Season 29 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.
Thanks to a powerful new legendary that enables Fist of the Heavens to automatically cast while on a mount, the AoV set will be far and away the best for speed farming. This build is giving Crusaders all of the speed farming power that they've been asking for over the years.
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.
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.
With Season 29, the Angry Chicken build has been massively buffed for Witch Doctors. You can now run around as an angry, exploding chicken and wreak havoc on rifts at an insane pace. This will be far and away the fastest Witch Doctor build this season.
Meteor Wizards will dominate all content in Season 29. 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|
|Monk||Inna Mystic Ally Monk|
|Demon Hunter||GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter|
|Demon Hunter||Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter|
|Wizard||Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard|
|Witch Doctor||Arachyr Angry Chicken Witch Doctor|
|Crusader||Aegis of Valor Fist of the Heavens Crusader|
|Necromancer||Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer|
|Barbarian||Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian|
|Monk||Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk|
|Necromancer||LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer|
|Witch Doctor||Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor|
|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|
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