The Aegis of Valor (AoV) Set, while mainly focused on Heaven's Fury, also applies its massive 6-piece bonus to Fist of the Heavens thus giving rise to an entirely different set of builds.
Fist of the Heavens cannot compete with insane damage output of Heaven's Fury, but there's two areas where it is reigns supreme: AoE coverage and convenience. All the Fist of the Heavens multipliers are unconditional, you just have to cast the skill, there's no rotation, preparation or anything like that. This makes Fist of the Heavens builds ideal for speedfarming, especially when game difficulty is limited: in Nephalem Rifts and Bounties.
Fist of the Heavens' large area of effect and unlimited range, combined with mobility granted by Steed Charge and Norvald's Fervor set, produce the best crusader build when it comes to farming keys and bounties.
Very Easy ✔
Strong Season Starter ✔
Excellent AoE Damage ✔
❌ Bad Bossfights
❌ Inconsistent Toughness
❌ Can't reach High Greater Rifts
❌ Clunky due to Low Attack Speed
- Aegis of Valor set provides 50% damage reduction, nearly infinite Wrath and 20,000% Fist of the Heavens damage increase.
- Norvald's Fervor set gives 400% DPS increase and also lets you stay mounted 24/7, if you so desire.
- Darklight increases Fist of the Heavens damage by 1,000% and adds an extra explosion to each cast, effectively providing a x22 damage multiplier.
- Khassett's Cord of Righteousness increases Fist of the Heavens damage by 170%.
- Squirt's Necklace provides up to 100% damage buff, which is fairly easy to keep up on a ranged build that is killing everything on the screen in seconds.
Global Stat Priorities
Stack as much Cooldown Reduction (CDR) as possible; there aren't any Breakpoints to hit but having a lot of CDR makes the build more fluid and pleasant to play. After that focus on increasing your DPS via Elemental Damage, Crit Hit Chance & Damage, Fist of the Heavens damage, and Attack Speed. Defensive stats are not that important, given that this is a ranged build that typically 1-2 shots all the enemies.
- Stack CDR to make your life easier
- Spam Fist of the Heavens to your heart's content
- In fact, spam ALL the buttons
Guide by Northwar.
Charge onward to victory!