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S9 Info free sets, conquests, what happens to your character after season.
Minor tweaks here and there, clarified some things about leveling and Leoric's Crown.
A step by step guide on how to quickly progress your character to get your Haedrig's Gift asap! It starts off with builds and recommendations for each 0,2,4,6 pieces of the free set, followed by how to most quickly and efficiently gain power from there.
These are loose predictions, I can't test them all to the highest level. Think of it as a rough barometer.
Crusader: Thorns Variants = Lights > Roland > Akkhan.
If anything, I wish to believe it beats thorns purely on the premise that I’m sick of thorns (LoN, I love Invoker). LoN & Invoker can break the 90’s. Lights can definitely get into the high 80’s, maybe more? Roland is still subpar, Akkhan's on its own is not counted.
Barbarian: Wastes >= Raekor >= MotE > IK.
Can Wastes really hold up? All of the sets have high power levels now, which is pretty good for the class. I’ve seen all sets put up 90+ finishes. Of course IK by itself if not counted.
UE is still the absolute king of general purpose builds, as you can use it for farming and GR’ing. I’ve seen 90+ with FoK, UE, M6 (I think M6 may be more stable than UE in higher GR now..), and S2M2. I’m sure Nats can get 80+, and pure Impale can definitely break 80.
Monk: Raiment > Uliana => Inna > SWK.
Raiment still wrecks. The Inna buff actually makes me hopeful for its variant builds, which are good for midtier play. SWK is my personal choice for WORST GR SET, but best farming set by a lightyears. Raiment can pass 100, Inna. I’m sure can break 90. Uliana and SWK can definitely break the 80’s too. Overall a good spread of many viable choices!
All builds are pretty good. Bats and Emptiness is hard to beat but hard to solo with. Gargs are still good. Jade can actually break 90. Zunimassa can actually pull some amazing DPS, but I haven’t seen a tryhard in recent memory. All of the sets are pretty strong.
Since pretty much every non-Vyr set can use many similar builds, it’s hard to rank it by set. Archon is still the undisputed king, capable of 100+ clears. While all we see is Firebird these days, I’m pretty damn sure TRE and Vyr can step into the world of 90’s. Annoyingly, the “Jank” builds can tackle 80+ surely using any of the strong wizard weapon pairs.
For that extra Stash Tab, these are the things we need to complete:
Complete a TXIII Rift in under 5 min.
Complete GR60 Solo
Kill Greed on TXIII
Kill Izual on TXIII in under 30 sec
Reforge a Legendary or Set item
Augment an Ancient item with Level 50+ Legendary Gems
Level 3 Legendary Gems to 55
Complete 2 Conquests
You're going to need to complete at least one set dungeon and master one dungeon to get to the stash tab objectives. Click on the links for our set dungeon builds: Builds in Dfans | Set Dungeon Guides.
Here’s the list for this season: This is roughly arranged in the order in which I would do them. Honestly, the first four, Curses > Avarice > The Thrill > Speed Demon, are roughly equal in difficulty. we got a good easy spread of conquests this season!
Curses! Star Align - Kill 350+ monsters in a Cursed Chest event.
Avarice Avaritia - Reach 50M gold streak outside the Vault and Inner Sanctum.
Just one addition - I'd put M6 over UE, maybe even over LoN. UE is better for Torment farming, but for GR farming and especially early pushing you definitely want to go M6. It's so powerful, and I expect more grenade builds coming up as people experiment further.