Akkhan Blessed Shield GR100+ Crusader Build

Crusader
VIDEO GUIDE: https://youtu.be/zuxdx4S-CQ0
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The build:
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http://www.diablofans.com/builds/95400-akkhan-blessed-shield-gr100
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/diablo-3-builds/crusader-builds/akkhan-blessed-shield-gr100/
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Blessed Shield has made a surprising return in 2.6.1 with the buffed set and both critical legendaries. Now it's absolutely viable and actually among the TOP builds out there! That GR100 was one of the fastest that i had so far and single target is not bad at all. Toughness is also impressive with the setup that i use.
My GR 100 clear: https://youtu.be/8KTgx3aNTNw
As usual you can tune in at my stream to see all builds in action:
https://twitch.tv/angry_roleplayer
In your DiabloFan link, the witchhour belt has the AS up to 6% max, is it normal ? Don't tell me they decrease the AS of the belt once again ?
09/29/2017 10:35 AMPosted by WildKusa
In your DiabloFan link, the witchhour belt has the AS up to 6% max, is it normal ? Don't tell me they decrease the AS of the belt once again ?

diablofans builder is full of bugs and outdated stuff unfortunately (and the diablofans admins are extremely slow at fixing stuff). But it's the best tool out there, so i have to use it :)
Have you tried the holy version? thoughts?
How much Area Damage if any does this build need?
09/29/2017 03:29 PMPosted by Javierkaiser
Have you tried the holy version? thoughts?

I tried it a long time ago and it simply does much less damage. You can gain more leniency stacks but the rune itself is weaker than Combust
09/30/2017 09:25 AMPosted by PUNO
How much Area Damage if any does this build need?

It's definitely good to have but hard to fit since you need a tonn of cdr as well as crit. I only had it on shoulders.
I don't know why i struggle more with Combust over Shattering Throw...?
Can someone enlighten me!
10/02/2017 11:31 AMPosted by Omega
I don't know why i struggle more with Combust over Shattering Throw...?
Can someone enlighten me!

No idea. You are struggling with damage?
10/02/2017 09:10 PMPosted by Angry
10/02/2017 11:31 AMPosted by Omega
I don't know why i struggle more with Combust over Shattering Throw...?
Can someone enlighten me!

No idea. You are struggling with damage?
Yea maybe I suck at herding the monsters but yea I haven't been able to pass a gr90 and with shattering throw I have 4 times already.
Shattering Throw is not as good as Combust in ideal situations where you can gather monsters into a tight group, but it's better for taking down ranged monsters that spread out. Combust has higher GR ceiling but it's not necessarily always better.
10/03/2017 07:17 AMPosted by HunterKiller
Shattering Throw is not as good as Combust in ideal situations where you can gather monsters into a tight group, but it's better for taking down ranged monsters that spread out. Combust has higher GR ceiling but it's not necessarily always better.


Would you think Shattering Throw/Holy will be a better option for speed rifts/GRs? I'm in the process of farming NS gear to use once the patch goes live.
I am not a high GR pusher. I will play many of the viable builds to 75-85.
SO far
Shotgun
Blessed shield
Sweeper
10/03/2017 08:00 AMPosted by mrspank

Would you think Shattering Throw/Holy will be a better option for speed rifts/GRs? I'm in the process of farming NS gear to use once the patch goes live.


Yes, Shattering Throw is better for lower difficulty farming.
10/03/2017 07:17 AMPosted by HunterKiller
Shattering Throw is not as good as Combust in ideal situations where you can gather monsters into a tight group, but it's better for taking down ranged monsters that spread out. Combust has higher GR ceiling but it's not necessarily always better.
Just passed a 90 with combust, I had to put them really close.
Btw im not good in math but when I use shattering throw with a holy SOJ i see their health dropping faster than COE, the differences in dmg is noticeable.
Is it me, or do you need to manually target the main target, and that target takes the Manacle's damage, regardless of who the shield hits first?
10/15/2017 05:41 PMPosted by Negator
Is it me, or do you need to manually target the main target, and that target takes the Manacle's damage, regardless of who the shield hits first?


Manacles Bonus only applies on the first target so yes.
10/15/2017 05:41 PMPosted by Negator
Is it me, or do you need to manually target the main target, and that target takes the Manacle's damage, regardless of who the shield hits first?

yes, wherever your mouse cursor is pointing at becomes "the first target"
Yes, same pain as with Invoker, you miss your cursor and do no damage
Cool stuff Brother! Haven't played d3 a year or so. As I see it we're expecting Akhan's return. And maybe anyone tested old'n'glory Holy Shotgun? I hope it could be viable, I truly loved that build those old days...

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