This is basically a placeholder for anyone who has messaged me in game. If you are already on my friends list or have already talked to me, this is not meant as a shoo-off. Otherwise look here.
This is a thread for more-than-beginner players, veteran people that want a new playstyle experience, or experienced gamers with confusion about a particular style. Many of my SPECIFIC builds may not work for you. All will work for HM elite areas in most situations. Customize to your playstyle. If a build interests you and doesn't work for you, add a Minion Master.
Tactics are way more important than builds, so I likely have some sub-optimal skills.
This is a slightly defensive version. Drop some defensive skills like SoS, UA or the resto on the necro to get a little bit faster. The Blood Magic will keep you alive; trust in the aggression.
Massive AoE, single target damage is low. SoS/Painful bond would be a good replacement here if you slow down but try to hit the enemies from flatbow distance with a 1-shot 1-kill.
Ranged and Melee
Pets and SoH solve any AoE/single target damage problem. This is one of the faster, safer teams but it require a LOT of set up. I didn't show it so Koss is hammer per above and Xandra is my usual 16 channeling 13 resto build. Margrid has Winnowing and Favorable Winds.
Casters with physicals
KD centric. The idea is to eliminate damage and the kill it before you get hit. This will not work in areas like the Far Shiverpeaks, but it will destroy areas of human sized foes.
This is a VERY defensive build and I don't recommend anyone run. As you can see I'm leveling a hero. However the theory stands, and I'd recommend you add far more offense as it becomes available. This is a build you will either need to hot-key or run a defensive pathing pattern in. Ideally you instagib everything before it targets you.
This is basically a place holder. If you don't know how to make an 8 para team, take 3-4 motigons and 6-7 damagegons, with 2-3 attack skills per para. You will beat every area of GW.
This is a purely thematic ele build. However, it is a safe build and exceptionally good at certain area, like UW HM.
I left off a couple classes. If these don't answer questions I can post more but it's mostly casters vs physicals.
Edit: One final note, hot key at least a couple heroes. If you can manage 1-8 skills of your own there is no reason you can't manage 1 or a few of your heroes.