Frost Blades Gladiator is one of the most iconic builds of the past and patch 2.6.0 specifically. From level 1 to level 95+ you can just level with ONE SKILL. It has great clear speed, moderate boss damage and gains a lot of tankiness through high block chance!
I had this video done during the PTR but totally forgot about it.
Bul-Kathos swords were buffed, so…. might be a potential return into WW meta build or Istvan’s still good enough? Let’s go into details here and uncover the truth!
Both builds here:
I’ve been experimenting with different T13 builds before season 12 came out and went through nearly every build possible.. Sweep, Invoker, Akkhan variations including Blessed Shield. Speedfarming with Crusader was always a big problem. Crusader can’t infinitely teleport, dash, vault or run as a chicken. The only mobility skill is Steed Charge but it does next to no damage in T13 and have no complementary legendaries except Swiftmount. On top of that, most crusader builds are pretty stationary and tanky, which really hurts clear speed.
Outside of LoN bomb and Norvald Akkhan Bomb there was never even remotely good builds that could clear T13 in 3 minutes. And to be honest i never liked bomb t13 variants, since it’s always very annoying to wait for bomb animation. It literally takes forever. Also you need a lot of thorns rolls for that and speed will still be far from monk’s or dh’s.
With buffed Condemn gear it’s now possible though. Like i mentioned before, i tried everything., and nothing, including Blessed Shield is close to Condemn in terms of clear speed and efficiency. I also looked at existing builds out there (and there’s a lot of them i know) and unfortunately could not find them optimized enough. Some of them used generators, some relied purely on goldwrap to survive, some struggled with CDR.. Some demonstrated decent 3 min clears.. well.. without gathering anything. So in the end, like it usually happens i had to do my own build.
This build is pretty flexible, can definitely use Sages if you need DBs, can survive without Goldwrap and has no CDR problems. Also it gives me consistent 2-3 min clears, gathering all dbs, gems and legendaries with around 2 mill dps. Even with lower DPS it will be still effective.
Season 12 is almost there so here’s a complete breakdown and overview for ALL BEST possible Crusader Builds out there. I went through all of them during PTR, both old and new, and trust me, this season will be glorious for all Crusaders out there. If you never played the class, never tried Condemn of Holy Shotgun, Sweeper or Thorns, now is the time. I think that crusader might have the most diverse build variety out there with nearly every build reaching GR100 and above.
All builds here: http://www.angryroleplayer.com/diablo-3-builds/crusader-builds/
For speedfarming i think Condemn might be the best this season, and i also developed my own build for this, check it out:
Reliable 2-3 mins clears gathering all legs and DBs with under 2 mill dps. Pretty damn good.
Norvald is just as viable as before, even better:
Season 12 is right behind the corner and i wanted to compile a solid video for the community, showcasing all best barb builds possible. I went through all of them during PTR and pushed to the maximum limits possible for my paragon and gear. Some builds are a blast from the past while some are completely new.
Not many people actually read video descriptions, so to make it easier you can see all builds on my barb builds section here: http://www.angryroleplayer.com/diablo-3-builds/barbarian-builds/
In the video you can only see solo PUSH builds, however for speedfarming i recommend this build:
or this build: