The Classes are personifications of the player as seen in the game world. Each class is unique in the sense that they have unique graphics, skills and voices.
In Diablo I, each class had much more in common than in subsequent games. They only had one unique skill each but provided many differences in graphics, attribute distribution, and voice-overs.
- Warrior - the staple melee fighter had the maximum strength out of the three and could repair his own items.
- Rogue - the fast and deadly fighter from afar, she could lay siege to her enemies from range and also disarm traps in the labyrinth.
- Sorcerer - the run-of-the-mill magic user was the perfect candidate to learn all the spells in the game, with maximum magic and the ability to recharge his staves.
In Diablo: Hellfire, only one class was added, the Monk. But soon, two more unfinished classes were found in the game files. As such only the Monk's official artwork can be seen here.
- Monk - the master of hand-to-hand combat, literally, had the ability to see things that were out of reach or too well blended in with the environment.
- Barbarian - a more powerful version of the Warrior, he lost whatever magical ability he had to excel in all kinds of weapons.
- Bard - a very unknown class compared to the Barbarian.
Note: The Barbarian and the Bard are test classes. They are only made available by editing certain game files.
In Diablo II, each class was made unique complete with unique skillsets for each class as well as many new gameplay options.
- Amazon - the successor of the Rogue, a very proficient Bowyer and Spearmaster.
- Barbarian - the epitome of pure brute strength, he had the monsters at the tip of his hand.
- Necromancer - the gravedigger is the personification of all things evil and ugly.
- Paladin - a Warrior of the Light, he deals with enemies using his faith along with his martial prowess.
- Sorceress - a combination of the three primal elements of fire, cold, and lightning, she is the successor of the Sorcerer.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
- Assassin - silent but deadly, she is a master of the martial arts and an expert in traps.
- Druid - with the force of nature at his command, he lets his powers deal with his foes.
Diablo III has been confirmed to contain five different classes. All five classes can have male and female characters.
- Barbarian - Brute force makes a successful return, the Barbarian devastates foes with mighty power, man and woman alike.
- Witch Doctor - Deemed the successor of the Necromancer, the Witch Doctor uses death and disease to swath would be opponents.
- Wizard - Manipulating the primal forces of the storm, arcane and even time itself, the Wizard is not afraid to destroy all in the path to victory. Successor of the Sorceress and Sorcerer.
- Monk - Armed with speed, holy fervor, and the drive to achieve physical and spiritual perfection, the monk becomes a deadly apparition in the heat of battle, moving faster than the eye can follow to strike down enemies with a barrage of lightning-fast blows.
- Demon Hunter - Ranged class that mixes a combination of different attacks to fight the forces of Hell in a more tactical manner.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
The expansion to Diablo III added one new class and new skills for the original six Nephalem for the battle against Death. In addition, the Rise of the Necromancer DLC brings back an old Diablo favorite:
- Crusader - The successor to the Paladin, the Crusader is a Zakarum warrior who strikes down enemies with towering strength, deadly martial prowess, and the power of their faith.
- Necromancer - The Priest of Rathma returns with powerful blood and bone based abilities, deadly curses, and an army of the undead to preserve the Balance.
The following are not real classes: