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Sep 21 Crusader Compendium: Guides, Builds, & Info ⛨ UPDATED FOR PATCH 2.6.4 ⛨ ... Welcome! This is a reference work created by the Crusader community. Its purpose is to provide a useful resource for players, especially those who are new to the Crusader class. If you're looking for detailed guides, information on skill mechanics, or engaging gameplay streams, you'll find them all in the links below. You can help improve the compendium by posting your own suggestions for what I should include. If any of the guides I've linked seem outdated or irrelevant, please let me know about that as well. Thanks for your support, and stay in the Light. Need some help with your Season 16 Journey? Check out Bagstone's tracker and Angry's list of Crusader builds: ... 1. BEGINNER GUIDES & SET DUNGEONS: 2. CRUSADER BUILDS: 3. ITEMS, GEMS, CRAFTING & COSMETICS: 4. GAME MECHANICS: 5. CRUSADER SKILL MECHANICS: 6. STREAMS & GAMEPLAY VIDEOS: 7. COMMUNITY RESOURCES: 8. PATCH NOTES: 9. FIRST DISCUSSION POST: Sep 21
7h My LoN Saders cannot compete with old Akkhan All this is about only solo play. Best clear with holy setup, near perma aquilla, 90-95% iron skin uptime with AAdendum - 112 or 113, after sader was dead very often. Gear not augumented yet. CDR 55-60 Now profiles are not available so idk what i have current on lon sader, ill post exactly best setup for me after. ------ Fire setup was even more squishy. | used primal str/dual crit/sox Ess of Johan with fire for good pulls. Johan can pull much better then Vacuum, but its ofc on its own cooldown. Lack of Holy Cause heal was a reason fire setups was worse then holy. Overall, i tested many setups included all u talking here in other topics. Nothing was good enough, i dont think its no-aug issue, LoN Condy is just... behind Akkhan and cannot compete even with caldesans and primal rolls. I playd 4-5 hours with it, this is my first impressions, i hope im wrong and after i master gameplay (cdrs from addendum, good interval for mac etc) ill clear higher gr then with Akkhan (118 with akkhan, i hope more with lon). Please share your LoN condemn experiences live 2.6.4 here.Red4 7h
8h Akkhan or LoN Blessed Shield? Or neither? Haven't had time to play around with my NS crusaders but I love Cap America builds. Rhykker's S16 overview guild puts BS in the F tier, lol? It can't be that bad? I imagine with RoRG buff the Akkhan version would be stronger as fire shields can utilize Magefists?PhoenixForce2 8h
8h LeaderBoards LeaderBoard Level Lowered from 105 to 96: Why?BuzzMurdock0 8h
9h Fullbringer's Holy Hammerdin 2.6.4 (GR120+) Since the new 2.6.4 Patch and the many changes to set bonuses, I'm sure many players will be looking for a Seeker of Light build aka "Hammerdin". The set bonus was buffed from 2000% to 12000%. After some tests, this build is now superior to the standard Condemn build that everyone has adopted the past couple seasons. This is a solo build and not meant for group play. Unity is needed for survivability for this build. How to Play: You want to lead with Falling Sword because that's where your burst damage comes from. You can do one of to things depending on density or if there are elites. If there are no elites you can gather some trash mobs by circling around them so that they are centered. You want to jump right into the center with Falling Sword and channel Blessed Hammer while using your defensive buffs whenever they are up. I would save Akarat's Champion for elite packs. If there is an Elite pack then just focus on the elite. Use Falling Sword right on top of the elite and channel Blessed Hammer. Pop Akarat's Champion + Provoke + Iron Skin. Use Falling Sword every time is up. If you're low on Wrath then use Justice to replenish your resource. Rinse and Repeat.Fullbringer36 9h
9h Thorns Invoker or Roland Sweep for S16? Currently building a crusader for season 16, I am a fan of the thorns invoker and roland sweep playing styles. Which is going to be better in S16?Jenova10 9h
11h Crusaders Highest damage skill so ive built a pretty tanky crusader that gets around 40mil toughness when his skills are active and i have a extra slot where i would like to deal out large damage aswell so i was wondering what is crusaders highest damaging skill My crusaders build : ironskin, shieldbash, akarats champion, laws of hope and then i have slash which is what i want to change out Please respond and thanksxXLemonzXx15 11h
16h [Guide] Roland Sweep Attack for gr110+ edit 27/01/2018 - Reworked it for patch 2.6.1 changes. Added some informations as well as a d3planner link and a grift 115 clear. edit 03/06/2017 - added fire DoT mechanics, boss informations... Hello guys. First of all, the tl;dr d3planner link is at the end of this post. Feel free to skip to it, but do not ask any question unless you read everything else here. As you may or may not know, I am an avid Roland Sweep attack (SA) player. I recently cleared gr115 (see at the end for video), so I thought I would a make a guide on how to gear, what to look for and how to play the grifts. Until some time ago I was advising playing the lightning rune for any kind of push, however I after trying the fire rune instead it turned out to be much better. While still being tanky, you output so much more damage that it's no question which one should be used. I will start by going over the skills, then the gear and stats needed on each piece, and finally I will explain some of the mechanics you should be aware of. But first, I want to be clear : this is a guide on the build I pushed with. You can go for different skills and especially different gems/stats on gear but that would not be the same build as mine then. I focus on having the highest attack speed breakpoint possible for SA (~4.82) and that requires specific rolls on gear. It is not simple to gear for and you might want to check some other builds for more lenient gear specifications. 1/ Skills Unlike some builds where the skills are set and nothing can change, SA offers quite a bit of diversity on skill you want to use. The mandatory ones are : - Sweep attack (Fire) - Iron Skin (Flash rune) - Akkarat's champion (Prophet) - Laws of Valor (Unstoppable force) You cannot do without those. Now the two other skills I settled for are : - Condemn (vacuum) - This one is IMO also mandatory but feel free to try some other skills like Judgement if you don't feel like you need to group mobs better - Steed charge (Draw & quarter) - This is the most controversial choice. But in the end, being able to drag an elite to a place I like and just the ability to skip maps fairly fast outweights the other possibilities available such as provoke (wrath regen against the boss) or judgement (bit more damage). Passives : - Heavenly strength - With the new weapon effect on the golden flense, you might ask yourself : "but why aren't we using a 1-H". Well, as it turns out, gaining 20% (additive) damage but losing roughly 80% (multiplicative) damage, not so great. Of course, in other builds the attack speed from a 1-H matters and counters the damage loss. Here, we already have max attack speed breakpoint so it doesn't. So we use a 2-H, and that's all. - Finery - 15% (multiplicative) damage and 10% armor for free. - Indestructible - You are very tanky once every defensive cooldowns are in use however it does take a couple of seconds to get those going, and you usually lose them when you're moving from pack to pack, especially on map transitions. I would not change this for anything. - Wrathful - This choice is, again, linked to your gear and preference. As of now in 2.6.1, I am running life per hit on my weapon (which is new compared to 2.6.0). I like being tanky. Wrathful gives a lot of health regen throughout the rift, enough to skyrocket your survivability by a lot. If you do not feel like you're dying (maybe for 90-100 speeds), Holy cause is a better choice. I tried both, and felt too squishy without Wrathful. I do not have a good Strongarm bracer with Life per hit either so it's not like I lose a ton of damage. 10% from holy cause is roughly 7% actual damage. Unlike before, where it was like 2%. 2/ Gear If you just want optimal gear choices for (very) high paragon level, just check this d3planner link : This link also includes a couple variation of the build for people who can't find a good flail. Those are not optimal though, so keep that in mind. If for some reason you do not want to use d3planner, here's a rundown of the stats and some insights. Keep in mind, as I said, that it's a very strict build stat wise so if you are having trouble with damage or survivability, make sure that you have all the stats advised. Another important thing to not is that area damage is a stat you should focus on only after you have everything else. It increases your damage by a lot, but only in very specific situations that you probably won't encounter very often until you're pushing high grifts with good gear (because said situations are quite hard to survive if you are low paragon with not so great gear). For that reason, I will here put in brackets what's the next best easy stat to get instead of area damage. - Head : Roland - Str / CHC / %SA / Socket (it's not possible to use vitality here any more due to the change that was made to Golden flense, 15% sweep amounts for at least 10% damage now, which is huge) - Shoulders : Roland - Str / RCR / CDR / %AD [All rez] LPG (you can potentially live without cdr but try not to) - Gloves : Roland - Str / CHC / CHD / %AD [vitality or cdr] (vitality for low paragon is a great help, cdr will help you with champion's uptime which is both more damage and survivability) - Chestpiece : Roland - STR / Vit / Elite dmg reduction (you can go for %life instead of elite damage) // better with secondary rez and no All rez here - Belt : Witching hour - str / vit / %AS / %CHD - You need at least 6% atk speed. 5% is too low, it won't work. - Pants : Roland - str / vit / all rez (keep in mind, if you have a secondary rez, you can't have all rez) - Boots : Roland - str / vit / all rez / %SA / LPG - Bracers :Strongarms - %elem / CHC / str / Life per hit or vitality (if you have LpH on your flail and play with wrathful, you really don't need the LpH. If you don't have LpH on your weapon, go for LpH here. If you have LpH on your weapon and here, you should try going without wrathful - the latter is probably the best damage wise but might be a bit sketchy toughness wise) - Ring 1 - CoE : CHC / CHD / %AD [Str / CDR] / LPG - Ring 2 - Compass rose : Str / CHC / CHD / %AD [CDR / RCR] / LPG - Amulet : Traveler's pledge - %elem / CHC / CHD - Weapon : Golden flense - %AS / %dmg / Life per Hit / Strength / %AD (%dmg is a true 10% damage multiplier. Life per hit is a ton of survivability. Strength is good at low paragon, better than 10% dmg until you have at least 15000 strength without finary. Area damage is great as well, since AD is the last choice here I won't put other recommandations. I'd say, if you have %AD here it's because you can't get a better flail either way) - Shield : Denial - Str / Vit / CHC / RCR or CDR (see the mechanics information below) For all those items, always try to get secondary rez when you can. That is, on helm, gloves, chestpiece, belt, rings, amulet, bracers. I mention LPG on some items, LPG means Life per globe. If you're using wrathful, try to get at least a couple items with it so that you have more life regen. With 100k LPG, you double the healing provided by the passive, which is huge. Also, gold & globe pickup radius is amazing if you can get it. Optimally : boots, pants, helm, belt (if WH) and shoulders. Cubed items : - Furnace - Aquila cuirass - ORotZ Gems : - Bane of the trapped - Bane of the stricken - Gogok of swiftness Follower : - Enchantress with skill +3% ATK Speed is required. Fire can make without it but will need to have perma uptime on law to get the last breakpoint so I would advise against it. - I would advise against using Ess of johan on your enchantress. It can mess up your pulls, and you really don't want that. Pets are too dumb to be trusted. I've heard from sVr90 that she moves only after attacking, so give her the slowest attacking weapon you have (a lvl50 2-H mace will do the trick) so that she attacks the slowest possible and thus moves as little as possible. Legendary potion : - Try to get a potion that gives +30% resource when used below 50% HP. 3/ Mechanics explained Why is fire so great : The fire DoT from sweep can stack (ie : you can have several different ones ticking at the same time) and, as all DoTs, scale on (basically) elemental (elite) sheet DPS (which includes atk speed). Since you have very high atk speed, you have a lot of DoTs ticking and they tick for a lot of damage. Basically, at 4.8 attack speed, you can consider the 120% Weapon Damage (WD) DoT to be a 120*4.8 = ~580 WD DoT, so fire does 480+580 = ~1060% WD per swing, which is more than double what othe runes does (so expect ~4-5 grs difference). Thanks to WorkWorkWork and the chinese community to bring this fact to the US forums so that we can understand why fire is better ! One important thing about fire (compared to lightning) is that it works, throughout the rift, without the need to use Laws of Valor to get its breakpoint. What it means is pretty much that you get much more zodiac procs on actually important skills, especially akkarat's champion. This is the reason you can keep it almost permanently up despite having overall low cdr. Strongarms is, now, a necessary item as it gives 30% (additive) damage which, as it is implied, stacks with the 20% debuff from Heavenly Strength. It's pretty much a true 20% damage multiplier, you just can't ditch something that great. Condemn - Vacuum applies the necessary knockback even if the mob isn't moved, as long as it could have been moved but wasn't due to crowd control resistance. Resource cost reduction, Cooldown reduction and Sweep attack : Laws of valor is a great tool for reducing the wrath cost of sweep attack but by itself, it's not enough to sustain wrath against a pure single target boss like Cold Snap for example. Because it's annoying to get to a boss and not be able to kill it because you run out of wrath, I tried to tech the build with some RCR so that it is possible to sustain against even single target bosses. It's easy to get enough rcr for that, however, it's is hard to do it while keeping enough CDR to keep perma akkarat's champion during the rift. You have the possibility to get RCR on shoulders together with CDR so that's the first thing you should aim for. After that, you have exactly 2 spots left where you get either RCR or CDR without losing actual damage. Those spots are : socketed gem in the helm, and last stat slot on the shield. Whatever you choose to run on one item, you need the other on the other item. So if you have CDR on your shield, you need RCR on your helm, and vice versa. With topaz in the helm, you will have positive wrath gain even against a single target. However, during the rift, you will struggle keeping the champion up 100% of the time. On the other end, with only 8% RCR on the shield, you will still have a slight wrath loss against single target bosses. It's well manageable, especially with the resource recovery potion but keep that in mind. You will have an easier time with akkarat's champion through the rift. Keep in mind that you can always get a boss with adds but you can't get a rift with perma champion, that's the reason I choose to go for CDR in helm and RCR on shield. Of course, if you have a ring with cdr or rcr instead of area damage, this doesn't really matter anymore. 4/ Gameplay Roland is a truck. It is slow but you just get everything in your path and kill it. The way I play it is : 1 - Go into a rift. 2 - If rift is bad, exit game and start from step 1 3 - Find the first pack of trash. You should aim for at least 6% of trash + an elite. 4 - Gather density and scout during the 8 seconds of your CoE following your main damage (so if you're playing fire, that's holy and lightning). 5 - Stop and start attacking during physical (for fire, holy for lightning). Reason is you want the full bonus of endess walk for your main element CoE 6 - If an oculus area spawns, try to go into it. Do that only if you're still hitting the elite. Use Condemn to bring mobs with you to the Oculus area if you do. 7 - Once the pack starts thinning out, start looking for a new one. If you have one elite, use your horse to drag it. If you have several elites, lead them just by baiting. 8 - Always stop to do your fire CoE on the pack even while moving from a spot to another. You should almost always have enough density to get your 5 denial stacks 9 - Find a new spot with trash, go back to step 4 10 - Always be on the lookout for pylons. Pylons come usually every 20 to 30% density. Conduit is the most welcome pylon. Do use power pylons unless you're sure to have the boss soon. Channelling is almost useless, take it if you feel like you need the CDR to survive. Leave it for the boss just in case otherwise. Shield is usually bad for the simple reason that you can't proc your iron skin flash while it's active, which means you can't go into occulus areas. 11 - Boss ! Now you need to start using the law to get the RCR. You should use your potion to get resource as much as possible. I never ran into a boss that could kill me when playing fire, because with diamonds you can tank a lot. If you have a pylon, always wait before taking it UNLESS it is a channeling and you fight with a boss that spawns adds after a certain health threshold. Saxtris comes to mind, so does Voracity and Binder for example. Power is extremely strong on bosses like Saxtris, you can take it at 75-70% and just kill her in a matter of seconds due to very high stricken counts. If you have any question feel free to ask here. Grift 115 clear : My profile : [tl;dr d3planner link] Kikaha252 16h
4d Crusader Paragon Guide? Ahoy Gents, I love my crusader, but I'm at a bit lost as far as where to place my paragon points at the moment. I know we benefit from high CDR, but as far as things like IAS/CC/CHD or LOH/Area dmg? Max Wrath? List goes on and on, just feeling a little lost as to what priorities some of these should take over others. Thank you.Furajir5 4d
4d New Condemn Nuke Build Theory? This is Based off 500% not 750% so the damage would go up even higher.. The idea is you gather packs together much like a wizard or necro but then you pop your champion and run into the group and try to do as much damage as possible for 20 seconds.. and rince and repeat every 35 seconds or so because more then likely if its a high gr you would die from anything not having champion up, in saying that unlike the 6piece build you still do all your dmg while you dont have the form because it comes from the rings 24/7. Opinions? Thoughts? My concern is not tanky enough without testing.. But absolutely stupid high damage.. im talking 6X the damage of the condemn builds now but 60% up time.. Discuss?Micheal12 4d
4d Advice for my Crusader - N Switch I could use some advice on what to do with my crusader because it doesn't feel right. I ended up with some gear that really boosts blessed hammer so I built around that. What could I do to improve my damage output please? When I play with my son and his necro (200 paragon), he annihilates everything on torment 7 and Im slogging thru on Torment 4. I would like to stay with this class so some advice would be great Current build - I can add more info if its lacking Paragon points - 111 30/50 maximum wrath (because I spam blessed hammer) 29/50 Life 29/50 Resource reduction cost 30/50 Cool down reduction Skills Blessed Hammer (Dominion) Justice (crack) Iron Skin (Explosive skin) Provoke (Too scared to run) Laws of Valor (critical) Falling Sword (Rapid Descent) Righteousness. Indestructible, Fervor, Fanaticism I normally spam my primary attack rotating blessed hammer until it's gone and then using provoke to quick regen my wrath while working in the other abilities Gear Cain's Scrivener (hands) Mountain of the light (Shoulder) Aughlid's rule (chest) Aughlids Search (vambrace) Shield of the Steed (shield) Ring of the royal grandeur Bul-Kathos' wedding band Cain's Travelers (boots) Can's habit - (legs) Goldwrap (belt) Exarian (primary sword) Primary Attributes Strength 7521 Vitality 5244 Armor 15,750 Damage 674,313.50tukai92481 4d
4d Remove Akarats Champion MORPH! Everyone hates it. All those cool transmogs and you're stuck as the same green hulk everyone else is. Remove the morph and just make everyone grow in size when in Akarat form! Or at least make the hulk wear our transmogs.SooSaucy26 4d
5d Condemn Holy guys, how do you can survive with this build 60+? not speaking about 100+ xD. Yh my paragon is not great (near 800) but ... even glass cannon (my DH) can do 80 like a piece of cake... But my condemn crusader nope... Yes i dont have perfect rolls on equipment, but I dont have perfect rolls (and items) even on that DH. I'm like wth? ... I'm more tanky than DH, and still cannot do 60's. Don't worry im not forgetting to use these defense skills I have, but, still like a paper. Speaking of damage thats awesome.. (even my whirlwind barbar can do 60 GR like piece of cake but condemn).Dryadelder11 5d
Jan 11 How Blood Brother works? Blood Brother Legendary Affix "Grants a 20% chance to block attacks. Blocked attacks inflict 30% less damage. After blocking an attack, your next attack inflicts 30% additional damage." My question is: Does "30% additional damage after block" works for Invoker 2-set thorns (or just thorns)? I identified that it seems like not influencing Invoker 6-set option, but what about the thorns damage? Literally understanding the affix itself, it should enhance the thorns damage, but I am not sure. Is there any experiment done for this issue?Sangyung6 Jan 11
Jan 11 Fist of the Heavens - please buff Quite simply, Fist of the Heavens is treated as completely subpar to the rest of the Crusader secondary skills. In terms on non-rune enhancements, it has only two - Darklight and Khassett's Cord of Righteousness. Neither items give bonuses even close to the strength of effects for the other secondary skills. Contrast this with Blessed Hammer - it has ten non-rune enhancements, one of which increases the overall damage of the skill by 12000%. Or Blessed Shield, which has four non-rune enhancements, one which makes the skill cost 0 wrath (and increases damage by 275-350%), and another that increases the damage of the skill by 15-20% infinitely. I need not go on with regard to the other skills, which have a similar amount of non-rune enhancements and other powerful buffs. Fist of the Heavens is an artistically beautiful skill, and in my view, a key skill for bringing the feeling of playing a holy warrior to the forefront. It's therefore such a shame to see it overshadowed so completely by the other skills. Thus, and I know I'm not the first to propose this, this skill deserves a buff to put it on par with the others. I'm asking the blues to at least broach the idea with those in development. Thank you.Adamidius4 Jan 11
Jan 10 Those nerfs put sader right back to top I mean look at the buffs to lon that going to put lon sader right back to top. Dh will be top but as far as wiz and monk as main rgk killers or trash killers wiz will be forced back to using firebirds while monk back to submissive mass supportLexington12 Jan 10
Jan 9 Make a viable Phalanx build for crusaders hi fellas im a crusade big fan, and I've realized that the crusader could have a viable Phalanx build, and thats could be really cool (like the necromancer rathma pet build),so and I've seen that there are several objects, that with a small increase in power could bring back the King leonidas to the game for example: (the bold letters are my own changes, but they may vary) 1-Eternal Union (Legendary Ring): increases the duration and damage by 200% for Bowmen and Bodyguard runes. 2-Unrelenting Phalanx (Legendary Crusader Shield): increases damage by 450-600%, and casts Phalanx twice per use, either summons twice as many Avatars of the Order, or just summons two waves with a brief delay. 3-Warhelm of Kassar (Legendary Helm): reduces the cooldown and increases the damage of Phalanx by 45-60%. (maybe 150-200% like Mask of Jeram) 4- Baleful Remnant should benefit from runes aswell benefit from Eternal Union and Unrelenting Phalanx (with a little fix ofc). Also Tasker and Theo, Enforcer and could benefit from it, and this will increase the diversity of the crusader and bring back a very fun pet build for saders. THANKSSchyzo29 Jan 9
Jan 8 Invoker PTR Can’t see this hitting live. Lol One can hope though.Ravashak38 Jan 8
Jan 8 Crusader Condemn Help Need help with my build cannot go past 110 Is my build ok? Do you just fish for perfect rifts? Thanks for your inputImageOfFear7 Jan 8
Jan 7 Condemn Crusader items + stats? i was wondering if someone could help me with the Condemn Crusader items plus what stats on each item should i change them to you can view the items from the link below Jan 7
Jan 6 Phalanx-Bowmen, Area Damage and Breakpoints Quick question, do the Bowmen proc Area Damage? It is supposed to work since patch 2.3, but I've never seen anyone confirm it. "Area Damage can now be triggered by pet attacks" --> Source: Furthermore, I'm assuming the breakpoints for Phalanx Bowmen are not correct on D3 Planner? From all the information I found, Bowmen are supposed to go up to 18 frames (3.33 attacks per second breakpoint) at 3.16 attack speed. However when we take a look at D3 Planner, this breakpoint is reachable with just 2.64 total attack speed. Build Example: Information about breakpoints: Jan 6
Jan 6 Condemn: Shield Glare vs Provoke Why do I see almost all Crusaders run Provoke: Too Scared to Run over Shield Glare: Divine Verdict? Shield Glare interrupts and prevents attacks from happening, while also increasing all damage enemies take by 20%. Provoke taunts all enemies to attack you and reduces their attack speed by 50% and movement speed by 80%. I never find myself running out of Wrath, not even close. So why do the majority of Crusaders choose Provoke over Shield Glare? Thanks for educating me in advance! :DAnimalMan8 Jan 6
Jan 4 Phalanx damage down after patch? Just when the patch hit, the damage of Phalanx (bowmen) dropped to its third, at best, which is strange since phalanx wasn't touched in this update, it shouldn't have changed at all. Currently running LoN version, however as I've checked, the akkhan variant has the same issue. Mostly used it for bounty runs and rifts on TX, but its crippled now. Anybody else experiencing any of this? Edit: The bug report thread can be found here: Jan 4
Jan 3 Shield Bash is back? I'm planing to play Roland Shield Bash in next season. I did the planer an simulation an it seem strong, see below. Link edited thx to all the peoples that reply. It is a buff out version but the normal at 50% strength with nothing also seem above average.Clouts14 Jan 3
Jan 2 2 questions on Season 15 before it ends 1) If I just finished chapter 4 (and got the 6 pc Roland set), will I have time to finish everything and get the pet before the season ends? And then what happens when it ends? 2) How on earth do you not run out of resource with this build? I literally go oom in 2 seconds from attacking 5 times a second, and then it's basically impossible to get it back ... I am casting the law as often as possible and weaving in other cooldowns and I don't get it? lolSyZ1 Jan 2
Jan 2 Lazy build? Hey guys, been away from the game for quite awhile. I'm just wondering if the Condemn build is considered the "lazy" build - few buttons to push while speed farming GR80s or 90s?Acky1 Jan 2
Dec 31 Condemn weapon question Hello all, On my speed farm condemn crusader i have those 2 weapons and was wondering which one is the best : Actualy i am wearing the Primal IN GEOM + FERVOR and cubing BLADE OF PROPHECY, i might be wrong but it seems wearing blade of prophecy + heavenly strengh and cubing in geom does more damage. What do you think ?JWar5 Dec 31
Dec 29 Frydehr's wrath drop restriction? Hey guys, quick question about frydehr's wrath, does this shield only drop from certain places or tiers of gr or something? People tell me its just a regular unrestricted drop but I've spent well over 30000 rubies and hundreds of dbs rolling shields, and been run through countless tier 70 grs and still haven't seen this shield drop. It's been nearly 3 full days of nonstop farming rubies and db's and GRs and still nothing, and the impale build I've been using to farm runs tier 70s in about 3 minutes. As you know the condemn build doesn't function without this shield. I've seen countless legendary shields of other varieties. I feel I've passed the point of mathematical odds and there has to be something else going on. I was thinking about submitting a bug report TBH but I wanted to ask people if anyone else knows anything first.Plaje15 Dec 29
Dec 28 New to Sader this season,looking for opinions How far should I be able to push as an average player with this gear?Ive never really tried to push hard and was wanting to take this guy to the edge.This is HC toon.Also I realize my gear is not the best.Thanks.aerialattack4 Dec 28
Dec 26 Invoker + Slash(Zeal) + Hack + Omnislash Been experimenting with alternate ways to use the Invoker set, and had cube'd the Omnislash and was using that for a while in Torment 10 (as I hadn't found an Aquila at that point in time). The exact combo of stuff was Cube'd Ominslash + Cube'd Hack + Pigsticker + Invoker + Slash/Zeal + 6 piece Invoker. So yeah, Needless to say, this was combo of stuff was shredding through trash as it was basically pulsing a high damage burst that demolished mobs. However, survivability took a hit because of the lack of Aquila.Almagnus19 Dec 26
Dec 26 need some info about paragon ? i wanted to ask how many paragon points do you need to put into vitality to be able to get 1M HP?EvilDeadGuy1 Dec 26
Dec 23 New Player Tanky Build Help Still relatively new to Diablo 3, so there's a lot I don't know. In fact, this is my first forum post for D3. Here is the build I'm using for my season 15 Crusader. I want a tank who can jump into the middle of packs and shield bash them to bits while blocking most attacks against me. The build does that, but it takes me too much time to complete higher level rifts. What should I do to beef up the offense of this build? It's all of the options for fine tuning which I'm stuggling to coordinate with the skills. Are there specific armor/weapon/gems I should try to get? Or should I alter the skills and try a different approach all together? Thanks!!acUR!cbacZZMastrBlastr4 Dec 23
Dec 20 Quick question about a furnace So I've been spending some mats into rerolling certain weapons, sort of preparing for 2.6.4. Now I've come across a furnace with following stats: 4,136,1 dps 1832-2250 fire damage 1398 strength attackspeed 7% Area damage 23% The question is as follows, is it worth to keep considering the upcoming buff to sweep attack (gonna reroll strength to LpH), utilizing the slow damage of the furnace and buffing it with attackspeed?, or is the attackspeed buff that the set is getting enough, making any atkspeed useless? Followup question: is there any other set/build capable of using a weapon as such? In case it doesn't work with sweep.Rashiel6 Dec 20
Dec 19 Really need help to learn how to play Condemn I am a new player to Diablo 3 and have only pushed ~700 paragon levels this season. When reading up on posts online and builds, most people claim Condemn is the best build to play, when comparing Thorn (Invoker) and Condemn (Akkhan). I have pushed to around GR 80 as Thorns, only having 3 ancient items (I might be able to push even further). However, I have gathered full Akkhan and, according ti Rhykkers Condemn guide, I have 5 ancient items for his build, but I can't even kill 30 enemies in T13 normal rift without dying (again - compare to Thorns where I clear GR80 by myself). What am I doing wrong? I am doing my best to follow guides online (read up on Icy Veins & seen Rhykkers movies). I am greatful for all helpBolp27 Dec 19
Dec 7 Solo Crusader build Hi guys! I want a change of pace from my DH so I've decided to roll a Crusader. Been looking at some Rykker videos and saw that Condemn was pretty strong. So my questions are the following: 1- Is Condemn still considered a good (or best) solo build? 2- Is there a speed Condemn alternative for some quick mats run farming? 3- Is there a stronger build than Condemn that I'm not aware of ? I just want to make sure I do this right before dumping tons of mats/time to put this build together. Keep in mind that I'm playing solo and that I don't intend to push Grifts beyond ~90-100 as it takes too much gear tweaking and I don't have as much free time as I used to have. Many thanks :) Edits: I should have mentionned: don't mind my itemization for now obviously. I just picked up some leftovers from my stash to fill the empty slots so I could try out some stuff on lower torment difficulty.Vilebrequin20 Dec 7
Dec 6 Shield Bash (Pound) question. The description for SB - pound states that the range is reduced to 8 yards, how ever this dose not seem to be the case. Am i missing something?oneredflag1 Dec 6
Dec 6 I can get light set dungeon to appear I can’t get light set dungeon to appear. I have full six piece Akkhan set on my character. And playing T5. What I’m I missing here? ThanksDamageInc2 Dec 6
Dec 4 Did anyone try archers with new Lon on ptr? Did anyone play around with archers build on ptr with this new buff? Just wondering how it will do in t13 and speed farming. I used to enjoy running around while they would kill things off screenDmoney1 Dec 4
Dec 3 Boss Mode Conquest Solo I am trying to do the conquest solo with my LoN Bomb char. (P600). With three attempts so far, I managed to do just under 22 minutes. I had luck with Adria bounty quest as well as one other boss quest. not sure which one. My question is, has anyone tried this with a similar build and succeed? For my runs, I use Swiftmount, Warzechian armguards and Wreath of lighning gem for speed boost while in horse mode. As soon as my horse dropped, I instantly pop it again since the cooldown ended ( 60% CDR on my items) Thanks.Hiker13 Dec 3
Dec 2 Gear Re roll advice Gear reroll advice please. Decent primal BoP with CDR and AD; my doubt is whether i should roll off Str to Dmg % or go the conventional route and reroll AD to dmg %. Will use primarily in Groups. Have a fairly decent Ancient Furnace that has better stats so that will be my solo weapon. Para 1.7 season, 2.7 nonseason Korea server Interested to know if there any opinions. Thanks in advancecau8ery7 Dec 2
Nov 30 An Idea to remove LAG from Blessed Hammers How about using the Brute Force (physical rune) instead of Limitless? The Brute Force rune has a 35% chance to explode on impact so most if not all the hammers will never reach the full rotation. What this means is that there will be less calculations for the servers to compute, resulting in less or no lag. However, one major issue of this idea is that the Brute Force rune is under-powered. Perhaps an increase of 3 to 5 times the damage would be required to make this viable as a trash killer in a 4 player group. What do you guys think?johnsnow5 Nov 30
Nov 29 I hit the wall@ 118. Solutions? Hi, im low paragon player, i dont exp, i dont meta, i dont wanna watch meteors eyecancers:) so if possible ill search solution in my gear/gameplay. Im euro player, char is female named "Stupid". #badenglish 117 was done in 100 keys, i cannot say that was hard push. But 118 is different. I got problem with both survi and dps. After ~300keys i feel its not my level. They killing me and i cannot kill them. I usually add hp until 1,5m. My CDR is one slot above typical setup, im playing@ ~58-59 cdr long time and when im trying to drop one slot i dont feel comfortable. But i can drop it and learn to play, just dunno what to use instead cdr slot and where. If u can check my gear and advice what i can try at 118 runs ill be <3 I got many nice eq parts, so i can have pretty much all rolls i want on gear. I got also primal shield but it rolld with str/8elilte damage/cc/11block (cc was rolled from regen) Maby some exotic block setup can help me handle this tier? No clue if block for sader is valuable or just useless. What about Loh? What about life for wrath? Can setup 2k physical res with 43% meele reduction (soe+bracers+armor) - it was awesome at 117, now its just must and meele mobs still can drop my champion in half second. Maby other generators will do better then slash-guard? Or maby u know some nice glasscanon setup for players in to high tiers (high dmg, low survi, hope for soft rift and elemental guardian?) Thanks in advance for any advices.Red2 Nov 29
Nov 27 Gonna start my first ever season character Never played thru season, I already have a level 70 crusader but it’s not season. What’s a good build to use while I’m leveling to 70? Thanks. Gonna use rolands sweep attack build after. Also, what other stuff do you get from seasons? I play on console.GoosePants4 Nov 27
Nov 26 на помощь плиз не начисляются очки навыков, так и должно быть?!nikolaevi41 Nov 26
Nov 26 Boss Mode Conquest Has anyone ever completed the Boss Mode Conquest with a Crusader? I need one conquest to get my stash tab. First time I have had the chance to get an extra tab. Trying to decide what to attempt. Already completed the 50M gold.ICMOD3 Nov 26
Nov 25 How much stronger will Hammerdin be now? Do you think Hammerdin will be close to Condemn now in GRs pushing capabilities?Mercy7 Nov 25
Nov 24 LoN Holy Shotgun I was wondering how the LoN Holy Shotgun build would fare if they keep the LoN bonus at 500%. Since the Holy Shotgun build doesn't use wrath, part of the advantages of Akkhan were not being used anyway. While I know it won't be meta, I would like to know if it would be better than using the Akkhan set, so I did some number crunching: Damage bonuses native to Akkhan Set: x16 dm from the set, x2 from Traveler's Pledge, x1.35 from permanent Akarat's Champion = x43.2 damage Damage bonuses native to LoN Set: x66 dm from the set Defense bonuses native to Akkhan Set: 50% from the set, 55% of block chance from the Justice Lantern (+16% block), and 150% armor bonus and auto-lifes from Akarat's Champion Defense bonuses native to LoN Set: 52% from the set By looking at these numbers, the LoN set is a bit more powerful but loses a massive amount of toughness, so I took a look at the legendaries that could be used with it: -If you wear Acquila Cuirass instead of cubing it, you could use both the Illusory boots and the boots of disregard (10k life regen stacking up to 4 times). You can change Iron Skin - Flash to Iron Skin- Steel Skin -Swamp Land Waders pants for holy damage -Stone Gauntlets with the 20% chance to immobilize or St. Archew's Gage for the absorb shield when fighting elites -The Helm of the Rule gives block chance (albeit, not quite as much as Justice Lantern) -Since most of the damage comes from counter attacks, I wonder if you could spam town portal and cancel with the Homing Pads for an on-and-off 65% dm reduction. Some other options if you only use one of the two boots mentioned above: String of ears, nemesis bracers, or ancient parthan defenders For the gems, with Akkhan, I have been using Gogok, bane of the trapped, and esoteric. With LoN, it would probably be better to replace Gogok with the Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard. Do you think this would perform better than Akkhan's? If so, how much CDR do you think would be optimal and should Akarat's Champion still be used as a strategic cooldown skill?Brent28 Nov 24
Nov 21 How viable is LoN bomb going to be? I'm wondering if anyone who is more knowledgeable can tell me how good LoN Bomb build is going to get with the buffs. I loved that build a while back, and I'm about to grab the switch edition. There's something about builds like Lon Bomb or the wiz Explosive Blast where things just explode around you while you manage resources/CoE instead of worrying about clicks that I find compelling.Morningstar4 Nov 21
Nov 20 Roland best build in game 2.6.4? Saw on the patch notes sweep attack is 13,000% damage and attack speed is 75%. That's almost 5 times the damage.Pantysnatchr14 Nov 20