Crusader Blessed Shield Build with LoD

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 27 comments

Welcome to our build guide for LoD Blessed Shield 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 2.7.4 and Season 27.

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

Based on the versatile powers of the Legacy of Dreams power, the LoD Blessed Shield Crusader takes assorted legendary items into a devastating barrage of fiery projectiles.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Blessed Shield Icon Blessed Shield Combust Combust Right Mouse Button Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 1 Provoke Icon Provoke Hit Me Hit Me 2 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Critical Critical 3 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Steel Skin Steel Skin 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

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.

Unfortunately, the LoD Blessed Shield build does not have a great way of utilizing the three Sanctification powers. Thus, you should simply 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). The Sanctification power outcome does not matter. In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are your weapon (Gyrfalcon's Foote Gyrfalcon's Foote) and your off-hand (Jekangbord Jekangbord), which are present across all variants of this build.

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 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): 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 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 24.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Added a follower recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 23.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Added a follower recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 22. No changed were needed.
  • 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 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 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 updated for Season 19.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item and skill recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Condemn over Steed Charge for Season 18.
  • 14 May 2019 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 14 May 2019 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 14 May 2019 (this page): Guide added.
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