How to change spells in Baldur’s Gate 3

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September 20, 2023: We've checked how to change spells in Baldur's Gate 3.

How do you change spells in Baldur’s Gate 3? Versatility is a crucial element in combat that should never be underestimated. When we're prepared for any challenge that comes our way, we can tackle it with confidence and finesse. Spell-casting, in particular, is an invaluable skill that provides a vast array of options to help us adapt to any situation that arises during our adventures.

Some of your spell-savvy companions will have the ability to cast specific spells that will kill the enemy in minutes, heal your party, and even cause confusion and infuse terror in the hearts of your foes. But how to optimise your spell efficiency? While guessing which specific enemy you will encounter is almost impossible, having an idea of what to expect thanks to your location will allow you to choose your spells and abilities wisely. With that being said, here is how to change spells in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Before you do, don’t forget to check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 romance guide as well as the game’s quest list.

How to change spells in Baldur’s Gate 3

Jaheira close up powering a spell in Baldur's Gate 3.
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If your character class allows you to change spells, then the only thing you need to do is open up your character sheet and select the character you wish to change their spells. You will see all the available level 1, level 2, and so on. Remove the ones you don’t need and select the ones you would like your character to use now. This only applies to classes that use set spells such as Wizards and Clerics. The only requirement is that you need to be idle, with no actions being performed, which means that you can’t change spells during combat.

In the case of the Warlock, you can only change spells when you level up and you can only pick one spell to change. You have the option to either change one spell after levelling up or freely switch your spells before a battle, you need to choose wisely for your character to adapt to certain battles and enemies that are especially weak towards certain types of spells.


To make the best of your spell-casting characters, make sure to locate them at range with the physical and melee attacking ones being on the front line. A combination of debuff, damage, and healing spells will make sure that you have all possible scenarios mapped out for any combat you may come across.

That’s how you change spells in Baldur’s Gate 3. Combine that with the perfect party composition and you will be ready for anything that may dare to challenge you. Be sure to check out the best Illithid powers in Baldur's Gate 3, best companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 and the best weapons in the game as well.

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