Best Feats for Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3 – 7 best Cleric feats in BG3

Best Feats for Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3 – 7 best Cleric feats in BG3
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What are the best Feats for Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3? These strong abilities are ones that can change the flow of battle. Because of this, you will want to make sure you choose them wisely. Provided you keep Shadowheart as a Cleric, she makes for a great addition to your party.

If you are curious about Feats in Baldur’s Gate 3, you might also want to know the best Barbarian build in Baldur’s Gate 3. You can also check out everything you need to know about Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you are focused on Shadowheart then here are the best Feats for Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3. These are also the best Feats for Clerics.

What are the best Feats for Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Below, we have listed what we believe are some must-have Feats for any Cleric in Baldur’s Gate 3. These Feats are perfect for Shadowheart and will definitely help you out during combat. They are in no particular order so choose whichever one suits your needs and how you are building Shadowheart.

  1. Ability Improvement
  2. Sentinel
  3. Shield Master
  4. Tough
  5. War Caster
  6. Spell Sniper
  7. Durable

Let’s break down each of these Feats and explain what makes each of them so good when added to a Cleric like Shadowheart.

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Ability Improvement

The ability score improvement Feat is great for any class and is a good way to get your ability scores up if you need to. Since most Clerics focus on strength-based weapons, you could use this as an opportunity to raise your strength stat. You could also raise your wisdom stat which would also raise your chance to hit with spells and increase your saving throws.


The Sentinel Feat is great for those who like to be in the thick of it during combat. This Feat allows you to make an opportunity attack against an enemy within melee range if they attack an ally of yours. Sentinel also gives you advantage on opportunity attacks. This is the perfect feat to combine with spells like Spirit Guardians to keep enemies at bay and heavily damage them.

Shield Master

With a +2 bonus to Dexterity Saving Throws, the Shield Master Feat is perfect for any Cleric who uses a shield. Not only do you get the bonus to saving throws, but you also can use a reaction to diminish the damage from spells. We admit that there are better Feats than this that you can take but it is useful if you have poor dexterity and are constantly dealing with spellcasters.


Clerics are meant to be a bit tanky. Because of this, taking the Tough Feat can help keep them alive in battle so they can provide more aid to their allies. Equipping a Cleric with the Tough Feat will increase their health by two points for every level they have gained. At max level, this equates to an extra 24 health which matters in the grand scheme of things. After all, without this Feat you will probably max out around 90 health.

War Caster

War Caster got an upgrade from the version in Dungeons & Dragons. This adaptation of the Feat gives you advantage of maintaining concentration on spells. You also get a reaction to use Shocking Grasp on enemies moving out of melee range. If you are like us, Shadowheart is constantly getting hit when trying to concentrate on spells like Spirit Guardians and this Feat will let her stay focused for longer so she can deal more damage.

Spell Sniper

Spell Sniper is one of the best Feats for any spellcaster in Baldur’s Gate 3. This is because it reduces the number you need to get a critical hit with spells by one. This means that you need to roll a 19 or a 20 to get a critical hit. Since Shadowheart will most likely be slinging spells at a fairly consistent rate, she can use this to get more critical hits. This can be replaced if you are relying more on concentration spells instead of attack roll spells.

Savage Attacker

Another Feat that can replace Spell Sniper is Savage Attacker. This Feat increases your damage by allowing you to reroll your damage and take the higher result. If you have a more melee-focused Cleric, this Feat can help you deal more damage instead of Spell Sniper.


Durable is another great Feat that will help Shadowheart or any cleric survive in Faerun. It increases your Constitution score and allows you to get all of your hit points back on short rest. This is perfect for any Cleric since you will want to keep them alive more than other characters. This Feat will keep Shadowheart in the game longer and prevent her from going down so she can help aid allies.

Those are the best Feats for Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3. Be sure to take these and apply them to any Cleric to help aid them in battle. You can also check out our Minthara companion guide for Baldur’s Gate 3. Be sure to also check out our Karlach companion guide for Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 best Shadowheart Feats – FAQ

What Domain is best for Shadowheart in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The best Domains for a Cleric in Baldur’s Gate 3 are Trickery, Storm, and Life.

Should you take the Savage Attacker or the Spell Sniper Feat in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The Savage Attacker Feat is best for those who have a melee-focused Cleric while Spell Sniper is best for those who rely on using spells.