Season 24 Tier List: Solo Speed GR Rankings
This page goes over the current state of each class 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. 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.
Thanks to the addition of some powerful Ethereal weapon in Season 24, Crusader now has an auto-bomber build of sorts. The LoD Bombardment Crusader can run around rifts, clearing maps quickly without stopping. Crusader does not have many great speed builds normally, but this is a solid choice for Season 24.
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. Ethereals make this build absolutely fantastic in Season 24, so definitely check this build out if you enjoy Demon Hunter.
With the new patch and season, Monks are the class that received the most substantial changes. The combination of some item buffs and Ethereals have brought LoD Wave of Light Monk back into the S-tier from long ago, while also retaining its speed as one of the fastest clearing builds in the game. Monk also has far and away the most varied build choices this season, so if you are looking for multiple builds to try, Monk is the answer.
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.
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.
In Season 23, the Firebird's Finery set is being redesigned (see Patch 2.7). This new design has brought this set back from extinction, straight into the S-tier along with the best builds in the game. Both as a trash clearer and RGK, Firebird's is going to be a powerhouse in Season 24 for Wizards everywhere, and is likely to be the single most popular build in the new season. If you are looking for something new and great to try, look no further.
Full Build Tier List
|Monk||LoD Wave of Light Monk|
|Barbarian||Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian|
|Wizard||Firebird Mirror Images Wizard|
|Demon Hunter||GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter|
|Crusader||LoD Bombardment Crusader|
|Monk||Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk|
|Witch Doctor||Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor|
|Barbarian||Leap Quake Barbarian|
|Barbarian||Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian|
|Wizard||LoD Frozen Orb Wizard|
|Wizard||Vyr Archon Wizard|
|Necromancer||LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer|
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