Thornsader - Invoker on Steroids

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  • Punish Celerity
  • Provoke Hit Me
  • Iron Skin Reflective Skin
  • Laws of Justice Immovable Object
  • Akarat's Champion Prophet
  • Steed Charge Spiked Barding
  • Fervor
  • Iron Maiden
  • Hold Your Ground
  • Finery


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Stricken
    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Boyarsky's Chip

Kanai's Cube

  • Blood Brother
  • Leoric's Crown
  • Convention of Elements

Diamonds in your helm, chest, and pants.

Topaz in your weapon

We're hoping for as much CDR as we can muster to keep Akarat's and our skills up. Block chance is usually capped at 75%, but with the Justice Lantern, we can push it much higher. I'm sitting at 93%, and my shield isn't maxed.

Due to the RoRG buff this season, we can choose to use either our Nemesis Bracers, or perhaps switching them out for the Invoker Wrist and using an Andarial's Visage for the Physical% and possible Attack Speed.

Paragon Priorities


Movement Speed
Primary Stat
Maximum Resource


Cooldown Reduction
Attack Speed
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Life on Hit
Area Damage
Resource Cost Reduction
Gold Find

Movement Speed to 25%, then the rest in Strength.
CDR, then Attack Speed.. remember "THORNS does NOT crit"

Resist All, Armor, Life Regen, Life

LoH, AD, RCR, Gold Find

Build Guide

Ride into and kite large groups of mobs and elites. Pop your Provoke, Iron Skin, and Akarat's, and spam Punish to kill them.

One thing I wish I knew when I started with this build is that it has a large range, and you can target mobs/elites from afar.

I've solo'd a 107 with this, and my gear isn't optimized (Paragon 914) as of this writing: https://us.diablo3.com/en/profile/BrotherBear-11860/hero/107847817

Equip your templar and give him the following items:
Enchanting Favor (Block Chance and CHD)
The Ess of Johan (CDR and Attack Speed, Socket a Ruby)

Thunderfurry (CDR, and a Ruby)
Freeze of Deflection (CDR, Block Chance)
Oculus Ring (CDR, Attack Speed, Socket a Ruby)

Wyrdward (CDR, Attack Speed, Socket a Ruby)

Stand in the Circle that your Templar procs and kill away.