Hey guys, I've been testing out a few builds recently and have made some videos to illustrate their potential. These builds require good gear and low attack speed, but I believe them to be the fastest farming methods for witch doctor in the game. Since 1.08 we have become one of the best farming classes. Most of these builds are best used in both solo and multiplayer. I think the builds are pretty self-explanatory, but if anyone wants a more in-depth write-up let me know. These builds work perfectly for a 1h setup with high dps and low attack speed, but can be adapted for Skorn users or stackers of ias. For all of these builds 450k ehp is more than sufficient assuming you have enough dps.
The Ultimate Bats Build
The is the tankiest build available for a witch doctor with epic gear. The combination of GI/SV allows the fastest possible cooldown of spirit walk, which in turn allows tanking through any and all situations. Stackers of ias may need to switch GF for BR. GF is the least important passive in this setup as the aim is to only cast bats once in an elite battle to get the fastest kill. In this situation GF has no benefit beyond mana regeneration. Hex can also be substituted for paranoia for more dps to blue elites.
The Carnage Build
The build is about getting buffs up before elite battles to increase the damage of bats. If you've ever had problems with reflect check the video for this build. Tanking reflect elites at +800k buffed dps with a 1h weapon....'tis easy with FA :) If you've stack ias just switch to the pride rune. Be sure to sacrifice the dogs before engaging elites if using ptp.
PtV build for Act 1 Farming:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwqRruBc5BA (sans pestilence)
There are so many monsters in act 1 it's really quite easy to use PtV without the need for using other passives (BR/SA/VQ) to compensate. This is the best build for act 1 imo. I haven't had as much success with this build on later acts, but Skorn users may have more success.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otZlVCGVNJo (software only allows 10 mins - all 3 ubers killed in 11 minutes)
This is the only instance where I feel my low ehp (~500k) restricts my build. I can tank anything with this build and I only have 3300 armor...some of the top docs rocking +750kehp and a Skorn would be invincible with this build.
What are some other end-game builds that people have been testing? How successful are they? As I continue testing new builds I'll keep adding to this post :)