With the launch of Diablo 4 imminent, many fans are excitedly planning builds around one of the game’s five classes that will be present on release. Between the Barbarian, Rogue, Sorcerer, Necromancer, and Druid, players will likely be able to find a class that suits their preferred play style on launch day. The betas for Diablo 4 already gave players a pretty good look at what they can expect from each of these classes, but it’s become clear that the Necromancer and Sorcerer are likely going to be the most popular of the bunch.
The classes of Diablo 4 are a good mix of series staples that have been updated with new mechanics to reflect the skill tree system that forms the basis of the game’s build customization options. Players got the opportunity to see them in action during the Server Slam beta complete with balance tweaks following feedback from the first beta. After experiencing each class in the state closest to where they will be at Diablo 4’s launch, the Necromancer and Sorcerer were proven to be the most powerful, which makes it likely that a large portion of players will be choosing these classes on release day.
Necromancers and Sorcerers Will Likely Compete for Most Popular Diablo 4 Class at Launch
Diablo 4‘s Sorcerer class was a standout from the first beta, so much so that the class received a nerf to its strongest skill going into the Server Slam beta. However, even with this nerf, the Sorcerer is still a top-tier class thanks to their high damage potential and combination of strong ranged and AoE abilities. Additionally, the Sorcerer’s unique Enchantment mechanic allows them to swap active skills into the Enchantment slot to provide a variety of useful passive effects. That means the class will end up with some of the most complex build combinations for players to explore on launch day.