Diablo III class guide

Sure, you may have beaten Diablo and maybe you’re sitting on a pile of loot big enough to make a dragon blush. But in Diablo III that's only half the battle (actually, a quarter of the battle, to be exact). You’ll have to go beyond normal mode and conquer three more difficulties: Nightmare, Hell and Inferno, to really secure Diablo III bragging rights. We’ve spent some pretty late nights playing each class to give you the best level 30 spells and runes to get you through the horrors of Nightmare. 

We've given you three builds a piece representing what we think are the best specs to play through the game solo, with a group or to beat bosses.  

We used Elective Mode to switch up the spells on our toolbar. If you don’t know what Elective Mode is, check out our Diablo III Beginner’s Guide, which is brimming with helpful hints for noobs and veteran Diabloites alike.

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  • Zid23 - March 3, 2014 10 p.m.

    Thnx for the note Untarr... I just started playing D3 on the Xbox and I have a level 26 hardcore Wizard
  • TheAwesomeOne - March 13, 2013 9:50 p.m.

    For the Monk Solo Build, you can't have Dashing Strike and Sweeping Wind at the same time. Also, their is no Mantra for the Solo Build.
  • khrxs - April 12, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    You can have them at the same time
  • ncurry2 - May 30, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    I guess its the great thing about d3 is there are a lot of different playstyles. But as a lvl 60 in act 2 of inferno barbarian, I completely disagree with both builds.
  • niederman - May 30, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    Just a quick note here For the witch doctor solo build Acid cloud is not a secondary skill And acid cloud and spirit barrage cannot both be equipped at the same time. If they COULD, That WOULD be a great build.
  • niederman - May 30, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    Oh yeah, Elective mode Didn't read that Now I feel dumb...
  • Deustaitan - October 7, 2014 12:20 a.m.

    It can drain your mana real quickly, though.
  • Mooshon - May 30, 2012 6:16 a.m.

    Sounds good. Now if I could only get it to run without it slowing to a 20 fps crawl after 10 minutes...
  • Untarr - May 29, 2012 8:13 p.m.

    I agree with the wizard builds here. Good stuff that revolves around a theme or idea and executes effectively. Also note to anyone reading this, standing still to channel spells in higher difficulties (late NM early hell is where it starts) is a great way to die fast. You'll find yourself switching to the more "fire and forget" spells that allow you to keep moving because the mobs just hit too hard. Spells like Hydra/Blizzard
  • zombi3grim - May 29, 2012 7:55 p.m.

    I love the Witch Doctor!

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