Armory Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Stowens-1599/hero/43612003
Dps self buffed: 872,528
Toughness self buffed: 8.4m
The build: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/crusader#UefilQ!aVSi!ZcaZZb
Left Click Justic Rune Crack Crack allows it to dish out some aoe dps from a solid range in times that it would be hard for you to get into melee or it would be safer for you not to. While not my favorite Rune for this weapon, it is I find the best for this build.
Right Click Blessed Hammer Rune Dominion Blessed Hammer is by far the most cost effective wrath spender that a Crusader has. It does good damage at both short and medium range and is a solid AOE Dps move. As for dominion it makes the ability even more cost effective because you are not leaving any of your hammers behind so they can hit the most enemies possible.
1 Laws of Valor Rune Invincible The passive attack speed that Laws of valor gives is a huge dps boost that is very valuable. the cool down is a bit lengthy at 45 seconds but the rune invincible makes it all worth it. When you pop this ability not only does the attack speed increase but because of the rune you get a whole lot of Life on hit to help you sustain in longer aoe fights or against elite packs.
2 Condemn Rune Unleashed Condemn is a huge dps cool down that does a significant amount of aoe dps and with the rune Unleashed this damage happens instantly rather than 3 seconds after you activate it. This allows you to be able to burst down packs fast but also allows you to cast it more often as the ability does not go on cool down until after it has exploded. So without this rune the ability effectively has an 18 second cool down instead of a 15 second cool down.
3 Heaven's Fury Rune Ascendancy Heaven's Fury is another Big Dps cool down that is mainly used for burning elites and is on a slightly higher cool down of 20 seconds. Ascendancy is the rune to use because it increases the overall damage of the ability without hindering anything else and it does it to a group of enemies. Although with its built in ui, it will follow the first enemy it is cast upon.
4 Akarat's Champion Rune Rally Akarat's Champion the crusader version of Wrath of the Berserker. It is on a 90 second cool down but it increases you Damage and toughness by quite a lot. What makes this this ability really really good though is that while it is active the first time you would be dealt lethal damage it returns you to 100% life but the effect ends, The rune rally makes this ability even better because while it is active, there is up to a 50% chance to reduce the cool down of all other abilities by 1 second. This allows us to continue to use our other big dps cool downs much more often while this is active.
Heavenly Strength allows us to use a 2h weapon and shield at the same time in exchange for some movement speed.
Divine Fortress This ability increases my armor by an amount equal to my block chance. This is really here just to increase my armor and thus my toughness as my gear is lacking in some all resist. This passive increases my toughness to 8.4m while using a shield with 18% block.
Finery I would only recommend to use this rune if you have at least six sockets in you gear. This passive increases your damage and your toughness so long as you have at least one socket but the bonus is not nearly warranted unless you have a decent number of sockets in your gear and the damage and toughness it gives is really noticeable.
Blunt Increases the damage of both Justice and Blessed Hammer by 20% which are the main damage dealers of this build so naturally you would want to increase their damage by 20%.
As for gearing I would get as much +holy damage as possible to increase all of your damage. Getting things like increasing the damage of any of your abilities would be helpful but is not necessarily needed.
My belt has increased punish damage and I would re-roll that but i re-rolled another stat so that I could get strength on it.
Stats wise, I would go for 50% crit chance then as much crit hit damage as possible then attack speed. Balancing the three of these offensive stats is very helpful.
I hope you enjoyed this guide to being a holy crusader.. If you have any questions or comment please do so and I will do my best to reply.
Change log:Switched from holy cause to Divine Fortress.