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Baldur’s Gate 3: Best Eldritch Invocations

Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Eldritch Invocations

The Warlock class in Baldur’s Gate 3 is extremely entertaining. Not only do you have incredibly high Charisma, allowing you to beat all Persuasion, Intimidation, and Deception checks, but you also have access to the most powerful cantrip in the game, Eldritch Blast. This powerful spell will allow you to destroy enemies left and right like it’s a joke. However, this is only possible if you pick the right Eldritch Invocations. Otherwise, it is just another cantrip like the others. In this guide, we will tell you what the best Eldritch Invocations are for a Warlock in Baldur’s Gate 3, allowing you to make the most overpowered character in the game.

All Eldritch Invocations in BG3

There are 17 Eldritch Invocations in Baldur’s Gate 3, and you only get to see 10 of them when you reach level 2. Here is a list of all the Eldritch Invocations in BG3, along with a description and when you can get them:

  • Agonising Blast – Add your Charisma modifier to the damage of Eldritch Blast (Available at Level 2+)
  • Armour of Shadows – Cast Mage Armour at will (Available at Level 2+)
  • Beast Speech – Cast Speak with Animals at will (Available at Level 2+)
  • Beguiling Influence – Deception and Persuasion Proficiency (Available at Level 2+)
  • Devil’s Sight – Superior Darkvision, including magical darkness (Available at Level 2+)
  • Fiendish Vigour – Cast False Life at will (Available at Level 2+)
  • Mask of Many Faces – Cast Disguise Self at will (Available at Level 2+)
  • One with Shadows – Cast One with Shadows at will to become invisible (can’t move or do anything) (Available at Level 2+)
  • Repelling Blast – Push target creature(s) up to 4.5m / 15ft away with Eldritch Blast (Available at Level 2+)
  • Thief of Five Fates – Cast Bane as a Warlock Spell (maximum once per Long Rest) (Available at Level 2+)
  • Sign of Ill Omen – Cast Bestow Curse as a Warlock Spell (Available at Level 5+)
  • Mire the Mind – Cast Slow as a Warlock Spell (Available at Level 5+)
  • Book of Ancient Secrets – Gain Ray of Sickness, Chromatic Orb, and Silence spells. You can cast them once per Long Rest and they don’t expend spell slots (Available at Level 7+)
  • Dreadful Word – Cast Confusion as a Warlock Spell (Available at Level 7+)
  • Sculptor of Flesh – Cast Polymorph as a Warlock Spell (Available at Level 7+)
  • Minions of Chaos – Cast Conjure Elemental as a Warlock spell (Available at Level 9+)
  • Lifedrinker – Add your Charisma modifier to the damage of your melee weapon (Available at Level 12+)

Best Eldritch Invocations in BG3 for Each Level

Unfortunately, most of the Eldritch Invocations in BG3 aren’t really that useful. Beast Speech, for example, is relatively useless when you have a dozen potions of Speak with Animals. It is only relatively useful at the start of Act 1, but it becomes completely irrelevant the further you go.

Best Level 2 Eldritch Invocations

So, for level 2, when you unlock 2 Eldritch Invocations in BG3 as a Warlock, the best choices are:

  • Agonising Blast
  • Repelling Blast

Agonising Blast increases the damage and attack modifiers of the Eldritch Blast by your total Charisma Modifier. Considering Charisma should be your best Ability, this will make Eldritch Blast your main weapon for at least a few levels.

Since you will probably get to 20 Charisma at some point in your playthrough, this means that Eldritch Blast will deal at least 6 damage each time you use it. At level 5 you also get to throw two Eldritch Blasts at the same time, guaranteeing at least 12 damage.

The Repelling Blast Eldritch Invocation pushes back enemies when you hit them with your Eldritch Blast. This can be extremely useful when you want to push people off ledges or to get your allies free from Opportunity Attacks.

You can also toggle this ability on and off at any point, which allows you to control how you use the Eldritch Blast properly.

Since these two Eldritch Invocations go hand in hand to upgrade your Eldritch Blast, you must always pick them together at level 2 in BG3.

Best Level 5 Eldritch Invocation

At level 5 Warlock you will get another choice of Eldritch Invocations in BG3. However, the choice won’t be as easy this time. Most of the remaining Eldritch Invocations aren’t really that good.

The best choice here if you have a human custom character or for Wyll is Devil’s Sight. This is going to be extremely useful as the game progresses, where you will fight more and more enemies in dark areas.

The Disadvantage you get from darkness shouldn’t be underestimated. Devil’s Sight also helps the Warlock see through magical darkness, making it even better than the normal Darkvision that most elven races get.

The only reason you shouldn’t pick this Eldritch Invocation is if you are a Drow, Druegar, or Deep Gnome. It is a really good choice for the other races, even if you have normal Darkvision.

Otherwise, you can pick the Eldritch Invocation we will suggest for level 7 in BG3:

Best Level 7, 9, and 12 Eldritch Invocations

At this point, we don’t really have any good Eldritch Invocations that your character can take anymore. Most of them are relatively useless. This is why it could be a good idea to multiclass once you get to level 6, since there are many benefits that you could gain from this.

However, if you don’t want to do that, here are the remaining best Eldritch Invocations in BG3 you can pick for your Warlock for these 3 last levels:

  • Fiendish Vigour
  • Minions of Chaos
  • Lifedrinker

At level 7, Fiendish Vigour might be the best choice since it can give you free HP which increases as you level up. Though it isn’t an incredible upgrade, it is still very useful for a Warlock that gets hit often.

At level 9 you should just pick the newly available Eldritch Invocation, Minions of Chaos, since it allows you to cast an extra level 5 spell which you wouldn’t have access to normally. Since you can only learn 3 level 5 spells as a Warlock, this will be very useful.

At level 12 you will unlock the Lifedrinker Eldritch Invocation that you should pick as long as you don’t have the Pact of the Blade.

And that is all you need to know about the best Eldritch Invocations in Baldur’s Gate 3. Check out other interesting BG3 guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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