John Yang

John Yang

John Yang was a game designer for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.[1]


John Yang holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined Blizzard Entertainment in 2011.

He was the designer responsible for the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, and Witch Doctor classes throughout Reaper of Souls development. He designed and implemented a large portion of Reaper of Souls' legendary items and sets. He also works on tuning and balance for all classes, legendary items, item sets, and rifts.[2]

Yang has since been transferred to work on World of Warcraft: Legion.[3]


  1. 2014-12-09, LEGENDARY WORKSHOP LIVE STREAM EVENT RECAP. Blizzpro, accessed on 2014-12-10
  2. LinkedIn Profile
  3. 2016-06-21, ‘Diablo 4’ Coming, No More ‘Diablo 3’ Expansion?. Morning News USA, accessed on 2016-06-21

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