Crusader Aegis of Valor Fist of the Heavens Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 18 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

Empowered by the Aegis of Valor set, Fist of the Heavens marks the return of one of the most iconic Crusader builds, as surges of lightning crash from the heavens and envelop your enemies in deadly arcs. This build is features both a Greater Rift solo progression variant, as well as a speed farming variation — which we recommend, since the build excels at the task.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Aegis of Valor Fist of the Heavens Crusader is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Fist of the Heavens Icon Fist of the Heavens Fissure Fissure Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Draw and Quarter Draw and Quarter 1 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 2 Judgment Icon Judgment Mass Verdict Mass Verdict 3 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Steel Skin Steel Skin 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Aegis of Valor Fist of the Heavens Crusader is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random. For this build, we recommend aiming for the Fist of the Heavens Fist of the Heavens Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Fist of the Heavens Sanctification: Every two seconds, call down Fist of the Heavens on a random nearby enemy.

Use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are your weapon (Flail of the Charge Flail of the Charge) and shield (Shield of the Steed Shield of the Steed), which are present across all variants of this build.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added note regarding Ethereal weapons for Season 24.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (gear page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Added a follower recommendation to the build.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Added a follower recommendation to the build.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revised skill choices to go with new gear choices for Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised equipment, skill and weaponry choices into a ranged version of the build. Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revised equipment and weaponry choices into a ranged version of the build. Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Page added.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Page added.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide added.
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