Published by Larian Studios, Baldur’s Gate III is still an early access game with about 35 hours of content released so far. The game has already managed to gain a rating of 9 out of 19 on Steam, and for good reason. Today, we will discover some of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods released till date.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is an amazingly fun role-playing game which is still available as early access. It is the third release in Baldur’s Gate series and is set for a full release in 2023. What makes this game absolutely delightful is the fact that it offers unparalleled freedom for you to test, discover, and engage with an immersive world that reacts to the choices you make.
The early access of Baldur’s Gate 3 alone took the gaming world by a storm. In fact, the modding community of the game has already developed hundreds of mods to transform an already-amazing game into an epic experience. So we decided to scour the internet for the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods released so far.
Below is a list of top 15 best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods by the most talented mod authors that are must-haves. So without further ado, let’s take a look at them, shall we?
List of Top 15 Best Baldur’s Gate 3 Mods [Ranked]
#15 Misc Mods
If you are looking for one mod that packs all the options and functionalities you are looking for, this is the mod for you. The Misc Mods mod adds the following things to Baldur’s Gate III:
- More CC Colors, including 21 hair colors, 114 skintones, and 141 eye colors.
- Eye Retexture for humanoid eyes.
- Shadowheart Keyart hairstyle – Black or Brown, which changes her hair color and replaces the metal parts with leather.
- Shadow Druid’s backpack for tall people.
In order to use this mod, you will need Patch 3 mod fixer and Improved UI installed. You can install it using any mod manager of your choice. So get your hands on this mod now which combines a variety of different features into one modpack.
#14 Add All Items
The Add All Items mod adds nearly all the in-game to the barrels at the camp to make them more accessible to you. They can be found in the small ruins room past the waterfall across the log. One of them is for weapons, items, and armor.
If you are unable to retrieve some of the items from the barrel, it could be because you aren’t strong enough to pick them up. Either drink a strength potion from the items barrel or use a different party member.
#13 LegendaryItems Patch8Ready
As you can tell from its name, this mod adds some really cool legendary items to Baldur’s Gate III. These include a dual wieldable hand Crossbow, Dragon Blade, Venom, Flail of Pain, Crossbow of Great Range, Crippling Dagger, Shield of Blocking, Crossbow of Many Bolts, Hungering Hammer, Ring of Power, Repeating Crossbow, Thorned Circlet of Healing, Sharmour, Doom Axe, Sword of Ice, Shield of Deflection, Staff of Slumber, Ring of Ice, Ring of Fire, Thundering Glaive, and Grippy Gloves.
#12 Expanded Warlock
The Expanded Warlock mod adds Archfey, Celestial, and Hexblade subclasses, as well as Pact of the Tome and Pact of the Blade for the Warlock class.
Here are all the features added by the mod:
- Pact of the Blade and Tome
- Unique Starting Equipment
- Additional Cantrips, including Booming Blade, Green-Flame Blade, Frostbite, Thunderclap, Lightning Lure, Mind Silver, Toll the Dead, Word of Radiance, and Mind Silver.
- Visually Customized Eldritch Blasts
So get your hands on this mod now to expand on Warlocks in the game.
#11 Enhanced Gear Progression
The Enhanced Gear Progression mod adds all the +0/+1/+2 armors and weapons from files to treasure tables, including all new types of weapons and plate and splint armors. The mod also fixes some armor issues in the vanilla game. For instance:
- The starting equipment in the game will be more basic so you can enjoy a complete range of upgrades.
- You can also get non-EA armors and weapons in the files, such as plate and splint armor, +1 and +2 armor varients, +2 weapons, darts, flails, slings, those sold traders and those found in barrels, crates, and chests.
#10 XP Unlocker
Aptly named, this mod unlocks your experience cap in the Early Access Baldur’s Gate 3. However, do note that your character shouldn’t have the Maximum XP Reached message yet. What’s more, the class features past level 4 are not yet included in the game. You will only receive HP.
#9 More Feats Patch8Ready
This mod adds additional features to Baldur’s Gate III. These include Polearm Master, Crossbow Expert, Telekinesis, and Sentinel.
The mod also adds more functionality to existing features, for instance:
- Shield Master now comes with an additional Shove that offers 10% extra Shove chance.
- Defensive Duelist now improves with Proficiency.
- Crusher will now work for all weapon attacks.
#8 Powerful Characters
Powerful Characters is a pretty basic mod for Baldur’s Gate III that gives more strength to your character to make them powerful. So if you are tired of getting defeated at the hands of goblins, this is the perfect mod for you.
The Powerful Characters mod adds three options for you to transform your character into a powerful one:
- Legendary: This option is for warriors, kings, and Planewalkers. You will get an extra feature at every 2 levels.
- Heroic: For War Veterans, Prodigies, and Saviors. You will get an extra feature during early levels.
- Mythical: For Demi Gods, Chosen ones, and Anomalies in the Great Wheel. You will get extra features at every level.
#7 New Character Creation Presets
As you can tell from its name, this mod adds new presets for the vanilla character creator that come with their own meshes and textures. This mod adds all the presets without replacing any NPC. Moreover, all the faces added by the new presets are unique to your character. The mod also adds all new head presets so you can have more options to create a unique character.
#6 5e Spells
The 5e Spells mod adds various unimplemented spells to Baldur’s Gate III and also brings spell progressions up to level 9. Instead of adding homemade spells, the mod author has consolidated them all into one pack to minimize any compatibility problems.
In addition to adding new spells, the mod has also changed a few of the spells to make them adhere to 5e. These spells include:
- Chromatic Orb
- Crown of Madness
- False Life
- Hunter’s Mark and Hex
- Hail of Thorns
- Protection from Evil and Good
- Shield of Faith
#5 LVlUp Patch7Ready
This Baldur’s Gate III mod unlocks levels for you and adds all new spells to ensure that all the classes can actually progress. The mod offers character level progression for up to 20 levels so that all the basic classes can progress. Your companions will also level up with you.
The mod author has also managed to keep the alignment of progression and spells under the 5e rules. However, do note that if you add this mod in the middle of your playthrough, it will not work perfectly due to invalid progressions. Moreover, as the Warlocks level up, they will not be able to cast low level spells, according to the 5e rules.
The mod adds new spells for Wizards, Clerics, Warlocks, Rangers, Fighters, Sorcerers, Rogues, Barbs, and Druids.
#4 Patch 3 Mod Fixer
Patch 3 Mod Fixer enables all the pak mods to work Baldur’s Gate 3’s Patch 3. Simply drop the .pak files in the mods folder and it will make all the pak mods work with the game’s Patch 3. It does so by recompiling the story. Load this mod with others and you will be able to start a new game with all the mods activated.
#3 Customizer’s Compendium
The Customizer’s Compendium mod massively elevates the character creation process by offering you more choices than the vanilla game. Although the vanilla game already has a decent character creator, this mod adds dozens of new options that you will use to craft the perfect character you want.
#2 Basket Full of Equipment. NSFW Version
As you can tell from its name, this mod adds a basket full of 700 pieces of new equipment and armor, mostly for all the humanoid races. This also includes NSFW content, including skimpy, topless, and nude armors. There are more items for females. Most of the short race items include gloves, boots, and actual armor. Whereas those items with a single visual are for all genders and races.
In addition to all these items, the basket also comes with modified and custom spells, including the following:
- False Education
- Squad Cleanse
- Spell Recovery
- Squad Heal
- Transform into NPC
- Invisible Woman
- Read Thoughts
- Speak with Animals
- and many more.
You will have to use the Conjure Basket Amulet to get your hands on all the items. Since the conjured basket always has latest sets of items, you can easily conjure a new one when the mod is updated in the middle of a save game.
You can acquire the basket by turning around on the Mindflayer ship at the starting area. The basket will be placed on the higher area, along with the Conjure Basket Amulet in a chest next to it. There are many more ways to acquire the basket.
#1 Tav’s Hair Salon
Tav’s Hair Salon mod adds all new hairstyles to your favorite game. Compatible with Patch8, this mod brings new hairstyles for humans, elves, half-elves, tieflings, drows, and dwarves. These hairstyles are only for the player’s character and not for the NPCs.
It adds new hairstyles without replacing any vanilla hair. You can also load all hair at once. However, to use this mod, you will need the Patch 3 Mod Fixer.
Guide of how to install BG3 mods here.
So that’s all, folks. This pretty much sums up our top picks for the best Baldur’s Gate 3 mods released till date. Go ahead and get your hands on these Nexus mods for a grand experience that will bring you closer to your favorite origin characters. We have included options for bug fixes, weapons, armor, equipment, classes, functionality, and all new features that are bound to keep you entertained.