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Diablo IV

Best Stats for Each Character in Diablo 4

Nathan Garvin

There are four core player stats in Diablo 4; Strength, Intelligence, Willpower and Dexterity, and each stat grants different bonuses to different characters. On this page we’ll discuss these stats and the effects they have for each class.

(1 of 3) Gear commonly carries stat boosts,

How to Increase Stats in Diablo 4

Your four core stats vary by class, with different characters having variable starting stats:

Character Strength Intelligence Willpower Dexterity
Barbarian 10 7 7 8
Druid 7 8 10 7
Necromancer 7 10 8 7
Rogue 7 7 8 10
Sorcerer 7 10 8 7

Regardless of your class, every time you level up you’ll gain a +1 bonus to every stat.

Aside from leveling, you can gain minor stat boosts by claiming Altars of Lilith. Each one typically gives a +2 bonus to a single stat, individually a paltry sum, and some don’t give stats at all, instead boosting your maximum Murmuring Obols carrying capacity or your [Paragon Level]. Still, consider that there are 160 Altars of Lilith in the game - even split less than four ways, that’s still a few dozen points per stat… assuming you’re willing to hunt them all down.

A more reliable way to boost your stats is by equipping different gear. Stat boosts are a common mod on all gear, with the ranges of these bonuses increasing as the gear’s level and quality does. Early on you may only be getting bonuses of 10-20 to a single stat from a single piece of gear, but by the endgame you could be getting hundreds of stat points from your equipment. A single stat point is fairly insignificant, but a few hundred can have a measurable effect… depending on the class and stat, of course.

Finally there are [Paragon Levels]. Your rate of leveling slows down after you hit level 50, but every quarter of a level you’ll gain a Paragon Point, which you can use to unlock a single node on a Paragon Board. These nodes often have stat boosts on them, with +5 being the most common denomination, especially on common nodes. Since you can pick what nodes you want to activate, however, and you’ll be investing dozens of Paragon Points as you cross Paragon Boards, this can easily net you a few hundred stat points over the course of the game - a number enhanced when you consider the effects of [Glyphs], which can enhance the bonuses granted by nearby nodes.

Strength Stat in Diablo 4

The core stat for Barbarians, Strength increases the Skill Damage of Barbarian by +0.1% per point (100 Strength = +10% Barbarian Skill Damage). In addition, Rogues gain +0.03% Resource Generation per point of Strength (100 Strength = +3% Rogue Resource Generation). In addition to these bonuses, every class gains +1 Armor per point.

Characters Strength Benefits
All Characters +1 Armor
Barbarian +0.1% Barbarian Skill Damage
Rogue +0.03% Rogue Resource Generation

While all characters benefit from boosting each core stat, the bonuses gained varies by character.

Intelligence Stat in Diablo 4

The primary stat for both Necromancers and Sorcerers, both classes gain +0.1% Skill Damage per point of Intelligence (100 Intelligence = +10% Necromancer/Sorcerer Skill Damage), making it a worthy consideration for them. Druids also gain +0.03% Resource Generation per point of Intelligence (100 Intelligence = +3% Druid Resource Generation) and Rogues gain +0.02% Critical Strike Chance per point of Intelligence (100 Intelligence = +2% Critical Strike Chance). On top of these bonuses, every class gains a +0.5% bonus to All Resistances per point of Intelligence (100 Intelligence = +5% All Resistances).

Characters Intelligence Benefits
All Characters +0.5% All Resistances
Druid +0.03% Druid Resource Generation
Necromancer +0.1% Necromancer Skill Damage
Rogue +0.02% Critical Strike Chance
Sorcerer +0.1% Sorcerer Skill Damage

Willpower Stat in Diablo 4

The focal stat of Druids, they gain +0.1% Skill Damage per point of Willpower (100 Willpower = +10% Druid Skill Damage). Willpower also benefits Barbarians, Necromancers and Sorcerers by giving them +0.03% Resource Generation per point of Willpower (100 Willpower = +3% Barbarian/Necromancer/Sorcerer Resource Generation). Finally, all characters gain +0.1% Healing Received (100 Willpower = +10% Healing Received) and +0.25% Overpower Damage (100 Willpower = +25% Overpower Damage) per point of Willpower.

Characters Willpower Benefits
All Characters +0.1% Healing Received, +0.25% Overpower Damage
Barbarian +0.03% Barbarian Resource Generation
Druid +0.1% Druid Skill Damage
Necromancer +0.03% Necromancer Resource Generation
Sorcerer +0.03% Sorcerer Resource Generation

Dexterity Stat in Diablo 4

It should be no surprise that the Rogue benefits the most from Dexterity, gaining +0.1% Skill Damage per point of Dexterity (100 Dexterity = +10% Rogue Skill Damage). The Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer and Sorcerer also gain +0.2% Critical Strike Chance per point of Dexterity (100 Dexterity = +2% Critical Strike Chance). All characters also gain +0.01% Dodge Chance per point of Dexterity (100 Dexterity = 1% Dodge Chance).

Characters Dexterity Benefits
All Characters +0.01% Dodge Chance
Barbarian +0.02% Critical Strike Chance
Druid +0.02% Critical Strike Chance
Necromancer +0.02% Critical Strike Chance
Rogue +0.1% Rogue Skill Damage
Sorcerer +0.02% Critical Strike Chance
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  • Publisher
    Blizzard Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2023
  • Last Updated
    11 November 2023
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