Diablo 4 Season 2: Best Builds For Each Class

Here's our list of the best builds for each class in Diablo 4 Season 2, including the best powers, skills, and gear.

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Season 2 of Diablo 4 introduced a new set of Vampiric Powers that players can use to improve their character builds across all five classes. Our guide will provide you with the best builds for each class in Diablo 4 Season 2, including the best powers, skills, and gear.

Best Builds For Each Class in Diablo 4 Season 2

Best Barbarian Build (D4 Season 2)

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Basics of the Build

The favorite core skill for Barbarian this season is the Hammer of the Ancients, which sets the foundation of this build. It adds 50% bonus damage to your hammer attacks. The best weapon for this type of synergy would be the bludgeoning type.

Best Vampiric Powers

Season of Blood also introduced a set of new Vampiric Powers, so every player can improve their character builds. I prefer going for Unstoppable, Fury, and Lucky Hit bonuses, so here are the best Vampiric Powers for this Barbarian build:

  • Accursed Touch
  • Metamorphosis
  • Ravenous
  • Prey on the Weak
  • Sanguine Brace

Best Barbarian Skills

But we shouldn’t forget about the original Codex of Power and give our Barbarian the best skills for generating even more Fury, Unstoppable, and Berserking bonuses:

  • ‍Rallying Cry
  • Guttural Yell
  • Wrath of the Berserker

Best Barbarian Gear

Finalize your build with some of the finest Barbarian gear, which includes armor, weapons, and jewelry:

  • Helm: Steadfast Hood of Numbing Wrath
  • Chest: Steadfast Tunic of Might
  • Gloves: Steadfast Gloves of Ancestral Force
  • Pants: Steadfast Pants of the Protector
  • Boots: Ghostwalker Steadfast Boots
  • One-Handed Weapons: Rapid Rune Blade, Rune Blade of Berserk Ripping
  • Two-Handed Weapons: Dire Mace of Retribution, Edgemaster’s Gothic Blade
  • Amulet: Amulet of Disobedience
  • Rings: Ring of Echoing Fury, Ring of Unrelenting Fury

Best Druid Build (D4 Season 2)

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Basics of the Build

This build is based on the Shred core skill, which synergizes with Grizzly Rage. Both skills procure shapeshifting, the first into a Werewolf and the other into Werebear. Use one after another to jump from one enemy to another, dealing a guaranteed critical strike each time.

Best Vampiric Powers

We can improve both Shred and Grizzly Rage with the following Vampiric Powers:

  • Anticipation
  • Ravenous
  • Resilience
  • Sanguine Brace
  • Prey on the Weak

Best Druid Skills

This Druid build requires not only powerful attack boosts but also solid defense, as in Fortify and Barrier bonuses:

  • Earthen Bulwark
  • Nature’s Resolve
  • ‍Cyclone Armor

Best Druid Gear

  • Helm: Runic Skullcap of Might
  • Chest: Sovereign Mail of Disobedience
  • Gloves: Rapid Sovereign Vambraces
  • Pants: Vigorous Primal Chausses
  • Boots: Stormshifter’s Primal Sabatons
  • Weapons: Edgemaster’s Bearded Axe, Nighthowler’s Ancient Effigy
  • Amulet: Stormclaw’s Necklace
  • Rings: Ring of the Umbral, Ring of Retaliation

Best Necromancer Build (D4 Season 2)

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Basics of the Build

It’s no surprise that Necromancer’s finest core skill is Blood Lance. It’s extremely cheap, so you can cast it almost nonstop, dealing damage with your lingering weapon all over the battle area. Be sure to combine it with Hemorrhage for increased DPS.

Best Vampiric Powers

Increase the speed of your attacks and the area of effect using the following powers:

  • Ravenous
  • Prey on the Weak
  • Hemomancy
  • Blood Boil
  • Metamorphosis

Best Necromancer Skills

Inflict curses all around and, at the same time, become immune to incoming damage with these basic skills:

  • ‍Decrepify
  • ‍Blood Mist
  • Corpse Tendrils

Best Necromancer Gear

  • Helm: Runic Skullcap of Disobedience
  • Chest: Runic Mail of Might
  • Gloves: Runic Gloves of Grasping Veins
  • Pants: Runic Leggings of Shielding Storm
  • Boots: Ghostwalker Runic Cleats
  • Weapon: Demonblade of Grasping Veins
  • Amulet: Amulet of Gore Quills
  • Rings: Bond of Potent Blood, Sacrificial Band

Best Rogue Build (D4 Season 2)

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Basics of the Build

There’s not much difference in the Rogue meta for Season 2, as Barrage still remains the most effective core skill for multishotting enemies. All you need to do is stand back and shoot multiple arrows at the group of enemies for easy kills.

Best Vampiric Powers

Vampiric Powers can help Rogue reduce its cooldown times and increase the speed of attacks:

  • Moonrise
  • Resilience
  • Hectic
  • Prey on the Weak
  • Undying

Best Rogue Skills

The correct positioning defines this build, and that’s why you need basic skills that will help you utilize Barrage to its greatest extent:

  • Shadow Step
  • Shadow Imbuement
  • Puncture

Best Rogue Gear

  • Helm: Runic Skullcap of Might
  • Chest: Runic Mail of Disobedience
  • Gloves: Runic Gloves of Corruption
  • Pants: Cheat’s Runic Leggings
  • Boots: Mngler’s Runic Cleats
  • One-Handed Weapons: Accelerating Obsidian Blade, Rapid Obsidian Blade
  • Two-Handed Weapon: Edgemaster’s Windlass
  • Amulet: Umbrous Necklace
  • Rings: Ring of the Expectant, Band of Branching Volleys

Best Sorcerer Build (D4 Season 2)

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Basics of the Build

Arc Lash is a truly powerful skill that deals arcing lightning damage, which is the basis of this Sorcerer build. It can be well combined with such mighty enchantments as Ball Lightning Enchantment and Fireball Enchantment.

Best Vampiric Powers

Being able to quickly cast spells is essential for this build’s efficiency, so focus on powers that drive your attack speed and reduce cooldown times:

  • Ravenous
  • Anticipation
  • Hectic
  • Metamorphosis
  • Moonrise

Best Sorcerer Skills

Your basic skills should help you improve both damage and defense, as well as increase the area of effect:

  • Vyr’s Mastery
  • Shocking Impact
  • Teleport

Best Sorcerer Gear

  • Helm: Snowveiled Runic Skullcap
  • Chest: Runic Mail of Might
  • Gloves: Gravitational Runic Gloves
  • Pants: Runic Leggings of Disobedience
  • Boots: Runic Cleats of the Bounding Conduit
  • Weapons: Conceited Bone Wand, Storm Swell Fiendish Folio
  • Amulet: Rapid Nazar
  • Rings: Storm Swell Circle, Circle of Control

That’s it for our list of the best builds for each class in Diablo 4: Season 2. Stay tuned for more D4 tips and tricks articles right here.

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Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.