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Crusader Rolands Sweep Attack Build

Last updated on Oct 31, 2017 at 17:13 by Deadset 71 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Rolands Sweep Attack 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

The Roland's Legacy set unlocks the potential of two signature Crusader abilities — Sweep Attack Sweep Attack and Shield Bash Shield Bash — both by boosting their damage and adding cooldown reduction utility to their use. The guide below will focus on the Sweep Attack Sweep Attack build option; this control-heavy, sustain damage build 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 Rolands Sweep Attack 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 Sweep Attack Icon Sweep Attack Blazing Sweep Blazing Sweep Right Mouse Button Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 1 Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Endurance Endurance 2 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Flash Flash 3 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Sweep Attack Icon Sweep Attack Gathering Sweep Gathering Sweep Right Mouse Button Condemn Icon Condemn Vacuum Vacuum 1 Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Endurance Endurance 2 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Flash Flash 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
FIRST SKILL SLOT SHOULD BE CORRECTED TO SWEEP ATTACK - BLAZING SWEEP!

3.1. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Rolands Sweep Attack 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 Mid Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking for a strong build that will easily finish the Seasonal Journey, but do not necessarily care for high leaderboard placement, consider using this build.

This build is oriented mostly at solo Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. It is also 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: Rolands Sweep Attack 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 (speed farming variant page): Adjusted explanations following the shift of the main build to Fire damage.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Changed recommended items for Bracers, Belt, and Ring #1, following the shift of the build towards Fire.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Blazing Sweep is now the recommended rune for Sweep Attack.
  • 31 Oct. 2017 (this page): Revised the guide to reflect its 2.6.1 shift into Fire.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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