Diablo 3 Crusader Class Overview

Crusader in Diablo 3 is a representation of classical melee fighter. He is tough, strong and definitely can overcome any obstacle. In this Diablo 3 Crusader Class Overview, you will learn about his main features, gear and how to make range from Crusader and other interesting builds.

Table of Contents
Crusader Lore
Key Features
Crusader Sets
Crusader Builds

Diablo 3 Crusader Lore

Crusaders have everything they need to succeed in battle, heavy armor, strong heart and holy magic.

The crusade calls me…so I go.

The leaders of the harmonious Zakarum religion once strove to imprison Mephisto, Lord of Hatred, beneath Travincal temple, preventing him from ever twisting the hearts of humanity again.

They failed.

It was not the first time Zakarum had lapsed; 200 years prior, the cleric Akkhan noticed corruption at the heart of his faith, and sent his acolytes on a far-ranging quest to cleanse it. Akkhan’s “crusaders” were young recruits, chosen for honor and goodness, trained in weaponry and flesh-scouring magics, though their most important quality was unwavering devotion to duty.

Today, the crusaders’ focused quest for purity has broadened. Flimsy “containment” gives evil many opportunities to thrive, and wandering crusaders – often master and apprentice pairs – regularly strike down Sanctuary’s demons. Some fight out of righteousness; others in the hopes that their victories may make corrupt Zakarum whole again. When a crusader’s master dies, their student takes up their weapons and their identity…and the crusade continues, even beyond death. Taken from Blizzard.

Key Features

Crusaders have a lot of defensive skills and can protect themselves and their allies. They collect Wrath to overcome their enemies, heal and reflect damage.

The Heaven stand for Crusaders. Fury of the Heavens punish Crusader’s enemies with lightning, engulfing them in cleansing flames, or executing them with summoned celestial weapons.

Strong buffs Crusaders call laws. When they proclaim a law it strengthen them with power to strike monsters with more powers. They’re empowered with short bursts of energy, as well as long-term boons – like swift strikes, resistance to the elements or faster healing – that endure as long as the crusade does.

Crusaders can turn any situation into their advance with summoned steeds, leaping assaults and practised charges into combat, crusaders are relentless in pursuit of their enemies.


Crusaders have special weapons that only they know how to operate with. They are:

Crusader's Equipment

One-handed and Two-handed Flails, and Crusader Shields. Flails, like maces, are primarily bludgeoning weapons. While harder to wield than traditional maces and clubs, these spiked steel weights suspended from heavy chains allow a Crusader to inflict heavenly fury upon any foes foolish enough to stand in the way. Two-handed flails are massive weapons of destruction are favored by the zealous Crusaders. Some find the raw offensive power and the ability to pulverize the minions of the Burning Hells with a couple blows to be quite compelling, even at the cost of using their shields.

Crusader's Armor Progression

And a Crusader can wield a shield in their off-hand without sacrificing offensive prowess or boosts to their abilities. In fact, a Crusader is capable of inflicting as much punishment with these mighty shields as any hero with an off-hand weapon. For many Crusaders, a shield is their secondary weapon of choice.

Crusader Sets

Crusader Builds

In the post below you can see all the best Diablo 3 builds. We used a navigation system and you will scroll to all Crusader builds automatically.

Crusader Builds List

We will update the list of all builds for every class. So you will see only the actual information.

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