Crusader Akkhan Condemn Build

Last updated on Sep 20, 2018 at 09:00 by Deadset 94 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Akkhan Condemn 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 2.6.1 and Season 15.

1. Introduction

Patch 2.6.1 has seen the return of Condemn to an even stronger form through the revision of the Akkhan set and the dedicated weapons. This build is the embodiment of the melee spellcaster fantasy, exerting powerful crowd control over monsters and decimating them in waves of holy destruction. Its in-combat mobility is among the best of the Crusader class, and is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

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.

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Slash Icon Slash Guard Guard Right Mouse Button Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Steel Skin Steel Skin 1 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 2 Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 3 Provoke Icon Provoke Too Scared to Run Too Scared to Run 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Justice Icon Justice Sword of Justice Sword of Justice Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Endurance Endurance 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 Flash Flash 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Embodiment of Power Embodiment of Power
Passive Skills

3.1. 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.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as the Top Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season.

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 their own.

5. 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);
  • Speed Farming Variation: Akkhan Condemn variation for endgame speed farming;
  • 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.

6. Changelog

  • 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 (gear page): Revised gearing and cube recommendations to be more consistent in Rift Guardian fights.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Slight revision to the itemization of the build.
  • 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.
  • 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 (this page): Revised the guide according to the 2.6.1 buffs to the Akkhan set and its dedicated weapons.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (speed farming variant page): Updated variant to adapt to the changes in the rest of the guide.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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