Diablo 3 Patch 2.6.1
Holy Hammerdin has received a significant boost before Season 11 and still remain one of the best Crusader builds. It is fairly powerful for soloing Rifts, both normal and high-level Greater Rifts. This build will not get you to the very top leaderboards spots, but it provides amazing damage and better mobility than Akkhan Condemn builds.
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Table of contents
- General information
- Recommended items
- Recommended skills
The entire build is based on the Seeker of the Light set which provides the following bonuses:
- Every cast of Blessed Hammer that hits an enemy reduces the remaining cooldown of Falling Sword and Provoke by 1 second (2/6)
- The Crusader takes 50% less damage for 8 seconds after landing with Falling Sword (4/6)
- Increases the damage of Blessed Hammer by 2000% and Falling Sword by 1000% (6/6)
Holy Hammerdin build utilizes high attack speed of Blessed Hammers, which not only allows to increase your damage through Bane of the Stricken Legendary Gem but also reduce your cooldowns when using Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac. Lower cooldowns grant you 100% uptime on Akarat's Champion, better mobility, and allow spamming all the available crusader buffs. This build provides great sustained damage, and good defenses, allowing to reach high Tier Greater Rifts, and smooth farming of all the content on all difficulty.
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Summon a blessed hammer that spins around the Crusader, dealing 320% damage as Holy to all enemies hit
Increases damage and area of effect
Your main DPS skill. Used to deal damage and reduce cooldowns
Launches the Crusader into the heavens and comes crashing down on enemies, dealing 1700% damage as Physical to everything within 14 yards of where they land
Each enemy hit reduces the cooldown of Falling Sword
Falling Sword is used as mobility skill, as well as to grant the 50% damage reduction buff from 4 pieces of your set
Taunts all nearby enemies and instantly generates additional 5 Wrath for every enemy taunted. Taunted enemies will focus their attention on the Crusader for 4 seconds
Too Scare To Run
Affected enemies have their attack speed reduced by 50% and movement speed slowed by 80% for 4 seconds
Great utility skill, that used in this build can be pretty much spammed to help you crowd control enemies and reduce their DPS
The Crusader explodes with the power of their order, increasing damage dealt by 35% and increasing their Wrath regeneration by 5 per second for 20 seconds
Grant additional 150% and also heals the Crusader to full life upon taking fatal damage. Can occur once per Akarat's Champion activation
Mandatory Crusader skill for every build. Provides amazing buffs, and with high cooldown reduction they can be sustained at all times
The Crusader's skin turns to iron, absorbing 50% of all incoming damage for 4 seconds
Increases duration of this buff to 7 seconds
Provide amazing damage reduction bonus. Mandatory skill for high GR pushing
||Laws of Valor
Passive: Recite the Law, granting the Crusader and their allies 8% increased Attack Speed
Active: Empower the Law, granting the Crusader and their allies 15% increased Attack Speed for 5 seconds
Reduces Wrath cost of all skills by 50% when activating the Law
This aura allows spamming Blessed Hammers while active
While wielding a one-handed weapon, you gain +15% Attack Speed, and all your cooldowns are reduced by 15%
Gain 1.5% additional Strength for every gem socketed into your gear
Increased all damage deal with weapons by 10%, and also heals you for 1% of your maximum Life each time you deal Holy damage
Upon receiving fatal damage, you do not die, instead, you are healed to 1 Life, and become immune to damage and all forms of crowd control, gaining 35% increased damage and additional 82526 Life per Kill for 5 seconds
This effect may only occur once every 60 seconds
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We hope you will enjoy this build as much as we did. And see you soon in the world of Sanctuary.
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