While Diablo 4 has five confirmed classes that fans can play as on launch day, many are wondering if a 6th class is on its way.
Currently, these are the five classes available in Diablo 4:
However, according to an accidental leak, potentially done by Blizzard, it won’t just be those five for long, as a 6th class may be joining the roster.
Will There Be a 6th Class in Diablo 4?
Yes, there will likely be a 6th class in Diablo 4. It could be added as part of the game’s first expansion, which may be released sometime after its official launch.
This has been potentially confirmed by a leaked image that appeared on the official Diablo Displate page. It showcased the five known classes and a mysterious sixth one.
The Barbarian, Sorcerer, Druid, Necromancer, and Rogue can all be seen in the image, surrounding a sixth figure that stands at the top. This is most likely the sixth class.
The image was very quickly removed from the Diablo Displate page. While this doesn’t confirm its legitimacy, it gives credence to the idea that it is genuine.
What Is the 6th Class in Diablo 4?
The 6th class in Diablo 4 will most likely be a Holy Shieldbearing class, similar to a Paladin or Crusader, which have taken that role in previous Diablo games.
While there hasn’t been any official confirmation, fans believe that the 6th class could be a Valkyrie.
This is because, in the leaked Displate image, the mysterious hero character appears as a winged being with a spear and shield. This is not dissimilar to how Valkyries have appeared in previous Diablo games.
Additionally, in an official image that showed a Sorcerer, Druid, and Barbarian sitting around a campfire, a shield and spear can be seen in the darkness.
Fan Theories: Decoding the 6th Class Clues
Some fans have speculated that the 6th class could also be a Fallen Angel, Amazon, or Holy Warrior.
However, fans unanimously agree that if the 6th class is the one depicted in the leaked image titled Heroes, it cannot be an angel, as angels don’t have faces in the Diablo universe.
There is some confusion surrounding the character in the leaked image, as it has wings. Traditionally, only angels have wings, leading many to believe it could be a human who has been granted angel powers.
Fans also believe that there is a possibility that the sixth class is not a Valkyrie. Because Diablo 4’s classes are not gender-locked, it would be impossible for it to be a Valkyrie, as there are canonically no male Valkyrie.
However, it could be that expansion classes are gender-locked. Or, it is just visually similar to Valkyrie but called something different.