Season 26 Tier List: Solo Speed GR Rankings

Last updated on Apr 14, 2022 at 00:43 by Impakt 1 comment

This page goes over the current state of each class in Season 25 in respect to their solo speed clearing capabilities and provides a ranking of some of the builds currently available on the site.

1.

Top Solo Speed GR Builds for each Class

Solo Speed GR clearing is all about balance. A fast build that is weak is pointless if you can only clear GR 80 in 1 minute. A slow build that can clear insanely high GRs is also meaningless if you can never clear faster than 10 minutes for a rift. You want a powerful build that can still clear rifts efficiently. When you factor in the time it takes to generate rift keys, you should aim for a clear time of between 2 and 5 minutes with your build. These are the builds that are optimized for pushing high rifts quickly to farm the most efficient experience for paragon levels.

1.1.

Barbarian

With Patch 2.6.7, several items that modify Rend 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. While the Leap-quake build did receive some buffs this patch, it is unfortunately not enough to come close to touching the Rend build. If you are a Barbarian, look forward to another season of spin-to-win.

1.2.

Crusader

Even after some nerfs in the previous season, the Heaven's Fury Crusader is still exceptional for Season 25. While this is not as fast as some other classes, it is incredibly durable, an excellent elite hunter/RGK, and is once again looking to be the top Crusader build overall.

1.3.

Demon Hunter

In Patch 2.6.9, Demon Hunters gained the new Gears of Dreadlands set (GoD), which is based around using generators. The set, combined with some substantial buffs to supporting items has led to the Hungering Arrow generator build using the new set, which is far and away the strongest Demon Hunter build in the game. This build offers the highest baseline movement speed and a play-style similar to the Whirlwind or Rend Barbarian builds, which makes it great for both speed and pushing.

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 solo build for speeds.

1.5.

Necromancer

Necromancer does not have a ton of great options for solo speed builds, but the LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer is going to be your best bet. While it does perform better in groups, it also is a decent option where your mages can kill everything on screen as you blaze through rifts.

1.6.

Witch Doctor

Witch Doctors received some much-needed changes in Season 20 with the addition of the Mundunugu's Regalia set. This set uses Spirit Barrage 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 fastest and most efficient build for Witch Doctors.

1.7.

Wizard

Thanks to some substantial nerfs to the Firebirds set in Season 25, Wizard builds on the high-end are significantly more diverse. You have several options to choose from, but the fastest speed build will most likely be the LoD Frozen Orb Wizard thanks to its innate clear speed and damage profile.

2.

Full Build Tier List

2.1.

S-Tier Builds

Class Build
Monk Inna Mystic Ally Monk
Demon Hunter GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter
2.2.

A-Tier Builds

Class Build
Demon Hunter Marauder Sentry Demon Hunter
Barbarian Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian
Monk LoD Wave of Light Monk
Crusader LoD Bombardment Crusader
Monk Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk
Witch Doctor Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Necromancer LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer
2.3.

B-Tier Builds

Class Build
Demon Hunter Impale Demon Hunter
Barbarian Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian
Crusader Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader
3.

Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2021: Updated for Season 25.
  • 20 Jul. 2021: Guide added.
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