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Best PvP Classes in Diablo 4

Best Diablo 4 PvP Class

Every player needs a break from fighting Lilith’s forces now and then, and what better way to let off some steam than by fighting for supremacy in the Fields of Hatred? Compared to the usual ARPG experience in Diablo 4, the Fields of Hatred is a place for PvP that houses Sanctuary’s best fighters and the empowered forces of Hell. It’s the location to be in if you’re looking for some of the best loot in the game.

There are five classes in Diablo 4 that you can use for PvP: the Barbarian, Rogue, Druid, Necromancer, and Sorcerer. They all have highly customizable kits thanks to the easy-to-use respecc system, enabling you to use myriad combinations for builds. With that in mind, let’s look at the most and least effective classes for PvP.

Overall Best Class for PvP: Necromancer

The Necromancer was your best option in the previous Diablo games if you just wanted to sit back, relax, and watch as your mindless companions did all your bidding. You’ll be happy to know that that statement still stands for Diablo 4. However, there’s now much more depth to the undead summoner class, as you have to juggle two types of resources.

The primary resource of the Necromancer, Essence, is a regenerative resource that can be used to cast many spells. You can wait until your Essence meter becomes full, but it’s also possible to accumulate it using basic skills/attacks. Meanwhile, the Necromancer’s secondary resource, Corpses, allows the class to use the bodies of fallen enemies. The corpses serve multiple purposes, from creating traps for incoming enemies (Corpse Explosion) to summoning skeleton mages/minions.

Moreover, the Necromancer can wield various weapons, such as wands, daggers, and swords; it’s the only class capable of using scythes. The class has always been powerful in most games; the same can be said for Diablo 4. Necromancers only lack mobility; you’ll have to rely on crowd control attacks since you lack fast movement. But it’s not so bad since you get to use some of the best CC abilities in the game and heal yourself using Blood Skills.

Best Defender for PvP: Barbarian

The Barbarian is one of the deadliest classes in PvP due to its accessible toolkit. As soon as you’re face-to-face with a Barb, you’ll likely become a punching bag for them. This class can arguably give Necromancers a run for their money in being the best PvP class in Diablo 4. Being straightforward with your builds is critical here since the Barbarian’s heavy-hitting skills emphasize pummeling enemies before they get the chance to strike back.

The Barbarian’s Fury skills are the centerpiece of anything related to PvP. You can three-tap enemies with Hammer of the Ancients using the proper buffs. You can also make the most out of weapons in the game if you play as a Barbarian. The class has four slots for weapons. Plus, it’s possible to equip four weapons simultaneously, while other classes can only equip two. This allows you to utilize the buffs of the four weapons in addition to duel-wielding or two-handling them.

And let’s not forget that Barbarians are a tanky class since their playstyle requires you to be close to the enemy, enabling you to outlast most foes you’re up against. Overall, it’s possible to create PvP-specific builds for the Barbarian that can reach OP levels of power, especially if you combine Tactical Iron Skin, Iron Skin, and Hammer of the Ancients together.

Best Damage Dealer for PvP: Sorcerer

The Sorcerer is an easy pick if you want raw elemental damage and ranged attacks. However, while its spells deal massive damage, the Sorcerer is a glass cannon—mainly because it’s a class that has low health.

Using the power of lightning, fire, and frost, the Sorcerer can take down some of Diablo 4’s most significant threats in the campaign. However, the ability to annihilate waves of enemies comes at a cost; the Sorcerer has the lowest amount of health out of all the classes on this list. Compared to the Druid or the Barbarian, the Sorcerer can passively generate mana. In that regard, only one of its Minor Destruction skills can create mana. The class can deal game-changing amounts of damage using ultimate skills once it’s leveled up, but you might struggle using the Sorcerer as a solo class since you’re squishy.

The Sorcerer has three spells in its arsenal, all powerful in their own right. You have lightning spells, which are excellent for dealing damage in a large radius. Then you have the fire spells that can cause “Burn” status effects. Finally, the ice/frost spells are typically used for crowd control and defense.

All in all, the Sorcerer’s lack of defensive capabilities is the biggest chip in its armor. Sure, you can try to overcome this weakness with ice armor, but even that spell has a cooldown you must wait for if you try to use it every time. With that in mind, keeping your distance from the enemy while utilizing the class’ powerful spells whenever you’re doing PvP is best.

Best High-Burst Damager in PvP: Rogue

The Rogue doesn’t possess the same magical prowess as a Sorcerer would have, but they more than make up for it with its efficiency for deadly weapons. In a PvP scenario, the Rogue relies heavily on speed to jump the gun before an enemy can make their move. Their high burst damage from PvE carries over to PvP, and with CC-breaking abilities like Shadow Step and Concealment, their mobility can make Rogues annoying for every class to fight against. However, just like the Sorcerer, their lack of defense means they can still get owned if they fight against a Barbarian or Druid.

Having the proper setup is the key to using a Rogue in PvP. You need to have a kitted-out Puncture that procs Vulnerable and Slows an enemy, leaving a door of opportunity for the swift class to do massive damage with Twisting Blade (that’s been Exploit-improved) and the finisher—Death Trap. If you want to take things to the next level, you can use Imbuements to take advantage of Poisons in the Fields of Hatred.

The Rogue is a class that can do it all. Specializing in ranged and close-quarters combat, it is the jack of all trades. Its three class specializations—Exploit Weakness, Combo Points, and Shadow Realm—helps Rogues know a foe’s weakness and build up points they exchange for skills. Using these tricks, they can outwit their opponents despite not being as strong as the Barbarian or Necromancer.

Best Buffer in PvP: Druid

The Druid is the only shapeshifting class in Diablo 4. Capable of turning into a deadly werewolf or a ferocious bear, it’s one of those niche classes that had a weak start during the game’s launch. Thankfully, it’s not transformed into one of the most heavy-hitting classes, as it offers a middle ground between the Barbarian’s aggressiveness to close-quarter almost everything and the Sorcerer’s squishyness.

Depending on how you built the Druid, you can let the class be a master of all the elements, be a professional shapeshifting, or be a hybrid of both. Plus, thanks to the Druid’s skills, they’re suited to deal with multiple enemies and powerful single targets. You can summon a barrage of storms to wipe everything on the screen or go to your werebear form to use an impactful, concentrated blow to an enemy.

You can use the Druid’s efficiency for PvP by maximizing the core mechanics that give them a life buffer (Fortify), boost damage taken by enemies (Vulnerable), or reduce an enemy’s life based on their maximum health (Crushing Blow). Whatever the case, the class can counter the high-damage and high-speed builds you’d often see in other classes.

Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re without weaknesses. The Druid has terrible mobility, and with their attacks mainly requiring you to get up close and personal with opponents, you might be in a bit of a pickle if you’re pitted against a Rogue. They can also run out of steam quicker than a Barbarian, a class that thrives in near-death situations. Nonetheless, it is still a fun class since it lets you transform into different beings and form bonds with spirit animals that’ll buff you. Who doesn’t want to have two wolf companions by their side at all times? Certainly not me.

Everyone’s Built Different

All class have their own pros and cons, but some have an edge over others when it comes to PvP. Luckily, all the classes I’ve discussed have extremely customizable kits. You have a myriad of ways to play them, and some builds can enhance certain aspects of their shortcomings.

That’s about it for the best classes for each scenario for PvP in Diablo 4! Hopefully, this guide helped you choose the right class for your playstyle. What’s your preferred class for doing PvP in D4? Let us know in the comments!

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