Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Draconic Bloodline Ancestry [Top 10]

Here is a detailed ranking for Baldur’s Gate 3 best draconic bloodline ancestry.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Draconic Bloodline Ancestry
Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Draconic Bloodline Ancestry

Being a subclass of Sorcery, Draconic Bloodline is considered one of the best subclasses in Baldur’s Gate 3. The Draconic subclass specializes in fire powers and sustainability. This is because of the draconic Bloodline lore that whoever has this subclass had Great Dragon ancestors. Nonetheless, we will discuss Baldur’s Gate 3 best Draconic Bloodline builds.

Key Takeaways

  • Subclasses from each class can range from 3-9, but sorcerers have three subclasses.
  • The one we will be talking about is the Draconic Bloodline subclass.
  • This subclass has further subdivisions, which can be called ancestries.
  • Each ancestry gives you a different spell automatically.
  • However, each ancestry has elements that might not be unique but have some scaling and resistance to that element damage.
  • White has a cold element with the Armour of Agathys spell.
  • Copper has an acid element with Tasha’s Hideous Laughter spell.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, after you pick a class, you have options ranging from 3 to 9 subclasses (depending on the main course). As for Sorcery, it has three subclasses, which are Draconic Bloodline, Wild Magic, and Storm Sorcery. If you want to know about the best sorcerer spells, please consider reading our best spell article.

In this article, we will solely discuss the Draconic Bloodline subclass. You can choose the Draconic Bloodline when making the character creation. 

Character ancestry selection
Character ancestry selection menu

Moreover, you can also pick further Draconic Ancestry when you pick Draconic Bloodline as your subclass. These ancestries include the following.


We will be ranking each ancestry by its usages and powers. Furthermore, we will also organize how each lineage is according to its Elements, as there aren’t differences between each origin except the spell unlocked at level one of the character. Moreover, the differences can also be observed while looking at their elements. 

Furthermore, it should be remembered that all Draconic elements have increased resistance and damage to their components. For example, Fire Element has resistance to fire attacks and scales fire. 

White (Cold)

The cold element of the ancestry gives resistance to cold damage while also scaling to the cold damage you do. Other genealogies also have varying resistances and scalabilities; however, Cold is relatively useless due to its lack of usage by enemies.

Moreover, we will mainly focus on each ancestry and what it offers regarding spells you automatically learn when you select the origin. For White ( cold), we are given the Armour of Agathys.

Armor of Agathys
Armor of Agathys

Armour of Agathys spell is also why this ancestry is put as low as it is. As the magic acts like a thorn-enchanted armor, it damages anyone who damages them and gets hit points. In our opinion, this is very non-flashy to get the dopamine rush while also providing little use. However, white people pick this ancestry due to color, as it gives you white scales on your character.

Copper (Acid)

Two acid ancestries can scale and resist Acid damage. This is also limited; however, this is better than White (cold) due to the spell you get with the ancestry, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter. This spell is somewhat of a stim as it inflicts the victim with fits of laughter, which can be shaken off.

Tasha's hideous Laughter
Tasha’s Hideous Laughter

The spell has excellent usability, especially when fighting more vigorous opponents. It has a range of 18 meters and requires the creature being dealt with this spell to have intelligence above 5. Moreover, the ancestry has unsightly colors, thus awful for aesthetics.

Bronze (Lightning)

Bronze ancestry has the lightning element, a sporadic attack to deal with and suffer; thus, it is not very useful. However, we will solely focus on the spells you learn from selecting Fog Cloud.

Fog Cloud
Fog Cloud

Like the previous spell, Fog Cloud blinds its opponents but overwhelms and obscures the spell’s victim.

Brass (Fire)

As the name suggests, the Brass has a fire as its element. It can scale and resist fire damage. Fire resistance is the only redeeming quality of the ancestry with the spell, similar to the previously discussed magic.


In the sense that the spell is “Sleep,” it makes the opponent slumber; however, they can be awakened if attacked. This spell also has a range of  18 meters and longs for two turns or if the opponent is shot during his slumber.

Silver (Cold)

The spell that Silver (Cold) has is Featherfalling. Featherfalling, as the name suggests, prevents any fall damage from happening to you and your allies. It also has a very cool color and a reasonable range of 9 meters. 

Feather Fall
Feather Fall

Furthermore, as the name suggests, it resists and scales the user’s damage. Due to significant usage in precarious situations, it has landed as high as it has.

Gold (Fire)

Coupled with excellent color and versatile spells, the Gold (Fire) ancestry lands a respectable position in the ranking system.

Disguise Self
Disguise Self

The spell Disguise Self is handy in many situations as it changes your appearance into a separate race, which can be used in many different ways. Furthermore, the Fire element is also powerful, as many opponents use Fire damage.

Green (Poison)

Due to it being the only Dracconic ancestry with the Poison element. This means the person using this ancestry will resist poison damage while also scaling any poison damage he does. Furthermore, the spell Ray of Sickness that comes with this ancestry is also potent. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 best draconic bloodline ancestry: Rays of Sickness
Rays of Sickness

The spell has a high range of 18 meters and has a chance of poisoning the enemy, which will give lingering damage to the opponent. Which, if scaled right, can be beneficial. This is why it is as highly ranked as it is, which can also be coupled with how it is a unique ancestry element.

Black (Acid)

The spell Black (Acid) has is Grease. While also slowing enemies within its range, the ground is greased, which is wildly ranged (18 meters). Moreover, the spell slows the enemies and makes them prone to falling.

Baldur’s Gate 3 best draconic bloodline ancestry:: Grease

The color of the scales makes this ancestry even more appealing, as many players just run into selecting the origin based on the color that looks good. The great range and numerous enemies it can affect is why Black (Acid) ancestry is ranked high.

Red (Fire)

The Red (Fire) ancestry is probably the most used ancestry, as seen from this Reddit post. It provides standard scalability and resistance to fire damage. However, the most exciting thing about this ancestry is the spell that you get with it.

Baldur’s Gate 3 best draconic bloodline ancestry:: Burning Hands
Burning Hands

Burning Hands is the spell that comes with this ancestry, and it further damages enemies that are flammable by the number of 3-18 Fire damage, which is always prepared for the record. Even on save, which can be through talent, it still does half damage of its original intended damage. This spell with excellent color is the reason it is second on the list.

Blue (Lightning)

We will finally discuss the best Draconic Bloodline Ancestry, the Blue (Lightning). While not only having the great color as its scales, the ancestry also has a great spell which solo-handedly carried it throughout the ranking. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 best draconic bloodline ancestry: Witch Bolt
Witch Bolt

Witch Bolt is the spell you get from this ancestry; it is very similar to the previous magic discussed, as it carries the same damage buff. This buff includes that you deal additional damage to enemies, ranging from 1 to 12.

Despite the damage being lower to the Burning Hands, this spell, unlike Burning Hands, does not have a weakness and does not require the enemy to fall into specific categories, like the enemies having to be flammable. Furthermore, the damage can also be scaled off the spell if the spell is 2nd level or higher; the damage increases by 1-12 for each slot.

The few cons that the magic has is that it requires concentration, and you must link yourself to the target to attack. Nonetheless, a slight disadvantage would still make it Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Draconic Bloodline ancestry.

So, in conclusion, most ancestries have their element and spells unlocked when picking the lineage. Moreover, it is to be noted that most people do not mind picking what color they like; nonetheless, it is always better to know what you want. Need before choosing something that can’t be changed in the late game. 

That is all we have on the best draconic bloodline in the new Baldur’s Gate 3. What are your thoughts on the ranking? Share with us in the comments section below.

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