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Akkhan Condemn Crusader Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Oct 31, 2017 at 13:09 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Akkhan Condemn Crusader. Updated for patch 2.6.1 and Season 12.

The other pages of our Akkhan Condemn Crusader guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Speed Farming

The Akkhan Condemn deals with regular Rift farming decently all the way through the highest Torments, making it a viable build for the task.

Within the limited scope of regular difficulties, the necessary damage and toughness to triumph over the enemy is significantly smaller. Thus, your best course of action is to improve utility and speed.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Justice Icon Justice Sword of Justice Sword of Justice Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Endurance Endurance 1 Laws of Hope Icon Laws of Hope Wings of Angels Wings of Angels 2 Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 3 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Flash Flash 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Embodiment of Power Embodiment of Power
Passive Skills

In regular Rifts, where you can take advantage of the interaction between Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and Goldwrap Goldwrap, you can abandon the excess tankyness of Prophet Prophet for Embodiment of Power Embodiment of Power; this solves your resource issues and allows you to run a speedrun-appropriate law. Laws of Hope Laws of Hope Wings of Angels Wings of Angels is a great example of that, as it greatly increases your movement speed and removes enemy collision for your entire party.

Tanking (Slash Slash Guard Guard) or sustain (Smite Smite Reaping Reaping) primary attacks are unnecessary during farming, so you can take the extra movespeed of Justice Justice Sword of Justice Sword of Justice. You can also exchange the prolonged protection of Iron Skin Iron Skin Steel Skin Steel Skin for the speedy Flash Flash rune.

With Embodiment of Power Embodiment of Power and the occasional primary attack taking care of Wrath sustain, you can dedicate the Provoke Provoke slot to extra mobility with Steed Charge Steed Charge Endurance Endurance.

3. Adapting Gear

Due to Akkhan being a 7-piece set, you can adapt the Condemn build to include the Death's Breath farming Sage set. In order to do this, you will include 2 of the 3 pieces of the Sage's Journey set (between Sage's Passage Sage's Passage, Sage's Apogee Sage's Apogee and Sage's Purchase Sage's Purchase), and cube a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur.

During regular Rift farming, you will wear Goldwrap Goldwrap instead of String of Ears String of Ears. Synergizing with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and Avarice Band Avarice Band, Goldwrap Goldwrap will render you practically invulnerable in any non-GR situation.

In speed farm, it is advisable to abandon the additive damage increase from Strongarm Bracers Strongarm Bracers in favor of a utility legendary for the bracer slot. Either wearing Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers and cubing Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards or vice versa will speed up your clears with more frequent elites and environment destruction speed boosts.

The progression-oriented Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint should be dropped from your jewelry during speed farming, since the Rift's ease makes the extra damage from the set obsolete. In their stead, use a holy damage Stone of Jordan Stone of Jordan for the consistent boost to your Condemn Condemns, and an Avarice Band Avarice Band for its synergy with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Strength
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. All Resistance
Shoulders
  1. Strength
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Condemn Damage
Torso
  1. 3 Sockets
  2. Strength
  3. Vitality
  4. Reduced Damage from Elites
  5. Condemn Damage
Wrists
  1. Strength
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Holy Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. Life per Hit
Hands
  1. Strength
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Cooldown Reduction
Waist
  1. Strength
  2. Vitality
  3. Cooldown Reduction (if Vigilante Belt Vigilante Belt)
  4. All Resistance
  5. Life
Legs
  1. 2 Sockets
  2. Strength
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Armor
Feet
  1. Strength
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Movement Speed
  5. Armor
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Holy Damage
  5. Strength
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Critical Hit Chance
  5. Strength
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Cooldown Reduction
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Critical Hit Chance
  5. Strength
Weapon
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. Weapon Damage
  3. Strength
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Condemn Condemn %
Off-hand
  1. Strength
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Condemn Condemn %
  5. Vitality

4. Adapting Gemming

During speedfarming, Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration will be a protective overkill and should be replaced by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder. The latter is a high utility gem that feeds you practically infinite gold, gives you a massive short-term speed boost while picking it up, and synergizes excellently with a worn Goldwrap Goldwrap and Avarice Band Avarice Band for practical invincibility of your character.

Since monster health is much more tame in the standard difficulties, you should also replace Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken with Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful for the consistent, easily sustained damage increase.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. Adapting Kanai's Cube

The extra elite damage of The Furnace The Furnace diminishes in value in the limited difficulty of normal Rifts (and Blade of Prophecy Blade of Prophecy should not be cubed in speedruns), so it best to use In-geom In-geom in the weapon Cube slot. The latter will allow you to easily chain long protective and mobility cooldowns, and even drop CDR items in favor of utility.

Your armor Cube slot will be taken by the worse rolled item between Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers and Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards. Both items will assist in getting the run done faster — Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers will spawn you an elite for every shrine or pylon pick up, while Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards will consistently speed you up from environment destruction.

Lastly, in order to maintain the valuable 6-piece bonus of Akkhan and 3-piece bonus of the Sage set, you will need to cube a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur in the jewelry slot.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

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  • 31 Oct. 2017: Updated variant to adapt to the changes in the rest of the guide.
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