Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred Spiritborn class explained

Stephanie Zucarelli
Diablo 4 Spiritborn class

Blizzard confirmed that Diablo 4 will receive the Spiritborn class, a new clan of jungle warriors that can wield the power of ancient spirits. Here’s everything known so far about the Spiritborn class in Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred.

Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred will finally introduce the Spiritborn, a new class that will be part of Sanctuary’s lore. While Blizzard haven’t confirmed a ton about them, there are a few details that can give us a clue about what to expect once the DLC is released.

Here’s everything we know so far about the Spiritborn class in Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred.

What is Spiritborn class in Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred?

Blizzard revealed that the Spiritborn is an entirely new class in Diablo 4 that will mix ancient magic with the powers of the deep jungle. This ancient civilization of warriors comes from within Nahantu, a new region that is entwined with ethereal spirits.

Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred Spiritborn release date

The Spiritborn is a new class that will be available along with the Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred DLC, on October 8, 2024.

Blizzard confirmed that they will reveal more about the Spiritborn class’ gameplay on July 18, 2024.

Diablo 4: All Spiritborn class details revealed so far

While Blizzard haven’t officially confirmed much about the Spiritborn, Rod Fergusson, GM of Diablo, has described it as a class that brings a completely new playstyle to the world of Diablo 4.

“But also, knowing that because we did so much in honoring the past, we wanted to do something that was completely different. And so that’s what you see with the Spiritborn. It’s a recognition that we’re going to a new place with Nahantu, and we wanted to have a class that was part of that design,” he said in an interview with Windows Central.

The developer explained that he didn’t think the Spiritborn would utilize a sword & board playstyle, like the one players could have enjoyed with Paladins. Despite Blizzard being adamant that they are trying to “look beyond nostalgia,” fans are expecting this new class to bring some of the Witch Doctors’ mechanics.

In the same interview, Brent Gibson, Associate Game Director of Diablo 4, also stated that the Diablo 4 team wanted a class that felt that it was “born of the jungle,” and pointed out that they are experimenting with new abilities that could make it different from the initial five classes.

All Diablo 4 Spiritborn leaks so far

There have been several leaks floating around about Diablo 4’s upcoming Spiritborn class, with some of them even dating back to October 2023. Last year, after Blizzard’s infamous datamined 2.0 build leak, several leaks about the Spiritborn class and the expansion were revealed in files.

Most of those leaks have been proven to be official in the reveal trailer, so players are intrigued with the information specifically surrounding the Spiritborn class. Reddit user ‘tuckeks’ posted about all the leaks in the Diablo subreddit as well.

Spiritborn will likely have four skill categories, Sky, Soil, Forest, and Plains, which hint at its inherent inclination toward abilities surrounding nature.

Each skill category could have a set of specific skills according to the leaks, which are:

  • Sky:
    • Razor Wing
    • Bat Swarm
    • Soar
    • Watcher’s Volley
  • Soil:
    • Spore Pod
    • Pestilence
    • Devourer’s Wake
    • Pounce
    • Leech Harvest
  • Forest:
    • Dreadful Spiders
    • Hunter’s Claw
    • Viper Pit
    • Vine Hook
  • Plains:
    • Vicious Parry

That’s everything we know so far about the Spiritborn, the new class that Diablo 4 Vessel of Hatred will introduce. If you want to know more about Blizzard’s ARPG, you can check out why players fear that forced group play will kill this new DLC, or how to get a free pet in Diablo 4.