Diablo Immortal: Crusader Guide - "Steed-and-Slaughter" Build

Published: Jun. 02, 2022
Updated: Jan. 29, 2024

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You want to play a Crusader in Diablo Immortal and don't know what to skill? Then we have the Steed and Slaughter build for you here, which is suitable for leveling as a solo build, but also remains suitable for solo fans later in the endgame.

This is the Crusader in Diablo Immortal: Crusaders rely on their holy might as well as their noble warhorse to cut down large waves of enemies in direct melee combat. In doing so, you'll focus on massive AoE damage and support your party with helpful buffs that increase their critical hit chance.

General advantages and disadvantages of the Crusader

Pros
  • fastest class in diablo high AOE damage in melee
  • good PvP skills
  • very good defense
  • Many great group buffs
Cons
  • Skill "Draw and Quarter" is vulnerable to stuns
  • low single target damage
  • Important skills have high cooldown rate
  • Avoiding damage is pretty hard in some situations

What you should pay attention to when leveling

When leveling a Crusader, be sure to keep the following points in mind:

  • Be sure to use the Draw and Quarter skill as soon as it becomes available to you. This skill is at the heart of your gameplay and therefore plays a crucial role in combat.
  • Remember to regularly make upgrades for your weapons and equipment at the blacksmith.
  • Focus on using equipment with Strength as the primary attribute of the Crusader.
  • Keep an eye on the Battle Pass. It gives you legendary items as you level up.
  • Keep an eye out for legendary drops. In particular, the Sivvket's Adantage shoulder pieces are must-haves for crusaders.

The Steed and Slaughter build for Crusaders in Diablo Immortal

The Steed-and-Slaughter build makes the Crusader in Diablo Immortal a holy warrior who deals damage almost exclusively on the move and to a large extent from the back of his warhorse. In doing so, you virtually run through large numbers of enemies to knock down as large a group as possible as quickly and effectively as possible.

These skills are important

  • Punish (Primary): You hit an enemy and increase your block chance by 30 percent for two seconds. This skill is especially useful when fighting boss enemies.
  • Draw and Quarter: You mount your celestial warhorse for six seconds, canceling all movement-restricting effects on you and significantly increasing your movement speed. This is the most important skill of the Crusader. Note that stun effects or interrupt spells stop the skill and the cooldown begins.
  • Falling Sword: Deals damage to nearby enemies. Use the ability a second time to catapult yourself into the sky and fall back down at the location of the sword to attack enemies in the immediate vicinity.
  • Consecration: Consecrates the surrounding ground, dealing damage to nearby enemies over six seconds; very good AoE skill.
  • Spinning Shield: You hurl a shield into enemies, which deals damage and returns to you. In doing so, it deals damage again and draws enemies towards you.

This equipment is important

If you want to get the most out of your Crusader in Diablo Immortal, you'll need the following items:

  • Weapon: Little Lance - Fallen Sword lets you sprint forward up to three times, dealing damage to all enemies in your path.
  • Secondary Hand: Pavise of Ten Wings - Spinning Shield circles around you and does not return to you in a line.
  • Helmet: Many-Eyed Aegis - Consecration moves with you and deals damage for six seconds.
  • Shoulder: Sivket's Advantage - The duration of Draw and Quarter is increased by 60%.
  • Pants: Bladed Jambeau - Draw and Quarter causes your warhorse to burst into flames, leaving fire on the ground and damaging enemies.
  • Chest: Vanquisher - Draw and Quarter regularly invokes a bombardment that hits nearby enemies.

Then get as many pieces from the Set "Grace of the Flagellant" as possible:

  • 2 parts: All continual damage, channeled damage, and persistent ground damage increased by 15%.
  • 4 Pieces: Each time you damage an individual enemy 5 times, you will do 287 additional damage to that enemy.
  • 6 Pieces: Each time you deal damage, you have a 4% chance to unleash a lightning strike, dealing 1724 damage to all nearby enemies and stunning them for 2 seconds. Cannot occur more often than once every 40 seconds.

The sets each consist of the amulet, 2 rings, gloves, belt and shoes. You can find them in the following dungeons:

Set-Piece Dungeon (Level)
Amulet Destruction's End (Hell 2+)
Ring 1 Kikuras Rapids (Hell 4+)
Ring 2 Temple of Namari (Hell 4+)
Gloves Temple of Namari (Hell 2+)
Belt Tomb of Fahir (Hell +1)
Boots Forgottenm Tower (Hell +1)

Diablo Immortal: Crusader - These gems are important

To begin, you can equip yourself with the following Gems in the Steed and Slaughter build of the Crusader:

  • Everlasting Torment: Deals very high damage over time after a critical hit. It also increases your attack speed.
  • Fervent Fang: Deals high single damage. Can be obtained in BattlePass.
  • Berserker's Eye: Increases your damage, but you also receive more damage in return.
  • Lightening Core: Your attacks have a certain chance of causing a lightning strike, which causes additional damage to surrounding enemies.
  • Seled's Wakening: Each time you kill elite enemies, you receive a damage buff.
  • Chained Death: You get a good damage bonus.

How to play the Crusader with the Steed and Slaughter build in Diablo Immortal

Because the Draw and Quarter skill is at the heart of your playstyle as the Crusader, you must completely align your other skills and playstyle with it. Accordingly, start your rotation with Consecration and then switch to Draw and Quarter. Abilities like Consecration and Spinning Shield, which move with you, should always be cast before you mount your steed. Spinning Shield is best used against particularly large waves of enemies.

When all of your abilities need to die down, use your primary attack Punish as a gap filler. Falling Sword is used when you've already used Draw and Quarter and you need to move quickly. Also, like Punish, you can use the skill against single targets (bosses).

If you want to know more about the Crusader in Diablo Immortal and his skills, we recommend this video by echohack:

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