Guides

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General Guides[edit]

Name Author Season
A truly comprehensive Dclone guide - Mechanics/Numbers/Strategies Wuslwiz Season 1 (Awakening)
Comprehensive Guide on Summons' Damage - Necromancer Version ultraover (Renato Machado) Season 1 (Awakening)
Act 5 Merc Guide kickbitbeatborg Season 1 (Awakening)
Pathfinding Guide Knoofle Season 2 (Transcendence)
End-Game Basics for PD2 Aygran Season 2 (Transcendence)
Gambling Guide Hastmannen Season 2 (Transcendence)
Shopping Guide Hastmannen Season 2 (Transcendence)
Low Level Duels Item guide clvl 1-30 Hastmannen Season 2 (Transcendence)
Basic Mechanics and Mercenary Guide Mayswan Season 2 (Transcendence)
The practical guide to LLD-crafting rlvl 30 Hastmannen Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Class Build Guides[edit]

Amazon[edit]

Name Author Season
"Plaguespreader" Poison Javazon sKeLeToR Season 1 (Awakening)
"Prowazon" Fastest Clear Multishot Amazon sKeLeToR Season 1 (Awakening)
Bowazon Multi/Immolation & Multi/Guided - Build Guide
Bowazon Multi/Immolation & Multi/Guided
Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
2-Handed Spear Amazon - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
Lightning Strike Javazon Guide Seggi Season 1 (Awakening)
Windforce Multishot Bowazon bora Season 1 (Awakening)
Fire Trangoul Bowazon ChugThatEstus Season 1 (Awakening)
Bora's Lightning Strike Javazon Guide Bora Season 1 (Awakening)
Comprehensive All-Content Bowazon Guide Kizari Season 1 (Awakening)
Blood Raven Bowazon Igtenos Season 2 (Transcendence)
HC Bearzon Amadeus/JimiHendrix Season 2 (Transcendence)
S2 End-Game Multi-Shot Amazon - Build Guide Lucky Luciano Season 2 (Transcendence)
Power Strike/Lightning Fury Leveling Amazon Guide Marvl Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Summoner Amazon - Build Guide Lawlsuit Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Multi-Strafe-Shot Amazon - Build Guide ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Fire Arrow Amazon - Build Guide ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Assassin[edit]

Name Author Season
Hybrid Bladesin - An In-Depth Guide Wuslwiz Season 1 (Awakening)
Mindblast Assassin Guide Sass & Bagel Season 1 (Awakening)
Blade Fury Assassin Guide Sass Season 1 (Awakening)
Lightning Trap Assassin Guide Ehliminatoa Season 1 (Awakening)
Venom Bow Assassin Guide ChugThatEstus Season 1 (Awakening)
Poison Dagger Assassin Guide ChugThatEstus Season 1 (Awakening)
Dragon Talon "Kicksin" Assassin Guide Syron1x Season 1 (Awakening)
Cobra strike Assassin Guide Bagel Season 2 (Transcendence)
Fire Trapper Ehliminatoa Season 2 (Transcendence)
Whirlwind "Shadow" Assassin Guide InsightKnight Season 3 (Domination)
Mind Blast Leveling Assassin Guide Marvl Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Blade Sentinel Assassin Guide ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Blade Fury (Multishot) Assassin Guide ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Barbarian[edit]

Name Author Season
Warcry Barb theBerliner Season 1 (Awakening)
DoomFamine DreamDragon Frenzy Barbarian sKeLeToR Season 1 (Awakening)
Incinerator Frenzy Barbarian sKeLeToR Season 1 (Awakening)
FlyManXoxo's Comprehensive Throwing Barbarian Guide FlyManXoxo Season 1 (Awakening)
Throw Barbarian - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
HC Wolf Barbarian - Build Guide LordDeSeis Season 1 (Awakening)
Frenzy Barbarian Guide Ananochi Season 1 (Awakening)
Throw Barb In-Depth Guide ChubHC Season 2 (Transcendence)
Gold Find / Magic Find Travincal Barb In-Depth Guide Hastmannen Season 2 (Transcendence)
Whirlwind Barb AlwaysOn_nakama Season 2 (Transcendence)
AFK Gold Find Barb Guide Skitzdrift Season 3 (Domination)
Throw Barb In-Depth Guide (Updated for Season 4) ChubHC Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Frenzy/Dual Swing Leveling Barbarian Guide Marvl Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Blizzard (Cold) Barbarian Guide ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)
HC Bow Barbarian Guide (Updated S4) ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Jab/Fend Barb - Updated S4 ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Druid[edit]

Name Author Season
Summoner Druid - An In-Depth Guide Wuslwiz Season 1 (Awakening)
Full Summon Druid - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
Fire Elemental Druid - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
Fireclaw + Fury Druid - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
Fury On Strike Druid - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
Wind Druid Overview Thomas McMullen Season 1 (Awakening)
Fireclaw Bear Build Guide and Showcase SchmittyTACP Season 2 (Transcendence)
Fireclaw Bear Build Guide SchmittyTACP Season 4 (Enlightenment)
ATD Shapeshift Guide SchmittyTACP Season 3 (Domination)
Summoning Druid Guide Marvl Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Maul Werebear Guide SchmittyTACP Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Fire Elemental Guide SchmittyTACP Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Artic Maul Bear Druid - Updated S4 ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Fire Trang Oul Druid - Updated S4 ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Necromancer[edit]

Name Author Season
sKeLeToR's "Gamma Ray" Poison Necro sKeLeToR Season 1 (Awakening)
Thetedster's Poison-Necro Guide From Beginning to End Thetedster Season 1 (Awakening)
Curse and Golem Necromancer - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
Skeleton/Golem snapshot Necro summoner. Angryaa Season 1 (Awakening)
The Revive Golem Necro GUIDE ultraover (Renato Machado) Season 1 (Awakening)
Explosionmancer - Corpse Explosion Build Krylus Season 1 (Awakening)
ChickenSoups Necromancer Golem/Revive Guide ChickenSoup Season 1 (Awakening)
Necromancer guide with Poison Nova / Dagger ilnated Season 1 (Awakening)
Comprehensive Bone Necromancer: "The Dentist" Allenh93 Season 1 (Awakening)
Delphino's Teeth Necro Delphino Season 2 (Transcendence)
Poison Necro Guide - Complete Poison Build Bubbles Season 2 (Transcendence)
Brand Bowmancer Guide ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Pyromancer - Updated S4 ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)
MultishotMancer - Updated S4 ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Paladin[edit]

Name Author Season
Frost Knight Zealot Paladin sKeLeToR Season 1 (Awakening)
Flamewarden Zealot Paladin sKeLeToR Season 1 (Awakening)
Paladin holy shock beginner guide yeetmaster655 Season 1 (Awakening)
Holy Bolt Paladin JamesZahh Season 1 (Awakening)
UberFanazealot Maddinsche Season 1 (Awakening)
"The Cleric" aka. Healadin Ólverius Season 1 (Awakening)
Uber Zealer schnda Season 3 (Domination)
Budget Uber Zealer Skitzdrift Season 3 (Domination)
Summoner Zealot Igtenos Season 4 (Enlightenment)
The Hydradin - Updated S4 ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Sorceress[edit]

Name Author Season
Meteor Sorceress - Build Guide Funguskeeper Season 1 (Awakening)
Combustion/Fireball/Frozen Orb - Build Guide GTBword Season 1 (Awakening)
Melee Enchantress - Outdated ChugThatEstus Season 1 (Awakening)
Fire Bolt / Combustion - Build Guide Lpdp_ Season 1 (Awakening)
Ice Maiden Bow Sorc Build Guide ChugThatEstus Season 1 (Awakening)
Multi-Shot Bow Sorceress - Build Guide Lucky Luciano Season 2 (Transcendence)
Frozen Queen - Blizzard Build Guide CircaG Season 4 (Enlightenment)
No-block Combustion Phoenix Sorceress Starshine09 Season 4 (Enlightenment)
Fend Spearceress Build Guide ChugThatEstus Season 4 (Enlightenment)

Planning Tools & Useful Links[edit]

Main site: ProjectDiablo2.com

Reddit: r/ProjectDiablo2

Discord: PD2's Discord (announcements and most game discussions happen here)

Wiki: wiki.projectdiablo2.com (you're here now)

PD2 Tools & Links
Name Author Description
Installation Guide cory Step-by-step instructions for installing PD2 (source)
PD2-Singleplayer Pack BetweenWalls PlugY item/character pack for singleplayer with setup guide
Catalog of PD2 Builds pedrob_d Includes descriptions of over 200 builds and variations, with links to over 100 guides (source)
Maxroll PD2 Planner Riv Full character planner (briefly supported during S4, save/load and some other features no longer work)
"Portal" Skill Planner BetweenWalls Character skill planner with skill/synergy info up to level 60
Necromancer Pet Calculator ultraover
(Renato Machado)
Necromancer pet calculator, with correct damage calculations from auras and spirits
FilterBird BetweenWalls Filter simulation tool
Item Filter Highlighting multimentha Filter syntax highlighting for Notepad++, screenshot: Notepad++ color coding for loot filters - quick comparison.png
Loot Filter Hints TommyC90 Filter syntax highlighting for Visual Studio Code
Runeword Grid BetweenWalls Shows weapon runewords in a grid with runewords on one axis and weapon types on the other axis. Helps visualize which runewords can be used in which bases.
Runeword Calculator & Filter Acien Shows runewords based on selected runes, item types, sockets, and string search (vanilla & pd2)
Affix Calculator Swoosh Shows available affixes for an item based on user-selected inputs - make a copy of the document to use it
Monster Revive Guide perkylaturkey Image guide for reviving monsters (source)
Claw Guide Bagel Image guide for answering "are these white claws worth anything?" (source)
A2 Merc Weapon Comparison Satyrox Image chart for comparing many popular weapons for act 2 mercenaries (source)
BFury/BSentinel Calc Sass Two spreadsheets for calculating Blade Fury/Sentinel damage - to use them, click "file" -> "make a copy" in order to edit your own character's values (source)
PD2-Converter BetweenWalls Converts character/stash files to the most recent season (no need to drop items)
Game Text Files Vanilla and PD2 text files (extracted from patch_d2.mpq using MPQ Editor & D2 LoD listfile)
Archived PD2 Tools & Links
Name Author Description
D2 Filter Picker mik1893 Tool to quickly switch loot filter in use, selecting it from an online repository of filters. Can be customized to use your own list of filters. (PD2's launcher does this now)
PD2 Tooling Meeps Item reference and search tool (site offline)
PD2 RuneWizard itsme Shows runewords based on selected runes, with runeword info available on mouse-over (last updated 2021-02-07)
Runecatcher msr- Shows runewords based on selected runes, item types, sockets, and magic properties (last updated in S3)
Runeword Explorer Fractall_Games Shows runewords based on selected runes, item types, sockets, stats, etc (vanilla & pd2) (last updated in S3)
Singleplayer Item Pack Swoosh Includes items & characters for singleplayer with PlugY (older versions: S1 S2) (last updated in S3)

For vanilla information, see vanilla wikis and tools: