on social media:
Visit our wikis: https://www.wiki.fextralife.com/
Check out our blog: https://fextralife.com/
Visit our forums: https://fextralife.com/forums/
#baldursgate3 #baldursgate3guide #baldursgate3build
baldurs gate 3 gameplay,bg3 early access,bg3 build,early access build,early access guide,bg3 best build,baldurs gate 3 warlock build,bg3 warlock build,bg 3 melee build,bg3 melee build,warlock build,best melee build,op build,op warlock build,op melee build,melee warlock build,baldurs gate 3 melee build,baldurs gate 3 melee warlock build,bg3 broken build,baldurs gate 3 broken build,baldurs gate 3 advance build,early access build bg3,bg3 advance build