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Thanks, I will try upgrade that vit and all resist :)
Luffy, what is your views regarding 1h weapon vs 2h skorn ?


@Cranzy
I have a skorn, 1h sword and a frog (TotD) mojo.
I prefer skorn most of the time because I play a lot of uber games. I love "hellfire ring farming" and skorn is the best for that. "No worry about reflect damage" is very important for me.

I only use sword + mojo when I need range. I have 0 PUR on gear. It works well with CoB + skorn. But if I wanna use PB or bear, I need PUR and I will grab my frog.
10/16/2013 12:41 PMPosted by cursedboi
I'm having a tough time trying to raise my dps though I'm told I should be happy with the 150K dps that I have right now for my WD. But I know there must be options that I can consider to raise it without sacrificing my EHP too much. Thought maybe I can use the Andariel's but that drop my HP quite a bit. Any help with my WD is greatly appreciated.


Things I can think of to upgrade dps and minimize the hit on ehp:

craft a better bracers with all-resist.
The zuni chest can have higher INT.
upgrade your skorn to get higher crit dmg.
upgrade your pox to get 6cc "average dmg" roll
upgrade your zuni helm to get 6 cc.
Pants can have higher armor/INT.
you need crit dmg on gloves.
Edited by Luffy#1946 on 10/16/2013 2:37 PM PDT
not sure about mempo + spear or sword + vog. i have a 14 regen 9bats red 6cc vog,

thanks in advance :)
I finished leveling my WD yesterday it was powerleveled by a friend so some of these questions will sound down right dumb :P

Any advice on where the gear could be improved?

is there a good EHP i should be trying to hit?

what is the fastest/safest way to farm paragon/DE I'm currently using a CoB build i found in one of the sticky guides. but my main is a ww/barb so im slightly spoiled by cc immunity and running into the middle of 100's of mobs.

what is the standard fight initiation rotation for skills. (and does this change in longer fights against elites and high health mobs) and when should i use skills like Hex and horrify (this skill seems to be kinda counter intuitive to the idea of keeping mobs on you so your can heal from CoB)

This question might be answered by the above question, when should i use locust or spirit barrage, once enemies are agro'd im kinda scared to stop using CoB


I think you skipped me : /
not sure about mempo + spear or sword + vog. i have a 14 regen 9bats red 6cc vog,

thanks in advance :)

@Void,

ias = 35%
spear + mempo, attack speed = 1.6200000

sword + vog = 1.4 * (1.35 - 0.9 (ias from mempo) ) = 1.76 (assuming your sword is 1.4...but this is a big "if" )
sword + mempo = 1.4 * 1.35 = 1.89
spear + vog = 1.2 * (1.35 - 0.9) = 1.512

from report:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796451628?page=7#121

1.50001-1.57894 aps - 19 frames - 3.16 ticks - 105 mana
1.57895-1.66666 aps - 18 frames - 3.33 ticks - 110 mana
1.66667-1.76470 aps - 17 frames - 3.53 ticks - 117 mana
1.76471-1.87500 aps - 16 frames - 3.75 ticks - 124 mana
1.87501-2.00000 aps - 15 frames - 4.00 ticks - 132 mana

It seems to me that spear is better in both cases, with mempo or vog.
Edited by Luffy#1946 on 10/16/2013 7:21 PM PDT
Hey I have to pairs of zuni one on my wiz and one on wd. The one on my doc has all res high vit and high int but my ones on my wiz have a lot more armor. Which one would should I be using on my wd. I still have trouble with ehp
@Diabolic
500K EHP seems to be a good target. (your WD is at 440k right now, from d3rawr.com)
Your all-resist and vital are low.
get a better zuni boots with more vital instead of fire resist.
re-craft bracers for all-resist.
your vile is low on INT. Craft a better one.
Zuni chest can have more INT and armor...
skorn can have more crit damage.

if you have a barb, just use barb to farm DE in VotA... it's fastest way. No one can beat the speed of a jumping barb in VotA. MP 5 is good...
rotation of skill?
that's what i do:
1. locust to lure white trash toward u. if there is an elite pack, lure them toward the pack.
2. run into the elites, Hex one of them to lock him down in your CoB range.
3. put down BBV.
4. spam CoB till the elite die...

BTW, I don't use horrify and I use BBV. I use vessel for 2nd life instead of JF passive.

10/16/2013 05:42 PMPosted by Diabolic
once enemies are agro'd im kinda scared to stop using CoB

scared in softcore?
Imagine doing this in Hardcore....
Just for reference, here is my build I use in HC:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#YcUdiQ!eTY!bcZaZY

You can replace the lifelink dogs with locust if you want..or BBV slam dance for more damage in SC.
10/16/2013 07:04 PMPosted by sdubdubs
Hey I have to pairs of zuni one on my wiz and one on wd. The one on my doc has all res high vit and high int but my ones on my wiz have a lot more armor. Which one would should I be using on my wd. I still have trouble with ehp


you better keep the zuni boots with all-resist.
The high vital and all-resist gives higher ehp.
Wats the next few pieces of gears I could upgrade or craft that could boost my DPS? Could I lose some AR? Now my minimum is at 832AR
10/16/2013 07:23 PMPosted by Ipodmas
Wats the next few pieces of gears I could upgrade or craft that could boost my DPS? Could I lose some AR? Now my minimum is at 832AR

DPS upgrade:
Craft shoulders to get more INT and vital
Craft bracers for more vital (your PUR from mojo is more than enough u need)
craft ammy for more crit damage, int
Pants can have more INT
If you want do lose some all-resist, do that on your belt. Get %life on witching hour for more vital.
Whats your take on ruby vs. emerald?

http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/dareiznogod-1427/Dareiznogodd/28518099
Whats your take on ruby vs. emerald?

http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/dareiznogod-1427/Dareiznogodd/28518099


From http://d3up.com/b/1146130,
your dps goes up by 11196.9 if you have marq. emerald gem on weapon.
Whats your take on ruby vs. emerald?

http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/dareiznogod-1427/Dareiznogodd/28518099


From http://d3up.com/b/1146130,
your dps goes up by 11196.9 if you have marq. emerald gem on weapon.


Right, Ive swapped marq gems countless times. By switching to emerald Im losing big ave dmg. It seems for a WD we want all the straight dmg we can get ie. int and min/max dmg. I just wondering if, with my build, the 110% chd would be more beneficial even though its dmg thats working half the time.
10/16/2013 08:46 PMPosted by Dareiznogod
It seems for a WD we want all the straight dmg we can get ie. int and min/max dmg

it seems?
hmm...well, before you switch the gem, did you time how long it took you to kill ghom?
(or you can have done some similar test to make it worth the gold for gem switching).

your crit chance is 56%. So chd is more than half time.
If you click on the skills on the left of http://d3up.com/b/1146130, it shows the average hit for CoB.
(The webpage builder didn't take the CoB wasted damage into consideration....)
The difference 11196.9 is a pretty big number, I think it should be a safe bet on green gem...
unless you start running into problem with reflect dmg from elites..then you have a good reason to lower the crits.
10/16/2013 09:11 PMPosted by Luffy
It seems for a WD we want all the straight dmg we can get ie. int and min/max dmg

it seems?
hmm...well, before you switch the gem, did you time how long it took you to kill ghom?
(or you can have done some similar test to make it worth the gold for gem switching).

your crit chance is 56%. So chd is more than half time.
If you click on the skills on the left of http://d3up.com/b/1146130, it shows the average hit for CoB.
(The webpage builder didn't take the CoB wasted damage into consideration....)
The difference 11196.9 is a pretty big number, I think it should be a safe bet on green gem...
unless you start running into problem with reflect dmg from elites..then you have a good reason to lower the crits.


Thank you much, Ill check out the test.
I'm currently kicking some butt on MP8, but unable to handle any MP-level higher than that. I assume it has to do with both my dmg and eDPS. I only really have 50 mil to work with right now.

1) What are my CHEAPEST upgrade options?

2) Anything I should be looking at to snipe on AH?

3) WIth my current 2H skorn, do I need more APS?
Advice on what items to upgrade (200m currently), I can do MP10 decently but some combo's are still a !@#$%.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/heath-1914/hero/1365648 (I was just testing stuff with gem in Skorn, it actually has a 100% CD gem in it now). I also have a MCK/Serp that gives me 5k more DPS and 5k life probably that I can switch to.
@xLAKITUx

1. not sure if this will be the cheapest but in term of ehp, id look at getting a better chest. u have nice armor on the one your using now but u could fine one with like 250 vit on them. that would be a good upgrade, and the same goes with ur pants look for pants with 200+ vit on them and some armor with ar and 2 sockets. so u could swap them gems for topaz.

2. see above.

3. id say if u wanted to add ais the best place to put it would be on 1 or u rings and it wouldnt hurt u to bad since u only have 2 other peices. if u could afford it id say try to find a zuni pox thats a trifecta. if not trade ur rare ring for one.

@ heath
im goin to reccomend the same to you. pants and chest would be the 2 places id look to upgrade first. chest u could gain 60-100 vit on them.(while keeping the armor) and the pants there not bad but u could try to find some with some armor on them. u actually have pretty good armor now. so u could even look to get pants with armor and drop the armor from the zuni chest for maybe life%
@xLAKITUx
would like to add:
1. The cheapest way to get higher dps is to craft a gg ammy. Your ammy is low in dps. your bracers need 6 cc and all-resist.
2. see if you can snipe a better pants..
3. you dont "need" more ias., but it doesn't hurt to get 1 or 2 ias pieces.
Could I get a quick gear check from you guys? Can run MP7 pretty quickly, but MP8 I just don't do enough damage. What are the areas to improve first?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/WeepWillow-1356/hero/35765051

Note: Playing right now, and messing around with the skills. Just looking for a gear check, and really, how to reallocate for the best gains. trying to not drop 100m+ on any one item.

Thanks!
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