Crusaders have several gameplay(Maple Story Mesos) tactics they can use defensively. For instance, as long as they have at least one orb charged, they can use Coma with less than 5 orbs to stun enemies at any time. This becomes key when dealing with large mobs to minimize pot costs. Such a method is as follows: Stun the mob with coma. Power Strike a single monster repeatedly that no matter the number of orbs. Then, with 5 orbs, or if needed to keep control over the mob, stun the mob again and repeat. This is a very useful skill that many crusaders use which helps soloing.
At higher levels(Maplestory powerleveling), Crusaders also get Shout, an attack that stuns an enemy (95% chance) within a certain area, including those above or below you. It lasts a full 10 seconds with the skill maxed, unless the stun is interrupted. Rage provides a free 12 weapon attack boost for a party of 6. Their specific tactics also rack up fast experience at Gobies and they are also very fast killers at big mob spots like Himes.
Because many Maplestory characters use stronger attack boosts when bossing, their party skill, Rage, is often not considered as a factor. Crusaders are mainly used in bossing parties for their damage-dealing, on single elementally neutral monsters. Crusaders rack up the most total damage per minute of the warrior classes, and the second most at elementally weak bosses. Crusaders suffer against bosses that Dispel constantly, since this can eliminate their charged orbs.