Diablo 4 has a lot of stats, conditions, and status ailments that can feel confusing and overwhelming. In this guide, I’ll detail what each stat means in Diablo 4 and why they are important.
Diablo 4: Strength, Intelligence, Willpower, and Dexterity Explained
There are four main stats in Diablo 4 that every character, regardless of class, has. These four stats are Strength, Intelligence, Willpower, and Dexterity and they affect each class differently.
Note: The main stats are different than the many status ailments and conditions, of which we have a detailed guide to help you understand.
The four stats affect every class the same as well as offer additional bonuses per class. Here are the standard stat meanings for Dexterity, Intelligence, Willpower, and Strength in Diablo 4.
What Does Strength Do in Diablo 4?
- Strength: +1 increase to Armor per stat point.
While Strength is a necessary stat to make every class harder to take down in Diablo 4, the classes that need to focus on Strength the most are Barbarians and Rogues since they have extra stat boosts from Strength.
What Does Dexterity Do in Diablo 4?
- Dexterity: +0.025% increase to Dodge Chance per stat point.
Dexterity increases every class’ ability to Dodge enemy attacks. However, every class uses Dexterity to increase their Critical Strike Chance except Rogues who use it to increase their Skill Damage.
What Does Intelligence Do in Diablo 4?
- Intelligence: +0.05% increase to All Resistance per stat point.
Intelligence allows every class to increase their Resistance to everything. Sorcerers and Necromancers additionally use it to increase their Skill Damage, Druids use it for Resource Regeneration, and Rogues use it for Critical Strike Chance. BArbarians, unsurprisingly, don’t have any extra benefits for Intelligence.
What Does Willpower Do in Diablo 4?
- Willpower: +0.1% increase to Healing Received and +0.25% Overpower Damage per stat point.
Willpower increases Overpower Damage as well as Healing Received. Barbarians, Sorcerers, and Necromancers use Willpower for Resource Regeneration and Druids use Willpower for Skill Damage. Rogues don’t care about Willpower besides gaining what the basic stat provides.
How Does Strength, Intelligence, Willpower, and Dexterity Affect Each Diablo 4 Class?
With Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Willpower providing a basic boost in the ways defined above, these four stats each apply a specific bonus based on your class. Here is what the class-specific stat bonuses do in Diablo 4:
|Strength||+0.1% Skill Damage||+0.1% Resource Generation|
|Willpower||+0.1% Resource Generation||+0.1% Resource Generation||+0.1% Resource Generation||+0.1% Skill Damage|
|Intelligence||x0.02% Critical Strike Chance||+0.1% Skill Damage||+0.1% Skill Damage||+0.1% Resource Generation|
|Dexterity||+0.02% Critical Strike Chance||+0.1% Skill Damage||x0.02% Critical Strike Chance||x0.02% Critical Strike Chance||x0.02% Critical Strike Chance|
To clarify, any Skill Damage is damage dealt with your abilities and skills. Any Resource Generation is how your class generates the equivalent of mana (the blue/green/purple pool right of the red health pool you use to perform abilities and skills). The higher your Critical Strike Chance, the better chance you have at dealing Critical Strike damage.
And that is how stats work in Diablo 4. Hopefully, this guide cleared up any confusion you had. Feel free to use it to create the best class you can, like the best Rogue that focuses on Intelligence for a higher Critical Strike Chance or the best Druid that focuses on Willpower for a higher Skill Damage.
- This article was updated on July 6th, 2023