These first three classes were announced at BlizzCon 2019. The fourth class, the Rogue, was announced at BlizzConline in February 2021. The Necromancer was revealed during the Microsoft showcase in June 2022.
All of these five classes have already appeared in previous games in the Diablo franchise. The Barbarian has appeared in every single Diablo game albeit unofficially in the Diablo Hellfire expansion pack.
There have been fourteen different classes throughout the franchise and speculation is rife about the two remaining Diablo 4 classes.
Diablo 4 Class Skills and Passives
|Barbarian Overview||Barbarian Skill Tree|
|Druid Overview||Druid Skill Tree|
|Necromancer Overview||Rogue Skill Tree|
|Sorceress Overview||Necromancer Skill Tree|
|Rogue Overview||Sorcerer Skill Tree|
|Access gained to||10||20||25||50||70|
|Extract Aspects (Occultist)|
|Gem Upgrades (Jeweler)|
|Upgrade Healing Pots (Alchemist)|
|Upgrade Items (Blacksmith)|
Diablo players will be familiar with the types of equipable items. The table below shows all the different item types and which classes can equip them.
Players have more customisation options in Diablo 4 including the ability to select a different facial look, scars, skin tone, and more. This is a step up from previous games where all characters started the game with the same appearance and gear being the only differentiating factor between characters in-game. More customisation details are expected to be will be revealed in the future.
See Character Customisation section for more and videos.
Diablo Franchise Classes
|Diablo 4||Diablo 3 XP||Diablo 3||Diablo 2 LoD||Diablo 2||Diablo Hellfire||Diablo|