Diablo IV Class Guide: Which Class is Right for You?

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Diablo IV, the fourth installment of Blizzard's popular ARPG, is launching soon. With five different classes at launch, which one should you choose? This article has the things you need to help you decide!

The Five Classes

  • Barbarian
  • Rogue
  • Druid
  • Sorcerer
  • Necromancer

That said, the class you pick will mostly depend on your playstyle.

Why Barbarian?

The Barbarian is one of the original classes in the Diablo franchise. This is a melee class perfect for those who want to get up-close and personal with the enemy.

The Barb's main resource is Fury, generated by using certain skills like Bash and Lunging Strike. After generating enough Fury, you can use more advanced skills, such as Hammer of the Ancients, and the ever-popular Whirlwind.

Why Rogue?

The Rogue specializes in speed and mobility. This class can dual-wield swords and daggers at melee range. Rogues are also proficient at ranged weapons, including bows and crossbows.

Now, the abilities available to you depend on the weapon you've equipped. Dual-wielding melee weapons give you access to Twisting Blades and Flurry. On the other hand, equipping bows/crossbows allows you to use Rapid Fire or Penetrating Shot.

When the going gets tough, the Rogue has useful utilities that can get out of sticky situations. For instance, you can throw a Smoke Grenade to daze enemies for several seconds, preventing them from attacking or using skills.

Why Druid?

If you want to play a versatile class, then the Druid is right for you. You can shapeshift into a Wolf or Werebear, giving you access to damaging melee abilities, such as Shred and Maul.

You can also use the storm to take down enemies. You can conjure a devastating Tornado (that can be enhanced via the skill tree) to weaken the enemies' defenses, increasing the damage they take for three seconds.

And, if you don't want to fight alone, you can also summon wolves, ravens, and vine creepers to aid you in battle.

Why Sorcerer?

The Sorcerer is the quintessential caster class in the game. While the Sorcerer is not known for defense, this class can harness the power of cold, fire, and lightning to deal massive damage.

You can unleash a Frozen Orb that fires piercing shards at enemies. What's more, this orb explodes upon expiration, dealing damage and chilling nearby enemies.

Furthermore, you can make quick work of the minions of hell by zapping them with Chain Lightning. When upgraded, this skill can bounce up to five times.

Why Necromancer?

Last but not least, the Necromancer specializes in death and destruction. This class can raise an undead army from nearby corpses that make even the minions of hell cower in fear. Additionally, the Necromancer can utilize Bone Prison to ensure that the enemy can't escape.

Of course, there are tough enemies out there and you will undoubtedly face them as you tackle harder difficulty levels. But don't worry! When you play as a Necromancer, you have a couple of curses at your disposal, namely Iron Maiden and Decrepify.


So, which class should you choose? If you want to deal the highest damage, the Sorcerer and Barbarian are pretty good choices.

If you like more versatility, the Rogue's speed and ability to cater to melee and ranged playstyles make this class a very appealing option. The Druid is a great choice as well. Not only can you use the Earth and Storm magic to deal damage, but you can also shapeshift into a formidable Wolf/Werebear and have wolf/raven/vile creepers fight alongside you.

How about the Necromancer? If you want to fill your screen with an army of mages and skeleton warriors, then this class is definitely for you. The Necromancer's curses and bone-based abilities are enough to help you survive even when taking on the game's more challenging content.

Ultimately, there is no right or wrong answer, just a preferred playstyle. As long as you're having fun, that is all that matters.

Diablo IV will launch June 6 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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