Season 29 Tier List: Group Trash Killer Rankings
This page goes over the current state of each class in Season 25 in respect to their best group trash killing build capabilities and provides comparative ranking of the builds.
Top Group Trash 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 AoE builds, or trash killer builds for each class.
With patch 2.6.7, several items that modify Rend were buffed, bringing forth this build as the top Barbarian build and one of the top S-Tier builds overall. In the past couple of seasons and on non-seasonal, this build has dominated the leader boards for Barbarian while also being relatively easy to play, making it an excellent build for players looking to pick up Barbarian for the first time.
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 trash clearer, and is once again looking to be the top Crusader build overall, especially with the new class powers giving it an ample buff.
New in Season 28, Natalya's was reworked to be build around Spike Traps. This is looking to be an extremely powerful, but complex build that requires a multiple-button setup, solid positioning, and practice to execute well. Demon Hunters overall are looking quite strong in the new season, so if you are looking for a new challenge, definitely give the class a shot. Additionally, Spike Trap DH has a built in knockback for enemies, making it even better for trash killing in GRs.
While the Inna's set has reigned supreme for Monks for multiple seasons now, the WoL Monk is looking to be the single strongest overall build this season. This is entirely due to the powerful new class power that Monks get this season, specifically juicing up the Wave of Light build into something even more incredible than it already was.
Necromancers are getting several powerful new builds this season, including some massive buffs to the Death Nova builds. Especially with some of the specific seasonal theme powers, Necromancers are looking to absolutely dominate this season, with several S-tier builds to choose from.
Witch Doctors received some much-needed changes in Season 20 with the addition of the Mundunugu's Regalia set. This set uses Spirit Barrage to deal massive AoE damage, and has proven to be the most powerful Witch Doctor build to date by far, potentially being used in the group meta for non-seasonal as a trash clearing build. This build did receive some substantial nerfs in Season 21 by reclassifying the phantasms to not be pets anymore, but this build was already so far ahead of every other Witch Doctor build that it should have no trouble retaining its spot as the top pushing build for Witch Doctors.
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. This has the potential to be a huge power spike, maybe even more than was intended with these last-minute changes.
Full Build Tier List
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard|
|Demon Hunter||Natalya Spike Trap Demon Hunter|
|Necromancer||Trag'Oul Death Nova Necromancer|
|Monk||LoD Wave of Light Monk|
|Witch Doctor||Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor|
|Demon Hunter||GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter|
|Crusader||Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader|
|Barbarian||Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian|
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