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Who are the most respected Witch Doctors?

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blackjack...I thought you quit?
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how about gotcha, great gear set and knowledgeable in wd matters
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luffy i always follow cuz of shield <3
jumbasa taught me the way of the skorn
im prob the most unrespected doc but i have fun with my crazy ideas.

<3
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luffy i always follow cuz of shield <3
jumbasa taught me the way of the skorn
im prob the most unrespected doc but i have fun with my crazy ideas.

<3


LOL...its ok lameboi...I respect you for thinking outside the box
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You know why i don't like threads like this...

So many of the newer docs, who have taken over these forums, who help many posters with how to gear, with how to play...even with free gear to get them started...these guys won't get any mention.

Instead, we get names of docs, that hardly ever post here, who may have been very active on the forums at one point, but not anymore. Even Raki's name has been tossed around eventhough he's banned.

If i was to make a list, i'd mention some of the newer docs and the some of the older docs who are current posters who have taken over carrying the torch on the WD forums like Paul, Darkvoid, kurOsawa, Skywalker, pBeybq, trefynwyd etc (sorry if you're a regular and I missed you)

When i look at how these guys gear, and read what they post, I know these guys know how to play WD

Honorable mention: Lameboi...when he first started, he completely was wrong on ias and his gear was just wrong...however, he's learned this class too. After he apologized for much drama, i'm quite confident that he knows how to play WD now. Even his gear reflects it.
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06/27/2013 10:12 AMPosted by juju
no love for soundb?


this guy and his low budget bear build made me roll witch doctor and ditch my first level 60 toon monk back in the old days
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there is def more than a few wds i could mention here but off the top of my head guys ive played with, have seen on the forums posting or helping are:

fabbyhunter,blackjack,ipawnu,darkvoid,kurOsawa,luffy,paul,pBeybq just to name a few and ive ran with and spoken with most of these guys and there all legit. honestly there is no community id rather be apart of. the wd community is by far imho the best one around!!!!!
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Thank you everyone for your contribution, I really appreciate it.

I am trying to organise an challenge involving all of the classes, but favouring no class. My eventual aim is to create a Team to represent each class and put together and against each other, some of the best and most knowledgeable players around. And in this way, we can hopefully all learn a little about every class.

Once I finalize details, I will be back asking for your thoughts. In the mean time, Team Witch Doctor? :)
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fabby, paul, darkvoid, pbeybq, blackjack, kur0sawa, juju, rockon87, skywalkerfx and not to big note myself, but maybe myself, even tho i do troll a bit lol :)

alot of people have quit (or banned)
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i can vouch for both Evo and Skitz...legit guys
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I can also vouch for mikehoncho and barry. They know what they are talking about.

Although we see many docs now with crazy mitigation and ehp...Barry was one of the first to champion this route
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As other have said, there are many, many great players that can be listed. Over the last year the wd class has changed drastically. First it was ias/darts (or supercharged VQ), then over to bears, then over to bats. Dogs, AC , pileon, pets, pvp...they all have builds that were provided by members of the community. Unfortunately, many of these guys no longer play. A huge number of them dropped out with the recent patch/ban wave/gold dupe.

The names that I would mention have already been listed several times.

PBeyQ - This guy is one of the oldskoolers and deserves a special mention. He's continuously trying new things and pushing the limits on gearing and skills of non-standard setups. Who needs a 4 piece Zuni to punish mp10? Everyone but him :)

Luffy, Fabby, Darkvoid, PaulNG, KurOsawa, EremiteAngel, Surijak, Mikehoncho, Reaper, ....these guys know everything that's needed to know about wd. Most importantly, they post extensively in these forums. There is a lot of misinformation that gets spread around here, and these guys help keep the talk honest. There are others, and I apologise if I've forgotten to mention someone obvious!

Skywalkerfx also deserves a special mention. He's collated all the builds and is regularly helping noobs in the forums.

Heyguyslol is an interesting example. He seems to post incorrect information on general mechanics quite often (for example saying that poison dmg on a soj/ammmy is better than arcane). But he has also pioneered the 0 dogs build, probably the most unique branch of wd playstyles. If the competition includes a 0 dogs build (which requires starkly different gearing from every other wd build) then it should definitely include Heyguyslol.

In terms of the "traditional" wd elites, I would mention Impking, ChuckNorris, Sayga, Zekromancer, and RakimAllah.

06/27/2013 02:09 PMPosted by EvoIution
fabbyhunter,blackjack,ipawnu,darkvoid,kurOsawa,luffy,paul,pBeybq just to name a few and ive ran with and spoken with most of these guys and there all legit. honestly there is no community id rather be apart of. the wd community is by far imho the best one around!!!!!


Can't agree more! The WD forums are so much more chilled than the other classes :)
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I understand where you are coming from fabbyhunter about some of the newer docs maybe getting less a little less attention in this post. but you must also understand that a lot of information and guides and help topics have been created by some of these "old school docs" before 1.0.8(firebats buff patch). they have been playing their docs since launch and while we have had a resurgeance of people rolling docs since the patch, to not give attention to the wd's that stayed with this class even when we where considered the red headed stepchilds of diablo isn't right either.

i'm definetly no saying any of the newer docs are less knowledgeable in any way or that they don't deserve credit for their insights and help. so many of the solid docs I used to roll with since launch are gone and the names of a lot of the posters left are relatively new with very few of the grandfathers of the class left.

I hope I didn't come across as a prick as that was definetly not my intention just wanted to showmy support for some of the old school docs responsible for a large part of the info we have to date.
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#1 Rekadez

who cares after that.. they all pale in comparison :D
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The best WD's I've played with haven't even posted on forums, it's hard to get a handful of the best to represent a class when many of them don't engage on forums. Several WD's I know that have played WD since launch check the forums regularly for info and such but don't bother posting. One of the wd's I play with I have literally only seen die once..ever XD

Since the patch, a lot of wizards have picked up WD (like myself) due to finally being able to use their wiz gear - or at least some of it - on another class and do comparable dps (this just simply wasnt possible before in terms of farming efficiency in mp10).

And then like others have mentioned, the ban waves and extreme boredom with the game have resulted in a lot of forum heroes to retire / be removed.

So how to pick the top 10 best wd's to represent the class? That's very tricky.

I think the most accurate way would be to get a couple that have excelled in different ways:

- theorycrafters who have dedicated countless hours to figuring out breakpoints, proc coefficients, and so on solely to provide the valuable information to the forum community. Some of these theorycrafters are not in godly gear, but their knowledge of the class, experience playing the class, and contributions to the forums should surely reserve them a spot in the top 10. If you are looking to create a group that can challenge each other and explore new / different strategies, these types of players are a must regardless of whether theyre in gg gear or not.

- Top Dps wd's have the ability to provide results that most other players can not due to having obtained insanely expensive gear. A top ranking WD may not have much ehp, their mana may be questionable, but they will be able to provide useful information regarding the wd's absolute max potential in terms of dps alone.

- Most Efficient Farmers are generally a balance of high dps and high ehp but they don't land in the top ranks in either category due to balancing both. These players can farm more mobs per hour with few to no deaths than most players.

I think those three categories would round out the team quite nicely, a few theorycrafters with extensive and mathematical knowledge of the class, a few top ranking dps players who can provide max-dps-gear results, and a few players who have prioritized farming efficiency over all else.

tldr; 3 theorycrafters, 3 epeen dps rankers, and 3 of the fastest farmers with no deaths - on one team they might come up with some pretty spectacular or at least very entertaining results hah.

theorycrafters you will find on the forums, epeen dps freaks on dprogress rankings, and most efficient farmers you may have to hold a small competition to select / find the best.

imo, if you select the top 10 solely based on votes in this thread it's nothing more than a popularity contest, which overlooks some of the best players simply because they don't post on forums.
Edited by Phal#1831 on 6/27/2013 3:38 PM PDT
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Thank you all for your thoughts.
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I understand where you are coming from fabbyhunter about some of the newer docs maybe getting less a little less attention in this post. but you must also understand that a lot of information and guides and help topics have been created by some of these "old school docs" before 1.0.8(firebats buff patch). they have been playing their docs since launch and while we have had a resurgeance of people rolling docs since the patch, to not give attention to the wd's that stayed with this class even when we where considered the red headed stepchilds of diablo isn't right either.

i'm definetly no saying any of the newer docs are less knowledgeable in any way or that they don't deserve credit for their insights and help. so many of the solid docs I used to roll with since launch are gone and the names of a lot of the posters left are relatively new with very few of the grandfathers of the class left.

I hope I didn't come across as a prick as that was definetly not my intention just wanted to showmy support for some of the old school docs responsible for a large part of the info we have to date.


I agree. Much respect for "Old School Docs".
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I only play Witch Doctor and I love anyone who puts in the time and effort to really play the Witch Doctor effectively.

Also Cialis does not work on epeens.
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is this challenge with teams against each other going to be a pvp event? because that's what this sounds like to me.
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Hi loopzulu

It will be a team event, not pvp
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