Diablo 4 is on its way, and the developers at Blizzard are sharing some of their favorite builds. This game has been in the works for a while, and after several beta test weekends, it’s finally ready for launch.
Diablo 4 is the latest installment in the long-standing franchise, and it’s bringing some new features to the table. The game is more open and shared, but the core gameplay remains the same: create a character, level up, and get stronger through loot.
Creating Your Character
In Diablo 4, customization is key. Not only can you decide how your character looks, but you also have more control over their skills. The game offers larger skill trees for the five starting classes. During the betas, players got a taste of these classes, but some, like the Druid, had parts of their specialization locked. In the full game, players will have access to all active and passive skills.
Plus, Diablo 4 lets players respec skills or the entire tree if they want to try something different or change a build to better match their items and gear.
Developers’ Favorite Builds
The developers at Blizzard have been enjoying the new customization options. In a recent interview, they shared some of their favorite builds. Game director Joe Shely chose a Frost Sorcerer.
The freeze mechanic in Diablo 4 can prevent monster death mechanics, like explosions, which can be quite handy. Frost Sorcerers give players more control over the battlefield and ways to avoid potentially lethal damage.
A Variety of Builds
Lead Class Designer Adam Z. Jackson had a hard time choosing just one build. He eventually settled on the Elemental Druid because of the Tornado skill. When upgraded, this skill can be cast multiple times, causing a whirlwind of destruction.
Lead game producer Melissa Corning also favored a freezing build, the Frozen Orb Sorcerer. This build not only allows for battlefield control through freezing enemies, but Corning hinted at legendary items that enhance this skill with various effects.
Ash Sweeting Vickey, Diablo 4’s dungeon producer, prefers builds that deal high damage from a distance. She highlighted the Hydra Fireball build for the Sorcerer class and the Rapid Fire Rogue.
The Wait is Almost Over
Fans won’t have to wait much longer to start building their ideal class. Those who pre-ordered the Deluxe and Ultimate versions of Diablo 4 will get early access to the game.
They’ll also be able to participate in a limited-time Hardcore Race. The first 1000 players to reach level 100 with a Hardcore character will have their name added to a statue of Lilith on the Blizzard campus.
For a more detailed look at the classes in Diablo 4, check out this Diablo 4 classes overview.