Diablo 3 Followers Guide

In this Diablo 3 guide, you will learn how to use followers effectively. Read everything you need to know about followers, powerful champions who you can take in the battle against forces of evil in Diablo III.

While playing Campaign Mode, you will meet Followers as you progress through the storyline, but in Adventure Mode, Followers are available from the very beginning of the game. To do this, you need to approach them in the city and select “Hire”. You can always change or Dismiss your current Follower, and they will return to the city to their original place.

Followers will become stronger and unlock new skills as you level up. Followers skills are unlocked at 5, 10, 15 and 20 levels (the follower level is the same as the level of your character). After reaching the required level, players can choose one skill from the two available. In addition, you can equip them with special accessories, weapons and relevant gear items.

In Diablo 3, players have three followers to choose from, each with their own unique fighting style and useful abilities.

Kormac, the Templar

Dedicated master of melee arms and armor. 

Encountered in Act I

Equipment: All One-handed Melee weapons, Shields, Templar Relics, Amulet and 2 Rings.

Skills: All Kormac’s abilities are based on crowd control like stun and taunt. Her will also tank many demons.

Lyndon, the Scoundrel

Selfish rake skilled in larceny and ranged weapons. 

Encountered in Act I

Equipment: Bows, Crossbows, Scoundrel Tokens, Amulet and 2 Rings.

Skills: Lyndon is a tricky support with poisonous arrows, buffs and ability to hit several foes at the same time.

Eirena, the Enchantress

Mysterious magic-user who can confuse and debilitate enemies.

Encountered in Act II

Equipment: One and two-Handed Melee weapons, Enchantress Focuses, Amulet and 2 Rings.

Skills: Eirena is a master of knocking back, slowing enemies, or increasing the amount of damage they take. She can also make you tougher with buffs and increase your attack damage.

Followers Skills and Gear Guide

Below are the recommended sets of skills that are most suitable for clearing Rifts and Bounties. There is also a list of the best things for your Follower that will maximize its effectiveness for Greater Rifts.

Templar

Recommended Skills:

Templar healHeal (Cooldown: 30 seconds)
Heals you and the Templar for 193,112 Life.
Templar loyaltyLoyalty
Regenerates 6437 Life per second for you and the Templar.
Templar shield chargeCharge (Cooldown: 10 seconds)
Charges a target, dealing 280% weapon damage and stunning all enemies within 8 yards for 3 seconds.
Templar inspireInspire
Increases your resource generation.

Recommended Gear:

  • Weapon: Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
  • Shield: Freeze of Deflection
  • Amulet: The Ess of Johan
  • Ring (1): Justice Lantern
  • Ring (2): Unity or Wyrdward
  • Relic: Enchanting Favor

Scoundrel

Recommended Skills:

Scoundrel crippling shotCrippling Shot (Cooldown: 4 seconds)
Ranged attack that deals 140% weapon damage and slows enemies hit by 80% for 4 seconds.
Scoundrel dirty fightingDirty Fighting (Cooldown: 6 seconds)
Blinds nearby enemies in front of the Scoundrel for 2 seconds.
Scoundrel powered shotPowered Shot (Cooldown: 8 seconds)
Ranged attack that explodes on impact and has a 100% chance to Stun enemies for 2 seconds.
Scoundrel hysteriaHysteria
Whenever you or the Scoundrel land a Critical Hit, you both will deal increased damage by 3% for 3 seconds.

Recommended Gear:

  • Weapon: Hellrack
  • Amulet: The Ess of Johan
  • Ring (1): Oculus Ring
  • Ring (2): Unity
  • Token: Skeleton Key

Enchantress

Recommended Skills:

Enchantress forceful pushForceful Push (Cooldown: 5 seconds)
Summon an Arcane explosion 8 yards around an enemy, dealing damage and knocking back all monsters.
Enchantress missile wardMissile Ward
Buffs you and the Enchantress, reducing damage from ranged attacks by 6%.
Enchantress disorientDisorient (Cooldown: 6 seconds)
Cast a flash of light in an area, causing enemies to be disoriented for 2 seconds.
Enchantress mass charmMass Control (Cooldown: 18 seconds)
Lob a bulb of magical energy that hexes enemies in an area into chickens for 5 seconds.

Recommended Gear:

  • Weapon: The Sultan of Blinding Sand
  • Amulet: The Ess of Johan
  • Ring (1): Oculus Ring
  • Ring (2): Unity
  • Focus: Smoking Thurible

We hope this Diablo 3 Followers Guide help you reach the top of the leader.

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