Diablo® III

[TIPS] RoS Followers (lvl.70) complete guide

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Introduction - A few things to know

1. Templar
    1-1. Templar Stats
    1-2. Templar Templates

2. Scoundrel
    2-1. Scoundrel Stats
    2-2. Scoundrel Templates

3. Enchantress
    3-1. Enchantress Stats
    3-2. Enchantress Templates


4. Legendary items (with followers proc) list
4.1. Weapons
4.1.a. One-Handed
    4.1.a.1 Axes
    4.1.a.2 Daggers
    4.1.a.3 Maces
    4.1.a.4 Swords

4.1.b. Two-Handed
    4.1.b.1 Axes
    4.1.b.2 Maces
    4.1.b.3 Staves
    4.1.b.4 Swords
    4.1.b.5 Bows
    4.1.b.6 Xbows

4.2. Shields

4.3. Jewelry
    4.3.a. Amulets
    4.3.b. Rings

4.4. Follower Special
    4.4.a. Enchantress Focuses
    4.4.b. Scoundrel Tokens
    4.4.c. Templar Relics


5. Unity & Immortal follower combo

6. How do I gear my followers ?
    6-1. Finding equipment
    6-2. Enchanting
    6-3. Gems


7. Ashera’s set.

8. So... Wich follower must i choose ?

9. Links
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 9/18/2015 1:48 AM PDT
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Introduction A few things to know
With RoS followers were greatly improved and can now deal a very decent amount of damage, even in higher tourments. Some of their skills and stats were modified inducing new behaviors to adopt in gameplay. Some of the max stats given here, such as MF or block chances, cc%, can be made higher by combining actual and legacy items.

Disclaimer : some follower's templates efficiency depend on which difficulty they are used on.

• Set bonus do not applies to followers.
• Follower's buff goes away when he dies, that goes only for passive buffs, equipment bonus stays active, same with active buffs or CCs that were previously casted (note : a followers never "dies", just goes KO).
• MF/GF/%xp/+pts xp buffs applies to you with a 1/5 ration, they don't fade away even if your followers goes KO.
• All stats are effective on followers, such as elemental damage bonus, CDR, bonus vs. elites etc. Exceptions : all ressources related stats, mouvement speed
• Follower will appreciate legendaries you thought were crap for you.
• Legendary gems do not work on followers (except gem of Ease)


2.4 Oculus changes :
•No longer rolls with guaranteed Attack Speed, Reduced Damage from Elites, or Resistance to All Elements
•Now rolls with a guaranteed socket
•Bonus damage increased from 30-40% to 70-85%
•The damage bonus provided by this item is now multiplicative with other sources of damage
•The damage bonus provided by this item no longer stacks with overlapping zones
•Damage zone now spawns at a random location near the monster that was killed
•The chance to summon a zone is now 100%

Main consequence of these change, max AS has been reduced ! However given the enhanced proc, Oculus is still one of the best choices for follower gearing. Legacy Oculus can still be used in adition with 2.4 Oculus, however there will be no difference between proced zones.


2.3 cc changes : often seen as a nerf, cc are still relevant on followers for control and legendary gems proc. This is even more the case if your followers uses different cc than yours. Beside some cc items have been improved (such as wyrward or pandemonium loop).
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 2/2/2016 7:44 AM PST
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1. Templar
1-1. Templar Stats
MF max : 50%
GF max : 365%
Block chance Max : 63%
Dps Max : 500k+
Exp Max : 75%
+ pts exp Max : 1 000
ChC max : 34%
ChD max : 150%
CDR max : 82%
AS max : 28%
Thorns max : 64 500
Damage against Elites : 118%

Damage : physical (Max: 80%)

GF weapon : Sun Keeper http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/sun-keeper or Devil Tongue http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/devil-tongue
DPS weapon : Doombringer http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/doombringer

Postion : in front of you.

1-2. Templar Templates

• Lightning Templar
Lightning weapon, such as
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/odyn-son
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/fulminator
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/thunderfury-blessed-blade-of-the-windseeker
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/dovu-energy-trap
Rings :
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/justice-lantern
Shield :
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/defender-of-westmarch
This template offers a great CC/dmg balance.


• Full DPS Templar
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/doombringer with socket + ruby, 20% physical damage
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan 20% physical
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/stone-of-jordan with 20% physical dmg
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bulkathoss-wedding-band
Shield : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/lidless-wall 20% physical


• Scarecrow
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/echoing-fury
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rechels-ring-of-larceny


• Icecube
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rimeheart or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/azurewrath
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bulkathoss-wedding-band
Shield : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/freeze-of-deflection


• Life support
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/solanium
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rakoffs-glass-of-life with 10% ChC (if your templar actually kills, if not, any amulet with AS and 10 ChC
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rogars-huge-stone with 6% ChC (synergy with Loyalty skill)
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/justice-lantern with 6% ChC
Shield : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/covens-criterion-dzvKS or any other shield with 10% ChC

Solanium Templar

Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/solanium
~ 7% AS
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan if packing is needed
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rakoffs-glass-of-life as long as your Templat actually kils and/or have a shield with bleed chance
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moonlight-ward for high mobility builds and if ChC can be rerolled for
~ 7% AS
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/broken-promises
~ 7% AS
Ring* : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
Shield : any "usefull" shield
~ with bleed chance, vs, elites dmg bonus

Token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/enchanting-favor
~ dcc/block chance

Skills : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/follower#1100
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*or Unity As/dmg

Thunderfury Templar

Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/thunderfury-blessed-blade-of-the-windseeker
~ %dmg/As/socket/cc
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
~ dmg/As/Chc
Ring*: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward
~ with dmg/As/Chc
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bulkathoss-wedding-band
~ dmg/As/Chc
Shield : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/defender-of-westmarch
~ Chc/bleed chance

Token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/enchanting-favor
~ dcc/block chance

Skills : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/follower#1100
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*or Unity dmg/As/chc

Hack'n Thorns

Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hack
~ %dmg/As/socket+topaz
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
~ thorns/As/Chc
Ring: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward if weapon has lightning damage
~ with dmg/As/Chc
or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
~ with dmg/As/Chc
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bulkathoss-wedding-band
~ thorns/As/Chc
Shield : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/defender-of-westmarch
~ Chc/thorns

Token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/enchanting-favor
~ dcc/block chance
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 2/2/2016 7:00 AM PST
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2. Scoundrel

2-1. Scoundrel Stats
MF max : 50%
GF max : 330%
Dps Max : 500k+
Exp Max : 75%
+ pts exp Max : 800
ChC max : 22% (23,8% with passive)
ChD max : 150%
CDR max : 74%
AS max : 28%
Thorns max : 54 500
Damage against Elites : 91%

Damage : physical (Max: 40%) or poison (Max : 40%), or Arcane (Max : 45%).

GF weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ravens-wing
DPS weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/burizado-kyanon
Note that the scoundrel is the only follower who can't combine a GF/Elite bonus weapon unless he uses a diamond socket in his Raven's Wing.

Position : where he wants.

2-2. Scoundrel Templates

• WIndforce
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/windforce
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/band-of-hollow-whispers and http://us.battle.net//en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F


• Full DPS Scoundrel
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/burizado-kyanon + socket and ruby
If you have acces to all scoundrel skills, go for Arcane damage, if not poison damage on amulet and SoJ.
http://us.battle.net//en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F


• Hellrack
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hellrack
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/band-of-hollow-whispers and http://us.battle.net//en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F


• Fear Rogue
Weapon : any 2H Bow with fear chance
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rechels-ring-of-larceny


• Lightning Scoundrel
Any lightning bow, (reroll elemental damage into lightning if needed), or
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/uskang
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/dovu-energy-trap
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward


• 0chc Scoundrel
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/windforce AS
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan AS, 0% chc
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/broken-promises AS, 0% chc
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring AS, 0% chc, 85% zone
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/skeleton-key max chd
Benefit : 3% dmg increase, 53% uptime
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 2/2/2016 6:55 AM PST
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3. Enchantress

3-1. Enchantress Stats
MF max : 50%
GF max : 325%
Dps Max : 500k+
Exp Max : 75%
+ pts exp Max : 800
ChC max : 24%
ChD max : 150%
CDR max : 74%
AS max : 28% (31% with passive)
Thorns max : 54 500
Damage against Elites : 123%

Damage : arcane (Max: 45%)

GF weapon : Sun Keeper http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/sun-keeper or Devil Tongue http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/devil-tongue or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-grand-vizier
DPS weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/thunderfury-blessed-blade-of-the-windseeker

Postion : behind you.

3-2. Enchantress Templates

• Lightning Enchantress
Lightning weapon, such as
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/odyn-son
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/fulminator
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/thunderfury-blessed-blade-of-the-windseeker
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/schaefers-hammer
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/dovu-energy-trap
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward


• Maximus
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/maximus
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moonlight-ward
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
Maximus Enchantress was great in vanilla, it has become even better in RoS.


• Tormentress
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-tormentor
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/overwhelming-desire-1I0LYo
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/band-of-hollow-whispers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
Works even better with Enchantress CC skills.


• Furnace
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-furnace
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/halcyons-ascent or any with 7%AS
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/stone-of-jordan (with 7% AS)
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/band-of-hollow-whispers (with 7% AS)
or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/unity (with 7% AS)
Furnace has been change in 2.1, now add up to 50% vs elites. Still a good emplane but not as far as OP that it was before


Legacy Fumace Enchantres vs. Ghom in T6 video:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22ikci_fumace-enchantress_videogames
(do not expect tremendous gameplay)
Ghom got 2 883 098 112 HP and was taken down in 4' 50, which gives a 9 941 717 eDPS Enchantress ^^. You can notice the first Fumace's proc at 478 121 088 damage.

• Sand Witch
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-sultan-of-blinding-sand
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moonlight-ward with chance to blind (max 5,1) or any other amulet with blind chances, or a regular enchantress amulet.
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/band-of-hollow-whispers or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bulkathoss-wedding-band
With enchantress CC skill, it is one of the best CC template, great synergy with Monks


• Fear sorceress
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/echoing-fury
or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/maloths-focus
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rechels-ring-of-larceny


•Blindchantress
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-sultan-of-blinding-sand
~ As/socket/blind chance
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
~ /As/blind chance
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/jeweler/recipe/hellfire-ring
~ As
Ring* : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
~ As
or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
~ As
or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward if weapon have lightning dmg

Token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/smoking-thurible

Skills : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/follower#!!1111
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*or Unity dmg/As/


Solanium Enchantress

Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/solanium
~ 7% AS
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan if packing is needed or
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rakoffs-glass-of-life
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/broken-promises
~ 7% AS
Ring* : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
~ with 7% AS

Token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/smoking-thurible 100% chd

Skills : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/follower#!!1110
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*or Unity As/dmg

Corrupted Ashbringer Enchantress

Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/corrupted-ashbringer
~ 7% AS
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/nagelring
~ 7% AS
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
~ with 7% AS
or http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/band-of-hollow-whispers
~ with 7% AS

Token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/smoking-thurible 100% chd

Eun-Jang-Do Enchantress

Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/eunjangdo
~ lightning damage** and CDR
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
~ CDR
Ring : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward
~ CDR
Ring* : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
~ with CDR

Token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/smoking-thurible 100% chd

Skills : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/follower#!!1011
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*or Unity with CDR
** Eun_Jang-Do always come with cold damage, it must be reroll into lightning to use the Wyrward combo
Template explained in details by TastySouP here : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20419913563
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 2/5/2016 3:21 AM PST
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4. Legendary items (with followers proc) list
If an item doesn’t show in the list below, it simply doesn’t work on follower.

4.1. Weapons

4.1.a. One-Handed

4.1.a.1 Axes
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/genzaniku
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hack
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-butchers-sickle
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/sky-splitter
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-burning-axe-of-sankis

4.1.a.2 Daggers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pig-sticker
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wizardspike
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/envious-blade-3FoG39
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/eunjangdo

4.1.a.3 Maces
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/odyn-son
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/solanium
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/earthshatter
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/mad-monarchs-scepter-2F34bH

4.1.a.4 Swords
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/fulminator
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rimeheart
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/thunderfury-blessed-blade-of-the-windseeker
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/sever
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/skycutter
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/azurewrath
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/ingeom

4.1.b. Two-Handed

4.1.b.1 Axes
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/butchers-carver
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/fire-brand
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/cinder-switch

4.1.b.2 Maces
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/arthefs-spark-of-life
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-furnace
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/cataclysm
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/schaefers-hammer
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/sunder
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/soulsmasher-6EmZ3

4.1.b.3 Staves
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/maloths-focus
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-tormentor

4.1.b.4 Swords
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/scourge
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/maximus
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/corrupted-ashbringer

4.1.b.5 Bows
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/cluckeye

4.1.b.6 Xbows
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/demon-machine
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/burizado-kyanon
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/pus-spitter
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hellrack

4.2. Shields
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/wall-of-bone
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/defender-of-westmarch
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/freeze-of-deflection
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/wall-of-man
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/covens-criterion-dzvKS

4.3. Jewelry

4.3.a. Amulets
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moonlight-ward
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/talisman-of-aranoch
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/ancestors-grace
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/countess-julias-cameo
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/dovu-energy-trap
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rakoffs-glass-of-life
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-ess-of-johan
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/maras-kaleidoscope
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-star-of-azkaranth
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/xephirian-amulet
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/overwhelming-desire-1I0LYo


4.3.b. Rings

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/rogars-huge-stone
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wyrdward
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bulkathoss-wedding-band (note that BK ring has undergone some changes in 2.3, the wearer must hit or be hitten in order to proc its special effect)
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/band-of-hollow-whispers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/unity
http://us.battle.net//en/item/pandemonium-loop-3qRY5F
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/nagelring
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/broken-promises
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/arcstone
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring
and all Hellfire rings

4.4. Follower Special

4.4.a. Enchantress Focuses
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hand-of-the-prophet
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/smoking-thurible
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/vadims-surge

4.4.b. Scoundrel Tokens
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/ribald-etchings
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/skeleton-key
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/slipkas-letter-opener

4.4.c. Templar Relics
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/enchanting-favor
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/relic-of-akarat
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hillenbrands-training-sword
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 2/2/2016 6:40 AM PST
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5. Unity & Immortal follower combo

The ring Unity special effect is effective on followers, http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/unity
In combination with the legendaries followers token wich gives immortality to them greatly reduce the damage your characters suffers. One can maximize this by taking off all vitality and %life stats on follower gear, rerolling those for main stat, damage mitigation or utility. That way the immortal follower HP are the close to a naked follower HP, the damage taken are then even lower.

Some players claim that this combo by himself is enough to play in T6 and hence is unintended. For some other players, it´s intended, to have to sacrifice a ring in order to pull the combo out is fair enough. Update : devs have stated that the unity combo is intended for solo play.

• Templar Unity
No vit, no %life, and no life regen
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-burning-axe-of-sankis
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moonlight-ward
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/unity
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/justice-lantern
Shield : any high damage mitigation shield such as :
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/wall-of-man
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/covens-criterion-dzvKS
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/stormshield
Templar relic : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/enchanting-favor


• Scoundrel Unity
No vit, no %life, and no life regen
Weapon : any
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moonlight-ward
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/unity
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/litany-of-the-undaunted
Scoundrel token : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/skeleton-key
Dirty fighting skill instead of Vanish


• Enchantress Unity
No vit, no %life, and no life regen
Weapon : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-burning-axe-of-sankis
Amulet : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moonlight-ward
Rings : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/unity
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/litany-of-the-undaunted
Enchantress Focus : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/smoking-thurible
Powered armor and CC skills
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 9/16/2014 12:46 AM PDT
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6. How do I gear my followers ?

6-1. Finding equipment
Finding gear for follower may seems tricky in regard of the smart loot system. The Brighton side is that smart loot is not systematic so you do have a fair chance to find gear white is not for your class. An other source of gear would be IG trading in multiplayer games, (most of the time that would be donations instead of actual trading).

Crafting is a solution. Both blacksmith and jeweler have interesting items. You will need at least a lvl one character in each main stat class to fully use crafting. Note that the Brabarian is more effective to gear up templar since he can't use crusader's schield.

Gambling Blood shards with Kadala is a great way to obtain follower gear, yet it has a downside : you will need a lvl 70 character with the same mainstat than the follower you intendant to gear up. Again, Barbarian and Wizzard will be more effective than Crusadeŕs or WD.

Last but not least, some of the horadric caches specific legendaries are just great for followers and fairly easy to obtain.

6-2. Enchanting
Followers ChD are now capped at 150%, and got a notice 50% ChD That makes enchanting far more simple. Always look for near 100% ChD on follower token. That way ChD are not needed anymore. Amulets and second rings are now ChD free, wich leaves room for damage range or convenient reroll.

For weapons, some of them already have a native 35% ChD making this stats even easier to handle. When a weapon already have your follower main stat, always look for a socket. In some case, the stat to reroll into a socket will be very easy to choose.

Lvl 60 item are to be kept for followers : from a CC perpective and for some special procs they are still usefull at lvl. 70, and cost way more less to reroll (amys and rings).
For the Enchantress, you will need to have a lvl 1 Wizzard in order to reroll something into arcane dmg bonus.

With 2.3 and Kanai's Cube introduction, followers are quite easy to gear, since you can target specific items by upgrading rare to legendaries. Followers token can be obtain to the same process.


6-3. Gems
For the reason exposed above, the 150 ChD cap, the only gem one will need for a weapon socket is ruby. Diamond can be use for a specific + élite dmg bonus stached weapon for boss fight (yes Malthaël, i'm looking at you).
Main stat gems are good way to add extra damage, amethysts are quite useless.

500k dps follower gearing how-to : http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/24shkc/how_to_gear_followers_to_over_500k_damage/
(Note that eDPS won't be as efficient as a 300k + %elemental + cdr follower)
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 9/18/2015 12:57 AM PDT
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7. Ashera’s set.

A few things to know.
• Followers appear for about 30 seconds and there's a 30s CD.
• The way followers will aim, engage, and place themselves will dépend on your character direction.
• Gear bonuses given by followers such as MF, GF, exp, etc. do not stack.
• Passives skills buffs do stack.
• Legacy Puzzle Ring won't proc on summoned Followers, (it will proc for your main hired follower in solo game).
• Followers summoned by Asheara's do not have their attack speed increased by Tasker and Theo. (Not sure if their damage is increased by Mask of Jeram.)
• Unity won't proc on summoned Followers, (it will proc for your main hired follower in solo game).


The Ashera's set bonus is great since it allows a large variety of build synergy with your character and among followers. From a damage perspective, they can provide over 1500k DPS, and even more eDPS. One can use a combination of Templates stated above or multiply specifics features x3.

For example, here's a great combination :
- ligthning weapons for every follower (+ ligthning skill and Buriza for scoundrel)
- Pandémonium loop x3
- Ess of Johan x3
- Wyrdward x3

Unity x 3 on summoned immortal followers does not work.

Arcstone x 3 on followers won't activate unless your char is wearing one (or have a cubed one)


In solo play, one would benefit of unity+main follower damage mitigation even if the main follower for immortality token, if there's no main follower, the Ashera's 4p bonus will activate but the unity proc will not be applied on each follower wearing immortality token. So on summoned followers, immortality token will negates unity effect. For non immortal followers, the unity will work as intended. Note that summoned non-immortal followers will not share damage mitigation with group in multiplayer.

Ashera' & Folllwers optimization discussion : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12471427371
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 9/18/2015 2:04 AM PDT
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8.So... Wich follower must i choose ?

It's a common belief among D3players that a follower would be the most suited for a specific class. Not really a wrong thinking but it's quite inacurate.
There's three way to consider a follower choice :
- bonuses point of view : depend on your build to compensate a lack of characteristic (then your choice is as+armor, chc or extra damage, resource regeneration and heal). Or the parangon farming need : MF/GF/XP.
- skill point of view : passive combination, cc in order to complete your gameplay.
- field point of view : enchantress for corridors and enclosed spaces, scoundrel for opened fields, and templar for bosses/single target fights.

One must take into consideration that a specific follower build will be effective at a given difficulty and become useless at higher difficulty. Same goes with passive and proc synergy : a follower build might be OP for a barbarian and utterly useless for a DH. Same goes for instance if you use item like Strongamar Bracers : a Windforce Scoundrel or a pushing Enchantress will be more effective than a standard Tempar. Hence asking for shared followers or account followers is a nonsense.

Edit : the Strongarm combo seems to have undergone some changes
07/29/2014 06:11 PMPosted by Grimiku
07/25/2014 04:13 PMPosted by Psychologic
Edit: Just retested. Forceful Push does not proc the increased damage from Strongarm Bracers. Likewise, Windforce would only give the extra damage if used by the character wearing the Strongarms, so it doesn't help you if the Scoundrel has that bow (other than for general crowd control).


I had to dig around to be sure, but you're right. There was a change that prevented this from working any more, and I just never bothered to adjust my followers accordingly. Good catch, and thanks for letting me know. I'll go back to my previous post and edit the info so that I'm not spreading bad information. Thanks again!

In my opinion, the best way to use follower at your avantage is to use all 3 of them according to the situation (Caches farming, Rifts, Bosses, etc.).

Follower choice dissuasion : http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12427733187
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 7/31/2014 4:35 AM PDT
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9. Links.

9.1. General
http://www.icy-veins.com/d3/follower-skills-and-gearing-patch-2-3
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18121284731
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12471427371
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12427733187
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16952246219

9.2 Barbarian & followers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17084369010
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16284588626
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6893550119

9.3 Crusader & followers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18596066876

9.4 Demmon Hunter & followers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17084518514
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16952495813
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16774528113
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16492669361
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16354225594
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20419913563

9.5 Monk & followers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8196604273
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5969046873

9.6 WD & followers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8197739716

9.7 Wizard & followers
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/15141724312
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5836095459
Edited by AshTag#2353 on 2/2/2016 6:43 AM PST
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What stats do you recommend per item per slot?

What skills do you recommend per follower?
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05/26/2014 02:01 AMPosted by Watashig
What stats do you recommend per item per slot?

What skills do you recommend per follower?


Answers to those questions may vary depending of your class or build... As stated in 8. Chapter.

For your main character, regarding your build and passive, your "ideal" follower would be Templar with Inspire skill in a Life support build. But if you have no need for an other Hate supply, then you should consider the use of Scoundrel (synergie between, Anatomy+Wolf+CA).
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05/23/2014 06:38 PMPosted by AshTag
Followers ChD are now capped at 150%. That makes enchanting far more simple. Always look for near 100% ChD on follower token. That way you just have to seek 50% more one single ring. Amulets and second ring are now ChD free, wich leaves room for damage range or convenient reroll.


Followers have base 50% critical damage, that and 100% on tokens will reach the cap.
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gj on the guide, been waiting on this.

what i think you could upgrade.

1. choose the best follower for each class or for each specific situation if per class choice would be too hard.

2. BiS for each follower.
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05/23/2014 06:39 PMPosted by AshTag
The Unity+immortal followers combo is effective at least in solo play (need confirmation for multiplayer).


I can confirm that it doesn't work in multiplayer.
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05/27/2014 09:53 AMPosted by HunterKiller
Followers ChD are now capped at 150%. That makes enchanting far more simple. Always look for near 100% ChD on follower token. That way you just have to seek 50% more one single ring. Amulets and second ring are now ChD free, wich leaves room for damage range or convenient reroll.


Followers have base 50% critical damage, that and 100% on tokens will reach the cap.


That is very true, i edited the post. Thanks for noticing this!
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05/27/2014 10:16 AMPosted by iGod
1. choose the best follower for each class or for each specific situation if per class choice would be too hard.


That would be a no go. You should re-read n°8 : What follower should I choose ?

There's no such a thing as best follower for a given class. It will depend on build and gear. For instance, many class will go for templar for ressource generation and claim that it's the best choice. But a soon as you're playing with, let's say, strong-arm bracers, a Windforce scoundrel will be OP.

Same goes for difficulty level, a fumace Enchantress will be OP in T6 and not as useful as other followers in lower torments...Or you will face same question for boss fights...

05/27/2014 10:16 AMPosted by iGod
2. BiS for each follower.


Again, there's no straight answers to tat matter. Of course for amulets, BIS are Moonward and Overwhelming Desire, some Rings do often come in followers builds. But BIS conception will differ if your looking for a CC follower or a damage one. Same goes for weapons, a strong-arm user will claim that Windforce is BIS, others will go for Buriza. From a utility point of view, Nagel Ring, Leoric Signet or Hellfire rings would be BIS.

A single answer for BIS item would be dishonest and controversial. If you have questions about your followers orientation in regards of a specific item or build, i will gladly answer in this topic.
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05/27/2014 06:33 PMPosted by ior
05/23/2014 06:39 PMPosted by AshTag
The Unity+immortal followers combo is effective at least in solo play (need confirmation for multiplayer).


I can confirm that it doesn't work in multiplayer.


How did you test this ? I mean, were you and your followers using Unity and no other player did or all of your teammates had Unitys ?

I have plenty of contradictory feedbacks on this matter, so it's getting a little confusing.
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My apologies if i haven't read things here correctly,

But can i confirm which exact stats on items equipped by the follower, will carry across to the main character?

Is it just magic find/gold find/+xp etc, in a 1/5 portion as mentioned,

Or do the +ele skill damage, +elite skill damage, - elite damage reduction etc skills apply to both you and the follower?

also, does cool down reduction, reduced resource cost, etc, transfer across to you as well? or does it just stay with your follower?

Furthermore, would the buff from unique amulets and rings apply to your own character? -- for e.g. with a light spec, if you equip a wydward ring on a follower, will the stun chance on light damage transfer across to you yourself? or only apply to damage dealt by the follower themselves?

Sorry if these have already been answered in the thread but i couldn't work it out.

Cheers
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