What weapons should you use with characters in Diablo 2 Resurrected?

Maximum efficiency.

In Diablo 2, new players pick up more loot than they can reasonably use. Some weapons belong to specific classes, making it so other classes can't equip them. However, there are also weapons that can be used by any class. So, what weapons should you use for your character?

How to pick

To determine what kind of weapon you should use, we provide a list of the most powerful weapons that provide the best benefits for each class. These are determined by the way each class is played and what perks the weapons apply to the class's skills and masteries.

Amazon

The Amazon excels with ranged weapons such as the Bow, Pike, Spear, and Javelin. It's good to focus on weapons that add to the Javelin and Spear Skills, Attack Damage, or weapons that apply status effects.

Suggested Items:

  • Skystrike
  • Kuko Shakaku
  • Cliffkiller
  • Magewrath
  • Titan's Revenge
  • Thunderstroke
  • Matriarchal Bow
  • Grand Matron Bow
  • Matriarchal Javelin
  • Matriarchal Spear
  • Matriarchal Pike

Assassin

The Assassin class excels with their dual-wield weapons such as Claws and Talons. It's good to find weapons that add to Martial Arts skills, Attack Speed, and Attack Damage. Lifesteal can also be one of the most powerful traits to add for an Assassin who deals massive damage through repeated strikes.

Suggested Items:

  • Bartuc's Cut-Throat
  • Jade Talons
  • Firelizard's Talons
  • War Fist
  • Feral Claws
  • Runic Talons

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Barbarian

The Barbarian gains most of its stat and skill bonuses from specific types of Helms unique to the class. You mostly want to focus on weapons that improve Attack Damage, Resistances, and Mace/Combat masteries.

Suggested Items:

  • Heart Carver
  • Bloodtree Stump
  • The Meat Scrapper
  • Pierre Tombale Couant
  • Bloodletter
  • Guardian Crown
  • Conqueuror Crown
  • Destroyer Crown
  • Fury Visor
  • Carnage Helm

Druid

The Druid's special items are defense items, rather than offense items. It's suggested to use weapons that boost their attack damage or attack speed, such as: Two-handed Axes, Polearms, Maces, and Clubs.

Suggested Items:

  • Islestrike
  • Dark Clan Crusher
  • Flesrender
  • Earthshaker
  • Earth Shifter
  • Athena's Wrath
  • Plague Bearer
  • Dream Spirit
  • Sky Spirit
  • Earth Spirit
  • Sun Spirit
  • Blood Spirit

Necromancer

The Necromancer's best weapon type is usually the Wand. However, they gain the most benefit from having Elite miniature heads in their off hand. Necromancers aren't known for causing damage with their weapons, so you mostly want to find Wands that boost their skills.

Suggested Items:

  • Blackhand Key
  • Arm of King Leoric
  • Ume's Lament
  • Maelstrom
  • Death's Web
  • Minion Skull
  • Hellspawn Skull
  • Overseer Skull
  • Succubae Skull
  • Bloodlord Skull

Paladin

Paladins are know to deal decent damage to undead minions, and are most often used as tanky powerhouses with party-buffing shields. The preferred weapon for the Paladin is the Scepter due to it's effectiveness against undead minions. Other weapons can prove valuable, though, if they have better perks for the Paladin's skills.

Suggested Items:

  • /Bloodrise
  • Astreon's Iron Ward
  • Stormeye
  • Hand of Blessed Light
  • The Redeemer
  • Kurast Shield
  • Zakarum Shield
  • Vortex Shield
  • Sacred Rondache
  • Sacred Targe

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Sorceress

Except for special builds, Sorceress players should not focus at all on weapons that improve Attack Speed or Attack Damage. Instead, they should look for weapons that add to elemental skills (such as Fire and Lightning skills), increased Energy Recovery, or increased Resistances. The best items to use for the Sorceress are Staves and Orbs.

Suggested Items:

  • Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye
  • The Oculus
  • Death's Fathom
  • Spire of Lazarus
  • The Iron Jang Bong
  • Heavenly Stone
  • Eldritch Orb
  • Demon Heart
  • Vortex Orb
  • Dimensional Shard

That's all there is to know about what items to use for each class in Diablo 2: Resurrected!

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