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Roland's Legacy Sweep Crusader build - Diablo 3

Roland's Legacy Sweep Crusader build - Diablo 3

One of the best Crusader builds for the newest 2.6.4 Patch and Season 16

Roland's Legacy Sweep Attack
Crusader Build
Diablo 3 Patch 2.6.4

Roland's Legacy Sweep Attack is one of the strongest Crusader builds in Patch 2.6.4. It's on par with Akhan's Condemn and Invoker Thorns build in terms of high GR pushing. Ring of Royal Grandeur buff allows us to easily wear Endless Walk set which is an immense boost to the power of this build.

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Roland's Legacy build

Table of contents

  1. General information
  2. Recommended items
  3. Recommended skills

General information

The entire build is based on Roland's Legacy set:

  • Every cast of Shield Bash and Sweep Attack that hits an enemy reduces the cooldowns of Laws and Defensive Skills by 1 second (2 pieces)
  • Increases the Shield Bash and Sweep Attack damage by 13000% (4 pieces)
  • Every use of Shield Bash or Sweep Attack that hits an enemy grants 75% increased Attack Speed and 15% damage reduction for 8 seconds. This effect stacks up to 5 times. (6 pieces)

Thanks to Season 16 global event, where everyone has Ring of Royal Grandeur buff we are allowed wear Endless Walk set which provides:

  • While moving, all damage taken is reduced by up to 50% (2 pieces)
  • While standing still, all damage dealt is increased by up to 100% (2 pieces)

Roland's Legacy build is pretty straightforward to play - each consequent hit of Sweep Attack will make you attack way faster and receive much less damage. Each attack also reduces cooldowns of Laws and Defensive skills, which makes our Iron Skin or Laws of Valor buffs almost permanent. Activating Laws of Valor as well as Akarat's Champion on cooldown is mandatory for Wrath Regeneration, which allows using Sweep Attack without hesitation. Using Condemn with Vacuum Rune and Steed Charge allows us to group enemies for better clear speed.


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Recommended items

Equipment

Roland's Visage
Head - Roland's Visage
Stat priorities:
1) Increased Sweep Damage
2) Critical Strike Chance
3) Socket
4) Strength
5) Vitality
6) Secondary Res.
Socket: 
Cindercoat Chest - Cindercoat
Stat priorities:
1) Strength
2) Vitality
3) Reduced Damage from Elites%
Sockets: 
Special power:
Reduces the resource cost of Fire skills by 23–30%
Roland's Determination

Pants - Roland's Determination
Stat priorities:
1) Strength
2) Vitality
3) Armor
Sockets: 

Roland's Grasp Gloves - Roland's Grasp
Stat priorities:
1) Critical Hit Chance
2) Critical Hit Damage
3) Area Damage
4) Cooldown Reduction
Roland's Stride Boots - Roland's Stride
Stat priorities:
1) All Resistances
2) Strength
3) Vitality
4) Armor
Roland's Mantle

Pauldrons - Roland's Mantle
Stat priorities:
1) Increased Sweep Damage
2) Strength
3) Vitality
4) Life%
5) Cooldown Reduction

Strongarm Bracers Bracers - Strongarm Bracers
Stat priorities:
1) Fire damage%
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Strength
4) Vitality
5) Secondary res.
Special power:
Enemies hit by knockbacks suffer 20–30% more damage for 6 seconds
The Traveller's Pledge Amulet - The Traveller's Pledge
Stat priorities:
1) Fire damage%
2) Critical Hit Damage
3) Critical Hit Chance
4) Socket
5) Strength
The Compass Rose Ring - The Compass Rose
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Area Damage
5) Strength
The Witching Hour Belt - The Witching Hour
Stat priorities:
1) Attack Speed
2) Critical Hit Damage
3) Strength
4) Vitality
5) Life%
The Furnace Weapon - The Furnace
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) High Average Damage
3) Life Gain on Hit
4) Attack Speed
5) Damage%
Sockets: 
Special power:
Increases damage against elites by 40–50%
Denial Off-hand - Denial
1) Increased Sweep Damage
2) Critical Strike Chance
3) Area Damage%
4) Attack Speed
5) Strength
Special power:
Each enemy hit by your Sweep Attack increases the damage of your next Sweep Attack by 100-125%, stacking up to 5 times.
Bonus Items for Season 16
(thanks to built-in Ring of Royal Grandeur power)
Convention of Elements Ring - Convention of Elements
Stat priorities:
1) Socket
2) Critical Hit Chance
3) Critical Hit Damage
4) Area Damage%
5) Attack Speed
Special power:
Gain 150–200% increased damage to a single element for 4 seconds. This effect rotates through the elements available to your class in the following order: Arcane, Cold, Fire, Holy, Lightning, Physical, Poison
Kanai Cube powers
Golden Flense Golden Flense
Sweep Attack deals 225-300% increased damage and restores 6 Wrath for each enemy hit
Aquila Cuirass Aquila Cuirass
While above 90–95% of the primary resource, all damage taken is reduced by 50%
Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
Reduces the remaining cooldown of one of the skills by 1 second when hitting with a resource-spending attack
Legendary Gems
Bane of Trapped Bane of the Trapped
  • Increases damage done to enemies under the control-impairing effects by 15%
    Upgrade: +0.3% additional damage per Rank
  • Gain an aura that slows the movement speed of enemies within 15 yards by 30% (Requires Rank 25)
Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration
  • Gain 10.0% non-Physical damage reduction.
    Upgrade: +0.5% damage reduction per Rank
  • While below half Life, your resistances to Cold, Fire, Lightning, Poison, and Arcane are increased by 75% (Requires Rank 25)
Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken
  • Each attack you make against an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by 0.8%. Upgrade: +0.01% damage per Rank
  • Gain 25% increased damage against Rift Guardians and bosses (Requires Rank 25)

Recommended skills

Active Skills

Sweep Attack
Sweep Attack

Sweep a mystical flail through enemies up to 18 yards before the Crusader, dealing 480% damage as Physical


Blazing Sweep
Damage type changes to Fire, and enemies hit also burn for 120% damage as Fire over 2 seconds. This effect stacks, but is not renewed

Your main Damage skill. Each attack also decreases cooldowns of our Defensive and Law Skills
Iron Skin

Iron Skin
The Crusader's skin turns to iron, absorbing 50% of all incoming damage for 4 seconds


Flash
If the Crusader takes any damage while Iron Skin is active, their movement speed is increased by 60% and they can move through enemies unhindered. This surge of speed lasts 5 seconds. This effect is renewed, but it also does not stack

Iron Skin with Flash rune not only grants amazing defense but also a great movement speed boost

Condemn

Condemn
Build up a massive explosion, unleashing it after 3 seconds, dealing 1160% damage as Holy to all enemies within 15 yards


Vacuum
As the explosion charges up, it pulls enemies within 20 yards to the center of the blast every second. Every second increases the number of enemies it can pull. Does not affect enemies immune to Knockback

Main skill for gathering monsters into one position

Laws of Valor 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.

Unstoppable Force
Empowering the Law also reduces Wrath cost of all skills by 50%

It's a boost for our Damage and allows to use Sweep Attack without worrying about Wrath cost
Steed Charge

Steed Charge
Mount a celestial war horse that allows the Crusader to ride through enemies unhindered for 2 seconds


Draw and Quarter
Up to 5 enemies within 15 yards of the Crusader are bound with chains when the Steed Charge is activated, being paralyzed and dragged with the Crusader for the entire duration, dealing 185% damage as Holy per second to each. Does not affect enemies immune to Knockback, and counts as Knockback for the duration
 

It's our movement skill, that also works for gathering monsters

Akarat's Champion

Akarat's Champion
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

Prophet
Gain 150% additional Armor while Akarat's Champion is active. The first time the Crusader suffers fatal damage while in this form, they do not die, instead of being healed to full Life. The latter effect can only happen once per activation

It's our strongest ability, that grants a lot of survivability, damage and Wrath regeneration. Use it always on cooldown
Passive Skills
Heavenly Strength Heavenly Strength
Allows wielding a two-handed weapon in the main hand while still bearing a shield in the off hand.
However, no matter the circumstances, all damage done by the Crusader is reduced by 20%.
Finery Finery
The Crusader gains 1.5% additional Strength for every gem socketed into their gear
Holy Cause

Holy Cause
The Crusader gains a 10% bonus to damage dealt with all skills. In addition, whenever the Crusader deals Holy damage, they will be healed for up to 1% of their total Life

Indestructible Indestructible
Upon receiving fatal damage, the Crusader does not die, instead of healing to 1 Life, becoming immune to damage and all forms of Crowd Control, gaining 35% increased damage and additional 82526 Life per Kill for 5 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.

If you have any ideas on how this build could be improved, or if you have suggestions for other Crusader Builds we could make next, please let us know in the comments below.

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