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Best Sorcerer Build BG3

The Best Sorcerer Build for Baldur’s Gate 3, that is focusing on Frost based Spells to deal massive AOE damage and defeat opponents! The Sorcerer is a powerful spellcaster in Baldur’s Gate 3 with access to strong Elemental Spells. Focusing on Frost Spells is an excellent way to deal massive AOE Damage but also Crowd Control enemies. Frost Spells create Ice on the ground after impact which can force enemies to go prone and lose their turn! To maximize the fun and effectiveness of the Build you will have to position yourself and your group well but also take advantage of the Frost Spells side effects! This Sorcerer Build Guide will show you the best spell options and gear you can use in order to create a powerful Frost Based Sorcerer in BG3.

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Sorcerer Class Mechanics Guide BG3

The Sorcerer is one of the pure Spellcaster Classes in Baldur’s Gate 3, along with the Wizard that has access to powerful Elemental based spells. A powerful but harder to master Class that can reward you with fun gameplay thanks to its unique gameplay. Sorcerer Builds in BG3 have limited Spell Slots they can use in combat and rely on their Charisma to deal significant damage. However, Sorcerers can manipulate their Spell Slots with their 2 unique Class actions:

  • Create Sorcery Points
  • Create Spell Slots

The Create Sorcery Points action consumes a spell slot of your choice and gives you Sorcery Points that you can then use to create a new Spell Slot with the Create Spell Slots action. Like this you can manipulate the Sorcery Points along with Spell Slots to always be able to cast your favorite Spells.

Additionally the Sorcerer Class also gains access to powerful Metamagic Passive options! Metamagic allows you to enhance and alter Spells of your choice so you can adjust your strategy in every fight. For example with the Metamagic: Twinned Spell passive, you can cast the same spell twice at the same time and deal damage to more enemies in the same turn. Metamagic costs Sorcery Points to use! The entire Sorcerer Gameplay in BG3 revolves around Sorcery Points which you earn when you level up.

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Sorcerer Build Frost AOE BG3

Best Subclass for Sorcerer Frost Build in BG3

The Best Subclass for the Sorcerer Build in BG3 is the Draconic Bloodline! The Draconic Bloodline Subclass gives you access to the Draconic Resilience and Draconic Resilience: Hit Points features. Draconic Resilience makes your base Armor Class 13 when you are not wearing armor, while Draconic Resilience: Hit Points gives you an extra hit point every time you level up. This helps a lot with survivability since the Sorcerer is a fragile ranged Class in BG3! The Draconic Bloodline also gives you access to a Draconic Ancestor with unique effects. There are ten Draconic Ancestors you can pick from and each will boost your resistance but also damage with a specific Element! The Draconic Ancestors are:

  • Draconic Ancestry: Red(Fire) – bonus fire damage and resistance, Burning Hands Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Black(Acid) – bonus acid damage and resistance, Grease Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Blue(Lightning) – bonus lightning damage and resistance, Witch Bolt Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: White(Cold) – bonus cold damage and resistance, Armour of Agathys Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Green(Poison) – bonus poison damage and resistance, Ray of Sickness Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Gold(Fire) – bonus fire damage and resistance, Disguise Self Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Silver(Cold) – bonus cold damage and resistance, Feather Fall Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Bronze(Lightning) – bonus lightning damage and resistance, Fog Cloud Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Copper(Acid) – bonus acid damage and resistance, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter Spell
  • Draconic Ancestry: Brass(Fire) – bonus fire damage and resistance, Sleep Spell

To maximize the potential of the Sorcerer Frost Build for Baldur’s Gate 3 the Draconic Ancestry: White(Cold) is the best option! At level 6, spells that deal Cold Damage are more powerful and you can become resistant to Cold damage. It also gives you access to the Armour of Agathys Spell. A powerful defensive spell that gives 5 temporary hit points and deals Cold damage to enemies hitting you with melee attacks! This spell refreshes after every Long Rest and you can cast it as a level 6 Spell, which means that you can get up to 30 extra Hitpoints! You can combine it with the Spellcrux Amulet later in the game so you can always get your Spell Slot back before every fight.

Armour of Agathys Spell

Best Race for Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Best Race for the Sorcerer Build in BG3 is the High Elf or High Half Elf! The High Elf and High Half-Elf Races offer you one extra Cantrip that you can use in the game. This is especially helpful early in the game since it gives you access to more sources of damage. You can pick any of the available Cantrips and it will not affect the Build and its focus on Frost Damage since you can pick four more for the first Level. For the free Cantrip you get from the Elf Race you can pick the Fire Bolt! It is the strongest Cantrip available and can use it to set surfaces with flammable elements alight! This option will be more helpful early in the game however.

Alternatively you can pick the Ray of Frost Cantrip that deals slightly less damage but fits better with the Build! Either way you will have both when you start the game. A few more good Races you can pick for the Sorcerer Build BG3 are:

  • Drow(either sub race)
  • Human
  • Dragonborn

You can pick any of the eleven available Races in BG3 and still have success with the Build! To find out more about all Baldur’s Gate 3 Races and their Sub Races, you can read my Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Race Guide!

Best Abilities for Sorcerer Frost Build in BG3

Charisma is the main Ability for Sorcerer in Baldur’s Gate 3. What that means is that the higher Charisma is, the more effective your Sorcerer Build will be in BG3! Constitution and Dexterity are also important abilities that will help you stay alive but also get better initiative in battle! You can use the recommended abilities setup or adjust them to get high Charisma and good enough Dexterity and Constitution. For a powerful Sorcerer Build that also has good initiative and survivability, you can use the following abilities setup:

  • Strength – 8
  • Dexterity – 15
  • Constitution – 14
  • Intelligence – 10
  • Wisdom – 10
  • Charisma – 17

Best Background for Sorcerer Build in BG3

The most important ability for the Sorcerer is Charisma. To maximize the efficiency of the build you should pick a background that gives access to Skills that rely on Charisma! The Best Background for the Sorcerer Build in BG3 is Noble! Noble gives access to the Persuasion and History Skills. Persuasion is Charisma based and an important skill that you will use in almost every dialogue. History on the other hand is an intelligence skill that can be useful as well. Other good backgrounds you can use for the Build are:

  • Guild Artisan
  • Soldier
  • Entertainer
  • Criminal
  • Charlatan

To find more about all available Backgrounds you can read my Baldur’s Gate 3 Backgrounds Guide!

Best Skills for Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3

Skill proficiencies allow you to pursue different paths when picking dialogue option and can help you solve situations in a variety of ways. When you create your character you can pick two more skills to increase your proficiency with them. Deception and Intimidation are always good options. Arcana can be helpful as well! You can follow this example or boost the skills of your choice. Skills do not matter in combat but they are always nice to have to advance storytelling.

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Sorcerer Build Skills

Sorcerer Build Leveling Guide in BG3

Below you can find the Best options for the Sorcerer Frost Build in BG3 for every Level! There are 12 Levels in total and each one unlocks new powerful Spells and passives for your Sorcerer Build!

Level 1 Best options for Sorcerer Build BG3

Level 1 is basically Character Creation for your Sorcerer Build in BG3! Here you get to pick your Race, Subclass, Background and Skills as you have seen already. Follow the above recommendations and proceed to pick your Cantrips and Spells! You can choose four Cantrips and two Spells in the first level. The Best Cantrips for the Sorcerer Frost Build are:

  • Ray of Frost. A great ranged Cantrip that deals 1-8 Cold Damage! Pick Fire Bolt if you have already unlocked Ray of Frost as your Race Cantrip.
  • Shocking Grasp. Strong Shock based Cantrip that deals 1-8 Lightning Damage. Have to be in melee range to use it but it is more effective against enemies in metal armour.
  • Poison Spray. Another close range Cantrip that deals 1-12 Poison Damage.
  • Light. Infuses an object with an aura of light and can be very useful in certain parts of the game.

The Best Spells for the Sorcerer Frost Build are:

  • Ice Knife. Ice Knife is a powerful Frost based Spell that deals 3-22 Damage. This is going to be your main offensive spell for the rest of the game that you can cast it as any level(up to level 6)! It is also the best Spell to use along with Metamagic: Twinned Spell passive.
  • Chromatic Orb. Chromatic Orb is another great early spell that creates a surface on impact and you can cast as any of the available Elements. Which means that you can use it as a Frost Spell as well. Strong to use early in the game but not very effective later.
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Ice Knife Spell

Level 2 Best Options for Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3

At Level 2 you unlock your two Class Actions, Create Sorcery Points and Create Spell Points so you can start manipulating your Spell Slots to your benefit! You get to pick one more Spell and your first Metamagic Passives as well. For your next spell pick Thunderwave. A Thunder based Spell that deals 2-16 damage and can push away enemies and objects. Relatively useful early in the game that we are going to replace with a better spell soon however. For your first Metamagic Passives pick:

  • Metamagic: Twinned Spell. Spells that only target 1 creature can target an additional creature. Costs 1 Sorcery Point per Spell Slot level used. A powerful Passive that you will use often in the game.
  • Metamagic: Distant Spell. Increases the range of Spells by 50%. Melee spells get a range of 9m. Costs 1 Sorcery Point per spell.
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Metamagic: Twinned Spell

Level 3 Best Options for Sorcerer Frost Build BG3

For the 3rd Level you can pick one more Spell and another Metamagic Passive! Scorching Ray is the best option if you wish to boost your overall damage and be able to take out multiple enemies with the same spell. Scorching Ray is a Fire based Spell that fires 3 rays(at the same or different targets) and deals 6-36 Damage in total. Metamagic: Quickened Spell is the best Passive to pick now. With this passive, Spells that cost an action cost a bonus action instead. Costs 3 Sorcery Points per spell.

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Metamagic: Quickened Spell

Level 4 Best Options for Sorcerer Build BG3

At level 4 you get to pick a new Cantrip, another Spell and your first Feat! Feats are powerful passive effects that can enhance your play style or help you alter your build! You can pick 3 Feats for your Sorcerer Build at levels 4, 8 and 12! Picking Feats is quite important for the effectiveness of your Build in Baldur’s Gate 3. For the first Feat, pick Ability Improvement and add 2 points to Charisma. Like this your Charisma score will rise up to 19 if you have followed the above recommendations and your Sorcerer Spells will be more effective.

For Cantrip choose the one you like the most! Dancing Lights is a nice option to complement your Light Cantrip and illuminate bigger areas when in need. Any other option is good as well since none affects the Build greatly. As for Spell, you should pick Misty Step! A powerful utility spell that allows you to teleport in another area and escape from melee based enemies more easily. With Misty Step you can also position yourself easier on high ground.

Level 5 Best Options for Sorcerer Build BG3

When you hit level 5 you unlock level 3 Spells and you get to pick a new one. There are a couple great offensive Spells you can take, Fireball and Lightning Bolt! Fireball deals 8-48 Fire Damage and is your first great AOE Spell that will help you clear groups of enemies until you unlock Frost based Spells. Lightning Bolt on the other hand also deals 8-48 Lightning Damage but fires in a straight line, so you will have to position yourself in order to hit as many enemies as possible and avoid hitting your party. Pick one of them as your new Spell for the level and replace Thunderwave with the other to get both at the same level!

Fireball Spell

Level 6 Best Options for Sorcerer Frost Build Baldur’s Gate 3

When you reach Level 6 your Subclass features will finally kick in and your Frost Spells will start hurting more! You can only pick one new spell now. Counterspell is the best option and the best reaction against casters in the game! Counterspell stops enemy spells from being cast and will help you survive harder enemies! Before you level up also replace Chromatic Orb with Haste to receive another great Utility Spell for you and your party. Haste grants to you or an ally an action, makes you faster and gives you +2 to Armour Class!


Level 7 Best Options for Sorcerer Build BG3

When you reach level 7 you unlock Level 4 Spells and its finally time to get your first powerful Frost Based Spell! Ice Storm is a massive AOE Spell that deals Frost damage to a wide area and creates Ice on the ground. Ice Storm deals 6-40 Damage and will be your number one offensive Spell for the rest of the game. An amazing offensive option that will help you destroy large groups of enemies but also put them into the prone state and force them to lose their turn!

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Ice Storm Spell

Level 8 Best Options for Sorcerer Frost Build Baldur’s Gate 3

It is time to unlock a new Spell and get another Feat! For your second Feat pick Spell Sniper! Spell Sniper decreases the number you need to roll a Critical Hit while attacking with a spell by 1, making it easier to score critical hits! You can also pick another Cantrip of your choice. Bone Chill is a decent option if you want to diversify your offensive capabilities. Bone Chill deals 2-16 Necrotic Ranged Damage. For your new Spell, pick another Utility option between Fear or Blur. Fear makes enemies fearful and have disadvantage on Ability Checks and Attack Rolls. Good option for more Crowd Control capabilities. Blur on the other hand makes attackers to have Disadvantage on Attack Rolls against you and is a nice self defense option. Either will do, just pick the one that suits your play style more.

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Spell Sniper Feat

Level 9 Best Options for Sorcerer Build Baldur’s Gate 3

At level 9 you unlock Level 5 Spells and can get another powerful Frost based Spell, Cone of Cold! Cone of Cold fires frost in a cone in front of you, dealing 8-64 Frost Damage and will help you deal with multiple enemies at the same time. To use it effectively, you will have to position yourself properly however.

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Cone of Cold

Level 10 Best Options for Sorcerer Build Bg3

Another Cantrip, Spell and Class Passive at this level! For your new Cantrip pick any between Acid Splash, Mage Hand or Friends!

  • Acid Splash deals 3-18 Acid Damage
  • Mage Hand creates a Hand that can manipulate and interact with objects
  • Friends grants advantage on Charisma Checks against a non-hostile creature.

For your spell option pick Hypnotic Pattern. This spell hypnotises creatures that can see the pattern so they cannot move, act or attack you. A powerful Crowd Control Spell that can help you deal with large number of enemies faster. Finally for your new Passive you can pick between Metamagic: Heightened Spell or Metamagic: Subtle Spell.

  • Metamagic: Heightened Spell. Targets of spells that require Saving Throws have Disadvantage on their first Saving Throw. Costs 3 Sorcery Points per spell.
  • Metamagic: Subtle Spell. You can cast Spells while Silenced. Costs 1 Sorcery Point per spell.

Heightened Spell is obviously more useful but Subtle Spell can be helpful as well.

Level 11 Best Options for Sorcerer Build BG3

At level 11 you unlock powerful Level 6 Spells! Unfortunately there are no Frost based spells in that level but you can pick the powerful Chain Lightning! Chain Lightning deals 10-80 Lightning Damage to a target, as well as dealing damage to up to three more enemies nearby. A great offensive spell to deal massive damage to multiple enemies.

Chain Lightning

Level 12 Best Options for Sorcerer Build Frost BG3

Finally at level 12 you unlock a new Spell, your last Feat but also the ability to Fly! Thanks to your Subclass, you earn the Fly action which allows you to move everywhere by flying without any penalties. For your last Spell you can pick Disintegrate, which is a powerful Level 6 offensive Spell or Globe of Invulnerability if you prefer to boost your defense. Disintegrate deals 50-100 Force damage and if it reduces the targets hitpoints to 0, it also disintegrates them! Globe of Invulnerability creates a protected area where you are invulnerable. So every enemy inside it!

For your final Feat pick the Elemental Adept: Cold to further boost your damage and effectiveness with Frost Damage Spells! With this Feat, Spells you cast and attacks you make ignore Resistance to Cold Damage. In addition, when you deal Cold Damage with a spell, you cannot roll a 1.

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Elemental Adept Cold Feat

Best Gear for Sorcerer Build in BG3

Below you can find the Best Gear for the Sorcerer Frost Build in Baldur’s Gate 3. The Best Weapons and Armor for the Sorcerer, as well as alternative options that can help you early in the game!

What is the Best Weapon for Sorcerer Build in BG3

The Best Weapon for the Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3, is Markoheshkir! A legendary Quarterstaff that offers a variety of useful effects:

  • Arcane Enchantment – You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and spell attack rolls.
  • Arcane Battery – Alleviate the arcane burden of spellcasting with the power of this staff. The next spell you cast doesn’t cost a spell slot.
  • Kereska’s Favour – Imbue yourself with the power of Acid, Poison, Thunder, Lightning, Cold or Fire, gain resistance to the appropriate element and 2 powerful Spells you can cast.
  • Weapon Enchantment +2
  • Versatile
Markoheshkir Staff

You can get Markoheshkir in the Sorcerous Sundries store in Baldur’s Gate Act 3. The staff is located a couple floors below Lorroakan’s location and it is easy to miss it. Another good alternative is the Staff of Spellpower. A very Rare Quarterstaff, similar to Markoheshkir. The Staff of Spellpower offers:

  • Arcane Enchantment – You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and spell attack rolls.
  • Arcane Battery – Alleviate the arcane burden of spellcasting with the power of this staff. The next spell you cast doesn’t cost a spell slot.
  • Weapon Enchantment +2
  • Versatile

You can get the Staff of Spellpower inside the House of Hope, during Act 3.


Woe is another powerful Very Rare Quarterstaff, that you can get late in the game, during Act 3 by defeating Cazador inside his Palace! This Staff offers:

  • Arcane Enchantment – You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and spell attack rolls.
  • Arcane Vampirism – When the creatures affected by your spells fail any associated Saving Throws, you regain 1-4 hitpoints.
  • Blight Level 4 Spell
  • Weapon Enchantment +2
  • Versatile

For a pure Frost based Sorcerer Build the Mourning Frost is the best Weapon! A Very Rare quarterstaff that you can craft by finding its 3 pieces(Icy Helve, Icy Metal, Icy Crystal) in the Underdark during Act 1! Which makes it a great early weapon as well for the Build! The Mourning Frost offers:

  • Heart of Ice – When dealing Cold Damage, the wielder deals an additional 1 Cold damage.
  • Insidious Cold – Dealing Cold damage with a spell possible inflicts Chilled upon the target.
  • Weapon Enchantment +1
  • Ray of Frost Cantrip
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Mourning Frost

A few great weapons you can use early in the game are The Spellsparkler and Cacophony. The Spellsparkler is a Rare Quarterstaff that you can get as a reward for rescuing Counsellor Florrick in Waukeen’s Rest, in Act 1. The Spellsparkler offers:

  • Electric Veins – When the wielder deals damage with a spell or cantrip, they gain 2 Lighting Charges.
  • Versatile

Cacophony on the other hand is another rare Quarterstaff that you can get form Lady Esther in the Mountain Pass, right outside the Rosymon Monastery. Cacophony offers:

  • Thunderous Smite Level 1 Spell
  • Weapon Enchantment +1
  • Versatile

The table below shows you the best Gear for the Sorcerer Frost Build, as well as good alternative options to use early in BG3!

PieceBestEarly Game
HeadHood of the WeaveCirclet of Blasting
CapeCloak of the WeaveCloak of Protection
ChestRobe of the Weave or Potent RobeThe Protecty Sparkswall
GlovesQuickspell Gloves or Helldusk GlovesBracers of Defense
BootsDisintegrating Night Walkers or Helldusk BootsBoots of Speed or Boots of Genial Striding
NecklaceSpellcrux AmuletThe Spectator Eyes
RingKiller’s SweetheartRing of Mental Inhibition
RingRing of RegenerationSnowburst Ring
WeaponMarkoheshkir or Mourning FrostCacophony or The Spellsparkler

What is the Best Armor for Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3

The Hood of the Weave is the best head armor for the Sorcerer Build in BG3. A Very Rare armor that you can get from Mystic Carrion in Baldur’s Gate, in Act 3 and offers the Arcane Enchantment Effect. Arcane Enchantment grants you a +2 bonus to Spell Save DC and Spell attack rolls.

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Hood of the Weave

Cloak of the Weave is the best Cape Armor for the Sorcerer Build in Baldur’s Gate 3. You can buy it from Helsik at Devil’s Fee in Act 3 and offers Arcane Enchantment and Absorb Elements.

  • Arcane Enchantment – you gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and Spell attack rolls.
  • Absorb Elements – Absorb elemental damage once per Short Rest. Take half damage from the next elemental attack targeting you, and deal an additional 1d6 of that element type on your next attack.

For the chest you can wear either the Robe of the Weave or Potent Robe. Robe of the Weave is a Very Rare clothing that you can get in the Sorcerous Sundries store in Baldur’s Gate Act 3 along with Markoheshkir and offers:

  • Arcane Enchantment – you gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and Spell attack rolls.
  • Weave Eater – Whenever the wearer succeeds a Saving Throw against a spell, they regain 1-6 hit points.
  • Armor Class +2

Potent Robe on the other hand is also a Very Rare Clothing that you can get as a Quest Reward for Rescuing the Tieflings and offers:

  • Gregarious Caster – Your cantrips deal additional damage equal to your Charisma Modifier.
  • Well-Liked and Well-Fortified – At the beginning of the wearer’s turn, the robe activates, granting them temporary hit points equal to their Charisma Modifier.
  • Armor Class +1
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Robe of the Weave

The Quickspell Gloves or Helldusk Gloves are the best for the gloves Armor slot. You can buy Quickspell Gloves from Rolan at the Sorcerous Sundries in Act 3 and they grant you Quickspell Flinger: Cantrips that cost an action cost a bonus action instead. This effect can be used once per Short Rest. You can loot the Helldusk Gloves from Haarlap in the House of Hope again in Act 3. These gloves offer:

  • Infernal Acuity: You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Attack Rolls and Spell Save DC.
  • Infernal Touch: Your weapon attacks deal an additional 1-6 Fire damage. Your unarmed attacks deal an additional 1-6 Necrotic damage, and can possibly inflict Bleeding.
  • Strength Saving Throws +1
  • Rays of Fire Cantrip
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Helldusk Gloves

The Disintegrating Night Walkers is the best Boots in BG3 that you can get early in the game as well! You can loot them from Nere in Grymforge(Act 1) and they offer Night Walker: Can’t be Enwebbed, Entangled, Ensnared and can’t slip on grease or ice, as well as access to the Misty Step Spell. The Helldusk Boots is a nice alternative you will find later in the game by looting a gilded chest in Gortash’s room on the top floor of Wyrm’s Rock Fortress. With them you get:

  • Steadfast: You cannot be forcibly moved by a foe’s spells or actions, and you ignore the effects of Difficult Terrain.
  • Infernal Evasion: When you fail a Saving Throw, you may use your reaction to succeed instead.
  • Hellcrawler Class Action
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Disintegrating Night Walkers

The Spellcrux Amulet is the best Amulet in BG3 for the Sorcerer Build, thanks to its Spell Slot Restoration Class Action, that allows you to restore a Spell Slot once every Long Rest! You can get the Amulet by defeating and looting the Warden in Moonrise Towers Prison during Act 2.

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Spellcrux Amulet

Killer’s Sweatheart and Ring of Regeneration are finally the best ring options for the Sorcerer Frost Build in Baldur’s Gate 3! You can get the Killer’s Sweatheart ring by defeating yourself in the Self-Same Trial inside the Gauntlet of Shar(Act 2). The ring grants you the Executioner effect: When you kill a creature, your next Attack Roll will be a Critical Hit. Once spent, this effect refreshes after a Long Rest.

You can buy the Ring of Regeneration from Rolan at the Sorcerous Sundries in Act 3 and get Combat Regeneration: At the beginning of your turn, the ring activates and heals you for 1-4 hitpoints.

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Killer’s Sweetheart

There are a few great alternative items that you can get early and will help you advance your game until you can get one of the Best Armor pieces above. Circlet of Blasting is a nice Head piece that you can buy from Blurg in the Myconid Colony in Act 1, that grants you the Scorching Ray Spell. The Cloak of Protection offers a +1 to Armor Class and Saving Throw and you can get it from Quartermaster Talli(loot or buy) in the Last Light Inn in Act 2.

The Protecty Sparkswall is a strong chest that you can get from a Gilded chest in Grymforge at the end of the trapped bridge and grants you:

  • High Spellcasting – You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC.
  • Sparkswall Armour – The Wearer has +1 to Armor Class and Saving Throws as long as they have Lightning Charges.

Bracers of Defense grants you the Become the Bulwark effect which grants you a +2 bonus to armor class as long as you are not wearing armor or holding a shield. You can find this armor in the secret area of the Cellar under the Blighted Village.

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Bracers of Defence

Boots of Speed offers the Click Heels action that allows you to gain a burst of speed and makes it difficult for enemies to land Attacks of Opportunity to the wearer. You can get them by Thulla in the Myconid Colony in Underdark(Act 1). Boots of Genial Striding allow you to move over difficult terrain without impediment and you can buy them from Blurg in the Myconid Colony(Act 1) as well. The Spectator Eyes is a powerful Amulet that you can also earn early in the game(Act 1) by defeating the Spectator in Underdark. It offers the Ray of Fear and Wounding Ray Necromancy Spells to the Wearer!

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The Spectator Eyes

Finally the Ring of Mental Inhibition and the Snowburst Ring are great early ring options for the Sorcerer Frost Build. The Ring of Mental Inhibition affects with Mental Fatigue foes for 2 turns when they fail a Saving Throw against one of your spells or actions and you can get it from a locked chest in the Ruined Battlefield, in Shadow Lands(Act 2). The Snowburst Ring on the other hand grants Snowburst: When the wearer deals Cold damage, they also create a 4.5m circle of ice around the target(s). Find it under a plank in the Last Light Inn(Act 2).

Sorcerer Build Gameplay Tips in BG3

The Sorcerer is a powerful Spellcaster that attacks from range. Try to position your Sorcerer as far away as possible from melee enemies and on high ground. Before every tough fight cast Armour of Agathys(highest Spell Slot available) on you and restore your Spell Slot with Spellcrux Amulet. Try to open the fight with Ice Storm over most of the enemies. This attack will kill weaker targets, deal massive damage to the rest but also create Ice on the ground. Most enemies caught inside this area will go prone when trying to cross it. Keep your range and attack with your stronger AOE spells when possible. Keep the rest of your party relatively close to you, so you can cast your AOEs without any fear of dealing damage or affecting your Companions.

Combine Ice Knife with Metamagic: Twinned Spell as often as possible to deal damage to multiple enemies at the same time. If you have a clear line or area in front of you cast Cone of Cold or Lightning Bolt for even great damage. Fireball is a great spell early in the game but you will want to save your Spell Slots later for Ice Knife or support spells to cast. Still it can offer assistance and finish off enemies. Chain Lightning and Disintegrate are devastating Spells but also expensive to use. Wait for the right time to maximize your attack with them. Finally do not hesitate to use Counterspell when the enemy is trying to cast a powerful spell against you!

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