Witch Doctor: The Witch Doctor is one of my favorite classes. It is going to be my main character for playing with my wife and friends. I like the crowd control that summons give.
Poison Dart: I wasn’t terribly impressed with this skill until I got Splinters. The skill does the same amount of damage unruned as it does with Splinters, but the 2 second poison unruned means you can’t spam cast it to kill things which takes away from its usefulness in my eyes. However, with Splinters you can spam it until something dies and since its 3 separate projectiles if the first one kills the mob the other 2 continue past hitting other things.
Corpse Spiders: I didn’t care for this skill. The animation took too long. The spiders didn’t last long enough.
Zombie Dogs: I really enjoyed my Zombie Dogs. They were very handy at keeping mobs off me and allowing me to use my attack skills uninterrupted. I like how fast they move and how quickly they get from one target to the next. They really didn’t do much damage though, and all 3 got one shot by the Skeleton King which makes me worry about using them later on.
Grasp of the Dead: When I was coming up for builds for my Witch Doctor I never included this skill, but after using it, I love it. I think the animation is very cool. I like how large the AoE is. The slow is very handy, and it does damage.
Firebats: I like Firebats, but I did not use it very much. The mana cost is steep at lower levels. I like the animation though and the damage. I am looking forward to using Hungry Bats, and I hope that mana usage does not prohibit me that much later on.
Soul Harvest: I heard a lot of complaints and conjecture about Soul Harvest and how overpowered it is and it would never make sense to not have it in your build as a Witch Doctor. After using it, I’m not terribly impressed. I couldn’t tell much difference in my damage between using it and not. I didn’t like how close to mobs I had to get to make full use of it. Maybe it was just because I was killing things quick enough already, and maybe it will be better later when things take longer to kill. I am on the fence with this skill.