* this gear was intended for a bears build but works great with most other builds also
the main thing ive learned talking to everyone is that you can have super high dps but if you dont have the mana to use ur hard hitting skills then you lose dps and at the other end of the scale you can get gear to have infinite (or close to it) mana but it may sacrafice some dps or survival stats. so this is where the all around gear comes in.
this gear will not give infinite mana and it will not give you the highest dps in the game but it will give you what is needed for a smooth run, so here goes....
*at first we are gonna focus on the gear itself and not include the set bonuses till we get to rings
Visage of Giyua
reason for this hat is that the zuni set CAN NOT have all the stats were looking for since it only has 1 random slot in it... this hat can have resist all crit chance and mana regen all at the same time and for a descent price
its a pretty hard call when it comes to this tyraels and tal rasha chest because they all can have 3 sockets resist all and high int/vita but this one is what we choose cause its gonna help with set bonus later
(for this build aim for high vita/int and if you can get it pickup radius)
Tal Rasha's Allegiance
it has high stats in all the right places and comes with elemental dmg for our wep though cant overlook a nicely rolled rare if you find one thats better
all the stats you need with some added poison dmg
*depending on your other items either look for high resist all or pickup radius
Zunimassa's String of Skulls
this is where people will start to fight but please let me explain myself... a lot of people use the manajuma set but the reason we use this is cause the helm we chose has better stats so we need this piece for set bonus also some may think that Thing of the Deep is better but we can get the pickup radius on other items and zuni can have all the main stats needed... high crit/int mana regen/high average dmg/bonus to skills we use. also we wont be using the manajuma wep so no set bonus from it...
here were looking for a high dps black wep with crit dmg/socket/lifesteal
why no manajuma? because we will be getting a higher bonus to weapon dmg from our tals ammy and zuni boots if its a black wep... why not look for mana regen?
if you can find it great but as far as i can tell at least the only weps with mana regen are witchdoctor specific weps and while they may exist i dont know of any that dont have some sort of elemental dmg on them. but like i said if you can find that also then great.
this is where the set bonus comes in.... i know this ring with great stats can be pricy so even if you must get a cheaper one at least your getting a few things... Resist all/Int/crit dmg plus whatever you can... also since we dont have any mana regen on our wep we really need to get the 4 piece set bonus from zuni. so while this may or may not be best in slot the set bonuses put it over the top in my mind. for the other ring im gonna leave that to personal preferance.... some want hellfire for lvling some want stone of jordan and some just want a nice rare they found but to each their own.
next few items dont need much explaining...
The Witching Hour
for the movement speed /crit chance /attack speed
if max movement isnt a big deal then shoot for rares with pickup radius and or resist all
for the all around build were gonna go with some rare pants that have high vita/int with resist all and if we can pickup radius but only if you can afford it.
Edit-Blackthorne's Jousting Mail are a great option also that can give life on hit
*seen a lot of people use innas pants and yes they are great for dmg but you miss out on lots of survival stats when you get them so for this build we dont use them
so all in all with this you should have a pretty descent amount of mana regen with high vita/resist all. lots of the items had room to fudge this way or that but if you use grave injustice / gruesome fiest your gonna wanna make sure you have plenty of pickup radius since we arent using Thing of the Deep in our offhand.
i know that there are many specific builds people like or they may have preferances so yes the gear can change depending on your style/build but i just wanted to make this as a basic guideline people can follow that should let them do well in higher mp lvls.
if anyone has other suggestions/comments that are not flat our complaining please post =D