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Diablo 4 Class Tier List: Best Solo Builds In Server Slam

Discover the most powerful and highest damage classes in Diablo 4, including tips to decide between Sorceress, Barbarian, Necromancer, Druid, and Rogue.
Diablo 4 Class Tier List: Best Solo Builds In Server Slam

Are you ready to dominate the demonic forces of Diablo 4? You better be! -- But before you embark on your journey through Sanctuary, it's worth noting that choosing the right class can make all the difference to your gameplay experience. So where should you begin? This guide will provide a tier list of the best classes in Diablo 4 Server SLam test, including the best solo builds to help you create the ultimate killing machine.

There are five classes to choose from in Diablo 4, including the Barbarian, Sorcerer, Rogue, Necromancer, and Druid (the latter two are unavailable in the beta), each comprising a unique playstyle. As a result, there's something for every type of player. So whether you prefer to bleed your enemies dry with a Barbarian or cast devastating spells with a Sorcerer, we've got you covered.

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Diablo 4 Tier List: Best Class For Solo Play In Server Slam

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Here is our tier list, ranking every class in Diablo 4 from best to worst. (Picture: Blizzard)

While there's no "right or wrong" class in Diablo 4, choosing the one that best suits your playstyle is probably the best strategy. While that might be highly subjective, tailoring your class builds to the current meta is still imperative to maximize your damage output and ensure you can perform some efficient high-level farming. That being said, given their inherent strengths and weaknesses, some classes will feel stronger than others in specific circumstances.

Below is a table ranking each Diablo 4 class from best to worst. Again, we must emphasize that there is no "right or wrong" class and that you should choose the class with which you feel most comfortable playing. Follow the link of each class to learn more about the best build for it in Diablo 4.

Tier Rank Class
S-tier Sorcerer: This class seems to have a lot of potential in solo play, demonstrating high burst damage, good sustain, and crowd control. The Sorcerer class in Diablo 4 also offers solid tankiness with the Ice Armor ability and good mobility, with various spells that can be effective in multiple scenarios.
Necromancer: Although limited information is available about the Necromancer class in Diablo 4, it is expected to be strong with the potential for mass summoning, which you can customize to either do more damage or better withstand enemy attacks.
A-tier RogueThe Rogue class in Diablo 4 has two separate playstyles: one focused on melee with imbuements and AOE, and the other focused on ranged attacks. It has good offensive potential but lacks defensive options.
Druid: Although limited information is available about the Druid class in Diablo 4, it appears to be a unique class with a mix of Earth and Storm magic, as well as melee and ranged options. It has good defensive abilities, but its mobility might concern some players.
B-tier Barbarian: This class has good defensive abilities and a lot of bleed damage, but it requires being in the middle of the fight to deal damage and is limited by physical damage.

What Is The Best Class To Choose In Diablo 4?

If you're still struggling to decide which class you should pick in Diablo 4, you can read more about each, including their strengths and weaknesses, in the section below.

Barbarian Class

The Barbarian class in Diablo 4 offers a warrior-style playstyle with two main builds dominating the beta. The first build is the "spin to win" whirlwind-focussed build, while the second is the bleed-focussed build that features stacking bleed damage over time. However, being a pure melee class, most of the Barbarian's damage is physical and requires players to be in the middle of the action. As a result, the class may struggle against enemies that are immune or resistant to physical damage.

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The Barbarian class in Diablo 4 is recommended for beginners. (Picture: Blizzard)

This class also has some mobility setbacks, but it offers players four weapon slots, each of which can be equipped with a Legendary item. Better still, payers can switch between the four weapons with the Arsenal system to capitalize on each unique Legendary effect. For this reason, we highly recommend the Barbarian class for new players. Despite its setbacks, the Barbarian is a strong class with good potential for growth, especially with the ability to equip four Legendary items.

Sorcerer Class

The Sorcerer class in Diablo 4 is perfect for players who enjoy casting elemental spells. These charms are grouped into one of four categories: Fire, Lightning, and Ice. Each category is unique and powerful, with Fire spells applying burn effects to deal damage over time, Lightning spells dealing massive AOE damage, and Ice spells applying stuns and slows. The best part is that each spell synergizes well with another. That being said, the Sorcerer class is not naturally very durable; however, players can use Ice Armor to withstand enemy attacks while increasing mana regeneration.

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The Sorcerer is a great class in Diablo 4 for those who love dealing AOE damage. (Picture: Blizzard)

One of the main offensive spells for Sorcerers is a chained lightning attack, which bounces between enemies, dealing loads of damage. There's also Hydra, which is arguably the best single-target spell, and Frost Bolt, which does solid damage and applies chilled and frozen effects to enemies as players hit them repeatedly. While these spells are fantastic for farming and clearing large enemy mobs, using your mana sparingly is wise. Overall, the Sorcerer class performs quite well in the early levels of the game and offers fantastic options for late-game scaling.

Rogue Class

The Rogue class in Diablo 4 features two different builds. The first is a melee-focused build that includes imbuements and AOE abilities. The other is a range-focused bow build that provides some distance between enemies while still dealing massive damage. The bow playstyle has a lot of customizability and seems stronger before considering Legendary effects versus the melee playstyle, which does less damage in the early game. Regardless, both playstyles can be highly effective in their own right.

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The Rogue class is great for players who want a versatile but powerful class. (Picture: Blizzard)

It's worth noting that the melee build can scale into the late game if properly optimized. Specifically, there is a fun build based around twisting blades that involves hitting enemies with daggers that fly back out of them after a brief time, damaging all units in the path. Players can also build the Rogue class around traps and imbuements. While the Rogue class in Diablo 4 is extremely mobile, it's not very tanky and appears best suited to players who prefer fighting from a distance. However, it still offers some flexibility for those who like close combat.

Necromancer Class

This class will only become available when Diablo 4 is fully released on 6 June.

The Necromancer class in Diablo 4 will likely work similarly to the previous title entry, except for four supposed playstyles for the class. The first is mass summoning, which involves creating an army of followers to deal damage on your behalf. Noteworthy, these will require the skeletons of enemies and can be customized according to damage or durability. The second is bone skills, which are physical damage and include some defensive options for melee. The third is blood skills, which are focused on lifesteal and healing. And the fourth is darkness, which involves applying damage over time effects from a distance. Ultimately, the Necromancer is expected to be the most well-rounded class in Diablo 4.

Druid Class

This class will only become available when Diablo 4 is fully released on 6 June.

The Druid class in Diablo 4 is mostly melee-based but also appears to have some ranged spell-casting options, which are a mix between Earth and Storm magic. The Earth spells focus on defense and closer-range damage, while the Storm spells focus on knockbacks and AOE damage. The Druid class can also transform into either a Werewolf or a Werebear, with the Werewolf attacks being more focused on high attack speed melee hits and the Werebear being more focused on singular, larger hits and a bit of tankiness.

Beyond these unique features of the Druid class in Diablo 4 is the "crushing blow" mechanic, which allows skills to have different abilities to proc crushing blow. When this procs, it damages an enemy for a percentage of its total life, which can be incredibly powerful, especially against late-game enemies with massive health pools. The only caveat is its movement, although the rest of the features make it a worthwhile compromise, making the Druid a strong, well-rounded class in Diablo 4.

Ultimately, all the classes in Diablo 4 are relatively well-balanced and offer a different gameplay experience. However, the classes have several unique strengths and weaknesses you can capitalize on in different situations. In this regard, you'd be better off selecting the class that best resonates with your play style.

And that's everything you need to know about the best classes in Diablo 4. We hope this guide has helped! In addition, we want to thank the YouTube channel RageGamingVideos for providing valuable insights and tips in their video discussing each class in the game, which greatly informed the content of this guide. We highly recommend subscribing to their channel if you're looking for more in-depth information on Diablo 4 and other games. Otherwise, watch the video embedded below for more details.


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