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Diablo > Diablo 4Jun 9, 2024 3:00 pm CT

The new Diablo 4 class is the Spiritborn… but we still don’t know much about it

Spiritborn poised to attack

It’s official: the latest class coming to the Diablo franchise is the Spiritborn, joining the lineup when Diablo 4’s Vessel of Hatred expansion launches in October 2024.

Previously we only knew that the expansion’s new class would be new to the franchise, and though we’d speculated as to whether the new Diablo Immortal Tempest or Blood Knight might cross over to Diablo 4 it’s not a big surprise that we’re getting an all new class. Datamining way back in October hinted at the new class, with data strings listing ability names and types. It said that the abilities would be split into the four categories: Sky, Soil, Forest, and Plains, though details (or names) may well have changed since that point.

We still don’t have much information, but here’s how Blizzard describes the class:

Ranked among the apex predators of the jungle, the Spiritborn is an entirely new class to the Diablo Series. They are battle-hardened with mystical synergies that could only be awakened deep within the jungles of Nahantu. Become one of the Spiritborn and embrace the ethereal Spirits entwined with this ancient civilization.

While the Diablo team calls the class “groundbreaking,” a mystically-charged fighter sounds something like a Monk from Diablo 3, or the elementally-empowered Tempest from Diablo Immortal. The melee pose in the art of the Spiritborn, palm out, also suggests a martial arts angle. It’s possible, too, that a hardened jungle fighter — shown wielding a polearm or glaive in the concept art — could be similar to Diablo 2’s Amazon (a personal favorite of mine).

But we don’t have to sit and speculate for all that long: an in-depth reveal is scheduled for July 18, when we should see the new class in action.

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