Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Class for Tieflings (BG3)

Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Class for Tieflings (BG3)
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Looking for the best class for Tieflings in Baldur’s Gate 3? Their Darkvision lets them see in the dark while Hellish Resistance lets them take reduced fire damage. While all classes can benefit from this, certain classes work better with the Tiefling race. We’ve listed them down below.

Tieflings in Baldur’s Gate 3 come in three subraces – Asmodeus Tiefling, Mephistopheles Tiefling, and Zariel Tiefling. These offer the Thaumaturgy cantrip, Mage Hand cantrip, and the Produce Flame cantrip respectively. Picking the right class could let you make the most of these abilities. For more on the game, check out our best classes in Baldur’s Gate 3 and Karlach companion guides.

An image of the Tiefling Karlach after picking the Barbarian class in Baldur's Gate 3. Image captured by VideoGamer.
An image of the Tiefling Karlach after picking the Barbarian class in Baldur’s Gate 3. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Best Tiefling classes and subclasses in Baldur’s Gate 3

Pairing the Tiefling race with the right class in Baldur’s Gate 3 will let you use the best weapons, spells, and abilities together in an optimal manner. You’ll need a strong character to take on the many challenges of Faerun, both in combat and outside fights. We recommend the following five race-class combinations for the Tiefling in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Zariel Tiefling Oathbreaker Paladin
  • Asmodeus Tiefling Fiend Warlock
  • Zariel Tiefling Berserker Barbarian
  • Mephistopheles Tiefling Thief Rogue
  • Zariel Tiefling College of Swords Bard

Zariel Tiefling Oathbreaker Paladin

Fire resistance is great for frontline fighters. And Paladins excel at it thanks to their defensive abilities and high health. And with Thaumaturgy, they can use intimidation against enemy threats. While Paladins can pick from Ancients, Devotion, Vengeance, and Oathbreaker subclasses, I prefer the Oathbreaker for its sheer damage potential. It would combine well with the Tiefling’s Darkvision in the Underdark sections of the game.

Asmodeus Tiefling Fiend Warlock

The Mephistopheles and Asmodeus subraces are good for magic casters thanks to their cantrips. Since their racial spells also use charisma, a high Charisma character will let you buff these spells. Warlocks are solid offensive picks thanks to their powerful spells and subclass variety. They can pick from Archfey, The Fiend, and The Great One. The Field subclass has Dark One’s Blessing that grants temporary health when killing enemies, making them sturdy allies in combat.

Respec your character and experiment with multiple strategies

You may find that another subclass and their abilities are more suited to how you approach BG3.

Zariel Tiefling Berserker Barbarian

Karlach is a great example of a strong Zariel Tiefling Barbarian. Since their rage attacks require you to push your offensive, fire resistance is a great perk to have. And Thaumaturgy helps with all your Performance checks. There are three potential subclass options for the Barbarian – Berserker, Wildheart, and Wild Magic. Frenzied Strike and Enraged Throw are good offensive skills so I recommend the Berserker.

Mephistopheles Tiefling Thief Rogue

Thanks to Mage Hand, you don’t need to resort to the Arcane Tricker subclass as a Tiefling. Instead, you can pick from the lethal Assassin and Thief subclasses. Sneak attacks are great in the dark thanks to the Tiefling’s natural Darkvision perk too. I’d pick the Thief as its additional bonus action can be used to get out of tricky situations.

Zariel Tiefling College of Swords Bard

The Bard is a versatile class that focuses on getting out of situations with Charisma. And as a weaker class when it comes to damage output, starting spells are great at offsetting this weakness. Fire resistance is again a helpful perk. As for subclasses, you get to pick between the College of Lore, Valor, and Swords. If you like getting into combat, consider the College of Swords.

That covers the best classes for Tieflings in Baldur’s Gate 3. Pair these with the right legendary items and our BG3 tips and tricks to make your playthrough easier. Feel free to try other classes like the Ranger, Wizard, Cleric, Fighter, Druid, and Monk options along with their subclasses. Remember that you can respec your BG3 character if you want to try new classes but your race will remain the same. These will let you make the most of your Tiefling character.

Baldur’s Gate 3 best class for Tieflings FAQs

Can you change your Tiefling subrace in Baldur’s Gate 3?

No, you cannot change your race in a playthrough.

Can you change your Tiefling class in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Yes, you can speak to Withers to change your class.