hello. bi play a GI/AC/Skorn WD. i'm running GF anyway (just love it when i have 5 GF & 5 SH stack). this works great for fast farming as long as the mobs die fast. though doesn't scale well with MP lvl. higher MP i just bring out my perma-freze wiz.
i'm curious about the sumon zombie dog build. i looked at peoples profiles and haven't seen anyone with that build. if it is so awesome then how come there doesn't seem to be many people using it?
I really like the idea of the build, and have tried sacrifice without the 0Cd and it is a lot of fun. i ran a sacrifice build with just the helm and tribal rites (25sec) and then GI meaning that i just needed to kill 20 mobs and summon/sacrifice again 5s later. i.e. a sacrifice per pack. this was definitely an interesting addition and GF provided some much needed manna for more AC.
I wonder if it's possible to make a hybrid build. im not sure if im quite ready to part with my skorn. in theory with max stat on helm/amulet/rings it would give 31sec reduction(not that i have any hope of affording that in my lifetime). that would leave a 2s CD on zombie dogs with skorn. yes skorn is slower than manajumas carving knife. but then you could cast AC between the sacrifices. and at a sacrifice every 2s provoke the pack will still give a nice boost to your dmg which would then be leveraged with the skorns acid cloud (and of course SH and GF). i'd even be tempted to leave in GI, as it fuels SH and spirit walk which can be handy. anyway, the idea seems interesting, and i'd like to investigate the possibilities (well when my finances allow)
i.e. a build like thishttp://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#VRYUdQ!hYT!caZacb
then just use the skorn and spirit walk into the middle-soul harvest-AC-sacrifice-summon-AC-sacrifice-summon etc. even if not at 2s, it would still be useful at 3-4s with GI as a passive along with GF. the last skill is optional, though i find hex is a nice party buff to speed up taking down elites (or angry chicken if you are going solo and not constrained by the groups slower speed)
i'd like to see it in action before i invest my hard earned millions into a totally different build. is there anyone with this build that could show it to me in action? or at least share your experiences of 0zombie dog build. please look me up in the game. thanks.