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.
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.
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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!
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.
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:
|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.
|Wizard||LoD Frozen Orb|
|Wizard||Vyr Reverse Archon FO|
|Wizard||Firebird Explosive Blast|
|Wizard||Firebird Flame Blades|
|Monk||SWK Tempest Rush|
|Monk||PoJ Tempest Rush|
|Monk||LoD Tempest Rush|
|Witch Doctor||Mundunugu Spirit Barrage|
|Witch Doctor||LoN Poison Dart|
|Necromancer||LoD Poison Sythe|
|Barbarian||Waste Whirlwind Rend|
|Barbarian||Raekor Boulder Toss|
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:
|Witch Doctor||Helltooth Zombie Bears|
|Witch Doctor||Jade Harvester|
|Witch Doctor||Arachyr Firebats|
|Witch Doctor||LoD Spirit Barrage|
|Wizard||DMO Frozen Orb|
|Demon Hunter||GoD Hungering Arrow|
|Demon Hunter||Natalya Rapid Fire|
|Demon Hunter||LoD Rapid Fire|
|Demon Hunter||Shadow Impale|
|Necromancer||Inarius Corpse Explosion|
|Necromancer||Inarius Poison Scythe|
|Necromancer||Masquerade Bone Spear|
|Crusader||SotL Blessed Hammer|
|Crusader||LoD Blessed Shield|
|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.
|Witch Doctor||Helltooth Gargs|
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Frozen Orb|
|Necromancer||LoD Death Nova|
|Demon Hunter||UE Multishot|
|Demon Hunter||UE Hungering Arrow|
|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 where we’ve selected the very best ones: