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Roland Sweep Attack Crusader Guide

Last Updated: April 11th 2024

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Roland's Legacy Sweep Attack Crusader build is a very fun build to play. The set provides a massive 375% Attack Speed bonus, which lets you easily reach the Attack Speed cap, even when using a Two-Handed Mace, the slowest weapon in the game. If you want to run around Sanctuary, slapping demons across the face at Mach 20, then this is the build for you.

One nice thing about Roland's Legacy, is that it doesn't require any support skills. Just using your main attack, Sweep Attack or Shield Bash is enough to activate all of the bonuses. This lets you choose the remaining skills, and gives you freedom to customize any Roland's Legacy build exactly to your liking.

On current patch, Roland's Legacy Sweep Attack Crusader is completely outclassed Fist of the Heavens Crusader when it comes to farming. However, when pushing is concerned, Roland becomes one of the contenders for the top spot thanks to massive seasonal buff. And, of course, on Roland's Legacy leaderboards Sweep Attack reigns supreme!

Great Sustain ✔
Very High Attack Speed ✔

2 Completely Free Skill Slots ✔

❌ Small AoE
Short Range
Very Spammy
Not Enough Useful Passives

Core Setup

Core Item Build


  • Roland's Legacy set provides 375% Attack Speed, 56% damage reduction, 40,000% Sweep Attack damage increase, and also lets us reset cooldowns of Iron Skin and the Law skill extremely fast.
  • Captain Crimson's Trimmings set gives around 60% DPS, 65% damage reduction as well as 20% CDR and RCR.
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur allows us to get full bonuses from both sets.
  • Golden Flense increases Sweep Attack damage by 300% and it also solves all our Wrath issues.
  • Denial increases Sweep Attack damage by up to 625%.

Season 31 Forbidden Archives

For the duration of Season 31, the slots in Kanai’s Cube that allow you to equip three additional Legendary Powers will not be restricted to their usual categories. While normally a player can equip one power each from the Weapon, Armor, and Jewelry categories, Season 31 players can mix and match between all three! This might allow you to run two Weapon powers with one Armor power. Or perhaps you might choose to run three Amulet powers instead.

This build benefits greatly from this Season Theme because we can use Norvald's Fervor set together with both Sweep weapons.

Global Stat Priorities

Stack at least 55% Cooldown Reduction (CDR) to get decent uptime on Akarat's Champion. Life per Hit is your main source of recovery; make sure to have at least one roll on Weapon or Bracers. Since your Recovery is not dependent on your Life pool, you should prioritize mitigation stats—All Resist, Elite Reduction and Melee Reduction—over HP stats, when possible. Finally, stack DPS stats wherever possible: Fire Damage, Sweep Attack Damage, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Chance and Area Damage. Any Attack Speed rolls on gear are completely useless, because your Attack Speed is capped just from Roland's Legacy (6) Bonus.

Assembling the Build

Item Stat Priorities




Paragon Points

Altar of Rites





Nephalem Rifts
GR Solo Speeds
GR Solo Push
T16 Sweep

In T16 version of the build we drop Denial to fit in Norvald's Fervor set, which is needed to spam Steed Charge. This build is not the fastest torment clearer, due to small AoE of Sweep Attack, but it gets the job done.

As many other T16 buids, we use the Gold Items: Goldwrap, Avarice Band and Boon of the Hoarder. Together, these three give you a screen-wide pick up radius, 30% Movement Speed, nearly infinite toughness, and a steady supply of gold. With toughness taken care of, we can focus mainly on mobility. We have Laws of Hope Wings of Angels, which not only gives Movement Speed, but also provides a shield to protect our Squirt's Necklace stacks. To make sure that this shield doesn't drop when there's not enough mobs around, we get Long Arm of the Law. Since we no longer have RCR from Unstoppable Force, we switch to Akarat's Champion Embodiment of Power.

Steed Charge Endurance is used for maximum mobility. In our last skill slot we have Condemn Vacuum to pull in the mobs. Obsidian Ring of The Zodiac helps with Akarat's Champion uptime and also lets us use Condemn more.

The gameplay is very simple: run up to mobs, slap them to death, run to the next group. There's no tricks.

If you play in a group, equip Nemesis Bracers and replace Stone of Jordan with Avarice Band. At high Paragon (3,500+), you can swap Captain Crimson's Trimmings to Sage's Journey for more Death's Breath drops.

Sweep Solo Speeds

This variant tries to get as much damage as possible, while staying mobile. For that we utilize Norvald's Fervor set, Convention of Elements, and Squirt's Necklace. We get shields from St. Archew's Gage and Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard. For this version healing is not needed, so you can get an extra CDR roll on your weapon instead.

Our free skill slots are occupied by utility skills: Condemn Vacuum and Steed Charge Draw and Quarter.

Gameplay in speeds is pretty straightforward: you Steed Charge forward, use Condemn Vacuum to group the mobs, and Sweep Attack them to death.

One thing you should pay extra attention to is your Squirt's Necklace stacks. You have a big shield from Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard, and that shield can take quite a lot of hits. However, since you are melee and have to stop to deal damage, you are almost constantly getting hit. Because of that, your shield rarely has time to regenerate. If you notice that your Squirt's Necklace buff drops, you need to kill whatever you are fighting and then wait a couple of seconds before moving forward to let your shield refresh. If you don't do that, you might not see any Squirt's Necklace stacks until you spawn the Rift Guardian.

If you find that you Squirt's Necklace buff drops too often, and you don't want to play that shield minigame, you can switch to a different setup that is using Bastions of Will for damage. You have to lose Condemn to fit in Justice Sword of Justice. Instead of Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard you use Zei's Stone of Vengeance. Squirt's Necklace stays there but it's only useful during the Shield Pylon.

Roland Sweep Solo Push

The solo push version aims to get as much damage and toughness as possible. For damage, we have Endless Walk and Norvald's Fervor sets, Strongarm Bracers, and Convention of Elements. For toughness, we use Laws of Valor Unstoppable Force. Our third legendary gem is Gogok of Swiftness, which helps us reach 64.5% CDR breakpoint, necessary for 32s cooldown on Akarat's Champion. Our free skill slots are occupied by utility skills: Condemn Vacuum and Steed Charge Draw and Quarter.

It's strongly recommended to get Life per Hit on your weapon; just that one roll will be enough to solve all your sustain problems. If your Paragon is high and your gear is optimized, you can try to get away with only LpH on the bracers, but you will have to be a lot more careful.

Generally, your journey through the rift should follow this rotation:

Convention of Elements CycleActions
2s into HolyFind a place to make a pull; try to position your Templar in the middle. Run around with Condemn Vacuum active to suck in all the mobs.
3s into LightningStand in the middle of the pull and don't move to let Endless Walk switch into damage mode.
3s into PhysicalUse Steed Charge followed by Condemn Vacuum again to refresh your buffs and debuffs.
Start of FireActivate Akarat's Champion, if it's not on cooldown. Stand still and DPS the pull; move to Oculus Ring's zone when it appears.
Start of Holy Use Steed Charge Draw and Quarter to move forward, taking surviving high-HP trash and elites with you.

Of course, you don't have to move every 16s; if you have enough mobs left alive, you can stay and do another DPS rotation.

You can go for a lower CDR breakpoint: 47.7%. With that you get 48s cooldown on Akarat's Champion and you can have it active during 2 Fire rotations out of 3. In return you get a bit more Area Damage and Amplification from your Enchantress. With less Akarat's Champion uptime, you are also less tanky so the gem slot will be occupied by Esoteric Alteration. This version is slightly weaker than 32s one, but it's easier to get the gear for it.

Video Guide

Guide Video


Sweep Attack

Roland's Legacy


  • Stack CDR to reach the 64.5% Breakpoint.
  • Get Life per Hit on your Weapon.
  • Get one Resource Cost Reduction roll.
  • Always use Blazing Sweep.

Sweep your enemies away with tide of... sweeps... I guess...


Written by Northwar.

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