I love this thread! I am also havin some issues with gear and build . I have fotf and jekangbord right now. Im lookin for either bop or GF. I feel clunky but that's because I'm not using a wrath generator. Here is my build . I also have the aughilds and ashearas set in bank. Along with multiple other legendaries.
any help would go a long way with me . I also have no problem clearing t3 content and t4 so long as it's not single target lol .
Well for a mannercookie condem build you actually should use a BOP. Idk if you have one but you have a FOTF. With this weapon you can build an awesome T6 build too if not even a better one since you can choose the abitilties in a way that you have no need for melee range.
I don't think you have an Akkhan's 6pc but aim for it. It helps alot getting to T6.
As you are using Judgement Resolve you shouldn't stack any crit over 20%. Aim for CDR/CHD/SkillDmg/Elemental Dmg.
You could use something like this. But to use this build you actually need a Jekangbord (legendary shield). If you don't feel right with Provoke Charged Up(I would prefer it ) you could also go with Law of Valor: Critical. Reducing the cooldown of Akarat's Champion is essential as it's a giant burst cooldown. If you like this build i described ask me for more information. But since I know it's not the mannercookie build I don't want to write everything down for nothing
Wow your post is very helpful! I feel dumb never thinking about why I get CC on items when I'm using Judgement Resolved lol...
I'm currently trying to farm for Akkhan's and a Jekangbord. I would like to try out your build
I think you should try to aim for a new amulet with LightningDmg %,Strength,CD,CC. The elemental dmg should give you a nice boost. Also look out if you are able to get a higher cd roll on it than on your current.
But generally your itemization looks fine.
I think doing T4 you don't lack of dmg but of survival. Even though you got Blackthornes and Aughilds 3pc you have barely anything that heals you. You could try to go with other passives. I think you should do fine with swapping finery for Wrathful and Hold your ground for Renewal. It should make a significant difference. As with your paragon points go till max movement speed then strength. Take CHD=CC/IAS/CDR in this priorities. Skill through life regen and then armor %. In the last tab choose loh and then area dmg.
Is your FoTF reforged ? Yes nvm. No: reforge the dmg to holy dmg. a roll around 2.5k will give you more dmg than you have now. Why explanation follows.
As said earlier: If you play with Judgement: Resolve 20% crit is enough. No need for more. So take your SoJ and reforge the crit in crit damage. It's a nice damage plus.
And Charged Up: a key ability in your spec. If you use it with the Hit Me rune for more defense ok. But if you do it for damage, screw you :). Damage wise Charged up is way stronger.
For Heaven's Fury I would suggest the Ascendancy rune. The larger hitbox of this rune allows all your three beams to hit the same target. Huge damage
That the build feels clunky is no wonder. Yeah you use no generator, but you also have no CDR. I myself play a pretty similar build also with only the 4pc akkhan's. But I have so much CDR that im at a uptime of more than 50% (=downtime of <20 sec). So i have way more regeneration thanks to the high uptime of the champion and spend less of it. I don't think that you should run without a generator at this point. I suggest Punish: Retaliate at this point. Believe me it's awesome. For this spell just dump Law of Valor: Critical for now.
Hand in hand with this you can dump the passive Long Arm of the Law. Use holy cause instead. The 10% holy weapon damage(yeah thats the reason why to reforge to holy on a wep) and 1% healed are quite nice. (2.500 * 1,1 = 2.750 ). Using Punish gives you 15% blockChance of which you WANT to have a uptime of near 100%. So you can drop Hold your Ground and use Wrathful. More heal = Awesome.. Just try it and report back if it worked or not Feel free to blame me
Edit: Use Aughild's over Blackthornes. Best case with your current gear: Aughild's Chest+ Bracers; Blackthornes belt+boots. (Aughild's is stronger than Blackthorne's)
@immortalem ok cool I will try to do and use what you said. I believe I screwd my fotf up though . already re rolled it to a socket. But Ill work on the other things for sure and try punish and holy cause . Thanks for your input . I'm at work right now but soon as I can I'll try that out
Same here: you have almost no CDR (12,5% head 5% shoulders and maybe 10% paragon). Laws of Valor is a nice skill but you really don't need it. A reduction of blessed shield cost to 5 isn't necessary as you can use provoke often enough and will always have enough wrath while in akarats. The Law won't help you there and has a too big downtime while outside of akarat's. Try Judgement: Resolved instead. There's a reson so many ppl use it :). In any other aspects your build looks fine. As I don't know what you are farming and with what you have your troubles idk what to tell.
Min maxing would mean get a new jekangbord with 6 shields and not 5. If ysou decide to use Jedgement drop crit. On your rrog don't roll dmg but CHD.
Dropping Crit would mean to go for cdr on your rare ring, Take 10 points in paragon in crit and roll the crit of your ammy to CDR or Strength(as you prefer). I personally always aim for sth like 400k life. I played with 700k+ but also with 300k and think that 400k is just fine as you won't take that much damage with enough damage reduction and can heal properly with loh etc. So if you start liking CDR consider to reroll the cita on your akkhan's gaunlets to CDR. Maybe you also skill full cdr in paragon(idk if you already have). This way the cooldown on akarat's will be pretty low and the build get more and more fluent.
As with your ammy I would go for one with strngth,chd,cdr/cc (depends how you decide to play) and as a long term goal holy dmg instead of vite. In your build is no place for any attackspeed. It really doesn't help you at all.
I usually run t2-t4 pretty smoothly on my own and in group. Save AC for groups and then just continually blow the shit out of things. I have way better pants that I use but I like the 3 set of Cains for the MF. Any gear or spec suggestions would be appreciated!
I think you have some pretty nice gear but would aim for chd on the ammy.
Also I don't get why you go for attackspeed. Yeah it looks really nice in your sheet but two of your main damaging spells doesn't even scale on IAS(akarat's and condem). you just get rid of your Wrath faster which may result in some more healing but that's all. As long as you play a cooldown reliant build as crusader I personally would suggest anybody to use no IAS but as much CDR as they can get. In your case that would mean rigs,shoulders, gloves, and if possible to get another cains head socket. For more survibility and nice elite damage you could go for aughilds bracer/chest combi with a rorg. Getting a rorg would also free you one slot of the cains set allowing you for example to use your better pants(which the ever may be)
If you cleary don't want any cdr, still aim for CHD on you amu. Also a rorg will be nice since it allows you many set combinations. Golves IAS to CHD since you don't want to get as much damage from every point wrath you have as you can and not getting rid of it. On your rings you could consider going into sth like all res for more defense .
First I wouldn't recommend a Helm of Rule. BlockChance is one of the weakest stats for a Blessed Shield build, as only the first shield gains profit from BlockChance. For more about stacking BlockChance see here : http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-class-forums/crusader-the-church-of-zakarum/86698-the-house-of-flying-shields-support-hybrid-top-end?comment=27
Your Andarieal has pretty nice rolls. As you are aiming for a high CDR build to have almost perma Akarat's Champ I wouldn't suggest dropping the socket. Holy damage is very strong with this build and the socket will give you the ability to get 12,5% CDR which is the highest CDR part you can get (except 6pc Akkhans) in one part. Trying to get Akarat's to near perma a socket in your head can and will be very important and will free stats on other gear parts(eg ring/Amu). Idk if your weapon is already rerolled(would be insane if not). If not wait till patch and then try to get a high Holy Damage roll on it. Use Holy Cause and gain a big DPs boost and a nice healing boost(instead of hold your ground).
Nothing else that comes to my mind so far. Nice gear and give me dat gaunlets last piece missing for my 6pc XD
Thanks for your response. I was looking at the helms last night since I actually had a Helm of Rule plan drop. I'm still going to make one even if only for the sake of getting the transmog. My other considerations going into comparing it to my Andy's was the fact that I'd possibly "double-dip" with the added block chance giving both offensive and defensive benefit for one stat slot. Was trying to determine which healing passive would be more effective between Wrathful and Renewal if I obtained more block chance through Helm of Rule. I used to use Renewal when I had a 30% block chance nearly-perfectly-rolled Defender of Westmarch shield before my Jekangbord dropped, and it healed me for a shit load.
As for the mechanics of Blessed Shield, I'm about 90% certain that a blue confirmed that Blessed Shield does take into account total block chance, not just your shield's block chance. I'll have to search for it and if/when I find it, I'll edit my post and add it here.
I've been trying to decide if I should start stacking CDR now or wait until the other two Akkhan pieces drop(we all know how long that could take). The alternative idea was to try and change anything with +attack speed into resource cost reduction for now, and then once I got the 6pc set bonus, switch that resource cost reduction to CDR.
One last thing. Isn't +Elemental damage on weapons still bugged? As well as the Long Arm of the Law passive?
EDIT: So I couldn't find the blue post that I thought I saw, but I did find a different thread discussing it, and basically found out that though all of your total block chance is taken into account, it is only so for the first hit, and not all the additional bounces afterward. So while it would be a decent single-target damage increase, and more survivability, it would not be the best choice for higher AoE damage or total damage from Blessed Shield. Link here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12673657580
I wasn't saying that blockchance on gear isn't taken into account in my post i said it's weak since it's only the first hit I will answer the rest of your questions tomorrow(I'm EU so yeah...) and renewal versus wrathful depens on your gear. As said will look into it tomorrow and do some math for you.
I'm just trying to think a little outside the box here. Using Wrathful is only really effective if you have a lot of items that rolled with health globe healing bonuses. Renewal is a flat amount of healing, only dependent on how often you block. So essentially the two passives are both stat dependent but for different stats. And I'm also thinking that most of the time, the higher the torment, the higher the mob density, meaning more blocks and thus more healing. So idk, I like Renewal better. I just kind of wish my Jekangbord would've rolled with at least 22% block chance instead of the measly 16% it rolled with. =\ That Defender of Westmarch I had that had 30% block chance healed me constantly when I was using Renewal.
4th passive skill. Right now it is Finery. I used to use holy cause, but since I don't have holy damage on my weapon I realized that was pretty much a waste.
Judgement. I have 49% crit, so having that extra 80% may not really be benefitting me all that much. Would something more like Fist of Heaven be more useful here? I don't really have a wrath spender with this build/gear.
Im still looking for the remaining 4 pieces of the crusader set (just found the 2nd piece today). Also I enchanted the weapon already to get the socket, so I can't change the poison dmg to holy :(.
I was originally running a Heaven's Fury build, but I tried and tried and just could never get used to it. I strongly dislike having to aim the beam and frequently miss. Maybe when if I get the flail that enhances it, I'll try it again.
Anyway, I switched to using blessed hammers with limitless (since I have +34% holy dmg). I can clear T3 easily and T4 slowly, although single target is painfully slow. Generally, I feel like my damage is too low, but to get more I have to sacrifice so much toughness. Even with near 14 mil, I feel too squishy in T4.
@Ult15 - Maikeru... looking at your profile - you have way to much life/vit/tough. You cannnot "live" your way through elites/champ packs, you have to kill your way through them.You have no where near enough damage for T4.
You need to farm Act 1 Bounties for the ring RoRG and add a piece to Blackthorns. Also you need to craft two pieces of Aughilds and with that ring - get the 3 piece bonus. No one with 3 yellow items, especially jewelry, should expect to do T4 easily. And your weapon doesn't really sync with your build. You have no real heavy resource spender (how many blessed hammers do you really need?), so first priority is get another weapon. And the shield is not ideal, you have a build that screams I will go toe-to-toe with elites, but yet your shield concerns movement speed.
I clear T4 solo easily, and group for T5 without issue (on my own I would take to long in T5 to be efficient). I am just missing 1 more piece of Akkhan to adjust the build for T5. Remeber you are better off in the Torment level you can do efficiently than trying to do a higher level that slows you down a lot.
I wonder what I could do at adjust my build based on what I have. Most of your suggestions are to find items, but that isn't something that can be done quickly. I don't have the plans forAughilds and it might never drop, so I can't craft it now. I have been trying for the ring, but no luck yet.
I've been hoping for a new weapon but this is the best I've ever come across (which oddly enough, I found on my wizard).
I do have another shield, which is an Ivory Tower (STR/AR/Life/CC9.5), and I do have a leg Neck - Haunt of Vaxo (it has basically the same stats as my rare, with more STR and VIT instead of holy dmg). Despite putting that on and gaining 5% sheet dps, my damage feels lower because I lose the 15% holy damage from the rare neck.
Yeah - Crusaders are really not that efficient overall - we are mostly clunky and wrath regen sucks for the most part -- so we are very dependent on certain items.
I suggest this - Open a Torment 1 or 2 Rift and basically non-stop run through -- don't stop for "trash" -- just pull it all to the elites and champ packs you find. Kill it all, rinse and repeat -- popping every single chest you see. Kill Rift Lord. And then gamble your shards. First get someNemesisBracers, so that way you canequip them for Shrines and Pylons to spawn elites/champs. Then gamble to get some indestructible shoulders - that will keep costs down overall. Then gamble for Shields - you want one with a "orange" ability that helps you kill stuff. And craft the biggest Red Gems you can for gear - forget resistances. In your helm you want either MF or CDR. STR is the most important stat overall.
Repeat this until your eyes bleed. Every time you drawl a blank and are skunked for a legendary in a Rift run - go do a Act 1 Bounty fast and then go back to Rifts again. Every 2-3 Rifts - go do another Bounty, repeat this cycle until you get the Bounty Reward Cache. Restart game and do it again until you have the RoRG.
And yes ignore the paper-doll sheet for damage (IAS is way to highly rated for Crusaders for example), until Blizzard actually makes it useful -- I just track the amount of crit damage I do on a monster and adjust from there. And remember Armor is more important for most defense concerns.
Eventually, your main goal will be to have the "right" about of CDR along with Elite Damage Increases.
Wearing pretty much the best gear I have. Have a few other items including a Votiya's, Kassar's, and a Final Witness.
Needing some help with build plus advice on what to spend my shards on. T1 is on farm, T2 can be a struggle. Any help would be appreciated!
If you're running a lightning-based build without 6pc Akkhan's, hammers are the way to go.
Firstly, you want to gem your gear properly. I generally tend to prefer rubies. Then some reforging. Reforge falling sword damage on your shoulders to allres. Reforge the blessed shield damage on your helm to blessed hammer damage. Reforge the life on hit on your legs to 2 sockets. Reforge the fist of the heavens damage on your shield to blessed hammer damage. Reforge the shield bash damage on your boots to blessed hammer damage.
Definitely doesn't have to be a lightning based build. I'm just trying to find a build I can roll with. Been trying to get some reforges done. Got the pants and the shoulders done, reforged the shield but I'm having no luck with that. Trying to upgrade rubies and get them in my chest / pants.
Any suggestions on an actual spec? I tried changing to Hammers, but it feels weaker than Fist. Any suggestions on what to spend my shards on?
Use your shards for Shields and 2H weapons only. ( Shield > 2H weapon). Cuz all of the other slots will be used for our set anyway, so there is no point in spending shards on other things than weapons and shields.
I personally run a BS build - its important to have the Jankenboard though. So maybe a suggestion for you: get holy damage, try to get the Jankeboard from Kadala und a 2H weapon with pref. a socket, str and holy dmg on it.
Here is the link to my crusader if you wanna have a look: