Crusader Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Build

Last updated on Feb 22, 2023 at 17:00 by Deadset 41 comments
1.

Introduction

Rebirthing the Holy Shotgun concept with the help of an entirely new set, the Aegis of Valor, this Heaven's Fury Crusader embodies the tanky, impenetrable bulwark of steel that absorbs blows and retaliates in blasts of pure, radiant vengeance. This build is designed with Greater Rift solo progression in mind, but we also have a speed farming variation that can be accessed using the link below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Heaven's Fury Icon Heaven's Fury Fires of Heaven Fires of Heaven Right Mouse Button Fist of the Heavens Icon Fist of the Heavens Fissure Fissure 1 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 2 Shield Glare Icon Shield Glare Divine Verdict Divine Verdict 3 Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Rejuvenation Rejuvenation 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 Heaven's Fury Crusader is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Season 28: Altar of Rites

Season 28 comes with the theme of the Altar of Rites — a powerful new account-wide and Season-specific progression system that brings tremendous offensive and defensive buffs to every seasonal character. For virtually all builds and players of all skill levels — from casual to advanced — we recommend progressing through the Altar tree using the path outlined below. The suggested path is geared towards maximum quality of life first, then amplifying damage, and then mopping up the tree with defensive and edge case utility nodes.

Note that while they require reaching them with a Seal, Legendary Potion Powers are not part of the Seal cost system; Potions unlock with a separate resource called Primordial Ashes, obtained from salvaging Legendary or Set items of Primal (red bordered) quality. Upgrade them as soon as possible, and in the order shown below (courtesy of Caleko's Altar of Rites planner).

Altar of Rites Planner

You can read more on the Altar of Rites, Seals and Legendary Potion Powers in our dedicated Altar of Rites Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 22 Feb. 2023 (this page): Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (gear page): Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 28.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 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 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Revised the guide to more clearly reflects its variations and added a follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Revised the guide to more clearly reflects its variations and added a follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): Revised the guide to more clearly reflects its variations.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Skill changes to go with the gear changes for Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised the guide to reflect proper equipment in the 4-slot Cube variant in Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revised the guide to reflect proper equipment in the 4-slot Cube variant in Season 22.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Slight skill clarification for endgame solo pushing and added group RGK variant.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Slight skill clarification for endgame pushing.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and changed from Holy Shotgun with Akkhan set to the present build.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Revised the item recommendations for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Revised the item recommendations for Season 18.
  • 15 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 15 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 15 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 01 Nov. 2017 (this page): Added new build.
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