Crusader Invoker Thorns Build

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Build Variations Updated for Season 24, Patch 2.7.1 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
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 Hasteful Hasteful
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.

For non-Seasonal play (where you do not have access to Ethereal weapons) throughout the duration of Season 24, the recommended weapon for this build is:

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

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Changelog

  • 23 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 23 Jul. 2021 (skills page): Minor clarification for a Season 24 adjustment.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendations.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendations.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised equipment and Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revised equipment and Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Updated advice to match usage of Norvald's Fervor in S22. Changed a passive.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 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 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Revised Cube recommendations for the build for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Revised Cube recommendations for the build for Season 18.
  • 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.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills page): Minor fixes to skill recommendations; guide approved for Season 17.
  • 24 Feb. 2019 (this page): Item and skill recommendations revised further to reflect the meta.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 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 (skills page): Replaced Provoke with Consecration.
  • 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.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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