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Crusader Akkhan Bombardment Build

Last updated on Jul 02, 2017 at 05:02 by Deadset 10 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Akkhan Bombardment Crusader in Diablo 3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know to play this build at the highest level. This build is updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

1. Introduction

After the introduction of a 7th set piece, the already versatile Akkhan set expands its utility further with the ability to add another set in the mix. The strength of this change shines the most in this dedicated Death's Breath farming build, along with an option to progress into Greater Rifts with a few gear swaps. This mobile, burst damage playstyle is available in both regular Rift farming and Greater Rift solo progression variations, explained in that order.

2. Video Guide

The following video guide was created to accompany the present written guide and demonstrate how to play the build in-game.

3. Quick Reference

3.1. Skill Setup

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

4. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Bombardment Icon Bombardment Barrels of Spikes Barrels of Spikes Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Spiked Barding Spiked Barding 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 Reflective Skin Reflective Skin 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
(battle.net link)
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Bombardment Icon Bombardment Barrels of Spikes Barrels of Spikes Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Spiked Barding Spiked Barding 1 Consecration Icon Consecration Bed of Nails Bed of Nails 2 Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 3 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Reflective Skin Reflective Skin 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
(battle.net link)

4.1. Gear Setup

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

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Mid Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking for a strong build that will easily finish the Seasonal Journey, but do not necessarily care for high leaderboard placement, consider using this build.

This is a versatile build, able to handle all three major activities in the game (Greater Rifts, Normal Rifts and Bounties) with the adjustments outlined in this guide. It is not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

6. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Solo Progression Variation: Akkhan Bombardment variation for endgame solo progression;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

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.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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