New Diablo Season 10 Beginning March 31, Top 5 Crusader Builds for Season 9

Season 10 Beginning March 31

Late last week, we learned that Diablo 3's next season will start on March 31.

Originally posted by Blizzard (Official Blog)

Season 9 will be ending on the following dates and times:

  • North America: Friday, March 17 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT 
  • Europe: Friday, March 17 @ 5:00 p.m. CET
  • Asia: Friday, March 17 @ 5:00 p.m. KST

Season 10 will begin about two weeks afterward on these dates:

  • North America: Friday, March 31 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT 
  • Europe: Friday, March 31 @ 5:00 p.m. CET
  • Asia: Friday, March 31 @ 5:00 p.m. KST

Top 5 Crusader Builds for Season 9

Finishing up our series for the top 5 builds of each class is the Crusader. While the class received several changes in 2.4.3, the most significant one was the addition of an affix to Faithful Memory which buffed the Blessed Hammer skill, giving the class a different build to top the Crusader leaderboards.

1. Holy Hammer Jammers Build GR+105

Rocking the new Faithful Memory, the Blessed Hammer Crusader starts out the list. Managing to overtake Season 8’s Legacy of Nightmares Bombardment/Thorns Crusader for the best Crusader build, players can choose this build to claim their spot on the leaderboards.


2. Bombardment Build GR+101

Coming up next is Season 8’s (and the 3 seasons previous that) Legacy of Nightmares Bombardment/Thorns Crusader. While it no longer holds the number 1 spot for pushing the solo leaderboards, the build itself is still fairly competitive and can be used as an alternative for players that want to run it.


3. Best Rift T13 Crusader Speed Farm Build - TRIUMVIRATE - 2.43

While LoN Crusader transitions very well into the Crusader’s speed build, a player needing Death's Breaths can choose to run this build to get them. Running Sages, you will get an extra Death's Breath from every elite pack and guardian.


4. 2.4.3 Support Sader (Damage Buffer)

Coming up in number 4 is the Support Crusader. If you have a group of friends and want to stick to the Crusader class, you can try to run this build in a 3 zdps 1 lightning wiz, or the regular comp with a zCrusader instead of a zBarb. (For those unfamiliar, z = zero. zClass is used because you do no damage and are just there to aid your DPSers.)


5. Crusader Best Speed Farming Build

We’ll finish the list with another speed farming build. Those who don't want to gear for the LoN Crusader speed variant can instead opt for this build originating from patch 2.4.2. While LoN Sader is definitely the fastest sader build, it’s really hard to gear for, and this build can serve as an alternative until you get those LoN pieces.


This concludes the top 5 builds for Crusaders, as well as our top 5 series for all the classes. There are many more builds out there for the Crusader, and if you haven’t taken the time, I suggest browsing the rest of the Crusader builds here. As always, feel free to leave comments below!