Crusader Akkhan Condemn Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 35 comments
1.

Introduction

This build is the embodiment of the militant spellcaster fantasy, commanding a spectral unit of soldiers at its side and decimating the enemy in waves of holy destruction. The base build presented on this page is the Greater Rift Solo Pushing Variation, but this build also has a Nephalem Rift Farming Variation and a Greater Rift Speed Farming Variation; follow the links above to the respective alterations.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Justice Icon Justice Sword of Justice Sword of Justice Right Mouse Button Judgment Icon Judgment No rune chosen 1 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 2 Phalanx Icon Phalanx Bowmen Bowmen 3 Condemn Icon Condemn Shattering Explosion Shattering Explosion 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

Note that you can shift around Akkhan and Cpt. Crimson pieces according to your best rolls, as long as you maintain the equipped ratio of 5 Akkhan pieces and 2 Cpt. Crimson pieces. The outline above is just an example of several viable combinations.

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 swapping Condemn Condemn from the base build above for Falling Sword Falling Sword Rapid Descent Rapid DescentCondemn Condemns still get cast by your Phalanx Phalanx attacks. Note that Phalanx Phalanxes cast an unruned Condemn Condemn, which inflicts Holy damage, so your elemental rolls on gear should be adapted accordingly. As for the Angelic Crucible effects: aim for the Falling Sword Falling Sword Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Falling Sword Sanctification: After casting Falling Sword, you descend from the sky with two Archangels that can cast Consecration and Condemn.

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 (Blade of Prophecy Blade of Prophecy) and shield (Unrelenting Phalanx Unrelenting Phalanx).

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 (this page): Guide reworked for the Akkhan set changes in Season 27, and added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Guide reworked for the Akkhan set changes in Season 27, and added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Guide reworked for the Akkhan set changes in Season 27, and added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (gear 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 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 24.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 23.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revised skill recommendations for Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised equipment and Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revised equipment and Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 26 Aug. 2019 (this page): Included additional recommendations for craftable sets.
  • 26 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Included additional recommendations for craftable sets.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 15 May 2019 (gear 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 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (this page): Revised Kanai's Cube recommendations for high end pushing.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Revised Kanai's Cube recommendations for high end pushing.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Slight revision to the itemization of the build.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised gearing and cube recommendations to be more consistent in Rift Guardian fights.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Revised the guide according to the 2.6.1 buffs to the Akkhan set and its dedicated weapons.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Made Holy Cause the fourth passive and Indestructible a variant for that slot (was previously the other way around).
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Made a number of wording changes following the Akkhan set buffs of Patch 2.6.1. Esoteric Alteration replaces Taeguk and Convention of Elements is now recommended for the Jewelry slot of the Kanai's Cube in place of Unity.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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