Crusader Akkhan Condemn Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 31 comments
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 2.6.6 and Season 18.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

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 Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Endurance Endurance Right Mouse Button Condemn Icon Condemn Unleashed Unleashed 1 Laws of Hope Icon Laws of Hope Wings of Angels Wings of Angels 2 Provoke Icon Provoke Too Scared to Run Too Scared to Run 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. Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Included additional recommendations for craftable sets.
  • 26 Aug. 2019 (this page): Included additional recommendations for craftable sets.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (speed farming variant page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 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 (speed farming variant 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 (speed farming variant page): Revised the speed farming variant to an improved setup.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Revised Kanai's Cube recommendations for high end pushing.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (this page): Revised Kanai's Cube recommendations for high end pushing.
  • 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.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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).
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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