Do you dream of summoning a slew of skeletal minions to swarm your enemies while your companions conjure torrents of fire and lightning beside you? Are you someone who enjoys teaming up with others to create as much chaos as possible? In Diablo II: Resurrected, you can vanquish the minions of the Burning Hells with up to eight players in the cooperative gameplay mode, allowing you to effectively build your own mayhem-inducing army. But, with seven classes and 210 skills to choose from, the prospect of creating a perfect party to delve into the depths of Sanctuary with might seem daunting. Not sure what to bring? We’ve got you covered.
Each suggested composition can be used for parties of 2, 3, 4, or more. Keep in mind that possible builds below are just a sampling of the many multiplayer combinations you can choose from – in the end, 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: Resurrected co-op by testing out some of the builds below.
Looking to create high-octane carnage? Try out a few different one-way damage-boosting builds. The basis of each build is simple: pair a class that provides damage amplification with any other classes built to cause some serious slaughter. While the damage booster won’t receive any enhancements of their own, they’ll get to reap the rewards accumulated by their companions as they hack their way through hordes of hellspawn.
There are numerous ways to build a party around damage amplification, so don’t hesitate to experiment with different skills and figure out what works best for your band. Here’s a composition concept to try out:
Combine a Paladin with the Conviction skill or a Necromancer with the Lower Resist skill with any Sorceress, a Javelin-specialized Amazon, or a Trap-specialized Assassin.
Conviction is an Offensive Aura skill for the Paladin. It can be used to lower the fire, cold, and lightning resistance of nearby monsters, allowing the Paladin and their partners to break through most elemental immunities, save for poison immunity. Similarly, the Necromancer’s Lower Resist skill makes it so any elemental attacks deal more damage to cursed monsters, increasing enemies’ susceptibility to all elemental magics, including poison.
Either of these can be paired with any number of elemental damage-specialized classes. Since the Sorceress specializes exclusively in elemental magic, she’s the most ideal candidate to pair up with your Paladin or Necromancer, but she’s far from the only one. Other classes you can bring along include an Amazon using Javelins and an Assassin using Traps. The Javelin-wielding Amazon is a stalwart damage-dealer who can utilize skills like Lightning Fury, making her a powerful pick for any group. For the Assassin, the Traps tree has potent skills like Lightning Sentry that synergize well with other classes in co-op.
Combining damage types
If you’re looking for an extremely versatile way of creating a party, try pulling in a variety of classes where each member is specialized to put out a different type of damage. By combining elemental damage specialists with physical damage specialists, you’ll be able to cover your bases and tackle enemies with different immunities that you come across in your adventures.