Baldur’s Gate 3: Which Warlock Pact Should You Select?

Looking for the best Pact Boon you should get once your Warlock reaches level 3? Here's a quick guide that will help you decide.

Warlock Pact Boon in Baldur’s Gate 3 can be a difficult choice to make since it will define your gameplay going forward. However, while choosing a Pact Boon, players will also have to make sure that it goes hand in hand with their BG3 Warlock Subclass. In this guide, we will explain all the Warlock Subclass and the Pact Boons so you can determine which one is the best for you to use in the game.

Which Baldur’s Gate 3 Warlock Subclass should you choose?

Which Baldur's Gate 3 Warlock Subclass should you choose

Since choosing the Warlock Subclass and the Pact Boon will define the rest of your Baldur’s Gate 3 gameplay, you have an important choice to make here. For that, you need to understand how each of the Warlock Subclass works in BG3:

  • The Fiend – With the Feature ‘Dark One’s Blessing’, The Fiend can generate 4 Hit Points for every enemy that they drain. While it does not seem much, the Fiend is the best Warlock Subclass that players can select in the game.
  • The Great Old One – With the ‘Mortal Reminder’ Feature, the Great Old One is the next best Warlock Subclass that players can have. When you land a Critical Hit against a creature, that creature and any nearby enemies are Frightened until the end of their next turn.
  • The Archefy – While Archefy is good, we found the other two subclasses to be quite better. With the Fey Presence Feature, players can Charm or Frighten nearby foes with the feywild’s beguiling, disturbing magics.

All BG3 Warlock Pact Boon Types Explained

Now that you know which Subclass to choose, you might be wondering what the Pact Boon will provide. Here are all the Pact Boon and their effect with the Warlock class in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Pact of the Chain – Gain the service of a familiar, a fey spirit that takes a form you choose. This can be an animal, imp or quasit.
  • Pact of the Blade – You can Summon a pact weapon, or Bind the one you are wielding, making it magical. Pact weapons use the wielder’s Spellcasting Ability Modifier instead of Strength or Dexterity.
  • Pact of the Tome – Your patron grants you a grimoire called ‘The Book of Shadows’, which allows you to cast Guidance, Vicious Mockery, and Thorn Whip.

Which is the best Warlock Pact Boon in Baldur’s Gate 3?

If you are using the Fiend Subclass, then you should select the Pact of the Blade Boon along with it. However, as a ranged fighter, I prefer getting the Pact of the Tome since it provides three additional spells. Lastly, the Pact of the Chain will go well with the Great Old One so make sure you pair up your Warlock Subclass and the Pact Boon in BG3.

Hopefully, this guide helped you select the best Subclass and Pact Boon for your Baldur’s Gate 3 Warlock. If you found this guide useful, you might want to check out the best Spells Tier List and other Baldur’s Gate 3 guides while you are here at Gamer Tweak.