Diablo 4 has just released patch 1.1.2 following patch 1.1.1. Which classes are considered the best in Diablo 4 after the latest patch? Today, we bring you a comprehensive tier list for D4 1.1.2, covering both early game and endgame.
Diablo 4 1.1.2 Tier List – Overall Class Balance
Patch 1.1.2 brings minimal changes, except for some fixes to Druids—specifically, the Aspect Metamorphic Stone, Agilitaed Winds, and Aspect of the Alpga Werewolf. Here’s a tier list for Diablo IV 1.1.2, evaluating the overall performance of each class in various aspects of the game, including leveling from 1 to 50, general endgame content, speed farming, and nightmare dungeon pushing. Classes that excel across these activities will rank higher. Additionally, the number of successful builds a class possesses in these categories will also contribute to its ranking. Let’s take a look at the D4 1.1.2 Early and Endgame tier list.
Diablo 4 1.1.2 Early Game Tier List
The Rogue stands atop the S tier in the Diablo 4 1.1.1 ranking. This class excels in almost every aspect of the game. Though it may not have the absolute best builds for every scenario, it comes close to perfection in nearly all areas. With options like twisting blades, death trap, barrage flurry rapid fire, and penetrating shots, the Rogue offers a multitude of powerful builds across different activities. Choosing a Rogue allows you to select from a wide range of builds and excel at most of what the game has to offer. That’s why it stands alone in the S tier.
- Necromancer (Necro)
In the A tier, we have the Druid and the Necromancer. The Druid would have been in the S tier if not for its weaker performance from levels 1 to 50. Fortunately, the pulverized build, available in season 1 through the codex, gives the Druid an advantage when it comes to leveling and building towards the endgame. Once in the endgame, Druids become amazing with a variety of viable builds such as werewolf tornado, lightning storm, pulverize, and lightning shred. The Druid offers versatility, with the only downside being its lack of strong nightmare dungeon-pushing builds compared to the Rogue.
The Necromancer, on the other hand, performs well in various domains. It excels in leveling from 1 to 50 and offers a range of powerful late-game build options, including bone spear, the Infinimus build, and the omnistorm build. While the Necro has three solid choices for most endgame content, they aren’t necessarily the best at any particular activity. Unfortunately, the Necromancer has suffered from the vulnerable nerf.
- Sorcerer (Spear)
In the B tier, we find the Sorcerer. The Sorcerer shines in leveling from 1 to 50 as well as in endgame speed farming. However, when it comes to general endgame content, the Sorcerer lacks strong options. It falls short in nightmare dungeon pushing, where it’s considered the weakest class. The Sorcerer boasts various strong builds, such as blizzard, ice shards, chain lightning, and ball lightning, for speed farming. But in other endgame activities, blizzard remains the Sorcerer’s strongest choice, generally weaker compared to other classes, especially in nightmare dungeon pushing.
Lastly, sitting in the C tier of this D4 patch 1.1.2 tier list is the Barbarian. The Barbarian’s position is mainly due to its weakness in leveling from 1 to 50—the slowest among all classes. Traditionally, the best builds for the Barbarian were Whirlwind and Hammer of the Ancients. However, Hammer of the Ancients has been hit hard recently due to a fixed bugged interaction, resulting in Whirlwind generally outperforming it in most realms. The good news for Barbarians is the emergence of the powerful double swing build, which continues to excel in pushing nightmare dungeons. Overall, there is no Barbarian build that reaches the same level of excellence as builds from other classes. While Sorcerers are amazing at speed farming and leveling from 1 to 50, Barbarians simply don’t excel in any particular area.
Diablo 4 1.1.2 Endgame Tier List
For those who prioritize post-level 50 gameplay and consider the 1 to 50 phase less significant, here’s the endgame tier list for D4 1.1.2.
In the S tier of the D4 1.1.2 Endgame tier list, we now have the Rogue and the Druid. With the Druid’s early game weaknesses nullified, it joins the Rogue at the top. In the A tier, we find the Necromancer. The Barbarian joins the Sorcerer in the B tier, as its greatest weakness—the 1 to 50 leveling—is mitigated, making it on par with other classes. The key distinction between the Sorcerer and the Barbarian lies in their specialization. While the Barbarian is average across all endgame activities, the Sorcerer excels in speed farming and struggles in nightmare dungeon pushing.