The world of Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) inspires nearly all creators of fantasy games and media we enjoy today.
Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 (and the previous two games) is one of the best turn-based RPGs on the market.
- Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Mods
- 15. Achievement Enabler
- 14. Customizer’s Compendium
- 13. Tav’s Hair Salon
- 12. AI Control Party While in Combat – Animal Archetype Edition
- 11. Rogues Extra (Full Game Ready)
- 10. Expansion
- 9. Arcane Rings Mod
- 8. More Feats
- 7. Highlight Everything
- 6. 5E Spells Mod
- 5. Legendary Items – Release Update
- 4. Party Limit Begone
- 3. Carry Weight Increase – Up to Over 9000!
- 2. Fast XP
- 1. Full Release Mod Fixer
Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Mods
Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally here. With the launch of the full game, fans are eagerly awaiting for news regarding Baldur’s Gate 3 mods. Well, the wait is now over.
Luckily, a lot of the pre-release mods do still work. And, for those that don’t, there are new mods to take their place. Let’s look at 15 of the best BG3 mods.
15. Achievement Enabler
Most games, including Baldur’s Gate 3, have systems in place for preventing achievements from being earnt while mods are being used.
Well, thanks to Achievement Enabler you can still receive achievements while using mods.
This is a bit morally grey, but there are obviously a lot of people who want mods like this hence it existing.
But, if you want to use mods and still gain achievements as you play, then this is the mod for you.
14. Customizer’s Compendium
Customizer’s Compendium is every RP fan and character creation obsessed player’s best friend.
When it comes to most RPGs, more customization is always a good thing. (Choosing presets and running with them is a valid choice, too.)
This mod opens up a huge selection of cosmetic choices to enhance the character creation experience.
Players can change eye color, skin color, hair color, face models, mismatched eyes, voice, and more.
Make each of your new characters exactly as they appear in your imagination.
13. Tav’s Hair Salon
Tav’s Hair Salon provides new, high-detail hairstyles for humans, elf, half-elf, drow, and tiefling races. (and a handful of dwarf hairstyles.)
These styles are more interesting and modern than a lot of the vanilla styles. They can be applied to player characters, not NPCs.
Never experience the awkwardness of sharing a hairstyle with a random shopkeeper again.
12. AI Control Party While in Combat – Animal Archetype Edition
AI Control Party While in Combat gives players a spell that causes AI to control party members while you are busy in battle.
It is important to keep in mind that you will have to keep an eye on things like member health and so on. But still, this mod really allows you to focus more on your own character.
Also, once you are out of combat, you are back to having full control again. The buff spell is called ‘AI-Enabled Spell’.
If you have activated it and want to deactivate it, just cast the spell again at your party members, and everything will return to normal.
11. Rogues Extra (Full Game Ready)
Rogues Extra adds subclasses and cantrips that scale as the player character levels. (Among other things.)
In addition, the author has brought the rogue playable class more in line with the rules of 5th Edition, such as toggle conditions for the sneak attack ability.
The rogue subclasses include Soul Knife, Phantom, Assassin, Mastermind, Scout, and our favorite, Swashbuckler. Give Swashbuckler a try for sneaky action and evasive prowess.
Aptly named Expansion, this mod opens up the classes currently in the game to their respective subclasses up to a maximum level of six.
This allows the player to experience them before their official Patch, along with some changes conceived by the author.
Since the release of Patch 8, this mod has been updated to be compatible with the freshly released Bard class. It fixes some issues with Bard in Patch 8 and made 5e tweaks to the class.
The list of adjustments this mod makes goes on for pages; it’s worth a look.
9. Arcane Rings Mod
The Arcane Rings Mod adds official and new spells to unique Arcane Rings.
The vanilla spells are fun, but we like the homebrew spells like the Ring of Magic Mudpies and Ring of Blood Rain.
Both of these spells create interesting field effects while also directly impacting your foes.
Official spells like Ring of Featherfall or Ring of Mirror Image can add a new level of utility to classes that might not otherwise have access to these effects.
8. More Feats
Picking feats is one of the most interesting parts of character creation and progression in D&D 5th Edition and Baldur’s Gate 3.
Changing feats around can make two sorcerers completely unique from each other. Players can customize their characters for power or for flavor in true D&D fashion.
More Feats adds new feats to BD3, including Telekinesis and Polearm Mastery. It also fixes up existing feats in the base game to make them function properly/more accurately to their source material.
This is the 5e Spells mod, but for feats.
7. Highlight Everything
This mod does exactly what it says on the tin. The Highlight Everything mod highlights all interactable objects.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a stunning game. However, because of all the detailing, it can be hard to spot some interactable objects and items. The game does have a highlight object ability (left-alt key), but it isn’t always that great.
The Highlight Everything mod just adds to the regular highlight ability to give it more functionality, making it much easier to find hard-to-see objects.
6. 5E Spells Mod
5e Spells implements the unfinished spells that are in the game’s code.
These spells are crucial to leveling your playable characters past the vanilla level cap.
There are some minor changes to released spells to bring them in compliance with the 5th Edition rule set, as is a big theme between mods for Baldur’s Gate 3.
(Why has Larian changed so many mechanics? 5e works well as written.)
5. Legendary Items – Release Update
The Legendary Items mod adds 20 unique legendary items to the game.
They are all immediately obtainable with a new spell called “Dark Pact” that spawns bags containing the weapons into your (or your target’s) inventory.
This lets you create multiple copies of the different weapons if needed. Each weapon has a unique effect that is impossible or very hard to find elsewhere in the game.
Our favorites are the Doom Axe and the Repeating Crossbow. Try out each one to see which arms are the most effective for your characters.
Write a legendary adventure with these legendary weapons in your characters’ hands…or claws.
4. Party Limit Begone
The default party limit is four. But, thanks to Party Limit Begone, this is no longer the case. It’s important to note that there is still a party limit, despite the name of the mod suggesting differently.
The new party limit with this mod is 16, and for multiplayers, it’s 8 players. This is a dramatic increase over the original 4.
As far as party-size mods go, this is the best one out there. While there may be more in the future, for now, this increase is more than enough to keep players happy.
3. Carry Weight Increase – Up to Over 9000!
If you are a bit of a hoarder then Carry Weight Increase is the perfect mod for you. There are a lot of options depending on how much you like to pick up everything you see.
Let’s be honest, when it comes to games, carrying weight has always been unrealistic, so what’s the harm in adding a little extra to our backpacks?
It ranges from x1.5 increase all the way up to and over x9000. Thanks to this mod, you’ll never be overloaded again.
2. Fast XP
Not everybody enjoys grinding when it comes to playing video games. Fast XP is a mod that allows players to level up considerably faster.
There are two options for this one. You can either set it to give you ‘Fast XP’ until level 6 or double XP for the entire game.
While this mod is sort of ‘cheaty’ it might be a good choice for those who don’t have all that much time to spend grinding levels.
1. Full Release Mod Fixer
The Full Release Mod Fixer is by far one of the most essential mods out there.
This mod is required in order to make a lot of the other popular mods work as intended. Think of this mod as the first stop on your modding journey.
Since most of the popular Baldurs Gate 3 mods were made during the game’s early access phase, they by in large stopped working properly after the game’s full release.
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