Welcome! This is a reference work created by the Crusader community. Its purpose is to provide a useful resource for players, especially those who are new to the Crusader class. If you’re looking for detailed guides, information on skill mechanics, or engaging gameplay streams, you’ll find them all in the links below.
You can help improve the compendium by posting your own suggestions for what I should include. If any of the guides I’ve linked seem outdated or irrelevant, please let me know about that as well. Thanks for your support, and stay in the Light.
A note on links: I now have the trust level to post links to certain websites like Blizzard and YouTube, but fansites like IcyVeins and Diablofans are unfortunately still blocked. I can get around that by wrapping these URLs in tick marks (`) but you won’t be able to click on them. My final goal is to make this thread a Wiki so that the community can collaborate on it, but I do not yet have trust level 3. Once I do, I will be able to create a Wiki.
Starting a new class can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several guides specifically created for new Crusaders. Take a look at these, and you’ll be pushing into higher Torments and mastering your set dungeons in no time. Welcome to the crusade!
⛨ NEW PLAYER GUIDES
► Diablo 3 Difficulty Overview by Bagstone https://d3resource.com/difficulties/index.php
The Crusader has a wide variety of fun, viable builds to fit many different playstyles. With the right combination of skills and gear, you can turn your Crusader into a powerful ranged attacker, an unstoppable melee tank, or a phalanx-summoning lord commander. New players should turn on elective mode in the options menu to freely assign any skill to any hotkey.
Are you looking for popular Crusader builds in 2.6.5? Akkhan Condemn is one of the strongest solo builds in the game. Roland Sweep Attack, Seeker Blessed Hammer, LoN Blessed Shield, LoN Bombardment, LoN Condemn, and Invoker Thorns are all great options too. Heaven’s Fury Crusaders can also act as Rift Guardian killers in group play.
In Diablo 3, a character’s power is highly dependent on the items he or she equips. Items can boost your Crusader’s stats, provide useful effects, and even alter the way skills work. Read these articles to discover the variety of items available to you, including crafted gear, bounty-exclusive loot, legendary gems, and cosmetics.
►Legendary Drop Rates & Blood Shard Prices for 2.6.1 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cM-s4e66ql2zsrkfkfKXmvVJ4zmngzxdzVLk9gvLvT8/htmlview#
► Bounty-Exclusive Legendary Items from DiabloHub http://www.diablohub.com/database/sorting/bounty-bags
► D3 Max Stats.A useful tool for looking up the possible affix rolls on any item. http://www.d3maxstats.com
It looks like this new compendium is really starting to come together! Thanks to everyone who participated in the discussion and upvoted this thread to help it get pinned. I will post an update once I’ve earned TL3 and can start a Wiki. If anyone reading this already has TL3 and would like to add this information to their Wiki, that would be awesome too.
@Schyzo: Thank you for your kind words!
@Zeeloyd: There is one build specifically designed to survive through disconnects on Hardcore: Guardian of the Trove, by DarkOmicron. I will look for more Hardcore specific guides to add. That is a fantastic idea.
@Boubou: Thanks for the heads up. I have already exchanged posts with Nevalistis here. After reviewing my account, she was able to raise my status to TL2, but I will have to earn TL3 on my own.
@Boubou: Thanks for the updated link. I will check it out ASAP. As for my replies, my plan is to cut and paste them all into one big post once I’ve finished copying everything over. That way, people will still be able to see them, but they won’t take up space within the body of the compendium.
@Zeeloyd: You’re welcome! Thank you again for the replies; they’re making this process go a lot more smoothly. If you have the time, please upvote and reply to the Necro compendium, so I can get the ball rolling on that as well.