Diablo 3: The Best Solo Classes Ranked Worst To Best

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    Split images of Monk, Barbarian and Wizard in Diablo 3.

    Of course, the satisfaction of vanquishing swarms of demons and rescuing Tristram from the depths of Hell is undeniable, but there’s something truly exhilarating about obtaining coveted loot or securing a top spot on the ladder. This is the driving force behind Diablo 3 players. When it comes to reaping the spoils, efficiency reigns supreme; utilizing the most formidable classes with exceptional solo clearing abilities is imperative for those aiming to conquer the Greater Rift ladders.

    The ever-changing seasons of Diablo 3 bring forth an array of balance alterations that disrupt the effectiveness of classes and stir the game’s meta. Hence, it becomes crucial to be well-informed about the prevailing top-tier classes in the current season. For those enthusiasts who crave the adrenaline rush of Greater Rifts or ladder competitions, these classes are the epitome of speed and proficiency in obliterating hordes of demonic foes. Without further ado, let’s explore the performance of each of the seven classes, ranging from the least to the most efficient.

    Sid Natividad, in his October 25th, 2022 update, brings forth the ever-engaging discussion on Diablo 3 classes, ignited by the constantly evolving seasonal content. Presently, Season 27 is in full swing, and now that the commotion has settled, it is the perfect moment for us to reassess and determine the ultimate Diablo 3 class. This choice holds immense significance as it directly impacts your chances of acquiring legendary loot and expedites your progress through the game’s challenges. Moreover, if you harbor ambitions of conquering Greater Rifts or climbing the ladders, it is imperative to take into account the sentiments of the wider community regarding these individual classes.

    7 Witch Doctor

    diablo 3 witch doctor

    Even though it’s placed at the metaphorical lowest position in this ranking, the Witch Doctor remains an excellent choice. The Mundungu build, which is its most powerful one, guarantees that if you already had it constructed in past seasons, you won’t have to exert too much effort this time around. However, this also implies that you might grow weary of using the same build repeatedly.

    The current strength of this build and class lies in its exceptional ability to inflict area damage, allowing for efficient clearing of mobs. However, one could argue that this applies to most other classes as well. The Witch Doctor, unfortunately, did not receive as much attention this season in comparison to the other classes, whose enhancements propelled them to greater heights.

    Build:

    Weapon

    Sacred Harvester

    Offhand

    Gazing Demise

    Helm

    Mundunugu’s Headdress

    Shoulders

    Mundunugu’s Descendant

    Gloves

    Mundunugu’s Rhythm

    Chest

    Mundunugu’s Robe

    Belt

    Captain Crimson’s Silk Girdle

    Pants

    Captain Crimson’s Thrust

    Boots

    Mundunugu’s Dance

    Bracers

    Lakumba’s Ornament

    Amulet

    The Traveler’s Pledge

    Ring 1

    The Compass Rose

    Ring 2

    Ring of Emptiness

    Active Skills

  • Spirit Barrage (LMB)
  • Locust Swarm (RMB)
  • Piranhas
  • Spirit Walk
  • Big Bad Voodoo
  • Soul Harvest
  • Passive Skills

  • Blood Ritual
  • Rush of Essence
  • Confidence Ritual
  • Grave Injustice
  • Gems

  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Gogok of Swiftness
  • Bane of the Stricken
  • Kanai’s Cube

  • The Barber
  • Frostburn
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur
  • 6 Barbarian

    Barbarian in diablo 3

    Although the powerful entities may have experienced a decline in Diablo 2, they managed to maintain a respectable position. The Barbarian builds and the class itself exhibit remarkable versatility and competitiveness, particularly in conquering the challenging content of Diablo 3 Season 27. However, it is evident that they lack the specific long-range area damage proficiencies possessed by the other classes.

    Throughout the ages, the melee class has grappled with this very dilemma. In the current season, it appears that Barbarians have embraced Rend as their ultimate choice, requiring them to equip the iconic Wrath of the Wastes set to complete their customary Rending ensemble. However, when faced with hordes of minions, Whirlwind presents itself as a favorable alternative.

    Build:

    Weapon 1

    The Slanderer

    Weapon 2

    Little Rogue

    Helm

    Helm of the Wastes

    Shoulders

    Pauldrons of the Wastes

    Gloves

    Gauntlet of the Wastes

    Chest

    Cuirass of the Wastes

    Belt

    Lamentation

    Pants

    Tasset of the Wastes

    Boots

    Sabaton of the Wastes

    Bracers

    Mortick’s Brace

    Amulet

    Hellfire Amulet of Strength

    Ring 1

    Convention of Elements

    Ring 2

    Band of Might

    Active Skills

  • Ancient Spear (LMB)
  • Whirlwind (RMB)
  • Rend
  • Ground Stomp
  • Battle Rage
  • Wrath of the Berserker
  • Passive Skills

  • Berserker Rage
  • Brawler
  • Ruthless
  • Boon of Bul-Kathos
  • Gems

  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Taeguk
  • Bane of the Stricken
  • Kanai’s Cube

  • Ambo’s Pride
  • Mantle of Channeling
  • Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
  • 5 Demon Hunter

    d3 demon hunter

    In the realm of past seasons, the Hungering Arrow earned itself a fearsome renown as an excessively dominant construct. However, prior to Season 27, it underwent a significant reduction in power. Astonishingly, it has now resurfaced, reclaiming its position as a prominent force among the finest long-range demolishers within the game. The feeble attempts of other Demon Hunter builds appear feeble and lackluster in contrast.

    With the perfect fusion of the Hungering Arrow, Strafe, and the awe-inspiring Gears of the Dreadlands set, a delightful symphony of swiftness, devastation, and expansive reach is unleashed. Although it may not possess the sheer annihilating force of the reigning dominant builds, the Demon Hunter remains an unrivaled marksmanship expert, brimming with a myriad of practical benefits.

    Build:

    Weapon 1

    Dawn

    Offhand

    Valla’s Bequest

    Helm

    Dystopian Goggles

    Shoulders

    Mechanical Pauldrons

    Gloves

    Gas Powered Automail Forearm

    Chest

    Galvanized Vest

    Belt

    Hunter’s Wrath

    Pants

    Cold Cathode Trousers

    Boots

    Antique Vintage Boots

    Bracers

    Wraps of Clarity

    Amulet

    Squirt’s Necklace

    Ring 1

    Focus

    Ring 2

    Restraint

    Active Skills

  • Hungering Arrow (LMB)
  • Strafe (RMB)
  • Preparation
  • Shadow Power
  • Fan of Knives
  • Vengeance
  • Passive Skills

  • Cull the Weak
  • Numbing Traps
  • Archery
  • Ambush
  • Gems

  • Simplicity’s Strength
  • Taeguk
  • Bane of the Stricken
  • Kanai’s Cube

  • The Ninth Cirri Satchel
  • Depth Diggers
  • Convention of Elements
  • 4 Crusader

    Diablo-3-Crusader-Artwork

    The Crusader’s glory days in the Diablo 3 meta may have faded, yet it’s a just outcome considering the remarkable moments this class experienced in previous seasons or leagues. However, it’s important to clarify that not all Crusader builds are excessively dominant; typically, only one stands out, namely the Aegis of Valor/Fist of the Heavens build.

    If your goal is complete efficiency, then anything else falls short of optimal. Despite facing numerous nerfs, the Crusader has managed to barely secure its place among the elite builds. Surprisingly, these adjustments have failed to diminish its standing even slightly. Undoubtedly, it remains a formidable choice for those seeking a resilient class.

    Build:

    Weapon

    Flail of the Charge

    Offhand

    Shield of the Steed

    Helm

    Crown of Valor

    Shoulders

    Spaulders of Valor

    Gloves

    Gauntlets of Valor

    Chest

    Brigandine of Valor

    Belt

    Captain Crimson’s Silk Girdle

    Pants

    Captain Crimson’s Thrust

    Boots

    Greaves of Valor

    Bracers

    Strongarm Bracers

    Amulet

    Hellfire Amulet of Strength

    Ring 1

    Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac

    Ring 2

    Convention of Elements

    Active Skills

  • Fist of the Heavens (LMB)
  • Steed Charge (RMB)
  • Laws of Valor
  • Judgment
  • Iron skin
  • Akarat’s Champion
  • Passive Skills

  • Heavenly Strength
  • Indestructible
  • Long Arm of the Law
  • Finery
  • Gems

  • Zei’s Stone of Vengeance
  • Gogok of Swiftness
  • Bane of the Stricken
  • Kanai’s Cube

  • Darklight
  • Khassett’s Cord of Righteousness
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur
  • 3 Monk

    Monk in d3

    With its already advantageous position from the previous season, the Monk found itself in an even more fortuitous position in Season 27, courtesy of the introduction of the Wave of Light buff through the new class power. Many devout Monk players vouch for it as the supreme build of Season 27, and truth be told, it’s on par with the following two classes and their respective builds.

    Although the Wave of Light Monk build reigns supreme, the Inna Mystic Ally Monk presents a viable alternative, albeit slightly inferior. While other builds may not match the sheer power of the Necromancer or Wizard’s creations, they still excel in efficiency and speed. However, if you aspire for your Monk to rival the top-notch Wizard and Necromancer builds, here’s an impeccable suggestion.

    Build:

    Weapon 1

    Kyoshiro’s Blade

    Weapon 2

    Rabid Strike

    Helm

    Tzo Krin’s Gaze

    Shoulders

    Lefebvre’s Soliloquy

    Gloves

    Stone Gauntlets

    Chest

    Cindercoat

    Belt

    The Witching Hour

    Pants

    Blackthorne’s Jousting Mail

    Boots

    The Crudest Boots

    Bracers

    Pinto’s Pride

    Amulet

    Squirt’s Necklace

    Ring 1

    Convention of Elements

    Ring 2

    Unity

    Active Skills

  • Wave of Light (LMB)
  • Mystic Ally (RMB)
  • Cyclone Strike
  • Dashing Strike
  • Epiphany
  • Mantra of Salvation
  • Passive Skills

  • Beacon of Ytar
  • Harmony
  • Seize the Initiative
  • The Guardian’s Path
  • Gems

  • Enforcer
  • Legacy of Dreams
  • Bane of the Stricken
  • Kanai’s Cube

  • Incense Torch of the Grand Temple
  • Bindings of the Lesser Gods
  • Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
  • 2 Necromancer

    Necromancer in d3

    When searching for a class this season with formidable and viable builds for top-tier challenges, the Necromancer emerges as the ultimate selection. Boasting numerous potent builds, the latest addition reigns supreme, rivaling even the mighty Wizards and Monks in content-clearing capabilities.

    Welcome to the realm of the Army of the Dead Necromancer build! However, fear not, for you need not be swayed by the allure of shiny new Diablo offerings. Should you discover yourself reveling in the pleasures of alternative builds like Death Nova, worry not, for they too hold great enjoyment. Behold, a class of utmost harmony and versatility awaits you in Season 27. And lo, the path of the Necromancer shall never lead you astray.

    Build:

    Weapon 1

    Jesseth Skullscythe

    Offhand

    Jesseth Skullshield

    Helm

    Rathma’s Skull Helm

    Shoulders

    Rathma’s Spikes

    Hands

    Rathma’s Macabre Vambraces

    Wrists

    Bonds of C’Lena

    Torso

    Rathma’s Ribcage Plate

    Belt

    Captain Crimson’s Silk Girdle

    Pants

    Captain Crimson’s Thrust

    Boots

    Rathma’s Ossified Sabatons

    Amulet

    Squirt’s Necklace

    Ring 1

    Krysbin’s Sentence

    Ring 2

    Convention of Elements

    Active Skills

  • Siphon Blood (LMB)
  • Command Skeletons (RMB)
  • Bone Armor
  • Army of the Dead
  • Blood Rush
  • Revive
  • Passive Skills

  • Rigor Mortis
  • Final Service
  • Rathma’s Shield
  • Grisly Tribute
  • Gems

  • Gogok of Swiftness
  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Zei’s Stone of Vengeance
  • Kanai’s Cube

  • Funerary Pick
  • Fate’s Vow
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur
  • 1 Wizard

    wizard in d3

    The recent enhancements to the Meteor and other abilities have catapulted the Wizard back to the pinnacle of prominence. Throughout Diablo 3’s meta, this mystical class has consistently held an esteemed position. Remarkably, the Wizard’s standing in the current state of affairs remains unaltered. It remains an immensely potent class adept at obliterating vast areas, capable of unleashing hellish destruction multiple times.

    Undoubtedly, the enhancement bestowed upon meteor has elevated the exhilaration of obliterating enemies. Star Pact, a remarkable ability, possesses immense potential when paired with the perfect combination of armor and weaponry, potentially rendering this build as one of the game’s most formidable. However, brace yourself for the possibility of a nerf in the upcoming season, precisely next year, to avoid any disappointment.

    Build:

    Weapon 1

    The Grand Vizier

    Offhand

    N/A

    Helm

    Mempo of Twilight

    Shoulders

    Aughild’s Power

    Gloves

    Tal Rasha’s Grasp

    Chest

    Tal Rasha’s Relentless Pursuit

    Belt

    Tal Rasha’s Brace

    Pants

    Tal Rasha’s Stride

    Boots

    Nilfur’s Boast

    Bracers

    Aughild’s Search

    Amulet

    Tal Rasha’s Allegiance

    Ring 1

    Convention of Elements

    Ring 2

    Halo of Karini

    Active Skills

  • Spectral Blade (LMB)
  • Meteor (RMB)
  • Black Hole
  • Familiar
  • Teleport
  • Storm Armor
  • Passive Skills

  • Audacity
  • Arcane Dynamo
  • Illusionist
  • Elemental Exposure
  • Gems

  • Esoteric Alteration
  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Bane of the Stricken
  • Kanai’s Cube

  • The Smoldering Core
  • The Shame of Delsere
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur
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