Best Mods for Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)


    Many PC games offer support for fan-made mods, and Baldur’s Gate 3 is no exception. Mods empower players to add new features that aren’t included in the base version of the game. From in-depth character customization to gameplay improvements, Baldur’s Gate 3 mods can do it all. Here are the mods I most recommend using in your next playthrough.

    Best BG3 Mods

    With the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3, many mods that were usable in Early Access have become unavailable. Others, however, quickly received functionality for the full game. In no particular order, here are the best mods for Baldur’s Gate 3.

    Tav’s Hair Salon by Toarie

    Image via Toarie on Nexus Mods

    Tav’s Hair Salon adds a plethora of new hairstyles to the character creation menu, especially for Elves, Half-Elves, Humans, Tieflings, and Drows. Each hairstyle is fully compatible with the base game, including options for color and highlights. If you found the base game’s hairstyles lacking, then Tav’s Hair Salon might just be the solution.

    Fast XP by Malcroix

    As the name suggests, Fast XP allows players to earn experience at a much faster pace, effectively eliminating the early game grind in Act One. While this increased experience gain only applies until level six, Fast XP comes with an added option to halve experience requirements for every level. This indirectly doubles the speed at which you level up in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you’re looking to make your party feel even more powerful, then Fast XP is the mod for you.

    Related: Baldur’s Gate 3 Gale Build Guide

    Party Limit Begone by Sildur

    Party Limit Begone allows you to increase the size of your party to a staggering 16 members. If you like to play with friends, this mod also allows for co-op between eight players. As someone who enjoys the Companion characters in BG3, I love being able to have all of them join me on my adventures at once! This has the added bonus of making combat easier, as all your party members will join the battle together.

    Basket Full of Equipment by AnteMaxx

    Image via AnteMaxx on Nexus Mods

    If you want to strut through the Forgotten Realms in style, then Basket Full of Equipment has you covered. This mod adds hundreds of new equipment items for every armor slot in the game. What’s more, some items come with custom-made spells and enchantments that make them feel truly unique. However, the best feature of this mod has to be its stat scaling; in other words, each item will get stronger as your level increases. This way, you never feel pressured to abandon your favorite outfit for a different piece of armor.

    5e Spells by Celes

    Lots of spells from the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons didn’t make it into Baldur’s Gate 3, and 5e Spells seeks to remedy that. Many fan-favorite spells and cantrips from D&D come with this mod, including Vicious Mockery, Mind Spike, and Summon Shadowspawn. Unfortunately, the mod only adds up to fourth-level spells, but more are sure to come later on.

    Related: Baldur’s Gate 3 – Best Cantrips & Spells List

    Improved UI by AlanaSP, ShinyHobo, and Djmr

    Improved UI is a little more subtle than the other entries on this list, but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of a spot. This mod improves the user interface in Baldur’s Gate 3, streamlining it for easier use by players. It also allows you to edit the appearance of any Origin character during character creation. Where this mod really shines, though, is in its functionality with other mods, allowing greater access to character creation options and other features. Tav’s Hair Salon, for instance, requires you to also have Improved UI downloaded.

    Customizer’s Compendium by AlanaSP

    Image via AlanaSP on Nexus Mods

    Customizer’s Compendium is the ultimate character customization mod for Baldur’s Gate 3. It allows players to use options formerly restricted to NPCs in the character creation screen, unlocking a treasure trove of new looks. Because these options are already included in the base game, Customizer’s Compendium is easy to install and highly compatible with other mods. If you’re the kind of player who spends hours creating your character, then I can’t recommend Customizer’s Compendium enough.

    For more on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out BG3 Tactician Difficulty Guide – Baldur’s Gate 3 Difficulty Differences here on MyFullGames.


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