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    posted a message on How efficient T6 Rift farming can be... (if you have good gear and good clanmates)
    Carried by exploding palm :D naah but in all honesty, nice video and nice clearing speed :)
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Crusader Cruising Through T5, 2h Shield Thrower (Video included)
    Quote from Ashbjorn

    Although the spec looks very interesting and fun with all the shield bouncing around the time spent on killing Elites is jaw dropping slow; makes me wonder if you did not include a Rift fight on purpose since it could highlight the one big possible flaw in your setup? My current build allows me to do T4 while in a group, but solo I cannot take the beating since Provoke taunt's all them mobs and they just clobber you to death. Coupled with the fact that the Crusader has little abilities that allow you to escape (getting boxed in by wallet with some arcane beams means you're dead no matter what) I am a bit skeptic if someone posts a build that "Facerolls T4/T5".

    I haven't found a nice build yet that would allow me to do T4/T5 in solo setup, the crusader is very strong in a group though so T4 is no issue. I really wonder what kind of setup is required (besides 6PC Crusader set) that will create a comfortable experience for T4/5/6 without taking ages to kill something; makes you wonder if Crusader was ever meant to be enjoyed in that regard, because so far I haven't found it yet (but that's personal of course).

    (No offense meant to your build, I will be trying it out for sure, since I was lucky enougg to get a 6R Jankenbord ;-)
    Killing elites jaw dropping slow? i have to strongly disagree, elites are EXACTLY where this build shines and i feel like u didnt watch the video :D I provoke enemies in T6 groups without having any survivability issues because of Life Per Wrath spent. I didnt post the rift guard fight because i cant post as long video's as i want, but like i said in the guide, single target damage is poor with this build and its nothing im trying to hide, i actually give options on how to deal with single target.
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Crusader Cruising Through T5, 2h Shield Thrower (Video included)
    Quote from daizuke

    Really nice build.

    Been useing it the last new days.

    I have a question though.

    Do passive HOLD YOUR GROUND effect the DMG output off your Blessed shields?
    Yes it does :) i believe using punish increases the dmg too :)
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Fate of the Fell
    Is the damage black damage or elemental damage? if its black damage u will definetly go under 2,6k if u remove the 7% damage :S
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Crusader Cruising Through T5, 2h Shield Thrower (Video included)
    Hello guys, im here to bring my own version of the Blessed Shield build, wich ive been working on since the buff. This is not much different than other shield thrower builds, but this is my take on it, and how i play it / itemize it, probably one of the main difference to some of the great shield thrower builds people have posted is that im using a 2h weapon instead of the 1h flail!

    im gonna list the abilities i use and why i use them. I will also talk about itemization, what items to get, how to reroll them and so on.

    Abilities:
    1Shield Glare - Zealous Glare
    I picked this ability for the Wrath regen, wich is extremly needed with my build, its also a nice CC, combined with Akarats Champion - Rally it becomes an almost perma CC ability!

    2Provoke - Charged Up
    This is also a multipurpose ability, its the best wrath regen skill in our arsenal, it taunts enemies so they are gathered making Blessed Shield much more efficient, and ofc its a nice dps boost with pretty low CD.

    3Akarat's Champion - Rally
    This ability is amazing, lets you spam Provoke and Shield glare, provides a huge wrath regen increase and if u get in a tight situation it gives you an extra life!

    4Phalanx - Bowmen
    This your single target damage boost, this build (and crusader overall) is extremly lacking of any type of single target, so this is pretty much the best ability to help with that issue. Also if ppl are wondering Bodyguard rune is way worst than bowmen, not only because of the utlity factor of bowmens beeing ranged, but because of the simple fact Bowmen absolutly destroy Bodyguards in terms of damage. you can have 2 bodyguards up for 10seconds, every 30seconds dealing 280% weapon damage, so since there is 2 bodyguard its effectively 560% weapon damage, now lets take a look at bowmens, 4 bowmen up for 5 seconds, every 15seconds dealing 180% weapon damage, again since there is 4 of them its effectively 720% weapon damage, and the uptime of both of these runes are exactly the same, in 60 seconds u will have the bodyguards up 2 times for a total of 20seconds, the bowmens will be up 4 times also for a total of 20seconds, i rly think blizzard should buff the bodyguards, simply because they are melee and they have a longer cooldown making them imo worst for utlity / on demand burst.

    5Justice - Hammer of pursuit
    This is pretty obvious, the main purpose is to regen wrath but i took the Hammer of Pursuit rune just to help with the lack of single target damage. The good thing about justice is that its Holy damage wich will scale with holy damage we are getting from gear (more on that in the gear part)

    6Blessed Shield - Shattered Throw
    The monster, probably the highest damage skill the crusader have (if u have jakengbord), the potential ammount of ricochets is insane, up to 36 shield PER CAST (more on this in the gear part) making this ability a beast AOE ability, but EXTREMLY lacking in terms of single target dps, thats why i have Phalanxes and Hammer of Pursuit.

    The gear:
    Stats to look for and why:
    Holy Damage:
    This will boost our main ability wich is Blessed Shield - Shattered Throw, it will also boost the damage of Hammer of Pursuit, helping us further with our lack of single target damage.

    Crit, Critdmg, no attack speed:
    With this build u get easly resource starved, so casting Blessed Shield as little as possible for as big damage as possible is ur best option, u need to stack Crit Chance and Crit Damage but stay away from attack speed, it will do nothing but hurt your effective dps and just inflate your dps to a point that u cannot keep up with resources.

    Cooldown Reduction:
    This is the stat we are gonna stack instead of Attack speed, this stat is rly good all around for crusaders, not only it has a HUGE effect on Akarat's Champion cooldown, i also value Cooldown reduction as a resource generating stat, because it will lower the cooldown of Provoke and Shield Glare effectively giving you more resource gain. Believe it or not but this stat will also help us with a problem i mentioned before, our single target damage, with enough CDR u can have a rly good uptime on Phalanxes, helping your single target ALOT, also as i just said it will reduce the cooldown of Provoke giving you more single target damage.

    Ability Damage:
    So i would try to stack as much ability damage as you can, specially Blessed Shield damage, few spot to get it is Boots and Helm, i would never sacrifice Crit chance on helm for Blessed Shield damage unless u have a insane ammouont of crit without it (close to 60%). Some items can roll both if u get lucky ;)

    Gear to look for:
    Jekangbord (only must have item):
    This is the bread and butter of this build, without this shield this build is not worth it. This shield will make you potentially shoot 36 shields with ONE cast, with the shattered rune everytime u hit a enemy with your shield it will break into 3 additional shields, the Jekangbord will make your shield ricochet 6 additional times ( if perfectly rolled) for a total of 9 ricochets, so 9*3 = 27 and the initial 9 hits making it 36 hits with one cast, if there is enough enemies around and the shields dont bug out wich they do sometimes.

    Broken Crown:
    If u get lucky enough to roll main stat, crit, atk speed + a random stat without enchanting it, broken crown can be a very good helmet, because u can potentially have Crit, atk speed, main stat AND Blessed Shield damage.

    Andariel's Visage:
    Not much to say about this beast, get one with Holy Damage, try to get as low fire damage taken as possible and roll the random affix into crit. If u r the luckiest guy on earth and happen to get the random affix as crit, reroll atk speed into Blessed Shield damage and u have one of the best helm u can possibly have, to get one Kadala is your friend ;)

    6 Piece Crusader set:
    Here is for hoping right? i only have 2 piece my self, but im 100% sure that with our itemization including CDR, if we could get our hands on the 6 piece bonus this build would become absolutly crazy, with enough CDR u can get pretty close to perma Akarats Champion. The base CD is 90sec, the set removes 50% making it 45sec, and then u have to keep in mind that akarats champion it self lasts 20second, effectively making it only a 25sec cooldown WITHOUT any CDR, really really strong set!

    Taskers And Theo:
    Havent done much testing with these since i only got a terrible pair of them, but i can confirm that they work with Phalanx, making them RLY strong for single target damage wich is the reason we take them in the first place.

    Stone of Jordan:
    Not much to say about this, Holy damage + up to 30% elite damage? yes plz!

    Reaper Wraps
    Havent got a pair of these my self yet, but just by looking at them u know they were made for this build, good pair of bracers to get!

    Harrington Waistguard
    The bonus damage from the legendary affix is absolutly insane for higher torment, the best part is that it doesnt only work from chests, but also armor / weapon racks, bodies, and things on the ground like the broken floor tile and stuff like that. (you will see me use it on a pack in the video)

    How to play this build:
    When u start a fight u always want to lead with a Shield Glare to get wrath (unless full wrath), so try to hit as many mob as possible with your shield glare to get the max out of it, when u run out of Wrath, use provoke to get more Wrath again, basicly u rotate between these 2 cooldowns to get your wrath, if both happens to be on cooldown use a few Justice. About phalanxes, the way i use them is to clean up, and to do damage when im out of wrath using Justice, so everytime u running out of Wrath and both Provoke and shield glare are on CD pop ur phalanxes. Another way i utilize phalanx is when ive taken down a big pack of mobs and there is only a few mobs left with low hp, pop phalanx and let them clean it up. Against single targets and bosses there is not much to say, just keep spamming phalanx and provoke, when u have wrath use Blessed Shield when u dont use Justice, a good tactic is also leading single targets into groups, as soon as your shield start bouncing off other targets ur dps increases by a HUUGE ammount.

    My Profile:
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Njoy-2888/hero/38474532
    Video of mowing down T5
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQzvJb-ToZY&feature=youtu.be
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Lightning Thorns Block Build! (videos included)
    im just gonna list a few bulletpoints of the build and let you watch the videos (this build and the video's are post iron skin hotfix, so the build is live and working right now!).






    • Thorns is a big part of the build, combined with Iron Skin - Reflective Skin






    • High Block chance: The block chance is for proccing Thundergod's Vigor belt and Punish - Roar






    • Provoke - Charged Up, this is a HUGE dmg increase if u have semi high atk speed and using Blessed Hammer - Thunderstruck wich ticks very fast, therefor proccing charged up ALOT.






    • Condemned - Vaccuum, i simply cant live without this spell, its so easy to gather everything up for hammers + Weapon procc.






    Here is a video of a bit of farming in a T2 Nephalem Rift, and a unedited compilation of Elite kills, including Double pack kills and Triple pack kill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofVH2ImAh1s&feature=youtu.be
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjAcDVd7eW0&list=UU-8zUTK511THUJ7gg8I-46w

    Here is my battlenet profile with my gear and skills. (i switch from 2h to 1h time to time, the 1h i use is a 2300dps Mad Monarchs Scepter for the insane poison nova proc)

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/njoy-2888/hero/38474532
    http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/njoy-2888/Njoy/38474532

    EDIT:Seems like Battlenet profiles are rly broken right now :S wich breaks the diabloprogress profile too :S i have 804k UB dps with my 2hander and 6-7m toughness.

    EDIT2: My gear was broken ingame thats why it shows so low stats in the profile, i will log out later to update just not now, since the servers are lagging and i got DC'ed and had to wait in queue for 15min :D Sorry guys
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Hardest Boss ROS , on hardest mode: World First Clear.
    u r using the broken rune for the light ray ability, it can do like 80m per tick so no credit for the kill sry :D
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Datamining: Stat Caps Removed, and More; BlizzCon Store Online Sale Now Open, Blue Posts, Remember When...?
    Quote from Diablerie

    wait what? I thought CD/CC/AS were getting capped like hell. now there will be NO CAP at all?

    unless you mean the paragon point thingie? we'll be able to put as many points into them as we want?

    well there never was a cap so we are back to normal, only cap for those stats were how much u can get them from gear, no hardcap
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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