Diablo 3 tier list: Best character classes & builds for Season 31

Sam Smith
Diablo 3 Diablo

Diablo 3 Season 31 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 31. 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 31, 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, but you’ll know exactly how to build them.


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

Diablo 3 Season 31: 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 31. 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 the end of the season, the rankings could look very different. So, if the Crusader and Witch Doctor are your favorite classes, fear not, they will likely rise back to the top one day!

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

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 31. 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 31 of Diablo 3. The Necromancer is reigning supreme this season, but other classes are also represented:

Character Build
Monk LoD Wol
Necromancer Trag’Oul Death Nova
Necromancer LoD Death Nova
Necromancer Rathma AotD
Barbarian LoD HotA
Barbarian Raekor Boulder Toss
Wizard LoD Meteor
Wizard Tal Rasha Meteor
Demon Hunter Marauder Sentry


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 verging on S-Tier quality.

Character Build
Wizard LoD Frozen Orb
Monk SWK WoL
Monk Uliana EP
Monk Raiment Generator
Witch Doctor Mundunugu Spirit Barrage
Witch Doctor Zunimassa Poison Dart
Witch Doctor LoN Poison Dart
Witch Doctor Arachyr Spiders
Crusader LoN Bombardment
Crusader AoV Heaven’s Fury
Crusader AoV Fist of the Heavens
Crusader Akkhan Condemn
Necromancer LoD Corpse Explosion
Necromancer Inarius Death Nova
Barbarian Waste Whirlwind Rend
Barbarian IK HotA
Diablo 3 female monk with claws
The Monk is topping the Season 31 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 Helltooth Gargs
Witch Doctor LoD Spirit Barrage
Wizard Firebird Magic Missile
Wizard Vry Reverse Action FO
Wizard DMO Frozen Orb
Wizard Vry Chantodo
Wizard LoD Hydra
Wizard DMO Twister
Wizard Firebird Flame Blades
Demon Hunter GoD Hungering Arrow
Demon Hunter Natalya Rapid Fire
Demon Hunter UE Multishot
Monk SWK Tempest Rush
Monk Inna Mystic Ally
Monk PoJ Tempest Rush
Necromancer LoD Poison Scythe
Crusader Invoker Thorns
Crusader Akkan Bombardment
Crusader SotL Blessed Hammer
Barbarian MotE Leapquake
Barbarian Savage Frenzy
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 31 tier list.

Character Build
Crusader LoD Blessed Shield
Crusader Roland Sweep
Witch Doctor Arachyr Firebats
Wizard Tal Rasha Frozen Orb
Barbarian IK Charge
Necromancer Inarius Poison Scythe
Necromancer Inarius Corpse Explosion
Necromancer Masquerade Bone Spear
Demon Hunter LoD Rapid Fire
Demon Hunter N6M4 Cluster Arrow

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

Or check out one of our guides below:

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