Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide

This guide focuses on the best Wizard build in Baldur’s Gate 3, the Conjuration subclass, and includes all components to create a powerful character.

The Best Conjuration Wizard in BG3

This build has been updated for the patch 3 version of Baldur’s Gate 3.

Conjuration Wizard Class Introduction

The Wizard class in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a spellcasting class that focuses on using arcane magic to defeat their enemies and support their allies. Wizards are masters of the arcane arts, and they can learn a wide variety of spells from different schools of magic, such as Evocation, Abjuration, Necromancy, Conjuration, Enchantment, Divination, Illusion, and Transmutation.

This build will use the Conjuration subclass, which allows for additional mobility and summon ally spells. This build does a combination of area spell damage, crowd control, and defensive spells for survival. You will want to play this build if you like summoning creatures to support you in combat and a Wizard that has high defensive survival skills. Keep reading below for more details on the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide.

Conjuration ProsConjuration Cons
Summons CreaturesFriendly Fire AOE
Area DamageLacks Additional Actions
High Mobility Limited to Cloth

Conjuration Wizard Class Mechanics and Features

Here are the essential Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build features and mechanics to focus on:

  • Primary Ability: Intelligence
  • Saving Throws: Intelligence, Wisdom
  • Subclass: Conjuration School
  • Armour Proficiency: Cloth Armor
  • Weapon Proficiency: Quarterstaves, Light Crossbows
  • Conjuration Savant: Learning Conjuration spells from scrolls costs half as much, becoming 25 gold pieces per spell level.
  • Benign Transposition Teleport: Teleport to a nearby, unoccupied space, or swap places with an ally.
  • Minor Conjuration Create Water: Call forth rain. It extinguishes exposed flames and forms a Water Surface.

Wizard Spell Casting Explained

  • Cantrips: are like spells, but you can cast them infinitely, and they don’t take your spell slots. 
  • Prepared Spells: allows you to swap in and out spells that you’ve learned in your spell book.
  • Spell Slots: limited resource of spella you can cast which needs long rest to replenish.
  • Arcane Recovery: a resource that allows you to recover used spell slots.
  • Concentration: spells that require you to focus which can be interrupted and you can only have one active at a time.

For the list of the best spells for the Wizard, look below in level progression.

Conjuration Subclass

BG3 Conjuration Subclass

Conjuration Wizards are known for their ability to summon a wide variety of creatures from other planes of existence, such as Elementals, Fey, and Devils. These creatures can be used to fight for the Wizard, scout ahead, or even distract the enemy. Conjuration Wizards can also use their magic to teleport themselves and their allies across the battlefield, giving them a significant advantage in combat.

In addition to their summoning and teleportation abilities, Conjuration Wizards can also use their magic to create powerful objects and effects. For example, they can conjure a wall of fire to block off an enemy’s path, or they can create a fog cloud to obscure the battlefield. They can also use their magic to enhance their own weapons and armour, making them more effective in combat.

The Conjunction Wizard School subclass unlocks the following features and spells:

  • Conjuration Savant (Level 2): Learning Conjuration spells from scrolls costs half as much, becoming 25 gold pieces per spell level.
  • Minor Conjuration: Create Water (Level 2): Call forth rain. It extinguishes exposed flames and forms a Water Surface.
  • Benign Transposition: Teleport (Level 6): Teleport to a nearby, unoccupied space, or swap places with an ally.
  • Focused Conjuration (Level 10): Damage taken while you are Concentrating on a Conjuration spell will not break your Concentration.
BG3 Sage Background

Sage is the best Backgrounds for our Conjuration Wizard Build in Baldur’s Gate 3 because it gives two Intelligence skill proficiencies.  You want to pick a Background that gives you skill proficiency in primary ability (stat) Intelligence. This choice mostly influences roleplaying and dialogue options aspects and allows you to create unique characters. Additional choices are:

  1. Sage: You are curious and well-read, with an unending thirst for knowledge. Learning about the rare lore of the world will inspire you to put this knowledge to a greater purpose.
  2. AcolyteYou have spent your life in service to a temple, learning sacred rites and providing sacrifices to the god or gods you worship. Serving the gods and discovering their sacred works will you to Greatness.
  3. NobleYou were raised in a family among the social elite, accustomed to power and privilege. Accumulating renown, power, and loyalty will raise your status.

Best Race Choice for Conjuration Wizard Build

Baldur's Gate 3 Half-Elf race example
Baldur's Gate 3 Human race example

The best race is High Half-Elf because they have an extra cantrip, Darkvision, good movement speed and Civil Militia. This helps with additional armour choices and shields and a balanced racial choice. The Human race is also useful because they have Civil Milita as well, and additional carrying capacity and skill proficiency. 

High Half-ElfHuman
Fire Bolt CantripCivil Militia
Civil MilitiaExtra Skill Proficiency
DarkvisionExtra Carry Capacity
Fey Ancestry
Best Conjuration Wizard Racial Choice

The Wizard’s racial choice will not influence ability score, as everyone should get a +2 and +1 to spend regardless. This frees your race choice up to not completely hinder yourself based on ability score, but race features. Each of these races offers unique advantages that can enhance your combat prowess, survivability, or utility. Additionally, consider the roleplaying opportunities and character concepts that resonate with you.

Wizard Skills - Baldur’s Gate 3

Investigation and Religion are the best skills for our Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide because they complement your class abilities and enhance your effectiveness in various situations. In Baldur’s Gate 3, skills represent the abilities and proficiencies of your character that allow them to perform various actions and interact with the game world. Skills are associated with specific attributes and are used to determine the success or effectiveness of certain actions or abilities. They can be edited during character creation or with companions, during respec or reroll screen.

Here are the best skills for Wizard in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  1. Investigation is an Intelligence Skill.
  2. Religion is an Intelligence Skill.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, each skill is related to a specific ability score and it’s effectiveness scales with the level of that score. You want to choose skills for your character that they already have a high ability score in. For example, if you want to have high Persuasion (which is used to influence dialogue choices), you need to have correspondingly high Charisma. Ideally, you want a party composition which includes a variety of high-ability scores which can give you success in different skills.

Best Wizard Ability Scores

Best Wizard Ability Score - Baldur’s Gate 3

Below is the best ability score to unlock the full potential of our Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide:

AbilityPoints Goal
Wizard Ability Score Table

The best Conjuration Wizard ability score is 16 intelligence because it increases spells’ chance to land and damage along with 16 Dexterity. Dexerity and cloth will help with your Armour Class (AC), and combine 16 Dexerity with Mage Armour spell you have 16 AC at the level and a much better chance to avoid spells. Constitution will increase your health and help with concentration saving throws.

During character creation, the game will automatically distribute your abilities in the character creation abilities tab. You will need to reprioritize the stats for the chart for our Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide. Simply use the plus-minus in the character creator and make sure you have the suggested race, or the numbers will be off.

Conjuration Wizard Spell Slots

Here’s a chart that shows the levels and spell slots unlocked for the Wizard class in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Wizard  Level1st2nd3rd4th5th6th
Level 1200000
Level 2300000
Level 3420000
Level 4430000
Level 5432000
Level 6433000
Level 7433100
Level 8433200
Level 9433310
Level 10433320
Level 11433321
Level 12433321

Conjuration Wizard Illithid Powers

BG3 Illithid Powers

Illithid Powers are unlocked later in the game when you learn more about the Mind Flayers and tadpoles. You can gain jars of Mind Flayer Parasite Specimens, and consume them to gain one point.  This is essentially another skill tree advancement with some very strong powers. If you decide to advance this skill line, these are the choices we suggest.

Here are the best Illithid Powers for our Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide:

  • Charm: Channel the dark allure of the tadpole to Charm an enemy that attacks you, preventing them from attacking you until their next turn. 
  • Repulsor: Deal force damage and Force Push anything and anyone back 6m.
  • Mind Blast: Spew forth a conical wave of psychic energy and possibly stun targets within for 1 turn dealing psychic damage.
  • Freecast: Spell slots, charges, and similar resource costs for your next action or spell are removed. Refreshes after a Short or Long rest. 

Conjuration Wizard Level Progression

Level 1

Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide

Starting at level one, follow our character creator to pick all correct backgroundraceskills, and ability distribution focusing on Intelligence and Dexterity. You want to use cloth armor and immediately unlock and use Mage Armor to increase Armour Class (AC). This will help you avoid attacks without wearing armour. Next, work towards finding a Quarterstaff and keep this weapon and armour loadout throughout your gameplay. You won’t be able to select your subclass on character creation and will select it at level 2. Below are the recommended Conjuration Wizard spells and cantrips:

  • Fire Bolt (racial cantrip): Hurls fireball dealing 1d10 fire damage 18m range.
  • Blade Ward (cantrip selection): Take only half of the damage from Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing attacks
  • Mage Hand (cantrip selection): When you cast Mage Hand, the spectral hand is invisible and can carry out additional tasks
  • Light (cantrip selection): Infuse an object with an aura of light. Lasts until Long Rest.
  • Mage Armour (spell selection): Surround an unarmoured creature in a protective magical force. 
  • Find Familiar (spell selection): Summon a familiar, fey spirit that takes an animal form of your choosing.
  • Thunderwave (spell selection): Release a wave of thunderous force that pushes away all creatures and objects (2d8 Thunder). 
  • Sleep (spell selection): Put creatures into a magical slumber. Select targets up to a combined 24 hit points.
  • Magic Missile (spell selection): Create 3 darts of magical force, each dealing 1d4+1 Force to its target.  The darts always hit their target. 
  • Chromatic Orb (spell selection): Hurl a sphere that deals 3-24 elemental damage and possibly creates a surface on impact.

The Wizard gets a massive amount of spells and cantrips at level one and can prepare four at a time.  This means you can use only four out of the six you can learn.  Unlike other spellcasters, the Wizard can slot and unslot spells by opening the spellbook which gives you a lot of utility to enter in certain fights with different spell loadouts.  Some fighters require more defensive spells like Shield and Mirror Image (more on them later), while others require more Mobily, area damage, single target, etc.  All this to say, we list a well-rounded prepared spell loadout, but feel free to deviate from this when encountering specific fights. 

Your main damage-dealing Cantrip will be Fire Bolt, which does decent damage when you don’t want to use a spell slot.  Blade Ward is great for a defensive cantrip, while Mage Hand and Light are useful for utility spells generally outside of combat. 

When it comes to your spells, Mage Armour is the most important at this level.  While wearing cloth, you get 10 AC + your dexterity modifies, which is +3 if you have 16 Dexterity.  This puts us at 13 AC, but if we cast Mage Armour after a long rest, you get 13 AC as a base, raising it up to 16.  This amount of AC is comparable, if not higher than heavy armour at the start of the game.  Additional spells increase this further, but you MUST cast this after every long rest to help with survivability specifically avoiding attacks.

Regarding your remaining spells, Sleep is an awesome crowd control from levels 1-3 but fades in power beyond those levels. Magic Missile is lower in damage, but it has a 100% chance to land, and it can travel in an indirect path.  You can use this to attack multiple enemies because it has three bolts. Thunderwave is a knockback when handling pressure on wanting to knock an enemy off a cliff.  Chromatic Orb is a way to manipulate elemental damage, which will be effective next level.  You can combine Fire and Grease for a huge area-based damage spell at level 1 or Water and Lighting for an electricity spell.  Lastly, Find Familiar is a utility spell which is helpful when you cannot reach small holes and crevices so swap that in if you encounter it.

Use your action for powerful damage spells, and always cast Mage Armour.  Once you run out of spells, use Fire Bolt for damage and Blade Ward for defensives.  The big jumps in power are 4, 5, and 9.  Spell casters in general feel pretty weak initially, so it’s normal because of lack of spell variety and spell power.  Hang in there, it’ll get much better and by level 12 you will feel extremely potent for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide.

Level 1 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Sleep, Thunderwave, Magic Missile 

Level 2

BG3 Conjuration Subclass

At level 2 you will get to choose your subclass, Conjuration, and should unlock two prepared spells, subclass feature and action.

  • Conjuration Savant (subclass Feature): Learning Conjuration spells from scrolls costs half as much, becoming 25 gold pieces per spell level.
  • Minor Conjuration: Create Water (subclass Feature): Call forth rain. It extinguishes exposed flames and forms a Water Surface.
  • Shield (spell selection): When you are about to be hit by an enemy, increase your Armour Class by 5. You take no damage from Magic Missile.
  • Grease (spell selection): Cover the ground in flammable grease which becomes Difficult Terrain and creatures within can fall Prone.

At this level, we add a few new tools to our Wizard. The Water spell seems weak but when you combine it with Chromatic Orb, it creates an electric effect throughout the entire area. You can also combine Chromatic Orb fire element with Grease for another huge area-based damage. Grease can be useful with Fire Bolt for the same combination along with the terrain-based chance to knock prone.

Shield is a very powerful defensive spell because it uses a reaction, not an action. When you get attacked, you can activate it for 5 more AC which will help with survival. You will see a lot of defensive spells throughout this build, but you need to swap them in or out of your prepared spellbook depending on the situation.  Early in the game, the Githyanki Fighters present the biggest problem, so be prepared and focus on survival first, then damage second.

Level 2 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Sleep, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb.

Level 3

Now at level 3 you will gain two level 2 spells, learn two spells, and choose one more prepared spell.

  • Flaming Sphere (spell selection): Summon a flaming sphere that damages nearby enemies and objects. You can move the sphere. It emits a bright light.
  • Misty Step (spell selection): Surrounded by silver mist, you teleport to an unoccupied space you can see.

We finally get access to more powerful spells and two great choices here. Drop the spell Sleep and slot both Flaming Sphere and Misty Step. Flaming Sphere is our first “summon,” and early on, this spell is powerful. The sphere acts as a distraction, can do decent damage, and plays independently of your Wizard. Flaming Sphere requires concentration, so keep in mind that you can only cast one concentration spell at a time, otherwise the previous effect, will fall off and be replaced by the new spell.

Misty Step is a powerful movement-based ability that allows you to teleport away. The strength of Misty Step is it consumes a bonus action, rather than an action. So, you can combine a powerful spell then zip away, or zip into battle, use Thunderwave to knock enemies off the ledge. Many combinations with this spell. 

Level 3 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step.

Level 4

Baldur's Gate 3 Necromancy Feat Increase Intellgence

Upon reaching level 4 you’ll learn one cantrip, two spells, one feat and have a total prepared spell list of seven.

  • Ability improvement (feat selection): +2 to Intelligence.
  • Friends (cantrip selection): Gain Advantage on Charisma Checks against a non-hostile creature. This spell can be cast while you are Silenced.
  • Mirror Image (spell selection): Create 3 illusory duplicates of yourself that distract attackers. Each duplicate increases your Armour Class by 3. Whenever you successfully evade an attack, one of the duplicates disappears. 
  • Scorching Ray (spell selection): Hurl 3 rays of Fire, each deal 2d6 Fire damage at 18m range. 

At level four we want to increase our intelligence to 18 which helps expand our spellbook. As soon as you accept this, you can slot another spell, giving us two new spell slots.  You want to take Scorching Ray for a single target heavy ranged damage ability. Mirror Image is another defensive spell that can be preemptively cast and drastically increase your AC.  Every time someone attacks and misses, you lose charge.  This spell is very good to use when you know the pressure will be on you.

Prepare Scorching Ray and Shield at this level and experiment with what spell works better for you defensively, Shield (reaction) or Mirror Image (cast preemptively). 

Level 4 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Shield.

Level 5

When you reach level 5 as a Conjuration Wizard you gain two level 3 spells and learn two spells, with a total prepared slots of 9.

  • Fireball (spell selection): Shoot a bright flame from your fingers that explode upon contact, torching everything in the vicinity 8d6 18m range 6m radius.
  • Animate Dead (spell selection): Create an undead servant from a corpse. The target must be a Medium or Small corpse.
Baldur's Gate 3 Animate Dead Skeleton

Level 5 is a big jump in power due to the spell selection.  You get two spell slots for level 3 so select Fireball and Animate Dead.  Drop Shield from your prepared spells and select both of these. If you encounter a tough fight where you need more defence, drop Magic Missile and Thunderwave for Shield and Mirror Image.

Fireball is a massive area-based damage spell and one of the best in the entire game.  The issue is this, you can kill your friendlies with this spell unlike the Evocation Wizard.  This is usually great to use turn one where enemies are clumped together and not surrounding your allies.  Be careful casting, if you or teammates are highlighted in the spell radius, don’t cast!

Next up is the Animate Dead spell which is “until long rest” summon skeleton.  You will need to be out of combat, and it does not require concentration unlike the Flaming Sphere.  Make it a practice to rest for a long time after a tough fight, then come back to the area with corpses and cast Animate Dead.  A little skeleton will follow you until it dies or rests.  This spell “stacks” with flaming sphere, meaning you can have both in play at once.  At level 5, having two summons and Fireball drastically increases your power.

Level 5 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead.

Level 6

Now that you’ve reach Level 6 you will unlock a subclass passive and two spells, with 10 prepared spells.

  • Counterspell (spell selection): Nullify another creature’s spell as a reaction. The spell must be 3rd level or lower. If it is higher, you must succeed a Check to nullify it, the difficulty of which is based on the spell’s Level.
  • Hold Person (spell selection): Hold a humanoid enemy still. They can’t move, act or react. Attacks from within 3m are always Critical Hits.
  • Benign Transposition: Teleport (subclass feature): Teleport to a nearby, unoccupied space, or swap places with an ally.
Benign Transposition Teleport

Level 6 we get a powerful mobility tool from our subclass. The Benign Transportation Teleport action is like Misty Step except you can swap spots with enemies or allies.  The range is 9m and it requires action, but this gives you a creative way to manipulate the battlefield.  How I use it is finding a pesky ranged damage dealer, and swap places with them to bring them closer to a fighter or melee companion on my team. Note on how this spell replenish is from casting other conjuration spells, so you can use this multiple times.  Spells like Find Familiar, Misty Step, etc. will replenish after a use.

We learn two new spells and the first is Counterspell. This is another reaction based spell and can shutdown an opposing spell caster.  You have the chance to negate their spell which doesn’t seem powerful until your main character gets put to sleep or hold person and you lose a fight.  Save a level 3 spell slot free just in case you have to cast this spell with a reaction.

The next spell is a crowd control spell Hold Person. Typically, we don’t cast many crowd control spells but this will be very helpful on specific targets that can wipe your group.  It’s suggested to cast this with a 60% or higher chance so you don’t waste your turn.  You are at the half way point in levels for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide.

Level 6 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell.

Level 7

Once you’ve hit level 7 you’ll receive one level 4 spell slot, and can choose two new spells for a total of 11 prepared spells.

  • Conjure Minor Elemental (prepared spell): Conjure a minor elemental to fight alongside you.
  • Sleet Storm (prepared spell): Call forth a storm that disrupts the Concentration of spellcasters, douses fires, and creates an ice surface.
BG3 Conjure Minor Elemental

Level 7 gives us only one level 4 spell slot not two, so we will take one level 4 spell and one level 3. Conjure Minor Elemental is another summon spell that stacks with animate dead and flaming sphere.  You can pick various monsters and I suggest Ice Mephits because they do range damage, can knock enemies prone, and explode when they die.  These critters, just like your skeleton, will follow you until long rest.  So, expect to spend some time summoning creatures every long rest and don’t forget Mage Armour!

Next is the Sleet Storm spell, which you can slot if you need more area-based damage. This spell requires concentration but can help lock down a massive area and its conjuration spell.  This will help recharge your teleport and crowd control an area though Fireball is the general area-based damage spell.

Level 7 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell, Conjure Minor Elemental.

Level 8

Unlock another level 4 spell slot, 2 spells, one feat, and 12 prepared spells.

  • Ice Storm (spell selection): Impel a storm of hail ice to crash from the sky, covering the ground and striking all objects and creatures within range.
  • Dimension Door (spell selection): Teleport yourself and up to 1 adjacent ally to a place you can see. The ally cannot be larger than medium.
  • Magic Initiate Warlock (feat selection): You learn two cantrips and a Level 1 spell from the warlock spell list. You can cast the Level 1 spell once per Long Rest. Your Spellcasting Ability for all 3 spells is Charisma.
    • Eldritch Blast (cantrip selection): Conjure 1 beam(s) of crackling energy for 1~10 of Force damage.
    • Minor Illusion (cantrip selection): Create an illusion that compels nearby creatures to investigate.
    • Hellish Rebuke (spell selection): React to your next attacker with flames that deal 2~20 Fire damage.

On Level 8 we unlock the important feat Warlock Initiate which gives us the Eldritch Blast cantrip and Hellish Rebuke.  Eldritch Blast is a very powerful cantrip that helps when we need force damage, or we are out of spell slots.  Hellish Rebuke is handy because it returns fire when attacked.  You can have many reaction-based spells like Hellish Rebuke, Shield, Counterspell, and play very defensively even wearing clothes.

For spell selections, Ice Storm is another massive area-based damage spell while Dimension Door is a conjuration teleportation type of spell.  I suggest preparing Ice Storm for more area damage, letting your summons do a lot of damage for you passively at this level.

Level 8 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell, Conjure Minor Elemental, Ice Storm.

Level 9

BG3 Conjuration Wizard Level 9 Spells
BG3 Conjuration Wizard Level 9 Preapred Spells
BG3 Conjure Elemental
Conjure Elemental

At Level 9 a Conjuration Wizard will unlock one level 5 spell and learn two new spells, for a total of 13 prepared spells.

  • Conjure Elemental (spell selection): Bend the barrier between the Planes until they disgorge an elemental ally to follow and fight for you.
  • Blight (spell selection): Plants take maximum damage from this spell, and have Disadvantage on the Saving Throw against it.

At this level, we get yet another summon spell Conjure Elemental.  This is an upgraded version of Minor Elemental, but you can cast both, alongside Animate Dead to have 4 summonses fighting for you.  You can even cast Flaming Sphere for yet another, during combat.  I suggest using the Earth Elemental because it has 126 health and area-based damage and a knockback.  This thing can soak up massive damage for you cause havoc on the enemy and last until a long rest!

Since you only have one level 5 spell slot at this level, consider taking Blight.  This is a helpful single-target spell, and if you feel the build lacks a single-target damage spell, slot Blight instead of an area-based spell. Again, feel free to change spells to suit your needs and adjust for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide.

Level 9 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell, Conjure Minor Elemental, Ice Storm, Conjure Elemental.

Level 10

Upon reaching Level 10 you will unlock a subclass feature, another level 5 spell slot, two spells, one cantrip, and have a total of 14 prepared spells.

  • Dancing Light (cantrip selection): Illuminate a 9m radius. Requires concentration.
  • Cone of Cold (spell selection): Make a flurry of frost, crisp air, and condensed snow crystals erupt from your hands.
  • Cloudkill (spell selection): Craft a large cloud that inflicts 5∼40 Poison damage per turn. You can reposition the cloud every turn.
  • Focused Conjuration (subclass feature): Damage taken while you are Concentrating on a Conjuration spell will not break your Concentration.

At level 10 we get another level 5 spell slot, and you can learn more spells. Cone of Cold is another area-based damage spell, but it shoots out from you and is easier to avoid friendly fire. Cloudkill is a conjuration spell that deals poison damage in a massive 6m radius.  The nice thing about this spell is it persists after you cast it as long as you can maintain concentration and will completely disrupt the enemy if placed in the correct area.

Level 10 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell, Conjure Minor Elemental, Ice Storm, Conjure Elemental, Cloudkill.

Level 10 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell, Conjure Minor Elemental, Ice Storm, Conjure Elemental, Cloudkill.

Level 11

At Level 11 you unlock one Level 6 spell slot and can learn two more spells.

  • Create Undead (spell selection): Raise a corpse as a heinous mummy that fights by your side. The target must be a Medium or small corpse.
  • Disintegrate (spell selection): Shoot a thin green ray from your finger. If the 50∼100 Force damage reduces the target to 0 hit points, it disintegrates into a crumbly ash.
Baldur's Gate 3 Animate Dead Mummy

At level 11 you unlock level 6 spell slots and will only learn one throughout the game.  However, the legendary staff in the beginning of Act 3 Markoheshki, can bypass this limitation. Markoheshki can negate a spell slot, essentially giving you two level 6 spell slots.  This makes it one of the best weapons in the game because you can cast two ultra-powerful level 6 spells per long rest.  You need to make it your priority at the end game to unlock this staff for this reason.

The spell we select at this level will naturally be Create Undead. This is an enhanced version of Animate Dead and all of the summons including this one stack.  So expect a lot of work after every long rest, but the power of your summons and companions is staggering at this point plus you can use them until long rest.

The second spell to select here is Disintegrate which is the best single-target damage spell in the game.  Our spell tool kit has many area based spells, so fitting this in with a level 6 spell is the go-to play here.  You will only be able to use this if you collect the Markoheshki since every long rest you should be using Create Undead spell post-long rest. 

Level 11 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell, Conjure Minor Elemental, Ice Storm, Conjure Elemental, Cloudkill, Create Undead.

Level 12

You’ve reached the final level with the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide! The Conjuration Wizard will learn 2 spells, 1 new feat, and have 17 prepared spells if you followed this guide.

  • Arcane Gate (spell selection): Create two linked teleportation portals.
  • Stoneskin (spell selection): Turn a creature’s flesh hard as stone. It takes only half the damage of all non-magical Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing damage.
  • Ability Improvement (feat selection): Add +2 Intelligence

You’ve reached the maximum level of 12 with your Conjuration Wizard in Baldur’s Gate 3!  Select Arcane Gate as another utility spell and Stoneskin for another defensive spell.  Stoneskin is a concentration-based spell and level 4 spell so you can use it immediately post long rest entering a tough fight with marital weapon-based users. 

Here’s a summary of spells for your Conjuration Wizard:

  • Single target damage: Magic Missile, Scorching Ray, Blight, Disintegrate
  • Area damage: Chromatic Orb, Fireball, Ice Storm, Cloudkill
  • Defensive: Shield, Mage Armour, Mirror Image, Counterspell
  • Crowd Control: Hold Person, Sleep, Clouldkill
  • Mobility: Misty Step, Benign Transposition Teleport

Make sure to scroll down to the gear sections for more details.

Level 12 Conjuration Prepared Spells: Mage Armour, Thunderwave, Magic Missile, Chromatic Orb, Flaming Sphere, Misty Step, Scorching Ray, Fireball, Animate Dead, Counterspell, Conjure Minor Elemental, Ice Storm, Conjure Elemental, Cloudkill, Create Undead, Disintegrate, Stoneskin.

Best Companions for Wizard Build

The best companion for our Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide is Lae’zeal because she’s a melee-focused damage dealer. She will engage enemies and take the pressure off your ranged-focused build, allowing you to free-cast spells. Having a heavy focus on melee will keep you in the distance while applying pressure, snaring, and debuffing the opposition. 

When putting your party together, consider companions for not only their combat prowess but also their outside ability and skills that can influence storytelling, dialogue, and exploration. A balanced party will fit the traditional RPG ‘holy trinity’: Tank, Healer, and DPS. Ideally, in Baldur’s Gate 3 you’re are going to want one tank, one healer, one melee DPS, and one range DPS. Some classes/subclasses can cover both roles, so feel free to experiment and find out what works best for you.

Best Gear for Wizard Build

Beginner: Starting the Game

BG3 Melf’s First Staff
BG3 The Protecty Sparkswall
BG3 Cinder Shoes

Here’s the best beginner gear for the Conjuration Wizard Build in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Gear SlotBest Gear Item
HeadCirclet of Blasting
ChestThe Protecty Sparkswall
GlovesBracers of Defence
BootsCinder Shoes
NecklaceAmulet of Misty Step
RingRing of Colour Spray
RingSunwalker’s Gift
Weapon 1 Main HandMelf’s First Staff
  • Circlet of Blasting: Can cast the spell Scorching Ray once per Long Rest. Sold by Blurg in the Myconid Colony.
  • The Protecty Sparkswall: 10 AC + Dexterity modifier, +1 bonus to spell saves.  Looted in Gilded Chest in Grymforge X: -645 Y: 360.
    • Alternative: Poisoner’s Robe: When the wearer casts a spell that deals Poison damage, it deals an additional 1d4 Poison Damage. Looted from Phase Spider Matriarch underneath Blighted Village easiest entrance through a well.
  • Bracers of Defence: You gain a +2 bonus to Armour Class as long as you are not wearing armour or holding a shield. Obtained in Necromancers cellar in Blighted Village
  • Cinder Shoes: whenever you Burn an enemy, you gain 2 turns of Heat.  Sold by Blurg in the Myconid Colony, Underdark.
  • Amulet of Misty Step: Grants Misty Step Level 2 Conjuration Spell. Found in a Gilded Chest (X386 Y8) in Defiled Temple
  • Ring of Colour Spray: Once per Battle, you can cast the Colour Spray spell.  Obtained in Harpy’s Nest Secluded Cove (X:326, Y:495).
  • Sunwalker’s Gift: the wearer can see in the dark up to 12m (used for non-Darkvision races like Dragonborn, Githyanki, etc). Buy it from Blurg in Myconid Colony in the  Underdark.
    • Alternative: The Sparkswall: the wearer cannot be electrocuted and gains resistance to lightning damage.  Obtained in a chest in Arcane Tower, Underdark Act 1.
  • Melf’s First Staff: 1d6 + 1 bludgeoning damage, gain +1 bonus to spell save DC, spell attack rolls, and Melf’s acid Arrow once per long rest.  Sold by Blurg in the Myconid Colony.
    • Alternative: Staff of Crones: Gain Ray of Sickness, Level 1 Spell. Underneath Auntie Ethel Hut in Sunlit Wetlands, in the Hag treasure room, after defeating her.

Advanced: End-Game

BG3 - Markoheshkir - Baldur's Gate 3
BG3 Killer's Sweetheart

The following table presents the best advanced and end-game gear for the Conjuration Wizard Build in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Gear SlotBest Gear Item
HeadHelldusk Helmet
CapeCloak of the Weave
ChestRobe of the Weave
GlovesQuickspell Gloves
BootsDisintegrating Night Walkers
NecklaceAmulet of Greater Health
RingKiller’s Sweetheart
RingCrypt Lord Ring
Weapon 1 Main HandMarkoheshkir
  • Helldusk Helmet: You can see in a magical and ordinary darkness up to a range of 12m. You cannot be Blinded; The wielder has a +2 bonus to Saving Throws against spells; Attackers can’t land Critical Hits on the wearer.
    • Found inside the the House of Hope treasure room in front of Raphael’s Boudoir. Locking mechanism is revealed after passing a DC10 Perception Check.
  • Cloak of the Weave: You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and Spell Attack Rolls; Absorb elemental damage once per Short Rest. Take half damage from the next elemental attack targeting you, and deal an additional 1d6 of that element type on your next attack.
    • Can be found in a locked chest in Raphael’s House of Hope.
  • Robe of the Weave: You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and spell attack rolls. Whenever the wearer succeeds a Saving Throw against a spell, they regain 1~6 hit points.
    • Inside a Globe of Invulnerability on the lower level of Ramazith’s Tower. Disable the Arcane Shield by using the levers (DC20).
  • Quickspell Gloves: Cantrips that cost an action cost a bonus action instead. This effect can be used once per Short Rest.
    • Can be purchased at Lorroakan’s Projection at Sorceror’s Sundries
  • Disintegrating Night Walkers: Can’t be Enwebbed, Entangled, or Ensnared and can’t slip on grease or ice; Misty Step once per Short Rest
  • Amulet of Greater Health: Increases the wearer’s Constitution score to 23; Advantage on Constitution Saving Throws Checks.
    • Can be found in the House of Hope
  • Killer’s Sweetheart: When you kill a creature, your next Attack Roll will be a critical hit. Once spent, this effect refreshes after a Long Rest.
    • Can be found laying on the ground at the top of the stone structure in the Self-Same Trial inside the Gauntlet of Shar ( X: -833 Y: -729).
  • Crypt Lord Ring: Can cast Create Undead as a 6th level spell once per Long Rest.
    • Reward for completion of Find Mystic Carrion’s Servant if Thrumbo survives.
  • Markoheshkir: You gain a +1 bonus to Spell Save DC and spell attack rolls; Alleviate the arcane burden of spellcasting with the power of this staff. The next spell you cast doesn’t cost a spell cost.
    • At Ramazith’s Tower, get to the lower level by jumping from the balcony with Feather Fall active. Find the interactive plate with the inscription “Below”. Press it to teleport at the bottom, and disable the shield using arcane.

Best Wizard Consumables, Potions, and Items

BG3 Potion of Speed
BG3 Superior Elixir of Arcane Cultivation
BG3 Elixir of Viciousness

The following list represents the best individual use consumable items that will aid in our Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide:

Conjuration Wizard Gameplay Tips and Tricks

Below is a list of 10 gameplay tips and tricks for the Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide:

  1. Summon: make sure to summon allies to fight for you as it’s the premise of the build!
  2. Mobility: Misty Step is your best mobility tool so save a level 2 spell slot for it.
  3. Teleport: You can gain another teleport with your subclass at level 6 and it recharges by using conjuration spells.
  4. Potions: Consider potion of speed a game changer because you get an additional action for 3 turns.
  5. Stack Summons: as you level, cast multiple elementals and dead because they stack together.
  6. Elements: Use different elements to light the ground on fire or electrocute the area.
  7. Prepare: Feel free to change your spells in between fights depending on your playstyle and needs.
  8. Cantrips: Use cantrips frequently when starting because your spell slots will be limited.
  9. Long Rest: cast your summons and Mage Armour post every long rest.
  10. Cloth: Make sure to never wear armour or it will lower your AC and mess up set bonuses.

Remember, this build guide serves as a foundation, and you can always adapt it to suit your preferences and the needs of your campaign. Enjoy playing as a formidable Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Wizard Build Guide!

Baldur’s Gate 3 Conjuration Build Summary Guide

Subclass: Conjuration School

Armor: Cloth

Weapons: Quarterstaff

RaceHigh Half-Elf

Ability Score

  • Strength 8
  • Dexterity 16
  • Constitution 14
  • Intelligence 16
  • Wisdom 10
  • Charisma 10

Level Progression

  • Level 1 – Chromatic Orb Spell
  • Level 2 – Shield Spell
  • Level 3 – Flaming Sphere and Misty Step Spells
  • Level 4 – Feat +2 Intelligence
  • Level 5 – Fireball Spell
  • Level 6 – Counterspell
  • Level 7 – Conjure Minor Elemental Spell
  • Level 8 – Feat Magic Initiate: Warlock
  • Level 9 – Conjure Elemental Spell
  • Level 10 – Cone of Cold Spell
  • Level 11 – Disintegrate Spell
  • Level 12 – Feat +2 Intelligence

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