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Crusader Legacy of Nightmares Bombardment Build

Last updated on Oct 31, 2017 at 15:39 by Deadset 64 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for LoN Bombardment 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 2.6.1 and Season 12.

1. Introduction

Based on the foundation of the reworked Legacy of Nightmares set, the Bombardment Crusader spec takes assorted legendary items into a deadly Thorns combination. This highly mobile, autoaiming spec 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 LoN Bombardment 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 Bombardment Icon Bombardment Barrels of Spikes Barrels of Spikes Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Spiked Barding Spiked Barding 1 Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 2 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Reflective Skin Reflective Skin 3 Consecration Icon Consecration Bed of Nails Bed of Nails 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Bombardment Icon Bombardment Barrels of Spikes Barrels of Spikes Right Mouse Button Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Spiked Barding Spiked Barding 1 Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 2 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Reflective Skin Reflective Skin 3 Laws of Hope Icon Laws of Hope Wings of Angels Wings of Angels 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the LoN Bombardment 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. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Low Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking to challenge yourself with an unorthodox, but still very viable build to complete the Season Journey with, consider using this build.

This is a versatile build, able to handle all three major activities in the game (Greater Rifts, Normal Rifts and Bounties) with the adjustments outlined in this guide. It is not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

5. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Speed Farming Variation: LoN Bombardment variation for endgame speed farming;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

6. ChangeLog

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  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Build was downgraded from High tier to Mid tier, following the changes to other Crusader builds.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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