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Hey, gamers! If you’re wondering whether Diablo 4 is gender-locked, the answer is a big NO! In the beta version, you can choose to play as a male or female Barbarian, Rogue, Necromancer, or any other class. You’ll get to customize your character’s appearance, including their gender, during the creation process. Even if a class like the Sorceress sounds like it’s only for females, you can still select it as a male character. The preset appearance and gender of each class are just a visual representation and can be changed to your liking. So, get ready to dive into the world of Diablo 4 with your fully customizable hero!
Diablo 4 offers a diverse selection of character classes, each with its own unique playstyle and abilities. Feast your eyes on this beauty:
|Expertly wields an entire arsenal in battle, with a weapon for every occasion. Bellows intimidating war cries and unleashes ground-shaking slams to send approaching hordes reeling.
|Fluidly transforms between the forms of a towering bear or a vicious werewolf to fight alongside the creatures of the wild. Also commands the power of earth, wind, and storm, unleashing nature’s wrath to devastating effect.
|Conjures vengeful hordes of the undead. Essence flows into three powerful bastions of Bone, Blood, or Shadow to bring low their enemies.
|Adaptable, agile warrior
|Can specialize in ranged or close-quarters combat. Can best any foe with her imbued weapons, perform powerful combo attacks, and can augment her arsenal with deadly poisons and shadow magic to slay demons with impunity.
|Shapes the elements into whatever form is necessary to ensure victory, from hurling bolts of lightning, impaling her foes upon jagged spikes of ice, and raining flaming meteors down from the sky.
Let’s take a closer look at Barbarian’s skills in Diablo 4. There are four basic skills that the Barbarian can use, each with its own requirements and effects. Bash allows you to stun enemies with a bludgeoning weapon and generates nine Fury. Flay inflicts bleeding damage with a slashing weapon and generates nine Fury. Frenzy is a rapid flurry of blows that increases your attack speed, requires dual-wielding weapons, and generates five Fury. Lunging Strike allows you to lunge forward and strike an enemy for damage while generating nine Fury.
But that’s not all – the Barbarian also has five Fury skills at their disposal. Rend cleaves enemies in front of you, inflicting bleeding damage, and costs 25 Fury. Hammer of The Ancients slams your hammer down, dealing damage to a concentrated area, and costs 20 Fury. Double Swing sweeps your weapons from opposite directions, hitting enemies caught in the center, and costs 25 Fury. Upheaval tears into the ground and flings debris forward, dealing damage and costs 30 Fury. Finally, Whirlwind allows you to rapidly attack enemies nearby for damage and costs 5 Fury per second.
To summarize, here’s a table of the Barbarian’s basic and Fury skills in Diablo 4:
|Dual wielding weapons
|Hammer of The Ancients
|Two-handed bludgeoning weapon
|Dual wielded weapons
|5 per second
The Druid has five basic skills that they can use, each with its own unique effects and requirements. Earthspike impales the first enemy hit, increasing your chance to deal with Crushing Blow with each hit, and generates 12 Spirit. Shred allows you to shapeshift into a werewolf and strike an enemy twice with a 30% chance, generating eight Spirit. Storm Strike gathers electricity around your weapon, dealing damage split between your target and nearby enemies, and generates 12 Spirit. Maul allows you to shapeshift into a werebear and maul an enemy, dealing damage and fortifying yourself while generating 18 Spirit. Finally, Wind Shear conjures a piercing blade of wind, dealing damage and increasing your movement speed for three seconds, while generating 12 Spirit.
But wait, there’s more! The Druid also has three Spirit skills at their disposal. Pulverize allows you to shapeshift into a werebear and slam the ground, dealing damage to nearby enemies, and costs 30 Spirit. Landslide crushes enemies between three pillars of the earth, dealing damage, and has an additional chance to deal a Crushing Blow while costing 30 Spirit. Tornado conjures a vortex that moves outwards and deals damage every second while costing 20 Spirit.
Here’s a table of the Druid’s basic and Spirit skills in Diablo 4:
|Impale an enemy for X damage with a chance for Crushing Blow
|Transform into a werewolf and strike an enemy twice
|Charge weapons with electricity and deal X damage to the target and nearby enemies
|Transform into werebear and maul enemy for X damage, Fortify self
|Conjure blade of wind, deal X damage, and increase movement speed
|Transform into a werebear and slam the ground, dealing X damage to nearby enemies
|Crush enemies between three pillars of the earth, dealing up to X damage with a chance for Crushing Blow
|Conjure a vortex that deals X damage every second, moving outwards and curving in a random direction
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And now let’s dive into the Sorceress’ skills in Diablo 4. The Sorceress has four Minor Destruction skills that are available. Lightning allows you to launch a bolt of lightning that bounces to nearby enemies, dealing decreasing damage with each hit. Fire Bolt hurls a flaming bolt that burns nearby enemies for bleeding damage over time. Frost Bolt throws a bolt of frost that chills an enemy. Arc Lash unleashes arcing lightning that shocks enemies in front of you and restores mana. Each of these skills generates ten mana.
The Sorceress also has six Major Destruction skills at her disposal. Charged Bolts release six bolts of lightning that course along the ground in an erratic pattern. Fireball hurls a ball of fire that explodes on contact, damaging nearby enemies. Ice Shards launch five shards that deal damage and deal extra damage to frozen enemies. Incinerate channels a beam of fire, burning enemies for damage that increases over time. Chain Lightning unleashes a bolt of lightning that jumps to nearby targets. Finally, Frozen Orb unleashes an orb that chills enemies and expels piercing shards, dealing a total of damage and then exploding into Frost Bolts. Each of these skills has its own mana cost and unique effects.
To make things easier to understand, here’s a table of the Sorceress’ Minor Destruction skills in Diablo 4:
|Launches a bolt of lightning, dealing X damage that bounces to nearby enemies with 30% less damage for each hit
|Throws a flaming bolt, dealing X damage and burning nearby enemies for X bleeding over eight seconds
|Throws a bolt of frost, dealing X damage and chilling the enemy
|Unleashes arcing lightning that shocks enemies in front of you for X and returns to you, restoring X Mana
|Generates 10 Mana
Here are the Sorceress’ Major Destruction skills:
|Releases six bolts of lightning that move erratically along the ground, each dealing X damage
|Throws a ball of fire that explodes on contact, dealing X damage to nearby enemies
|Launches five shards that deal X damage each. Deals X% more damage to frozen enemies
|Channels a beam of fire, dealing X damage to enemies. Damage increases by X per second, up to X
|20 Mana per second
|Unleashes a bolt of lightning, dealing X damage and jumping to X nearby targets
|Unleashes an orb that chills and expels piercing shards for a total of X damage, and then explodes into Frost Bolts
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This class has some amazing specialization skills such as Shadow Realm, where you become Immune for one second and pull target enemies into the Shadow Realm with you for five seconds. In the Shadow Realm, you become unstoppable and deal 50% more damage to afflicted enemies. Exploit Weakness allows you to exploit the weakness in certain enemy attacks and deal critical strikes with 60% increased damage. Combo Points will add points to your basic attacks and certain skills can consume these points for additional effects. The Rogue also has imbued skills, such as Frost Imbue, Acid Imbue, and Shadow Imbue that imbue the Rogue’s attacks and skills with the corresponding effects. In terms of melee skills, the Rogue has Shadow Step, Dash, and Caltrops. And for ranged skills, the Rogue has Arrow Barrage and Rain of Arrows, which require Combo Points to use. Check out the table below for a quick overview of the Rogue’s basic and fury skills.
|Rain of Arrows
|Utilize the power of Blood magic to drain the life of your foes while empowering yourself and your party.
|Use large amounts of Essence to rip through enemy minions.
|Use powerful damage over time spells to slowly drain multiple enemies of their life.
|Summon a horde of skeleton soldiers to fight alongside you.
If you’re wondering which class is the best to choose in Diablo 4, I have some good news for you: there is no single best class. Each of the five classes in Diablo 4 has unique playstyles and abilities that make them viable for the game. You can choose a class based on your personal preferences and adapt your build to maximize performance. For example, if you prefer to play a tankier character, the Barbarian may be a good fit for you. On the other hand, if you enjoy controlling the battlefield and casting spells, the Sorceress may be more your style. Ultimately, the choice is yours, and you have many options available to build your character to suit your needs. So, choose the class that speaks to you, and have fun exploring the world of Diablo 4!
In Diablo 4, players have more customization options than ever before. They can create a unique character by choosing from a variety of hairstyles, skin tones, colors, jewelry, and markings. However, the customization is limited to a certain extent, as the art direction leans heavily on inspiration from medieval and Old Masters paintings. While there are options for colorful body paint and different hair colors, characters in Diablo 4 look grounded and realistic. Players can customize their character’s face, hairstyle, facial hair, jewelry, makeup, body markings, and color values, including skin, eyes, hair, and body markings. However, there are limited options for body types, as it is intentionally tied to class roles as part of the game’s fantasy.
The upcoming game Diablo 4 is set to offer the most extensive range of customization options in the series. Lead character artist Arnaud Kotelnikoff recently revealed information about the armor dye system, which will provide players with additional customization possibilities. This system will enable players to modify the color scheme of their armor components.
The game reinforces the variety of character customization options by presenting its campfire of adventurers with random looks when players load the game. Overall, Diablo 4 offers a lot of personalization and customization options, allowing players to create their own unique character while maintaining the dark, medieval look that Blizzard is aiming for.
That’s all for our guide on the classes and character customization in Diablo 4. We hope you found this information helpful in selecting your class and designing your character. If you want to dive deeper into each class’s playstyle, abilities, and skills, we highly recommend checking out the video guide available below. The video will give you a more detailed overview of each class, along with gameplay footage that showcases the unique abilities and skills of each character. Thank you for reading, and we wish you the best of luck in your adventures in Diablo 4!