Take a deep breath and exhale, because the Lightning Hydra Wizard is absolutely still viable.
Zhanji, Bear & I took the Lightning Hydra Wizard, as well as a few other builds, through some more tests on the PTR. We split up the runs into two separate videos which include:
- Vanilla Lightning Wizard (1:27 Boss Kill)
- Lightning Hydra Wizard (1:20 Boss Kill) Lightning Hydra DiabloFans Build
- Physical Impaler Demon Hunter (1:16 Boss Kill)
- Lightning Impaler Demon Hunter (0:58 Boss Kill) Lightning Impaler DiabloFans Build
The Best Boss Killer
In the worst case scenario (a boss with adds), the Lightning Hydra Wizard is still able to kill the boss in around a minute on a GR95. Have a look in our Wizard tests below:
Demon Hunter is Back
The real news story here might just be the Demon Hunter. Pulled from obscurity back to life, the Demon Hunter was able to kill a GR95 Binder in less than a minute. Check out our runs that Zhanji put together in the video below:
ALL 3 Classes (Wizard, Monk, Demon Hunter) will be viable, although it is still unclear what will be the best Boss Killer in Greater Rifts above 110. (Though Wudijo did clear a 113 on the PTR leaderboards)
Even though it appears Gen Monk might not be dead, I am still looking forward to the next season of Diablo, for the first time in a long time. This is the first time in a long time that we have seen Blizzard put effort into balancing the higher tiers of gameplay.
As always, for Zhanji’s Writeup, checkout his post at TSLoot.com