Whether you’re a seasoned Diablo veteran or a newcomer to the franchise, this is a game that you won’t want to miss. Diablo IV is one of the most anticipated games of 2023. And fans will soon have the opportunity to play the Open Beta. If you wish to know how each class plays in this game, here’s the perfect Diablo IV Beta Class Guide for you!

In Diablo IV, players will embark on an epic journey across a dark and foreboding world.  The game’s vast and immersive world will challenge even the most skilled of warriors.

Diablo IV Beta Class Guide: How many Classes are there?

Diablo IV Beta Class Guide
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The Diablo IV Beta will include all five classes:

  • Barbarian
  • Sorceress
  • Rogue
  • Druid
  • Necromancer

This guide will discuss the distinct damage types, specific playstyles, stats and attributes, and Unique Class Mechanics for each of the five classes in Diablo IV Beta.

NOTE: The first Beta (the one you get to play for pre-ordering), will only give you access to Barbarian, Rogue, and Sorceress. The second Beta will allow players to test all 5.

1. Barbarian

Here’s everything you need to know about the Barbarian class in Diablo IV Beta.

  • Play Style
    • Melee-range combat with both offensive and defensive moves.
    • Relies on raw strength to deal damage as a Physical Damage oriented Class.
  • Unique Class Mechanic
    • Arsenal System: Allows Barbarians to equip and switch between four different Weapons – Main Hand, Off-Hand, Bludgeoning, and Slashing Weapons.
    • Each Weapon type has its own Expertise stat, which levels up based on usage
  • Best Weapon Type for Specific Skills:
    • Bash: Well-suited to using a Bludgeoning Weapon to stun and heavily damage targets
  • Stat Investment:
    • Strength: Boosts damage
    • Willpower: Improves Fury regeneration
    • Dexterity: Increases critical hit chances
    • Prioritizing these Stats will greatly benefit the Barbarian Class’s offensive and defensive capabilities.

If you prefer using a variety of melee Weapons to defeat enemies and Bosses, the Barbarian Class is the perfect fit for you.

2. Sorceress

Here’s everything you need to know about the Sorceress class in Diablo IV Beta.

  • Play Style
    • Sorceress as a high-risk, high-reward class.
    • Elemental damage with Fire, Cold, and Lightning Spells.
    • Weakness in defense due to fragility.
  • Spell Types and Their Effects
    • Fire Spells: Inflict damage over time and synergize well with the Burning status effect
    • Cold Spells: Crowd control abilities that freeze or chill enemies, useful against boss fights
    • Lightning Spells: Well-balanced in damage and control, with some abilities that replenish Mana
  • Recommended Stats Allocation
    • Intelligence: Boosts damage of Spells
    • Dexterity: Increases Mana recovery
    • Willpower: Improves critical chance
  • Unique Class Mechanic: Enchantment System
    • Changes how a Skill works, with dedicated Enchantment slots
    • Placing a Skill in an Enchantment slot transforms it into a secondary passive bonus
    • Example: Meteor can blast multiple targets with heavy Fire Damage and set the ground on fire

The Sorceress Class is ideal for those who want to cast powerful elemental magic from any distance that impairs targets and deals significant damage.

3. Rogue


Here’s everything you need to know about the Rogue class in Diablo IV Beta.

  • Play Style
    • The Rogue is a versatile assassin that prioritizes speed and positioning to gain an advantage in battle.
    • They can switch between melee and ranged weapons, allowing them to adapt quickly to different combat situations
  • Unique Class Mechanic:
    • The Rogue has Talent Specializations divided into Combo Points, Inner Sight, and Preparation, each with its own questline.
  • Stats:
    • Dexterity boosts Skill Damage and improves dodge ability, Strength enhances Energy regeneration rate, and Intelligence improves crit chance and resistance.
  • Best Weapon Types:
    • Rogues can use both melees and ranged weapons such as daggers, swords, and bows, making them extremely versatile.

Consider playing as the Rogue if you want a fast Class dealing Physical Damage with melee and ranged Weapons and enjoy shifting positions quickly in Combat.

4. Druid

Here’s everything you need to know about the Druid class in Diablo IV Beta.

  • Play Style:
    • The Druid is a shapeshifter who can transform into a Werebear and Werewolf to gain increased strength and speed, respectively.
    • They are also adept at using Earth and Storm spells to disable enemies while dealing damage.
  • Stats:
    • Not much information is currently available about the Druid’s stats.
  • Unique Class Mechanic:
    • The Druid’s Unique Class Mechanic involves acquiring special loot and offering it to spirit animals to gain passive bonuses.
    • Each spirit type offers up to 6 offensive and defensive passive effects.
  • Companions:
    • The Druid has companions that automatically attack on their behalf.
    • They also have active skills to deal damage on certain targets.

Choose Druid Class if you want to try different playstyles that involve transforming and using elemental abilities.

5. Necromancer

Here’s everything you need to know about the last class of Diablo IV Beta, Necromancer.

  • Class Overview:
    • The Necromancer is a powerful summoner that can resurrect corpses to fight alongside them.
    • They have access to a variety of weapons, including unique scythes, and rely on two resources: Essence and Corpses.
  • Playstyles:
    • The Necromancer has 4 distinct playstyles: Bone, Darkness, Blood, and The Army.
    • Bone Skills deal Physical Damage while consuming Essence, Darkness specializes in damage over time.
    • Blood allows the Necromancer to become a vampire and restore their own life, and The Army lets you summon skeletons and golems.
  • Unique Class Mechanic:
    • The Necromancer’s unique class mechanic is the Book of the Dead, which lets them customize their undead armies.
    • Skeletons can become Skirmishers or Defenders, and sacrificing a minion can grant permanent buffs to your build.
  • Weapon Types:
    • Necromancers can wield a variety of weapons, including swords, daggers, and wands, but they specialize in scythes, which only they can use.

Necromancer is the ideal class for summoning armies of corpses to effectively destroy enemies.


Diablo IV Beta Class Guide
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And that’s everything you need to know about Diablo IV’s Beta Class Guide. Which class are you choosing? Do let us know in the comments down below!

Sources: Blizzard Entertainment

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