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

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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.

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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 2.5 giving the game a fresh update, 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 this Season goes:

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

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.

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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.

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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:

S-Tier

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

Character Build
Sorceress Blizzard
Sorceress Hydra
Sorceress Fire Ball Meteor
Paladin Fist of the Heavens
Barbarian Battle Orders (Support build)

A-Tier

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 Meteor Frozen Orb
Sorceress Frozen Orb
Sorceress Fire Wall
Paladin Smite
Paladin Blessed Hammer
Druid Shock Wave (Support build)
Amazon Lightning Fury

B-Tier

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:

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Character Build
Druid Fissure
Sorceress Lightning
Assassin Lightning Sentry
Druid Tornado
Necromancer Summon

C-Tier

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 Plague Javelin
Amazon Freezing Arrow
Amazon Lightning Strike
Barbarian War Cry
Assassin Wake of Fire
Necromancer Bone Spear
Sorceress Nova
Sorceress Enchant (Support build)

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