Now that you have a Crusader Fresh Level 70, it is time to get our free set for this season. Acquiring the free set will be discussed here, in what to do, the gears/stat to look out for, etc. Let’s get your Crusader movin’!
The Crusader free set for season 15 is Roland’s Legacy.
Click below to reveal the instructions you need for each step:
|Season 15 Roland’s Legacy 6 piece Free Set Build|
|Sweep Attack||Holy Shock (Blazing Sweep)|
|Steed Charge||Endurance / Rejuvenation|
|Provoke||Too Scared / Hit Me!|
|Laws of Valor||Unstoppable Force|
|Iron Skin (Open)||Steel Skin|
|(Open) Wrathful||Long Arm of the Law|
|Heavenly / Fervor||Finery|
So, now what!?
Roland’s is pretty good out of the gate. Your main issues right now is Wrath generation as your damage and defenses are pretty good. Speaking of Wrath generation:
CRAFT REAPER’S WRAPS NOW. Recipe drop from any Torment Malthael.
It will offer a HUGE increase in quality of life!
Sweep Attack Rune?
I bet you’re asking this right now. We start off with Holy Shock to improve our survivability. As the game progresses, we shift to Fire Element using the Blazing Sweep Rune. Why is Blazing Sweep so good? Because the DoT stacks – and with this set you’re attack “very very fast”.
A quick review before proceeding…
As you’re proceeding with the next steps, keep these important things in mind!
Now we have to gain as much power, as quickly as possible. Legendary Gems is the first place we look – and make sure to keep an eye out for key items.
This is the easiest way to gain power simply because acquiring them has little to no RNG. Getting 3 of your best gems will increase your power dramatically in a short time span.
Click on the tabs to see Roland’s “Big 3” gems, and “others”.
Bane of the Trapped: Is a safe bet to invest as many points as you want in it. A generic DPS gem that’s tried and true – easy to trigger as a melee character.
Bane of the Powerful: Keep this at 25~ for now, as it doesn’t really scale up. It just gets a longer duration. Put some points in it, but you don’t need to tryhard this gem.
While many people will opt for triple offensive gems, I feel that a defensive gem should be part of your mix as early as now. ROLAND’S IS A FACETANKING BUILD – so you should think of a good defensive gem to use. Early on, its probably Moratorium or Esoteric Alteration.
Any other gems worth it?
Esoteric Alteration: Is useful for many high-end Crusader builds.
Boon of the Hoarder: You need this for speedfarming. And if there’s one thing Roland’s Legacy is good at… thank god it’s our free set!
(See: Speedfarming General, Crusader Speedfarming, Best Crusader Speedfarming Build)
Aside from these 7 gems listed in these tabs, any other gem is considerably worse.
Just get them asap while slowly climbing the GR’s you’re allowed to do. Do neph/GR/neph/GR etc until you get the big 3. Don’t overdo the level, just go for efficient farming and cheap empowering. GR 34 is enough to 25 a gem.
With 3 of your best gems at L25 – try much higher Torment levels. Now it’s time to find some key items!
Playing the Build & Adjustments
Provoke is technically an open skill. Its main use is generating Wrath.
Punish becomes optional at the extreme high-end power levels of Roland.
Iron Skin is the only truly optional skill EARLY ON.
As you progress and get items, your build may have a weak point here and there that you can patch up given the simple skill, rune, and passive changes listed below.
Here we discuss Playstyle Notes and build Build Adjustments.
More offense or Wrath needed?
Offense is usually categorized in Damage or, indirectly, Resource Gain.
This build is pretty much maxed out on “practical” Resource Gain / Management. Ultimately what tips the scale for us will be ITEMS, not SKILL CHANGES. (IE Golden Flense)
Insurmountable is great but we don’t have space for it!
More defense needed?
Defense is usually self-healing and/or damage reduction.
Iron Skin-Steel Skin is our default defensive “optional skill”. It’s hard to beat it. As we get stronger with Roland, this can be kept up longer and longer!
Laws of Justice – Immovable Object is my favorite defensive law, and one of the strongest defensive buffs in the game. Sadly, we cannot use the defensive Laws YET, as Unstoppable Force is too good to drop until we can properly manage our wrath.
More mobility needed?
Mobility and Speed shouldn’t be focused on THIS EARLY. It’s a luxury for a Fresh 70 Crusader. But when you can fit them in, consider these…
Iron Skin-Flash is a great mobility tool at a defensive cost. This mobility rune is pretty much ONLY viable with Roland, making it a notable addition.
Similarly, Laws of Hope-Wings of Angels is another “more likely to be used by Roland” kind of skill. It’s a huge mobility boost!
Items to look for
Okay, now that the easy part of powering up is done, it’s time for the farmy bit. Here, I will be listing all the high-impact items you can pick up, and how to get them (aside from drops).
LEGENDARY ITEMS LIST
Again, keep in mind the good ‘ol table:
|Sweep Attack Items||Shield Bash Items|
|Weapon||Golden Flense||Flail of the Ascended|
|Shield||Denial||Piro Marella / Final Witness|
Using Blood Shards:
Since you got a free Roland’s 6, it’s time to patch up the extra pieces – There aren’t many amazing pieces you can get for Roland’s, though.
Shields: are powerful but have a very large spread of possible items. Dump shards here once you have something decent in all slots.
BOUNTIES: RORG can help you fit in more “filler items” aside from the cubed armor power. It’s an indirect upgrade you should go for (ACT I Bounties). Also, Avarice from ACT III Bounties. There isn’t much Roland can improve on with shards, after the above.
Other low-priority fillers…
- Cindercoat can help you with Wrath, temporarily using a Fire rune.
- Magefist in a very similar vein…
- Leoric’s Crown for more CDR (Diamonds) or RCR (Topaz).
- Ancient Parthan Defenders with Sweep Attack-Trip Attack.
- Reaper’s Wraps (plans drop from Malthael) for more Wrath.
Again there’s nothing much you can do for Roland in terms of items….
Using Death’s Breath – Rare to legendary:
When upgrading shields – keep in mind you can snipe by upgrading a NORMAL SHIELD or a CRUSADER SHIELD depending on which category the one you’re looking for is.
The Classics: Good for any type of newer character, and even the most battle-hardened of builds.
Ring of Royal Grandeur: “Break” your 6-piece to make space for a good filler item!
Reaper’s Wraps: Kill Malthael for the plans – and craft it! A legit early boost with no RNG reliance. WRATH IS VERY IMPORTANT for Roland!
Unity: Straight 50% damage reduction in the cube. Too bad you need two of ’em.
So you skipped a whole chunk of the powering up phase with the free set. Now what? Like I always say, “Speedfarming first before pushing GR’s”. So, convert what you have NOW to be as speedfarmy as possible, first.
- Crusader Speedfarming Builds & Primer
- D3 Speedfarming with any Class!
- Crusader Best Speedfarming Build
Other Crusader Guides:
- Thorns of the Invoker | Invoker Set Dungeon
- Armor of Akkhan | Akkhan Set Dungeon
- Roland’s Legacy | Roland’s Set Dungeon
- Seeker of the Light | Light Set Dungeon
- Crusader Support Builds
Check out our D3 Guide Directory for other resources.