Two years since Blizzard's announcement of Diablo Immortal, we are now psyched to finally have it in our hands and try it out ourselves! The game was launched globally on June the 2nd, except for some countries in certain Asia Pacific regions, like Hong Kong and Singapore, which are slated to launch on June 22nd.
For those new to the franchise or who need a reminder (Diablo III was launched ten years ago!), this game, like its predecessors, is a slash ‘em up action RPG that takes place in the dark fantasy world of the series called Sanctuary, sometime between Diablo II and Diablo III.
Unlike the other games in the series, it is free-to-play (but pay-to-win?) and available on mobile. Which is quite a big deal.
While the gameplay is similar, i.e. you choose your class and roam around Sanctuary, hacking and slashing through the demons and undead you see while picking up loot. It has been highly simplified for touchscreen devices, the most significant difference being the cooldown-based system for skills instead of mana or class-specific resources.
Blizzard’s strategic move to bring the Diablo series to mobile, similar to their recent announcement of Warcraft Arclight Rumble, is to attract the massive hyper-casual player base on mobile.
That is why we saw it essential to create this easy-to-use guide for beginners and casual players so that they may enjoy the game even without the experience of the others in the franchise.
The Six Classes in Diablo Immortal
Before we start playing, the first important step is to choose a class.
As each class has its own set of strengths and limitations, your choice will impact what options you have when attacking adversaries, as well as how much damage you can absorb.
Below are the six classes available in Diablo Immortal:
- Demon Hunter
Six classes could seem overwhelming, especially for beginners!
An easy way to filter your choices would be to consider whether you prefer close-range battles or want to take advantage of long-range strikes. If you choose the latter, for example, your choices are down to 3; the Demon Hunter, The Necromancer and the Wizard.
Another thing to consider also is whether you will be mainly playing solo or PVP, as some characters are better than others depending on that choice. Barbarians, for example, are the best option for solo play. As a beginner choosing Wizard would be more challenging.
While all this might seem overwhelming, what makes the Diablo series fun and engaging is this class system, which incentives players to try new things.
In this guide, we will be sharing our thoughts on why the three classes we chose and described are the best classes for beginners.
Best classes for beginners playing Diablo Immortal for the first time
If you have played previous Diablo titles, you would know that Barbarian is one of the strongest solo classes in the franchise, primarily due to its high damage and health. With the Barbarian, you can efficiently deal tons of damage and tear through hordes of enemy mobs.
Furthermore, one of the Barbarian’s abilities, the Undying Rage, is a passive ability that only gets activated when you are about to die, giving you invincibility. Yes, you heard that right. The Barbarian has an ability that helps him dodge death every 30 seconds. That’s sick.
Abilities to prioritise: Lacerate, Leap, Whirlwind, Wrath of the Berserker and Undying Rage
Like the Barbarian, the Crusader is one of the melee classes in the game. However, unlike the Barbarian, the Crusader can release different AOE abilities that can deal massive amounts to a group of surrounding enemies.
This hybrid playstyle, and the fact that the Crusader is pretty tanky, makes it the perfect class to start with, being able to take a beating in the game and still come out on top.
Abilities to prioritise: Punish, Draw and Quarter, Conjuration of Light, Holy Banner and Spinning Shield.
The Necromancer is another class that we think is perfect for beginners, primarily because of its ability to spawn minions to help you in battle. This allows the Necromancer to attack at a safe range or join the action with minion support.
However, since the spawns get increasingly powerful as the game progresses, this tactic can not be as useful as the minions aren’t very tanky. So, you’ll have to master the Necromancer’s powers to understand the best gameplay.
Abilities to prioritise Soulfire, Command Skeletons, Command Golem, Corpse Explosion and Bone Armor.
In summary, The Barbarian, Crusader and Necromancer are the three recommended classes for beginners to start with in Diablo Immortal. We will be sharing a more in-depth Diablo Immortal class guide shortly.
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