Ding dong the witch is dead.
Which old Witch?
The GEN MONK WITCH.
Ding dong the wicked witch is dead!!
AFTER 3 SEASONS, GEN MONK IS FINALLY OUT
And Lightning-Hydra Wizard is here to replace it! Trillions of damage, and pets to boot. Hello Serpent Sparker, where have you been hiding?
For the last 6 months, when you logged onto Diablo, there was never any doubt a gen monk was required to finish high GR bosses. No matter how efficient 3-support groups, or double dps wizards were in Gr 90+ ‘Speed’ farming, none of them came close to a gen monk when it came time to finish.
The gen monk, went through a couple of phases including Eye of Peshkov and later the Stone of Jordan for a fire-based Crippling Wave: Mangle.
Even slightly changing the build again in season 9 to Way of the Hundred Fists: Windforce Flurry for cold based damage. Without a doubt, if you wanted to actually kill bosses in Great Rifts above 100, you needed a gen monk.
But none of that matters any more..
say hello to the lightning-hydra wizard
Yes. That number is 42.8 Trillion in a single hit.. he was wearing Bane of the Stricken with a power pylon, but it was only a handful of sticken stacks (65-70). On average, in good gear, our lightning-hydra wizard Bear was seeing 6-10 Trillion crits from his hydras.
Before you check out the gif below, make a prediction how long you think it will take for the boss to die. Keep in mind, this is a Greater Rift 98 boss with no stricken stacks. Ok, go ahead and click play:
UPDATE, For more testing with lower paragon: