Diablo 4: Which class is right for you in Season 1?

Diablo 4 Classes guideBlizzard Entertainment, Dexerto

When set out on your journey of Season 1 of Diablo 4, these are classes that you will need to master to bring the Daughter of Hatred, Lilith, to an end once and for all.

The hugely-anticipated Diablo 4 is now out for all to play, and it’s safe to say the excitement has been at an all-time high for the dungeon crawler. Every time there’s a new game in the franchise, a lot of interest is placed in which classes make an appearance. This is no different.

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There are five returning playable classes in Diablo 4 but not all will suit your playstyle. Whether you like to blast your enemies with spells or arrows, get up close and personal, let your minions do the work, or shapeshift into something terrifying, Diablo 4 has a character class for you in Season 1 of the game.

Stay a while around the fire and listen, and let’s take a look at all of the current Diablo 4 classes, as well as what we know about their involvement in bringing down Lilith.

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Diablo 4 Necromancer key artBlizzard
The Necromancer completes the five launch classes for Diablo 4.

How many classes are there in Diablo 4?

There will be five classes available when the game releases on June 6, 2023.

Importantly, while you’ll only be able to pick from these five at launch, that doesn’t mean more classes won’t be released.

In Diablo 2, the Assassin and Druid joined the fray as part of the Lord of Destruction expansion, and Diablo 3 added the Crusader as part of Reaper of Souls.

The Necromancer also made a reappearance in Diablo 3 in the purchasable bundle, Rise of the Necromancer.

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Players will be able to choose from:

  • Barbarian
  • Druid
  • Necromancer
  • Rogue
  • Sorceress

It’s worth noting that none of the classes in Diablo 4 are gender locked, so players will be able to fully customize their character.

All Diablo 4 Classes


Diablo 4 BarbarianBlizzard Entertainment
The fearsome Barbarian is back to slay the hordes of hell yet again.

Entering the Diablo games in the unofficial expansion to Diablo 1, the tanky Barbarian returns for Diablo 4. Perfect for those with an aggressive playstyle, the Barbarian is a master of double-handed weapons.

If you’re the sort of player who likes to run into combat and bash everything in sight, then the Barbarian is perfect for you. With access to plenty of AoE ground-shaking attacks, hordes of enemies will stand no chance against the raw strength of a Barbarian.

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Combining their fearsome tools with ability-enhancing war cries and buffs, they’ll be on the front lines of the fight against Lilith.


Diablo 4 DruidBlizzard Entertainment
Bending nature to his whim, the Druid is a one-man army.

Making their first reappearance since the Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction expansion, the Druid returns with their menagerie of animal companions.

Alongside fighting with beasts, the Druid can transform themselves into a viscous werewolf or a towering bear, making short work of any foes in their path. So if you’re feeling some cool and ferocious shape-shifting action, the Druid will be your jam.

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With a design that allows you to focus on summoning creatures or wielding elemental skills, the Druid is the happy medium between ranged aggressive play and front-line fighting.


Diablo 4 Necromancer cinematicBlizzard
The Necromancer returns in Diablo 4

Cunning summoners capable of wielding the power of death magic, Necromancers can conjure hordes of undead to wreak havoc upon their victims.

Their Essence flows into three powerful bastions of Bone, Blood, or Shadow that all play a key role in a Necromancer’s extremely deadly arsenal. The Necro can mix it up in close-quarters combat, but it’s often more fun to play a supporting role while your minions cut down your enemies. If this sounds like your idea of a good time, then select the Necromancer.

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This class certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, but anyone looking to wield dark forbidden power should definitely consider creating one.


Diablo 4 RogueBlizzard Entertainment
After a long time on the bench, the Rogue has returned to lend their skills to the battle for Sanctuary.

While the Rogue hasn’t been seen in-game since the original Diablo, their playstyle is similar to that of Diablo 2’s Assassin and Amazon classes or Diablo 3’s Demon Hunter. The Rogue is for those who favor dexterity over brute force and magic. 

Utilizing the bow as their primary weapon, alongside a collection of deadly knives and trap equipment, the Rogue is an agile warrior. That’s perfect for dealing huge amounts of damage from afar and being able to get out without a scratch.

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Diablo 4 SorceressBlizzard Entertainment
The Sorcerer has returned to Diablo 4, and they look as spectacular as ever.

Back to sling spells and take names, the Sorcerer/Sorceress (or their sister class the Wizard) has appeared in every Diablo game in some form.

In Diablo 4 the Sorcerer is the master of elements, commanding lightning bolts from the sky and even raining down meteors on their foes.

A glass cannon that struggles with close-quarter combat, the Sorcerer thrives when dishing out damage from a distance. If blasting your enemies with powerful spells before they can get near you is your preferred playstyle, then the Sorcerer will be ideal. 

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Classes missing from Diablo 4

Witcher Doctor DiabloBlizzard Entertainment
The Witcher Doctor is one of the missing classes not available at Diablo 4’s launch.

As shown above, Diablo 4 is launching with five classes total. That said, there are plenty of others that Blizzard could add in the future through DLC. Throughout Diablo’s previous titles, there have been nine other classes that are missing from Diablo 4 and longtime fans will be hoping some will be arriving in the not-too-distant future.

You can check out the full list of missing classes below:

  • Amazon – (Diablo 2) Powerful warriors that are masters of hand-to-hand combat, they’re adept at using bows, javelins, and spears.
  • Warrior – (Diablo 1) Trained in all of the weapons of war, Warriors are powerful fighters that are also capable of repairing gear & armor.
  • Paladin – (Diablo 2) A melee-orientated warrior who uses auras and holy magic to boost their strength and cripple foes.
  • Demon Hunter – (Diablo 3, Immortal) Capable of dual-wielding crossbows, launching explosives, placing traps, and casting shadow magic, the Demon Hunter is a combination of the Assassin and Amazon.
  • Crusader – (Diablo 3, Immortal) An offshoot of the Paladin, the Crusader is a hybrid caster that can also make use of melee, wielding a flail or sword and a shield.
  • Assassin – (Diablo 2) Masters of martial arts, Assassins use their claw weapon to tear foes apart with ease.
  • Monk – (Diablo 3, Immortal) Monks are disciplined fighters with agile offense and impressive defensive skills, meaning they’re extremely versatile in combat.
  • Witch Doctor – (Diablo 3) Witch Doctors channel the powers of Voodoo to summon spirits and creatures to attack foes and do their bidding.
  • Wizard – (Diablo 3, Immortal) Similar to the Sorcerer, Wizards make use of elemental magic to damage their enemies with powerful spells.
  • Bard – (Diablo 1: Hellfire Expansion) The Bard was a class added in the unofficial Hellfire Expansion of Diablo 1. As that content was unofficial the Bard is likely uncanon. However, Blizzard officially introduced the other Hellfire character, the Barbarian in Diablo 2, so never say never.
  • Blood Knight – (Diablo Immortal) A vampiric class currently exclusive to Diablo Immortal (for now). The first new Diablo class since the Diablo 3 Crusader DLC in 2014.

While the Wizard class is unlikely to appear as they are interchangeable with the Sorcerer, others might. However, we expect that the Amazon, Assassin, and Demon Hunter classes could be incorporated into the Rogue class in Diablo 4, rather than return as individual classes. The same could also be said of the Warrior class and the returning Barbarian.

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Although this means that either the Paladin or Crusader could return, as well as the Witch Doctor and Monk classes.

That’s everything we know about Diablo 4’s playable classes. Looking to pick up some tricks in advance? We’ve got a list of class guides for Diablo 2 Resurrected right here:

Diablo 2: Best builds for Amazon in ResurrectedDiablo 2: Best builds for Barbarian in Resurrected | Diablo 2 Druid: Best builds for ResurrectedDiablo 2 Sorceress: Best builds for Resurrected

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