I would like to say the WD but not likely. The monk is going to be on top of the pvp 1v1 he has multiple heals, distance closers, mitigation tactics, quick movement, possibility of slight ranged attack, possibility of high damage output with spirit dumb abilities. But im going to make a WD and try my hardest to wipe the field clean of any other class
Most people are highlighting a few characteristics or abilities that a particular class has, and then based on certain assumptions (i.e. that "this class has a lot of cc" or "this class has a lot of healing") they judge that it will be the best. I think it's difficult to say with certainty just which class will be best, but I think if you look at certain factors that other games have (and I know people don't like to talk about League of Legends, but many of the archetypes/abilities are present in D3), with the right skill on the part of the player, any of the classes could be dominate. Who knew a straight bone necro would be good in D2? Or the "BVC" barb with leap?
Probably Wizard, as far as I can judge that. He/she will have great damage bursts, is ranged and will have a lot of freeze/stun/slow abilities that will make it hard for melee characters to come close.
The Demonhunter could be a strong counter-class to the Wizard though.
As much as I love the idea of the monk... I would have to say that in my honest opinion the wizards are gonna be the ones feeling a bit OP! I think so, cause until now, wizards have always been one of the best/ balanced classes in blizzard games. (especially on higher levels of gaming/skill)
The answer is pretty obvious the monk will be the strongest class at 1v1 he has a move which costs 15 spirit dashes him towards the enemy nd roots the victim to the ground for 1 second nd when runed this attack has a chance 2 stun nd it has no cooldown... the monk also has a attack when runed he teleports to the target and attacks 7 time fast dealin 150% dmg per hit the monk is immune while doin this... with good gear can easily kill an
y other class
Monk FTW , heals, ranged fast dps, reflect damage skill, + teleport skill or fast forward skill , you will allways catch up to enemis , when they try run away ,while they wait for cool downs, and you can spam the heal skill, no cool down, thats why iam going Monk
I'd say Demon Hunter because of their quick skills and evasive abilities. If you have quick enough reaction, and utilize the discipline resource enough, I think that the Demon Hunter Could vault around and definitely be a challenge to kill. Especially now because of DEX and getting a +dodge stat.
Not to mention, some of the runes give poison and slow, which can be helpful for weakening enemies for your teammates, if not killing them yourself.
Trying to evaluate which class is going to be the best in pvp is rather stupid for a game like diablo as any class will be able to create a build specifically to shut down any specific class. For example as a barbarian I could create a ridiculously tanky ancient spear crit barb and essentially make it so a barbarian on the opposing team has no choice but to attack me in arena which is obviously pointless as I would be tanky.
Anyone who played at Blizzcon will tell you how important a WD is. Do not underestimate them.
That said, Monk is completely un-kitable and very, very difficult to kill. His peeling power is also unmatched with the low cost, no cooldown, teleport (Dashing Strike) that also happens to root the target for a few seconds. Couple all of that with insane healing and multiple CC effects, and you've got an easy winner.
Having only played around with him at lv 13 rocking something like 80 dps and only having 4 skills on top of one passive, I can already firmly state that the Monk will be the best PvP class available. Not to mention, probably the most fun to play I've had in a long time. They remind me of Assassins so much, with DS instead of DF, Blind instead of CloS/CoI and so on, but so so much more fluid and fast paced.
I voted WD, with his passive abilities to increase his life, and ability to DoT people up and CC, and then spirit walk. He will put his DoT spells on, slow you, pets will attack you, you get close, he spirit walks, you are still taking damage, CC'd again he takes the health globe, you catch up to him, he uses a nuke, pets explode, you die!!
Of course all hypothetical, and there will be tons of variations of builds, but I think the WD will be awesome in PvP.
as far as i know, if he would hit your body wich are left behind he could probelly hit once or twice and your spirit walk would face off.. and as far as i have seen you would still take the damage from your body that's left behind.. might be me that's wrong but lets say he gets a massive crit on you and it breaks in one hit and you still take the full damage?? then he could just leap over and go pew pew in a matter of seconds...
I honoustly think, altough Blizzard didnt focus on pvp. The classes will become pretty equal in pvp. And if played by a skilled player every class can come out on top. Ive seen it in pretty much every online/pvp game I played.
That said, altough the Witch Doctor comes out pretty low in this pol. I think it will kick some serious ass, with all his cc and summoning spells. Along with Blood vampires (life leech). And haunt with life leech and dots. Atleast thats what im gonna try out from start.
I don't know why WD came so low in the votes, i think he can be in top 2 very easly, i mean, look at all the crowd controll spells he has, hex, terrify, etc.
But yeah, the Monk and Barb will be great also, since they have a lot of resilience, dodge mechanics, heals, etc
But if we look at all the changes that blizz is doing, i guess we will see...