The best Classes in Diablo 3

See which classes are the best to use right now in Diablo 3.

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Diablo 3 requires a good amount of thought into how to build your character, and that starts with which class you choose at the beginning.

There are seven classes that you can choose from:

  • Barbarian
  • Crusader
  • Demon Hunter
  • Monk
  • Necromancer
  • Witch Doctor
  • Wizard

With the start of every season, there are game changes, balancing adjustments, and more that may affect which classes you prefer to play as. As of now, the following classes are the ones we think are the best to have in the game, largely due to their having the best builds in the game right now. This list is from our least favorite to most favorite.

Witch Doctor

The Witch Doctor has been pretty popular since the game’s 21st season, and this continues in the newest season. The Witch Doctor gives you plenty of abilities that you’ll be able to use effectively. It can work well in PvP and PvE, and its Mundunugu’s/Spirit Barrage build is quite powerful.


The Monk is a fast class that can help clear out areas quicker than just about anyone else. When you build it up to use its Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush, you can unleash a lot of damage. You can be formidable and efficient in just about any situation.


The Crusader class has two very potent builds that you can use this season: the Aegis of Valor Heaven’s Fury and the Akkhan Invoker Bombardment builds. Each one takes advantage of the Crusader’s massive size and tank-like nature. They are slower, but they pack enough punch that makes it well worth it.


The Necromancer has quite possibly the best build in the game right now, which may make you think it should be the top — but even with that top spot, it doesn’t quite make our number one spot. The Necromancer is very, very good, but only so with its Masquerade Bone Spear build. With that build, it is an absolute beast. It’s still decent in other ways, but it really shines in that one, specific way.

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter takes our top spot because of two builds: GoD Hungering Arrow and Unhallowed Essence Hungering Arrow. Both of these classes are among the absolute best in the game and take advantage of the Demon Hunter’s best qualities. They utilize speed and solid AoE attacks that can take care of just about any enemy.