Lae’zel is a Githyanki Fighter in Baldur’s Gate 3 that is available as an origin character as well as a companion. Using Lae’zel as an origin character is great for melee-focused builds, as her Fighter class can learn many different melee techniques and feats that mesh well together. To create a good build for Lae’zel, we will want to focus on the Battle Master subclass and take feats that improve her abilities as a fighter.
When first creating your Lae’zel origin character, the only choices you will have to make are your ability scores and your fighting style.
Best Stats and Fighting Style for Lae’zel in Baldur’s Gate 3
- Strength: 17
- Dexterity: 13
- Constitution: 15
- Intelligence: 10
- Wisdom: 12
- Charisma: 8
Lae’zel’s fighting style depends on what weapons and armor you will want to use. A great option for Lae’zel’s build is a one-handed weapon and shield, with either the fighting style Defense, Dueling, or Protection.
|Defense||While you are wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC.|
|Dueling||When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon.|
|Protection||When a creature you can see attacks a target other than you that is within 5 feet of you, you can use your reaction to impose disadvantage on the attack roll. You must be wielding a shield.|
Lae’zel normally has the Great Weapon Fighting style, which can also be a good option, but you should note that you should seek out good two-handed or versatile weapons.
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Best Battle Master Maneuvers for Lae’zel in BG3
At level 3, you can choose three maneuvers to learn in the Battle Master subclass. Many of these attacks are very helpful in different situations. Here are the best maneuvers to choose:
|Riposte||When a hostile creature misses you with a melee attack, expend a superiority die to retaliate with a powerful strike that deals an additional 1d8 damage|
|Disarming Strike||Spend a superiority die to make an attack that deals an additional 1d8 damage and possibly forces the target to drop their weapon|
|Pushing Attack||Spend a superiority die to make an attack that deals an additional 1d8 damage and possibly pushes the target back 15 ft.|
|Menacing Attack||Spend a superiority die to make an attack that deals an additional 1d8 damage and possibly Frightens the target|
All of these maneuvers can be used in certain situations and will can the course of combat. Riposte can punish creatures that may not be able to reach your AC on attacks very well. The Menacing Attack and Pushing Attack can create some space between you and the target in case you are overwhelmed or need to move. The Disarming Strike is very helpful, as powerful enemies with weapons will lose an action having to pick up their weapon.
Finally, you can choose a few feats that will mesh well with the fighter abilities you will have. Here are some of the best feats for your Lae’zel Battlemaster build:
Best feats for Lae’zel in BG3
|Savage Attacker||When making weapon attacks, you roll your damage dice twice and use the highest result.|
|Sentinel||When an enemy within melee range attacks an ally, you can use a reaction to make a weapon attack against that enemy. Target ally must not have the Sentinel Feat. Gain advantage on opportunity attacks and when you hit a creature with an Opportunity Attack, it can no longer move for the rest of its tum.|
|Shield Master||You gain a +2 bonus to Dexterity Saving Throws while wielding a shield. If a spell forces you to make a Dexterity Saving Throw, you can use a reaction to shield yourself and diminish the effect’s damage. On a failed Saving Throw, you only take half damage. On a successful Saving Throw, you don’t take any damage.|
|Tough||Your hit point maximum increases by 2 for every level you have gained.|
|Heavy Armour Master||Your Strength increases by 1, to a maximum of 20.
Incoming damage from non-magical attacks also decreases by 3 while you’re wearing heavy armor.
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