Sonya is a Melee WarriorHero from the Diablo universe. From the frozen Dreadlands of the north comes the mighty Barbarian warriors. After surviving the destruction of her home and death of her tribe, Sonya wanders Sanctuary in search of battle and a better life for her people.
Barbarians eschew the use of magic and technology, as they believe the use of such devices will only weaken their resolve. Barbarians have frequently expressed disdain for magic, and those who wield it. Renowned for their combat prowess and arrogant demenour, Barbarians appear to be perpetually girt for battle. Through harsh conditioning, Barbarians excel in physical combat and can perform tremendous feats of strength. Their physical strength is further strengthened by the primal energies of the land, which they have learned to harness. Never shying from a brawl, mighty ground stomps, leaping attacks and crushing blows leave enemies dead in their tracks, and survivors cowering in fear.
A barbarian's vigil never ends. Donning the armor and wielding the weapons she wrests from the clutches of her foes, Sonya stands as a bulwark against all demons... no matter where they come from.
The portal-loving treasure goblins collect their spoils from many worlds. There's no telling which hero this Battlegear of Wrath once belonged to, but it's doubtful they are still alive to miss it.
The Valor of Harrogath is not opulent armor... It is simple, direct... and a perfect fit for a warrior like Sonya.
Super Sonya 400
While traveling through time, the gladiatrix Sonya was exposed to a radioactive robo-virus. Without a way home, she fights tirelessly to keep the streets of New York safe.
Death Knight 600
Sonya wandered the outskirts of the Nexus, desperately seeking a way to avenge her fallen people. The power Kel'Thuzad offered was worth any price, even binding her soul to the Scourge for eternity.
As Kel'Thuzad's army marched across the realms, hero after hero fell before his favored death knight's fury. The survivors will only whisper her name in fear: Deathbringer Sonya, the first horseman of Kel'Thuzad.
The name "Sonya" is possibly a reference to Red Sonja, a beautiful, redheaded barbarian first introduced in Conan the Barbarian comics.
Her regular armor is based of the Tier 8 (Jazeraint) armor for Barbarians in Diablo III, while her "Wrath" armor is based of the Tier 2 Raid Set (Battlegear of Wrath) for warriors in World of Warcraft.
A male Barbarian, corresponding to the Diablo II portrayal, has been listed as a possible inclusion in the game.
Super Sonya's skin color scheme is based on X-MEN's X-Force mutants color scheme.