It’s safe to say that the Warlock is one of the more unique classes in D&D 5th Edition. A Spell User, the Warlock differs greatly from most other magic classes, and this also applies to BG3 as well. Instead of casting a wide range of spells, the Warlock instead mostly relies on their Eldritch Blast ability. So while most Warlocks choose to blast away at their foes from a safe distance, there are those that like to get up close and personal. The Pact of the Blade is perfect for characters such as this, and it appears that there have been substantial modifications to the way it works in BG3. Here’s everything that we know about the Warlock Pact of the Blade changes in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Warlock Pact of the Blade Changes Confirmed?
This new information comes from this recent interview with Nick Pechenin, the Lead System Designer on BG3. Of course, as the interview itself is in Italian, and we had to use Google to translate it into English, it’s very possible that something was lost in the translation. However, we’re fairly sure that most of what Nick is saying is correct.
Namely that, while the Warlock Hexblade subclass won’t be available at launch (though it is possible that it is going to be added as part of a later update or DLC), this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to play a more martial-oriented Warlock in BG3. This comes with the modifications that Larian are looking to make to the Pact of the Blade. In particular, an extra weapon attack if you have chosen this Pact. There are likely to be more changes as well, but this change alone is going to make a martial Warlock a lot more viable than it was before. Of course, we’re going to see just how big this change is once Baldur’s Gate 3 has been released.