PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (2024)

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This page covers each class and build in respect to their solo clearingcapabilities in Diablo 2. Each build currently available on the site is rankedbelow.

1.

Amazon's Best PvM Build

The Javazon has two of the most powerful Skills in the game betweenPvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (1) Charged Strike and PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (2) Lightning Fury. On top of having insanely highDamage, both of these Skills also do not require Attack Rating which helps in asolo clearing through the game. While Act 3 Hell can be difficult, taking itslow and having a Lower Resist Charges Wand can help this Amazon get throughand finish the game.

Lightning Fury / Charged Strike Amazon (Javazon) Build

2.

Assassin's Best PvM Build

The Trap Assassin is not only one of the best Assassin builds but also oneof the strongest Characters to beat the game solo overall. Between highLightning Damage mixed with the Fire and Physical damage fromPvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (3) Death Sentry, there is no monster type she cannot kill. Additionally,PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (4) Mind Blast and PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (5) Cloak of Shadows provide great crowd controlleading her to manipulate any environment while her Traps wipe it clean.

Lightning / Death Sentry Assassin (Trapsin) Build

3.

Barbarian's Best PvM Build

The Barbarian overall struggles to clear the game in a timely manner but heis extremely tanky and a great pick for someone looking for a challenge. Of theBarbarian builds, the strongest ends up actually being the Singer build as itdoes not require insanely difficult gearing, avoids the Attack Ratingcalculator, and provides an Area of Effect attack that damages and stuns at thesame time.

War Cry Barbarian (Singer) Build

4.

Druid's Best PvM Build

The Elemental Wind Druid is the strongest overall, actually starting out inFire and the Respecializing into Wind after Level 30. With a Cold DamagePvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (6) Hurricane and a Physical Damage PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (7) Tornado he is able to clear outmost mobs without immunity concerns. Additionally, his PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (8) Summon Grizzlycan be a fantastic tank to sit behind and blast out massive damage whilestaying out of harms way.

Tornado / Hurricane Wind Druid Build

5.

Necromancer's Best PvM Build

The Summon Necromancer is one of the best noob-friendly builds in Diablo 2,allowing for a swarm of minions to fight on your behalf while you sit back andrelax. While his overall kill speed may be a little bit slow and he isn't knownfor killing Bosses extremely well, the Summoner handles every area in the gamewith ease and should have no big issues arise.

Summoner Necromancer Build

6.

Paladin's Best PvM Build

The iconic Hammerdin uses a Magic Damage attack to avoid most immunities andwreck his enemies. On top of its ability to hurt most enemies,PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (9) Blessed Hammer also boasts an insanely high damage output and a decentarea of effect to clear out every area in the game. While his playstyle maytake a little bit to get used to, he is insanely powerful and one of the mostplayer Characters in the game for a reason.

Blessed Hammer Paladin (Hammerdin) Build

7.

Sorceress' Best PvM Build

The Blizzard Sorceress is known for her late game Magic Find utility andhigh damage output, but she is also extremely well equipped to power throughthe game quickly. Starting from Level 1 PvM Build Rankings - A Diablo 2 Tier List (10) Blizzard is powerful enough toclear out a lot of monsters in Normal while also slowing and providingadditional safety to the Sorceress. As the game continues she only grows morepowerful until eventually she hits Immunities and needs to bring in a Mercenaryor a secondary element Skill to finish the job.

Blizzard Sorceress Build

8.

PvM Tier Lists

8.1.

Solo Playthrough Tier List

Remember that this list is for a PvM solo playthrough of the game. Theoverall strength of these Characters fully geared or leveled vastly changes andshould not be considered when observing this list.

8.1.1.

S-Tier Solo Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
AssassinLightning / Death Sentry Assassin (Trapsin) Build
NecromancerSummoner Necromancer Build
PaladinBlessed Hammer Paladin (Hammerdin) Build
SorceressBlizzard Sorceress Build
SorceressHydra Orb Sorceress Build
PaladinFoH Smiter Paladin Build
PaladinFoH Paladin Build

8.1.2.

A-Tier Solo Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
AmazonLightning Fury / Charged Strike Amazon (Javazon) Build
Druid Tornado / Hurricane Wind Druid Build
NecromancerBone Necromancer Build
DruidFire Druid Build
SorceressFire Sorceress Build
AmazonFrost / Fire Bow Amazon (Bowazon) Build
PaladinSmiter Paladin Build
SorceressBlizzard Frozen Orb Sorceress Build
SorceressMeteor/Orb Sorceress Build
BarbarianWar Cry Barbarian (Singer) Build>
SorceressNova Sorceress Build

8.1.3.

B-Tier Solo Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
SorceressLightning Sorceress Build
AmazonElemental Spearzon Build
PaladinZealot Paladin Build
AmazonFreezing Arrow Amazon (Frost Maiden) Build
BarbarianFrenzy Barbarian Build
NecromancerPoison Necromancer Build
AssassinPhoenix Strike Assassin Build
DruidFury Druid Build
PaladinHoly Freeze Zealot Paladin Build
AmazonMultiple Shot / Guided Arrow Amazon (Physical Bowazon) Build
PaladinAvenger Paladin Build
DruidSummoner Druid Build

8.1.4.

C-Tier Solo Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
BarbarianBerserk Barbarian Build
AssassinDragon Talon Assassin (Kicksin) Build
AssassinBlade Fury Assassin (Bladesin) Build
BarbarianDual Throw Barbarian Build

8.1.5.

D-Tier Solo Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
SorceressEnchantress Sorceress Build
BarbarianWhirlwind Barbarian Build
AmazonPhysical Spearzon Build

8.2.

Group Playthrough Tier List

Remember that this list is for a PvM group playthrough of the game. Theoverall strength of these Characters fully geared or leveled vastly changes andshould not be considered when observing this list.

8.2.1.

S-Tier Group Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
ClassBuild
AssassinLightning / Death Sentry Assassin (Trapsin) Build
NecromancerSummoner Necromancer Build
PaladinBlessed Hammer Paladin (Hammerdin) Build
SorceressBlizzard Sorceress Build
PaladinFoH Paladin Build
AmazonLightning Fury / Charged Strike Amazon (Javazon) Build
DruidFire Druid Build

8.2.2.

A-Tier Group Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
BarbarianWar Cry Barbarian (Singer) Build>
Druid Tornado / Hurricane Wind Druid Build
NecromancerBone Necromancer Build
SorceressFire Sorceress Build
SorceressLightning Sorceress Build
SorceressHydra Orb Sorceress Build
PaladinFoH Smiter Paladin Build
SorceressNova Sorceress Build

8.2.3.

B-Tier Group Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
DruidSummoner Druid Build
AmazonElemental Spearzon Build
PaladinZealot Paladin Build
AmazonFreezing Arrow Amazon (Frost Maiden) Build
NecromancerPoison Necromancer Build
AmazonFrost / Fire Bow Amazon (Bowazon) Build
PaladinSmiter Paladin Build
SorceressBlizzard Frozen Orb Sorceress Build
SorceressMeteor/Orb Sorceress Build
AssassinPhoenix Strike Assassin Build
DruidFury Druid Build
PaladinHoly Freeze Zealot Paladin Build
AmazonMultiple Shot / Guided Arrow Amazon (Physical Bowazon) Build
PaladinAvenger Paladin Build
SorceressEnchantress Sorceress Build

8.2.4.

C-Tier Group Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
AssassinDragon Talon Assassin (Kicksin) Build
AssassinBlade Fury Assassin (Bladesin) Build
BarbarianDual Throw Barbarian Build
BarbarianFrenzy Barbarian Build

8.2.5.

D-Tier Group Playthrough Builds

ClassBuild
BarbarianWhirlwind Barbarian Build
AmazonPhysical Spearzon Build

8.3.

Endgame Tier List

8.3.1.

S-Tier Endgame Builds

ClassBuild
AssassinNEW Phoenix Strike Assassin Build
BarbarianBerserk Barbarian Build
NecromancerPoison Necromancer Build
PaladinBlessed Hammer Paladin (Hammerdin) Build
SorceressBlizzard Sorceress Build
PaladinFoH Smiter Paladin Build
SorceressNova Sorceress Build
SorceressLightning Sorceress Build
AmazonLightning Fury / Charged Strike Amazon (Javazon) Build

8.3.2.

A-Tier Endgame Builds

ClassBuild
BarbarianWhirlwind Barbarian Build
Druid Tornado / Hurricane Wind Druid Build
PaladinSmiter Paladin Build
NecromancerBone Necromancer Build
DruidFire Druid Build
PaladinFoH Paladin Build
AmazonMultiple Shot / Guided Arrow Amazon (Physical Bowazon) Build
AssassinLightning / Death Sentry Assassin (Trapsin) Build
NecromancerSummoner Necromancer Build
BarbarianDual Throw Barbarian Build
DruidFury Druid Build

8.3.3.

B-Tier Endgame Builds

ClassBuild
SorceressFire Sorceress Build
AssassinDragon Talon Assassin (Kicksin) Build
AssassinBlade Fury Assassin (Bladesin) Build
AmazonElemental Spearzon Build
PaladinZealot Paladin Build
SorceressMeteor/Orb Sorceress Build
SorceressHydra Orb Sorceress Build
BarbarianFrenzy Barbarian Build
AmazonPhysical Spearzon Build
PaladinHoly Freeze Zealot Paladin Build

8.3.4.

C-Tier Endgame Builds

ClassBuild
DruidSummoner Druid Build
BarbarianWar Cry Barbarian (Singer) Build
AmazonFreezing Arrow Amazon (Frost Maiden) Build
AmazonFrost / Fire Bow Amazon (Bowazon) Build

8.3.5.

D-Tier Endgame Builds

ClassBuild
SorceressEnchantress Sorceress Build
PaladinAvenger Paladin Build

9.

Changelog

  • 16 Feb. 2023: Moved Phoenix Strike Assassin from B to S tier End-Game builds.
  • 28 Apr. 2022: Updated for Patch 2.4.
  • 07 Oct. 2021: Guide added.

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