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Haedrig's Gift GR20 Season 27 Guide


Introduction

The Haedrig's Gift is a fast track to getting your first full (6) Pieces Set during the start of a season. Completing Chapters 2 through 4 of the Season Journey rewards you with one bag containing two set items for your class. The first chapters are very easy, but in Chapter 4 you are required to complete a Solo Greater Rift 20 in order to unlock the last pieces, which will give you a huge boost to your progression and clear speed. This overview will help to you get started as fast as possible.

This time around, Demon Hunters and Barbarians are the big winners here. They get Unhallowed Essence and Wrath of the Wastes respectively, which are among the best builds speedfarming sets out there.

These proposed setups use the minimum requirements to clear GR20, which is usually just 4 pieces of the set and random yellow items. In some cases a single legendary item (which you will very likely have from gambling/cubing at level 1 or found along the way) was added to make the setup stronger because the first bonuses of some sets don't provide enough power for easy completion.

Some of these sets are quite bad without their (6) Bonus or even with it when they don't have a range of supporting legendary items. This especially applies to Monks and Necromancers with Raiment of a Thousand Storms and Bones of Rathma, so instead of going with your half-completed set you can just run with Legacy of Dreams, level it up a few times and equip any random Legendary items you can find, making it even easier to complete GR20 with just about anything you choose. Check below to find out more about the suggested setups.


GR20 Setups

Barbarian - Wrath of the Wastes

GR20 Run
This run will be cake because of 4 pieces you already have give you significant damage buffs to Rend. Stack up various buffs like War Cry and Battle Rage while using Threatening Shout for Fury. Apply Rend to enemies, then tap Whirlwind to boost its damage and your damage reduction.

Full Set
After you complete the full Wrath of the Wastes set, focus on acquiring the remaining key items for the build. These should easily carry you into Torment XVI and beyond:

  • Lamentation
  • Ambo's Pride
  • Band of Might

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Waste Whirlwind Rend Barbarian Guide

Once you have the full setup, use it to farm for any other build you may want to play. Refer to our Solo Tier List to get a better picture.

Crusader - Roland's Legacy

GR20 Run
Roland's Legacy has its biggest multiplier on the 4-piece bonus, so you will destroy this run with ease. Simply walk up to a pack of enemies and use Sweep Attack. A single hit is usually enough, so don't waste your Wrath. Activate Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force, Akarat's Champion and Provoke whenever you can for more resources.

Full Set
After you complete the full Roland's Legacy set, focus on acquiring the remaining key items for the build. These should easily carry you into Torment XVI and beyond:

  • Goldwrap
  • Golden Flense
  • Denial

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Roland Sweep Attack Crusader Guide

Once you have the full setup, use it to farm for any other build you may want to play. Refer to our Solo Tier List to get a better picture.

Demon Hunter - Unhallowed Essence

GR20 Run
You should have either Karlei's Point or Lord Greenstone's Fan from leveling already, so use either of those skills to complete the run. Activate your buffs (Companion, Vengeance) whenever you can and keep up the 4-piece bonus as much as possible.

Full Set
After you complete the full Unhallowed Essence set, focus on acquiring the remaining key items for the build. These should easily carry you into Torment XVI and beyond:

  • Yang's Recurve
  • Dead Man's Legacy
  • Elusive Ring
  • Wraps of Clarity

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: UE Multishot Demon Hunter Guide

Once you have the full setup, use it to farm for any other build you may want to play. Refer to our Solo Tier List to get a better picture.

Monk - Raiment of a Thousand Storms

GR20 Run
Despite the bonus damage to Generators on the 2-piece bonus, this build struggles here. To help with more AoE-damage, use Exploding Palm on a few small enemies after gathering a pack of monsters, then start punching until they explode. Don't waste your time on healthy elites and just move on to more density. Activate your defenses when needed.

Full Set
After you complete the Raiment of a Thousand Storms set, focus on acquiring the remaining key items for the build. These should easily carry you into Torment XVI and beyond:

  • Spirit Guards
  • Depth Diggers
  • Lefebvre's Soliloquy
  • Shenlong's Spirit

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Raiment Generator Monk Guide

Once you have the full setup, use it to farm for any other build you may want to play. Refer to our Solo Tier List to get a better picture.

Necromancer - Bones of Rathma

GR20 Run
Bones of Rathma is a very powerful set but not well-suited for speedfarming, so alternatively, use Legacy of Dreams with any random legendary items you can find. With Rathma, stack Cooldown Reduction as much as possible to reset Army of the Dead with Command Skeletons and Revive.

Full Set
After you complete the full Bones of Rathma set, focus on acquiring the remaining key items for the build. These should easily carry you into Torment XVI and beyond:

  • Jesseth Arms
  • Funerary Pick
  • Fate's Vow
  • Krysbin's Sentence

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer Guide. Alternatively, just stick to your Legacy of Dreams setup and improve it by acquiring more (ancient) legendary items, key legendary powers for your main skill and leveling your gem.

Once you have the full setup, use it to farm for any other build you may want to play. Refer to our Solo Tier List to get a better picture.

Witch Doctor - Helltooth Harness

GR20 Run
Necrosis from the set's 2-piece bonus makes this run pure faceroll. Select your favorite skills to apply the DoT and help out with extra damage and it will go very smooth. Use Piranhado to group up enemies and Spirit Walk to survive.

Full Set
After you complete the full Helltooth Harness set, focus on acquiring the remaining key items for the build. These should easily carry you into Torment XVI and beyond:

  • Lakumba's Ornament
  • Scrimshaw
  • Ursua's Trodden Effigy
  • Sacred Harvester

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Helltooth Zombie Bears Witch Doctor Guide. If you like pet builds, also take a look at Helltooth Gargantuan Witch Doctor Guide.

Once you have the full setup, use it to farm for any other build you may want to play. Refer to our Solo Tier List to get a better picture.

Wizard - Tal Rasha's Elements

GR20 Run
This run will be easy thanks to the set's 2-piece automatic Meteor casts. Activate Familiar and Ice Armor, then slice away at enemies with Spectral Blade. Use Black Hole for bigger packs to boost your damage.

Full Set
After you complete the full Tal Rasha's Elements set, focus on acquiring the remaining key items for the build. These should easily carry you into Torment XVI and beyond:

  • The Grand Vizier
  • The Smoldering Core
  • Mempo of Twilight
  • Nilfur's Boast
  • Halo of Karini

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard Guide

Once you have the full setup, use it to farm for any other build you may want to play. Refer to our Solo Tier List to get a better picture.


Video Guide


Summary

  • Complete the first steps of the Season Journey after leveling to 70.
  • GR20 will be easy with most setups using only what you have at that point.
  • If you have a weak set, use any strong multipliers you find to your advantage and build around them.
  • After acquiring the full set, go for the respective supplementary items and build your META setup.
  • Enjoy the season!

Credits

Guide and updates by wudijo


Changelog

Aug 17th 2022
Updated for Patch 2.7.4 / Season 27