Of course, the choice of starting class in serious RPGs is crucial, but the beauty of Baldur’s Gate 3 is that you can always change your mind.
Creating a character in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a rather painstaking process. The game immediately dumps a ton of information on you and implies that you will immediately figure out which style of play will be optimal for you. The problem is that there are many classes and subclasses, each with unique specifics.
Let’s face it, much of the depth of RPG systems isn’t immediately clear even to RPG veterans, let alone newbies. As the characters level up, new paths open up that greatly expand the prospects of who each of them can become later on. This can lead to the fact that at some point you simply don’t like managing your own squad of heroes who have not acquired the skills you need or have become useless given the new circumstances.
Fortunately, the developers of Baldur’s Gate 3 foresaw this turn of events, and added to the game the ability to change the class at any time during the passage.
Unfortunately, the authors considered it too banal to do this using the menu.
So what does it take to change a character class in Baldur’s Gate 3 without having to start a new campaign? This is exactly what we want to tell you about.
Exploring the “Abandoned Ruins”
If you want to change the class of the main character or his allies in Baldur’s Gate 3, you will need the help of one character, who, unlike most companions in the game, will not follow you around. To meet him, you must complete the side quest Explore the Ruins. This can be done immediately after the landing of the Nautiloid and the rescue of Shadowheart. Head north from the crash site to the door of the ancient temple to start the quest.
You will need to get into the temple and deal with the robbers who have settled inside. After you get to the room with the skeletons, go to the far left corner and press the button to open the secret door. This will make the skeletons come to life. Due to the large number of mages on the side of the undead, we advise you to run to the open room and meet them in the doorway.
When all enemies are defeated, open the sarcophagus in the room. A surprisingly intelligent revived corpse will appear, which later everyone will simply call Withered. Do not under any circumstances try to attack him, and give him a chance to explain himself. Be polite and at the end of the conversation, he will leave and say that you will meet again soon. As it turns out later, this means that he will settle in your camp.
How to change the class and characteristics of a character in Baldur’s Gate 3?
Once you’re back at your camp (this can be done via the Rest menu), talk to Withered one more time and he’ll explain that he can offer you a couple of good deals for a fee. The first is to revive your fallen comrades, and the second is to change the character class. Price? Modest 100 gold.
By paying for this service, you will be returned to the character creation screen again, and you will have complete control over every detail of your class. This allows you to change your attributes, spells, abilities, and of course, choose a completely different class if you so desire.
Moreover, you can even do this trick with your comrades or even with the Guardian. This will still cost you 100 gold each, but it will allow you to customize your squad however you see fit, or as circumstances warrant.
Note that changing your class resets you to level one, however, all of your experience is retained. Once you’ve completed the spec change, you’ll be able to redistribute points and instantly return to the previous level.
Based on materials gameranx.com