Stats for Beginners Diablo 4 - D4 (2023)

In Diablo 4 your character has many stats -- some of them help you survive, while others help you kill enemies faster. There's also a number of utility stats that can increase your movement speed, reduce recourse costs, or reduce cooldowns of your skills and more. In this article we dive into specifics of many different stats, what they do, and how to obtain them.

All information in this article is from the Open Beta of Diablo 4. The content presented here is subject to change, and will be updated as we learn more.

Core Stats

There's four Core Stats in the game: Strength, Intelligence, Willpower, and Dexterity. You get different starting stats based on your class:

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  • Barbarian: 10 Strength, 8 Dexterity, 7 Intelligence and Willpower
  • Druid: 10 Willpower, 8 Intelligence, 7 Strength and Dexterity
  • Rogue: 10 Dexterity, 8 Willpower, 7 Strength and Intelligence
  • Sorcerer and Necromancer: 10 Intelligence, 8 Willpower, 7 Strength and Dexterity

Every time you level up you gain +1 to every Core Stat. In addition you can get individual Core Stat rolls on your Armor pieces and +All Stats rolls on Jewelry. Finally, you can get +2 to one of Core Stats from certain Altars of Lilith.

Core Stats always give the following bonuses:

  • Strength: +1 Armor per point
  • Intelligence: +0.05% All Resistance per point
  • Willpower: +0.1% Healing Received and +0.25% Overpower Damage per point
  • Dexterity: +0.025% Dodge Chance per point

There's also three more bonuses you get from Core stats, but which bonus comes from which stat changes depending on your class:

  • Barbarian
    • +0.1% Skill Damage per point of Strength
    • +0.1% Resource Generation per point of Willpower
    • +0.02% Critical Strike Chance per point of Dexterity
  • Druid
    • +0.1% Skill Damage per point of Willpower
    • +0.1% Resource Generation per point of Intelligence
    • +0.02% Critical Strike Chance per point of Dexterity
  • Rogue
    • +0.1% Skill Damage per point of Dexterity
    • +0.1% Resource Generation per point of Strength
    • +0.02% Critical Strike Chance per point of Intelligence
  • Sorcerer and Necromancer
    • +0.1% Skill Damage per point of Intelligence
    • +0.1% Resource Generation per point of Willpower
    • +0.02% Critical Strike Chance per point of Dexterity

Offensive Stats

Offensive stats mostly come from your Weapons, Gloves, and Jewelry. They include but are not limited to:

  • Weapon Damage
  • Attack Speed
  • Critical Strike Chance
  • Critical Strike Damage
  • Damage to Close Enemies, Damage to Distant Enemies, Damage to Healthy Enemies, etc.
  • Fire/Cold/Physical/etc. Damage, Core Skill/Basic Skill/Pyromancy Skill/etc. Damage
  • Vulnerable Damage
  • Overpower Damage

All these stats serve to increase the damage you deal with your skills. Check out our Damage for Beginners post to learn more about them.

Defensive Stats

Defensive Stats come from your armor pieces and helps you stay alive. These include but are not limited to:

  • Max Life
  • Armor
  • Damage Reduction
  • Resistances
  • Dodge Chance
  • Healing Received, Barrier Potency, and Bonus Fortify
  • Close and Distant Damage Reduction

To learn more about these stats and how they work refer to our Defense for Beginners page.

Utility Stats

Utility stats don't directly contribute to your damage or your defenses.

Lucky Hit Chance

In Diablo 4 there's a bunch of random on-hit effects you can trigger with any attack, which are called Lucky Hits. Lucky Hits come from many different sources: skills, passives, items, and Legendary Aspects. One example is a stat that can be found on weapons that reads:

Lucky Hit: Up to +X% Chance to Execute Injured Non-Elites

On top of this chance that you have mentioned in the effect itself every skill has a base Lucky Hit Chance, which is something we usually call proc coefficient in other games. This base Lucky Hit chance is multiplied by the chance listed in the Lucky Hit effect.

Important: To view base Lucky Hit Chance on Skills you need to turn on Advanced Tooltips in Settings.

Finally we have a +% Lucky Hit Chance stat that can roll on Rings, Gloves, and Wands (Sorcerer only). All these rolls are added together and they act as another multiplier to your Lucky Hit Chance.


Lets say you have the following stats on your items:

  • Weapon: Lucky Hit: Up to +5.0% Chance to Execute Injured Non-Elites
  • Ring: +10% Lucky Hit Chance
  • Gloves: +5% Lucky Hit Chance

And let's say you're hitting an Injured (less than 35% HP) enemy with Forceful Arrow skill, which has a 50% Lucky Hit chance. In that case your actual chance to execute this enemy is:

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Cooldown Reduction

This stat reduces cooldowns of your active skills, as well as Charge Cooldowns of skills with charges. You can get Cooldown Reduction on your Helmet, Amulet, and Focus/Totem/Shield. Cooldown Reduction from different sources stacks multiplicatively.

Resource Cost Reduction

This stat can roll on an Amulets, Boots, and off-hand items. The exact wording on the stat changes depending on your class into "Mana Cost Reduction", or "Fury Cost Reduction" meaning that you cannot reuse the same item on a different class. As the name suggests it reduces the cost of your skills. Resource Cost Reduction stacks multiplicatively.

+Skill Ranks

Nearly every item can can give you extra ranks in a certain Skill or even in an entire skill category such as Core Skills or Agility Skills (Rogue Only). These ranks work the same way as the ones you put in your Skill Tree, usually increasing the skill's damage by 10% of its rank 1 value or decreasing its cooldown by 5%.

Maximum Resource

This stat gives a flat bonus to your Maximum Resource. It can roll on Rings and, similar to Resource Cost Reduction, it comes in five different variations depending on your class.

Movement Speed

On your Boots and Amulet you can get a +% Movement Speed affix. As expected, it makes you run faster. The Movement Speed granted by items and Paragon cannot exceed +25%. Temporary Movement Speed buffs from skills or Legendary Aspects can go over this cap, but your total Movement Speed can never go over 200%.

Implicit Stats on Pants and Boots

On high level legendary Pants and Boots you can find some special stats that are listed separately from all the others. You can get on of three effects on each item:

  • Boots have stats related to Evade (Evade is a special "skill" accessible to every character. It lets you quickly dash in a chosen direction and has a static 5 second cooldown)
    • +1 Max Evade Charge
    • Evade Briefly Grants +40% Movement Speed
    • Attacks Reduce Evade's Cooldown by 1 Second
  • Pants have stats that buff your Healing Vial
    • Your Potion Also Grants 30% Maximum Life as Barrier
    • Your Potion Also Restores 30% Resource
    • Your Potion Also Grants 30% Movement Speed

Shrine Buff Duration

Another stat found on the Boots. It makes the effects of various Shrines found in the world last longer.

Crowd Control Duration Bonus

This stat can roll on Amulet, Helmet and off-hand items. It increases the duration of all Crowd Control effects that you can apply to enemies. These effects include Slow, Chill, Daze, Stun, Freeze, Immobilize, Taunt, and Knock Down.

Control Impaired Duration Reduction

This stat is found on the Chest and it reduces the duration of Crowd Control effects that enemies apply to you.


Thorns is a special "offensive" stat that lets you deal damage to enemies when they hit you. Damage dealt is increased by a portion of your primary Core Stat. Thorns can roll on Chests, Pants, Amulets, and Shields, and you can also boost your Thorns by certain skills and passives.


In Diablo 4 there's a lot of stats you can get from items, passives and even skills. These stats improve your character in different ways and stacking the right amount of right stats can be pivotal for your success in the game.


Written by Northwar
Reviewed by wudijo, Echohack


May 8th 2023

Updated everything with information from Open Beta.

Dec 7th 2022

Article Created from the Press Release Version of Diablo 4.


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What is vulnerable d4? ›

Vulnerable. Some skills can make enemies Vulnerable (their Life bar turns purple, or if you are affected, your Health Orb gets cracks). In this state, enemies take 20% more damage from all sources.

What is overpower damage in Diablo 4? ›

Quite simply put, Overpower Damage is an additional damage type that gets added to your offensive skills. There is only a 3% chance that it will trigger with each attack, but once it does, the additional damage it provides will be based on a combination of your Life and Fortify stats. What is this?

What is the chance of getting a critical strike in Diablo 4? ›

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What is the difference between healthy and injured in Diablo 4? ›

However, these terms have very specific meanings in Diablo 4: Healthy means above 80% health. Injured means below 35% health.

What is the primary stat for necromancers in Diablo 4? ›

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How do you overpower in Diablo 4? ›

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What is holy damage Diablo? ›

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Does Diablo do lightning damage? ›

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Critical Hits
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What moves are guaranteed critical hit? ›

The moves Storm Throw, Frost Breath, Zippy Zap, Surging Strikes, Wicked Blow, and Flower Trick, along with any move used by a Pokémon that is under the effect of Laser Focus, will always result in a critical hit (unless prevented by one of the above effects).

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Does Uber Diablo heal? ›

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What are necromancers weak to? ›

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What class makes the best Necromancer? ›

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What are the 5 vulnerable groups? ›

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Who are the most vulnerable drivers? ›

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What are the three vulnerable elements? ›

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What are the 13 strands of vulnerability? ›

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After swapping weapons 10 times, your next attack will Overpower and deal 30% increased Overpower damage.

How do you max out a Diablo Immortal character? ›

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What is the best armor against Holy Damage? ›

Crucible Tree Armor

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Does Faith increase Holy Damage? ›

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What enemies are weak to Holy Damage? ›

Enemies that deal Holy Damage
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  • Dung Eater.
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Does dexterity increase lightning damage? ›

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What armor boosts lightning? ›

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Is Dark lightning powerful? ›

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What is the main stat for the Druid in Diablo 4? ›

*Willpower is considered the primary attribute of the Druid as it multiplies all your damage.

What is the most important stat in Diablo Immortal? ›

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What is dexterity in Diablo 4? ›

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What is the main stat for Barbarian Diablo Immortal? ›

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What stats should be highest for druid? ›

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What ability scores should a druid have? ›

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What is best stats for druid? ›

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What is the most op class in Diablo Immortal? ›

If you want to melt even the biggest baddies with huge damage numbers, then the Demon Hunter is the best Diablo Immortal class for you. However, if you would rather be in the thick of battle than lobbing projectiles from afar, then the Barbarian is the solo class in Diablo Immortal for you.

What is the best first character in Diablo Immortal? ›

Necromancer is good in every situation on top of being one of the easiest classes to play, making it the best day-one class in Diablo Immortal.

How much would it take to max out a character in Diablo Immortal? ›

While many believed that it would take almost $100,000 to max out a Diablo Immortal character, one player reveals it may take much, much more money.

Does dexterity make you cast faster? ›

Dexterity also affects the cast speed of Sorceries and Incantations. Every point in Dexterity increases the cast speed slightly. Points in Dexterity reduces Fall Damage, as well as making it harder to get knocked off Torrent.

What does intelligence do in Diablo 4? ›

It is the primary stat for the Necromancer, Wizard and Witch Doctor classes. Every point in intelligence increases all of their damage by 1% for them. In addition, for all classes, every 10 points in Intelligence increase all resistances by 1 point.

Does leveling dexterity increase damage? ›

Dexterity increases damage done by weapons with a scaling mechanic. A letter denoting a weapon's specific scaling properties is noted beneath the weapon's required Dexterity stat.

What stats should a Barbarian prioritize? ›

Str: Barbarians are all about lots of Strength and big weapons, so Strength should almost always be your best ability. Dex: 14 Dexterity is great to boost your AC with half plate.

Which Paragon tree for Barbarian? ›

If you want to survive, Survivor Paragon Tree is the key. Gladiator is also another good tree to activate if you're into PvP and the Soldier tree is what you want to go with if you're focused on party play.

What is the ideal combat rating in Diablo Immortal? ›

Generally speaking, though, a Combat Rating of around 2000 will seemingly allow you to complete nearly all of the content in the game. However, you're likely going to go through most of your Diablo Immortal journey with a Combat Rating that is substantially lower than that figure.


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