Haedrig's Gift GR20 Season 23 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 top speedfarming builds in the game and able to carry a whole party in T16 without much investment. Luckily GR20 is very easy to complete even without a proper setup in most cases.

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 guaranteed have from gambling/cubing at level 1) 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. This especially applies to Wizards with Tal Rasha's Elements, 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 should be very smooth. Focus on Rend and Fury generation. If you have too much trouble with your resources, include Frenzy over War Cry. Gather packs of enemies and melt then with Rend.

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: Whirlwind 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. This build is already one of the best of the class, but other options include Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy or Might of the Earth Earthquake. Click here for Frenzy or Leapquake guides.


Crusader - Roland's Legacy

GR20 Run
Crusaders already get a big multiplier for Sweep Attack from their 4-piece bonus, so you will easily oneshot everything. Focus on resource generation with Provoke as much as possible and don't needlessly spam your attacks.

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:

  • Golden Flense
  • Denial

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Sweep 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. The overall best setups we recommend for Crusaders are the Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury or Fist of the Heavens or the Armor of Akkhan Bombardment builds. Click here for Heaven's Fury, Fist of the Heavens and Bombardment guides.

Demon Hunter - Unhallowed Essence

GR20 Run
Unhallowed Essence doesn't provide great bonuses until you complete the set, but you should have either Lord Greenstone's Fan or Karlei's Point from crafting them at level 1. Alternatively, just play around whatever multipliers you have.

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

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: 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. The overall best setup we recommend for Demon Hunters is the Gears of Dreadlands Hungering Arrow build. Click here for a guide.

Monk - Raiment of a Thousand Storms

GR20 Run
Monks don't have a great set but an easy way to finish GR20: Just left-click everything to death with Crippling Wave. Use Cyclone Strike to create some density and speed it up.

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:

  • Depth Diggers
  • Lefebvre's Soliloquy
  • Shenlong's Spirit
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur
  • Goldwrap

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Raiment Generator 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. The overall best setups we recommend for Monks are the Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush or Legacy of Dreams Wave of Light builds. Click here for Tempest Rush or Wave of Light guides.

Necromancer - Bones of Rathma

GR20 Run
Summon your Revives and decimate your enemies with Army of the Dead whenever it's ready. Alternatively, you can go for Legacy of Dreams Skeletal Mages for easy completion.

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:

  • Fate's Vow
  • Jesseth Arms
  • Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang
  • Krysbin's Sentence

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Rathma Army of the Dead 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. The overall best setup we recommend for Necromancers is the Masquerade of the Burning Carnival Bone Spear. Click here for a guide.

Witch Doctor - Helltooth Harness

GR20 Run
This setup is a cakewalk thanks to Helltooth Harness (2) Bonus. Just apply Necrosis with your skills and everything will melt. This can be done with most of your skills or even automatically from your Summon Zombie Dogs.

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

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

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Zombie Bears 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. The overall best setup we recommend for Witch Doctors is the Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage build. Click here for a guide.

Wizard - Tal Rasha's Elements

GR20 Run
As a Wizard you won't have it easy as the set is quite useless without the full bonus. Hydra Frost Hydra works best if you have absolutely nothing, especially after gambling Winter Flurry at level 1. Otherwise work with whatever mutlipliers you found or go with Legacy of Dreams.

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

  • Unstable Scepter
  • Wizardspike
  • Triumvirate
  • Halo of Karini

Make sure to check out the full build guide here: Tal Rasha Frozen Orb 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. The overall best setup we recommend for Wizards is the Firebird's Finery build. Click here for a guide.


Video Guide

In production, to be released very soon.


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.
  • Enjoy Season 23!

Guide by wudijo.