Using the best Diablo 3 Crusader build for Season 27 will be absolutely essential for players wanting to push the limits of what’s possible. The better the build, the better the chance you have of topping the Diablo 3 Leaderboards.
Naturally, with every new season you’ll need to reevaluate which builds are worth sticking with, especially for solo greater rift pushing. Unless you’re seriously not fussed in which case you might as well use whatever playstyle you prefer; or alternatively the Angry Chicken Witch Doctor build because it’s just bonkers.
That said, we imagine that if you’re reading this you want to know what Crusader build to run use in the current season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, or a seasoned pro, it always helps to assess your options before you start levelling up and beginning that new season grind. Especially when new seasonal features like Soul Shards, Ethereal Weapons – and now Sanctified Powers in Season 27 – can massively alter the meta too.
Assuming you’ve read our Diablo 3 Tier List for Season 27, you’ll likely already know the best S Tier builds from the F Tier flops. However, if you read on we’ll take you through everything you need to know to ensure you have the best Crusader build for Solo Greater Rift Pushing in Season 27.
Is The Crusader Good In Diablo 3 Season 27?
It depends on how generous you’re feeling.
There are no S-Tier build options for the Crusader class in Season 27, but there are three decent A-Tier options for you to select from.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that one of the Crusader builds was actually ranked the 9th best in the season by Rhykker (see video further down).
In short, the Crusader might not be as well represented as it once was, but it’s still a decent class to opt for in the right circumstances.
What is the Best Crusader Build in Diablo 3 Season 27
The Aegis of Valor Heaven’s Fury build has finally been knocked from it’s perch, having been in the S-Tier category for as far back as we can remember.
From Season 27, the best Crusader build you can opt for is the Akkhan Codemn Crusader build, which has seen a big jump from C-Tier last season.
Keep reading, we’ll explain everything else you need to set up your Crusader build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.
Akkhan Condemn Crusader Gear Setup
As the name suggests this Diablo 3 Season 27 build uses the Akkhan set and we’re looking to make use of the six-piece bonus. For those who don’t know here’s how it works:
|2 Piece||Reduce the cost of all abilities by 50% while Akarat’s Champion is active.|
Reduce the cooldown of Akarat’s Champion by 50%.
While Akarat’s Champion is active, you deal 2000% increased damage and take 50% less damage.
It’s worth noting that for this build, we’ll only equip five pieces of the Akkhan set, which we’ll amplify with Ring of Royal Grandeur in our Kunai’s Cube slot.
Now let’s take a closer look at the items you want to equip. In addition, if you follow the links you’ll also be able to take a closer look at the item stats on the official Diablo 3 website.
|Helm||Helm of Akkhan|
|Chest||Breastplate of Akkhan|
|Boots||Captain Crimson’s Waders|
|Amulet||Talisman of Akkhan|
|Off-hand weapon||Unrelenting Phalanx|
Best Kanai’s Cube Slot Choices
The table below will give you a run-through of the best options for the Kanai’s Cube slots when assembling your Crusader build. As mentioned, we must use the Ring of Royal Grandeur to ensure we get our 6 piece set bonus.
|Weapon Slot||Blade of Prophecy|
|Armor Slot||Captain Crimson’s Waders|
|Jewellery Slot||Ring of Royal Grandeur|
Best Crusader Active Skills
The table below will give you a run-through of the best active skills to choose from when assembling your Crusader build.
|Condemn||Unreleased Skill Rune|
|Akarat’s Champion||Prophet Skill Rune|
|Laws of Hope||Wings of Angels Skill Rune|
|Phalanx||Bowmen Skill Rune|
|Justice||Sword of Justice Skill Rune|
Best Crusader Passive Skills
The table below will give you a run-through of the best passive skills to choose from when assembling your Crusader build.
|Heavenly Strength||You can wield a two-handed weapon in your main hand while bearing a shield in your off hand. Your damage dealt is reduced by 20%.|
|Lord Commander||The cooldown of Steed Charge is reduced by 25% and Bombardment by 35%.
Damage dealt by Phalanx is increased 20%.
|Long Arm of the Law||Increase the duration of the Active effect of all Laws by 5 seconds.|
|Finery||Gain 1.5% Strength for every gem socketed into your gear.|
Season 27 Sanctified Powers
In Season 27 Blizzard is adding a new type of consumable item called Angelic Crucibles. Once uncovered by Nephalem, these heavenly artifacts can be used to Sanctify any equippable Legendary item. Sanctifying an item reforges it to have perfect Ancient-level stats on all affixes while also preserving the item’s Legendary Power.
However, it also adds one of three new Sanctified Powers unique to each class. For our Crusader Build, the best power to opt for is Sanctified Falling Sword. Here’s what it does:
- After casting Falling Sword, you descend from the sky with two Archangels that can cast Consecration and Condemn.
As for which Legendary item we would sanctify, we’d personally opt for the Crusader’s main weapon, the Blade of Prophecy.
Best Crusader Follower
Like many other classes in Diablo the best follower to pick is the Enchantress since she is the best option to help with cooldown reduction.
Unlike the Templar or Scoundrel, the Enchantress can use Prophetic Harmony to reduce your skills’ cooldowns by 5.00% based on the Enchantress’s Intelligence on her equipment. As such it goes without saying that when it comes to her stats you want to improve Intelligence on every piece of gear.
If you’re looking for a really comprehensive guide on the Enchantress follower skills and gear, follow the link to a brilliant overview from icy-veins.com
Aegis of Valor Heaven’s Fury video guide
At the time of writing, the go-to Diablo expert we refer to (Rhykker) hasn’t made a video on the new Akkhan Condemn Crusader, yet.
But if you have a watch of his tier list video below, he goes into a bit more detail on the Akkhan Condemn Crusader at the 19:36 mark. Give it a watch, we’ve no doubt you’ll learn something.
Alternative Diablo 3 Crusader builds in Season 26
As we noted previously there are very few alternative options for Crusaders in Season 27.
There’s certainly nothing stronger than the Akkhan Condemn Crusader, however if you want some alternative A-Tier options, then check out either of the two builds mentioned and linked, just below.
That’s it – everything you need to know about the best Diablo 3 Crusader build for Season 27.
If you’re looking for more Diablo 3 Tier Lists, Builds and tips then you’ll find plenty more guides on the links below:
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