Diablo 3 classes: All characters including Necromancer, Demon Hunter, and Wizard

Lloyd Coombes
An image of the Witch Doctor and Demon Hunter class

There are a handful of exciting classes to use in Diablo 3, from Barbarians to Demon Hunters and Wizards, so here’s a full rundown of every character and class available in the game.

One of the key features of Blizzard’s Diablo franchise is the numerous unique classes that are available for players to use. The variety that comes with each class’s skills and abilities, alongside the fast-paced combat and in-depth gear system, gives the games a lot of replayability and has helped make the series one of the most popular loot-driven titles of all time.

Diablo 3 is still going strong and players are currently enjoying the Season 30 content. If you’re anticipating the release of Diablo 4 after the game’s recent open Beta, there’s no better time to jump into the series’ third entry.

Here’s a rundown of all the available classes in Diablo 3.


Gameplay image of one of Diablo 3's character classes in Reaper of Souls
Each character offers a unique style of gameplay to enjoy.

How many classes are there in Diablo 3?

There are currently seven available classes to play in Diablo 3. The seventh class, the Necromancer, requires the Reaper of Souls DLC to be able to play as them.

While Blizzard could always add more, that does seem unlikely with Diablo 4 on the horizon.

Diablo 3 class & character list

Below, we’ve listed each class in Diablo 3, along with what makes each one unique.

An image of Diablo 3's Barbarian class
The Barbarian is a devastating brute force.


If you’re a fan of swinging an axe while wearing little more than a bit of steel to cover your modesty, then the Barbarian is for you.

They generate ‘Fury’ within fights by dealing and taking damage, giving them explosive offensive capabilities, and they can wield larger weapons than other classes.

Read our Barbarian build guide here.

Diablo 3's Crusader class
The Crusader can offer support and protection.


You know the phrases “unstoppable force” and “unmovable object”? Diablo 3’s Crusader is pretty much both of those things.

With a huge shield that’s just as good for bashing as it is for being bashed and a bone-crunching flail, there’s really not much “holier than thou” about what they can do to a room full of enemies.

Read our Crusader build guide here.

The Demon Hunter class in Diablo 3
The Demon Hunter strikes down foes from afar.

Demon Hunter

Looking like a metal album cover that’s sprung to life, it’s easy to fall in love with the Demon Hunter’s mix of ranged weapons, magic, and traps.

While they’re not the type to get up close and personal with the minions of hell, players will no doubt have fun working with the twin resources of Hatred and Discipline for offensive and defensive abilities alike.

Read our Demon Hunter build guide here.

The Monk in Diablo 3
The Monk is an incredibly lethal character to use in Diablo 3.


Far from the placid character you may envision, Monks are just as lethal in Diablo 3 as any other class – whether they’re armed or using their bare fists.

If you’re looking to engage in close combat with the enemy, the Monk’s combos and discipline are great fun to use – just make sure you have enough Spirit left to dodge.

Read our Monk build guide here.

The Necromancer in Diablo 3
The stoic Necromancer spreads death and decay wherever they go.

Necromancer – DLC required

The Necromancer wasn’t always part of Diablo 3, but it’s hard to imagine the game without it now. Able to pull the dead from their graves and send them marching into combat, don’t let their goth aesthetic fool you – they’re tough in their own right.

If players manage their Essence correctly, players can create a wall of the undead to surge at their enemies while flinging spells to keep the battle in their favor.

Read our Necromancer build guide here.

The Witch Doctor character class in Diablo 3
The Witch Doctor offers a more light-hearted style of gameplay than the Necromancer.

Witch Doctor

Falling somewhere between the Monk’s spirituality and the Necromancer’s propensity for summoning unholy monstrosities, the Witch Doctor is rarely seen alone.

Instead, they move with pets – bats, spiders, zombies, all that lovely stuff. They’re able to debuff enemies for others, but are just as capable of wiping them out solo. Unlike the Wizard, though, Mana doesn’t recharge all that swiftly, so resources need to be carefully managed.

Read our Witch Doctor build guide here.

The male and female Wizard characters in Diablo 3
Looking for something akin to a typical magic-type user? Look no further than the Wizard.


Last, but certainly not least, is the Wizard. While the name may conjure (get it?) images of Gandalf and Dumbledore, these spell-slingers are masters of destruction – whether using fire, lightning, ice, or wind.

Arcane Power regenerates quickly, meaning Wizards can usually be found at the front of the attack, lobbing fireballs and freezing enemies solid. Oh, and did we mention they also have a sword? Wizards also have swords.

Read our Wizard build guide here.

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about Diablo 3’s classes and playable characters.

Looking to become the best adventurer Sanctuary has ever seen? Make sure to check out our guides, full of the latest tips and tricks:

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About The Author

Lloyd was formerly Dexerto's Games Editor. He can regularly be found playing Destiny 2 or any game that involves shiny loot.