The best Diablo Immortal builds

Get ready for endgame by picking the classes, abilities, gems, and legendary gear you'll need to make the very best Diablo Immortal builds around

The best Diablo Immortal builds: A female Wizard conjuring an orb of blue energy

Looking for some powerful Diablo Immortal builds to start experimenting with? Blizzard Entertainment’s mobile-focused action-RPG has arrived on PC, and hardcore Diablo fans are already busily min-maxing their favourite classes to create unstoppable farming machines.

Between the six classes and innumerable legendary items and gems, there are lots of ways you can hone your heroes, whether you want to be brilliant at buffing teammates, mighty in melees, or specialists at taking down single targets. Despite having so many options at your disposal, the basics of making the best Diablo builds are satisfyingly simple: you find a combination of abilities that you’re comfortable with and then buff them with all the legendary loot you can find.

We have not included a build for every class in the RPG game, instead, we’ve listed builds that are straightforward to play and relatively easy to grind for – hence why our Diablo Immortal Necromancer build isn’t here. And while we’ve listed the legendary items that are key to each build, you won’t find recommendations for legendary weapons unless they’re essential – most of the time, you only need to look out for good rolls and effects that gel with your build. Check out our dedicated Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Crusader, Monk, and Wizard build guides if you’re looking for builds with full gear recommendations.

Here are the best Diablo Immortal builds:

  • Spin to win Barbarian
  • Balanced Demon Hunter
  • Group PvE Crusader
  • Scorch Wizard

The best Diablo Immortal builds: an axe-wielding Barbarian who's ready for battle with his many weapons strapped to his back.

Spin to win Barbarian

Core skills

  • Lacerate
  • Hammer of the Ancients
  • Cleave
  • Sprint
  • Whirlwind

Legendary items

  • SpiritBreaker
  • Ydama’s Cyclone
  • Ferocious Gale
  • Swiftwing

Legendary gems

  • Trickshot Gem
  • Fervent Fang
  • The Hunger
  • Chained Death
  • Berserker’s Eye
  • Respite Stone

The Barbarian is one of the strongest solo classes in Diablo Immortal. It boasts a ton of powerful AoE attacks that make it well suited to farming hordes of weaker enemies. There are very few ranged and effect-based attacks in the Barbarian’s arsenal, so this is also one of the easiest Diablo Immortal builds for newcomers to learn.

The only way to play this build is to get in your enemies’ ghoulish, demonic faces and set about dealing as much melee damage as possible. If you’re planning on diving into group activities later into your playthrough then the Barbarian can equip some very strong group buffs, too – so don’t feel like you’re putting yourself in a solo PvE corner with this build.

One problem you might face is survivability, particularly if you play solo. Lacerate will recharge your health with every third hit, extending your life in particularly hectic battles. You’ll also want to equip the Sprint skill, which buffs movement speed by 50% for 4.5 seconds and lets you travel through enemies to find an escape route – this is the ultimate ‘get out of jail’ skill. Used together, these skills can bring you back from the brink of death and whisk you away to safety.

You’ve got a few powerful skills when it comes to hurting hellspawn. Hammer of the Ancients is a crowd control skill that smashes a massive spectral hammer down in front of you, resulting in a huge spike of damage followed by some less damaging aftershocks. Cleave, meanwhile, has a more forgiving cooldown of 9 seconds, and unleashes a wave of damage in front of you, inflicting bleed damage for 3 seconds – this stacks up to three times, making it one of the most deadly attacks in the game. Last but not least, you’ve got the evergreen ‘spin to win’ ability: Whirlwind. Activate this, and you’ll start whirling around, creating a cyclone of steel and sanguine. This pairs beautifully with skills that buff your movement speed as your overall DPS will shoot up in the process; you might want to consider swapping out Hammer of the Ancients or Cleave for Wrath of the Berserker.

Your items are mostly geared towards buffing your main skills, while the gems we’ve picked will give you boosts to movement speed, damage, chain kills, and survivability.

Best Diablo Immortal builds: a Demon Hunter wearing endgame armour and holding two crossbows.

Balanced Demon Hunter

Core skills

  • Crossbow shot
  • Multishot
  • Daring Swing
  • Vengeance
  • Rain of Vengeance

Legendary items

  • Vision of the Light
  • Hailstone Shoulders
  • Heart of Vengeance
  • Coff’s Unrelenting Fury

Legendary gems

  • Blood-soaked Jade
  • Power & Command
  • Berserker’s Eye
  • Sleeping Bile
  • Frozen Hearth
  • Caarsen’s Invigoration

This build keeps the Demon Hunter generally capable in every type of fight, whether that’s against crowds, single-target tanks, or even in group battles. You’ll use the Crossbow Shot and Multishot skills to dish out massive damage while moving – the former is handy against single targets, while Multishot can tear through hordes. Rain of Vengeance is essential for clearing any priority targets off the screen, and a few of the items and gems we’ve picked buff it further. Lastly, to help you evade and self-buff, we’ve included Daring Swing and Vengeance.

To play this build effectively, you need to perfect the art of pulling crowds of enemies and timing your most powerful abilities, so you can take out dozens of demons in one go. Using Daring Swing and Vengeance in tandem gives you enough agility to aggro large groups and then slip away just as you drop Multishot and Rain of Vengeance. However, be careful with Daring Swing as it’s very easy to get snagged on a part of the level, and that’s often fatal when undead critters are tailing you.

Equipping legendary gear like Vision of the Lost, Heart of Vengeance, Coff’s Unrelenting Fury will collectively increase the duration of your only self-buff so that you barely have to worry about timing each deployment. Meanwhile, you can enhance the Demon Hunter’s base strengths with damage and movement speed gems like Blood-soaked Jade and Caarsen’s Invigoration.

If you’re playing in a group, you can afford to swap out Vengeance for an AoE or damage ability like Spinning Chakram or Knife Trap.

The best Diablo Immortal builds: a Crusader standing with a sword and shield wearing a full suit of armour. Light erupts around her as the ground cracks.

Group PvE Crusader

Core skills

  • Punish
  • Draw and Quarter
  • Conjuration of Light
  • Holy Banner
  • Spinning Shield

Legendary items

  • Arrowkeeper
  • Wind-Blessed Pauldrons
  • Justice Without Favor
  • Bladed Jambeau

Legendary gems

  • Chained Death
  • Howler’s Call
  • Blessing of the Worthy
  • Sleeping Bile
  • Frozen Hearth
  • Unity Crystal

This Crusader build is all about groups: that is, group buffs and grouping enemies together to drop big AoE attacks. Be warned, though: all of the skills, items, and gems in this Crusader build only excel in group PvE. If you want to solo your way through the game then this is not the setup for you.

To do this you’ll be casting Holy Banner to give your team better crits. For damage, you’ll round up hordes with Draw and Quarter, before activating a buffed version of Conjuration of Light and hurling Spinning Shield into the crowd for plenty of AoE damage. Finally, Punish is your default for single-target attacks and comes with the benefit of buffing your blocking chance.

Legendary items in this build are mostly there to change abilities rather than buff them directly. Arrowkeeper, for example, lets you take Holy Banner on the move, making it much more viable. Justice Without Favor and Wind-Blessed Pauldrons transform Conjuration of Light into a long-lasting passive AoE that benefits the whole team. The legendary legs will remove your crowd control ability, so depending on how you want to play, you might want to just use a pair of rare legs with a good stat roll.

There’s not a great deal of strategy behind the legendary gems for this build. Only Chained Death, Howler’s Call, and Blessing of the Worthy feel important, but only for supplementing the Crusader’s key weaknesses: DPS and ranged damage.

Best Diablo Immortal builds: a female Wizard wearing endgame armour, while holding a sword and floating an orb with her other hand.

Scorch Wizard

Core Skills

  • Magic Missile
  • Scorch
  • Arcane Wind
  • Lightning Nova
  • Teleport

Legendary Items

  • Phoenix Mantle
  • Memory of Xiaoyu
  • Galebringer’s Leggings
  • Ellora’s Fervor
  • Windshaper
  • The Siphon

Legendary gems

  • Everlasting Torment
  • Chained Death
  • Bloody Reach
  • Blood-soaked Jade
  • Phoenix Ashes
  • Blessing of the Worthy

Most of the pieces that make this speed-focused mage build tick are available from very early on in the Diablo Immortal leveling process. Magic Missile, Scorch, Arcane Wind, and Lightning Nova can all be in your arsenal when you reach level 3, and the last skill – Teleport – is a relatively early get at level 18.

However, this build’s two most important aspects are the legendary weapons: The Siphon and Windshaper. Your off-hand, The Siphon, boosts your movement speed following Lightning Nova, which indirectly buffs its potential damage and provides you with a secondary means of escape. The Windshaper, your main-hand weapon, transforms Arcane Wind into a firestorm-triggering tornado, massively buffing the amount of damage your Scorch ability causes over time.

Playing this build is all about putting yourself in the best position so that your spells hit as many enemies as possible. To do this, you need to cleverly combo Teleport and Lightning Nova so that the cone of magic does damage all the way through a pulled group of enemies. Your second combo creates a crowd control firestorm with Scorch and Arcane Wind, dealing tons of fire-based DPS in the process. It’s very simple but great for farming.

To maximise your Scorch damage you’ll want legendary items like Phoenix Mantle and Memory of Xiaoyu. Galebringer’s Leggings meanwhile, will buff Arcane Wind’s damage, and you can add Ellora’s Fervor to bring a fiery component to Lightning Nova. Tally that all up and you’ve got a lot of fire damage, so bolster this with gems that buff damage over time and AoE damage like Everlasting Torment and Chained Death.

Other important gems include Bloody Reach, which increases the damage you deal against distant targets, and Blood-soaked Jade as a general buff to damage and mobility. We suggest picking Blessing of the Worthy and Phoenix Ashes, so you’ve got a little bit of clutch potential.

And there you have it, some of the best Diablo Immortal builds to start experimenting with. There are dozens of ways to tune each Diablo Immortal class, so if you’re not getting on with how we’ve set our heroes up you should swap in some of your favourite abilities and start tuning the rest of the build around them. If you’re just starting, check out our Diablo Immortal tier list for a rundown of the most powerful classes in the game.

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