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1. BEGINNER GUIDES & SET DUNGEONS
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
► Road to Torment: A Diablo 3 Guide for New Players by Destoryar
► Beginner’s Gearing Guide by Rhykker
► 4 Simple Options All Players Should Know About by Rhykker
► How to Farm ____! (Fill in the blank) by Storytime42
► RoS Followers (Level 70) Complete Guide by AshTag / Perusoe
⛨ NEW CRUSADER GUIDES
► 2.6.1 Best Crusader Builds by Angry Roleplayer
► Crusader Leveling and Fresh 70 Guide by Deadset
► DeadSet’s Guide Collection on Icy Veins
⛨ SET DUNGEON GUIDES
► Crusader Set Dungeon Video Guides by Quin69
-Are there any Hardcore builds or guides, or do you plan on doing some separately in the Hardcore forum?
2. CRUSADER BUILDS
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 2.6.7? Aegis of Valor, the Crusader’s newest six-piece set, is currently one of the strongest in the game. Akkhan Condemn, 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.
► Hammerdin In-Depth Guide by Glimwick
► Holy Hammerdin by Angry Roleplayer
► Superhuman / Thrill Conquest Blessed Hammer by crayonsmind
► Akkhan Blessed Shield by Angry Roleplayer
► LoN Blessed Shield (Holy and Fire variants) by Ravashak
► LoD Blessed Shield by BagboyBrown
► Akkhan Condemn by Angry Roleplayer
► Akkhan / Sage Condemn DB Farming by DarthKitty1
► Crack Sader - Super Speed T13 No Pony by ThaPChild
► Legacy of Nightmares Condemn (Fire) by Dilligaf
► Legacy of Nightmares Condemn (Holy) by hiragi
► Fear Condemn Speed Build by Graveheart
► Triple Bane Condemn Build by Harnor
►Akkhan Condemn Quick Reference and Gameplay Footage by superturn
FIST OF THE HEAVENS BUILDS
► Fist of the Heavens by Angry Roleplayer
► Aegis of Valor / Norvald’s Fist of the Heavens by dmkt
► Aegis of Valor Blessed Ground by Mayroks87GR
► Aegis of Valor Fires of Heaven by Bluddshed
► Akkhan Holy Machinegun by Angry Roleplayer
► Holy Shotgun by lao113
► Lazy Shotgun by AdamADisco
► Sader Rift Guardian Killer by Achilles 1743
► Godly Gatling Gun by Ravashak
► Horse Phalanx Akkhan by Zalarill
► Phalanx Commander (Petsader) by JAB1012
► Phalanx Bowmen by Drahque
► T13 Crusader Death Glare by DarthKitty1
► Shield Bash Builds GR 80+ (Unity & Block Versions) by Angry Roleplayer
► 2.3 Hybrid Roland’s Fire Sweep Attack / Shield Bash by ppuno
► Roland Sweep Attack Lightning by Deadset
► H-Bomb by Harnor
► Invoker Punish by Drahque
► Ultimate LoN Bombardment Guide by CALLMEOCT
► Melee Bomber by Angry Roleplayer
► 5pc Akkhan / 2pc Invoker by Roph
► Speed T10 / Death’s Breath Farming by Drahque
► Thorns ‘The Thrill’ Conquest by nitrosnwbdr
► Guardian of the Trove by DarkOmicron
This is really looking good… you’re currently Trust Level 2… have you asked Nevalistis to upgrade you to level 3 ?
You can find Nevalistis’s e-mail here: Problem with links in posts
3. ITEMS, GEMS, CRAFTING & COSMETICS
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
► Bounty-Exclusive Legendary Items from DiabloHub
► D3 Max Stats. A useful tool for looking up the possible affix rolls on any item.
► Kanai’s Cube Mechanics from the Game Guide
► Kanai’s Cube Hands-On Tutorial by Flux
► Quick Reference for Gem Crafting Costs
► Legendary Gem Calculator by jerbookins
► List of all Wings, Cosmetics, Pets, and Promos by MissCheetah
The updated link for that list is:
Hasn’t been finalized yet… MissCheetah and Tias are still working on it, I think.
The job of editing / deleting all these replies is going to be tedious at best…
4. GAME MECHANICS
You don’t have to be a Crusader to appreciate these guides on general game mechanics. Educating yourself on the inner workings of Diablo 3 will help your performance with all classes.
► Diablo 3 Character Planner by Riv. A comprehensive character simulator that also contains a full list of skill proc rates and attack speed breakpoints.
► Cooldown Reduction Calculator by mew0ng
► Web-Based Convention of Elements Timer by RNR13
► Season + Non-Season Paragon Calculator from d3bg
► Area Damage Explained by Quin
► Complete List of Monster Progression in Greater Rifts by Silec
► Diablo 3 Difficulty Overview from Diablofans
► Elemental Skill Damage Explained by Druin
► A Game of Thorns - Thorns Mechanics Guide by MightyMidgit
► The Effectiveness of Stacking Resource Cost Reduction by Zamga
► Elite Affix Types and %Damage Reduction Mechanics by Nagash & Bagstone
► RoS Followers (Level 70) Complete Guide by AshTag / Perusoe
► Should You Be Stacking All Resistance or Armor? by Diem_E37
► How far is a yard onscreen? from diablo.incgamers
Thank you for doing this!
5. CRUSADER SKILL MECHANICS
In-game tooltips are useful, but often they don’t tell the full story. These articles explain the internal mechanics of the Crusader’s many skills, and how to use them to one’s advantage.
► The BIG Thorns Guide, Part 2: Thorns Gear by Angry Roleplayer
► Proc rates for all Crusader skills, from D3MaxStats
► Information on Firestarter Mechanics by Spongebob
► Invoker Interactions by Hypnos164
► Flail of the Ascended - Bugs and Problems by WWWJam
► Guide to Pet Attack Speed by Dialysis
► Shield Bash and Block Chance
► The Tao of Avatars by JAB1012. A comprehensive guide to the avatars summoned by different Crusader skills and items.
► How to Stutter Step by LuckyGaming
Gratz for getting pinned… is this it here or do you need more replies ?
6. COMMUNITY RESOURCES: STREAMS, VIDEOS, FANSITES & PATCH NOTES
► Commonly Used Terms and Abbreviations in Diablo 3 by Jaetch
► The Church of Zakarum on DiabloFans
► DiabloFans Build Creator
► Diablo 3 Reddit
► Crusader Reddit
► Icy Veins: Diablo 3 News & Guides
► Blizzard Customer Service Twitter
► Diablo Twitter
The filter is rejecting my attempts to hyperlink the patch notes.
► Most Recent Patch: 2.6.7
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Thanks for doing this WordMaster, have another reply!
… and another reply (
:smile: counts for 7 characters - woot !)
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.
Lovely read, weapon mastery and skill honing
Have another reply. Nice that someone is doing this.
Informative resource compilation … great job! … adding to the mix.
Akkhan Fear Condemn alternative for speeds
Please add this build to the THORNS & BOMBARDMENT BUILDS section:
See the build details here. Copy and paste please as, for some reason, the forum won’t let me post an active link to the character planner: