Moon Druid Build - Wildshaper

Moon Druid Build - Wildshaper - Baldur's Gate 3 (BG3)

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The best Moon Druid build for Baldur's Gate 3 - Wildshaper. This subclass is mainly chosen for its Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ beast forms - Bear, Owlbear, Tiger, Wolf, etc. Moreover, as a Druid, you will also have access to many spell options that apply control and work while shapeshifting.

Moon Druid Build - Wildshaper

As all the Druid's the build will come with a very high versatility. However, this one will concentrate more on Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ form than its other subclass- Land Druid build. Sadly, with many bugs and hiccups, it does not work as well, but its animal forms can still provide an engaging combat approach.

As you reach higher levels special Myrmidon forms will be unlocked giving another layer of options for what to do in combat. Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon​ - can be used to heal and apply wet status. This is the perfect combo to be followed by your cold or lightning casters. Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon​ is another option allowing you to be an unarmed heavy hitter.

Moreover, being a Druid, you can still access a solid spell list. These include various options for area control like Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth, Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm, etc. Some can even allow you an easy win by making enemies barely move.

Another aspect is summoning spells - Conjure Woodland Being icon action bg3Conjure Woodland Being, Conjure Elemental icon action bg3Conjure Elemental, etc. Summons will provide additional control, distract enemies, and deal damage. Especially strong is Water Myrmidon which can apply wet to a large area.

Class Contribution

The build does need some multiclassing. This mainly stems from the problems with Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms. Some myrmidons don't have correct weapon proficiency or access to good bonuses. So there will be a need for some workarounds.

10 Level Druid

So Druid is the core of this build and it comes with plenty of good stuff:

  • Control spells - Druid has plenty of control spells - Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm, Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth, Confusion icon action bg3Confusion, etc. These are excellent options to weaken foes and unlock the full potential of the party for Advantage on attack rolls.
  • Summons like Conjure Woodland Being icon action bg3Conjure Woodland Being, offer additional free Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth, that damages enemies and slows them down. You can also get Conjure Elemental icon action bg3Conjure Elemental, which unlocks Water Myrmidon - the most powerful option for Lightning and Cold spell casters.
  • Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ - Moon Druid, gets a special version allowing it to turn into a beast with just bonus action. This is advantageous, allowing the use of the first turn for spellcasting and transforming. On the second turn, you can start punching your foes.

1 Level Fighter

  • Provides Constitution Saving Throw proficiency which will help maintain spell concentration. Moreover, this also works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape. So you can cast control spells, and continue the fight in an animal form.
  • Access to Defence icon passive feature bg3Defence​ fighting style which also persists in Wild Shape form.
  • Weapon proficiencies for Myrmidom forms.

1 Level War Domain Cleric

  • Addresses Myrmidon's problem of lacking the respective weapon proficiencies.
  • Can use bonus action for additional attacks, which also works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
  • Access to Command icon action bg3Command, Shield of Faith icon action bg3Shield of Faith,​ and Sanctuary icon action bg3Sanctuary​ spells that can be situationally useful.
  • Retain caster levels to access the level 6 spell slot.

This sadly, sacrifices level 6 spells, but the only one worthwhile is Heroes' Feast icon action bg3Heroes' Feast​ in my opinion. If you want it, then I would skip War Cleric, and just multiclass into Fighter.

Leveling Overview

Here is a concise table with all the main picks during your leveling progression. For more detailed reasoning, I go further in the article. Also, do not forget to check the recommended gear as it is crucial.

Level Class Selection
1 Druid 1 STR - 8, DEX - 16, CON - 15, INT - 8, WIS - 17, CHA - 8
Skills: Perception, Medicine
Cantrips: Shillelagh icon action bg3Shillelagh, Guidance icon action bg3Guidance​ or Resistance icon action bg3Resistance
Recommended Prepared Spells: Healing Word icon action bg3Healing Word, Create or Destroy Water icon action bg3Create or Destroy Water, Ice Knife icon action bg3Ice Knife, Faerie Fire icon action bg3Faerie Fire.
2 Druid 2 Subclass: Circle of the Moon
3 Druid 3 Recommended Prepared Spells: Moonbeam icon action bg3Moonbeam, Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth, Heat Metal icon action bg3Heat Metal, Enhance Ability icon action bg3Enhance Ability.
4 Druid 4 Cantrips: Produce Flame icon action bg3Produce Flame
Feat: Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler​ +1 CON
5 Druid 5
Recommended Prepared Spells: Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm, Call Lightning icon action bg3Call Lightning, Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth
6 Druid 6 -
7 Druid 7 Recommended Prepared Spells: Conjure Woodland Being icon action bg3Conjure Woodland Being, Grasping Vine icon action bg3Grasping Vine, Confusion icon action bg3Confusion, Ice Storm icon action bg3Ice Storm
8 Druid 8 Feat: War Caster: Concentration icon passive feature bg3War Caster: Concentration, Ability Improvement +2 Wisdom or Alert icon passive feature bg3Alert
9 Druid 9 Recommended Prepared Spells: Conjure Elemental icon action bg3Conjure Elemental, Insect Plague icon action bg3Insect Plague
10 Druid 10 Cantrips: anything
11 Fighter 1 Respec, and start 1st level with Fighter then multiclass back into Druid.
Fighting Style: Defence icon passive feature bg3Defence
STR - 8, DEX - 16, CON - 15, INT - 8, WIS - 17, CHA - 8
12 Cleric 1 Cantrips: anything
Subclass: War Domain
Deity: any
Prepare Spells: Command icon action bg3Command, Sanctuary icon action bg3Sanctuary, anything.

Starting the Game - Level 1

This section covers the creation screen and what would go into the best Races, Abilities, and Skills for the Moon Druid build. Some of these choices are impactful as you cannot respec them.

Races

Picking a race provides various benefits - abilities, dialogue options, looks, etc. Also, keep in mind whether your picked race has Shield proficiency as this can improve survivability, especially in the early game.

If you are having difficulties making a choice, pick whatever you prefer in terms of looks or roleplay. "The perfect race pick" is important if you are into extreme min-maxing.
Race Features Description
half elf bg3Wood Half-Elf
  • Civil Militia icon passive feature bg3Civil Militia
  • Darkvision icon passive feature bg3Darkvision
  • Fey Ancestry icon passive feature bg3Fey Ancestry
  • Fleet of Foot - your movement speed is increased by 1.5m.
It comes with improved movement speed and Shield proficiency, which is especially useful early in the game while not in beast mode.
elf bg3Wood Elf
  • Elven Weapon Training icon passive feature bg3Elven Weapon Training
  • Darkvision icon passive feature bg3Darkvision
  • Fey Ancestry icon passive feature bg3Fey Ancestry
  • Fleet of Foot - your movement speed is increased by 1.5m.
It comes with improved movement speed which bonus also works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
halfling bg3Halfling The best option for Concentration heavy builds. As you will be using Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm, Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth, etc. Avoiding its cancellation will be a huge boon. Of course, this does have negative aspects of lower movement speed while in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.

Class

Overview
druid bg3Druid
Druids channel the elemental forces of nature and share a deep kinship with animals. Mastery of Wild Shape allows them to transform into beasts from all over the Realms.
Features
ico_mini_spellSlot Baldur's Gate 3Spell Slots These can be used to cast spells and are restored each long rest.

Cantrips

You can choose two options for the 1st level. You will be able to pick more later on.

Cantrip Description
Guidance icon action bg3Guidance Pick this if you do not have a cleric in the group. This is the most useful cantrip in the game that helps with almost all ability roll checks.
Shillelagh icon action bg3Shillelagh It is a good early-game damage cantrip, but it requires you to enter melee range.
Resistance icon action bg3Resistance It can be used in a situation where you do not have a way to effectively attack. Use this to buff yourself or a party member. Be careful as it will cancel any other spell concentration.

Prepare Spells

I will cover my recommended prepared spells to include for each Spell level. Pick the ones that are interesting or fit your playstyle.

Spell Description
Healing Word icon action bg3Healing Word Excellent spell for the early game, where you might need an instant recovery of an ally. However, it loses value on Druid as you progress.
Create or Destroy Water icon action bg3Create or Destroy Water One of the S-Tier spells, that is good to have in your arsenal. You can use it to weaken enemies for Ice and Lightning spells.
Ice Knife icon action bg3Ice Knife Excellent spell early in the game, that can deal decent damage and apply Ice surfaces for enemies to slip.
Faerie Fire icon action bg3Faerie Fire Excellent early game spell, where getting Advantage for your party members might be difficult. Use this to improve their hit chances. In the mid-game, I would remove this.
Longstrider icon action bg3Longstrider If you do not have another buffer in the group, having this spell is a great way to improve your and allies' movement speed.

Background

Backgrounds are mostly for role-playing and you can pick whatever you prefer. If you want to optimize, then it would be good to pick backgrounds that are based on your ability points of Wisdom.

Background Skills Description
Guild Artisan Insight
Persuasion
A great choice, especially as you also get persuasion for better dialogue outcomes.
Folk Hero Animal Handling
Survival
Useful choice, that gives two wisdom-related skill proficiencies.
Acolyte Insight
Religion
A somewhat mixed bag. Insight is good, for some game situations, but religion is not related to many impactful things.

Abilities

Now let's take a look at the abilities of the Moon Druid build. Correct allocation will allow you to maximize the early gameplay and get good modifier bonuses.

Ability Value Description
strengthStrength 8 Not relevant for the build.
dexterityproficient_ability Baldur's Gate 3Dexterity 16 (15+1) Very important ability. It will give a higher Armour Class and improve initiative, allowing you to go earlier in combat.
constitution bg3Constitution 15 Constitution will be increased via Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler​ feat, so leaving it at 15 is perfect.
intelligenceIntelligence 8 Least important stat for the build.
wisdomWisdom 17 (15+2) The main spellcasting ability of Druid. If you do not plan on getting Auntie Ethel's Hair, I would still leave it at 17 and round it with Ability Improvement Feat.
charismaCharisma 8 If you will leave Constitution at 14, put the 2 points here. Otherwise, leave it at 8.

Skills and Expertise

Overall, the skills should be impacted by your roleplaying and background decisions. However, you would still want those that will give you the best benefits. My recommendations are to pick those at which you have a high ability modifier and these are Wisdom-related.

  • Perception
  • Insight
  • Medicine
  • Survival
  • Animal Handling

Leveling Progression - Levels 2-12

Here is the detailed progression for the Moon Druid to get you started. You can use it as a guideline because early games can be daunting and overwhelming. Later on, once you get a feel for the class you can start picking your options

Level 2

This is where you will have left the tutorial area, and will start exploring the world. 

Subclass

Now you are ready to pick the subclass. As you can expect:

Overview
circle of the moon druid bg3Circle of the Moon
Features
wild shape charge bg3Combat Wild Shape Charge Allows transforming into a beast using Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
Lunar Mend icon action bg3Lunar Mend Allows to heal while in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape Take the form of an animal. As you progress to higher levels, new options are unlocked.
Wild Shape: Bear icon action bg3Wild Shape: Bear Additional form accessible to moon druids. Sadly, it is somewhat disappointing compared to the later options you will unlock.

Level 3

First level 2 spells become available

Prepare Spells

As second-level spells are unlocked here are a few recommendations that I recommend to keep on your list:

Spell Description
Moonbeam icon action bg3Moonbeam Excellent spell, that can be reused multiple times during a fight, saving spell slots.
Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth  This can be used to make enemies slow down and get damage in the meantime. After you obtain Conjure Woodland Being icon action bg3Conjure Woodland Being, this becomes somewhat redundant as Dryad can cast it for free.
Heat Metal icon action bg3Heat Metal Very useful control spell, for the early game. You can use it to make targets drop their weapons, disabling some very strong early-game opponents.
Enhance Ability icon action bg3Enhance Ability Usually, I reserve this spell for Bard. However, if you do not have it, Enhance Ability icon action bg3Enhance Ability​ can be a lifesaver in important ability checks.

Level 4

Now, you get some other great choice picks - the first feat is unlocked.

Cantrips

Cantrip Description
Produce Flame icon action bg3Produce Flame Excellent cantrip that can be used both to deal damage and light up dark areas.

Feat

Feat Description
Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler As the build revolves around Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ this feat is a priority. The only downside is that this doesn't work fully on Honour Mode. Still, you will get bonuses to attack rolls.

Level 5

Level 5, is a big step for any caster and especially Druid. Not only do you unlock level 3 spells, but get improvements to the Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms.

Feature Description
Wild Strike icon passive feature bg3Wild Strike Allows making a second attack with Wild Shape transformation.

Prepare Spells

As third-level spells are unlocked here are a few recommendations that I recommend to keep on your list:

Spell Description
Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm This spell is a sleeper and is overlooked by many people. It is ridiculously strong, allowing you to make enemies skip their turns as they fall. Follow up with attacks with allies for Advantage. Use it together with Hunger of Hadar icon action bg3Hunger of Hadar​ to create the ultimate trap for your foes.
Call Lightning icon action bg3Call Lightning If you need a blaster spell, this is a great option, however, it will require Concentration, so be careful not to cancel other spell effects. Also, Call Lightning icon action bg3Call Lightning​ deals double damage on wet enemies. It works similarly to Moonbeam icon action bg3Moonbeam, which could be replaced once you get it.
Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth This spell does not use any concentration spell and can slow down enemies to a stop. It can also work well in Hunger of Hadar icon action bg3Hunger of Hadar, making foes just barely move.

Level 6

This is a major step for Druid. You unlock a few class features, that will pair well with terrain control spells:

Feature Description
Primal Strike icon passive feature bg3Primal Strike Makes it easier to bypass enemy resistance and immunities of enemies.

New Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ options are unlocked:

Action Description
Wild Shape: Panther icon action bg3Wild Shape: Panther Can become invisible and attack with bonus damage.
Wild Shape: Owlbear icon action bg3Wild Shape: Owlbear​​ The most powerful wild shape in my opinion. Owl Bear has a decent attack with bonus action, and tons of HP and can be used to crush enemies.

Level 7

Level 4 spells are unlocked and some of them give unique Druid aspects.

Prepare Spells

Level 4 spells are plentiful and all of them bring something unique, here are my picks:

Spell Description
Conjure Woodland Being icon action bg3Conjure Woodland Being This spell is almost a mandatory pick. The Dryad can cast Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth​ for free. It can also summon a special beast, that can Entangle icon action bg3Entangle​ and act as a decoy.
Grasping Vine icon action bg3Grasping Vine Although it may not seem special, the spell only costs bonus action and has no Concentration requirement. It's a perfect control addition to an already strong arsenal of Moon Druid.
Confusion icon action bg3Confusion One of the most powerful control spells, that can outright win encounters for you.
Ice Storm icon action bg3Ice Storm
Deals decent damage, but most importantly create Ice surfaces that will leave enemies Prone.
Wall of Fire icon action bg3Wall of Fire A very strong spell, that if placed correctly can destroy foes. It does hit them multiple times - at your and your enemy's turn.
Blight icon action bg3Blight This spell can be used for free with the special effect of Staff of Cherished Necromancy icon bg3Staff of Cherished Necromancy.

Level 8

The druid gets access to the second Feat and a new subclass feature.

Action Description
Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger icon action bg3Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger​​ This can be useful in some cases when fighting enemies with a high armor class. The tiger's base attack reduces their AC, making it easier for your allies to hit.

Feats

Now you have plenty of choices here that you can pick based on your preferences.

Feat Description
War Caster: Concentration icon passive feature bg3War Caster: Concentration I do recommend this feat, as it greatly reduces the chances of losing concentration while in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape. Sadly, bonuses to Concentration Saving Throws from items don't work in beast forms.
Ability Improvement The bonus +2 Wisdom is great, for the initial spell casting that you might do before shapeshifting. It will also benefit your Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms, for example, Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon​ and its Explosive Icicle icon action bg3Explosive Icicle.
Great Weapon Master: All In icon passive feature bg3Great Weapon Master: All In This feat is useful when you get access to Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon​. It uses two-handed weapon attacks, allowing it to get bonuses to damage. For not at level 8, I would not pick this, but I would revisit it once you reach level 10 and obtain the form.
Alert icon passive feature bg3Alert I think having one caster in a party who can always go first is important, especially on Honour Mode.

Level 9

The Moon druid unlocks level 5 spells.

Prepare Spells

Compared to previous levels, there are fewer spells to pick and even fewer that I think are useful. However, they are still worthy of consideration.

Spell Description
Conjure Elemental icon action bg3Conjure Elemental With level 5 spell slots, this spell is okay. But it starts shining once you get access to Level 6 spell slots. You can then summon Conjure Elemental: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Conjure Elemental: Water Myrmidon​ which can cover the whole area in water. You know what comes next? You or your party members can use Cold or Lightning spells to shred everyone to pieces.
Insect Plague icon action bg3Insect Plague These locusts deal a good amount of damage, and can also work together with other control spells like Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth​ or Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth.
Greater Restoration icon action bg3Greater Restoration Nothing spectacular, however, there are a few situations where removing curses can help.

Level 10

This level is important as you will get some subclass features which will also greatly improve Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.

Feature Description
Improved Wild Strike icon passive feature bg3Improved Wild Strike Gives your wild shape forms a third attack, which is a huge improvement. Not many other classes get access to this.
Wild Shape: Dilophosaurus icon action bg3Wild Shape: Dilophosaurus Another Wild Shape form to pick from.
Wild Shape: Air Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Air Myrmidon This form allows you to stun enemies, leaving them open to your ally's attacks.
Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon The strongest Myrmidon in terms of pure damage. It gets bonuses from Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler, and its main attack is bugged, dealing 3d10 thunder damage, which makes it very powerful. I do think this is a bug and might be patched.
Wild Shape: Fire Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Fire Myrmidon Set's enemies on fire and can Haste itself for bonus attacks.
Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon This is the best support option, it can heal everyone in a large area and make enemies wet. The latter is an important aspect if you are utilizing any kind of Lightning or Cold spells for double damage.

Cantrips

To be fair, pick anything, you already have everything covered that is needed for Moon Druid.

Level 11 - respec to Fighter Lv 1

The dip into Fighter is important in optimizing the Moon Druid build and its Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms. So you will have to go to Withers and Respec. Start the first level in Fighter, and continue the rest in Druid:

mutliclass button bg3

Here is what you get with Fighter dip:

  • Provides Constitution Saving Throw proficiency which will help maintain spell concentration. Moreover, this also works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape. So you can cast control spells, and continue the fight in an animal form.
  • Access to Defence icon passive feature bg3Defence​ fighting style which also persists in Wild Shape form. This only works when wearing armor, so Robes don't count.
  • Weapon proficiencies for Myrmidom forms, this is a bug, which makes these elementals weaker than intended.

Class

Overview
fighter bg3Fighter
Features
second wind bg3 fighterSecond Wind You can use this to heal yourself in tight encounters, to get a little bit more of survivability.

Fighting Style

Fighting Style Description
Defence icon passive feature bg3Defence The +1 bonus only works while wearing armor. Moreover, the effect persists while in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.

Abilities

Now to be fair, you can stay with previous ability points that you have allocated at the start of the game.

Ability Value Description
strengthStrength 8 Not relevant for the build.
dexterityproficient_ability Baldur's Gate 3Dexterity 16 (15+1) Very important ability. It will give a higher Armour Class and improve initiative, allowing you to go earlier in combat.
constitution bg3Constitution 15 Constitution will be increased via Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler​ feat, so leaving it at 15 is perfect.
intelligenceIntelligence 8 Least important stat for the build.
wisdomWisdom 17 (15+2) The main spellcasting ability of Druid. If you do not plan on getting Auntie Ethel's Hair, I would still leave it at 17 and round it with Ability Improvement Feat.
charismaCharisma 8 If you will leave Constitution at 14, put the 2 points here. Otherwise, leave it at 8.

I do think that casting with Moon Druid is still important as it has a huge impact on the start of the combat. Moreover, unless the Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms get improved, I do not see a reason to change this.

Level 12 - 1 War Cleric

Now you will be 1 Level Fighter and 10 Levles of Druid. You could go with Druid 11, to get access to level 6 spells. However, I do not find them particularly attractive, and I would rather empower the Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ and get the level 6 Spell Slot.

For this reason, I will multiclass into War Cleric

Class

Overview
cleric bg3Cleric
Features
ico_mini_spellSlot Baldur's Gate 3Spell Slots These can be used to cast spells and are restored each long rest.
Domain Spells icon passive feature bg3Domain Spells Gives access to some additional spells.

Cantrips

To be fair I would pick anything here, this late in the game, most of the things you need will be covered by you or party members:

Cantrip Description
Thaumaturgy icon action bg3Thaumaturgy Useful for some dialogue ability checks.
Light icon action bg3Light Can be used to light yourself or allies, to activate an item like Coruscation Ring icon bg3Coruscation Ring.

Subclass

Overview
war domain cleric bg3War Domain
Features
War Priest icon passive feature bg3War Priest The additional charges allow for attacks with bonus action. These also work while in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
Divine Favour icon action bg3Divine Favour Gives +1d4 radiant damage rider. This also works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
Shield of Faith icon action bg3Shield of Faith Provides additional Armour Class, and the spell works until long rest. This also moves to Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape. I recommend it if you do not plan on using other Concentration spells. For example, you could mix this with Ice Storm icon action bg3Ice Storm​ or Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth.

Deity

Just pick whatever you prefer in terms of Roleplay.

Prepare Spells

Here are my 2 suggestions, pick whatever you prefer for the other 2.

Spell Description
Sanctuary icon action bg3Sanctuary Makes you invulnerable. Can also be used on an ally. This can be cheesed together with Moonbeam icon action bg3Moonbeam​ if you need a safe attack rotation.
Command icon action bg3Command Excellent control spell that does not use a Concentration slot and can hit multiple targets. Still, I would not use it too much as your Spell Save DC will not be very high.

Maximizing Ability Scores

Now, as the build progression is covered there are a few aspects and important decisions you will have to make throughout the game. Ability scores are the main modifiers for the build. However, when in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape, only Wisdom, Intelligence, and Charisma matter.

So this is the reason why I would not worry too much as you will spend most of the time as a beast, which comes with its stats. So you only need high Wisdom, for the initial spell cast, before you Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape. Even then, depending on the spell it may not even have Saving Throw.

  1. Act 1 - Auntie Ethel Hair - you will want to get +1 Wisdom if you pick this choice.
  2. Feat - Ability Improvement (optional) - +2 Wisdom
  3. Act 3 - Mirror of Loss - pick +2 Wisdom.

This will allow you to reach 20-22 natural Wisdom.

Potions, Elixirs and Consumables

Let's take a look at what consumables you can use to further empower the build.

Potions

These are general consumables, and most of them are activated for a few turns. Potions are separate from Elixirs and can be active together.

Consumable Description
potion of speed bg3Potion of Speed In case you or your other casters have a Concentration spell slot taken and cannot cast Haste, use this potion. It acts similarly, but the effect is just for 3 turns.
potion of animal speaking bg3Potion of Animal Speaking Although not something powerful, it is worth stocking up and saving a spell slot.
potion of invisibility bg3Potion of Invisibility Can be used to get a perfect position before the encounter starts.

Elixirs

Unfortunately, only one Elixir can be active at a time. However, the good thing is that they last until a long rest, making them very useful and economical.

Be sure to activate them before combat as otherwise, you will need to use Bonus Action.

Remember to activate one elixir after each Long Rest. These are found plentiful throughout the game, so don't save them too much.
Consumable Description
elixir of bloodlust bg3Elixir of Bloodlust Very effective elixir that gives another action point if you kill an enemy. I would say this is the best one to use to maximize your output through the turn.
elixir of hill giant strength bg3Elixir of Hill Giant Strength Sets strength value to 21 until the Long Rest. The strength elixir will empower your Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ form and get bigger bonuses with Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler. Here is a farming guide for Elixir of Hill Giant Strength
elixir of hill giant strength bg3Elixir of Cloud Giant Strength An upgraded version that is available mostly in Act 3 via crafting. Sets strength to 27, the highest value possible. The strength elixir will empower your Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ form and get bigger bonuses with Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler
elixir of battlemage's power bg3Elixir of Battlemage's Power Gain 3 stacks of Arcane Acuity. I would say this should be the most used elixir for higher spell success.
elixir of peerless focus bg3Elixir of Peerless Focus Another good choice that allows to better maintain spell Concentration.
superior elixir of arcane cultivation bg3Superior Elixir of Arcane Cultivation Grant's a single level 3 spell slot. Could be useful in case you are preparing for a longer encounter.
supreme elixir of arcane cultivation bg3Supreme Elixir of Arcane Cultivation Grant's a single level 4 spell slot. Could be useful in case you are preparing for a longer encounter.
elixir of vigilance bg3Elixir of Vigilance For some encounters, you will want to go first. This elixir will ensure that it overcomes even surprise mechanics. However, if you have Alert icon passive feature bg3Alert​ this becomes redundant.

Illithid Powers

This special mechanic in Baldur's Gate 3 allows you to consume tadpoles and unlock special Illithid Powers. Sadly, they do not work well with Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape, so most of them should used in normal form or just skipped.

At first, you can only use the base powers. As you move to Act 3, you will be able to unlock the outer ring powers.

Illithid Power Type Description
Favourable Beginnings icon passive feature bg3Favourable Beginnings Base Beneficial power to take as it does not have any costs, and provides only benefits on the first hits.
Psionic Backlash icon action bg3Psionic Backlash Base A decent use for reaction to deal some bonus psychic damage.
Ability Drain icon passive feature bg3Ability Drain Base This power works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape, making it excellent for weakening enemies.
Cull the Weak icon passive feature bg3Cull the Weak Base Can help to kill an enemy faster if it is left with a few HP.
Displace icon passive feature bg3Displace Base While in Wild Shape: Owlbear icon action bg3Wild Shape: Owlbear​ form you can easily knock back enemies, which can result in them receiving additional psychic damage.
Illithid Expertise icon passive feature bg3Illithid Expertise Elite As you are not a charisma-based character, these proficiencies help with dialogue checks.
Black Hole icon action bg3Black Hole Elite One of the most powerful illithid powers works well with Druid's area control spells.
Mind Sanctuary icon action bg3Mind Sanctuary Elite Extremely strong action that can be used by your allies.
Freecast icon passive feature bg3Freecast Elite Remove the cost of spell slots or charges.

Equipment Recommendations

Now I would like to go through some gear recommendations to maximize the Moon Druid Build. Items are especially important as they take the build to the next level thanks to their unique effects.

The main aspect of Druid is that they can wear both Light and Medium Armor. Generally, I would recommend robes with Spell Save DC. If you cannot use those, then take medium armor.

The biggest downside with Druid is that not much gear works both in normal and in Wild Shape form. I recommend checking this Reddit post, for a full list of features, items and bonuses that work in beast forms. Also, spells like Moonbeam icon action bg3Moonbeam​ don't work with some radiant items, making it not as powerful as it could be.

Act 1

Slot Item Description
melee slot bg3Melee (One-Handed) Melf's First Staff icon bg3Melf's First Staff The best staff for caster in Act 1 as it gives bonus Spell Save DC, improving spell success.
The Spellsparkler icon bg3The Spellsparkler If this is free, you could use it to get some bonuses from The Protecty Sparkswall icon bg3The Protecty Sparkswall armor.
Torch icon bg3Torch Do you think I am joking? Fortunately, no. With Shillelagh icon action bg3Shillelagh​ spell this becomes one of the strongest early-game weapons able to surpass in damage all two-handed weapons. You can even dual-wield these.
ranged slot bg3Ranged Bow of Awareness icon bg3Bow of Awareness Gives bonus initiative, allowing one to go earlier in combat. I recommend this for the early games, as you will have low dexterity.
Hand Crossbow +1 icon bg3Hand Crossbow +1 Equip two of these so that you can attack with your bonus action. This is a great way to get some bonus damage, especially if you cannot reach the target.
helmet slot bg3Head The Shadespell Circlet icon bg3The Shadespell Circlet The only truly relevant headwear for Act 1. There are other options but they are just side bonuses.
cloak slot bg3Cloak - Nothing really of note here.
armor slot bg3Armor The Protecty Sparkswall icon bg3The Protecty Sparkswall The best caster armor in Act 1.
Githyanki Half Plate icon bg3Githyanki Half Plate The most relevant early-game armor, that you can take from Lae'zel
gloves slot bg3Gloves Bracers of Defence icon bg3Bracers of Defence The +2 Armour class is a big boost especially if you do not have shield proficiencies.
Gloves of Dexterity icon bg3Gloves of Dexterity To be fair these gloves can be a decent option if they are free. You will get a bonus Armour Class from increased Dexterity.
Winter's Clutches icon bg3Winter's Clutches These gloves can be useful when using spells like Ice Knife icon action bg3Ice Knife​ and later Ice Storm icon action bg3Ice Storm. Although this is not a dedicated Cold build the Encrusted with Frost effect is very useful for weakening enemies and getting them prone.
boots slot bg3Boots Boots of Striding icon bg3Boots of Striding Excellent shoes, as you will be casting Concentration spells left and right. This will reduce your chance of getting the spell canceled.
Disintegrating Night Walkers icon bg3Disintegrating Night Walkers One of the best boots, giving a total advantage for movement on difficult surfaces. It also gives Misty Step icon action bg3Misty Step​ to increase that mobility.
Boots of Speed icon bg3Boots of Speed Excellent boots, although I would leave them for frontline character if their slots are free. Can be used to avoid getting hit while running away.
amulet slot bg3Amulet Pearl of Power Amulet icon bg3Pearl of Power Amulet Can be used to restore spell slots
Amulet of Misty Step icon bg3Amulet of Misty Step Gives mobility improvement thanks to the Misty Step icon action bg3Misty Step​ spell.
ring slot bg3Rings Ring of Protection icon bg3Ring of Protection The best option for Act 1. The bonus Armour Class is a great boost for survivability.
The Whispering Promise icon bg3The Whispering Promise I would say there is a niche use of this early in the game when you can cast Healing Word icon action bg3Healing Word​ with bonus action to buff your allies.

Act 2 - mid-game

For Act 2, you will be dropping that heavy armor for some great medium ones. Some of the items will still be the best ones even if they are from Act 1.

Slot Item Description
melee slot bg3Melee (Two-Handed) - use the ones from Act 1.
ranged slot bg3Ranged Darkfire Shortbow icon bg3Darkfire Shortbow Amazing bow that allows to precast Haste icon action bg3Haste​ before combat. This may not seem big as you can use Potion of Speed, but sometimes its short duration is not enough. Otherwise, stay with bows from the previous act.
helmet slot bg3Head Fistbreaker Helm icon bg3Fistbreaker Helm The best caster headwear in Act 2.
Coldbrim Hat icon bg3Coldbrim Hat Although this works only once per turn, it works well with spells that target Dexterity like Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm.
cloak slot bg3Cloak Cloak of Protection icon bg3Cloak of Protection Improves survivability and Saving Throw success. You want to equip this cloak to maintain that good Armour Class.
  Fleshmelter Cloak icon bg3Fleshmelter Cloak Deal additional damage to the attackers.
armor slot bg3Armor Yuan-ti Scale Mail icon bg3Yuan-ti Scale Mail If you need a higher Armour Class and The Protecty Sparkswall icon bg3The Protecty Sparkswall is taken, this is a perfect alternative.
Robe of Exquisite Focus icon bg3Robe of Exquisite Focus You can wear this if The Protecty Sparkswall icon bg3The Protecty Sparkswall is taken.
gloves slot bg3Gloves - Specifically, for the Moon Druid build, Act 2, does not bring many options. So reuse gloves from Act 1.
boots slot bg3Boots Boots of Striding icon bg3Boots of Striding Excellent shoes, as you will be casting Concentration spells left and right. This will reduce your chance of getting the spell canceled.
Evasive Shoes icon bg3Evasive Shoes Optional boots if you need a little bit more Armour Class in your normal form.
amulet slot bg3Amulet Strange Tendril Amulet icon bg3Strange Tendril Amulet I like Evard's Black Tentacles icon action bg3Evard's Black Tentacles​ spell, as it is a very strong crowd-control option. You can use the spell before using Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
Amulet of the Harpers icon bg3Amulet of the Harpers Allows casting a Shield icon action bg3Shield​ spell, and can be a lifesaver if attacked heavily for one turn. Sadly this will not work with Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
ring slot bg3Rings Eversight Ring icon bg3Eversight Ring If you have a Darkness icon action bg3Darkness​ party, or members who use this spell, being able to see inside, can make you extremely sturdy.
Ring of Mental Inhibition icon bg3Ring of Mental Inhibition Excellent ring, that you can activate its effects with your control spells.
Ring of Twilight icon bg3Ring of Twilight Improves Armour class while obscured, also works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape. For this to activate you need to enter the form in a shadowy area.

Act 3 - Final Build setup

This is the last act of the game, where you will get access to the most powerful items. To get them as early as possible you will need some planning, but overall, it should not be a problem.

Slot Item Description
melee slot bg3Melee (One-Handed) Markoheshkir icon bg3Markoheshkir The most powerful stave in the game. If it is free, feel free to use it and activate relevant Kereska's Favour based on the spells you use. My favorite picks are Frost of Dark Winter and Bolts of Doom.
Staff of Spell Power icon bg3Staff of Spell Power Very powerful stave that also gives access to Arcane Battery icon passive feature bg3Arcane Battery, giving a free (including level 6) spell cast.
Staff of Cherished Necromancy icon bg3Staff of Cherished Necromancy The staff can be used to cast Necromancy spells for free. One of them is Blight icon action bg3Blight.
Woe icon bg3Woe Gives additional effects like healing.
ranged slot bg3Ranged Hellrider Longbow icon bg3Hellrider Longbow The bonus initiative is an excellent boost to go early in combat. If it is not a surprise round, it is almost guaranteed.
helmet slot bg3Head Hood of the Weave icon bg3Hood of the Weave The best caster headwear, that gives +2 Spell Save DC.
Helldusk Helmet icon bg3Helldusk Helmet The helmet can be used to be able to see in Darkness icon action bg3Darkness​ if your group utilizes this spell.
Shapeshifter Hat icon bg3Shapeshifter Hat Mentioning this as a goodwill. To be fair, I find the additional charge not as important, especially when long resting in Act 3 is easy.
cloak slot bg3Cloak Cloak of The Weave icon bg3Cloak of The Weave The best cloak in the game for casters.
Cloak of Displacement icon bg3Cloak of Displacement Great way to avoid attacks and reduce the chance of enemy attacks landing.
armor slot bg3Armor Armour of Moonbasking icon bg3Armour of Moonbasking This armor is specifically made for Moon Druids, as it gives a solid stat boost for Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms.
Mutilated Carapace icon bg3Mutilated Carapace Offensive option for shapeshifting Moon Druid. The only downside is that Defence icon passive feature bg3Defence​ from FIghter will not work with it, in that case just take Sorcerer multiclass.
Armour of Landfall icon bg3Armour of Landfall One of the best caster items in general, as it gives Constitution Saving Throw an advantage, resulting in less spell cancelation.  Moreover, it improves Spell Save DC.
Robe of the Weave icon bg3Robe of the Weave Gives bonus Armour Class and improves Spell Save DC.
gloves slot bg3Gloves Helldusk Gloves icon bg3Helldusk Gloves Gives bonuses to Spell Save DC, which will increase spell success chance.
Quickspell Gloves icon bg3Quickspell Gloves Allows casting spells with bonus action once per short rest.
boots slot bg3Boots Boots of Striding icon bg3Boots of Striding I think these are the best shoes for Moon Druid, as their effect persists in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
Helldusk Boots icon bg3Helldusk Boots You can avoid failing a saving throw, which might break your concentration using a reaction.
Bonespike Boots icon bg3Bonespike Boots Gives bonus armor class and increased saving throw rolls.
amulet slot bg3Amulet Corvid Token icon bg3Corvid Token Improves jumping distance of Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ and also gains Feather Fall icon action bg3Feather Fall​ condition.
Amulet of The Devout icon bg3Amulet of The Devout Although this is the best amulet of the caster, I would not prioritize it on Moon Druid, especially as most of the time you will be relying on Beast forms, which don't benefit from this.
Spellcrux Amulet icon bg3Spellcrux Amulet It allows restoring spell slots easily.
ring slot bg3Rings - To be fair as there are limited rings that work in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape, and those that work are meh, I would not worry too much about ring slots.
Eversight Ring icon bg3Eversight Ring Use the ring you have for a party that utilizes the Darkness icon action bg3Darkness​ effect.
Ring of Mental Inhibition icon bg3Ring of Mental Inhibition Still a good ring from Act 1, that will work with some of your spells.
Ring of Twilight icon bg3Ring of Twilight Improves Armour class while obscured, also works in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape. For this to activate you need to enter the form in a shadowy area.

Build Mechanics

In this section, I would like to dive deep into how to play the Moon Druid. This will help you utilize it to the fullest and correctly use various actions and spells throughout the game.

Important Mechanics and Combos

Let's go through key mechanics and tips on how to effectively use the build.

Using different area Control spells

The interesting part of Moon Druid is that it has access to plenty of area-of-effect spells. For example, you can use two types of controls, one for the air and another for the ground. So for example - Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth​ and Insect Plague icon action bg3Insect Plague, making the area inaccessible and enemies getting destroyed.

The strongest combo in my opinion would be Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm​ together with Hunger of Hadar icon action bg3Hunger of Hadar​ (that you need Bard or Warlock to cast). This outright makes enemies skip their turn and get damaged by the killing of dark clouds.

So the main two categories:

  • Ground - Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm, Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth, Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth, Ice Storm icon action bg3Ice Storm, Grasping Vine icon action bg3Grasping Vine​ (be careful as it can get damaged by air effects), and so on
  • Air - Insect Plague icon action bg3Insect Plague, Cloudkill icon action bg3Cloudkill, Hunger of Hadar icon action bg3Hunger of Hadar​ (obtained from other class)

Sanctuary + Moonbeam

Although this applies if you were multiclass into cleric, I still wanted to mention this combo. It allows you to cheese most of the fights while you stay safely under the Sanctuary icon action bg3Sanctuary​ effect. Then use Moonbeam icon action bg3Moonbeam​ to move it around and damage enemies.

Wild Shapes forms - early game.

Moon Druid's main highlight is its Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms and that they can be activated with a bonus action, instead of an action with other subclasses. At first, you will only have a few of them, but as you level up more options will appear.

So let me highlight a few that I think are worth attention:

Form Description
Wild Shape: Badger icon action bg3Wild Shape: Badger Excellent early game form, that can make enemies prone. This will increase attack rolls of your allies making it easier to hit them.
Wild Shape: Spider icon action bg3Wild Shape: Spider Another great form, that you can utilize early in the game. Spider can apply Web icon action bg3Web, which makes it easier for your allies to hit them.
Wild Shape: Deep Rothé icon action bg3Wild Shape: Deep Rothé Excellent option for early games, as it can hit multiple enemies and make them Prone. This will make it easier for others to hit them. Sadly, becomes mediocre later on as the HP pool is very low.
Wild Shape: Owlbear icon action bg3Wild Shape: Owlbear One of my favorite options. This is a very sturdy beast accessible at level 6. It can jump around, dealing damage and making enemies prone. Moreover, Owlbear can knock back foes with its base attack.

Wild Shapes - Sabre-Toothed Tiger

Thanks floormanifold on tips for Wild Shape forms - https://www.reddit.com/r/BG3Builds/comments/1dk7n55/comment/l9hbaf0/

In this section, I would like to go more in-depth on Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger icon action bg3Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger​ as it has some powerful synergies. Overall, in the mid-game, it serves a nice purpose of weakening enemies. -2 to the enemy's Armour Class is a powerful feature.

However, things can drastically change in Act 3, once you obtain Bhaalist Armour icon bg3Bhaalist Armour and wear it on one of the companions. As the Tiger deals piercing damage, each hit damage gets doubled. This is a powerful setup especially if you can get enemies prone (via Cleric reverbation or other means) to activate Jugular Strike icon action bg3Jugular Strike.

This does require some setup on your side, but the results are satisfying.

Wild Shape - Earth Myrmidon

Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon​ is the simplest form in my opinion. It is self-sufficient and has the effects of Tavern Brawler icon passive feature bg3Tavern Brawler​. The main highlight is it's Thunder damage rider which deals 3d10 damage. This might be a bug as the tooltip says 1d10.

I prefer this option for general combat where you just want to pummel through enemies and are not keen on doing any setups.

Wild Shape - Water Myrmidon

The last recommended Myrmidon is Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon. This is an amazing support option especially if you have other casters that can use Lightning or Cold spells. Healing Vapours icon action bg3Healing Vapours​ make enemies wet so that these elements can deal double damage.

The second aspect of the form is - Explosive Icicle icon action bg3Explosive Icicle​. At first glance, it's nothing special, but it gets its damage doubled if the enemy is wet. Second, it works with your spellcasting modifier, and attack rolls can be improved either with Advantage or spells like Bless icon action bg3Bless. The area radius is significant and you can hit multiple enemies easily with it.

The last aspect, depending on how much you want to use it (is a bit too much for my taste, as it requires plenty of setup) - Hiemal Strike icon action bg3Hiemal Strike. It deals two damage types:

  • Piercing damage - it can be enhanced with Bhaalist Armour icon bg3Bhaalist Armour and Great Weapon Master: All In icon passive feature bg3Great Weapon Master: All In​. The damage bonus is significant, greatly enhancing your power.
  • Cold Damage - can be doubled when attacking wet enemies.

So this can net you 40+ average damage if everything falls into place. However, you will need to get Advantage or any other options to increase Attack Rolls. This is a bit too much setup for my taste, but you might enjoy this approach.

Conjure Elemental: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Conjure Elemental: Water Myrmidon​ can help you with setting up water and saving action points.

Wild Shape forms and item effects

So the main downside of all of these forms, is that some items and mechanics don't work as intended. For example, the Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon, uses a Trident. Due to oversight from developers, this form doesn't have weapon proficiency, meaning you don't get correct attack roll bonuses. To fix these kinds of problems War Cleric or Fighter multiclass is necessary.

On the other hand, many items don't pass their effects, which is both a blessing and a problem. The build is simplified, but you are left with many items that only work in normal form, and give no benefit while in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.

Overall, I wanted to inform you that the class has its problems, but it is still great in the grand scheme of things.

Maximizing Companion amount

Druid can summon plenty of minions that result in its small army. This can become tedious to manage, but they do offer plenty of bonuses and distractions for enemies.

  1. Conjure Minor Elemental icon action bg3Conjure Minor Elemental​ - either Mud or Ice Mephits
  2. Conjure Woodland Being icon action bg3Conjure Woodland Being​ - summons a Dryad, that has free Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth.
  3. Drayd's special action Fallen Lover icon action bg3Fallen Lover, summons a Wood Woad to fight by your side.
  4. Conjure Elemental icon action bg3Conjure Elemental​ - summoning one of Myrmidons especially Water can cover the whole battlefield in Water, making enemies weak to Ice and Lightning.

Early Game Combat

Let's cover how you should progress combat levels 1-6.

  • You can use a simple Torch icon bg3Torch with Shillelagh icon action bg3Shillelagh​ to deal more damage than all of the early-game weapons.
  • Early in the game, you can use Healing Word icon action bg3Healing Word​ together with The Whispering Promise icon bg3The Whispering Promise ring, to buff up your allies using bonus action.
  • Cast control or Concentration spells like Faerie Fire icon action bg3Faerie Fire, Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth, etc. With the moon druid's special Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape, you can use bonus action and turn into a beast.
  • On the other hand, if an encounter is pretty easy, you can cast Moonbeam icon action bg3Moonbeam​ and use it to pick off weak foes each turn, saving spell slots.
  • Once your concentration slot is filled, you can also use Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth​ which does not use it, and will further slow down foes, to be picked down by your companions.
  • Be careful when moving onto a Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm​ or Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth​ when in Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​. These have effects that might make you fall on ice or cancel your concentration.
  • You do shine in very wide areas, as you can use the area control spells to cover one part and move yourself as a beast to cover another place. This will force enemies to either attack or go through you, activating Attack of Opportunity.

Late Game Combat

Overall, nothing much changes from the early game, just that your beasts get buffed up.

  • Your main rotation is still casting a Concentration spell and then turning into Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ to engage in combat.
  • You should use area control spells like - Insect Plague icon action bg3Insect Plague, Wall of Fire icon action bg3Wall of Fire, Ice Storm icon action bg3Ice Storm, Plant Growth icon action bg3Plant Growth, Sleet Storm icon action bg3Sleet Storm,​ etc. These are excellent to be cast on the first turn before you move into Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape.
  • I would not rely too much on control spells that have Saving Throws like Confusion icon action bg3Confusion​ or Hold Person icon action bg3Hold Person. Due to your limited Spell Save DC, it might be too low for some late-game enemies. Of course, if you see that success chance is 85%+ then definitely go for it!
  • Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Earth Myrmidon​ - is excellent if you are fighting a few enemies and just need a good brawler. It has a 3d10 thunder damage rider, making it excellent for taking out single foes.
  • Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Wild Shape: Water Myrmidon - is an excellent option all around, especially if you have other casters that use Cold or Lightning spells. The special action Healing Vapours icon action bg3Healing Vapours​ will apply wet on all enemies. The Myrmidom itself can then use Explosive Icicle icon action bg3Explosive Icicle​ to deal a lot of damage in a medium radius.
  • Conjure Elemental: Water Myrmidon icon action bg3Conjure Elemental: Water Myrmidon​ which is available once you have access to level 6 spell slots. This can cover the area in water, and apply wet status. This means that you can become a Myrmidon and have a summoned ally with the same effects.
  • Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger icon action bg3Wild Shape: Sabre-Toothed Tiger​ is a very powerful choice if you have a martial with Bhaalist Armour icon bg3Bhaalist Armour. This will double-piercing damage, allowing the Tiger to deal 100+ damage per turn easily.
  • Conjure Woodland Being icon action bg3Conjure Woodland Being​ - already mentioned, this is an amazing summon, that can cast Spike Growth icon action bg3Spike Growth​ for free. This saves you a spell slot, and you can follow up with something more deadly like Insect Plague icon action bg3Insect Plague.

Build Variations

There are a few variations that the build could be changed about. I think it is more for advanced players who are likely doing some deeper optimizations.

Setup Description
  • 12 Moon Druid
Access to a Third feat. Sadly, as you don't get many benefits from Ability scores, Alert icon passive feature bg3Alert​ is the most likely option.
  • 1 War Cleric
  • 1 Sorcerer
  • 10 Moon Druid
Similar to the current build, but the key difference is that the Sorcerer will give access to the Shield icon action bg3Shield​ spell. Sadly, it only works in normal form. You also get access to Armour of Agathys icon action bg3Armour of Agathys​ to reflect some cold damage on the enemies with Draconic Ancestry: White (Cold) icon passive feature bg3Draconic Ancestry: White (Cold)​.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading the best Moon Druid build for Baldur's Gate 3. The ultimate Wildshaper allows you to mix spellcasting, area control, and lucrative Wild Shape icon action bg3Wild Shape​ forms. With so many to choose from, you can turn into a huge all-destroying Owlbear, or take an elemental Myrmidon form to pummel foes with thunder attacks.

Cheers!

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