After spending alot of gold and testing gear + skill setups, i've found a build that I felt was just too awesome not to share. For now, for lack of patience (also due to children), i've dubbed it Bear Barrage. Pretty creative eh?
This is really unique at least when compared to what an estimated 90% of WD's are currently using and because of that many people might think it sucks. All I ask is if you got the required gear, give it a shot, you'll be very suprised. Again this is for high mp levels as your much better off running your DPS gear / setup in lower mp levels.
[This is the build]
I chose leeching dogs over Garg purely because Garg hurts me so bad on reflects, even with 3% life steal. In my opinion, dogs also hold more mobs and hold them better. Haven't looked back since I switched.
Horrify with Armor Rune is also very under valued. I use this for reflect packs when spirit walk is down, it's great.
[The over-all summary / goal...]
The ability to spam bears near infinitely for the purpose of damage, and more importantly, life steal.
The first thing you need to accept is that our going to lose a sizable amount of DPS without PTV and by using the Zunimessa set instead of more DPS focused gear. I went from 205k Dps with PTV to 130k.
4 Piece Zunimessa Set (Mana regen on Helm)
2 Piece Manajuma Set (Optional really. But you need 3% life steal on weapon and 14 Regen on Mojo)
Rush of Essence + Barrage is severely under rated in my opinion. Everytime you cast Barrage, you gain a stacking mana regen, the highest of which i've had was 235 mana per second. This tied with the Spirit is Willing rune, you get mana back if the barrage actually hits. It's also worth noting that even though your using barrage primarily as a a mana stacking buff, it also does great damage. Personally, a good barrage crit yields me 700k. I believe this is the best single target spell we have, though I would not be surprised when someone presents a spreadsheet formula proving otherwise. Barrage also travels through waller's walls, which as a bear user, you probably understand the frustration there. 40 yards.. awesome, etc, try it.
Using it is pretty self explanatory. If they are out of range of bears, spam barrage, which you can do so infinitely by the way. Bear to your heart's content to stay alive while doing a fair amount of damage, while working in some barrages in there to keep the mana regen flowing. This post does the build no justice, try it, it's awesome.
Feel free to "like" my build on the d3db site I linked if you digged it, so I can feel all internet cool.
TL;DR - Rush of Essence + Spirit Barrage (Spirit is Willing Rune) coupled with a little mana regen = near infinite bears thus infinite life leech. It's awesome, do it.