Diablo IV was announced with five classes, three of which have already been revealed. The classes announced so far include the Barbarian, Sorceress, and Druid. These first three classes were announced at BlizzCon 2019.
All of these three classes have already appeared in previous games in the Diablo franchise. The Barbarian has appeared in every single Diablo game albeit unofficially in the Diablo Hellfire expansion pack.
There have been fourteen different classes throughout the franchise and speculation is rife about the two remaining characters yet to be announced for Diablo IV.
Skills and Talents
Character development will be slightly different in Diablo IV with the additions of a talent tree. Skills are split into six categories for each class, and players can decide which skills to use with the return of the elective mode for skill slots. Diablo IV will differ from Diablo 3 in that players will now be able to add points to individual skills to increase a skill’s rank but it’s not just about increasing the numbers, additional traits will also unlock as detailed here by Joe Shelly, Lead Game Designer.[blue]So you’ve got your skill system, you’re leveling up, you’re getting skill points, you’re unlocking skills, ranking up skills and those rank-ups aren’t just power, they’re not just number increases they can also unlock additional traits for those skills.
If you look at the Barbarian’s Rallying Cry. Rallying Cry grants “Unstoppable” which breaks you out of crowd control (CC) and grants you Immunity. Super helpful if you’ve got frozen in PvP.
But that’s the sort of thing that might not be on the skill initially but as you rank up that skill you would be building toward unlocking that trait. ~ 3 November 2019[/blue]
Skills will be assigned to left and right mouse button, the left being for the resource generator and the right for the resource spender and then 1 to 4 for specialised skills.
Skill points can not be reset when allocated the talents can be respecced providing buffs to players and this makes builds more diverse than Diablo 3.
The three revealed classes build on their previous iterations with some skills returning from previous games. Details on skills and talents can be found in the Diabloverse class sections.
Players will have more customisation options in Diablo IV including the ability to select a different facial look, scars, skin tone and more. This is a step up from previous games where all characters started the game with the same appearance and gear being the only differentiating factor between characters in-game. More customisation details are expected to be will be revealed in the future.
Which two previous characters would you like to see in Diablo IV?
- Amazon (22%, 124 Votes)
- Paladin (21%, 117 Votes)
- Necromancer (17%, 95 Votes)
- Assassin (12%, 64 Votes)
- Demon Hunter (8%, 42 Votes)
- Witch Doctor (5%, 26 Votes)
- Crusader (5%, 26 Votes)
- Monk (4%, 24 Votes)
- Bard (3%, 19 Votes)
- Warrior (3%, 15 Votes)
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