In games like Diablo, it is vitally important to choose the right class and the right build in order not to succumb to the pitfalls that lurk in the vast game world. If you are new to the series, this article will certainly be very useful for you to get an overview of the best Diablo 4 best beginner class and builds. Furthermore, before proceeding with reading this article, we recommend that you also read our Diablo 4 beginner's guide which contains essential advice for all those who venture into the gloomy and unforgiving world of Sanctuary for the first time.
Which Diablo 4 class is better for beginners?
As we have already explained in great detail in this article, Diablo 4 offers the player five different classes to choose from: Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Rogue, and Sorcerer. Each of these classes is characterized by different abilities, as well as different approaches to the game mechanics. Among them, obviously, there are some classes that are not very suitable (due to how they are structured and the type of gameplay they offer) for novice players, while there are others that turn out to be the right choice for all those who engage in this long adventure for the first time.
Without a doubt, the best class to choose if you are approaching your first encounter with Diablo 4 or the Diablo series, in general, is the Barbarian. The Barbarian is a type of class that represents the most classic of tank characters, characterized by very powerful attacks. This class has been present since Diablo 2, but new features have been added in this new chapter, such as the ability to change skills on-the-fly thanks to the introduction of an arsenal system. Furthermore, depending on the specialization that players decide to give him, the Barbarian can be more defensive or more offensive. This possibility makes this class very versatile and flexible and best suited to inexperienced players.
Finally, in case you are not completely new to this type of game but have already had some experience, the Druid and the Rogue could be valid alternatives since they represent the two best-balanced classes. Both, in fact, allow you to adopt a hybrid play style between close-quarter melee attacks and long-range attacks using magic.
Diablo 4 best beginner builds
In the previous paragraph, we identified the Barbarian as the best class to start playing Diablo 4 if you are a novice. In this paragraph, we will talk about some builds that are considered among the most efficient at the beginning of the game, in order to have an easier life and not to fall into frustration due to wrong choices. Diablo 4, in fact, is a game in which to choose the right class, build, skill, and anything else that is important for the gameplay and the difficulty with which you will be able to reach the end of the adventure.
This build allows you to defeat a large number of enemies simultaneously thanks to the skills equipped. As main stats, we must consider Strength and Dexterity which, as their names suggest, guarantee greater strength and a greater possibility of dodging enemy attacks. As for the skills, you have to rely on the following: Lunging Strike, Whirlwind, Rallying Cry, War Cry, and Wrath of the Berserker as regards the active ones, while the passive ones are Pressure Point, Booming Voice, Aggressive Resistance, and Prolific Fury. The combination of these skills allows the Barbarian to be a powerful class that manages to deal massive damage to nearby enemies but with the possibility of also being agile to avoid enemy attacks.
As far as weapons and armor are concerned, at least for the beginning, there aren't any specific tips to keep in mind other than equipping the best two-handed weapon with the best bonuses and the best armor with the best bonuses. To go into more detail on these two aspects, you will need to level up a bit and have a higher level that allows for more combinations and flexibility.
Finally, as far as general bonuses go, we recommend equipping Strength, Ranks of Active Skills and Whirlwind, Damage to Close Enemies, Vulnerable Damage Bonus, Critical Strike Damage Bonus, and Fury Cost Reduction. All these bonuses will prove to be very useful in battle, especially if there are more enemies to defeat, thanks also to the presence of bonuses that allow you to inflict more damage on nearby enemies or if you manage to score a critical hit. The Legendary Aspects to choose from, however, are Aspect of the Dire Whirlwind, Aspect of Berserk Ripping, Aspect of Ancestral Echoes, Aspect of Anemia, Aspect of Disobedience, Aspect of the Protector, Iron Blood Aspect, and Aspect of Echoing Fury.
This second build that we have decided to offer you has points in common with the previous one but is more focused on damage over time and bleeding. The core stats remain the same, so Strength and Dexterity. As for the skills, however, for the active ones you need to equip Frenzy, Rend, Challenging Shout, Iron Skin, Leap, and Death Blow, while for the passive ones Pressure Point and Hamstring. This skill set allows the Barbarian to finish enemies, absorb damage received, launch a series of attacks that deal damage with each hit landed, and have the ability to make enemies vulnerable.
As with the Whirlwind build, the Bloody build also does not require special weapons and armor. Just equip those that, little by little, have the best stats to try to keep up with the progress and enhancement of your character. Again, two-handed weapons with Axe and Sword Expertise are recommended as techniques to associate with the weapons. From this point of view, the builds are practically identical.
Finally, let's talk about bonuses and Legendary Aspects. The bonuses to equip are Damage to Slowed Enemies, Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies, Ranks of Rend and Death Blow, Damage to Close Enemies, Basic Skill Damage, Strength, Critical Strike Chance, and Damage Over Time, with some of them being in common between the two builds. The names are quite self-explanatory so we won't dwell on explaining them one by one, you need to know that they definitely help in battle. As for the Legendary Aspects, however, the Bloody build provides Aspect of Anemia, Slaking Aspect, Edgemaster's Aspect, Rapid Aspect, Aspect of the Protector, Conceited Aspect, and Aspect of the Iron Warrior.