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Best Diablo 4 Class & Build For Beginners in Season 1

Struggling to find out what the best beginner class is in Diablo 4 Season 1? We've got you covered.
Best Diablo 4 Class & Build For Beginners in Season 1

With Diablo 4 Season 1's launch, all five classes have received balance changes. Those new to the ARPG genre might be wondering what the best class for beginners is. This guide explains the Diablo 4 best class for beginners, which should make your first trip into Sanctuary a bit easier, so let's get started.

Update on 18 July 2023: We've updated this guide for Diablo 4 Season 1. Note that these picks are based on the opinion of the author.

Best Diablo 4 Beginner Class in Season 1

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The Barbarian is ready to smash enemies to bits in Sanctuary. (Picture: Blizzard)

While your first challenge might be to overcome connection issues due to an influx of players on the Diablo 4 servers and the dreaded Error 34202, the second challenge will be picking your class. For beginners, this could be daunting, so we are here to help.

Beginners should scream, "Bul-Kathos Guides My Hand!" and pick the Barbarian class, in our opinion. It is the tankiest of the bunch, allowing you to take more hits as you get used to the enemies in Diablo 4. Further, thanks to the Arsenal system, you can test out a range of weaponry. As a bonus, the Barbarian, with the right build, has more mobility than other classes in the game.

The Barbarian is the best class for beginners in Diablo 4, not only due to its survivability and speed, but since it is very item-dependant, you will quickly learn the ropes of inventory management and upgrading gear.

Check out our best Diablo 4 Barbarian build, which we call "Spin To Win." The name signifies the build's propensity to Whirlwind into a pack of enemies, and then you can just watch them bleed to death like the good son/daughter of Bul Kathos that you are. 

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Picking the Sorcerer in Diablo 4 is a good choice for beginners who love staying at range. (Picture: Blizzard)

For those who really don't love melee combat, we recommend the Sorcerer. Check out our best Sorcerer build in Diablo 4, called "Popsicle Power," which is all about freezing enemies, resource generation (Mana), and enhanced survivability.

If you want to check out the Rogue, we've got the best build for this "advanced" class.

Please note: This best class for Diablo 4 beginners article is based on the opinion of the author.

Lastly, remember there are two World Tier difficulty levels to choose from in Diablo 4 when you first create a character. If you are completely new to the franchise, we suggest picking Adventurer. However, Veteran does hold some benefits, such as increased XP and loot drops, and it really isn't all that much of a difficulty increase.

While you wait to get your chance to play Diablo 4 and test out the best beginner's class, why not learn more about Sanctuary's dark and gothic world in the video below?

So there you have it; the best Diablo 4 class for beginners in Season 1 is the Barbarian, with an alternative being the Sorcerer if you want to take on the followers of Lilith and the hordes of the Burning Hells at range. If anything changes, we will endeavor to update this article.


For more Diablo 4, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:

Diablo 4 Class Builds - Best Barbarian Build |  | Best Necromancer Build | Best Sorcerer Build | Best Druid Build | Best Rogue Build | All Classes Tier List | Best Class For Beginners | Build Calculator

Class Mechanics: Sorcerer Enchantment System | Barbarian Arsenal | Rogue Specialization | Necromancer Book of the Dead | Druid Spirit Animals | Unlock Golems

Items - Healing Vial | Item Slot Types | Transmogs/Wardrobe | Salvage Items | Durability & Repair | Trading Items | All Unique Items & Stats | Set Items | Item Quality/Rarity Levels | Elixirs | Butcher's Cleaver | Cry of Ashava Trophy

Features: Beginners Guide | Impressions From Beta

Quests: Ritual Tower Key | Forgive Me Side Quest | Traveler's Prayer Side Quest | Secret Of The Spring Riddle | Raising Spirits Side Quest | Woodsman Of Nevesk | Fiend Rose

General D4 Guides: Legendary & Gold Farming | Town Portal | Inventory Size | Stash Size | Beat Lilith's Lament | Beat Den Mother Boss | Beat Lord Avitus Boss | Beat Blood Bishop Boss | Reset Dungeons | Gathering Legions Guide | The Butcher Boss | Leave Dungeons | All Stronghold Locations | Hardcore Mode | Change Difficulty | Unlock/Launch Time | Balance Changes | Patch Notes

Diablo 4 Tech Guides - Ray Tracing Support | Couch Co-Op | Server Regions | PC Requirements & File Size | Diablo 4 Servers Down? | Connection Issues Fix | Crashing Issues Fix | Unable To Install or Patch | Low FPS Fix | Error Code 34202 Fix | Disable Fog & Glare | Stuck in Queue Fix | Console Issues | PC Issues | Enable & Disable Chat Bubbles | Hit Max Level Fast | Best PC Settings High FPS | Error Code 395002 Fix | Error Code 316719 Fix | D4 on Steam Deck | Offline Mode | DLSS 3 & NVIDIA Reflex

Crafting/Vendors - Jeweler | Gambling & Obols | Occultist | Alchemist | Blacksmith | | Monster Parts | Skins | Ore | Plants

Legendary Aspects - Codex of Power | Sorcerer Legendary Powers | Barbarian Legendary Powers | Rogue Legendary Powers | Necromancer Legendary Powers | Druid Legendary Powers

Activities - Strongholds | Nightmare Dungeons | Silent Chests | Altars of Lilith | Helltides | Endgame

Story & Lore - Campaign Length | Who is Lilith? | Who is Inarius | Deckard Cain | Secret Cow Level | All D4 Acts Listed

Zones - Fractured Peaks Overview | Scosglen | Kehjistan | Dry Steppes | Hawezar | All Waypoint Locations | Full World Map | Fractured Peaks Chests | Fractured Peaks Cellars

Stronghold Guides - Kor Dragan | Malnok | Nostrava |

Mounts - Temptation Mount | Diablo 4 Class Dismount Mechanics | Unlock & Customize |

Seasons - Battle Pass Price | Diablo 4 Season Duration | Battle Pass Differences | Get Favor | Next Season Start Date | Season Blessings | Season Journey | Diablo 4 Content Roadmap |

Gameplay Systems - Armor System | Clans | Primary Stats & Effects | Shrines & Buffs | Renown & Reputation | Max Level & Paragon Cap | World Tier Difficulty Levels | Followers/Mercenaries

World Bosses - Ashava | Avarice | Wandering Death | Beat Ashava | Ashava Spawn Location

Diablo 4 Misc - Statue of Inarius Price & Specs | Wolf Pack Cosmetic | Codes | Diablo 4 Free-to-Play? | Mother's Inked Title | Collector's Edition | How To Respec | Stagger Mechanic | Patch Notes | Asmongold Diablo 4 Beta Thoughts | Item Shop | Wings of the Creator Emote

Challenges/Achievements - Necromancer Challenges | Barbarian Challenges | Druid Challenges | Rogue Challenges | Sorcerer Challenges | Crafting Challenges

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