Diablo® III

WD 1.0.6 Complete guide by Projax

Hello everybody this is Projax and this is my updated guide for patch 1.0.6 with 3 main section MP1-3 , 4-6, 7-10. Every section allow us to use different builds, because we have alot of great passives to create realy nice synergy of our spells.

I did alot of testing there and you can see Ive made alot of videos to actualy show you how I do it and how you should propably play the spec.

If u are new wd you should stick with mp0-mp3 atleast until you get 100k dps unbuffed. There is also a budget wd guide (10mil budget) on my youtube channel so you can check it out if you want to reroll.

MP0-MP3

This difficulty is like "the entrance" to diablo - Its mainly for new players, but at this point of time - its the most effective difficulty range for farming (xp/legendary). The reasons are clear - our most op passive skills are based on fast killing and thats why we farm low mps. In videos bellow you can see it yourself. because you kill more mobs in less time then let say in MP6 you will get better chances to get legendary. Because mf scaling is constant but hp scaling is increasing by each mp level.

Build: Acid Armageddon
link to the build: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#aRXdUV!YZT!YaZcab

Complete video guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9RtalQlCWk

Build explanation:
Build is based on 1 mandatory stat - its Pick-up radius. This stat can be easily obtained just by having thing of the deep which is prety cheap.
Pick-up raidus affect all our passives in the build - Grave injustice, gruesome feast and circle of life

Gruesome feast - every globe we pick will give us 10% mana and increase our intelligence by 10% for 10sec (stack up 5 times)
Grave injustice - every enemy that die within raidus will gives us 2% mana and life + reduce our cds by 1sec.
Circle of life - every enemy that die within radius has 30% chance to sumon zombie dog

Point in this build is fast kill fast move. You should be able to oneshot or two shot every white mob in the game. If u are not then go for lower mp.
Then there is ability called sacrifice (pride run) which will sacrifice the dogs (deal huge amount of dmg) and refill our mana. so that is the spell that is used to gain mana back. Its also great dps output for elites.
Flaming darts are strong single target spell to snipe elites or bigger mobs with more hp.
Spirit walk and Horify are spells just to increase our movement speed to make farming more efficient.
Soul harvest is also great output for elites + dps boost cause it increased our intelligence aswell.

Here is video how it works in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDvglwd9FCI

MP4-MP6

This is "middle" when you can decide to stick with acid rain spec or go and get some bears to pwn demons. Here you will learn that our best passives dies in these difficulties and you have to find something else. With extremely great gear you can play Acid armagedon on mp4 but as soon as you hit mp5+ you should swap Acid rain with Zombie bears.

So i post 2 build and you can choose yourself what you would like to play and keep in mind that you can improve the builds as you like.

Build 1

Build: the Acid king.
link to the build: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#aRYdUT!aTY!YaccaZ
note: this build is one of my old that prove its worth in mp4-mp5 during key farms but later it was succeded by SpiderBear build

Build Explanation:
This build is similar to Acid armageddon but its more focused on survival and pets to tank your enemies. Gargantuan do extreamely great dmg, but in general you will lack mana because you dont have sacrifice. But ofc you can upgrade your build and replace summon zombie dogs with sacrifice and then go for Circle of life instead of Jungle fortitude

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cadWBWLWD4s

Build 2

Build: SpiderBears
Link to the build: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#bfYdjU!TcU!bcbcYa
note: This build is main build for MP7-10 but works greatly in mp4-6 aswell. Its propably the most known build by players.

Build Explanation:
This build is based on Vision quest and Corpse spiders(widowmakers) which gives you mana regen that you need for spaming zombie bears. As you propably know Zombie bears are propably our greatest dps ability but its manacost is realy high and thats why we use VQ and Blood ritual*.
Paranoia is our only CC ability which also increase our dmg output by 20% for 12second. It should be used as soon as you engage combat with elite pack. You can even use it to break fire chains.
Spirit walk and Zombie dogs are our "def" abilies to actualy be able to play more offensive. Dogs tanks and spirit walk allow us to "stay in frozen" or "molten"
If you have mana issues you can swap SW-jaunt rune with honored guest.

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07ffJg49jT4

MP7-MP10

For this secion Ive made 2 builds. One is introduces above but if you skipped that ill post that again. The other one is made by myself and its not so know and its not that great for farming but its extremely great for long boss fights (uber bossed etc.)

Build 1

Build: SpiderBears
Link to the build: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#bfYdjU!TcU!bcbcYa
note: This build is main build for MP7-10 but works greatly in mp4-6 aswell. Its propably the most known build by players.

Build Explanation:
This build is based on Vision quest and Corpse spiders(widowmakers) which gives you mana regen that you need for spaming zombie bears. As you propably know Zombie bears are propably our greatest dps ability but its manacost is realy high and thats why we use VQ and Blood ritual*.
Paranoia is our only CC ability which also increase our dmg output by 20% for 12second. It should be used as soon as you engage combat with elite pack. You can even use it to break fire chains.
Spirit walk and Zombie dogs are our "def" abilies to actualy be able to play more offensive. Dogs tanks and spirit walk allow us to "stay in frozen" or "molten"
If you have mana issues you can swap SW-jaunt rune with honored guest.

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07ffJg49jT4

Build 2

Build: SpiritBomb
Link to the build: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#gRXQUT!caf!acYbaZ
note: this build is great for long term fights like uber bosses, no that great for farming.

Build explanation:
Build is based on 2 mana regen passives that will allow us to spam spirit barage to gain insane mana regen and then cast acid bomb to cleave some bosses and aoe ads.
It also contains gargantuan to offtank and also to deal high amount of dmg.
Horrify with armor rune is there to be able to ignore some of high dmg stuff to be able to deal more dmg - very usefull on higher mps to actualy avoid enrage timers.
Big bad voodoo is great party cd that should be used carefully on place where you can stay with your party for atleast 20sec. It will dramaticly improve your party dps and can be used up to 5 times on every encounter.
Spirit walk is another cd to avoid some of deadly abilies.

If your ressistance are more then 750 you can swap jungle fortitude for Tribal rites

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZSDf6cjLY

GEARING:

So bellow this section ill post my budget guide. But lets get started out there.

Its basicaly same for all 3 "diff" sections. The main dps stat for us is intelligence , Crit chance and crit hit dmg. Optimal ration between Cchance and Cdmg is 1:10 (f.e. 40crit and 400 crit hit dmg). Once you reach that value (40cc and 400cdmg) you should aim for IAS.
Allress and Lifesteal is our def stats. You have to get alteast 2% lifesteal if you want to have no problem with any pack in game. Because reflect dmg is real pain in the !@# (ofc on low mp you can avoid it throu spirit walk but for higher mp its a must have stat)
About allress - you should aim for about 400allress (+-450 phys ress) to actualy be able to beat mp10. its the minimum range. If you are begginer you should aim for 600+ if you just cant avoid stuff that easily.

here is budget guide
AH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGa5t3HLPfQ
Actual Run mp0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZT1-iTE1NQ

note: ive made 10 mil budget wd and i was able to keep more then 50 mil xp/hour.

THE END

Thank you for reading my guide I hope it was helpful and now you know what would you like to play and how. If u have any interesting build suggestion leave me coment or write me ingame. And share this guide to the world to make the wd comunity to grow

PS: If u want to support me or be in touch with new build etc just go to my youtube channel and subscribe to it Everyweek 1-2 videos.
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Thanks, great sharing there
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Hi,
Thanks for the hard work.

I have a comment on the SpiritBomb build:
"If your ressistance are more then 750 you can swap jungle fortitude for Tribal rites"

I disagree, that is I think people will die more often than perhaps is acceptable to me.
You will need more than 750 AR, reasonable life (50k+) and assuming reasonable armor (e.g. 3500+). Some enemies and elite affixes combine to make this a problem even in MP8. One will need good life steal and LoH to sustain and then one will need reduces damage from elites to survive these enemies.

I think players will have to run away a lot.

In my profile, I use dogs to keep the enemies as stationary as possible while I stand there and deal out SB with acid rain every 3s. If the enemies are teleporter (or hulking phase beasts) or something which can one shot a dog (dark berserker) or something that can otherwise kill the dogs quickly (desecrator, horde of electric minions, hard hitters that don't one shot), then I am just going to have to kite as needed, making BBV difficult/dangerous to use.

Once in a while dogs just don't survive and I'm going to have to kite, even with a Litany of the Undaunted equipped, instead of the SoJ. I'm not too scared of anything in mp8/9/10, but it will just take forever to drop them because I have to keep running away.
Edited by MCP#1477 on 1/7/2013 11:26 AM PST
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yeah indeed. but still more then 750 is overkill - better stack armor ;) + horify with armor rune also helps alot
Edited by Projax#2148 on 1/7/2013 11:40 AM PST
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appreciate ur post, gives me plenty new ideas to try on my old WD. tx.
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hh ;) you are welcome.
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Thanks a lot for this guide and videos Projax. Just started playing recently and decided to finish leveling my WD. Was already using an Acid Cloud build but hadn't tried out Sacrifice w/Circle of Life. It's proven to be quite fun, which is the most important aspect of a build for me. The efficiency doesn't hurt either :P

I'm not all that geared yet since I was broke when I started again. Been picking up a piece at a time in the 50-200k range while plowing through MP0 for A3 farming. Even though you did it with a 10m budget, it's been extremely good even on ~1m budget as well. Though I did have a couple items stashed that I'm using (Echoing Fury and a mediocre Vile Ward). The EF may not be an ideal weapon but I'm not really having trouble either so far, so I'm in no rush to replace it just yet.
Edited by Ringo#1617 on 1/9/2013 4:12 PM PST
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indeed in mp0-mp2 games you can just spirit walk reflect dmg elites. So there is not that much need of lifesteal. And yeah Acid Armagedon build works with low budget insanely great. Im very proud of making such great build ;))
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Im sorry but what is "mp0-3" "mp4-6" etc ?
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monster power
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How about 0 sec c4 dog builds are they powerful anymore?
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they are indeed powerfull . Problem is that i dont have gear for that to test it actualy :/

anyway i did some Wizard stuff if you wanna check out. Prety interesting class and Great alt. Im switching gear betwen wiz and wd and i realy have fun these days ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfAsQU98Wfc
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