As Baldur’s Gate 3 has various multiclassing options, it also comes with a lot of robust multiclass builds. The Gloomstalker Assassin build is one of them, which consists of the Gloomstalker Ranger and the Assassin Rogue.
Gloomstalker is a subclass of the Ranger class; on the other hand, Assassin is a Rogue subclass. In terms of combat potential, they both can deliver significant damage alongside excellent utility for your journey through Forgotten Realms. This comprehensive guide will explore the best way to combine these two classes and make the best build in Baldur’s Gate 3 for your journey through the Forgotten Realms.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Gloomstalker Assassin build ability point allocation
In Baldur’s Gate 3, multiclassing plays a significant role by allowing players to combine features of multiple classes. In this case, combining the Ranger’s survival instincts with the Rogue’s stealth and deception makes a perfect build for you. The best races for this class will be any of the Elves.
Astarion is an excellent choice in the early game to make the Gloomstalker Assassin build, as he’s a High-Elf Rogue. Besides Astarion, you can also choose Lae’zel after changing her into a Ranger via Respec in camp.
As the Gloomstalker Assassin build combines Ranger and Rogue classes, you must put as many points as possible into Dexterity. Other than that, the leftover stats will look something like this:
- Strength: 8
- Dexterity: 17
- Constitution: 14
- Intelligence: 10
- Wisdom: 16
- Charisma: 8
Making a Gloomstalker Assassin build in Baldur’s Gate 3
In between Rogue and Ranger, starting as Rogue is the better option as they get four skill proficiencies alongside Dexterity and Intelligence saving throws. Besides, it will give you different types of Sneak Attacks and Cunning Actions for the first two levels, making your early game more accessible.
After reaching level 3, you can unlock the Assassin subclass, one of this build’s most vital parts. This ability will allow you to maximize your damage output in the first turn. Alongside the new Assassin subclass, your Sneak Attacks will also upgrade from 1d6 to 2d6.
At level 4 of Rogue, you get access to take a feat. The first feat you should take here will be the Sharpshooter, as it removes the disadvantage with long-range attacks and lets you attack from very long ranges.
After this, move to Ranger class and continue taking Ranger levels for the rest of the game. At level 1, choose Bounty Hunter and Urban Tracker as Favoured Enemy and Natural Explorer.
After reaching level 2, choose Archery as your fighting style, as the benefit you’ll get from Archery is just too good to pass out. With Archery, you can hit things hard from a safe range while getting a +2 bonus to ranged weapon attacks.
At level 3, you’ll unlock another vital part of this build, Gloomstalker Subclass. This subclass and its abilities, including Dread Ambusher and Superior Darkvision, is the final piece to make the perfect Gloomstalker Assassin Build for your character.
At level 4, you can again choose a feat or increase your ability scores for your multiclass build. Although there are many feats available to choose from, some of them synergize better than others for your Gloomstalker Assassin Build. The best feats include:
- Alert: Gains a +5 bonus to Initiative, and can’t be Surprised.
- Defensive Duelist: When attacked while wielding a Finesse Weapon you’re Proficient with, you can use a reaction to add your Proficiency Bonus to your Armour Class, causing the attack to miss.
- Mobile: Increases movement speed, and rugged terrain doesn’t slow you down when you Dash. Moving after making a melee attack won’t provoke Opportunity Attacks from your target.
- Savage Attacker: Allows you to roll your damage dice twice and use the highest result while making weapon attacks.
Although the Gloomstalker Assassin build is the best for sticking to the shadows and dishing exceptionally high damage during the early turns, you can go for the Shadow Monk if you don’t feel like playing Rogue or Fighter class. Since it uses similar stats and has a lot of similar options for jumping in Shadows and dealing damage, it can be an excellent option for you.