All classes in Diablo 4 and which one is best for you

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All classes in Diablo 4 are quite remarkable and have a huge impact on the gameplay. We’ve compiled a list of all the classes in Diablo 4 and there’s detailed information about each’s playstyle to help you pick the best class when you start your Diablo journey or a new season.

Diablo games can be played multiple times, thanks to seasonal play and character classes with entirely unique playstyles. While the Necromancer can use corpses to create its own army, the Druid is an agile shapeshifter who can be a werewolf or a werebear. Due to such stark differences in their kits, playing the campaign with a different class is a new experience altogether.

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Diablo 4 will try to offer even better diversity in content to players with five character classes. These include the classic Barbarian who’s a melee beast and Rogue who’s a skillful shooter.

Here’s a list of all classes in Diablo 4 and a breakdown of their playstyle to help you pick the right one.

All classes in Diablo 4

These are the five classes that’ll be available in Diablo 4 at launch:

  • Barbarian
  • Rogue
  • Sorcerer
  • Druid
  • Necromancer

All classes in Diablo 4 explained


Barbarian class in Diablo 4Blizzard
Barbarian is one of the oldest classes in Diablo.

Simply put, the Barbarian class in Diablo 4 has high damage, moderate mobility, and high defense. To balance this out, this class relies a lot on Fury and the abilities have long cooldowns.

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The Barbarian primarily deals Physical damage which can be underwhelming in certain scenarios but it is also consistent. The skills are mixed enough for you to build a Barbarian that can deal AoE damage, equip and use four different weapons, bleed enemies, heal, block attacks, knock back enemies, and a lot more.

The Barbarian in Diablo 4 is ideal for players who like melee combat and tanky characters. Once you get used to managing the skill cooldowns, the playstyle feels a lot more smoother and powerful.

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Beginners who don’t want to jump into complex mechanics right away can also benefit from the Barbarian’s straightforward gameplay.


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Rogue is returning class from Diablo 2.

The Rogue class in Diablo 4 is as versatile as it gets. These warriors can deal melee as well as ranged damage and you can consistently switch between these attack types. At the same time, Rogue characters aren’t tanky and you’ll have to master dodging attacks.

While playing Rogue, you’ll also access class specialization mechanics. You can generate combo points through basic skills and deal more damage through advanced skills. Moreover, Rogue’s inner sight ability marks enemies and upon killing them, you get unlimited energy for 4 seconds.

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Core skills are the primary source of Rogue’s damage. However, due to the lack of defense, these characters have agility skills that help in dodging, and subterfuge skills that let you disappear from enemies temporarily.

If you’re someone who likes diversity, Rogue can be your go-to class in Diablo 4. Players who’ll actively play with their friends through crossplay or couch co-op can also play Rogue because of the abilities that buff allies.

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The Sorcerer

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Sorcerer is a master of magic in Diablo 4.

The Sorcerer in Diablo 4 is a master of elements that deals high AoE damage without breaking a sweat. The mobility is decent but you must get used to the low defense.

The Sorcerer can enchant skill slots in Diablo 4 and tweak their effects for valuable buffs. Although you cannot enchant Ultimate Skills, the flexible customization of other skills is still impressive.

You can not only control enemies but also deal fire, lightning, and ice damage with this class. The skills and abilities are undoubtedly powerful but do not ignore the Mana bar.

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Overall, the Sorcerer can be perfect for players who like playing aggressively and want elements to be a major part of their combat. Because this class doesn’t have a lot of team skills, you can also use it for playing solo.


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The Druid class in Diablo 4 was previously featured in Diablo 2.

Druid is a class of shapeshifters in Diablo 4. You can turn into a ferocious Wearbear and get a major attack and defense boost with Druid’s Spirit Skills.

This class also boasts Companion Skills that help in spawning wolves, ravens, or vines. Wolves increase critical damage rate, ravens make the enemies vulnerable, and vines will poison the enemies.

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Druid is a class that you’d want to choose for unique moves and mechanics like shape-shifting. The crowd control is also a plus but don’t expect anything overwhelming in terms of damage and mobility.


Necromancer class in Diablo 4Blizzard
Necromancer was introduced to the franchise in Diablo 2.

The fan-favorite Necromancer class from Diablo 3 will be available in Diablo 4 and it is easily one of the most rewarding classes in the game.

With Necromancer, you can summon an army of the undead comprising skeletons, skeletal mages, and golems. The class’s unique specialization mechanics let you change this army’s composition too. On top of that, there’s the ability to either sacrifice your army and gain personal buffs or use crowd control.

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There are endless ways to get buffs through Necromancer’s sacrifices and the playstyle is complex but worth the effort. From cursing enemies to gaining health, the abilities have a wide range of uses and you won’t miss out on anything.

It is evident that none of the classes in Diablo 4 are underwhelming and they all bring something new to the table. Choosing a starter class should simply be based on your expectations from the combat as the story will still progress in the same manner.

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We hope this guide helps you pick a class that suits your playstyle in Diablo 4. For similar content, check out:

Diablo 4 Battle Pass guide | How to earn skill points in Diablo 4 | Diablo 4 Renown system explained | How to transmog gear in Diablo 4 | How to salvage gear in Diablo 4 | Diablo 4 Ashava boss guide | How long is Diablo 4

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