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See the character window article for the in-game interface window, including information on maximum level, resistances, attributes, and much more.

Characters in the Diablo universe is what makes it interesting. From the Diablo games' different classes to NPCs and regular inhabitants of Sanctuary introduced from books and comics. They are all what makes the universe of the games.

There are primarily three types of characters:

  • Player characters
  • Fiction characters (of varying importance)
  • Non-Player characters (NPCs)


Player Characters[edit]

All five character classes playable in Diablo III have so far been announced. The Demon Hunter was the firth, revealed at Blizzcon 2010.

Please note that in most cases, the term "character" is slang for "player character" or "character class". It refers to the class you play in a given game. If a player says: "My Barbarian character", they really mean: "My character of the Barbarian class", it's just easier to say the first one.


Previous Player characters[edit]

Besides the Barbarian who is the same character carried over from Diablo II into Diablo III, character usually have some impact on the environment.

In Diablo I, the three main characters (the Monk and the other expansion characters are not canon) are seen as random adventurers entering the Tristram labyrinths, and each getting some sort of demonic corruption. The Rogue character turned into Blood Raven, the Sorcerer turned into The Summoner and the Warrior was the one killing Diablo's mortal body, plunging the Soulstone into his own head. He was then completely overcome by the demon, turning him into the Wanderer. This is pretty well described in Deckard Cain's Journal.

Then starts Diablo II, and a new band of adventuring heroes follows the Wanderer's footsteps to stop him freeing his brothers (and complete the transformation into Diablo). The group of heroes are generally counted as a solid group, with one or more of each class following through the story line. These are semi-anonymous, and as is previously stated, the only Diablo II character to appear in Diablo III is the Barbarian.


Important (Main) Characters[edit]

There are hundreds of characters in the Diablo universe, but the most important ones are of course Diablo, Mephisto, Baal and Tyrael, who have played the largest roles in the games up until the third one, where we will see if things might be put on end. The heroes of the games have in the lore been anonymous, so even if we associate strongly with them, they remain unnamed.


Non-Player Characters[edit]

NPCs are characters played by the computer in the Diablo games. They usually have proper names, and some sort of background. Most of the important characters in the universe has or will be represented as an NPC in a Diablo game.


All Characters[edit]


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