Who Is The Best Diablo 3 Class?
There is no true best class for Diablo 3, but that doesn't mean you can't find the best Diablo 3 class to suit your play style.
Maybe you want to play the best PvE class or maybe PvP is more scene. You might want to use spells to slaughter the minions of hell or summon your own minions to do your bidding or maybe you prefer a durable melee fighter?
Regardless of your preferences and play style there is a best Diablo 3 class to suit your needs. Discover them on this page and vote for your favourite in our poll below. Graphics and information on this page is sourced from the Diablo 3 Game Guide.
The Best Diablo 3 Class? - Vote For The Best Diablo 3 Class Below!
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Barbarian - Is The Barbarian The Best Diablo 3 Class?
The Barbarian is a savage melee fighter that is capable of taking a fair amount of punishment on the battlefield. The Barbarian is capable of dishing out lots of damage both to single targets and to multiple enemies. You can do this either by dual wielding or using a massive two handed weapon to crush your enemies.
The Barbarian uses the Fury resource system which increases when you deal damage and receive it. This Fury can be spent on your active skills which are split into Fury Generators, Fury Spenders and Situational abilities. You are able to use unique weapons including Mighty Belts, Mighty One-Handed Weapons & Mighty Two-Handed Weapons. Other key features of the Barbarian include melee mastery, brutal attacks, shouts and taking hits.
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You'll Like The Barbarian If You Like....
- Melee focused classes.
- Crushing your enemies with massive weapons and brute force.
- High defences and resistances.
- The Barbarian from Diablo 2.
Barbarian Video Overview
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Demon Hunter - Is The Demon Hunter The Best Diablo 3 Class?
The Demon Hunter is a ranged class that prefers to stick to the shadows, using various traps and battle tactics to take down the demons from hell. The Demon Hunter is capable of slowing and disabling enemies and also has the ability to dual wield small hand crossbows as opposed to massive two-handed versions.
The Demon Hunter uses a dual resource system (hatred/discipline). Discipline is a slow regenerating resource that the Demon Hunter uses for defensive abilities, such as laying traps, dodging attacks and tumbling around the battlefield. Hatred is a much faster regenerating resource and is used for offensive abilities to increase damage output against hell's minions. The Demon Hunter's skills are split up into Discipline, Hatred Generator and Hatred Spender. You are capable of equipping unique weapons such as Cloaks, Hand Crossbows and Quivers. Other key features of the Demon Hunter include ranged weaponry, traps, shadow magic and battle tactics.
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You'll Like The Demon Hunter If You Like....
- Playing a ranged class.
- Using traps and tactics against your enemies.
- Managing more than one resource.
- A fast paced and agile style of combat.
Demon Hunter Video Overview
Monk - Is The Monk The Best Diablo 3 Class?
The monk is a melee fighter focusing on speed and agility on the battlefield, quickly striking his enemies and dashing between them. The Monk can also buff his allies using his mantras. Monks are heavily reliant on using combinations of their skills for maximum effectiveness.
The Monk uses the spirit resource which is slow regenerating but can be generated quickly through the use of basic attacks and completing various Monk skill combos. The Monk's skills are split into Spirit Generators (simple attacks), Spirit Spenders (more powerful attacks) and Mantras (active/passive effects to buff the Monk and his party). Monks can equip many special deadly weapons including Daibos, Fist Weapons and Spirit Stones (helm). Other key features of the Monk include spiritual power, combos, mantras, speed and mobility.
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You'll Like The Monk If You Like....
- Melee orientated classes.
- Being fast and agile.
- Creating combos with your skills.
- Buffing your allies and yourself depending on the situation.
Monk Video Overview
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Witch Doctor - Is The Witch Doctor The Best Diablo 3 Class?
The Witch Doctor is similar to the Necromancer from Diablo 2. He relies on a potent mix of summoning minions and using various offensive spells to take out the demons of hell. The Witch Doctor is also capable of hexes, poisons and cursing his enemies.
The Witch Doctor uses the mana resource which is a massively deep resource but is slow regenerating, this requires the Witch Doctor to think carefully about his mana expenditure. The skills of the Witch Doctor are split between Physical Realm (offensive damaging skills), Spirit Realm (Hexes and curses to weaken your enemies) and Command (summoning related). The Witch Doctor is the only class capable of equipping items such as Mojos, Ceremonial Knives and Voodoo Masks. Other key features of the Witch Doctor include pets, destructive magic, battlefield control, curses and hexes.
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You'll Like The Witch Doctor If You Like....
- The Necromancer from Diablo 2.
- Summoning minions
- Weakening your enemies with spells and hexes.
Witch Doctor Video Overview
Wizard - Is The Wizard The Best Diablo 3 Class?
The Wizard is similar to the Sorceress from Diablo 2, relying on the power of the elements and long-range abilities to force the demons of hell back to the depths.
The Wizard uses the fast regenerating Arcane Power resource, which allows you to constantly use your basic and less potent spells. But still allows you to unleash massive amounts of energy when required. The skills of the Wizard are split into Signature (simple spells that are cheap/free to cast), Offensive and Utility (Teleport, Slow Time & Armor buffs). The Wizard uses various unique equipment including wands, orbs and wizard hats.
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You'll Like The Wizard If You Like....
- Commanding the elements & using spells to destroy your enemies.
- Using a fast regenerating resource, making for lots of fun and action.
- Having great utility such as Teleport and Slow Time.
- The Sorceress from Diablo 2.
Wizard Video Overview
Great Diablo 3 Resources
- The Official Diablo 3 Website
The home of Diablo 3 news and information (US region).
- Darkness Falls. Heroes Rise
The new launch site available for the game, unlock unique content and learn more about your favourite Diablo 3 class.
Diablo Fans is one of the most popular places to discuss Diablo 3.
- Diablo: IncGamers
Stay up to date on all Diablo 3 news with IncGamers.
- Dozens of Games Like Diablo 3 - GamesLikeFinder.com
A great collection of alternatives to Diablo 3 for Diablo fans to enjoy.
- Diablo - Facebook
The Diablo Facebook Page is a great way to stay updated with everything related to the world of Diablo.
- Diablo 3 Classes: The Best Diablo 3 Class
Learn more about the different Diablo 3 classes, vote for your favourite and watch all the class spotlights in one place.
- Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Review
A review for the expansion pack for Diablo 3, Reaper of Souls.
What Do You Think Of Diablo 3? - Who Is The Best Diablo 3 Class To You?
Rohit on October 10, 2017:
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wwwxyz on January 29, 2013:
I like playing demon hunter coz it got high DPS
Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on August 20, 2012:
Yeah, I'm pretty addicted. I like playing them all as I think each has their strengths and weaknesses. I feel that the Barbarian is able to withstand the most damage though. It would be nice to have really strong other characters (working on that) that could stand back and blast the big guys versus having to go sword to body with the Barbarian all the time. Blessings! :)
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VaBeachMatthew on July 05, 2012:
I like playing my Monk because of his healing abilities... ;)
anonymous on June 29, 2012:
@anonymous: yes, you are.
i'm a wizard and i never died in a boss battle and i never used potions
just transform and kill the boss with in 1min.
jennsanchez739 on June 22, 2012:
Awesome lens addicted for sure to the monk
nicole-young on June 09, 2012:
Great lens. I am in love with Diablo 3!
Bob Zau on June 09, 2012:
anonymous on June 04, 2012:
Great lens nice work
anonymous on June 02, 2012:
Great lens. It helped me a lot.
aSwellGuy on May 31, 2012:
Barbarian, although I'm stuck on Act 1 Inferno.
peoplesearcheng on May 29, 2012:
I like the hunter, but the wizard looks like so much fun. I am not a big fan of Diablo, but this one looks really great. I will buy it soon and start playing it.
Ufunk79 on May 24, 2012:
anonymous on May 24, 2012:
not yet, but see how we go.
anonymous on May 23, 2012:
It seems that the wizard is mainly for mobs but the monk is more for bosses. Am I wrong on this?
chad-stiles on May 22, 2012:
Cool lens. I like the Wizard right now, but I have yet to try out the other classes.
anonymous on May 21, 2012:
the barbarian looks okay but i haven't played yet so i don't know
anonymous on May 19, 2012:
Sorceress from Diablo 2 was op so i would believe the wizard in 3 would be the same way... my best guess would be wizard over any other character
volrath-nje on May 18, 2012:
I love playing the Wizard so far (only level 8 atm). Thinks to your tips page. I'll give it anod on my lens.
Diablo3fAN on May 16, 2012:
I started playing with the Demon Hunter.. and i have to say it rocks : )
anonymous on May 16, 2012:
Wizard huge AOE can be a bit squishy but there spells destroy mobs do tons of dps to bosses.
anonymous on May 16, 2012:
Wizards and Demon Hunters FTW
anonymous on May 01, 2012:
I loved your lens. I am one of the rare female gamers on squidoo. I plan on playing D3 when it comes out. I have never played any of the Diablo games as I mainly played eq2 and rift. Great Lens >Blessed
anonymous on April 28, 2012:
Diablo3Guy on April 28, 2012:
I'll try the Demon Hunter first, it looks so cool
Andrew Po on April 15, 2012:
Clearly the Wizard is the best class, nothing beats nuking the hell out of your enemies without them even getting close.
anonymous on April 14, 2012:
Count me in with the crowd! :)
razorcool on March 30, 2012:
Barbarian all the way! Really enjoy melee hack and slash :)
Might consider DH as an alt.
ThePerfectPresent on March 27, 2012:
I plan on trying wizard first, then maybe necro.
djeby on March 07, 2012:
Already prepaid for it. :D Hope it releases soon.
djeby on March 07, 2012:
Like everyone else.
delamorta on February 15, 2012:
Can't wait for D3!!
lavetapooser on February 14, 2012:
awesome, cant wait to start playing
jdshort75 on February 13, 2012:
ive been playing around with the char builder on the D3 website and so far, im going to have to say, it looks like when i grab up this game my first char is going to have to be the monk....theres nothing like mind numbing damage output and the ability to self heal to keep delivering said mind numbing damage again and again and again.....;-}
firas_ad on December 30, 2011:
Useful info for all Diablo players , thank you .
Sfthomas on December 28, 2011:
Monk seems like fun. Those types in games always appealed to me, especially with fist weapons, and being able to heal yourself and others? Perfect!
anonymous on December 26, 2011:
Can't wait for Diablo III, i've been playing Diablo 2 and LoD since they came out!
ImmatureEntrepr on December 25, 2011:
Very cool lens with useful info! Squid Angel blessed.