Best Crusader Legendary and Set Items

The most popular Crusader armor, weapons, and Legendary gems at level 70

  • This guide has the most popular armor, weapons, and Legendary gems used by Crusaders in Diablo III, with the best in slot Crusader items ranked by popularity.
  • The charts are generated from the data of more than 6 million Diablo III characters. They list the most powerful Crusader Legendary and Set items, that are being used by level 70 Crusaders during Patch 2.3.
  • This gear guide shows the equipment worn by the level 70 Crusaders who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.3. For each weapon and armor slot, there are charts of three groups of Crusaders:
    1. The softcore Crusaders who are in the bottom 75% of elite monster kills.
    2. The softcore Crusaders who are in the top 25% of elite monster kills.
    3. Hardcore Crusaders, regardless of elite monster kills.
  • Each chart shows the best Crusader items for a specific item slot. The most used Crusader Legendary and Set items are listed in order of their popularity, and the percentage of Rare items used is at the bottom of the list. This guide shows the most useful gear for level 70 Diablo III PC Crusaders, and those in the console Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. These are the top Crusader items, used for end-game level 70 content like running Nephalem Rifts and Greater Rifts in Adventure Mode, or farming Paragon Levels along with Ancient Legendary and Set items.
  • This best in slot Crusader gear guide has all the top gear just for Crusaders, most of which is dropping now. Any items marked as (Legacy) are older editions that no longer drop. See the Best Legendary and Set Items overview for more information about the Legendary editions, and for charts of the top items across all the classes combined.
  • The Most Popular Crusader Builds and Skills charts reflect the Crusader skills and builds that are used with this elite gear.
Charts Last Updated: November 19, 2017

Crusader Legendary Gems

  • These charts list the Crusader Legendary gem popularity for level 70 Crusaders in patch 2.3. They include the Crusaders who are at the top of the Crusader Greater Rift leaderboards.
  • Select any Legendary gem to see more details about it.
  • The Legendary Gems guide has data for Legendary gem popularity across all the Diablo III classes, and info on how to obtain and upgrade the Legendary gems.

Best Crusader Armor

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  • These are charts of the most popular Crusader armor, for each armor and jewelry slot on level 70 Crusaders who are actively playing in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.3.
  • The armor listed includes the best Set Crusader armor pieces, and the slots where Legendary and Rare armor items are used. These Crusader best in slot (BiS) armor items are ranked by popularity.

Crusader Helms

  • These charts list the most popular Helm items used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Head slot.

Crusader Shoulders

  • These charts list the most popular Shoulder items used by level 70 Crusaders.

Crusader Amulets

  • These charts list the most popular Amulet items used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Neck slot.

Crusader Chests

  • These charts list the most popular Chest items used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Torso slot.

Crusader Gloves

  • These charts list the most popular Gloves used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Hands slot.

Crusader Bracers

  • These charts list the most popular Bracers used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Wrists slot.

Crusader Rings

  • These charts list the most popular Rings used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the two Finger slots.
  • Important Note: Unlike the statistics for the other item slots, the percentage for Rings does not add up to 100%. That is because there are two Finger slots on a Diablo III character, and only the Legendary and Set rings used are displayed in these charts. The Finger slots that aren't using these rings have Rare rings equipped instead.

Crusader Belts

  • These charts list the most popular Belt items used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Waist slot.

Crusader Pants

  • These charts list the most popular Pants used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Legs slot.

Crusader Boots

  • These charts list the most popular Boots used by level 70 Crusaders, worn in the Feet slot.

Best Crusader Weapons

  • These charts list the most popular Crusader weapons and off-hands used by level 70 Crusaders in Reaper of Souls during patch 2.3.
  • The first two sets of charts list the weapon types and off-hand types that are most popular with level 70 Crusaders. The weapon charts below that list the best Crusader weapons in patch 2.3. The best in slot Crusader Legendary and Set weapons weapons are listed by popularity.

Crusader Weapon Types

  • These charts list the most popular weapon types that Crusaders equip in their main hand. The display at the top of the charts shows how many Crusaders use One-Handed weapons versus Two-Handed weapons.
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Crusaders
One-Handed usage39.6%
Two-Handed usage60.4%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword28.0%
Flail26.4%
Two-Handed Flail12.5%
Two-Handed Mace12.2%
Sword8.5%
Two-Handed Axe4.3%
Two-Handed Polearm3.4%
Mace2.0%
Axe1.2%
Dagger0.9%
Spear0.7%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Crusaders
One-Handed usage33.6%
Two-Handed usage66.4%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword31.4%
Flail27.0%
Two-Handed Flail16.4%
Two-Handed Mace13.8%
Sword4.9%
Two-Handed Polearm3.6%
Two-Handed Axe1.3%
Mace0.8%
Spear0.4%
Dagger0.3%
Axe0.2%
Main Hand Weapon Types
Used by Hardcore Crusaders
One-Handed usage31.7%
Two-Handed usage68.3%
Weapon TypePercent
Two-Handed Sword33.2%
Flail20.9%
Two-Handed Mace13.6%
Two-Handed Flail11.9%
Sword5.7%
Two-Handed Axe5.7%
Two-Handed Polearm3.9%
Mace2.1%
Axe1.4%
Dagger0.8%
Spear0.7%

Crusader Off-Hand Types

  • These charts show the types of items that Crusaders equip at level 70 in their Off-Hand slot, if they have something in that slot.
Off-Hand Types
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Crusaders
Off-Hand TypePercent
Crusader Shield74.0%
Shield26.0%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Crusaders
Off-Hand TypePercent
Crusader Shield85.2%
Shield14.8%
Off-Hand Types
Used by Hardcore Crusaders
Off-Hand TypePercent
Crusader Shield71.3%
Shield28.7%

Crusader One-Handed Weapons

  • These charts list the One-Handed weapon items that Crusaders equip at level 70 in their main hand, of the Crusaders who are using One-Handed weapons.
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Crusaders
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Johanna's Argument39.4%
Swiftmount11.2%
Born's Furious Wrath8.8%
Justinian's Mercy4.1%
Darklight3.1%
Golden Scourge3.1%
In-geom2.7%
Gyrfalcon's Foote2.5%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker1.8%
Inviolable Faith1.8%
Skycutter1.8%
Jace’s Hammer of Vigilance1.5%
Akanesh, the Herald of Righteousness1.3%
Kassar's Retribution1.2%
Other Legendary & Set14.2%
Rare One-Hand Weapons1.5%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Crusaders
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Johanna's Argument55.8%
Swiftmount13.4%
Born's Furious Wrath6.8%
Gyrfalcon's Foote3.9%
Darklight3.3%
In-geom2.8%
Justinian's Mercy1.8%
Skycutter1.3%
Inviolable Faith1.0%
Jace’s Hammer of Vigilance1.0%
Akanesh, the Herald of Righteousness1.0%
Golden Scourge0.9%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker0.9%
Solanium0.4%
Doombringer0.4%
Other Legendary & Set4.9%
Rare One-Hand Weapons0.4%
Main Hand (One-Hand) Weapons
Used by Hardcore Crusaders
One-Hand WeaponsPercent
Johanna's Argument45.4%
Justinian's Mercy4.7%
Swiftmount3.8%
Born's Furious Wrath3.2%
Gyrfalcon's Foote3.0%
Darklight2.8%
Golden Scourge2.4%
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker2.2%
Jace’s Hammer of Vigilance2.2%
Skycutter1.8%
Inviolable Faith1.7%
In-geom1.7%
Akanesh, the Herald of Righteousness1.5%
Kassar's Retribution1.2%
Other Legendary & Set19.5%
Rare One-Hand Weapons2.9%

Crusader Two-Handed Weapons

  • These charts list the Two-Handed weapon items that Crusaders equip at level 70, of the Crusaders who use Two-Handed weapons.
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Crusaders
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
The Furnace10.0%
Blade of Prophecy9.2%
Maximus7.5%
Golden Flense6.1%
Blood Brother5.9%
Fate of the Fell5.7%
Scourge4.0%
Corrupted Ashbringer3.7%
The Mortal Drama3.5%
Blackguard3.0%
The Grandfather2.6%
Baleful Remnant2.6%
Heart Slaughter2.5%
Warmonger2.3%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.2%
Other Legendary & Set27%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons2.2%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Top 25%
Softcore Crusaders
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Blade of Prophecy20.7%
The Furnace16.7%
Maximus9.3%
Golden Flense8.6%
Fate of the Fell8.3%
Blood Brother6.3%
Heart Slaughter4.6%
Golden Flense (Legacy)3.2%
Baleful Remnant2.8%
Corrupted Ashbringer2.4%
The Mortal Drama1.7%
The Grandfather1.5%
Scourge1.4%
Blackguard1.4%
Sledge of Athskeleng1.2%
Other Legendary & Set9.9%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons0.0%
Two-Handed Weapons
Used by Hardcore Crusaders
Two-Hand WeaponsPercent
Blade of Prophecy10.2%
The Furnace7.6%
Maximus7.2%
Blood Brother6.1%
Fate of the Fell4.2%
Golden Flense4.2%
Scourge3.8%
The Mortal Drama3.5%
The Grandfather3.5%
Corrupted Ashbringer3.3%
Baleful Remnant3.1%
Blackguard3.0%
Sledge of Athskeleng2.8%
Stalgard's Decimator2.3%
Other Legendary & Set30.5%
Rare Two-Hand Weapons4.7%

Crusader Off-Hand Holdables

  • These charts list the Holdable items that Crusaders use the most at level 70.
Off-Hands Used by Lower 75%
Softcore Crusaders
Off-HandsPercent
Guard of Johanna25.4%
Piro Marella13.0%
The Final Witness10.4%
Frydehr’s Wrath8.2%
Unrelenting Phalanx5.7%
Hellskull3.8%
Jekangbord3.6%
Salvation3.2%
Stormshield2.5%
Coven’s Criterion2.4%
Lidless Wall2.0%
Hallowed Bulwark1.8%
Hallowed Barricade1.8%
Eberli Charo1.7%
Other Legendary & Set9.8%
Rare Off-Hands4.7%
Off-Hands Used by Top 25%
Softcore Crusaders
Off-HandsPercent
Guard of Johanna28.3%
Piro Marella20.4%
Frydehr’s Wrath15.2%
Unrelenting Phalanx10.6%
The Final Witness9.0%
Hellskull5.8%
Jekangbord2.2%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)1.6%
Lidless Wall1.5%
Eberli Charo1.1%
Hallowed Barricade1.0%
Stormshield0.7%
Hallowed Bulwark0.4%
Coven’s Criterion0.3%
Defender of Westmarch0.3%
Other Legendary & Set1.7%
Rare Off-Hands0.1%
Off-Hands Used by
Hardcore Crusaders
Off-HandsPercent
Guard of Johanna27.6%
Piro Marella16.0%
Frydehr’s Wrath8.2%
Unrelenting Phalanx6.0%
The Final Witness3.6%
Stormshield3.4%
Hellskull3.3%
Jekangbord3.0%
Salvation2.3%
Coven’s Criterion2.2%
Defender of Westmarch2.1%
Lidless Wall2.0%
Defender of Westmarch (Legacy)2.0%
Hallowed Barricade1.7%
Other Legendary & Set9.3%
Rare Off-Hands7.3%

Best Overall Crusader Gear

  • These charts list the most popular Legendary and Set items for Crusaders in Diablo III, in any slot. All the best Crusader Legendary and Set items are found here, whether they are weapons or armor.
  • The chart on the left shows the Legendary and Set items worn the most by softcore Crusaders in the Lower 75% of Elite Kills. The chart on the right lists that data for the softcore Crusaders who are in the Top 25% of Elite Kills.
Lower 75% Crusaders
ItemSlotPercent
1Heart of the LightTorso25.8%
2Mountain of the LightShoulders25.8%
3Towers of the LightLegs25.8%
4Crown of the LightHead25.6%
5Will of the LightHands25.3%
6Foundation of the LightFeet25.2%
7Guard of JohannaOff-Hand23.8%
8Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger23.3%
9Gabriel's VambracesWrists22.2%
10Roland's GraspHands21.7%
11Roland's MantleShoulders21.5%
12Roland's DeterminationLegs21.3%
13Roland's StrideFeet20.6%
14Roland's VisageHead19.9%
15Roland's BearingTorso19.8%
16Convention of the ElementsFinger19.6%
17Breastplate of AkkhanTorso19.5%
18Pauldrons of AkkhanShoulders19.4%
19Gauntlets of AkkhanHands19.4%
20Cuisses of AkkhanLegs18.9%
21Sabatons of AkkhanFeet18.1%
22The Witching HourWaist16.6%
23Johanna's ArgumentOne-Handed15.4%
24Leoric's CrownHead15.1%
25Helm of AkkhanHead14.4%
ItemSlotPercent
Top 25% Crusaders
ItemSlotPercent
1Pauldrons of AkkhanShoulders32.7%
2Gauntlets of AkkhanHands32.2%
3Breastplate of AkkhanTorso32.0%
4Cuisses of AkkhanLegs31.1%
5Sabatons of AkkhanFeet30.7%
6Roland's GraspHands30.1%
7Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger30.0%
8Roland's MantleShoulders29.8%
9Roland's DeterminationLegs29.6%
10Roland's StrideFeet28.9%
11Roland's VisageHead28.1%
12Roland's BearingTorso26.8%
13Mountain of the LightShoulders26.8%
14Heart of the LightTorso26.7%
15Will of the LightHands26.7%
16Towers of the LightLegs26.6%
17Foundation of the LightFeet26.6%
18Crown of the LightHead26.5%
19Guard of JohannaOff-Hand26.1%
20Convention of the ElementsFinger25.7%
21The Witching HourWaist25.0%
22Gabriel's VambracesWrists24.7%
23Leoric's CrownHead21.9%
24UnityFinger21.9%
25Vigilante BeltWaist20.8%
ItemSlotPercent
All Hardcore Crusaders
ItemSlotPercent
1Heart of the LightTorso28.0%
2Mountain of the LightShoulders28.0%
3Towers of the LightLegs27.9%
4Crown of the LightHead27.6%
5Will of the LightHands27.5%
6Foundation of the LightFeet26.9%
7Guard of JohannaOff-Hand25.8%
8Gabriel's VambracesWrists23.8%
9Ring of Royal GrandeurFinger22.8%
10Convention of the ElementsFinger22.8%
11Roland's MantleShoulders22.0%
12Roland's DeterminationLegs21.2%
13Roland's GraspHands21.0%
14Roland's StrideFeet20.3%
15Roland's VisageHead20.2%
16Pauldrons of AkkhanShoulders19.8%
17Breastplate of AkkhanTorso19.7%
18Gauntlets of AkkhanHands19.4%
19Cuisses of AkkhanLegs19.1%
20Roland's BearingTorso18.7%
21Sabatons of AkkhanFeet18.0%
22FocusFinger17.1%
23RestraintFinger16.9%
24Piro MarellaOff-Hand14.9%
25String of EarsWaist14.6%
ItemSlotPercent
  • This chart lists the most popular Legendary and Set items for all level 70 hardcore Crusaders in Diablo III.
  • Since they must be more cautious when farming for gear, hardcore Crusaders do not gain the same number of Legendary or Set items on average as a softcore Crusader. Because of this, there are fewer items widely used across level 70 hardcore Crusaders, compared to the Legendary and Set items popular with the softcore Crusaders.
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