Suppose you are new to ARPGs, or just new to Blizzard's iconic franchise. In that case, you might want some beginner's tips before venturing into Diablo 4's world of Sanctuary.
This article provides five essential tips to get off to the best start possible in Diablo 4 Season 1, and slay the horde of the Burning Hells with ease.
Update on 18 July 2023: We've updated this guide with the best beginners tips for Diablo 4 at launch.
If you are not completely new to Diablo 4 but want to get some tips for getting off to a great start in Season 1, we've got you covered.
Diablo 4 Weapon Attack Above All Else
You will get a tonne of item drops in Diablo 4 of various quality/rarities. That's nice and all, providing increased stats for your character, and if they are Legendary, some Legendary Powers to hopefully compliment your chosen build.
There are core stats in Diablo 4, alongside a vast variety of Affixes you can get on armor and weapons. However, by far the most crucial stat on any weapon, for any class, is the Weapon Attack damage.
This stat improves how hard you hit, obviously, and includes spells for a class such as the Sorcerer or Necromancer. We would go so far as to say that you should replace a Legendary with a Blue (Magic) weapon if the Weapon Attack damage difference is significant.
The exception might be Unique weapons or gloves if you are lucky enough to find one of these ultra-rare, powerful pieces of loot that you can only equip one of, by the way...
Explore Fractured Peaks First
In Diablo 4, players should explore most of the snow-covered Fractured Peaks region first. There's a whole lot to discover, and we urge beginners and veterans alike to go off the beaten path to find side quests, dungeons, and Altars of Lilith.
You should complete all three Strongholds in the Fractured Peaks region at least once, and if you are prepping for the game's full launch, maybe find a great leveling path.
Below, you can find an overview of the content available in Diablo 4's Fractured Peaks region.
- x7 Waypoints
- x24 Sidequests
- x23 Side Dungeons
- x28 Altars of Lilith
- x3 Strongholds
As an extra little tip, unlocking Waypoints helps you get to locations with haste, thanks to Fast Traveling. This will help you later on in the campaign.
Do What You Want in Sanctuary
We suggest playing around as much as you like, going crazy with class build experimentations, and just having fun. There's no real rush, and with Season 1 only kicking off in mid to late-July, you should experiment with multiple classes at launch.
Stagger Diablo 4 Bosses
As a great combat tip for beginners in Sanctuary, we suggest learning about the Diablo 4 Stagger combat mechanic with our dedicated guide. To explain it quickly for the purpose of this article, the more crowd control effects you throw on big bosses, the faster their Stagger bar (thin gold one below the Health bar) fills up. Once it is filled up, the bosses become stunned and very vulnerable for 12 seconds, and they also gain a disadvantage for the rest of the fight.
Pick The Best Diablo 4 Class & Build
Our final tip is to pick the best Diablo 4 class that suits your preferred playstyle. If you like the idea of being a squishy melee/range hybrid that lays traps, then go for a Rogue with a great build.
Those who love getting into the thick of things should probably go for the Barbarian class. It is also our top pick as the best class for beginners in Diablo 4, with high survivability and mobility. Check out our best Diablo 4 Barbarian build called "Bleed Them Dry."
Alternatively, you could go for the Sorcerer and test out our "Frozen Popsicle" class build. While the Rogue might be a bit more difficult to play than the Barbarian and the Sorcerer, you could try it out as well with our Diablo 4 Rogue build, picking the best skills, items, and more.
While you digest these tips for beginners in Diablo 4, you can learn more about the world of Sanctuary in the video below.
So there you have it, five essential tips for beginners in Diablo 4 Season 1 to make their first trip into Sanctuary a bit easier.
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