Season 27 Tier List: Group Rift Guardian Killer (RGK) Rankings

Last updated on Aug 20, 2022 at 00:42 by Impakt 1 comment

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.

1.

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.

1.1.

Barbarian

For most RGK builds, having a fast attack speed is critical to maximize your use of Bane of the Stricken 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.

1.2.

Crusader

Even after some nerfs in the previous season, the Fist of the Heavens Crusader is still exceptional for Season 27. 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.

1.3.

Demon Hunter

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.

1.4.

Monk

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.

1.5.

Necromancer

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.

1.6.

Witch Doctor

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.

1.7.

Wizard

Firebirds finally received a substantial nerf in season, and has lost several GR levels worth of power. However, the build was already so strong that it is still poised to possibly be the top Wizard build once again in Season 27, although there are some close contenders. Specifically, the Magic Missile variant has an insane number of attacks per second, making it ideal for stacking stricken against a boss.

2.

Full Build Tier List

2.1.

S-Tier Builds

Class Build
Necromancer Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer
2.2.

A-Tier Builds

Class Build
Monk Inna Mystic Ally Monk
Crusader Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader
Demon Hunter Impale Demon Hunter
Wizard Firebirds Wizard
2.3.

B-Tier Builds

Class Build
Witch Doctor Arachyr Corpse Spiders Witch Doctor
Barbarian Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian
3.

Changelog

  • 20 Aug. 2022: Updated for Season 27.
  • 14 Apr. 2022: Updated for Season 26.
  • 10 Dec. 2021: Updated for Season 25.
  • 20 Jul. 2021: Guide added.
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