Diablo 4–Here’s a closer look at the Druid, Sorceress and Barbarian abilities

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Diablo IV Hell Gate Opened

Class is in session! Or rather, Diablo 4 classes that is. So welcome, to Demon Evisceration 101! If you’re going to fight back against the hordes of hell, you’re going to need to choose a class that suits your style of play if you want to forge your own legend. In Diablo 4, three of those classes have been revealed, two of which are no surprise and the other being a welcome return from one of the finest expansions ever produced.

The choices are simple: Do you go for brute force as a Barbarian, keep a distance and let your magic do the talking for you or go for a more flexible approach as the Druid? Straight out of BlizzCon, details on the new Nephalem heroes have begun to surface, with many of their previous skills and traits making from past games making the overall cut.

Here’s the full list of what they’re capable of (cheers for filling in some of the gaps, Polygon):

The Barbarian

Diablo IV Barbarian Legendaries

Known for their unparalleled strength and brutal melee combat, utilizes a new and more powerful system in battle, Arsenal, which arms them with the ability to carry and rapidly switch between four different weapons at a time by assigning them to individual attacks.

Basic moves

  • Bash: Strike an enemy with a chance to stun
  • Flay: Slash the enemy, causing them to bleed
  • Frenzy: Attack rapidly, with increased attack speed over time
  • Lunging Strike: Attack an enemy with a lunging strike

Fury moves

  • Rend: Sweep attack enemies in front of you and cause them to bleed
  • Hammer of the Ancients: Slam your hammer into the ground, dealing damage in an area
  • Double Swing: Swing both weapons at once, enemies caught in the middle take bonus damage
  • Upheaval: Slam your weapon into the ground, and drag it forward to throw a wave of rubble at your enemies
  • Whirlwind: Spin and strike enemies with your blades

Defensive

  • Rallying Cry: Shout, give allies Unstoppable, increased movement speed, reduced damage taken
  • Ground Stomp: Stomp, stun nearby enemies
  • Undying Rage: When you take fatal damage, you have five seconds to kill an enemy and revive yourself (passive)
  • Challenging Shout: Increases your defenses and taunt nearby enemies

Brawling

  • Kick: Kick an enemy, pushing them backward until they collide with something and deal area damage
  • War Cry: Shout, you and nearby allies gain bonus damage based on the number of nearby enemies
  • Leap: Jump in the air toward an area, land with a shockwave of damage
  • Charge: Charge forward, dragging and dealing damage to enemies hit

Weapon Mastery

  • Primal Axe: Throw a weapon with a chain attached, pull enemies back to you
  • Rupture: Slice enemies, causing them to bleed for a ton of damage
  • Death Blow: Strike enemies in front of you, reset the cooldown if it kills them

Ultimate

  • Wrath of the Berserker: Go Berserk, deal increased damage
  • Call of the Ancients: Call a small group of Barbarians to your aid
  • Iron Maelstrom: Swing a weapon around on a chain in a large area, dealing damage

The Sorceress

Diablo IV Sorcerer Legendaries

Hearkens back to their Diablo II roots and shapes the elements to obliterate their foes by impaling them upon jagged spikes of ice, electrocuting them with bolts of lightning, or raining flaming meteors from the sky.

Minor Destruction

  • Lightning Bolt: Shoots a lightning bolt that ricochets between enemies
  • Fire Bolt: Shoots a fire bolt that burns enemies
  • Frost Bolt: Shoots a frost bolt that chills enemies
  • Arc Lash: Shocks enemies in front of you and when it returns to you

Major Destruction

  • Charged Bolts: Fire six lightning bolts along the ground
  • Fireball: Shoot a fireball that explodes
  • Ice Shard: Launch shards that deal bonus damage to frozen enemies
  • Incinerate: Channel a fire beam
  • Chain Lightning: Unleashes a bolt of lightning that jumps to targets
  • Frozen Orb: Unleash a orb that chills enemies

Defensive

  • Flame Shield: Shield yourself and burn nearby enemies
  • Ice Armor: Shield yourself after a few seconds
  • Blizzard: Chill enemies in an area
  • Teleport: Become immune and move freely through space

Conjuration

  • Frost Nova: Freeze nearby enemies
  • Lightning Spear: Shoot a spear that jumps between targets
  • Ice Blades: Summon blades that slash targets and chill
  • Hydra: Summon hydra that fires at enemies

Mastery

  • Firewall: Create a wall of fire
  • Nova: Spend a lot of mana to create a large electric explosion
  • Meteor: Summon a meteor to strike a targeted area

Ultimate

  • Deep Freeze: Encase yourself in ice, become immune, and deal area ice damage
  • Inferno: Create a blazing inferno in an area
  • Conduit: Become a lightning being, and zap between enemies, dealing damage

The Druid

Diablo IV Druid Legendaries

A savage shapeshifter whose updated playstyle empowers them to fluidly transform between werewolf, werebear, and human form to unleash the raw power of nature’s fury on the forces of the Burning Hells.

Basic

  • Earthspike: Impale enemies with earth
  • Shred: Shapeshift into a werewolf and attack
  • Storm Strike: Electrify your weapon and attack
  • Maul: Shapeshift into a werebear and maul enemies, defending yourself
  • Wind Shear: Send out a blade of wind

Spirit

  • Pulverize: Turn into a werebear and slam
  • Landslide: Crush enemies between earth pillars
  • Tornado: Create a moving vortex to attack enemies

Defensive

  • Cyclone Armor: Create ranged protection and melee deflection armor
  • Earthen Bulwark: Create a shield around yourself with rocks
  • Trample: Run forward as the werebear and stun
  • Debilitating Roar: Shapeshift into a bear and reduce enemy attack speed
  • Ravenous Bite: Turn into a werewolf and perform a lifestealing attack

Wrath

  • Hurricane: Deal damage in an area around you
  • Boulder: Unearth a boulder that knocks back enemies

Companion

  • Wolves: Summon two wolves and direct them to fight
  • Ravens: Summon Ravens to periodically attack
  • Vine Creeper: Creeper emerges and poisons enemies randomly

Ultimate

  • Cataclysm: Create a storm that follows you for 10 seconds
  • Grizzly Rage: Become a super bear with super bear abilities
  • Petrify: Stun all enemies and deal damage
Diablo IV Heroes

If the Druid is popping up in Diablo 4, here’s hoping that the Assassin isn’t too far behind. Always loved that character, what with her propensity for violence, charging up attacks and then unleashing them in explosive fashion. More of that please.

Last Updated: November 4, 2019

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