Hey guys! Welcome to our Crusader Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon Guide. Here we will talk about what build to use, skills, items, notes, map and more!

Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon Guide: Build | Location & Map | Tips

Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon Build

Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon Build
Items   Skill & Rune
Head Helm of Akkhan (Leoric’s) Punish (Any) Celerity (Any)
Shoulder Pauldrons of Akkhan Iron Skin (Any) Flash (Any)
Chest Breastplate of Akkhan Condemn Vacuum
Wrist Any (Strongarm) Steed Charge Endurance, CHAIN
Hands Gauntlets of Akkhan Provoke Hit Me
Belt Any (Krelm’s) Akarat’s Champ Prophet
Legs Cuisses of Akkhan Passives
Boots Sabatons of Akkhan (Illusory) Fervor / Heavenly Finery (Any)
Neck Any Insurmountable Hold your Ground
Ring Any (Zodiac) Kanai’s Cube
Ring Any (RoRG) Frydehr, Prophecy, Furnace
Main Flail of the Charge (Prophecy) Illusory Boots, Leoric’s Crown
Off Shield of the Steed (Frydehr) Zodiac, RoRG
Legendary Gems
Bane of the Trapped
Bane of the Powerful
Gogok of Swiftness


Help! I can't use those skills because they're from the same category! (Turn On Elective Mode)

If you’re not allowed to put two skills on your bar because they’re from the same category – FEAR NOT! This isn’t a bug or a permanent in-game restriction. You simply have to CHECK ON ELECTIVE MODE, via Esc > Options > Gameplay > Elective Mode!

Binding Force Move to Mousewheel up & down is a value change that every player should make IMO. It prevents misclicks and skill misfires, and forces you to move to where otherwise an enemy might be.

Options & Notes:

  • The “any” slots are irrelevant and can even be yellows. There’s no “must” in that slot.
  • Weapons: I put TWO sets since many do not own a non-kanai Prophecy or Frydehr.
  • Frydehr’s Wrath is probably most important effect-wise, use it or cube it with ANY setup.
  • Furnace is only needed if elites suck up your time. Do a few test runs.
  • Norvald’s + Frydehr’s cubed is the fastest setup, but you need decent RAW DAMAGE.
  • CDR is very important Akarat’s Champion uptime.
  • Illusory and Leoric’s are both great cube items, it depends on how much CDR you’ve got.
  • Alternatively, you can fit RoRG in there somewhere to fit both the boots and Leoric’s.

Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon Location & Map

Where’s the Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon? It’s located at Bastion’s Keep Stronghold – ArmoryThe shared “town” for A3/4. 

  • Teleport to Act III(or IV) Bastion’s Keep Stronghold (the town).
  • There’s a door directly on the right of the Blacksmith – enter it.
  • In this Armory there’s a small room on the right. Entrance is here!

The Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon Map / Layout?

How to Beat & Master Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon

Map & Pathing

Familiarize yourself with the map first. A sample path is shown in the images above.

  • Completely clear this opening area as re-scouting here sucks.
  • It’s just one huge loop… make sure you go to the raised platform first.
  • Go right, and clear this massive hall best you can. (You end up here again so don’t stress)
  • Continue on the right and follow the loop upwards, ending at the “two bridge”.
  • Ending at the bridges is okay – since there might be stragglers on the “other bridge”.

In the Mastery section down there, I will be discussing 2 strategies depending on how you want to play it. Both work, so just choose from there.

Tips & Explanations

BEFORE GOING IN: Since a lot of Akkhan’s armor out there is tuned for THORNS, this can be pretty annoying since AKKHAN’S SET DUNGEON will be MUCH HARDER the more thorns damage you have. You’re better off with a junk piece than an ancient with thorns on it.

This also affects DPS in general as thorns builds will not have CRIT chance/damage on ’em. Try it out and balance your gear if you own many Thorns Akkhan’s pieces, otherwise a junk set could very well be “better”.

Objective: Condemn 10 enemies 12 times

 I think they changed the density of this place. It ain’t so bad as before. Pretty self-explanatory, and why we use Vacuum rune.

Each pile is 10, sometimes more but almost never less, which is great. But accidental kills suck so DO NOT USE FOLLOWER cause they just bother the process.

Steed Charge to scout, Provoke to drag ’em, Vacuum to round em up and tag ’em. That right there is the ideal method to gather these suckers. Of course any mix of the abilities works out well, but you get the idea.

Thorns sucks as mentioned above, having too much thorns may result in accidental kills which are a no-no. Again, use “junk” set pieces if you have to.

Objective: Kill 150 Enemies with Akarat’s Champion on

 Pretty easy since you want to do this anyway. CDR is of the utmost importance for this. See that little number on the skill icon? It’s a tracker for it. Not much else can be said for objective, I suppose.

Akkhan’s Set Dungeon Mastery

Mastery can be a little annoying but it didn’t take me more than a few tries. There’s a few things that needs to be discussed here…

Power level directly influences your speed here. The ProphecyFrydehrFurnace combo is the most powerful but least mobile build, but that’s OK since you’ll more than make up for it in TIME SPENT FIGHTING.

Norvald’s? That being said those items aren’t that commonly on hand. Norvald’s + Frydehr cubed is acceptable and I did master with this setup to make sure.

“Careful 1 loop” and “Two-loop Condemn n Clean”: Are the two different strategies I’ve tried when tackling this map. Let’s describe them.

  1. “Careful 1 loop” is the standard method of just sweeping all enemies while going for the Condemn objective. Very doable with this basic method.
  2. “Two-loop Condemn n Clean”: Travel once around Condemning obvious large piles, you should very quickly get this objective doing this! Then on the second loop your goal is to erase all remaining stragglers. Not a bad method!

Countering Stragglers (and elites): Single target damage is awkward with this build, and those random lickers lying around with a loose, un-Condemnable spread can get salty. This is not helped by the fact Vacuum is slow as hell. To help with this, I found that “ALWAYS HAVE CONDEMN CHARGING” really helps!



Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon Guide: Build | Location & Map | Tips

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The Armor of Akkhan Set Dungeon is actually FAIR! The challenge level is okay, and it was quite fun to tackle it. Don’t get too salty!!! 

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