Diablo 4 PvE tier list & best classes for beginners, solo & team play in Season 3

Diablo 4 PvE tier list & best classes for beginners, solo & team play in Season 3
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Ava Thompson-Powell

Last updated 

26th Jan 2024 10:14

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Diablo 4 sees different changes and improvements make their way into Sanctuary with each new season, meaning that which classes are best to play can change over time - making it hard to keep track of which classes are best suited for PvE play.

So whether you're returning for the Season of the Construct or are totally new to the game, here's a rundown of which characters are best to play for beginners, solar, or team play.

What is the best solo & beginner class for PvE?

If you're not sure of what class to pick in Season 3 of Diablo 4, we'd recommend running the Rogue or Barbarian.

This is because the Rogue is strong both in the early and late game. They also have a lot of different builds to choose from that will all come out on top. However, keep in mind that if you do run a Rogue, they are quite a squishy class - and are more likely to die when compared to the Barbarian, for example.

Rogue in Dibalo 4
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Alternatively, the Barbarian deals a lot of damage and takes way more without breaking a sweat. With the right builds, they can one-shot most things in the game while barely taking chip damage along the way.

Solo class tier list for Season 3 of Diablo 4

Tier Class Why to choose
S Rogue A lot of mobility and versatile builds - great in both the early game and the end game. However, a little squishy
S Barbarian Hits things very hard and is quite tanky, letting you run riot over enemies.
A Necromancer The Necromancer has powerful minions, great crowd control, and is strong in both the early and the end game, but lacks in mobility
A Sorcerer Powerful spells but very low health, and can struggle to stay alive when alone
B Druid  A balance of powerful skills and defensive capabilities makes the Druid very well-rounded

However, it's worth knowing that ultimately, there are no bad classes for solo play. Ultimately, every class is viable for playing through the entire campaign by themselves, with each offering a slightly different flavour to how you approach combat.

Where one person may have difficulty with the Barbarian, another may find the micromanaging of a Necromancer's minions a little tiresome.

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What is the best class for group PvE play?

If you are going to take part in group content, the Necromancer or Sorcerer classes are your best bets.

Necromancers excel on their own primarily, but are also incredibly powerful even in group content. Sorcerers work very well in group content, as they are super squishy and can use the other teammates to rely on as a defence whilst they deal high damage to the enemies.

Art of a Necromancer in Diablo 4
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Diablo 4 tier list for groups

Tier Class Why to choose
S Necromancer  Still very powerful, but its army of minions can be confusing and a little cumbersome on-screen amongst a group of players
A Sorcerer Able to clear the way for your teammates by causing large AoE damage
B Rogue Can effectively delete bosses from the game with high damage output
C Barbarian A great tank that can soak up hits to give damage dealers some breathing space
D Druid The Druid can work as a tank or support, it's just that other classes on this list can ultimately do it better

Whilst there is no terrible class in Diablo 4, it's true that some classes are more suited to solo play, whilst some play better in a group.

As with the above situations, the Barbarian is likely the best choice if you want a class to play in a group, as they are tanky and can hold up the defensive line whilst other classes that are damage dealers can focus on getting enemies down. 

Check out our Diablo 4 homepage for more guides. Otherwise, here's how to unlock Vaults, our best endgame builds, and whether you should skip the campaign.

Ava is GGRecon's Evergreen Editor. With a BA (Hons) in Media & Communications, she was previously the Evergreen Editor for Dexerto. When not in the land of evergreens, she's playing her favourite games, including Dead by Daylight, The Sims, Second Life, and Red Dead Online. Oh yeah, and she's a huge Taylor Swift fan.

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