In this article, we will rank the builds and classes for Diablo 4 based on their performance, utility, and overall gameplay experience that we were able to gather during playtests, such as solo play, group play, and world bosses. We will also provide some tips and recommendations for choosing and playing each build. This tier list is not final and will be updated continuously after the game launches.
Build and Class Tier Lists at a Glance
Builds: Endgame and Speedfarming
This tier list ranks the best builds, based both on their ability to handle Endgame content and their Speedfarming capabilities. Normally we would list these two categories separately, but we have found that our builds perform very similarly in both cases.
That is to say, builds that are great at surviving and dealing massive damage in the most challenging content, such as Nightmare Dungeons, and World Bosses, also do well in open world content such as gold farming, gathering materials, and grinding for legendary items, and completing Whispers of the Dead bounties.
|S – Tier||• Whirlwind Barbarian|
• Bone Spear Necromancer
• Bone Spirit Necromancer
• Shadow Necromancer
• Flurry Rogue
• Twisting Blades Rogue
• Arc Lash Sorcerer
• Ice Shards Sorcerer
|A – Tier||• Earth Bear Landslide Druid|
• Storm Wolf Druid (S-Tier for Endgame)
• Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian
• Penetrating Shot Rogue
• Shadow Necromancer
• Charged Bolts Sorcerer
|B – Tier||• Rend Barbarian|
• Wolf Companions Druid
• Bloodmancer Necromancer
• Poison Trap Rogue
• Chain Lightning Sorcerer
• Firewall Sorcerer
• Meteor Sorcerer
|C – Tier||• Barrage Rogue|
• Rapid Fire Rogue
• Minions / Summoner Necromancer
• Hydra Sorcerer
This Class Tier List is a ranking system used to evaluate the different classes in Diablo 4 based on their power, effectiveness, and versatility. The higher the tier, the more desirable and powerful the class is considered to be. We will rank classes in the game based on how well they perform and how useful they are in different game modes and situations, to help players understand which classes are currently considered to be the strongest and most effective. The list will use a letter grading system, where S is the highest and then moving downwards toward the lowest.
!!! THE CLASS TIER LIST IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW !!!
Class Tier List
The Sorceress is a powerful spellcaster who specializes in elemental magic, with the ability to unleash devastating spells that deal high burst damage and control the battlefield with crowd control effects. Additionally, this class also has great defensive abilities for protection and mobility skills to escape dangerous situations.
The Barbarian is a melee class that is tanky and mobile, with the ability to deal good close-range damage and bleed effects. This class can equip multiple weapons and assign them to different skills, making them a formidable foe. Their only weakness is their short range and slower playstyle compared to certain classes.
The Rogue is a versatile fighter who can deal damage from a distance with Bows or up close with Daggers. This class also has access to traps and poisons to weaken enemies, as well as stealth and evasion to avoid them. Rogues are highly mobile and can deal a lot of damage either up close or from a distance.
The Druid is a shapeshifter who can transform into a Werewolf or Werebear for melee combat or summon animal companions and nature spells to aid in battle. Druids can also wield earth and storm magic to deal damage or support their allies. They have high durability and damage potential but require a balance between different forms and skills.
The Necromancer is a dark spellcaster who can raise the dead or curse enemies, with the ability to use bone or blood magic to deal damage or heal themselves. Necromancers have high damage output, resource regeneration capabilities, and can control horrifying minions to do their bidding.
Each class has its own strengths and weaknesses. The Barbarian is a tanky and mobile melee class, while the Sorceress is a ranged magic class. The Rogue is versatile, while the Druid is a hybrid class with shapeshifting skills, and the Necromancer is a dark magic class that can manipulate life and death.
Remember that these tier lists are based on our own opinions and experiences, and that they may change over time as the game evolves and new patches are released. Ultimately, the best class and build for any player, is the one that suits your playstyle, preferences, and goals. We encourage everyone to experiment and have fun with different combinations and options. Diablo 4 is a game that offers a lot of diversity and customization, so there is no right or wrong way to play it. Each class has unique capabilities, and players should choose one that suits their playstyle.