Baldur’s Gate 3: Gale Build [Race, Skills & Progression]
Gale Build is a critical magic user. He is not just a helpful companion but can also be the main character you play. Coming from the famous city of Waterdeep, he is smart and loves to learn. You will find that Gale’s skills and background stories add a lot to the game as you play.
Gale is set as a human in “Baldur’s Gate 3”. It means he has a diverse set of abilities. As a wizard, he leans heavily on his intelligence to cast spells and decipher the world of magic. His background as a Sage has given him a deep knowledge of arcane arts.
To make the most of Gale’s intelligence, it’s best to focus on specific proficiencies. Arcana, for instance, is excellent for him. It helps Gale understand and use magic better.
Gale is one of the Origin characters, which means if you didn’t opt to play as him from the beginning, you could still recruit him later. His knowledge of arcane arts and his unique background can provide depth to gameplay and narrative.
Baldurs Gate 3 is what Shahzar considers to be the true RPG experience. He invested several hours in his campaign and upgraded the characters. His time with Gale’s build throughout Baldur’s Gate 3 campaign has allowed him to create a build that would be useful in any situation the game throws at you.
– Shahzar Khalique
Why did I Choose Gale?
As a wizard, he leans heavily on his intelligence to cast spells and decipher the world of magic. His background as a Sage has given him a deep knowledge of arcane arts. Not only that, I found the character to be very well-written and someone I was rooting for throughout my campaign.
Evocation Wizard with Staves
Has Own Story?
Arcana, History, Investigation, Insight
Can Be Romanced?
Where to Find Gale
Cliffs near a purple portal in Act 1
Build Overview Table.
I recommend focusing on specific proficiencies to maximize Gale’s intelligence. Arcana, for instance, is excellent for him. It helps Gale understand and use magic better. Another top pick is History.
With this, he can recall past events, especially those tied to magic. These proficiencies make Gale an even more powerful and knowledgeable wizard. His ability stats are the following:
Gale Stats Table.
Best Gear Item
Location/How to Obtain
Circlet of Fire
Fiery Return: When you deal Fire damage with a non-Cantrip spell, gain a Bonus Action.
Gilded chest in the necromancers’ cellar in Blighted Village
When the wearer casts a spell that deals Poison damage, it deals an additional 1d4 Poison Damage.
Looting Phase Spider Matriarch Underneath Blighted Village (entrance through a well)
Bracers of Defence
You gain a +2 bonus to Armour Class if not wearing armour or holding a shield.
Necromancers cellar in Blighted Village
Boots of Speed
Allows the wearer to Dash as a bonus action.
Give antidote to Thulla in Myconid Colony in Underdark
Amulet of Misty Step
Grants Misty Step Level 2 Conjuration Spell.
Gilded Chest (X386 Y8) in Defiled Temple
Ring of Fire
When dealing Fire damage, the wearer deals an additional 1 Fire damage.
Given by Sovereign Glut in Myconid Colony for Avenge Glut’s Circle quest
The wearer can see in the dark up to 12m.
Buy from Blurg in Myconid Colony in Underdark
Weapon 1 Main Hand
Staff of Crones
Gain Ray of Sickness, Level 1 Spell.
Under Auntie Ethel Hut in Sunlit Wetlands, in Hag treasure room after defeating her
My Picks of Gear Table.
This table organizes Gale’s gear clearly and concisely, showing the best items, their effects, and where they can be obtained.
Consumables, Potions, And Items
Potion of Speed
Boosts your actions and defenses.
When you drink it, you get an extra action, an A +2 bump to your armor class, making you harder to hit, better chances with dexterity saving throws, and the ability to move twice as fast.
Why it’s excellent: It supercharges you quickly, making it invaluable in tight situations.
Smoke Powder Bomb
Causes a big explosion.
When thrown, it covers an area of 4 meters around the point of impact and deals between 3 to 21 (3d4+9) force damage to anything caught in the blast.
Why it’s great: This is perfect for when you’re up against groups of enemies; one well-placed bomb can tilt the battle in your favor.
Greater Healing Potion
When consumed, you recover a variable amount of health, between 8 to 20 (4D4+4) hit points.
Feather Fall Scrol
It stops you from getting hurt from falls.
When activated, it makes you immune to all falling damage for a time.
Why it’s excellent: Useful for exploring dangerous terrains like the Underdark or when you’re in high places and need a quick escape.
Burns your target.
When thrown at an enemy, it sets them on fire, causing them to take 1d4 fire damage every turn until the fire is out.
Why it’s great: It’s not just about the initial damage; the continuous burn can whittle down even more formidable foes over time.
Each of these items has its strengths and scenarios where they shine. Knowing when to use them can give a wizard the edge they need in their adventures.
Wizard Level Progression
Ray of Frost: Beam that slows enemies. It’s good to keep melee foes at a distance.
Acid Splash: Area damage that can weaken armor.
Fire Bolt: Strong single-target damage; can ignite things.
Mage Armour: Boosts armor class for defense. Essential for survival.
Magic Missile: Fires multiple darts; they consistently hit.
Thunderwave: Knocks back enemies. Great for creating distance.
Grease: Area control. Makes enemies slip.
Sleep: Puts enemies to sleep based on their total hit points.
Chromatic Orb: Variable elemental damage. Cold can freeze enemies.
Subclass FeatureArcane Recovery: Restore spell slots, saving you from constant resting.
I would consider Gale to be an essential character for your journey. This is why I often recommend players to go back and add Gale to their party; otherwise, their campaign would be incomplete.
Crafting the ultimate Gale build involves magic, strategy, and discovery. Whether you see Gale unleashing fiery spells or bolstering allies, he is a canvas awaiting your touch. Gale was an indispensable party member; his abilities made all the difference during my playthrough.
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