Diablo 2 classes tier list: Best characters & builds in Resurrected

Lauren Bergin. Last updated: Jul 25, 2022
Diablo 2 Resurrected tier list amazon and druid stand against forest city background
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Diablo 2’s classes each have their own allure, but what characters and builds are the best in Resurrected? Our class tier list should help you find out.

Whether you’re new to Diablo 2 Resurrected or a returning player, it’s always good to have the sweet satisfaction of knowing that you’re playing the best class that you possibly can be.

With everything from the spell-slinging Sorceress to the animal menagerie that accompanies the Druid, choosing the right class in the game for you can seem like a pretty daunting task.

If you want to stay ahead of the pack and really stick it to the hordes of hell, here are all of the Diablo 2 classes ranked in terms of their best builds in Resurrected.


Diablo 2 Resurrected
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Diablo 2 Resurrected has seven heroes to choose from, but which one is the best?

Best Diablo 2 Resurrected classes

With Patch 2.4.3 giving the game its first update in 11 years, the tier list has shifted slightly in response. Below we’ve listed all heroes of Sanctuary from best to worst. Of course, simply ranking the characters isn’t enough information, so we’ll get into the best builds too.

However, our general Diablo 2 class tier list goes:

  1. Paladin
  2. Sorceress
  3. Barbarian
  4. Necromancer
  5. Assassin
  6. Amazon
  7. Druid

It’s important to remember, though, that if you love to play one of the lower-tier characters and are having the time of your life shredding hell’s finest then that’s all that matters.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Mephisto
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Now that you know which characters will send Mephisto back to hell, it’s time to work out which build to use.

Best Diablo 2 Resurrected Builds

It’s one thing to say that the Paladin is topping the charts, but that’s very much dependent on using the right build. Some builds are simply built better, while others can be a bit more of a struggle to work with – and this changes with every update and as more builds are put together or adapted.

Below, we’ve compiled all of the current best builds to play through the game with, each is also designed to serve you well in the late game too:


The S-Tier represents the very best Diablo 2 Resurrected builds you can use right now:

Character Build
Amazon Lightning Fury
Paladin Blessed Hammer
Sorceress Lightning build
Necromancer Summon Necromancer
Paladin Fist of the Heavens
Sorceress Blizzard build
Paladin Smite Paladin
Necromancer Poison Nova
Barbarian Berserk Barbarian
Assassin Lightning Sentry
Barbarian Goldfind


If none of the S-Tier builds take your fancy, then A-Tier builds will let you plow through demons pretty quickly, too:

Character Build
Sorceress Nova Sorceress
Druid Fissue
Sorceress Hydra
Amazon Lightning Strike
Sorceress Fire Ball Meteor
Paladin Dream Paladin
Paladin Zeal Paladin
Sorceress Fire Ball Blizzard
Sorceress Fire Ball Nova
Assassin Fire Blast
Barbarian Double Throw
Assassin Dragon Talon
Necromancer Summoner build


While none of these builds are awful, each has more drawbacks than they do positives. If one of them really appeals to you and you want to make it work we suggest you go for it, but on the whole, these are pretty average builds at the moment:

Character Build
Druid Tornado
Amazon Strafe
Sorceress Zeal
Amazon Plague Javelin
Sorceress Meteor Frozen Orb
Assassin Wake of Fire
Sorceress Frozen Orb
Paladin Holy Fire
Necromancer Corpse Explosion
Barbarian War Cry


As we wade further into uncharted territory, these are the builds we recommend only using if you know the game inside and out:

Character Build
Amazon Freezing Arrow
Barbarian Frenzy
Amazon Multiple Shot
Barbarian Whirlwind
Amazon Jab Fend
Druid Fire Claws
Necromancer Bone Spear
Druid Fury
Assassin Blade Fury
Druid Summoner build
Assassin Phoenix Strike
Druid Werebear

So that’s it for Diablo 2’s best classes coming into Resurrected. Remember, though, this list is just a guideline, and you should play the game however you want to! Looking for more advice, though? Here’s our list of guides:

Amazon | Assassin | BarbarianDruid | PaladinNecromancer | Sorceress