Season 27 Tier List: Solo Speed Torment 16 Rankings

Last updated on Aug 20, 2022 at 11:05 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 of exclusively Torment 16 content and provides a ranking of some of the builds currently available on the site.


Top Solo Speed t16 Builds for each Class

While solo speed GR farming is all about balance, t16 is a much lower threshold, and your build priorities change heavily. Almost every build in the game can clear t16 with very little effort when set up correctly, meaning speed is the biggest factor. You want builds with screen-clearing damage patterns that allow you to clear quickly. You will always have the damage, but the build has to bring the speed.

For t16 content, you will either be doing bounties or greater rift key farming in nephalem rifts. Bounties require less killing, so usually you will value dashes and blinks more, but rifts will value large range AoE more because of the higher density of enemies throughout the rifts. Realistically, both of these activities just want builds that are extremely fast and do huge AoE damage.



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.



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.


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.



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's powerful enough to push the highest GR levels is hard to beat.



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. It also is quite fast, allowing you to fly through rifts, massacring everything in your path.


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.



Firebirds is back once again, thanks to some specific class power bonuses involving mass-casting Magic Missiles. This set is quite powerful, but more importantly does incredibly wide-ranging damage and can clear rifts with ease.


Full Build Tier List


S-Tier Builds

Class Build
Monk LoD Wave of Light Monk
Monk Inna Mystic Ally Monk
Demon Hunter GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter
Barbarian Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian

A-Tier Builds

Class Build
Necromancer Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer
Monk Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk
Necromancer LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer
Witch Doctor Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Wizard Firebirds Wizard
Wizard Vyr Archon Wizard

B-Tier Builds

Class Build
Crusader Akkhan Condemn Crusader
Barbarian Leap Quake Barbarian
Demon Hunter Impale Demon Hunter
Barbarian Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian
Wizard LoD Frozen Orb Wizard
Wizard Tal Rasha Frozen Orb Wizard
Necromancer Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer
Crusader Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader
Crusader LoD Bombardment Crusader


  • 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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