How to Switch Weapons in Diablo 4

How to Switch Weapons in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 offers a wide selection of weapons to players, but it can be challenging to figure out how to switch between them during battles. Unlike previous games in the series, there is no specific hotkey for weapon swapping in Diablo 4. In this guide, we’ll explain how to switch weapons in Diablo 4, so you can focus on taking down demons and monsters with ease.

How to Switch Weapons in Diablo 4

Understanding the Role of Skills

One of the most critical aspects of switching weapons in Diablo 4 is how it works with skills. By hovering over a skill in the Hotbar and pressing the middle mouse button on PC or X/Square on consoles, you can see the available weapons for that skill. Once you have equipped a skill, your character will automatically use the associated weapon during combat.

How to Switch Weapons in Diablo 4

Barbarians, for example, have four weapon slots, and each one is tied to a specific skill in the game. For instance, the Bash skill requires a blunt weapon, while Flay requires a slashing weapon. To toggle between weapon types quickly, you can use any of the following skills:

  • Frenzy: Instantly equips all dual-wielding weapons in your inventory.
  • Hammer of the Ancients: Automatically switches to your two-handed bludgeoning weapon.
  • Dual Swing: Strikes enemies with your dual-wielding weapon.

So if you’re a Barbarian and you have a blunt weapon and a pair of dual-wield weapons equipped, you can use a dual-wield skill like Frenzy to start attacking with your dual wield weapons. Then, you can use a bludgeoning skill like Hammer of the Ancients to switch to your club. Easy-peasy, right?

Is it the same for every class?

This rule applies to any other class that can equip multiple weapons and uses skills that have weapon-specific tags. So, make sure you have a skill build that uses your strongest weapons or upgrade your weapons to suit the skills you enjoy using the most. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself hitting like a wet noodle when your legendary sword gets switched for a common club because you like using Hammer of the Ancients but haven’t found a strong blunt weapon to equip yet.

But don’t worry! If you make a mistake, it’s easy to reset and respec your skills so you can focus on the skills that match your best weapons until you find upgrades for your other weapons.

How to Switch Weapons in Diablo 4


Switching weapons in Diablo 4 can be confusing, but it’s essential to understand how it works with skills. By using the right skills, you can easily switch between weapons during battles and maximize your damage output. Make sure to have a skill build that complements your strongest weapons, and don’t be afraid to respec if necessary. With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready to take on the demons and monsters of Diablo 4 with ease.

Masab Farooque
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios. When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games