One of the hallmarks of DiabloFans is that you, our faithful readers, have developed a wide array of ways to play Diablo III. Through the utilization of our Build creation tools, it is very possible that a build you shared with the community has supplied someone with countless additional hours of gameplay and enjoyment. In this article, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate some of the more popular builds on the site and kick off 2018 in style.
Akkhan Blessed Shield Crusader
Despite the dominance of Condemn tearing up the Leaderboards, players continue to see what else is out there for Crusaders. Ganfall's Blessed Shield Crusader is touted as a Greater Rift 110+ build, which brings this once beloved playstyle back to a respectable level of power. How far can you fling these shields?
Tal Rasha's Channeling Wizard
ronnybonx provides a fresh take on a tried and true playstyle for the Wizards since the advent of Patch 2.6.1. In this build, bounty hunting is the name of the game. The trash mobs are mowed down with Disintegrate, while the resulting Meteors that drop take out Elite targets. If you're in need of those Legendary bounty materials, give this build a spin.
For those of you looking for a more supportive role to play in your group sessions, check out this Support Necromancer build. Rathma runs have proven to be the #1 most efficient way to gain experience since their inception, so having a deep understanding of one of the roles can go a long way. Let GradusMike be your guide!
Inna's Pet Monk
In similar fashion to the Crusaders, the Monk Leaderboards showcase a sea of Wave of Light. Look no further if you're ready to break from that trend, at least while you farm your normal rifts and gather up those Death's Breaths. Papaklump provides a respite from the bells with a set that has mostly been relegated to support duty for Monks these days.
Natalya's Strafe Demon Hunter
If you've seen a Demon Hunter running around your regular rifts, they've likely been Multishotting everything on your screen to death. Patch 2.6.1 brought Unhallowed Essence back to life in a big way, but don't sleep on the Natalya set either. Seredith has come up with a speed build for Torment 13 rifts that you just might find to be a fun alternative to the run-and-gun playstyle of the former mentioned champion build.
Thank you again to all our wonderful community members that continue to push themselves to come up with new builds and exciting ways to get those rifts cleared. Do you have any builds in particular that you've been enjoying lately? Let us know what you've been playing and how your season has been going!
Leviathan (@LeviathanD3) is a content creator for Diablo Fans and a Hardcore Crusader for life. You can likely catch him streaming high Leaderboard/Conquest rank attempts unless he's out taking photographs or discovering new music.