Leveling Build Tier List
|S – Tier||• Berserk HotA Barbarian|
• Dual Core Rogue
• Bone Spear Necromancer
• Chain Lightning Sorcerer
|A – Tier||• Arc Lash Sorcerer|
• Landslide Druid
• Blood Surge Necromancer
• Twisting Blades Rogue
• Shred Druid
• Fireball Sorcerer
|B – Tier||• Penetrating Shot Rogue|
• Ice Sorcerer
• Upheaval Barbarian
• Rend Barbarian
|C – Tier||• Companions Druid|
This list ranks builds based on their speed and ease of clearing the first few Acts (and areas) when starting with a fresh slate on World Tier 1. The higher the tier in the list above, the better the leveling performance.
The tier list is not final and is being continuously updated based on the evolution of the meta.
Please also note that for certain in-game activities, some characters will be weaker regardless of the build, but the relative rankings should not differ much at lower levels.
This build tier list is up to date as of September 13th, and accounts for all the balance patches since Diablo 4 was launched (including seasons).
If you want to learn more about the best nightmare dungeon push builds, speed farming builds, or overall class rankings, you can check out our other tier lists below. Simply click on the one you are interested in.Nightmare Dungeon Push Tier List Speed Farming Tier List Class Tier List
Naturally, each class has its own pros and cons; the Barbarian is a sturdy and swift melee class, while the Sorceress is a potent and ranged magic class. The Rogue is adaptable, while the Druid is a hybrid class with shifting skills, and the Necromancer is a dark magic class that can harness life and death.
Bear in mind that these tier lists are based on our own opinions and experiences, and that they may change over time as the game develops, and new patches are released. Ultimately, the best class and build for any player, is the one that matches 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. Players should always choose a build according to what suits them best.