Baldur’s Gate 3 Oath of Vengeance Subclass Ranking

Baldur's Gate 3 Oath of Vengeance Subclass Ranking

The Oath of Vengeance Paladin is the best subclass because of its utility spells, mobility, and Channel Oath Inquistor’s Might, ranking it S Tier. A burning desire for justice drives Vengeance Paladins, and they will stop at nothing to see their enemies brought to ruin. Vengeance subclass gives you the most well-rounded Paladin build with spells like Haste to increase actions per turn and Misty Step to increase mobility. Moreover, you gain Hunter’s Mark and Inquisitor’s Might, which are damaged amplification spells that can be used with a bonus action rather than an action. This separates the Vengeance subclass from others on our tier list; you can use an action and a bonus action nearly every turn rather than one or the other.

The major downside to the Vengeance Paladin is that there is no additional aura at level 7. With Aura’s, you can activate multiple outsides of combat, and they persist until you die or are unconscious. However, you can multiclass the Paladin at level 5 or 6 and gain the utility of another bonus action with the Rogue/Thief combination. This additional bonus action outweighs the benefit of Relentless Avenger or the Oathbreaker’s Aura of Hate. Furthermore, gaining Hold Person gives you a ranged crowd control spell that helps you avoid waiting for another spell caster’s turn to lock down a high-powered enemy.

Combining the Great Weapon Master feat at level 4 ensures that every turn, the Vengeance Paladin will use an action with a bonus action, giving you the most offensive firepower of all the Paladin’s subclasses. Thus, we recommend Vengeance as the best in all of BG3!