for S3 i want to play another class. The last two seasons I played crusader and 99% of the time the condemn Build. I like this playstyle, but it depends on one item - Blade of Prophecy. If you are not lucky enough to find an ancient,you are "screwed". You can do low 40 Grifts 40-42, but that it is.
First let make one thing clear. I dont want to be Top 5 on the leaderboards.
I want to play a class/build where you have more weapon choices and and you can play high Grifts. Maybe 5 Grifts lower than the Toop Player, who play this Rift 100 times to find the perfekt one. So you find an an ancient verion of a legendary weapon, with no specialties and its viable for the class/build.
Is there any Build out there which meets those requirements?
You can forget about "5 under" with any build without specific ancient weapon(s) because there will always be more than 5 players with BiS or near BiS weapons at the top of the leaderboards pretty quickly into the season.
If you say "10-15 under" however, your options increase and you can use practically any class to accomplish this with any generic ancient legendary affixless weapon or some non-ancient, but legendary affixed weapons (or set weapon). In any case, specific items are required beyond a certain point.
With a qualifyed guess I'd say DH or Wiz are the easisest to pull off as any crafted ancient weapon would carry you a long way up the grift ladder. Maybe even the barb too.
I DONT wanted to be in the Top5 nor the Top20. Just wanted to play a build which isn't defined by a weapon in the first place - like the condemn Crusader.
With the "5 under" rule i mean something different. The top Player cleared a lvl 50 Grift. So it would be cool if i can clear a grift lvl 45 without the optimal gear (weapon) nor optimal Grift + Stonesinger :).
Okay Rolands is viable choice. But I think in the high Greater Rifts 45+ it comes to a furnace at the end.
I think DH would be my first choice, or I try a Roland Crusader, with any Ancient weapon I find or craft.
At the Moment i can clear Grift 40-41with a good non ancient BoP. But no further. With an ancient BoP it would go to grift 45. I think.
In my opinion your best bet is to go for Wizard then, I played HC way too safe and didn't had too much time either so I only reached Grift 33 but with just the firebird set and a random ancient weapon (+cindercoat & magefist, but imho they're pretty easy to come by). Also heard that the new changes to Tal'Rasha's is gonna be a thing with meteor damage (I haven't read up on it yet so I might be wrong here).
That's 2 major play styles on 1 class not depening (per se) on a certain weapon.
Also DH would be an option, just hope for an arcane barb plan and make an ancient version with %dmg