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Weesheng, i have done some test on CC CD on my own, Pet dont Crit and Crit have no effect. Only Raw Damage increase Pet Damage. So, i didnt make a Crit Build myself, instead i go for raw damage + IAS. It cheaper as Crit cost a ton now too.
Low DPS - Bleed
For Pet Doctor i will say For High DPS - IAS + Elite Damage
I used to use a Bleed Shield but once ur DPS exceed 30k, Elite Damage give u better return on Damage.
Edited by Sam#2192 on 8/13/2012 10:28 AM PDT
IAS for me is just for spaming firepit and RoT. If our pets get a huge improvement in 1.04, with our current defensive stats should make them stay alive even longer (which means good bleed damage they can do).
You are probably right about Cri chance/ Cri damage will finally out damage bleed. However; such gears are still unaffordable for me. Currently I have about 2000-5000 bleed damage from my 1-h sword and a shield. Spamming firepit with an IAS buff from a shrine plus all pets are up, I always see 20-30k bleed damge per tik (0.5 second per tik).
much thanks to crdvis16!
hanging onto most of my cash to see what needs help after 1.04, but just switching around my gear per your first two suggestions has upped my pet viability massively.
i primarily play multiplayer so i am jealously retaining my bears to spam when i duck into the fray for soul harvest and then sac my dogs for mana whenever the cooldown's ready.
i'll try other builds later but for my current playstyle i feel like i have an option for all scenarios:
health low - soul harvest, also ups my damage
mana low - sac dogs, also adds some damage
dogs about to drop - spam bears and then sac dogs for mana and kite until ready, tank garg lasts for AGES now.
Guys im stacking cc and thorns.
atm ive got 12k thorns plus a 12% chance to freeze/stun/knockback.
My dps is 12k but ive got a 31% chance for 1-2k bleed on main hand and a 34.4% chance for 800-1.1k on my mojo.
Ive also stacked life regen but im still getting smashed in act 2 and i think my gear is actually decent.
What im asking is ---
Do you think the next patch will help a thorn/cc build or do you think I should go either all thorns or all cc?
Any general thoughts on those stats and where I could improve would also be great, thanks.
I'm running a thorns/life regen build. Am currently on act 3 inferno. Is there any way I can improve my WD? Here is my profile: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/kantutiti-1559/hero/8101008
P.S. This thread is awesome.
Thanks, i spend a lot of time in GAH/RMAH my job allow me lot of free time to buy / sell but market price is all stable now, harder to buy low sell high now.
You could use More life, More CC for Pet to survive longer in Act 3/4 and you could try ROT since you pretty Tanky (except the Health part) to be using Dart.
Hi Pet and DoT Doctors,
I just found out about this collection and thought that I might have something helpful for others trying to find their way around items and stat allocation.
Here is a spreadsheet that I made, it is meant as a foundation of stats to strive. Dex is simply a placeholder. The weapon/shield fields are left blank because I was not able to find max stat values. If you have any information feel free to PM me in game or leave a post on my Pet/DoT Build thread.
IMPORTANT: The best 1h is a mace. (Spreadsheet is made with this in mind.)
Note: All stats presented are based on perceived BIS.
*Edit I felt the need to express that the reason why I focused on Crit Dmg is because that is what maximized DoT dmg. Pets in this build are cannon fodder for getting in and exercising what I like to call Mob Control.
Edited by Hellsaint#1478 on 8/14/2012 12:50 AM PDT
I will keep an eye on this, I hope they don't fully throw 1h's under the bus for DoT's unless they buff bleed dmg as well it will drastically nerf pets dps.
However, if they buff the scaling on pet dmg then it might not be so bad using leeching beasts etc. Scary things to contemplate for HC but promising too!
Might as well ask if anyone would critic my gear as well.
Was more defensive with a proc pet build but got tired of how long it took to kill so switched up. Liking the damage to actually kill something in a shorter period of time.
So far it farms Act1 easily and Act2 with minor difficulties now and then.
Main strat on elites is running up close, dropping BBV and spamming bears like crazy while pets keep things off me. Usually they are dead, halfway dead, or almost dead by the time BBV wears off.
I'm wondering if I should drop Spirit Vessel for something else though. I've played without it all the way up to last night, but have noticed I die less with it (I die very infrequently as is but i've gotten slightly more gung ho with it).
And currently trying to find a higher base weapon to bring my dps higher.
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