Crusader Endgame Thorns Build with The Invoker Set

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Diablo 3 Crusader Builds:

This is what Blizzard has said about the background of the Crusader History.

” Crusaders are unbending champions of faith and law. These living fortresses use impenetrable plate and towering shields to wade through scores of foes, leaving demonic bodies smoldering in their wake.

The thick of battle is unforgiving, but crusaders rush in without hesitation, relying on holy magic and heavy armor to guarantee victory. Well-trained crusaders are adept at deflecting attacks entirely, often shrugging off massive blows that would fell lesser combatants. If pressed, they can sacrifice speed and mobility for pure staying power.

Bone-crunching flails and wicked shields are perfect for melee, but crusaders are hardly limited to extinguishing evil at close range. When one of these divinely empowered warriors joins battle, blazing fire and blinding light follow, smiting entire packs of enemies who dare to resist judgment.” Link Here on the stats of the character

Main question that everyone wonders is do they actually have any good builds that can help they move up in the ladders of Greater Rifts or even be a great support player.

For me I have have seen only a few set builds that D3 players are actually playing, which are Set of Invoker which is Thorns Build and Armor of Akkhan Build. I’m going to show you how to actually build it effectively so you can be able to play well in game. Understand that depending on the stats of your gear I won’t know how much damage it will do so you’ll want to pay close attention it, main goal is look for ancient gear for your sets builds that will help a lot. Usually they are good but sometimes they aren’t.

Thorns Set Build: and here is what you need to do it. Its a Green Legendary set not Orange and you will see the stats on it for Thorn damage.
Head: Crown of the Invoker
Shoulders: Burden of the Invoker
Torso: Aquila Cuirass (Best in Slot Choice) or Heart of Iron Heart of Iron
Wrists: Shackles of the Invoker
Hands: Pride of the Invoker
Waist: Belt of the Trove
Legs: Renewal of the Invoker
Feet: Zeal of the Invoker
Amulet: The Traveler’s Pledge
Ring #1 Slot: The Compass Rose
Ring #2 Slot: Justice Lantern
Weapon: Hack
Off-hand: Vo’Toyias Spiker (Best in Slot Choice) or Akarat’s Awakening

Active Skills:
Punish with Celerity Rune
Steed Charge with Endurance Rune
Laws of Justice with Decaying Strength Rune
Iron Skin with Reflective Skin Rune
Provoke with Hit Me Rune
Akarat’s Champion with Prophet Rune

Passive Skills:
Iron Maiden
Hold Your Ground

Paragon Points: How you should spend it in order of the number.
1.Movement Speed up to 25% cap
4.Maximum Wrath
1. Cool-down Reduction
2.Attack Speed
3.Critical Hit Chance
4.Critical Hit Damage
1.All Resistance
2.Life %
4.Life Regeneration
1.Area Damage
2.Life on Hit
3.Gold Find
4.Resource Cost Reduction

Bane of the Trapped
Boyarsky’s Chip
Bane of the Stricken
Helm: Flawless Royal Diamond
Torso and Pants: Flawless Royal Ruby and Flawless Royal Diamond Flawless
Weapon: Flawless Royal Topaz

Their you have it on the first build of Thorns so you can test if this is an area you want to try. Remember the damage will depend on the gear stats and paragon level. You can watch the video here to see a sample.

Video is by JHow Gaming

 Akkhan Set Build:   The core of this mobile fighting, AoE-oriented build still lies in the six piece bonus of the Akkhan set, attained through the following pieces

Head: Helm of Akkhan
Shoulders: Pauldrons of Akkhan
Torso: Breastplate of Akkhan
Wrists: Strongarm Bracers
Hands: Gauntlets of Akkhan
Waist: Vigilante Belt
Legs: Cuisses of Akkhan
Feet: Sabatons of Akkhan
Amulet: Hellfire Amulet
Ring #1: Focus
Ring #2: Restraint
Weapon: Blade of Prophecy
Off-hand: Frydehr’s Wrath

Active Skills:
Slash with Guard Rune
Iron Skin with Steel Skin Rune
Laws Of Valor with Unstoppable Force Rune
Condemn with Vacuum Rune
Provoke with Too Scared To Run Rune
Akarat’s Champion with Prophet Rune

Passive Skills:
Heavenly Strength
Long Arm Of The Law

Paragon Points: How you should spend it in order of the number.
1.Movement Speed up to 25% cap
4.Maximum Wrath
1.Cooldown Reduction
2.Critical Hit Damage
3.Critical Hit Chance
4.Attack Speed
1.All Resistance
2.Life %
4.Life Regeneration
1.Area Damage
2.Resource Cost Reduction
3.Life on Hit
4.Gold Find

Also here is the video in action so you can get the idea down.

Let us know your thoughts on these 2 set builds that we have shared.