Crusader Help and Critique thread. - Post Gear/Build queries here.

  • #101

    Well I'm not gonna say that you should upgrade your equipment. This is what diablo is about, so lets try to make some progress with your current gear.

    First of all, reroll that slot on your andariel into %lighting. Ring of Royal is quite not worth it with only Aughilds. You need 2 sets to make it worth. You deal 15% more damage to elites but you could have Str/vit/Cc/CDM on your ring instead of this.

    Heaven's Fury is ok, but the Split Fury rune is not as good as Blessed Ground. Split Fury never collides on one target and Blessed Ground grands you extra dot damage for Charged Up to proc (the provoke rune).

    You got FoH to deal great amount of AoE damage, try changing Slash into Justice with Hammer of Pursuit or Burst. This will make you deal more single target damage (significantly more). Also change the Condemn into Akarath. I know it's long cooldown but Akkarath with Rally rune will let you deal with 2-3 packs of elites at once within 10-20seconds. Remember that you can DIE on akarath once and you will get 100% hp back. This is out of jail card.

    Vigilant is bad passive. It gives you 5% damage reduction and only 2000hp regen. Change it into Divine Fortress for 24% more armor. You can try finery instead of righteousness.

    Remember that game counts HP as basic toughness multiplier, that's why sometimes toughness does not reflect the true survivability. You need about 400k HP to be ok. You should have around 20,000 armor with the Divine Fortress - and that is more than ok for T2


    Cheers man, its given me a good idea about improvements and looking forward to implementing your suggestions :)
    Last edited by Jordon_jd: 5/10/2014 6:55:42 PM
  • #102
    any suggestion on my gear and i know i need to change my neck but currently still finding http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/AdMiRaTioN-1600/hero/43733123
    Last edited by Sotdeath: 5/10/2014 10:23:32 PM
  • #103
    Hey guys a small question on gambling defender of westmarch:

    It is better to gamble this shield with a barbarian, is there a lower chance to get a crusader shield? Is it possible to gamble it with a barbarian?

    Because i tried to gamble 500 shards with my barbarian, but there were still plenty of crusader shields on it :(



    Thanks :)
  • #104
    @ Sotdeath i'd suggest going for a harringtons belt, very noticeable increase in power. Did you have to roll into three sockets on your chest because i can't tell from the batlenet. if you haven't i'd suggest changing the life regen into condemn damage.

    @ Enterich even monks get crusader shields, unfortunately i don't think the chance will be any better on your barb so i wish you the best of luck getting a defender of westmarch, it's such a beautiful shield.
  • #105
    Hi!

    2 days as a sader (having a blast) i would like helpon progression ..what T-lvl can i play - what should i focus on next ?

    Is my build right, sometime i feel i would like better single target dps (in game im at 900 000)

    I know 1 ring is bad and that i should get another weapon ..but nothing drops ..so far.

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Seventhfool-2118/hero/39566721

    (my latest updates not visibale (cmd on neck and more)

    Any feedback is greatly apriciated.

    7th
  • #106
    Quote from silvach

    So, what i propose is:

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/crusader#SiQdfl!UhSW!YabYba

    Let me know if you try it and if you like it!

    Hi Silvach,

    Thanks a lot for feedback!

    The funny thing that I've logged before as Lightning Hammers Crusader, but luckily found Foote, so I was probably in game running blessed shield build when you checked me :) Nevertheless, thanks a lot for advice - I've tried it and DO FEEL the difference. The idea of putting Comdemn (prefer Vacuum) and Provoke+HF was especially nice. The latter was especially enjoyed by me as Hammerdin too. So much appreciated for great feedback on the build aspect!

    As for gear suggestions, I have 4 questions:

    1) Ring Choice.I do have some class desired rings like SoJ and RoRG. I'm not sure if RoRG is worth equipping right now. I don't feel the necessity of +20% health bonus from Asheara. However, once I find a piece of Akkhan or Blackthorne boots, this might be a good option. But now I think I'd rather keep it in stash and try to reroll SoJ from lightning (used it for hammers) to holy damage. What do you think? Is it worth spending gems and souls? Rerolled 17% holy.

    2) Helm Affix. Thanks for tips on reforges - that day I was working on the exact stats as you mentioned, needed souls. In an attempt to get Crit on Visage, I got 15% blessed shield damage. Currently I sit at 43,5% CHC and +331% CHD in game. Am I right thinking that top-rolled blessed shield damage might be better option here?

    3) Is Holy Cause still good for Blessed shield build? Or Towering Shield is the way to go (as with 2.0.5 change)?

    4) Suggestions for Kadala shards? Boots?http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Doomtrain-2905/hero/38955229
    The last but not the least. I really want to appreciate the level of feedback we can get in Crusader threads on the forums. Such guys as you, Silvach, Kapsu, MannerCookieand many others get lots and lots of various checking requests - some have everything fundamentally wrong build and gear-wise, some require really thorough and accurate gear tuning and useful advice of most competent crusaders, but it's exactly you guys on Crusaders forum who are really responsive and help to develop and enhance the interest to the class. The one that's among hardest to transfer to T6, but by far the most entertaining and fun to play imho. Great thanks for this to all the contributors!
    Last edited by Doomtrain: 5/13/2014 5:49:59 AM
  • #107
    I've looted a pretty good Fate of the Fell yesterday. I wanna prepare it for a FotF Build in case that Heavens Fury last rune gets fixed.

    I'm running 6p Akkhan and 52% CDR

    http://imgur.com/w5K1VRR

    What would you guys reroll on the Fate of the Fell? In my opinion there are only 2 options:

    a) Reroll Wrath regen into CDR

    b) Leave Wrath regen and try to roll max holy damage (for holy cause)

    I could compensate for the 10% CDR in my rings - meaning, I could reroll my 2nd ring into CDR instead of 50% crit damage.

    So I guess I would trade 50% crit damage 2% CDR (rings can only roll 8% instead of 10% on weapon) vs. 4 wrath regen, holy damage, about 200 more damage and the use of holy cause



    Not sure whats better here?
  • #108
    ok no respone the first time so ill try once again

    Hi!

    2 days as a sader (having a blast) i would like helpon progression ..what T-lvl can i play - what should i focus on next ?

    Is my build right, sometime i feel i would like better single target dps (in game im at 900 000)

    I know 1 ring is bad and that i should get another weapon ..but nothing drops ..so far.

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Seventhfool-2118/hero/39566721

    (my latest updates not visibale (cmd on neck and more)

    Any feedback is greatly apriciated.

    7th
  • #109
    Quote from nozed
    ok no respone the first time so ill try once again

    Hi!

    2 days as a sader (having a blast) i would like helpon progression ..what T-lvl can i play - what should i focus on next ?

    Is my build right, sometime i feel i would like better single target dps (in game im at 900 000)

    I know 1 ring is bad and that i should get another weapon ..but nothing drops ..so far.

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Seventhfool-2118/hero/39566721
    (my latest updates not visibale (cmd on neck and more)

    Any feedback is greatly apriciated.

    7th

    Please let me get some free time and i'll answer to your question. Just hold your horses for a moment ;)
  • #110
    Quote from silvach
    Please let me get some free time and i'll answer to your question. Just hold your horses for a moment ;)

    Can't ... hold ... back ... STEEDCHARGE! :)

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Dohnutz-2854/hero/41485768
    Got the Jenkangboard. Not as good as I hoped it would be (no crit, but ricochet to 5)

    I do not have the shield equipped yet. What passives should I take now? Should I switch condem/hf to a law or judgement?
    My guess would be: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/crusader#USdYQf!aeUW!ZYYabY
    Any advice would be great.
  • #111
    trying out a new build using Smite and Armor of the Kind Regent with Darklight and Fist of the Heavens with the Retribution rune, the aoe damage is feeling really nice right now

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ojsimpson-1646/hero/43786050
  • #112
    What would you guys do:



    Cold is pretty much useless on crusader, so i was thinking roll cold into CHD, i lose 18% holy dmg (i play blessed shield with 1 hand grynfoot) but i gain atk speed some lits strengh and the arcane immunity..



    What would u guys choose? ty
    Last edited by spiritvs: 5/13/2014 2:00:04 PM
  • #113
    @spiritvs That is a tough call, the Arcane immunity is very nice but i understand the Cold vs Holy. I personally think the Immunity is worth it though.



    I am trying out a few things and am loving my current build. Any opinions on my Crusader?

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/B3wild3r-1283/hero/45319844
  • #114
    Hi,

    I'm new to the forums and thought this one looked very informative and helpful!

    I need some advice on where to go from here, as I seem to be lacking direction on how to make my Crusader T5-6 viable (currently comfortably doing public T3 runs and can solo T4 by myself).

    Any tips are appreciated! You can view my character at:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/fitzchivalry-1457/hero/44466795 and

    http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/fitzchivalry-1457/Wrath/44466795

    Thank you in advance!
  • #115
    Quote from spiritvs
    What would you guys do:


    Cold is pretty much useless on crusader, so i was thinking roll cold into CHD, i lose 18% holy dmg (i play blessed shield with 1 hand grynfoot) but i gain atk speed some lits strengh and the arcane immunity..



    What would u guys choose? ty

    The one with holy will do more damage overall. Just keep the other one in your pocket and swap it in when you are fighting arcane elites.
  • #116
    Quote from FitzChivalry87
    Hi,

    I'm new to the forums and thought this one looked very informative and helpful!

    I need some advice on where to go from here, as I seem to be lacking direction on how to make my Crusader T5-6 viable (currently comfortably doing public T3 runs and can solo T4 by myself).

    Any tips are appreciated! You can view my character at:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/fitzchivalry-1457/hero/44466795 and

    http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/fitzchivalry-1457/Wrath/44466795

    Thank you in advance!

    Have a look at MC's Metagame video = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo9FUpFg-Is

    Guess you are in the T4~5 bracket. Running rifts with mirror classes would be optimal.
    Other than that you should get gear with BiS stats. Gamble for Akkhan set with Kadala.
  • #117
    I just hit lvl 70 yesterday and just took old gear from my barb and threw it on my crusader. Other than getting a new shield ASAP, what would you guys recommend ?

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Nerull-2923/hero/40500135
  • #118
    so i found a Fate of the Fell yesterday, with the stats:

    2587 dps

    1208-1553 fire dmg

    +1020 str

    +978 vit

    increased attack speed 5%

    +14 max wrath

    i plan to play with the rune:Fires of Heaven. I need a socket, but im really unsure what to reoll.

    any input would be appreciate :)
  • #119
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/pan0phobik-1815/hero/43991119



    Been banging my head against the wall trying to find a good synergy of gear for my fire build. I have a Jekangbord and Defender of Westmarch in my inventory along with a crappy piro mirella. In my experience so far, Shield Bash hits the hardest since 2.0.5 and it's almost impossible to get blessed shield to be efficient without having Gyrfalcon's. Using Piro Mirella is such a huge drop in toughness as opposed to using my stormshield as well.



    Thoughts? I can do T4, but not smoothly at all. I'd like to be able to just barrel through T4 like I am T3. Not quite sure what I am needing most (Besides a RoRG)
  • #120
    Hello fellow crusaders, any advice that you can give on my build/set up ? I'm currently breezing through t3 and t4 seems kind of slow. But I feel looking at my stats that I should be doing at least t5. I'm still working on my Akkarat set, only 3 pieces so far. But the rolls aren't that great and it's a 100k+ damage decrease. Though I'm not sure if I'm going by that number too religiously. Help is appreciated!

    Here is my profile - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Stfumate-1388/hero/43484591
    Thanks !
    Last edited by Uther2536: 5/16/2014 11:12:57 AM
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