Holy Shotgun V2.0 (SELFCAST)

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  • Heaven's Fury Fires of Heaven
  • Shield Glare Zealous Glare
  • Steed Charge Endurance
  • Iron Skin Steel Skin
  • Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force
  • Akarat's Champion Hasteful
  • Finery
  • Heavenly Strength
  • Holy Cause
  • Long Arm of the Law


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Stricken
    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Esoteric Alteration

Kanai's Cube

  • Akkhan's Addendum
  • Leoric's Crown
  • Unity

For greater rifts in groups:

1) Furnace in cube + Akarath's Champion "Prophet" rune can be used.

2) Shield Glare - Divine Verdict

3) RORG in cube + Leoric's Crown equipped + Aquila's Cuirass cubed

for solo it is possible to use Furnace instead of Akkhan's Addendum as well, but both toughness and wrath management will suffer greatly.

Paragon Priorities


Maximum Resource
Movement Speed
Primary Stat


Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Damage
Critical Hit Chance
Attack Speed


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Resource Cost Reduction
Life on Hit
Area Damage
Gold Find

max wrath-> speed> stat



rcr->loh->area damage

Build Guide

Hey guys!

I wanted to test this build since forever!

This is the very first Crusader "build" in history and it was one of the most effective builds in 2.0 when Crusader was introduced in Reaper of Souls.

Paragon 1000 was achieved in T6 with this build ;)


1) Maximum CDR possible without Leoric's Crown is 53,29% (with 10% in paragon 10% on weapon and 8% on shield). 95% Akarath uptime and just over a 1 second of downtime

2) Minimal CDR for 100% Akarath's uptime is 56%. This can only be achieved with Leoric's Crown either cubed or equipped.

3) Toughness is VERY VERY problematical here. Run around when you see you will die, wait for HOLY rotation, then blind enemies and start firing.

4) It is possible to cube Aquila's Cuirass', but it's bonus is quite problematical to maintain. Can still be done though. With the active Law and Akarath, single cast of HF will cost you 9 wrath (with 10% RCR in paragon), and since Akkhan's Addendum refills you with 10 wrath per second you will never run out of wrath, while the Law is still active. The Law is active for 10 seconds with the passive, and the downtime of the Law is around 3,5-3 seconds. For these 3,5 seconds your shots will start draining you for around 8 wrath per attack. This is when you will drop below 90% required resource for Aquila's bonus. This is not much, but can cost you life.

5) Using Akkhan's Addendum in hand and cubing Furnace is bad idea. Fate of the Fell effectively TRIPLES your damage.

6) Cord of the Sherma is a very understimated belt. It procs often and it procs your bracers really good. String of Ears is better for toughness though. And Vigilante Belt for more CDR.

7) With Akkhan's Addendum we can use Hasteful rune which gives massive attack speed boost. Attack speed on gear is not overimportant though, each 7% will just give you around 3% dps. One 5-7% on weapon is enough.

8) CDR on weapon is VERY important if you plan to reach 53,29% without Leoric's Crown

9) Shield Glare - Divine Verdict is possible for more DPS.

10) all ranged mobs are HORRIBLE.

I am still testing the potential in both SOLO and GROUPS . Heaven's Fury ramps up infinitely with attacks and Shield of Fury.

With my current gear, i do this damage to Blinded enemies in Holy rotation:

5 stacks of stricken/SOF: 56 BILLION DPS

10 stacks: 87 BILLION DPS

20 stacks: 160 BILLION DPS

50 stacks (on RG for example): 477 BILLION PER SECOND. lol

overall the problems of this build are all from akkhan set itself:

1) Low toughness. Very hard to survive

2) Wrath management problems without very high CDR/skills uptime.

3) Very low damage in the beginning, have to jump around and "ramp up".

Let's hope akkhan will get a solid buff in the future!

good CDR calculator here:


or just load: http://www.d3planner.com/

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