Season 24 Tier List: Solo Speed Torment 16 Rankings
This page goes over the current state of each class 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 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. Unfortunately however, Crusaders are still extremely slow overall. Power just does not matter in t16 content, meaning no matter the build you will never approach the clearing speed of a LoD WoL Monk.
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.
The Vyr Archon Wizard lacks some of the power that other Wizard builds bring, but the speed of the build combined with the passive AoE damage makes up for it in t16 content. Archon form gives you a no-cooldown teleport that allows you to quickly move around the map, just pulsing and annihilating anything near you.
Full Build Tier List
|Monk||LoD Wave of Light Monk|
|Monk||Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk|
|Barbarian||Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian|
|Demon Hunter||GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter|
|Demon Hunter||Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter|
|Witch Doctor||Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor|
|Wizard||Vyr Archon Wizard|
|Barbarian||Furious Charge Barbarian|
|Barbarian||Leap Quake Barbarian|
|Demon Hunter||Impale Demon Hunter|
|Barbarian||Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian|
|Wizard||LoD Frozen Orb Wizard|
|Necromancer||LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer|
|Necromancer||Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer|
|Crusader||LoD Bombardment Crusader|
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