Simple guide here, how to beat certain conquests and achievements which require you to beat Greater Rifts without set items. Commonly known as “The Thrill“.

  • Seasonal Conquests: “The Thrill” (SC), “Super Human” (HC). GR 45
  • Normal Achievements: “Legendary“, and all others below it. GR 40

I want to give at least 3 options for each class, I’ll be posting up 1 each. first for now! As you can imagine, any popular LoN build can be “downgraded” into one of these.

DEFENSE will be a problem for many. Adjust build accordingly. As long as you have a synergistic enough kit, offense is not a problem, and there’s always Stricken for RG’s.

‘The Thrill’ Conquest Greater Rift w/ no Set items builds:
Barbarian | Crusader| Demon Hunter | Monk | Witch Doctor | Wizard

 

Barbarian NO SET ITEM GR Build

Barbarian The Thrill GR NO SET I “LELQ”
Slot Item Skill Rune
Head Leoric’s Crown Seismic Slam Shattered Ground
Shldr (Any) Whirlwind Volcanic Eruption
Chest Cindercoat War Cry Veteran’s Warning
Hand Magefist T. Shout Any (Demoralize is ok)
Legs (Any) Ground Stomp Wrenching Smash
Boot Illusory Boots Earthquake Molten Fury
Belt Girdle of Giants Passives
Wrist APD / BoD Rampage Weapons Master
Neck (Any) Hellfire Earthen Might Bloodthirst
Ring Band of Might Kanai’s Cube
Ring Unity Vanished Peak
Weap Blade of Tribes Aquila?
Off Zodiac (If using WW)
L Gem Powerful Trapped Stricken

This is the only build I haven’t PERSONALLY tested but it seems sound. Please chime in on this. I suspect defense to be a problem here. Hmm… Life per Fury Spent… Actually WW+Zodiac can carry this build… you should be OK.

COVER YOUR WEAK SPOTS with build adjustments / L.Gems. Your rolls won’t be perfect! I’ll be adding discussions to these and more options in the very near future.

Crusader NO SET ITEM GR Build

This can be done with Thorns yellows, a few select legendaries and Boyarsky’s Chip. But seriously man… thorns again? NON-THORNS VARIANT!

Crusader The Thrill GR NO SET I “Captain America”
Slot Item Skill Rune
Head Leoric’s Crown Punish Fury
Shldr (Any) Blessed Shield Shattering Throw
Chest Aquila Cuirass Laws of Justice Immovable
Hand (Any) St. Archew’s Steed Charge Endurance
Legs (Any) Provoke Too Scared to Run
Boot (Any) Illusory Akarat’s Champ Prophet
Belt (Any) String of Ears Passives
Wrist Akkhan’s Manacles Finery Hold your Ground
Neck (Any) Hellfire Towering Shield Heavenly Strength
Ring Justice Lantern Kanai’s Cube
Ring Unity Gyrfalcon’s Foote
Weap Akkhan’s Leniency Aquila > Manacles > Any
Off Jekangbord CoE
L Gem Powerful Trapped Stricken

I tried the LoN variant of this back in the day for fun. Judging from the “performance”, a 45 can easily be done without LoN. FREE, STRONG and STACKING ‘spenders’ carry, I hear.

COVER YOUR WEAKSPOTS with build adjustments / L.Gems. Your rolls won’t be perfect! I’ll be adding discussions to these and more options in the very near future.

Demon Hunter NO SET ITEM GR Build

Demon Hunter The Thrill GR NO SET I “Not Essence”
Slot Item Skill Rune
Head Visage of Gunes Evasive Fire Focus
Shldr (Any) Multishot Arsenal
Chest Cindercoat Vault Tumble
Hand Magefist Preparation Punishment
Legs (Any) Diggers Companion Bat / Wolf
Boot (Any) Illusory Vengeance Seethe
Belt Hunter’s Wrath Passives
Wrist Clarity Blood Vengeance Ballistics
Neck (Any) Hellfire Thrill of the Hunt Cull the Weak
Ring Zodiac Kanai’s Cube
Ring Unity Dawn
Weap Yang’s Recurve Leoric’s Crown > Any
Off Dead Man’s Legacy Zodiac > CoE > Any
L Gem Trapped Zei’s Powerful

Actually this build isn’t as strong as I imagined it would be. You’ll definitely make it but I somehow thought it would feel closer to UE than it actually was, haha.

COVER YOUR WEAKSPOTS with build adjustments / L.Gems. Your rolls won’t be perfect! I’ll be adding discussions to these and more options in the very near future.

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Monk NO SET ITEM GR Build

Monk The Thrill GR NO SET I “Notwuko”
Slot Item Skill Rune
Head Tzo Kirin’s Gaze Any Any
Shldr Lefebvre’s Soliloquy Wave of Light Explosive Light
Chest Cindercoat Sweeping Wind Inner Storm
Hand Magefist Mystic Ally Air Ally
Legs (Any) Epiphany Insight
Boot Crudest Boots Mantra of Healing Circular Breathing
Belt Kyoshiro’s Soul Passives
Wrist Pinto’s Pride Exalted Soul Beacon of Ytar
Neck (Any) Hellfire Chant of Resonance Seize the Initiative
Ring Unity Kanai’s Cube
Ring Zodiac Kyoshiro’s Blade
Weap Incense Torch Cindercoat > Leoric’s
Off Unity > CoE
L Gem Trapped Zei’s Powerful

Good ‘ol “Sunwuko”.

COVER YOUR WEAKSPOTS with build adjustments / L.Gems. Your rolls won’t be perfect! I’ll be adding discussions to these and more options in the very near future.

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Witch Doctor NO SET ITEM GR Build

Witch Doctor The Thrill GR NO SET I “Gargs variant 42”
Slot Item Skill Rune
Head Mask of Jeram Haunt Consume / Poisoned
Shldr (Any) Garg% (Any) Piranhas Piranhado
Chest Aquila Cuirass Spirit Walk Jaunt / Sever
Hand Tasker / Frostburn Soul Harvest Languish
Legs (Any) Swamp Land Waders Zombie Dogs Leeching Beasts
Boot (Any) Illusory Gargantuan Humongoid
Belt Transcendence Passives
Wrist Lakumba’s Midnight Feast Pierce the Veil
Neck (Any) Hellfire G. Injustice Swampland A.
Ring Short Man’s Finger Kanai’s Cube
Ring Unity Furnace
Weap Harvester Jeram > Theo > Any
Off TotD, Uhkapian SMF!!! > Tall Man’s? > CoE
L Gem Powerful Trapped Enforcer

You know the drill by now.

COVER YOUR WEAKSPOTS with build adjustments / L.Gems. Your rolls won’t be perfect! I’ll be adding discussions to these and more options in the very near future.

Wizard NO SET ITEM GR Build

Wizard The Thrill GR NO SET I “Sphaxtral Blade”
Slot Item Skill Rune
Head (Any) Leoric’s Crown Spectral Blade Thrown
Shoulder (Any) Explosive Blast Chain Reaction
Chest Aquila Cuirass Teleport Worm/Safe
Hand (Any) St. Archew’s Familiar Sparkflint
Legs Depth Diggers Energy Armor Prismatic Armor
Boot (Any) Illusory Magic Weapon Deflection
Belt Shame of Delsere Passives
Wrist Ashnagarr’s G. Ward Audacity
Neck Any (Hellfire) Unwavering Will Paralysis
Ring Unity Kanai’s Cube
Ring CoE Furnace
Weapon Fragment of Destiny Diggers > Aquila > Nemesis
Off Infinite Depth Manald Heal
L Gem Powerful Trapped Simplicity

Feel free to use the Arlyse combo if you want to / have it. Replace Energy Armor with Ice Armor-Crystallize and remove Familiar for your Frost Nova of choice.

This build is actually really strong. Remember that Depth Diggers will only trigger if you have Shame of Delsere, even the generator rune won’t on it.

COVER YOUR WEAKSPOTS with build adjustments / L.Gems. Your rolls won’t be perfect! I’ll be adding discussions to these and more options in the very near future.


‘The Thrill’ Conquest Greater Rift w/ no Set items builds:
Barbarian |Crusader | Demon Hunter | Monk | Witch Doctor | Wizard

Don’t underestimate The Thrill, the enemies can be shockingly sturdy without set items! You’ll realize the important of CoE especially on some builds, haha.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. this doesn’t work. at all. tried it at 600. you are completely unassailabe, but damage output is utterly insufficient. You will certainly clear any GR45 – but never ever in time. Not even close.

    • Hi Clavis… Shame + Diggers + Fragment + Simplicity does a ton of damage… this all falls apart if SHAME OF DELSERE isn’t on – are you sure you had it? Stricken helps with this build massively. What levels are your legendary gems when you tried to clear this? Did you have skill%? Elemental%? It would be better if you could send us the build you use for this run.

      • Hello. I am also having some trouble with this build. I am at paragon 553, and I can clear about 70% of the GR before the time ends. I am using: Leoric’s Crown with Diamond, Ancient Death Watch Mantle, Ancient Hellfire with Blur, Aquila C. with 3 Topaz, St.Archew’s, Ashnagarr’s 99%, Ancient Shame, Ancient Arcstone(on me and Templar, I don’t have 2 Unity), Halo of Arlyse, Depth Diggers with 3 Topaz, Ancient Fragment of Destiny 182% with Emerald , Illusory Boots and Ancient Orb of Infinite Depth with Topaz. In Kunai’s I have Furnace, Nemesis, Convention. Legendary gems: Trapped lvl.65, Stricken lvl.28, Simplicity lvl.40.
        I have not enchanted the items for some exact rolls. Should I look for CHC, CHD. Now they are: CHC 25%, CHD 257%.
        Help, I am desperate, I need another conquest for the Conqueror Journey and this is my only chance until the season ends. I really want that stash tab.
        Thank you!

        • You can try squeezing in Occulus Ring (You or your follower – no reason not to ever have this active!) if your rolls are lacking in damage. Orb of Infinite Depth may help you out as well, if you’re just using any random off-hand. Arcstone is pretty meh, so even rolling a yellow with INT CHD CHC would be better! Magic Weapon – Force Weapon & Familiar – Sparkflint would help!

  2. Ok so for the Wizard I had some holes. The damage wasnt working. I didnt have a furnace but instead opted for the aether walker for elite camp jumping. I also cubed the manald ring and my hellfire amulet had paralysis. managed to get gr 45 in 5:23. Thanks for the help!!!

  3. I did “The Thrill” in Season 9 with the non-tested Barbarian build. So here is my experience with it:
    My Setup was exactly as described above (BoD on the wrist). I didn’t use Oculus on the templar but Wyrdward. Three of my items (chest, wrist, belt) were ancient. My weapon wasn’t, but it was a very good roll. I was paragon 600, the legendary gems were around level 60 and I did not have a Caldesans-upgrade. My stat priorities were strengt, vitality, fire-damage, seismic-slam-damage and CDR, not so much CHC and CHD.
    My rotation was basically: walk into a group of mobs, pull them in with ground stomp, cause two earthquakes, reposition with WW and hammer them to death with seismic slam.
    I did the achievement on the frist try. But with only 30 seconds left, it was a pretty close call.
    There was no issue with surviveability. I hardly ever saw my health drop below 90%. Damage and crowdcontrol was ok. Movement speed was horrible. I felt like I spent half of the time walking.
    As I did it on the first try, i didn’t test other options. But I think Bloodthirst can be changed for a damage dealing passive, Wyrdward can be changed for Oculus and Illusory Boots can be changed, because you can simply WW through Mobs, if need be.
    Thanks for the great guide.

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