Baldur’s Gate 3: The 6 BEST Eldritch Invocations

Not sure about which Invocation is the best for your Warlock? Here is a detailed guide on 6 best Eldritch Invocations in Baldur's Gate 3 as I have spent 20+ hours in it!

Baldur's Gate 3 Best Eldritch Invocations
A detailed guide on Best Eldritch Invocations in Baldur's Gate 3.

To enhance your Warlock abilities even further, you unlock a passive features list once you hit level 2. These passive features are called Eldritch Invocations, and new ones keep on adding later on at different levels. So, if you’re wondering how Eldritch Invocations work or which ones are considered the best Eldritch Invocations in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’re at the right place.

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Key Takeaways

  • Eldritch Invocations are Passive Features that come with the Warlock class exclusively. They provide additional effects to your class.
  • To unlock Eldritch Invocations, players must reach level 2.
  • Players get two invocation points at level 2, then one invocation point at levels 5, 7, 9, and 12.
  • There are a total of 19 Eldritch Invocations in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • The top 6 Eldritch Invocations include Agonizing Blast, Repelling Blast, Minions of Chaos, Devil’s Sight, Book of Ancient Secrets, and lastly, Mask of Many Faces.

How To Unlock Eldritch Invocations

The passive feature, Eldritch Invocations, is limited to the Warlock class only. Any other class won’t have access to these additional attributes. As a Warlock, players must reach Level 2 to unlock their first Eldritch Invocations. Leveling up to Level 2 is quite easy and will not consume much of your time.

At Level 2, players will obtain two points they can assign to one of the 10 available Eldritch Invocations. Next, the players get one additional point at Levels 5, 7, 9, and lastly, 12, which they can assign to newly unlocked Eldritch Invocations at each of these levels (or previously unlocked ones.) So, by the end, you get six available points you can assign to one of the 19 Eldritch Invocations in total.

Eldritch Invocations List

Eldritch Invocations Unlock Requirement
Agonizing Blast Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Armour of Shadows Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Beast Speech Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Beguiling Influence Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Devil’s Sight Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Fiendish Vigor Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Mask of Many Faces Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Repelling Blast Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Thief of Five Fates Reach Level 2 on Warlock
One With Shadows Reach Level 2 on Warlock
Mire the Mind Reach Level 5 on Warlock
Sign of III Omen Reach Level 5 on Warlock
Sculptor of Flesh Reach Level 7 on Warlock
Book of Ancient Secrets Reach Level 7 on Warlock
Dreadful Word Reach Level 7 on Warlock
Otherworldly Leap Reach Level 9 on Warlock
Minions of Chaos Reach Level 9 on Warlock
Whispers of the Grave Reach Level 9 on Warlock
Lifedrinker Reach Level 12 on Warlock

Best Eldritch Invocations

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Choosing the best Eldritch Invocations in Baldur’s Gate 3 can be confusing as there are a total of 19 of these. Here are the top 6 Eldritch Invocations Warlock players must consider selecting:

Agonizing Blast

Best Damage Dealing Cantrip Invocation.

Why did I choose Agonizing Blast?

It adds a Charisma modifier to each of the beams, increasing their damage, and allows to hit multiple targets as you level up. 

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  • In-game Description: When you cast Eldritch Blast, add your Charisma modifier to the damage it deals unless it is negative.
  • Unlock Requirement: Reach Level 2 on Warlock

Agonizing Blast goes perfectly with one of the best Cantrip Spells of the Warlock Class, Eldritch Blast. This Cantrip will shoot off beams that increase in number at specific levels as your character levels up. The damage is insane itself, and Warlock players can keep their distance, taking down one enemy at a time.

To enhance the Eldritch Blast effects even further, get yourself Agonizing Blast from Eldritch Invocations. As the description says, Agonizing Blast will directly affect the beam’s damage by adding your Charisma modifier to it. Lastly, I recommend using the Hex spell alongside, which provides 1d6 damage to the enemies.

  • Additional Damage due to Charisma modifier.
  • Multiple Targets.
  • Bonus damage only applies if both beams hit the target.

Repelling Blast

Best Area Control Invocation.

Why did I choose Repelling Blast?

Repelling Blast deals massive damage and pushes enemies 4.5 meters away to throw them off ledges.

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  • In-game Description: When you hit a creature with Eldritch Blast, you can push the creature up to 4.5 m away from you.
  • Unlock Requirement: Reach Level 2 on Warlock

Just like Agonizing Blast, Repelling Blast is another passive feature of Warlock that directly impacts Eldritch Blast cantrip. Since your character is a ranged hero, any threat coming closer can be overwhelming. Simply equip Repelling Blast for your Eldritch Blast skill and knock enemies away from you with each beam attack.

You can, of course, pair this feature along with Agonizing Blast and not only deal massive damage but also shove enemies 4.5m away each time.

  • Throws enemies in addition to dealing damage.
  • Pairs well with other abilities.
  • Gives area control.
  • Fun to use.
  • Limited usage, as pushing away is not always beneficial.
  • Using it means you can’t use other Eldritch Invocations.

Minions of Chaos

Best Summon Invocation.

Why did I choose Minions of Chaos?

Minions of Chaos summons minion that provides additional fire-power to aid in combat.

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  • In-game Description: You can cast Conjure Elemental with a Warlock Spell Slot.
  • Unlock Requirement: Reach Level 9 on Warlock

Conjure Elemental is a spell that comes with other classes, such as Wizard and Druid. However, if you’re playing as a Warlock, you must wait till level 9; only then can you gain access to this spell, that too through Eldritch Invocations.

Once you reach level 9, select Minions of Chaos. This passive feature will allow you to use Conjure Elemental and summon an ally Minion who will fight for you within the 18m range. Minions of Chaos can come in handy if you’re in a pickle quite often. It is also considered to be the only good passive feature that unlocks at Level 9. So, if you need an additional combat buddy, get yourself this passive.

  • Summons Minion for help.
  • Gives Battlefield control.
  • Unlocks at Level 9 on Warlock.
  • Limited number of summons.

Devil’s Sight

Best Speech Invocation.

Why did I choose Devil’s Sight?

Allows you to see better in darkness for up to 18 meters that helps in spell casting or combat.

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  • In-game Description: You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 24 m. 
  • Unlock Requirement: Reach Level 2 on Warlock

A great addition to your Warlock build that allows you to have a sharp eye in darkness, whether it’s coming from magic or occurring naturally. You’ll perform much better while casting spells or facing a bunch of enemies. This passive feature also unlocks quite early, only on level 2.

  • Enhanced Vision.
  • Gives Strategic Advantage.
  • Good combination with Darkness Spell.
  • Only beneficial in areas with Darkness. 

Book of Ancient Secrets

Best Efficient Invocation.

Why did I choose Book of Ancient Secrets?

It gives access to the Ray of Sickness, Chromatic Orb and Silence spells, that doesn’t take any spell slots. It enhances the versatility of the build.

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  • In-game Description: You can inscribe magical rituals in your Book of Shadows. Gain the Ray of Sickness, Chromatic Orb, and Silence spells. You can cast these spells once per Long Rest, and they don’t expend any spell slots when cast.
  • Unlock Requirement: Reach Level 7 on Warlock

Selecting Book of Ancient Secrets grants you access to a few more spells, which include Ray of Sickness, Chromatic Orb, and, lastly, Silence. None of these spells will take additional space in your spell slots. This passive feature will surely be a perfect match for players who love a handful of spells to cast and be creative on the battlefield.

  • Gives access to additional spell.
  • These Spells don’t use spell slots.
  • Makes builds versatile. 
  • Only gives access to certain spells.
  • Unlocks at level 7, not suitable for early game.

Mask of Many Faces

Best Strategic Invocation.

Why did I choose Mask of Many Faces?

Mask of Many Faces allows players to cast the Disguise Self Spell at will to change their genders and races which helps a lot in dialogue options. 

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  • In-game Description: You can cast Disguise Self at will without expending a spell slot.
  • Unlock Requirement: Reach Level 2 on Warlock

As a Warlock, players can obtain Disguise Self level 1 spell by selecting Mask of Many Faces Eldritch Invocation. And what makes it even better is that you won’t be using extra slots for this feature.

Players who are deeply familiar with the in-game mechanics of multiple classes are at a great advantage as Mask of Many Faces is one of the most powerful Invocations if executed correctly. Change your race temporarily and take benefit from it in various situations you’ll be facing.

  • Cast the spell without using Spell slot.
  • Dialogue versitality.
  • Unlocks hidden paths by changing into smaller races.
  • No benefit in combat.
  • Only allows usage of the Disguise spell. 

Here is an overview of Best Eldritch Invocations in Baldur’s Gate 3:

Eldritch Invocation Unlock Requirement Invocation Effect
Agonizing Blast Reach Level 2 on Warlock When you cast Eldritch Blast, add your Charisma modifier to the damage it deals, unless it is negative.
Repelling Blast Reach Level 2 on Warlock When you hit a creature with Eldritch Blast, you can push the creature up to 4.5 m away from you.
Minions of Chaos Reach Level 9 on Warlock You can cast Conjure Elemental with a Warlock Spell Slot.
Devil’s Sight Reach Level 2 on Warlock You can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical, to a distance of 24 m. 
Book of Ancient Secrets Reach Level 7 on Warlock You can inscribe magical rituals in your Book of Shadows. Gain the Ray of Sickness, Chromatic Orb, and Silence spells. You can cast these spells once per Long Rest, and they don’t expend any spell slots when cast.
Mask of Many Faces Reach Level 2 on Warlock You can cast Disguise Self at will, without expending a spell slot.

Why Others Were Not Choosen?

  • Beast Speech: Animal Speak Potions are abundant, so there is no use in spending a spell slot on this.
  • Armour of Shadows: Only beneficial for Mage Armor users or if you are not wearing armor, mostly in the early game.
  • Lifedrinker: Unlocks in the late game.
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My Choice Of Best Eldritch Invocation

My recommendation for the best Eldritch Invocation is the Agonizing Blast, thanks to its massive damage dealing capabilities that is extremely helpful in combat.

Though the set of Eldritch Invocations that Baldur’s Gate 3 offers isn’t that appealing, some of these still happen to be a great addition to your Warlock class. Make sure to select the best ones mentioned above, and in no time, you’ll appreciate these additions brought into the game. Happy Gaming!

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