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Best Diablo 2 Assassin Class Build in Ladder Season 4

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The Assassin class is a great choice for players looking for a beginner-friendly class and versatile play style. Thanks to its synergy bonuses from both Lightning and Fire-based attacks, it can make easy work of most enemies regardless of their immunities, especially Fire Immune monsters which is vital as is our main source of damage, but it does come at a slight cost.

The Assassin class is not great at taking on Great Act bosses and is often weak against high-life targets unless you're getting health buffs from teammates of items. This ultimately makes the glass a bit of a glass cannon, but it can succeed when paired with the right build, and that's where the Fire Blast build comes in.

The Fire Blast Assassin is our pick for the best build as it employs Fire Blast, a powerful explosion attack that also synergizes with lightning damage despite being a fire-based attack. It also uses the Death Sentry to deal damage over distance or over a small area that synergizes to increase your Fire Blast damage.

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The Barbarian class is best known for its unrivaled power when it comes to elite hunting or sniping to find unique items in Diablo 2, especially as a single player. With all the abilities at its disposal, this class is a loot-farming monster, and with the right build, it becomes even better. 
Because the Barbarian class would not benefit at all from the new Sunder Charms implemented in the game, our build focuses on increasing its magic damage output as well as beefing up its defenses, making it last longer on the field. With the Concentrate ability, we can boost our physical damage and attack strength with our chosen weapon, as well as the Natural Resistance ability that grants an increase to all resistances depending on your level. 
Blade Mastery and Increased Speed also give us passive damage and attack rate boosts, along with a faster run/walk speed, letting us position ourselves better on the field. To get more in-depth, below we've broken down each skill and slot item; you'll need to create the optimal Berserk Barbarian class. 

Berserk Barbarian Gear and Sockets in D2R Season 4

Item Slot Main Item  Slotted Item(s)
Weapon Grief Eth Rune, Tir Rune, Lo Rune, Mal Rune, Ral Rune
Weapon Swap Suicide Branch Ist Rune
Sword (Left hand) Gemmed Phase Blade x6 Ist Rune's
Body Armor Enigma Mage Plate Jah Rune, Ith Rune, Ber Rune
Helm Harlequins Crest Cham Rune
Gloves Chance Guards  N/A
Boots War Traveler  N/A
Belt Goldwrap  N/A
Ring 1 Nagelring Ring  N/A
Ring 2 Nagelring Ring  N/A
Amulet Storm Gorget Amulet  N/A
Charm 1 Annihilus Small Charm  N/A
Charm 2 Gheed's Fortune Grand Charm  N/A
Charm 3 onwards Shimmering small charm of good luck N/A

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The Sorceress is similar to most other classes in Diablo 2, being that it has its pros and cons. What makes this class stand out above the rest is that it doesn't require much time or item investment to become powerful, it has a fast-paced playstyle, and it has tons of end-game potential.

Where the Sorceress falls short is in its survivability and noticeable learning curb. But if you take the time to develop the Blizzard Sorceress build as outlined below and learn how to manage this class's weaknesses, it's a class you can take into almost any battle.

The build we've chosen for the Blizzard Sorceress incorporates Sunder Charms, which allows you to reduce the resistance an enemy has to your type of damage. The build also increases your cold resistance while buffing your damage and, most importantly, giving you extra defense to survive battles for longer periods.


Item Slot Main Item  Slotted Item(s)
Weapon The Oculus Rainbow Facet Jewel
Weapon Swap Call To Arms Amn Rune, Ral Rune, Mal Rune, Ist Rune, Ohm Rune
Shield Spirit Monarch Amn Rune, Ort Rune, Thul Rune, Tal Rune
Body Armor Skin of the Vipermagi Rainbow Facet Jewel
Helm Harlequin Crest Rainbow Facet Jewel
Gloves Chance Guards  N/A
Boots War Traveler  N/A
Belt Goldwrap  N/A
Ring 1 Beast Turn Ring  N/A
Ring 2 Fortuitous Ring of Fortune  N/A
Amulet Mara's Kaleidoscope  N/A
Charm 1 Annihilus  N/A
Charm 2 Shimmering small charm of balance  N/A
Charm 3 Shimmering small charm of vita  N/A
Charm 4 Shimmering small charm of good luck  N/A
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The Amazon build we use for the Lightning Fury Amazon implements Sunder Charms that negate the issue of enemies that are fully immune to Lightning damage. It makes them vulnerable to the element and your attacks, but it also makes you vulnerable to Lightning attacks.

To combat this, we also use items to increase our enemy lightning resistance as well as add some extra defense and boost our damage output. Below you can find the full spec sheet of all the gear we use for the most optimized Lightning Fury Amazon build for Diablo 2 Ladder Season 4.

Lightning Fury Amazon Gear and Sockets

Item Slot

Main Item 

Slotted Item(s)


Titan's Revenge


Weapon Swap

Call To Arms

Amn Rune, Ral Rune, Mal Rune, Ist Rune, Ohm Rune


Pheonix Monarch

Vex Rune, Vex Rune, Lo Rune, Jah Rune

Body Armor

Enigma Dusk Shroud

Jah Rune, Jah Rune, Ber Rune


Griffon's Eye



Bone Fist Chain Gloves



War Traveler





Ring 1

Rune Spiral Ring


Ring 2

Raven Frost Ring



Highlord's Wrath Amulet 


Charm 1

Annihilus Small Charm


Charm 2

Harpoonist's grand charm of Vita


Charm 3

Gheed's Fortune grand charm


Charm 4 onwards

Shimmering small charm of good luck


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The Necromancer is considered one of the overpowered classes in the game. With its fast-paced playstyle, it can overwhelm enemies in an onslaught of attacks, and using its ability to pump out incredible amounts of Poison, Fire, and Physical Area of Effect (AoE) Damage within a single Skill Rotation makes it almost impossible to fend off. Couple all this with the fact that it is dealing this damage over a wide area, while on the move, the Necromancer class is a monster evaporator.

That said, no class is perfect, and the Necromancer does suffer from being a difficult class to master with a steep learning curb. It's also quite weak early game, only coming into its own mid-late game, and it's not the best at dealing tons of damage on boss fights. However, we can set up the optimal build for the class to negate some of these issues and create a Necromancer that will be feared in D2R Ladder Season 4.

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The Paladin is a solid build for players looking to fight from the rear or who want to deal tons of radial and damage with high mobility and a fast-paced playstyle. When accompanied by the Fist of The Heavens build, it becomes a powerful class ideal for wiping out tons of enemies at once and raining constant damage on your enemies.

It does have some flaws, however, with the main one being that the class has a complicated set of skilled mechanics and a repetitive skill set. It also requires high APM to use, but there are way around these flaws which we'll discuss below.

The build we've chosen for the Paladin is the Fist of Heaven's Paladin, which focuses mainly on range casting and single-player sniping/farming. It does benefit from the Sunder Charms mechanism in the game, but thanks to its Holy Bolt ability it deals tons of magic damage, and any enemies that are immune to magic will likely be damaged either way because of the Holy attribute the attack has.

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The Druid is an excellent class to take into Ladder Season 4 as it sports a high damage output on either single targets or groups of enemies. It's also lauded for being an easy class to master and makes chaining abilities together fun and intuitive. However, it does have some downsides.

The Druid class has relatively low mobility, and its fast in-your-face style of play can leave you open to taking damage yourself if you aren't careful. However, there are workarounds to this, and those are what we'll be using in our pick for the best Druid build below, the Fissure Druid.  

Best Diablo 2 Resurrected Druid Build: Fissure Druid

The Fissure Druid takes fire damage and cranks it up to 11, with its Fissure and Armaggedon abilities that deal tons of damage over a wide AoE (Area of Effect), which can clear out a pack of enemies with ease. Its single target damage dealer, Firestorm, paired with abilities such as Molten Boulder and Volcano can be used while your other abilities are on cooldown, making you an unstoppable force of nature.

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