2.3 Fire Rolands Shield Bash [Updated S4]

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  • Punish Roar
  • Shield Bash Crumble
  • Shield Glare Divine Verdict
  • Iron Skin Steel Skin
  • Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force
  • Akarat's Champion Prophet
  • Heavenly Strength
  • Indestructible
  • Long Arm of the Law
  • Towering Shield


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Taeguk
    • Bane of the Stricken
    • Bane of the Trapped

Kanai's Cube

  • Blood Brother
  • Angel Hair Braid
  • Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac

Paragon Priorities


Primary Stat
Movement Speed
Maximum Resource


Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage
Attack Speed


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Area Damage
Resource Cost Reduction
Life on Hit
Gold Find

Build Guide

Last Updated: 09/10/2015


2.3 Updates are on the way for this popular build from 2.2 (season 3)

I am in the process of rebuilding a crusader, in the mean-time this is updated to the theory of what my first setup for fire bash would be if I was to build one.

5th passive = Finery

Here are some things you should know about this build and tips to improving your performance.

- ROLL Shield Bash Damage % on Helm + Boots + Shield!

- This build is all about learning to position yourself effectively.

- Molten's Wildebeest is a core gem in this setup, the regen and shield allow you to heal yourself to recover after taking damage and gives you an additional boost of immediate toughness when engaging a new enemy.

- Using the mechanics of the Molten Wildebeest into your gameplay is key to pushing higher grifts.

- Use shieldbash as both your main damage source but also as your mobility skill, you must maneuver with shield-bash and try to keep yourself from getting surrounded at all times.

- Key to maxing your damage output is lining targets up in a straight line beyond your initial strike, because of the way the fire rune hits and of how the bracers work, the ideal situation is always to be hitting 3 or less enemies with initial attack and then as many enemies as possible with the aoe effect that shoots behind the initial target with the fire rune.

- Focus and Restraint is required if your looking to push into top tiers, if not any rings are okay. If your not using Focus and Restraint you do not need to run a generator and can take provoke(hit-me) instead.

- Hellfire Amulet = Best, Stand Your Ground>Holy Cause are ideal 5th passives but a defensive passive is okay too.

- Furnace is the best weapon no doubt, but pretty much anything is okay to be functioning.

- This is not a CDR heavy setup, CDR is only recommended on both rings + shoulders + paragon + gem in helm

Extra Notes for HardCore

- Swap out F+R for Unity+Soj

- Swap Law of Valor /w Law of Justice(immoval object)

- Swap Punish /w Provoke(Hit-me)

- Rest is same