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Blessed Hammer Crusader Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jul 02, 2017 at 06:26 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Blessed Hammer Crusader. Updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

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

1. Speed Farming

The Blessed Hammer Crusader 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 Blessed Hammer Icon Blessed Hammer Dominion Dominion Right Mouse Button Falling Sword Icon Falling Sword Part the Clouds Part the Clouds 1 Laws of Hope Icon Laws of Hope Wings of Angels Wings of Angels 2 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Flash Flash 3 Provoke Icon Provoke Too Scared to Run Too Scared to Run 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills

If you transition Blessed Hammer Blessed Hammer into regular rifts, it is advisable to swap Limitless Limitless away for Dominion Dominion — the orbiting hammers are very convenient in clearing trash as you move between elite packs.

In speed farming, the damage you need for an individual enemy pack will be significantly less, allowing you to shift away from Laws of Valor Laws of Valor Critical Critical and focus on speed and utility with Laws of Hope Laws of Hope Wings of Angels Wings of Angels.

In regular rifts, where Sacred Harness Sacred Harness can be replaced by Goldwrap Goldwrap, you will need to take Falling Sword Falling Sword with the rune Part the Clouds Part the Clouds — the 2-second stun will proc Hammer Jammers Hammer Jammers instead of Sacred Harness Sacred Harness.

If you do not feel threatened by the content, you should replace Indestructible Indestructible with Long Arm of the Law Long Arm of the Law. This change will ensure you have permanent uptime of the Laws of Hope Laws of Hope Wings of Angels Wings of Angels movement buffs.

3. Adapting Gear

It is worth noting that in the limited challenges of regular rifts, both the Endless Walk set and Convention of Elements Convention of Elements greatly diminish in usefulness. A better jewelry split is a Holy damage Stone of Jordan Stone of Jordan (for the permanent damage increase), and Avarice Band Avarice Band (for the synergy with Goldwrap Goldwrap and Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder), as well as a Hellfire Amulet of Strength Hellfire Amulet of Strength with a helpful fifth passive like Blunt Blunt.

This damage reduction from the free Judgment Judgment Debilitate Debilitate coming off Sacred Harness Sacred Harness will be redundant in regular rifts, where you can get all the protection you will ever need via Goldwrap Goldwrap.

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

4. Adapting Gemming

In regular rifts your protection will be easily taken care of by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder's interaction with Goldwrap Goldwrap, making it a superior choice over Gogok of Swiftness Gogok of Swiftness.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

About the Author

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