Diablo 2 Classes

Character Classes

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In Diablo 2, there are 7 different character classes, each with its own skill-set, lore and class-specific items. Also, each class has different skill trees in its arsenal. The skills that are in the same tree often synergize with each other, encouraging the player to focus mostly on one specific skill tab.

As you progress through the game, you earn skill points that you can spend in the skills you desire. This allows the creation of numerous kinds of builds, offering a different playstyle even if playing the same class.

In addition, there are various items that support the majority of the characters’ builds. All 7 classes have the same 4 attributes (Strength, Dexterity, Vitality, and Energy) that you can adjust according to your style of play.

When Diablo 2 Classic was released, there were 5 different classes available:

Amazon

She is a flexible fighter that uses Bows, Crossbows, Spears and Javelins as weapons. Also, she can attack enemies with some powerful elemental skills.

Skills & Attributes

Bow and Crossbow Skills Passive and Magic Skills Javelin and Spear Skills
Level 1 Magic Arrow, Fire Arrow Inner Sight, Critical Strike Jab
Level 6 Cold Arrow, Multiple Shot Dodge Power Strike, Poison Javelin
Level 12 Exploding Arrow Slow Missiles, Avoid Impale, Lightning Bolt
Level 18 Ice Arrow, Guided Arrow Penetrate Charged Strike, Plague Javelin
Level 24 Immolation Arrow, Strafe Decoy, Evade Fend
Level 30 Freezing Arrow Valkyrie, Pierce Lightning Strike, Lightning Fury

 Starting Attributes:

  • Strength: 20
  • Dexterity: 25
  • Vitality: 20
  • Energy: 15
  • Hit Points: 50
  • Stamina: 84
  • Mana: 15

 Level Up

  • Hit Points +2
  • Mana +1.5
  • Stamina +1

 Attribute Points Effect

  • each Vitality point gives 3 Hit Points
  • 1 Energy point gives 1.5 Mana
  • 1 Vitality point gives 1 Stamina

The Amazon’s most popular builds are the Bowazon, Javazon and the Thuderfury-Lightjab.

Barbarian

This character can master almost every kind of weapon and is excellent at dealing raw physical damage. He is a very durable melee fighter with high defense and many health points.

Skills & Attributes

Combat Skills Combat Masteries Warcries
Level 1 Bash Sword Mastery, Axe Mastery, Mace Mastery Howl, Find Potion
Level 6 Double Swing, Leap Polearm Mastery, Throwing Mastery, Spear Mastery Shout, Taunt
Level 12 Double Throw, Stun Increased Stamina Find Item
Level 18 Leap Attack, Concentrate Iron Skin Battle Cry
Level 24 Frenzy Increased Speed Battle Orders, Grim Ward
Level 30 Whirlwind, Berserk Natural Resistance War Cry, Battle Command

Starting Attributes:

  • Strength: 20
  • Dexterity: 25
  • Vitality: 20
  • Energy: 15
  • Hit Points: 50
  • Stamina: 84
  • Mana: 15

Level Up:

  • Hit Points +2
  • Mana +1.5
  • Stamina +1

Attribute Points Effect:

  • 1 Vitality point gives 3 Hit Points
  • each Energy point gives 1.5 Mana
  • 1 Vitality point gives 1 Stamina

The most powerful builds for Barbarian are the Whirlwind Barb, Frenzy Barb, and the Berserker.

Necromancer

The “Necro” has the ability to summon undead minions to assist him in battle. He can cast curses to weaken his enemies and utilize poison spells in order to control the battlefield.

Skills & Attributes

Summoning Spells Poison and Bone Spells Curses
Level 1 Raise Skeleton, Skeleton Mastery Teeth, Bone Armor Amplify Damage
Level 6 Clay Golem Poison Dagger, Corpse Explosion Dim Vision, Weaken
Level 12 Golem Mastery, Raise Skeletal Mage Bone Wall Iron Maiden, Terror
Level 18 Blood Golem Poison Explosion, Bone Spear Confuse, Life Tap
Level 24 Summon Resist, Iron Golem Bone Prison Attract, Decrepify
Level 30 Fire Golem, Revive Poison Nova, Bone Spirit Lower Resist

Starting Attributes

  • Strength: 15
  • Dexterity: 25
  • Vitality: 15
  • Energy: 25
  • Hit Points: 45
  • Stamina: 79
  • Mana: 25

Level Up:

  • Hit Points +1.5
  • Mana +2
  • Stamina +1

Attribute Points Effect:

  • 1 Vitality point gives 2 Hit Points
  • 1 Energy point gives 2 Mana
  • each Vitality point gives 1 Stamina

The strongest types of Necromancer are the Bonemancer, Summonmancer, Novamancer, and Explosionmancer.

Paladin

He’s a noble warrior that can support his allies using his Auras. His skills can punish undead minions and heal his companions as well. Thus, he is an excellent member of any party.

Skills & Attributes

Defensive Auras Offensive Auras Combat Skills
Level 1 Prayer, Resist Fire Might Sacrifice, Smite
Level 6 Defiance, Resist Cold Holy Fire, Thorns Holy Bolt
Level 12 Cleansing, Resist Lightning Blessed Aim Zeal, Charge
Level 18 Vigor Holy Freeze, Concentration Vengeance, Blessed Hammer
Level 24 Meditation Holy Shock, Sanctuary Conversion, Holy Shield
Level 30 Redemption, Salvation Fanaticism, Conviction Fist of the Heavens

Starting Attributes

  • Strength: 25
  • Dexterity: 20
  • Vitality: 25
  • Energy: 15
  • Hit Points: 55
  • Stamina: 89
  • Mana: 15

Level Up

  • Hit Points +2
  • Mana +1.5
  • Stamina +1

Attribute Points Effect

  • 1 Vitality point gives 3 Hit Points
  • each Energy point gives 1.5 Mana
  • 1 Vitality point gives 1 Stamina

The most common Diablo 2 Paladin builds are the Hammerdin, the Smiter, the Zealot and the FoHer.

Sorceress

This powerful mage can master the three elements of nature as it uses Fire, Lightning and Cold Spells. She can control large groups of enemies, freezing them while she deals massive amounts of damage. Further, she has some more tricks at her disposal such as the ability to teleport.

Skills & Attributes

Fire Spells Lightning Spells Cold Spells
Level 1 Fire Bolt, Warmth Charged Bolt Ice Bolt, Frozen Armor
Level 6 Inferno Telekinesis, Static Field Ice Blast, Frost Nova
Level 12 Fire Ball, Blaze Lightning, Nova Shiver Armor
Level 18 Fire Wall, Enchant Chain Lightning, Teleport Glacial Spike
Level 24 Meteor Thunder Storm, Energy Shield Blizzard, Chilling Armor
Level 30 Fire Mastery, Hydra Lightning Mastery Cold Mastery, Frozen Orb

Starting Attributes:

  • Strength: 10
  • Dexterity: 25
  • Vitality: 10
  • Energy: 35
  • Life: 40
  • Stamina: 74
  • Mana: 3

Level Up:

  • Life +1
  • Mana +2
  • Stamina +1

Attribute Points Effect:

  • each Vitality point gives 2 Hit Points
  • 1 Energy point gives 2 Mana
  • 1 Vitality point gives 1 Stamina

The most well-known types of Sorceress are the Blizzard Sorc, the Frozen Orb Sorc, the Fireball Sorc and the Chain Lightning Sorc.

 

After the Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction, two new classes were added to the game. These are:

Assassin

She is a true master of the Martial Arts. However, she uses deadly traps to damage and to trick her enemies. The Assassin can summon a Shadow companion to assist her on the battlefield as well.

Skills & Attributes

Martial Arts Shadow Disciplines Traps
Level 1 Tiger Strike, Dragon Talon Claw Mastery, Psychic Hammer Fire Blast
Level 6 Fists of Fire, Dragon Claw Burst of Speed Shock Web, Blade Sentinel
Level 12 Cobra Strike Cloak of Shadows, Weapon Block Charged Bolt Sentry, Wake of Fire
Level 18 Claws of Thunder, Dragon Tail Fade, Shadow Warrior Blade Fury
Level 24 Blades of Ice, Dragon Flight Mind Blast Lightning Sentry, Wake of Inferno
Level 30 Phoenix Strike Venom, Shadow Master Death Sentry, Blade Shield

 

Starting Attributes

  • Strength: 20
  • Dexterity: 20
  • Vitality: 20
  • Energy: 25
  • Hit Points: 50
  • Stamina: 95
  • Mana: 25

Level Up

  • Life+2
  • Mana+1.5
  • Stamina+1.25

Attribute Points Effect

  • 1 Vitalitypoint gives 3 Life
  • 1 Energypoint gives 1.75 Mana
  • each Vitality point gives 1.25 Stamina

Some effective kinds of Assassin are the Elementalist, the Talon Kicksin, and the Vampire.

 

Druid

The Druids are capable of commanding the forces of nature, summoning wild Beasts to fight by their side. Also, they have the ability to shape-shifting in order to perform better in battle.

Skills & Attributes

Elemental Skills Shape Shifting Skills Summoning Skills
Level 1 Firestorm Werewolf, Lycanthropy Raven, Poison Creeper
Level 6 Molten Boulder, Arctic Blast Werebear Oak Sage, Summon Spirit Wolf
Level 12 Cyclone Armor, Fissure Maul, Feral Rage Carrion Vine
Level 18 Twister Fire Claws, Rabies Heart of Wolverine, Summon Dire Wolf
Level 24 Volcano, Tornado Shock Wave, Hunger Solar Creeper
Level 30 Armageddon, Hurricane Fury Spirit of Barbs, Summon Grizzly

 

Starting Attributes:

  • Strength: 15
  • Dexterity: 20
  • Vitality: 25
  • Energy: 20
  • Hit Points: 55
  • Stamina: 84
  • Mana: 20

Level Up:

  • Hit points +1.5
  • Stamina +1
  • Mana +2

Attribute Points Effect:

  • 1 Vitality point gives 2 Life
  • each Energy point gives 2 Mana
  • 1 Vitality point gives 1 Stamina

The Druid’s best builds are the Windy Druid, the Natural Summoner, and the Rabies Druid.

 

 

 

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