Season 25 Tier List: Solo Speed Torment 16 Rankings
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Full Build Tier List
|Monk||LoD Wave of Light Monk|
|Monk||Inna Mystic Ally 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|
|Necromancer||LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer|
|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|
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Frozen Orb Wizard|
|Necromancer||Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer|
|Crusader||Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader|
|Crusader||LoD Bombardment Crusader|
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