Since the first season of Diablo 4, the RPG has been going through changes both good and bad. For fans like myself, it’s been a very bumpy ride. As we head into the second season called Season of Blood which brings quite a bit to the table, it might draw newfound interest. Depending on how you look at it, the season might be Diablo 4’s saving grace – or not. For every season the classes get overhauled quite a bit, to the point where they’re not the same as they were at launch. Because each class in Diablo 4 has been revamped, this ranked list will help you find the best classes for Season 2.
Diablo 4: Best classes in Season 2, ranked
Before we start, the list will go from worst to best. However, I should make it clear that even though a class is on top you should still try it out.
Season 2 classes, ranked
It seems for the second season the Barbarian class has been noticeably nerfed. It also seems like their power comes from gear, so if you have something on the low end your output for damage might not reflect the overall level of the character. On top of that, Barbarian also has been changed to be better suited for Diablo 4’s endgame. So leveling with the Barbarian can be a chore. However, with a good team, they can still be a great asset.
I used Druid during the first season, and the class suffered somewhat from the attack point of view. But as soon as I got to around level 25, things did change for the better. That’s mostly unchanged for season 2. But not everything is bad, if you can get Legendary Aspects that amplify the attacks, the Druid can become a powerhouse. Like the Barbarian, Druids are dependent on buffs in Season 2. So you may have to invest in a certain playstyle for the sake of leveling.
This class has been slowly getting better over time. However, it’s still a low-defensive character to use. Unless you can create an efficient build, you might die quite a bit. Sorcerers aren’t great for ranged attacks, at close quarters the Sorcerer is a serious threat. It also looks like Blizzard has made the Sorcerer more diverse in the endgame because of the stronger attacks. Now you can be a little more experimental with builds at that point of Diablo 4.
Like Sorercers, this class has been getting better with each update – a trend that continues into Season 2. Again, it has the same difficulty as the Sorcerer, so you have to be more aware when using the Rogues. The class can have a limited playstyle because you can’t get hit a lot, and your options may be more scarce. But even with the limitations, the attacks now shine regardless if you don’t have aspects or buffs. The Rogue offers a high-risk high-reward playstyle, every time you’re hit, you can counter the attack. Just make sure to limit how many times you get hit.
I may have a little bias since I’ve used this class for the betas and the full game. For Season 2 of Diablo 4, having a little bias won’t hurt anyone. The Necromancer’s minions are even more of a threat. Even before the plethora of patches, the Necromancer allows you to play the game on easy mode, and the same remains. For leveling, things might be easier for you since you can make the minions do all the work. Many endgame builds aren’t as strong as they once were. But that doesn’t matter much in the long run. If something isn’t working in your build, there are likely a handful of advantages that make up for it. You can’t really lose with this character.
Diablo 4 is available via Battle.net.