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The spell progression tables tell how mage, sorcerer, cleric, druid, bardpaladin, ranger or shaman class gain more spellslot(s) and of which spell level(s), and learn new spells. Spellslots define how often spells of that spell level can be cast per day. Sorcerers and Shamans also have a "spells known" mechanic, where they learn new spells when leveling up and are limited to those.

Besides the level-based progression listed here, only Clerics and Druids additionally can gain more spell slots from their Wisdom ability score (see the Wisdom article for the table). Mages, Sorcerers and Bards do not gain slots from their Intelligence or other scores, and neither do Paladins, Rangers and Shamans. Mages and Sorcerers can however gain additional slots as high-level class ability, and most classes can use certain items (listed at the end of this article) to gain additional spell slots.

Mage[]

Compared to a generalist mage, Wild Mages gain one extra spellslot for each spell level. So do Specialist Mages, but at the cost of not being able to cast spells from certain schools.

All mages can get one additional slot for spell levels 6, 7 and 8 each by taking the respective high-level class ability.

Mages don't learn new spells at levelup, instead they copy them from scrolls. The amount of spells they can know is based on their Intelligence.

Wizard level Spell level with required Intelligence Total slots
1 [≥9] 2 [≥9] 3 [≥9] 4 [≥9] 5 [≥10] 6 [≥12] 7 [≥14] 8 [≥16] 9 [≥18]
1 1 1
2 2 2
3 2 1 3
4 3 2 5
5 4 2 1 7
6 4 2 2 8
7 Baldur's Gate GTRBPSK Icon BG1Baldur's Gate (1998)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate campaign.
4 3 2 1 10
8 4 3 3 2 12
9 Tales of the Sword Coast IconBaldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (1999)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast campaign.
|Baldur's Gate LOGOBG00001 Icon SoDBaldur's Gate:
Enhanced Edition
(2012)
This icon indicates content from the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition campaign.
4 3 3 2 1 13
10 The Black Pits LOGOTBP00001 Icon SoDThe Black Pits (2012)
This icon indicates content from the Black Pits campaign in the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
4 4 3 2 2 15
11 Siege of Dragonspear LOGOSOD00001 Icon SoDBaldur's Gate:
Siege of Dragonspear
(2016)
This icon indicates content from the Siege of Dragonspear campaign of the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
4 4 4 3 3 18
12 4 4 4 4 4 1 21
13 5 5 5 4 4 2 25
14 5 5 5 4 4 2 1 26
15 5 5 5 5 5 2 1 28
16 5 5 5 5 5 3 2 1 31
17 Shadows of Amn LOADCNTR00004 Icon SoABaldur's Gate II:
Shadows of Amn
(2000)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn campaign.
5 5 5 5 5 3 3 2 33
18 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 2 1 34
19 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 1 35
20 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 2 37
21 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 2 37
22 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 39
23 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 39
24 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 40
25 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 41
26 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 41
27 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 42
28 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 43
>= 29 Throne of Bhaal LOADCNTR00004 Icon ToBBaldur's Gate II:
Throne of Bhaal
(2001)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal campaign.
|Shadows of Amn LOGOSOA00001 Icon BG2EEBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition – Shadows of Amn (2013)
This icon indicates content from the Shadows of Amn campaign of the Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 44

Spell progression table for specialist and wild mages[]

Wizard level Spell level with required Intelligence Total slots
1 [≥9] 2 [≥9] 3 [≥9] 4 [≥9] 5 [≥10] 6 [≥12] 7 [≥14] 8 [≥16] 9 [≥18]
1 2 2
2 3 3
3 3 2 5
4 4 3 7
5 5 3 2 10
6 5 3 3 11
7 Baldur's Gate GTRBPSK Icon BG1Baldur's Gate (1998)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate campaign.
5 4 3 2 14
8 5 4 4 3 16
9 Tales of the Sword Coast IconBaldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (1999)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast campaign.
|Baldur's Gate LOGOBG00001 Icon SoDBaldur's Gate:
Enhanced Edition
(2012)
This icon indicates content from the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition campaign.
5 4 4 3 2 18
10 The Black Pits LOGOTBP00001 Icon SoDThe Black Pits (2012)
This icon indicates content from the Black Pits campaign in the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
5 5 4 3 3 20
11 Siege of Dragonspear LOGOSOD00001 Icon SoDBaldur's Gate:
Siege of Dragonspear
(2016)
This icon indicates content from the Siege of Dragonspear campaign of the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
5 5 5 4 4 23
12 5 5 5 5 5 2 27
13 6 6 6 5 5 3 31
14 6 6 6 5 5 3 2 33
15 6 6 6 6 6 3 2 35
16 6 6 6 6 6 4 3 2 39
17 Shadows of Amn LOADCNTR00004 Icon SoABaldur's Gate II:
Shadows of Amn
(2000)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn campaign.
6 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 41
18 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 2 43
19 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 2 44
20 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 46
21 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 46
22 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 48
23 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 48
24 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 49
25 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 50
26 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 50
27 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 51
28 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 52
>= 29 Throne of Bhaal LOADCNTR00004 Icon ToBBaldur's Gate II:
Throne of Bhaal
(2001)
This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal campaign.
|Shadows of Amn LOGOSOA00001 Icon BG2EEBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition – Shadows of Amn (2013)
This icon indicates content from the Shadows of Amn campaign of the Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 53


Sorcerer[]

Dragon Disciples have one less spell ready to cast per day at each spell level to trade for other benefits. They have the same amount of spells known as normal Sorcerers.

Sorcerers and Dragon Disciples must select new spells when leveling up and can not learn any other spells, except for level 10 spells which they can add as high-level class ability.

Sorcerers can reach level 9 in Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, level 11 in Siege of Dragonspear, level 17 in Shadows of Amn, level 31 in Throne of Bhaal and the Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and level 10 in The Black Pits.

Sorcerers and dragon disciples can get one additional daily casting for spell levels 6, 7 and 8 each by taking the respective high-level class ability.

Spell lvl / Sorcerer lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9* Total # of spells known
1 2 - - - - - - - - 2
2 2 - - - - - - - - 2
3 3 - - - - - - - - 3
4 3 1 - - - - - - - 4
5 4 2 - - - - - - - 6
6 4 2 1 - - - - - - 7
7 5 3 2 - - - - - - 10
8 5 3 2 1 - - - - - 11
9 5 4 3 2 - - - - - 14
10 5 4 3 2 1 - - - - 15
11 5 5 4 3 2 - - - - 19
12 5 5 4 3 2 1 - - - 20
13 5 5 4 4 3 2 - - - 23
14 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 - - 24
15 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 - - 27
16 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 1 - 28
17 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 - 30
18 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 31
19 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 33
20 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 34
21 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 35
22 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 37
23 – 24 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 39
25 – 27 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 40
28 – 29 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 41
30 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 42
31 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 43

* Plus HLA spells, so in total 9 level 9 spells can be known.

Spell lvl / Sorcerer lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total # of spells ready to cast
1 3 - - - - - - - - 3
2 4 - - - - - - - - 4
3 5 - - - - - - - - 5
4 6 3 - - - - - - - 9
5 6 4 - - - - - - - 10
6 6 5 3 - - - - - - 14
7 6 6 4 - - - - - - 16
8 6 6 5 3 - - - - - 20
9 6 6 6 4 - - - - - 22
10 6 6 6 5 3 - - - - 26
11 6 6 6 6 4 - - - - 28
12 6 6 6 6 5 3 - - - 32
13 6 6 6 6 6 4 - - - 34
14 6 6 6 6 6 5 3 - - 38
15 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 - - 40
16 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 3 - 44
17 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 - 46
18 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 3 50
19 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 52
20 – 31 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 54

Cleric[]

Clerics gain additional spell slots by their wisdom score. Clerics automatically know all spells of the spell levels they have access to.

Spell lvl / Cleric lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total # of spellslots
1 1 - - - - - - 1
2 2 - - - - - - 2
3 2 1 - - - - - 3
4 3 2 - - - - - 5
5 3 3 1 - - - - 7
6 3 3 2 - - - - 8
7 3 3 2 1 - - - 9
8 3 3 3 2 - - - 11
9 4 4 3 2 1 - - 14
10 4 4 3 3 2 - - 16
11 5 4 4 3 2 1 - 19
12 6 5 5 3 2 2 - 23
13 6 6 6 4 2 2 - 26
14 6 6 6 5 3 2 1 29
15 6 6 6 6 4 2 1 31
16 7 7 7 6 4 3 1 35
17 7 7 7 7 5 3 2 38
18 8 8 8 8 6 4 2 44
19 9 9 8 8 6 4 2 46
20 9 9 9 8 7 5 2 49
21 9 9 9 9 8 6 2 52
22 9 9 9 9 8 6 3 53
23 – 25 9 9 9 9 9 7 3 55
26 – 27 9 9 9 9 9 8 3 56
28 – 30 9 9 9 9 9 8 4 57
31 – 33 9 9 9 9 9 8 5 58
34 – 37 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 59
38 – 40 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 60

Druid[]

Druids gain additional spell slots by their wisdom score. They automatically know all spells of the spell levels they have access to.

Spell lvl / Druid lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total # of spellslots
1 1 - - - - - - 1
2 2 - - - - - - 2
3 2 1 - - - - - 3
4 3 2 - - - - - 5
5 3 3 1 - - - - 7
6 3 3 2 - - - - 8
7 3 3 2 1 - - - 9
8 3 3 3 2 - - - 11
9 4 4 3 2 1 - - 14
10 4 4 3 3 2 - - 16
11 5 4 4 3 2 1 - 19
12 6 5 5 3 2 2 - 23
13 6 6 6 4 2 2 - 26
14 6 6 6 5 3 2 1 29
15 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 42
16 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 45
17 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 46
18 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 50
19 9 9 8 8 6 6 6 52
20 9 9 9 8 7 6 6 54
21 – 22 9 9 9 9 8 6 6 56
23 – 24 9 9 9 9 9 7 6 58
25 – 31 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 59

Bard[]

Bards use mage spells. Like mages, they also copy their spells from scrolls.

Spell lvl / Bard lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total # of spellslots
1 - - - - - - 0
2 1 - - - - - 1
3 2 - - - - - 2
4 2 1 - - - - 3
5 3 1 - - - - 4
6 3 2 - - - - 5
7 3 2 1 - - - 6
8 3 3 1 - - - 7
9 3 3 2 - - - 8
10 3 3 2 1 - - 9
11 3 3 3 1 - - 10
12 3 3 3 2 - - 11
13 3 3 3 2 1 - 12
14 3 3 3 3 1 - 13
15 3 3 3 3 2 - 14
16 4 3 3 3 2 1 16
17 4 4 3 3 3 1 18
18 4 4 4 3 3 2 20
19 4 4 4 4 3 2 21
20 4 4 4 4 4 3 23
21 5 4 4 4 4 3 24
22 5 5 4 4 4 3 25
23 5 5 5 4 4 3 26
24 – 27 5 5 5 5 4 3 27
28 – 29 5 5 5 5 5 3 28
30 – 37 5 5 5 5 5 4 29
38 – 40 5 5 5 5 5 5 30

Paladin[]

Paladins use priest spells.

Priest Spell
Paladin lvl Casting lvl 1 2 3 4 Total # of spellslots
9 1 1 - - - 1
10 2 2 - - - 2
11 3 2 1 - - 3
12 4 2 2 - - 4
13 5 2 2 1 - 5
14 6 3 2 1 - 6
15 7 3 2 1 1 7
16 8 3 3 2 1 9
17 9* 3 3 3 1 10
18 9 3 3 3 1 10
19 9 3 3 3 2 11
20 9 3 3 3 3 12

Ranger[]

Rangers use druid spells.

Spell lvl / Ranger lvl 1 2 3 Total # of spellslots
8 1 0 0 1
9 2 0 0 2
10 2 1 0 3
11 2 2 0 4
12 2 2 1 5
13 3 2 1 6
14 3 2 2 7
15 3 3 2 8
16 3 3 3 9

Shaman[]

Shamans use druid spells, as well as their own unique shaman spells which they automatically get. Like Sorcerers, they have to select spells when leveling up and are limited to those.

Spell lvl/ Shaman lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7* Total # of spells known
1 3 3
2 3 3
3 4 4
4 4 2 6
5 5 3 8
6 5 3 2 10
7 6 4 3 13
8 6 4 3 2 15
9 6 5 4 3 18
10 6 5 4 3 2 20
11 6 6 5 4 3 24
12 6 6 5 4 3 2 26
13 6 6 5 5 4 3 29
14 6 6 5 5 4 3 2 31
15 – 16 6 6 5 5 5 4 3 34
17 – 20 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 35
21 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 36
22 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 38
23 – 27 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 39
28 – 29 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 40
30 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 41
31 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 42

* Plus up to eight HLA spells are added on top to the known spells of spell level 7.

Spell lvl / Shaman lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total # of spells ready to cast
1 3 - - - - - - 3
2 4 - - - - - - 4
3 5 - - - - - - 5
4 6 3 - - - - - 9
5 6 4 - - - - - 10
6 6 5 3 - - - - 14
7 6 6 4 - - - - 16
8 6 6 5 3 - - - 20
9 6 6 6 4 - - - 22
10 6 6 6 5 3 - - 26
11 6 6 6 6 4 - - 28
12 6 6 6 6 5 3 - 32
13 6 6 6 6 6 4 - 34
14 6 6 6 6 6 5 3 38
15 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 40
16 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 41
17 – 31 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 42

Spell access by XP[]

How many experience points are required for each class to unlock new spell levels:

Divine magic:[]

Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 HLA spells
Cleric 0 3,000 13,000 55,000 225,000 675,000 1,350,000 3,000,000
Druid 0 4,000 12,500 35,000 90,000 200,000 1,500,000 3,000,000
Shaman 0 10,000 40,000 90,000 250,000 750,000 1,500,000 3,000,000
Paladin 300,000 900,000 1,500,000 1,800,000 - - - -
Ranger 150,000 600,000 1,200,000 - - - - -
Fighter / Cleric
Cleric / Ranger
Cleric / Mage
Cleric / Thief
0 6,000 26,000 110,000 450,000 1,350,000 2,700,000 3,000,000
Fighter / Druid 0 8,000 25,000 70,000 180,000 400,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Fighter / Mage / Cleric 0 9,000 39,000 165,000 675,000 2,025,000 4,050,000 4,050,000

Arcane magic:[]

Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 HLA spells
Mage 0 5,000 20,000 60,000 135,000 750,000 1,500,000 2,250,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Sorcerer 0 10,000 40,000 90,000 250,000 750,000 1,500,000 2,250,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Bard 1,250 5,000 40,000 160,000 660,000 1,320,000 - - - -
Fighter / Mage
Cleric / Mage
Mage / Thief
0 10,000 40,000 120,000 270,000 1,500,000 3,000,000 4,500,000 6,000,000 6,000,000
Fighter / Mage / Cleric
Fighter / Mage / Thief
0 15,000 60,000 180,000 405,000 2,250,000 4,500,000 6,750,000 - -

Items that grant additional spell slots[]

Arcane:

  • Reaching Ring (Mage, Sorcerer) BGIIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate II
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 2nd Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
  • Evermemory (Mage, Sorcerer) BGIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate I
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 1st Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits.
  • Ring of Acuity (Mage, Sorcerer) BGIIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate II
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 2nd Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
  • The Amplifier (Mage, Sorcerer, Bard) BGIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate I
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 1st Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits.
    , BGIIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate II
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 2nd Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
  • Dak'kon's Zerth Blade (Bard, Fighter/Mage, Mage/Thief, Fighter/Mage/Thief) BGIIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate II
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 2nd Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.
  • Crown of Lies (Mage, Sorcerer, Bard) Siege of Dragonspear LOGOSOD00001 Icon SoDBaldur's Gate:
    Siege of Dragonspear
    (2016)
    This icon indicates content from the Siege of Dragonspear campaign of the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
  • Reed of Echoes (Bard) Siege of Dragonspear LOGOSOD00001 Icon SoDBaldur's Gate:
    Siege of Dragonspear
    (2016)
    This icon indicates content from the Siege of Dragonspear campaign of the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
  • Wondrous Gloves (Bard) Throne of Bhaal LOADCNTR00004 Icon ToBBaldur's Gate II:
    Throne of Bhaal
    (2001)
    This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal campaign.
    Throne of Bhaal LOGOTOB00001 Icon BG2EEBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition – Throne of Bhaal (2013)
    This icon indicates content from the Throne of Bhaal campaign of the Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.
  • Bronze Ioun Stone (Mage, Sorcerer) Throne of Bhaal LOADCNTR00004 Icon ToBBaldur's Gate II:
    Throne of Bhaal
    (2001)
    This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal campaign.
    Throne of Bhaal LOGOTOB00001 Icon BG2EEBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition – Throne of Bhaal (2013)
    This icon indicates content from the Throne of Bhaal campaign of the Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.
  • Circlet of Netheril (Mage, Sorcerer) Throne of Bhaal LOADCNTR00004 Icon ToBBaldur's Gate II:
    Throne of Bhaal
    (2001)
    This icon indicates content from the original Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal campaign.
    Throne of Bhaal LOGOTOB00001 Icon BG2EEBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition – Throne of Bhaal (2013)
    This icon indicates content from the Throne of Bhaal campaign of the Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.
  • Edwin's Amulet (only Edwin Odesseiron) BGIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate I
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 1st Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits.
    , BGIIlogoonlyBaldur's Gate II
    Classic & Enhanced

    This icon indicates content from all games of the 2nd Baldur's Gate instalment – all editions and expansions. This may include The Black Pits II.

Note: Bards only profit from additional spell slots up to spell level 6, they won't be able to cast higher-level spells even with items that give high-level slots. Bards can however take Use Any Item to wear those normally mage-restricted items that grant bonus slots for spell levels 1-6 and profit from those.

Note: Mage / Thief and Fighter / Mage / Thief can also select Use Any Item to use the bard-only Wondrous Gloves for extra spell slots.

Divine:

Note: Cleric / Thieves with Use Any Item can benefit from the extra slots of Druid-only items.

See also[]

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