Best Diablo 3 Class

  • #41
    No Necro or paladin (good D2 times)

    But Most of the classes in D3 is reyoused models like in Other Diablo games or blizzard games.
    or reworked models put in a new body. dosent look like anything "new"
    BUT HOWEVER! D3 will be the best game in 2012 and untill D4 (please)
    And Demon Hunter. your mine. after Blizz Put it out. i knew what to be. dont think "overall" it will be the best, but from an Challenging point of view, DH is D3's best class.
    No Pain No Gain
  • #42
    Quote from Ducha

    I'm not even sure why we need a thread for this, it's clearly the Barbarian. 'nuff said.


    You think barb will be the strongest class? Based off my experience in World of Warcraft melee classes lack mobility. Because of this they have more down-time than a ranged class doing less damage. Also you will have to fight mobs face to face when ranged can kite.
  • #43
    Quote from navixx

    Quote from Ducha

    I'm not even sure why we need a thread for this, it's clearly the Barbarian. 'nuff said.


    You think barb will be the strongest class? Based off my experience in World of Warcraft melee classes lack mobility. Because of this they have more down-time than a ranged class doing less damage. Also you will have to fight mobs face to face when ranged can kite.


    exactly. someone gets it. +1
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #44
    For me its monk for sure i like kung fu style skills xD
  • #45
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from navixx

    Quote from Ducha

    I'm not even sure why we need a thread for this, it's clearly the Barbarian. 'nuff said.


    You think barb will be the strongest class? Based off my experience in World of Warcraft melee classes lack mobility. Because of this they have more down-time than a ranged class doing less damage. Also you will have to fight mobs face to face when ranged can kite.


    exactly. someone gets it. +1
    Ah but you see, it is my own personal opinion! what we know opposed to what we wish are very different things!

    Also I'm not quite sure what melee class you played in World of Warcraft but the Warrior (assuming that the Warrior is the closest linked to the Barbarian) had some of the most mobility amongst most of the classes.

    When I played my Warrior in PvP and Arena closing the gap against ranged classes was one of the most easiest things you could do (Frost Mages were a bit harder). Other melee classes such as Death Knights had Death Grip and silences, as well as their ghoul to stun, Enhance Shamans had Wind Shear and Earth root totem, as well as ghost wolf and Spirit Wolves to stun, in turn allowing them to also close the gap. Last but not least, Rogues, with their ability to Stealth, Cloak of Shadows and Vanish, also allowing them to close the gap while stealth, also with the assistance of crippling poison, and Shadowstep (depending on spec). So please go on about your arguement about how melee classes in World of Warcraft (assuming that blizzard will for some reason make them similar to the Barbarian and Monk in relation to "lack of mobility") lack mobility.

    It is true that ranged classes will have a slight advantage over surviving a horde of demons, but then I guess it comes down to how well you know your class and how to use it.
    Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."

    "Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
  • #46
    Quote from Ducha

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from navixx

    Quote from Ducha

    I'm not even sure why we need a thread for this, it's clearly the Barbarian. 'nuff said.


    You think barb will be the strongest class? Based off my experience in World of Warcraft melee classes lack mobility. Because of this they have more down-time than a ranged class doing less damage. Also you will have to fight mobs face to face when ranged can kite.


    exactly. someone gets it. +1
    So please go on about your arguement about how melee classes in World of Warcraft (assuming that blizzard will for some reason make them similar to the Barbarian and Monk in relation to "lack of mobility") lack mobility.



    Well in World of Warcraft, for PVE when melee classes have to move to avoid anything that makes then ranged of the boss that would be downtime in their DPS rotation. Even though a ranged DPS may have to avoid the same mechanic, they may be able to use instant cast ranged spells while moving.
    • Hunter - auto shot + half their abilities
    • Mage - fire can scorch / frost can ice lance
    • Druid - balance can moonfire
    • Warlock - can put up some Dots while moving
    • Shaman - elemental can use spiritwalkers grace
    So certain boss fights can allow ranged DPS to easily surpass melee DPS simply because they can always attack the boss even while avoiding mechanics / adds. In PVP there is a lot of abilities that allow melee classes to catch up to and snare ranged classes but they all have cooldowns. I can't count how many times hunters have kited my rogue and there is nothing I can do about it. Im not bad at PVP or anything there is only so much catching up I can do before everything is on cooldown and I'm stuck getting kited till I die. I have no idea what Diablo 3 PVE or PVP will be like though, my thoughts on what they can do to stop this is buff melee damage and health but then they would be overpowered so I'm not too sure.
  • #47
    Quote from navixx

    Quote from Ducha

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from navixx

    Quote from Ducha

    I'm not even sure why we need a thread for this, it's clearly the Barbarian. 'nuff said.


    You think barb will be the strongest class? Based off my experience in World of Warcraft melee classes lack mobility. Because of this they have more down-time than a ranged class doing less damage. Also you will have to fight mobs face to face when ranged can kite.


    exactly. someone gets it. +1
    So please go on about your arguement about how melee classes in World of Warcraft (assuming that blizzard will for some reason make them similar to the Barbarian and Monk in relation to "lack of mobility") lack mobility.


    So certain boss fights can allow ranged DPS to easily surpass melee DPS simply because they can always attack the boss even while avoiding mechanics / adds. In PVP there is a lot of abilities that allow melee classes to catch up to and snare ranged classes but they all have cooldowns. I can't count how many times hunters have kited my rogue and there is nothing I can do about it. Im not bad at PVP or anything there is only so much catching up I can do before everything is on cooldown and I'm stuck getting kited till I die. I have no idea what Diablo 3 PVE or PVP will be like though, my thoughts on what they can do to stop this is buff melee damage and health but then they would be overpowered so I'm not too sure.
    I agree completely with what you say about ranged having an advantage over melee when it comes to what you mentioned. But lets leave WoW with WoW, I don't like comparing WoW with Diablo even though the same company made them and maybe Diablo inherited some of the smart ideas from WoW.

    I also have no idea what PVE or PVP will be like in Diablo 3 so I guess we'll just have to trust blizzard when it comes to balancing the classes when it comes to this type of thing. Though I do know that the Barbarian has several skills that lower damage taken by a certain percent, not too sure about the monk though. guess we'll have to wait and see.

    I said WoW alot lol
    Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."

    "Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
  • #48
    I think a lot of it is based on your playstyle, so for me its the monk. Its abilities and combat type fit my playstyle so I feel I'll be the most effective with that class.
  • #49
    barb will be badass in pve and also pve, high damage, good cc, and good armor and also defensive abilities
  • #50
    "The Best" is a very loaded question. If I had to pick one, I would pick the Wizard...which incidentally I'll be rolling first I think.

    But ultimately, at the risk of sounding generic, the "best" class will the the one you enjoy the most and excel at :)
  • #51
    I guess the question is Best for what?


    Best for Hardcore?

    I'd be guessing the barbarian. Some of his passives look to be pretty useful for tanking up.

    Best for killing speed?

    The wizard looks to be the king here though without playing the game (NO BETA ) I can only speculate from youtube vids.

    Best for being able to handle any situation of mob types?

    I like the witch doctor for this with his utility type spells and summons.


    As for what I think my favourite character will be I think it's got to be the Barbarian. Cool armor/weapons and "whirlwind" and great survivability. To each his own.
  • #52
    For me the best class is Wizard.I really liked to play Sorcerer in D2, and I don't think melee class will suit me well.In fact i really liked the beta playthrough videos with him so when D3 comes out i will be playing Wizard for sure :)
  • #53
    I would go for Wizard...or monk.
  • #54
    First off, I know I’m late to reply. Secondly, I’m not addressing any PvP aspect because the game will be changed before we get to smash each other, sadly. Thirdly, this is my opinion after the playing the beta and reading multiple posts from blizzard (and gamers) which fanned my increasing hunger for this game.

    So with that being said, I believe the barbarian will be the first class to be able to complete inferno (unless blizzard failed miserably at making the game difficult). The armor, multiple mobility abilities, life gaining abilities and being able to switch between two weapons and a shield in combat greatly increase his chances. Yes the wizards can use every form of damage besides the monks’ holy damage, yes witch doctors get pets (that will probably get one shotted) on a 60 second cool down, yes demon hunters get a 15% speed increase with unlimited ranged attacks but all other classes cannot compete with a geared barbarian. A 30% chance to activate revenge (with provocation) means that if you stack armor and mainly vitality (since it’s a 5% heal, not a numeric value) you become an amazing healer for yourself, and luckily most enemies in Diablo have always ran to you. Ranged enemies will get the brunt of leap, furious charge, sprint, ancient spear or my favorite weapon throw with dread bomb rune (thrown corpses ftw). Unfortunately, since every level 60 barbarian will be the exact same as every other level 60 barbarian naked it will all come down to gear and those 19,683 gems you will have to pick up for one radiant star amethyst (http://www.diablo3artisans.com/jewelcrafting/gem-calculator/ ) with an 18% increase to vitality in a helm.

    Love it or hate it, that’s my two cents.
  • #55
    Quote from Greaver

    I think all classes have interesting abilities to be honest! ^.^
    The ones that look good for me atm, which im slightly looking at more are barb/demon hunter ^.^


    i like your avatar :)
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  • #56
    Demon Hunter! But no one really knows, wait till game is released...
    "If you don't have a TV, then what is all your furniture pointed at?"
  • #57
    Quote from navixx

    I just wanted to see what everyones' thoughts are on which class will be the best class at release. A short reason explaining why you think so should suffice.

    I believe the sorceress will be the best class overall. Just as in Diablo 2, the sorceress teleported everywhere and shot out frost balls of death. Looking at the talent builder i'm sure that this will be the case in Diablo 3. This sucks for me as I dislike playing caster classes in Diablo games.

    Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.


    I don't think there will really be any "best" classes, just best classes to suit your style.

    I love Melee classes. In fact, I have NEVER played anything but in any game over the last 20 years.

    I tried playing a Healer once in WoW but after I died about 90 times from trying to whack on people with my staves, I realized Magic just isn't for me.
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