Players are itching to know the best class to choose when starting Season 2 of Diablo 4.

As with the start of any Season, you must start fresh with an entirely new character as you enter the Seasonal Realm.

In addition to a new Questline, a variety of new World Bosses, and a whopping 22 Vampiric Powers to discover, there is also a whole host of balancing updates and changes in the Season of Blood. All of that may impact your choice of class when booting up the new Season.

Below, we go over the best class in Diablo 4 to help you get the best start in Season 2.

Best Class for Diablo 4 Season 2

The best class for Diablo 4 Season 2 is the Rogue because of its incredible speed, huge damage output, and brilliant build diversity.

The Rogue has maintained its position as the best class for Diablo 4 throughout most of the game’s life cycle. It’s an incredibly powerful class that can take out large groups of enemies quickly and devastatingly.

Rogue combat in a dungeon in Diablo 4

Rogue players have a variety of very powerful builds to choose from that have been largely untouched with the Season 2 update. When taking into consideration some of the balance changes and new items, Rogue’s have become even stronger than they were before.

It’s one of the main reasons that this class maintains its crown as the best class in Diablo 4.

Some examples of these builds include:

  • Twisting Blades Rogue Build
    • Twisting Blades is by far the most popular Rogue build due to its absurdly high damage output and versatility
    • Some key skills to focus on in this build include:
      • Twisting Blades
      • Puncture
      • Dash
      • Shadow Step
      • Concealment
      • Shadow Imbuement
  • Death Trap Rogue
    • This puts a focus on both the Twisting Blades and Death Trap skills
    • The Death Trap skill is improved even further by the brand new Scoundrel’s Leathers Unique Item released with Season 2
    • Some key skills to focus on in this build include:
      • Death Trap
      • Twisting Blades
      • Poison Trap
      • Caltrops
  • Penetrating Shot Rogue Build
    • This build is brilliant for clearing Nightmare Dungeons, as you can deal huge amounts of ranged damage from a distance
    • Some key skills to focus on in this build include:
      • Penetrating Shot
      • Forceful Arrow
      • Dash
      • Dark Shroud
      • Poison Imbuement
      • Shadow Imbuement

Diablo 4 Season 2 Classes Ranked & Tier List

Here is the ranking of every Diablo 4 Season 2 class from best to worst:

  1. Rogue
  2. Necromancer
  3. Druid
  4. Sorcerer
  5. Barbarian
Diablo 4 Season 2 Best Class Tier List

This list demonstrates the best classes to play in Diablo 4 Season 2 and takes into consideration the speed, survivability, leveling efficiency, and endgame potential of each class.

It’s very important to note that, despite the above ranking, the true best class to play in Diablo 4 is whatever you enjoy the most!

After all is said and done, you may simply have a playstyle or preference that suits you better. If so, there’s a viable build for you in Diablo 4, whichever class you choose!

1. Rogue

Ranking: S-Tier

The Rogue maintains its number one spot as the best class for Season 2 due to its ridiculously high AOE damage output and unparalleled speed as you decimate your foes quickly throughout Sanctuary.

They don’t have the best survivability in Diablo 4, but this is offset by the myriad of different ways Rogues can dodge and avoid incoming attacks.

The Rogue is the best all-round class for leveling and endgame content in Diablo 4 Season 2.

Rogue Class concept art in Diablo 4

2. Necromancer

Ranking: A-Tier

Despite being one of the slowest classes in Diablo 4, Necromancers are the fastest class for leveling.

Unfortunately, the more recent nerf to Vulnerable Crit damage reduced the effectiveness of the Necromancer’s extremely powerful Bone Spear build. It’s still a more than viable option, but it doesn’t reach the same power.

However, there are still plenty of builds to choose from, including those focused on the Corpse Explosion and Blood Surge skills.

Additionally, with Season 2’s buff to minions and pets, it finally makes summoner builds more viable for Necromancers, giving this versatile class yet another enjoyable way to play through the game.

Necromancer concept art in Diablo 4

3. Druid

Ranking: A-Tier

When you have a decent build put together, the Druid class is brilliant for Diablo 4’s endgame. Druid players get the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of powerful, viable, and fun builds.

The buff to Fortify also increases the class’s tankiness even further, increasing survivability when taking on the Nightmare Dungeons and World Boss encounters in the endgame.

However, Druids fall victim to one of the most excruciatingly slow leveling experiences in Diablo 4. There isn’t a viable way to level very quickly as a Druid, making the endgame grind a bit of a pain.

Concept art of the Druid in Diablo 4

4. Sorcerer

Ranking: B-Tier

Similar to Necromancers, Sorcerers are a brilliant class for leveling in Diablo 4. There are plenty of powerful build options that will see you eliminate your foes quickly. It makes the leveling experience a breeze when blasting through the initial stages of Season 2.

When you reach level 50, things take a turn. The game suddenly becomes considerably harder for Sorcerers at this point, making the grind to max level feel a lot less rewarding than other classes.

When you reach max level, there are some great options for you, but getting there isn’t very enjoyable.

Concept art of the Sorceress using the Hydra skill in Diablo 4

5. Barbarian

Ranking: C-Tier

How the mighty have fallen. At launch, Barbarian’s were widely regarded to be one of the best classes in the game. After receiving heavy nerfs during Season 1, it seems that Barbarians have fared a little better in Season 2, despite Blizzard’s attempts at trying to make the class more viable.

Barbarians have by far the weakest leveling experience in Diablo 4 compared to every other class in the game. It gets better when you reach the endgame, but there are only a few decent build options, which makes the class a lot less interesting to play.

Hopefully, Blizzard can do more to further improve the Barbarian class and make them the powerhouses they once were in a future update.

Diablo 4 Barbarian concept art wallpaper
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