Baldur’s Gate 3 has 10 companions, out of whom you can have up to three in your party. Every single one has unique abilities with deep backstories and will benefit your party in various ways. But there are five of them who are undoubtedly the best ones.
Wyll is one of the more agreeable companions in Baldur’s Gate 3. He’s a Warlock of the Fiend Pact, which means he has an arsenal full of great spells.
He can use a dagger, but certainly won’t pose much of a danger with it. Also, he won’t need his blade much as he can blast the enemies with damaging spells or make them vulnerable by throwing debuffs.
Shadowheart, despite her name, is one of the more easy-going companions in Baldur’s Gate 3. She’s a Cleric with 16 Wisdom making her a great healer and will be highly beneficial during combat.
However, she does lag when it comes to offensive capabilities. While she does have 12 Strength and 14 Dex, allowing her to wield simple melee weapons, she definitely won’t be viable on the front lines, but regardless she’s a great companion to have on your team.
Gale is similar to Wyll as he too is a powerful spell-caster, but the former can deal much more damage. As a price, however, he has low survivability, making him a glass cannon.
However, that doesn’t stop this Wizard Sage from being an absolute powerhouse in Baldur’s Gate 3. His variety of spells ensures that there is something that will be useful against every enemy, and his proficiency in Investigation and Insight allows him to figure things out quickly which can be extremely useful in certain situations.
Lae’Zel is a Githyanki Fighter who uses two-handed melee weapons to destroy her enemies in Baldur’s Gate 3. She is proficient in Acrobatics and Athletics allows her to swiftly move through any obstacles that may be between her and her enemies.
She can deal severe damage, especially early on in the game, and has good survivability making her great on the front lines. However, her movement speed is on the lower side which means more time spent on getting close to her targets.
Astarion is a high-elf rogue and the Baldur’s Gate 3 poster boy. Being a noble, he does have his moments of arrogance, but once you get to know him you will truly appreciate him as a character.
As a Rogue, who is proficient in Stealth, he plays the part well and can be a lifesaver when certain situations require it. His sneak attacks can deal large amounts of damage, making him one of the best damage dealers in the game. But, his skills don’t end there as his high Dex means he can use bows to take out enemies from afar.