We recently unleashed a new Crusader set into the wilds of the PTR. With this set, our goal has been to encourage a melee playstyle and to promote new builds and synergies apart from the established builds (looking at you, Blessed Shield and Darklight).
As we move forward with the PTR, please feel free to share any and all general feedback you may have about this new set in this thread. However, info which specifically relates to the topics below may offer the most productive commentary for us to share with our development team.
Related topics on which we’re seeking feedback (again, in this thread) include:
Thanks again everyone! Your feedback is most appreciated and continues to be instrumental in helping us to bring 2.1.0 into the mortal world. As ever, your deeds of valor will be remembered.
New Crusader Armor Set (Name still TBD)
- (2) Set Bonus
- +500 Strength
- (4) Set Bonus
- +100% Shield Bash Damage
- +100% Sweep Attack Damage
- (6) Set Bonus
- Hitting an enemy with Shield Bash or Sweep Attack grants 20% Attack Speed for 3 seconds, stacking up to 5 times
If you want to comment on it, the OP blue thread is here.
If you’re wondering why the Crusader gets another themed item set when he’s already got the Armor of Akkhan, it’s because the non-class restricted RoS sets have two general purpose sets: Bastions of Will and Istavan’s Paired Blades (though only the Monk and Barb can dual-wield to use that one), and then five more sets that are not class-restricted, but that have bonuses of use mostly or only to one class: Monkey King’s Garb — Monk, Might of the Earth — Barb, Raiment of the Jade Harvester — WD, The Shadow’s Mantle — DH, and Vyr’s Amazing Arcana — Wizard. The 8th general purpose set, the Thorns of the Invoker, was meant to be a Crusader-themed set during development, but it didn’t really work out (for the Crusader or for Thorns in general).
So now Sir Prancealot gets a second set. I hope it has shiny armor and looks good on a horsie. Crusaders like that sort of thing.