Combat for Diablo 4 are the fighting features and mechanics in the game. This will focus on the basic combat mechanic of the game, and the associated actions that you can execute. Combat in Diablo 4 plays like a hybrid between Diablo 2 & Diablo 3.


Combat in Diablo 4

Combat in Diablo 4 is fast paced and plays as an improved version of their predecessors. Players will explore the open world of Sanctuary while fighting with various Enemies, and completing Quests.


Players will have up to 6 Active skills at the same time to use against the forces of evil. Players will be able to choose 1 skill from each category as their active skills, but they will be able to swap them out if needed.



Each Class has a variety of Talent Tress which provide with passive abilities to enhance the character in combat.


Improved Enemies

Combat mechanics has been improved and Enemies with them. Groups of enemies will now act as a single unit with for example melee attackers protecting ranged units.


World Bosses

Players will be able to fight powerful World Bosses with the help of other fellow Heroes. A new stagger mechanic has been implemented allowing players to stack Crowd Control spells to reach  threshold and thus stunning and debilitating the Boss. These bosses are located on specific Locations and defeating them will provide a Reward.



To add to the social experience, there are set zones that players can enter that are designated for PvP combat. As long as players are within the zone, players can freely attack others, but must also be wary of being attacked.  A unique feature will wll mark highly skilled players on the map within these zones and will be direct targets for other players to look for. 


Players will be able to complete and revisit numerous Dungeons located all around the World. These Dungeons will have random affixes and objectives that players can complete to earn rewards.


Equipment, Rarities & Trading

A new rarity system will allow players to create builds around certain Items. Item trading will be limited, as some items will only be tradable once while others will stay un-tradable.

A new Rune system has been developed dividing the Runes into two groups: Condition Runes and Effect Runes. Condition Runes provide a condition for the Effects run to trigger allowing for more build options.



Some bosses or events were designed to be tackled with a group or a teammate. Bosses and events can be faced with a friend or multiple friends using the available multiple options. Players can decide to play with others online, which supports crossplay or have a friend over and participate with Couch Co-op.

Crossplay in Diablo 4

  • Diablo 4 takes place in a Shared world where they have fully enables crossplay on different platforms whether it be a PC or console. 

Couch Co-op

  • The same experiences can be shared in person, allowing couch coop multiplayer options. This allows the game to be a more social experience, bringing this feature back from previous Diablo games. 

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