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What Classes Can You Pick in Diablo 4?

Blizzard’s newest entry in the Diablo franchise, Diablo 4, is just around the corner, and you might be wondering which class to choose when you jump in.

Don’t worry as our quick and easy guide will let you figure out exactly what character you want to pick.

How Many Classes Are There in Diablo 4?

Diablo 4 has a total of 5 classes to choose from. These are:

Each brings a unique playstyle with its mechanics and quirks, making no particular class better than another. In addition, each class is not gender-locked.

To learn more about each one, keep reading!

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Rogues in Diablo 4 are nimble and can dash between targets swiftly. They use a combination of both a dagger and arrows to deal close and far-range damage. You can view this class as a crossover between Diablo 2’s Amazon and Diablo 3’s Demon Hunter.


  • A hybrid class that can use both melee and ranged attacks
  • Jack of all trades
  • Deals tons of single-target damage
  • Imbuement system that can enhance your weapons with poison, ice or shadow


  • High learning curve
  • Struggle with crowd control
  • Very specific builds


The Barbarian is a clear choice to pick if you want a melee-focused close-quarters combat class in Diablo 4. You’ll have mountains of health to tank even the strongest of foes, just know that there are no ranged attacks and you will be quite weak in the beginning.


  • Tank large amounts of damage
  • Weapon Arsenal mechanic (swap between weapons)


  • Close-range combat only
  • Low damage output, especially if you play solo


The Necromancer is the fan favorite of the series and one that can allow you to become commander of the dead. This is the safest play style in Diablo 4 as you can play passively behind the minions you summon in battle.


  • Unleash an undead army to do your bidding
  • Corpse Explosion is a godsend.


  • Extremely squishy, so keep your distance


The Sorceror is the glass cannon class of Diablo 4. The Sorcerer can deal massive amounts of elemental damage and zip around with teleport but suffers from a small health pool. You can branch out into ice, lightning, or fire elements, each with its own unique skill path.


  • Unparalleled range
  • Passively regenerates mana


  • The lowest amount of health
  • Mana hungry
  • Mobility concerns aside from teleport


If you have ever wanted to transform into a werewolf or a bear, you can with the Druid in Diablo 4. You will have the option to opt into a shapeshifting master or focus on skills to debuff enemies and buff your party members.


  • You get two wolf companions
  • Only shapeshifting class
  • Best class for buffs


  • Cool downs are extremely high

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