Crusader Invoker Thorns Build

Last updated on Nov 19, 2019 at 23:06 by Deadset 63 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Invoker Thorns 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 2.6.7 and Season 19.

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

The Thorns of the Invoker set unlocks a powerful, retaliation-based playstyle with what used to be the laughing stock of stats, Thorns. This tanky, utility and cooldown-oriented playstyle is designed towards Greater Rift solo progression, but we also have a speed farming variation.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Punish Icon Punish Celerity Celerity Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Endurance Endurance 1 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 2 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Flash Flash 3 Provoke Icon Provoke Hit Me Hit Me 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

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Changelog

  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Guide revised and updated for Season 19.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Revised Cube recommendations for the build for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Revised Cube recommendations for the build for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills page): Minor fixes to skill recommendations; guide approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear page): Minor fixes to skill recommendations; guide approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (this page): Minor fixes to skill recommendations; guide approved for Season 17.
  • 24 Feb. 2019 (skills page): Item and skill recommendations revised further to reflect the meta.
  • 24 Feb. 2019 (gear page): Item and skill recommendations revised further to reflect the meta.
  • 24 Feb. 2019 (this page): Item and skill recommendations revised further to reflect the meta.
  • 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.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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 (gear page): Changed weapons to reflect Thorn's changes in Patch 2.6.1.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Guide updated to reflect the Patch 2.6.1 buffs.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Replaced Provoke with Consecration.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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