Season 28 Tier List: Solo Speed GR Rankings
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.
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.
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.
With some new power coming in from a helpful class power this Season, the Akkhan Crusader is looking to be the new best speed option, allowing you to consistently nuke enemies down without ever needing to stop moving.
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.
Now that Wave of Light is the most powerful Monk build once again, it should also prove to be the fastest and most efficient build. Screen-clearing damage that is powerful enough to push the highest GR levels is hard to beat.
After some large buffs this season, the Bone Spear Necromancer should return as one of the best speed builds for the class, but only while solo. In groups you have several more options, including some of the most efficient builds in the game such as in Rat Runs as a Singularity Mage Necro.
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 fastest and most efficient build for Witch Doctors.
Meteor Wizards will dominate all content in Season 28. The build is simply too powerful, fast, and durable to not play in basically all forms of content.
Full Build Tier List
|Monk||LoD Wave of Light Monk|
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard|
|Monk||Inna Mystic Ally Monk|
|Demon Hunter||GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter|
|Demon Hunter||Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter|
|Necromancer||Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer|
|Demon Hunter||Marauder Sentry Demon Hunter|
|Barbarian||Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian|
|Crusader||Akkhan Condemn Crusader|
|Witch Doctor||Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor|
|Demon Hunter||Impale Demon Hunter|
|Barbarian||Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian|
|Crusader||Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader|
|Witch Doctor||Arachyr Corpse Spiders Witch Doctor|
- 22 Feb. 2023: Updated for Season 28.
- 20 Aug. 2022: Updated for Season 27.
- 10 Dec. 2021: Updated for Season 25.
- 20 Jul. 2021: Guide added.
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