Season 29 Tier List: Group Rift Guardian Killer (RGK) Rankings
This page goes over the current state of each class in Season 25 in respect to their best group RGK build capabilities and provides comparative ranking of the builds.
Top Group Rift Guardian Killer Builds for each Class
For most 4-player group compositions, the DPS roles are split into two forms: AoE and single target. The AoE DPS is in charge of clearing the rift through maximizing area damage and huge density pulls while the single target dps is known as the RGK, or rift guardian killer. Because the damage styles are so unique, you usually have to separate them into two different DPS for optimal results. Here is the list of the best RGK builds for each class.
For most RGK builds, having a fast attack speed is critical to maximize your use of Bane of the Stricken for the stacking DPS gain. The HotN Savage Frenzy Barb is one of the prime examples of that. This Barbarian build boasts one of the fastest attack speeds of any build, decimating single enemies that it can build stacks on. While not the best RGK overall, it is still the top Barb RGK build.
Even after some nerfs in the previous season, the Fist of the Heavens Crusader is still exceptional for Season 28. While this is not the fastest build, it is incredibly durable, an excellent elite hunter/RGK, and is once again looking to be the top Crusader build overall, especially with the new class powers giving it an ample buff.
Demon Hunter is a strong early class for RGK builds, but will fall off later on. Thanks to some nice buffs this season, the Impale Demon Hunter is poised to once again be a strong choice for some group compositions, but will especially shine in the early days of the season as they experience an extremely early power spike. You now also have the option of creating an Impale DH build using the strafe class power, giving rise to some interesting possibilities.
Monks received substantial changes in Season 24, but not this season. That being said, Monks are still in possible the strongest spot out of any class for overall builds. The Inna Mystic Ally Monk build has given Monks a minion-based build of sorts that has some insane pushing potential as well, and is an excellent RGK.
Necromancers are getting several powerful new builds this season, including a full set rework of the Trag'Oul set. However, the most powerful new build is looking to be the Army of the Dead Necromancer using the Rathma set, once again thanks to the new class powers. The consistent damage and durability enabled by the new power is incredible, making it one of the most consistent and safe builds to clear high GRs with.
Thanks to a complete rework in Season 25, the Arachyr set is looking extremely promising for Witch Doctors. While not an optimal choice for RGK picks overall, it still has exceptional single target power, and is your best option as a Witch Doctor combined with some incredibly utility.
With some last-minute changes to a few key items, Meteor Wizards are looking to be extremely powerful in the new season. The ability to run both Meteor Shower and Star Pact as runes should make both Tal Rasha and LoD potent builds capable of clearing at the highest level. These were already capable of GR 150 solo in Season 28, and Wizards had the worst class powers out of any class at the time. With an incredibly powerful new theme to boost them up, Wizards should take the most dominant build spot overall in Season 28.
Full Build Tier List
|Necromancer||Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer|
|Witch Doctor||Arachyr Corpse Spiders Witch Doctor|
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard|
|Monk||Inna Mystic Ally Monk|
|Crusader||Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader|
|Demon Hunter||Impale Demon Hunter|
|Barbarian||Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian|
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