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Diablo 3 tier list: Best character classes & builds for Season 26

Published: 18/Apr/2022 11:00 Updated: 18/Apr/2022 12:48

by Sam Smith


Diablo 3 Season 26 is here, but which character should you choose? Here’s a breakdown of every class, ranked, and which builds come top of the tier list.

In every Season of Diablo 3, some characters shine more than others. Therefore, we’ve produced a tier list for you to see who’s already crushing Hell’s minions in Season 26. Diablo 3-tier lists boil down to character builds, which ones are popular, working well, and associated with which character classes.

We’ve ranked each of the classes in Diablo 3 for Season 26, then provided a tier list of which builds work best for each character. This way, not only will you be able to select the best characters this Season, you’ll know exactly how to build them.



Diablo 3 characters
Which Diablo 3 characters top the tier list?

Diablo 3 Season 26: Best classes ranked

Below, we’ve listed all of Diablo 3’s character classes from best to worst. Bear in mind, this is simply based on the current rankings for Season 26. The list may slightly resemble the end of the last season due to these builds rising to prominence during that Season.

This means, that by Season 27, the rankings could look very different. So, if the Necromancer and Witch Doctor are your favorite classes, fear not, the summoners will likely rise again one day!

  1. Monk
  2. Crusader
  3. Wizard
  4. Demon Hunter
  5. Witch Doctor
  6. Necromancer
  7. Barbarian

Remember, if you think you’re going to have more fun playing with a lower-tier character, then go for it. Diablo 3’s Seasons exist for fun. The tier list is simply here as a guideline to which builds are doing well. By playing as a lower-tier character, and dominating, you may actually help your favorite class climb up the rankings – especially if you create a powerful build.


Diablo 3 Wizard gameplay
The Wizard strikes some demons with an icy blizzard spell.

Best Builds

Our Diablo 3 tier list is separated into classes with S-Tier representing the current most powerful builds available in Season 26. We’ve broken it down by character class and build, the higher the tier, the more powerful each is considered.


This represents the top tier and best builds in Season 26 of Diablo 3. The Monk and Witch Doctor are reigning supreme this season, but other classes are also represented:

Character Build
Monk LoDWol
Monk Inna Mystic Ally
Witch Doctor Arachyr Spiders
Witch Doctor Zunimassa Poison Dart
Demon Hunter Marauder Sentry
Necromancer LoD Corpse Explosion
Crusader AoV Heaven’s Fury


If none of the S-Tier builds do it for you, then why not try an A-Tier build? These are also very powerful and popular builds with the Wizard especially verging on S-Tier quality.


Character Build
Wizard LoD Hydra
Wizard LoD Frozen Orb
Wizard Vyr Reverse Archon FO
Wizard Firebird Explosive Blast
Wizard Firebird Flame Blades
Wizard Vyr Chantodo
Monk SWK WoL
Monk SWK Tempest Rush
Monk PoJ Tempest Rush
Monk LoD Tempest Rush
Witch Doctor Mundunugu Spirit Barrage
Witch Doctor LoN Poison Dart
Crusader LoN Bombardment
Crusader Invoke Thorns
Crusader Akkhan Bombardment
Necromancer LoD Poison Sythe
Necromancer Rathma AotD
Barbarian Waste Whirlwind Rend
Barbarian LoD HotA
Barbarian Raekor Boulder Toss
Diablo 3 female monk with claws
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The Monk is topping the Season 26 Tier list


While the below builds aren’t considered as powerful as the S and A-tiered builds, but each one is worth a try if it’s your style:

Character Build
Witch Doctor Helltooth Zombie Bears
Witch Doctor Jade Harvester
Witch Doctor Arachyr Firebats
Witch Doctor LoD Spirit Barrage
Wizard Typhon Hydra
Wizard DMO Frozen Orb
Wizard DMO Twister
Demon Hunter GoD Hungering Arrow
Demon Hunter Natalya Rapid Fire
Demon Hunter LoD Rapid Fire
Demon Hunter Shadow Impale
Monk Uliana EP
Necromancer Inarius Corpse Explosion
Necromancer Inarius Poison Scythe
Necromancer Masquerade Bone Spear
Crusader Roland Sweep
Crusader SotL Blessed Hammer
Crusader LoD Blessed Shield
Barbarian MotE Leapquake
Barbarian Savage Frenzy
Barbarian IK HotA
Barbarian MotE Seismic Slam


The C-Tier builds aren’t considered as effective as those above, but remember, to even make this tier list they must have some value. There are plenty of Diablo 3 builds that didn’t make the Season 26 tier list.

Character Build
Crusader Akkham Condemn
Witch Doctor Helltooth Gargs
Monk Raiment Generator
Wizard Tal Rasha Frozen Orb
Barbarian IK Charge
Necromancer LoD Death Nova
Demon Hunter UE Multishot
Demon Hunter UE Hungering Arrow
Demon Hunter N6M4 Cluster Arrow
Demon Hunter N6GoD4

For a detailed breakdown of each of these character builds, click here.

Or check out one of our guides below where we’ve selected the very best ones:

Best Barbarian Builds | Best Crusader Builds | Best Demon Hunter Builds | Best Monk Builds | Best Necromancer Builds | Best Witch Doctor Builds | Best Wizard Builds