Crusader Shield Bash Build with Roland's Set

Last updated on Nov 19, 2019 at 23:06 by Deadset 1 comment

Welcome to our build guide for Roland's Shield Bash 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 Roland's set splits its damage bonuses evenly between a sustain damage and a burst damage skill, boosting Sweep Attack Sweep Attack and Shield Bash Shield Bash with equal numbers. This Shield Bash Shield Bash variant is a bursty, single target-heavy, assassination-oriented build that is geared towards Greater Rift solo progression, but we also have a speed farming variation.

2.

Roland's Sweep Attack Crusader

For the Sweep Attack Sweep Attack variant of the build, please refer to the link below.

3.

Quick Reference

3.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Shield Bash Icon Shield Bash Pound Pound 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 Shield Glare Icon Shield Glare Zealous Glare Zealous Glare 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
3.2.

Gear Setup

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

3.3.

Legendary Gems

3.4.

Kanai's Cube

4.

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): Item recommendations revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 15 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 15 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 15 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 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.
  • 22 Mar. 2018 (this page): Added the guide.
  • 22 Mar. 2018 (gear page): Added the guide.
  • 22 Mar. 2018 (skills page): Added the guide.
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