Diablo Immortal Class Tier List - The Best and Worst Classes in the Game
Diablo Immortal is launching very soon—this June 2nd, to be exact—and veteran players can expect to find lots of familiar elements such as a variety of levels jam-packed to the brim with countless different enemies types; the same progression system revolving around leveling up, unlocking skills, and continuously obtaining better pieces of gear, and a plethora of epic bosses and memorable encounters across epic landscapes and locations.
From everything we’ve seen so far, Diablo Immortal is shaping up to be one hell of a game, pun intended. However, one of the things that most fans will instantly recognize in this game is the fact that the six playable classes are actually returning from previous games. As such, many veterans from the previous Diablo games might actually have an idea of what to expect from the different classes in Diablo Immortal. Regardless, for those who are new, we’ve created this tier list where we organize the classes in this game from worst to best, so that newer players can learn what they’re all about, and hopefully be able to choose which class to play as in anticipation of the game’s launch.
Diablo Immortal Class Tier List
Keep in mind that, when we say “worst” classes, we don’t mean that they are unplayable or unviable; it’s far from it, actually. Nevertheless, while all classes in Diablo Immortal are viable, there are some that might have an easier time with the content than others. Regardless, we strongly suggest picking the class that appeals to you the most, while ignoring any meta game shenanigans that the minmaxers will inevitably start posting online. While there definitely is a time and place for optimizing builds, this is by no means necessary for completing all of the challenges in this game.
With that being said, let’s go ahead and rank the Diablo Immortal classes, starting with the ones that are the weakest, in our opinion.
Wizard – F Rank
In a game where most classes can be kitted to singlehandedly eradicate even the largest crowds of enemies, the fact that the Wizard can do it with a bit more ease does nothing to address their biggest shortcoming: their meager defenses.
Yes, it’s true that Wizards can absolutely decimate all but the toughest boss enemies. However, they do so by putting themselves at great risk, particularly because they are very fragile. As such, this class can be very tricky to play, especially when soloing the difficult content. This is in contrast with classes like the Barbarian or Crusader that, while not offering nearly as much damage, can easily survive even when surrounded by tons of enemies, thanks to their superior defenses.
The Wizard class in Diablo Immortal is suggested for the most experienced players that are familiar with the flow of combat; that are aware of the tougher enemies’ movesets and how to avoid their most dangerous attacks, and that have ease stringing together spells to easily destroy their adversaries in a heartbeat.
Monk – E Rank
The Monk is one of the best classes in this game, hands down. They have everything they could ever need to stay safe, while keeping the pressure on the enemy at all times. Furthermore, they have a nice balance between strong single-target attacks, and AoE burst damage for dealing with both bosses and groups of weaker enemies alike. And this is without mentioning that they can also provide valuable buffs to their party when adventuring alongside other players.
The only negative about the Monk is that their survival is highly reliant on the player’s ability to move and actively evade attacks, which makes it another class that is better if you’re a veteran in this game. However, don’t let it stop you if you’re new and want to start with the Monk; you’ll simply have to learn to avoid and stay safe as you go.
Demon Hunter – D Rank
The Demon Hunter gets a D rank—as in “D”, for Demon Hunter. You can laugh now.
Bad jokes aside, Demon Hunters excel at one thing and one thing only, completely destroying bosses and elite enemies with their massive burst damage. And though they do have some AoE potential, this is far from being their strong point. Because of this, they might lag behind a bit when it comes to clearing groups, which is expected since this isn’t their specialty.
Other than that, Demon Hunters can be just as fragile as Monks, so the player needs to learn how to move and avoid in order to survive. Furthermore, Demon Hunters are somewhat of one-trick ponies, and their play style lacks variety and could get boring if you’re not completely hooked by it early on.
Crusader – C Rank
The first of the “easy” classes on this list, second only to the Barbarian. This is because both of these classes have high defense and large HP pools, which allow a large margin for mistakes, making them ideal choices for newcomers.
In particular, the Crusader wields holy powers and uses them to empower themselves, their parties, and to imbue their own attacks with the power to smite their foes. This dominion over the light gives them superior AoE capabilities, at the expense of their single-target capabilities. Moreover, they also boast impressive defensive abilities, making them into the de-facto tanking class in the game, even more so than Barbarians.
If you’re looking for a strong defensive melee combatant, with lots of AoE potential and a few important party buffs, and on top of that being easy to play, then the Crusader is your best bet.
Necromancer – B Rank
The only reason the Necromancer is so high on this list is not because they’re overly broken or overpowered, but because they can get their minions to fight and tank for them, which in theory makes this one the easiest class to play.
The Necromancer can raise armies of the dead from the corpses of fallen enemies, giving them constant access to their own renewable pool of bodyguards and fighters. The only caveat here is that, in order to get their army up and running, the Necromancers need to find corpses first. Luckily, aside from their summoning capabilities, they also have access to bone-based magic and spells to protect themselves and obliterate enemies from a distance.
For many players, the Necromancer is THE ultimate solo machine, often being capable of clearing even the tougher content on their own, albeit at a slower pace due to their reduced damage in relation to other classes. Nevertheless, what they lack in raw destructive potential they more than make up for with their survivability.
Barbarian – A Rank
The Barbarians have come back with a vengeance in Diablo Immortal, boasting much of the same straightforward play style as their previous iterations, which is a good thing since Barbs are supposed to be easy and fun. The reason why they earn the highest tier on this list is simply because, like Crusaders, they’re really easy to play, and have high defenses, but can also do absurd amounts of damage, both to single enemies as well as to large groups.
As they level up, Barbarians unlock a variety of skills that will help to round out their kits and make them suitable for most occasions, whether you’re fighting against several tough enemies back to back; against a strong single boss enemy; against large groups of fodder minions, or when engaging other players in PvP. And since they have such high defenses, they can thrive in any of these contexts without really having to make any defensive adjustments to their gear or skill sets.
If you want to have a good time without putting much thought into your class choice, then by all means go with Barbarian.
Which Class Should I Play?
In conclusion, and after listing the six classes that are available in Diablo Immortal at launch, our personal breakdown of each and their applications are as follows:
- Barbarian: All around best choice. Easy for beginners; great for veterans that enjoy straightforward play styles. Tons of damage, tons of defenses.
- Crusader: Similar to the Barbarian in practical terms, but with a notable focus on AoE skills and support buffs. The Crusader is great for players with a “tank” mindset.
- Demon Hunter: Those who enjoy dishing out insane amounts of damage and taking down bosses with a few well-placed shots are the ones who will undoubtedly want to play this class.
- Monk: One of the most fun classes to play, especially if you love chaining skills back to back while constantly staying on the move to avoid taking damage. Their speedy basic attacks make them feel very snappy and visceral.
- Necromancer: Do you like classes that can summon minions and send out pets to battle? Necromancers are your cup of tea. ‘Nuff said.
- Wizard: We know we made the Wizards look like the weakest class in the game, but this is far from being the case. They actually have some of the highest damage potential. However, the fact that they’re very fragile makes them suited mostly for veteran players who already know what they’re doing. We don’t recommend starting out as a newcomer in this class.
And that’s it for our Diablo Immortal tier list. What are your favorite classes in this new mobile action RPG? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!