Crusader Thorns Bombardment Build

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 09:00 by Deadset 13 comments
1.

Introduction

After the introduction of a 7th set piece, the already versatile Akkhan set expands its utility further with the ability to add another set in the mix — in this case, the Thorns of the Invoker set. The build is designed with Greater Rift solo progression in mind. For more information about how this build performs on the ladder, please refer to our Solo push rankings.

This build also comes with its own speed farming variation, which features a build similar to the present one, but with alterations to fit a speedfarming playstyle.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Akkhan Bombardment 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 Bombardment Icon Bombardment Barrels of Spikes Barrels of Spikes 1 Laws of Valor Icon Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force Unstoppable Force 2 Steed Charge Icon Steed Charge Draw and Quarter Draw and Quarter 3 Iron Skin Icon Iron Skin Reflective Skin Reflective Skin 4 Akarat's Champion Icon Akarat's Champion Prophet Prophet
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Akkhan Bombardment 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

3.

Changelog

  • 31 Mar. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 23.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendations.
  • 31 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendations.
  • 17 Dec. 2020 (gear page): Minor fix to Cube selection explanations.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revised the skill section to reflect the build's new GR pushing capabilities in Season 22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revised the guide to reflect its GR pushing capabilities, and added cube recommendations for S22.
  • 18 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revamped gear section for Season 22.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 30 Jun. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 19 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 22 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 15 May 2019 (this 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 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new guide format.
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