Best mods in Baldur’s Gate 3

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Best mods in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 features a ton of mods for players to grab soon after its launch. Some of these mods were present in the early access version and have been updated for the full release. These are the best mods in Baldur’s Gate 3, which can greatly enhance your experience.

Best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods

Before you can start using these mods in Baldur’s Gate 3, you need to have the Full Release Mod Fixer downloaded. This enables the ability to use the other mods on this list, so it is essential. Here are the mods I recommend.

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AI Friends mod

This simple mod turns the Friends spell into a way to make your party members AI-controlled. If you’re someone who prefers to focus on using your player character, rather than commanding the entire party and all summons, this one streamlines gameplay for you.

More spell slots

Spell slots are highly limited in this game for magical classes. You are limited to only being able to cast as many spells in battle as you have available slots. If you feel frustrated with the lack of spell slots, this mod doubles them so you can cast more in fights.

Increased max level cap

One of the strangest limitations in Baldur’s Gate 3 is the level cap. You can only reach level 12 in this game, which is far lower than other similar games. You can’t even reach level 20 in this game, which this mod changes up considerably.

You’ll now have a level cap of 20. The way it works is that this Baldur’s Gate 3 mod doesn’t increase the max level you can reach with a single class. Instead, you can reach 20 through multiclassing. You still can only up to level 12 with a single class, but you can use an extra eight levels for another class.

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Summon Minthara

Minthara is one of the trickiest party members to get in this game. You can only obtain her if you side with the goblins and take out all of the Druids and Tieflings at the Emerald Grove. Plus, you miss out on recruiting Halsin if you go this route.

As such, this mod addresses that issue head-on. From the start of the game, you can summon Minthara as a party member. She’ll even progress alongside the player, essentially letting you be a good guy in the game and still recruit the Oathbreaker Paladin.

You were a goat for 10 years background

Perhaps the most bizarre and hilarious mod of them all, this one gives you a new background option. You can pick a backstory where you were a goat for 10 years before the start of the game. That alone makes this one of the most unique mods, but this has some gameplay elements.

As a person with some goat experience, you automatically gain access to handle animals and have Darkvision. You can use these without having to pick a certain race or class.

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Fast XP

Despite only having a max level cap of 12, you’ll find that leveling up is quite slow in this game. This is even the case for completionists who are doing all of the side content available in the game. Considering how tough this game can be, you might want to over-level.

To do this, you can use this mod to gain experience much faster. There are two interesting options for this mod. The first is it gives you double the XP for the first six levels in the game. This ensures you quickly prepare and can access some of the mid-game spells and feats.

However, the other option is to have fast XP for the entire game all the way to the level cap. Mix this with the level 20 mod and you could have a much speedier (and easier) playthrough.

Party limit removal

At this time, Baldur’s Gate 3 only features up to four characters in a single party. This includes multiplayer, which can lead to some frustrating. With so many party members, you won’t be able to travel around with all of them.

This removes the party limit of four and makes it a whopping 16 party members you can bring with you at once. In addition, it somehow ups the multiplayer party size to eight players. With this, you can have a massive multiplayer party with nearly every major party member all together. This will make battles larger, wilder, and a lot easier.

Pearly and Glittery Dice

For those who are disappointed by the severe lack of dice skins available in the game, this mod is for you. You get 13 new dice skins to choose from, ranging from bright and cheery lime green to deep pearl silver. There is likely an option for everyone in this quick and easy mod.

Paladin Deity

One of the strangest flaws of the Paladin is the lack of a deity to pick. Only Clerics get that option, despite Paladins (lore-wise) following a deity to who they vow their oath; hinting at this canceled feature in the backend. This mod fixes this glaring omission, allowing you to pick between the same gods the Clerics follow.

5th Edition Spells

While Baldur’s Gate 3 takes the foundation from Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, it doesn’t contain all of its spells. This mod adds in some of the missing spells, such as Dominate Monster and Mass Heal. This alone makes it worth picking up if you feel the spell book is too limited in the base game.

In addition, this mod better balances the overall progression of spells in this game with its numerous extra higher-level spells. You get a better balance of spells across the 5th and higher levels for late-game players.

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