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Diablo 4 Class Tier List: Best Solo Builds

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

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, including the best solo builds to help you create the ultimate killing machine. There are five classes in Diablo 4, including the Barbarian, Sorcerer, Rogue, Necromancer, and Druid. So whether you prefer to bleed your enemies dry with a Barbarian or cast devastating spells with a Sorcerer, we've got you covered.

Note: This page has been updated for the Diablo 4 full release. While you're here, you might also like to read our spoiler-free Diablo 4 review, detailing every aspect of the game through to the endgame content.

Diablo 4 Tier List: Best Class For Solo Play

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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.

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

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. Furthermore, Hydra is one of the extremely popular and powerful spells to carry you in the late game, summoning multiple hydras to cut through your foes.

Necromancer: This class is extremely powerful, with the ability to summon various skeleton warriors or mages to fight on your behalf. These summons will cut through enemies like butter. Better still, you can use Corpse Explosion as foes fall around you. This makes for a very high damage class that scales well into the late game while having a very easy early game.

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. This an exceptionally fast and high DPS class that can deal massive critical damage in high succession at a decent range or close-up and personal. 


Barbarian: The Barbarian is a brute force warrior designed to run through hordes of enemies destroying all that is left in his wake. This class has a slower start than most, taking much longer to build up his damage in the early game. In the late game, though, the Barbarian shines easily able to dish out heaps of damage without slowing down.

D-tier Druid: The Druid is straight dogs**t. This is the worst class in the game by far, and if you want your leveling experience to take 3-5 times longer than normal, this is the class for you. The Druid is designed to test your patience, as it will take much longer to deal the required damage to defeat any world bosses. You can transform into a werewolf and a werebear, dealing no damage but looking cool. Druid can also be played at range with elemental spells that summon tornado storms that damage those around you. This is the lowest damage class by far; the best bet is to use Pulverise as a werebear.

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, in the section below, you can read more about each, including their strengths and weaknesses.

Barbarian Class

The Barbarian class in Diablo 4 offers a warrior-style playstyle with two main builds dominating the meta. 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, which is great for the Barbarian as you will always be looking to keep your stacks of Fury high.

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

This class is a slower starter than most in terms of damage, but in the late game, the Barbarian shines as it can spin through waves of enemies dealing massive damage while tanking a world of damage. 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 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 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. The Hydra, though, is what makes the Sorcerer shine, as you can summon multiple Hydras to deal huge damage to enemies on and off the screen with incredible range and fast ranged attacks.

Frost Bolt 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 extremely well on all levels and offers fantastic options for late-game scaling, especially with legendaries and stacking more and more Hydras.

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

The Necromancer class in Diablo 4 works 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 undead followers to deal damage on your behalf. You can summon Skeleton Warriors, Skeleton Mages, and the Golem. Noteworthy, these will require the corpses of enemies and can be customized according to damage or durability.


Corpse Explosion is another fantastic ability that will clear entire rooms of mobs simultaneously, leaving you with fresh corpses for more summons. 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 one of the most powerful classes in Diablo 4, contending only currently with the Sorcerer.

You might like to learn how to summon Golems in Diablo 4.

Druid Class

The Druid class is a low to medium-damage class that allows you to transform into a werebear and werewolf. These forms allow you to perform unique attacks in those specific forms. As a werewolf, you can dash around and through enemies dealing swift but average to low damage. As the werebear, you will be able to deal decent damage with Pulverize, but you won't be able to maintain this for long as you will consume your resources fairly quickly.


You can also summon wolves and ravens to your side to fight alongside you and other summons. As Druid, you can even be a spellcaster, summoning lightning storms and other mild elemental spells that will also deal medium to low damage. This multifaceted form is a jack of all trades but a master of none.

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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