Crusader Hammerdin Build With Blessed Hammer and Seeker of the Light Set

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 30 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

The Seeker of the Light set marks the return of the Hammerdin build, decidedly focusing on bringing Blessed Hammer Blessed Hammer to competitive DPS in Greater Rifts — aided and protected by Falling Sword Falling Sword. This mobile, sustained-damage playstyle is meant for Greater Rift solo progression, but we also have a speed farming variation, that you can access using the button below.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Blessed Hammer Icon Blessed Hammer Limitless Limitless Right Mouse Button Falling Sword Icon Falling Sword Rapid Descent Rapid Descent 1 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 2 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Flash Flash 3 Provoke Icon Provoke Too Scared to Run Too Scared to Run 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Blessed Hammer 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. For this build, we recommend aiming for the Blessed Hammer Blessed Hammer Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Blessed Hammer Sanctification: Blessed Hammer now crackles with energy damaging enemies within 12 yards of its path. All runes but Dominion now throw the hammer in a direct path in front of the Crusader.

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 (Johanna's Argument Johanna's Argument) and shield (Guard of Johanna Guard of Johanna), 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 selection revised for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 13 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 09 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 24.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Added build alteration suggestions and a follower recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Added build alteration suggestions and a follower recommendation.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 23.
  • 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 changes necessary.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this 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 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 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.
  • 15 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Revised the Season 16 extra slot recommendation.
  • 27 Jan. 2019 (this page): Revised the Season 16 extra slot recommendation.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Changed assessment of the build from Top tier to Mid tier.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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