Do you dream of summoning a slew of skeletal minions to invade your enemies while your companions summon torrents of fire and lightning to your side? Are you someone who enjoys teaming up with others to create as much chaos as possible? In Diablo II: Resurrected, you can defeat the minions of the Burning Hells with up to eight players in the cooperative play mode, allowing you to effectively build your own Chaos Army. But, with seven classes and 210 skills to choose from, the prospect of creating the perfect party to dive into the depths of Sanctuary can seem daunting. Don’t know what to bring? We have what you need.
Each suggested composition can be used for groups of 2, 3, 4 or more. Keep in mind that the possible versions below are just a sample of the many multiplayer combinations you can choose from. Ultimately, it’s important to always prioritize your own fun and try out new classes and skills that interest you.
Read on and get started in Diablo II: Risen Co-op by testing some of the builds below.
Looking to create high octane carnage? Try a few different versions of one-way damage boost. The basis of each build is simple: pair a class that provides damage amplification with any other class designed to cause serious slaughter. While the damage booster does not receive any buffs from them, they will be able to reap the rewards their companions have accumulated as they weave their way through hordes of Hellish Spawn.
There are many ways to party up with damage amplification, so feel free to experiment with different skills and find what works best for your party. Here is a composition concept to try:
Combine a Paladin with the Conviction skill or a Necromancer with the Lesser Resistance skill with any witch, an Amazon specializing in javelin, or an Assassin specializing in traps.
Conviction is an Offensive Aura skill for the Paladin. It can be used to reduce the fire, cold, and lightning resistance of nearby monsters, allowing the Paladin and his partners to break most elemental immunities, with the exception of poison immunity. Likewise, the necromancer’s lower resistance skill causes all elemental attacks to deal more damage to cursed monsters, increasing enemies’ sensitivity to all elemental magic, including poison.
Either one can be associated with any number of classes specializing in elemental damage. Since the witch specializes exclusively in elemental magic, she is the most ideal candidate to team up with your paladin or your necromancer, but she is far from the alone a. Other classes you can bring include an Amazon using Javelins and an Assassin using Traps. The Javelin-wielding Amazon is a solid damage dealer who can use skills like Lightning Fury, making her a powerful choice for any party. For the Assassin, the Trap Tree has powerful skills like Lightning Sentry that blend well with other classes in co-op.
Combine damage types
If you’re looking for an extremely versatile way to party, try choosing a variety of classes where each member is specialized to deal a different type of damage. By combining elemental damage specialists with physical damage specialists, you will be able to cover your bases and attack enemies with different immunities that you will encounter during your adventures.
Physical damage dealers
Barbarians specializing in Whirlpool or Frenzy skills, a Paladin with the Fanaticism skill, a Druid using Heart of Wolverine or a Necromancer with the majority of their skill points poured into Raise Skeleton and Skeleton Mastery are strong candidates to consider adding to your party for significant physical damage.
Elemental Damage Merchants
Consider adding characters that can deal different types of elemental damage to your party, especially if you’re running with a party of four or more, to easily manage enemy damage resistances. Elemental damage manifests in four different forms: fire, cold, lightning, and poison. Many classes in Diablo II: Risen can deal elemental damage depending on the skills chosen; experiment with different versions and try out each talent to see what works best for you and your party as you progress.
- For fire damage, consider bringing either a witch using fire spells, a druid with many skill points in elemental tree fire spells, an assassin with the Wake of Fire trap, an Amazon wielding a bow, a paladin with the Holy Fire skill, or a Necromancer with a Fire Golem.
- You can freeze your enemies with a witch wielding cold spells, the Amazon’s Icy Spire, the Paladin’s Holy Freeze skill, a druid using Arctic Blast, or the Assassin’s Ice Blades.
- If you need a little lightning, the Amazon’s Lightning Fury skill, Assassin’s Lightning Sentry trap, Paladin’s Holy Shock, and a witch using lightning spells are good choices to consider for shocking damage.
- Finally, if you want to deal some decent poison damage, check out the Druid’s Rage Skill, Assassin’s Venom, Necromancer Poison and Bone skill tree, or Amazon’s Poison Javelin and Plague Javelin skills.
Feel free to experiment with different skill builds or research other popular party compositions while continuing your cooperative efforts! Each class brings something unique to your Diablo II: Resurrected experience, and discovering how unusual compositions fit together is one of the many joys of multiplayer.
You’ll be able to reunite with friends when Diablo II: Resurrected releases on September 23. Experience an epic story unfolding in five separate acts and fight your way through hordes of hellish beasts and undead abominations as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils.
Pre-order Diablo II: Risen now to receive the Barbarian Diablo II themed “Heritage of Arreat” transmogrification for Diablo III and prepare to face the demons of Sanctuary when the gates of Hell open again.