Witch Doctor

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May 16, 2012 Vetting a Hero: the Witch Doctor It can be difficult to choose which hero you want to take into battle against the legions of the Burning Hells. To help inform your decision we’ve compiled all of the gameplay and story information you need broken down by class. Barbarian Demon Hunter Monk Wizard The Witch Doctor Witch doctors are spiritual warriors who summon dead souls and crawling creatures to do their bidding. By surrounding themselves with conjured zombies and vermin, witch doctors are free to assault their enemies with exploding skulls, acrid poison clouds, and wasting curses. The ability to infect, slow and terrify their enemies gives witch doctors unprecedented control over a battlefield. They can manipulate opposing attacks and movements with debuffs and crowd control spells, rendering enemies easy prey for hungry pets. Witch doctors can also lay down fields of fire and venom that slowly leech life from advancing foes. Although some witch doctors avoid melee combat in favor of augmenting their pets and crippling their enemies from afar, they are also more than capable of slaying weakened foes with their own hands. Videos Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise - Witch doctor story and gameplay pre-launch preview Skill Rune Preview - An example of how skill runes augment an ability like Acid Cloud Diablo III Gameplay Preview - Worldwide Invitational 2008 Diablo III first-ever gameplay trailer featuring the barbarian and witch doctor Gameplay Active Skills Passive Skills Skill Progression Skill Calculator Items Images Artwork Screenshots Character Background ... ...Zarhym0 May 16, 2012
Aug 22 {Builds / Info} 2.3-2.4 RoS Witch Doctors "Witch doctors are spiritual warriors who summon dead souls and crawling creatures to do their bidding. By surrounding themselves with conjured zombies and vermin, witch doctors are free to assault their enemies with exploding skulls, acid poison clouds, and wasting curses. The ability to infect, slow and terrify their enemies gives witch doctors unprecedented control over a battlefield. They can manipulate opposing attacks and movements with debuffs and crowd control spells, rendering enemies easy prey for hungry pets. Witch doctors can also lay down fields of fire and venom that slowly leech life from advancing foes. Although some witch doctors avoid melee combat in favor of augmenting their pets and crippling their enemies from afar, they are also more than capable of slaying weakened foes with their own hands." _____________________________________ As we are aware, gear defines many builds for us in ROS, the exploration of hybrid builds, perfecting a particular build as gear synergies is what makes this game fun. I would say explore your build options, learn from posts here. ______________________________________ Patch Notes to date: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/game/patch-notes/ ______________________________________ CLANS: {VUDU} Clan Info http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11914351693 _____________________________________ 2.3 Guides/Builds and Info ______________________________________ 2.3 Builds/Guides [GUIDE] How to properly gear a WD http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17346234812?page=1 [GUIDE] 2.3: The Carnpendium http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/14527433038 A WD Compendium to the Grin Reaper http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/13140803953 Note: please keep checking thread for details as it will be updated. ______________________________________ Jade Build: [GUIDE] All-Inclusive Jade Harvester [2.0.6] http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/13138914261?page=1 [VUDU] Jade SH, DoT & Area Damage http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12943834736#1 [2.0.5] Soul Harvest Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnWYdMuhMZ4-dGJKenVhcHI3eFFPVjBnT1NFN1o2RFE#gid=25 This is set as a view only, you can download to your own computers. Included: is the original Thread and its discussion: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12879198309#16 _____________________________________ Helltooth Diablo 3 Acid Cloud Helltooth Witch Doctor Greater Rifing Build 2.3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO9jfiUx818 Witch Doctor 0CD Firewall Helltooth 2-3 Min Torment 10 Rifts 2.3 Diablo 3 RoS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKHotYhsaWg Witch Doctor Fire and Ice Helltooth Acid Cloud/Firewall Patch 2.3 Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shv-7QOmVgI Mechanics of Acid Rain and Slow Burn: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18704974965 Summary: They each leave three pools. These pools are the same size, regardless of rune choice. If an enemy is stationary, it receives 10 ticks (9+1) of DoT damage from acid rain. If an enemy is stationary, it receives 19 ticks (18+1) of DoT damage from slow burn. An enemy may stand in two or three pools and it will receive exactly two or three times the DoT damage. Acid rain with three pools hitting a stationary large enemy (per cast): 300% instant + 120%/second * 10 = 1500% weapon damage Slow burn with three pools hitting a stationary large enemy (per cast): 300% instant + 120%/s * 19 = 2580% weapon damage Witch Doctor Zombie Bears Helltooth 65+ Greater Rifts Patch 2.3 Diablo 3 RoS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9oOMRUFcuM Diablo 3 Death Breath GodMode T7-T9 Wich Doctor Build 2.3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXVSe2wCGEY Witch Doctor SPEED Angry Chicken Arachyr T10 Bounty Farming Patch 2.3 Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTyBJCsmEqM [Guide] Arachyr's Imposin' Eggsplosion [2.3] http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18716981842 Diablo 3 Carn/Jeram 2.3 Ptr Witch Doctor Build! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XGRkY3glIg Diablo 3 Gargy Inferno Helltooth Witch Docotor Build PTR 2.3! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZARNJqbMuYY ____________________________________________ 2.3 Info Witch Doctor Kanai's Cube Optimization and Item Combination Guide Patch 2.3 Diablo 3 RoS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F68dQGKIPTU Season 4 Witch Doctor Guide - Tips and Tricks (FAQ STYLE) https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/3i4y9j/season_4_witch_doctor_guide_tips_and_tricks_faq/ Greater rift monster progress changes from 2.2 to 2.3 tested on live: https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/3imz6b/complete_list_of_monster_progression_in_greater/ Fun Facts about the Cube and Witch Doctors http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18719274122?page=1#4 Diablo 3 Tip's And Tricks for Season 4 and Patch 2.3! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIKe2uqs_Eo Witch Doctor Patch 2.3 Best Way to Farm Starmetal, Dagger of Darts, Scrimshaw Diablo 3 RoS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmhWwx6j8QU Diablo 3 RoS Patch 2.3.0 Overview & Dev Inteview! - Party XP Sharing & New Features https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeVKlgZkabc Note: Odd interview tbh, take what you want out of it :P http://www.d3planner.com/ This is an experimental replacement for the old equipment editor. It should also be significantly faster when loading or switching between profiles. If you prefer the old editor, please leave feedback in the issue tracker. Diablo 3: How to maximize your damage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPknAzeLZ-k https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ggZOED8E81g-o61cLftiMti-eXZjIttxds5WUlm7D4w/edit#gid=1972568810 Diablo 3: How to Reroll a Weapon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFkBeqq-Pes https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vbzAzLqJEcpo958QIiJTiL10d7eCunAV-qnw8IOLkVo/edit#gid=0 [Guide] Elemental Damage Explained http://bannedofgamers.com/index.php?threads/guide-ros-elemental-skill-damage-explained.1104/ Diablo 3: Area Damage Explained (Patch 2.3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydMEhQaULu4 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uE0OUybeWVAoXxam_LmA6RacICMGBovyyeKxxPYH3p0/edit#gid=578311858 ______________________________________________ Pets/Fetish Info and guides: [VUDU] Pet Damage "This is where we do testing and collaborate with the community to find out the detailed mechanics of Fetishes. Work in progress, and information will be updated as we find relevant gear or discover new characteristics." https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/104qPtGH_AatBybtWErTA9iXyxHskSelqSFQ4L3Zrf_k/edit#gid=1195483230 http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/13349475072#1 Manajuma's Set explained by Paulng: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12319651853 Locust Damage explained by Wachati http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12372067213 Fetish Guide by MCP http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12091749472 Discussion on Fetish Doctor BiS List: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12504200995 Support WD [Guide] zdps support Tiki WD[/b] http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/15699674346 Tiklandian Build for Higher Grifts: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/14580978000 WD - Follower Stats - Best In Slot Discussion http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12926712793?page=1#5 ______________________________________________ General information: [TIPS] RoS Followers (lvl.70) complete guide http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12945954611 Overwhelming Desire Data http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16285108977 How far is a yard on screen? http://i.stack.imgur.com/IKkOB.jpg [RoS FAQ] Reaper of Souls: Frequently Asked Questions http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-general-forums/diablo-iii-general-discussion/82430-ros-faq-reaper-of-souls-frequently-asked Understanding Proc Coefficients: Legendary Property/Proc Mechanics Collection https://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12187048616 Proc Coefficient (a.k.a. PC, or Proc Rate) is a game mechanic in Diablo III used to compensate for some skills' ability to hit more than once during its use. All skills have a 0 to 1 Proc Coefficient, which controls the effectiveness of certain 'on hit' affixes, like life on hit, for that particular skill. The coefficient reduces either the effectiveness of the triggered special property (such as the amount of Life regained), or the chances to trigger this effect, if plainly reducing it is not possible. Typically, skills that can only hit one target will have this coefficient equal (or very close) to 1, meaning the affix will trigger ("proc") on (nearly) every hit. Some skills, usually those that deal damage independently from the player's actions, like pets, have a proc coefficient of 0, meaning the skill will never proc the 'on hit' affix. Damage over time and area of effect skills generally have very low proc coeffients, but since they can hit many targets at once, or the same target many times in succession, this is more or less balancing the total chances. A basic attack always has a PC of 1, regardless of the weapon type equipped. The PC only affects special effects, and not the damage done. Area Damage and many other effects also ignore PC. Moreover, each skill's own 'chance on hit' effects, including those that are granted by the skill runes, are generally not affected by the Proc Coefficient. Tested 2.1.1 proc rates: http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo3witchdoctors/comments/2i25tj/21_witch_doctor_proc_coefficients/ [Video] Diablo Dissection: Explaining Core Attributes, Defense, Damage Modifiers, Elemental Explained by Unexpected70 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_PnAgXtXhI _____________________________________________ Witch Doctor (Skill Damage Bonuses) •Acid Cloud: +5-15% from Head, Boots, Mojo •Spirit Barrage: +5-15% from Head, Boots, Mojo •Zombie Charger: +5-15% from Head, Boots, Mojo •Sacrifice: +5-15% from Head, Boots, Mojo •Firebats: +5-15% from Head, Boots, Mojo •Fetish Army: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest, up to 25% on new Mojo •Gargantuan: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest •Wall of Zombies: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest, Mojo •Grasp of the Dead: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest, Mojo •Haunt: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest, Mojo •Locust Swarm: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest, Mojo •Piranhas: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest •Summon Zombie Dogs: +5-15% from Shoulders, Chest •Firebomb: +5-15% from Belt, Pants •Plague of Toads: +5-15% from Belt, Pants, Mojo •Corpse Spiders: +5-15% from Belt, Pants, Mojo •Poison Dart: +5-15% from Belt, Pants, Mojo All Classes (Elemental Damage Bonuses) Physical Skills •+15–20% from Doombringer (1H weapon) •Cold Skills: •+10-15% from Frostburn (Gloves) •+15–20% from Azurewrath (1H weapon) •+15–20% from Utar’s Roar (1H Weapon) •Fire Skills: •+15-20% from Magefist (Gloves) •+15-20% from Cindercoat (Chest) •+15–20% from The Burning Axe of Sankis (1H Weapon) •+15–20% from Devastator (1H Weapon) •+15-20% from Maximus (2H Weapon) •Lightning Skills: •+10-15% from Thundergod’s Vigor (Belt) •+10-15% from Odyn Son (1H Weapon) •+ 10-15% from Schaefer’s Hammer (2H Weapon) •Poison Skills: •+15-20% from Swamp Land Waders (Pants) •Holy skills: •+15–20% from Hallowed Barricade (Shield) •+10-15% from Skycutter (1H Weapon) •Any damage type: •+15-20% from Andariel's Visage •+5–15% from rare Amulets •+10-20% from legendary Amulets •+5–15% from rare Bracers •+10-20% from legendary Bracers •+15-20% from Stone Of Jordan (Ring) •+15-20% from Lidless Wall (Shield) _________________________________________ Certain legendaries can only drop from bounty caches; the difficulty level doesn't matter, but they only drop from caches from two acts each (act 4 and one other act). Those are all currently known bounty cache legendaries: •Avarice Band - Act 3 and Act 4 •Boots of Disregard - Act 3 and Act 4 •Burst of Wrath - Act 3 and Act 4 •Cloak of Deception - Act 2 and Act 4 •Coven's Criterion - Act 2 and Act 4 •Death's Bargain - Act 4 and Act 5 •Envious Blade - Act 3 and Act 4 •Gloves of Worship - Act 2 and Act 4 •Golden Gorget of Leoric - Act 1 and Act 4 •Helltrapper - Act 4 and Act 5 •Ilusory Boots - Act 2 and Act 4 •Insatiable Belt - Act 3 and Act 4 •Mad Monarch's Scepter - Act 1 and Act 4 •Pandemonium Loop - Act 4 and Act 5 •Pauldrons of the Skeleton King - Act 1 and Act 4 •Pride's Fall - Act 3 and Act 4 •Ring of Royal Grandeur - Act 1 and Act 4 •Sanguinary Vambraces - Act 1 and Act 4REAPER666355 Aug 22
3h Jade Harvester and the Rift Guardian I recently put together a Jade doc. I wasn't really expecting this build to be competitive, but it actually does really well in a group, solo, or speed. I am surprised that I don't see very many people playing it. The only real issue I have is the Rift Guardians. Some of them I can beat if I play them right but some of them I just can't figure out how to beat. Coldsnap has destroyed several 88 attempts with 5 minutes left most recently. If anyone has any good tips or strategies for any of the rift guardians please share.DirkaDirka3 3h
13h LoN / Firebats 2.4.2 Build Hello WD Brethren! Preface: Untested theory crafting. Please study the build /stats/buffs etc, and what I was trying to go after before responding. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. There are some slight mods to gear and perhaps skills one can adjust, but the body of the build, I feel, is there. http://www.d3planner.com/693157783 One of our main frustrations is the breaking of our channeling skills (casting WoD) to activate the 6pc HT set. I see some experimentation with the ARACHYR’S set, yet I see the same issue with casting Hex for the 4pc activation, still breaks channeling. Every second counts when pushing high runs, having breaks in channeling is not a good situation at all for the WD. Anyhoo, I am not going to get into a long description of why and how things synergize here, but hearing your thoughts and opinions would certainly be appreciated. I don't even know If i have what I need to test, but I will most definitely run this and give it a go. Some swaps could be: Swamplands to Pox Fauds HF to Eye Etlich Cube Jungle wraps, wear WH, though not as tanky losing Lukumbas. One could get silly and wear the Visage helm for the extra 20% fire , but I like the added resource reduction with Leorics. No clue how this build will perform Thanks guysENIGMA38 13h
14h are there any zunimassa viable pet builds? I love the idea of zerging and am currently using zunimassas but can't help but feel that it doesn't stack up all that well to other builds in terms of dps and speed. Is there any build that utilizes all three pets (dogs, garg, psychophants) that is somewhat viable in late game? here is my build - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/KillRaynor-1384/hero/44716409 any critique on my current build is also appreciated. :)KillRaynor2 14h
21h witch doctor quality of life changes I am probably not the first one to suggest something like this, but WD desperately needs a way to make pets focus a target. Nothing is more frustrating then almost running out of time on a 75+ GR because the boss i'm fighting spawns lots of ads, and knocks my gargs back, which changes their focus to the ads. The process then repeats and there are more and more ads and i have to macgyver my damn way through 6 dimensions to get my pets to even look at the boss. Maybe if all of the summoned pets ie; 3 gargs from garg/short mans, are alive, that re-activating the skill causes them to focus the target you are mousing over. OOOOOOOOOOR adding a secondary bar for it, and have something like the pet actionbar from wow. Anything. Please, Blizzard. HAAAAALPHandsomeDjak3 21h
23h HT Firebats gr 105+ Hi guys, Just to let you know, a friend of mine TMaster created actually a quite good DPS build around firebats. We have been testing it since ROE nerf on EU servers.. We managed to clear 103 using 2 Firebats WD with not optimized gear few days ago. And here is the final result of our testing. Check it out and enjoy! http://www.diablofans.com/builds/82419-2-4-2-helltooth-firebats-dps-105saansord142 23h
1d Questions about HT and LoN set bonuses. I am currently running a LoN Grin Reaper gargantuan build and I am trying to get an idea for how far behind it is damage-wise from HT. In order to do so I need to understand a few more things about each. So looking at the 2 piece set bonus for HT it talks about enemies afflicted with necrosis taking 1,500% weapon damage per second which leads me to the following questions: 1. Is this a dot? 2. If so, can it be applied by a gargantuan when it hits an enemy? 3. If a gargantuan keeps hitting the same enemy would that cause it to reset basically causing it to last until the enemy dies? The 6 piece bonus states after casting WoD gain 1,400% damage to your primary skills that they list. So would this mean that if you have a gargantuan hitting an enemy you would be doing 1,500% weapon damage (dot) plus 1,400% gargantuan damage or basically 2,900% weapon damage overall? As for LoN if I am using Haunt which is 4,000% weapon damage over 12 seconds would it: 1. Also be boosted by the set bonus of 1,300%? 2. If so, what would be % damage per second? 3. So would the overall damage then be the haunt damage (see 2 above) plus 1,300% gargantuan damage? I know that there would be other factors that would be involved in calculating total damage such as pet modifiers but I have tried to simplify things in order to better understand it. Thanks in advance for your responses as I am still learning the ways of the WD.PGREYSON41000 1d
1d Help with gear! Hello everyone! Finally got a Ancient SH with AD, so no more upgrades needed for that slot. I was wondering wich ring should i spend my materials on.. I also have a 17% cold dmg, 68 CHD and 10 CHC amulet but according to d3planner my current one gives me more effective dps. this makes me really confuse because every time i ask in game wich one is better everyone says the cold dmg one FOR SURE! Whats your toughts guys? thx in advancetXgOL2 1d
1d Please make LS effect more visible How about to add a small animation at the top of affected enemy' heads like those bleeding, blinded or charmed? This is a little change which would make our life easier. Currently I can only identify which mobs are affected by experience. The current LS indication on enemy bodies is just not very obvious. Particularly when the fight is long and there are lots of mobs around, it is difficult to identify. I don't want to re-cast LS unless it is really necessary for its mana cost is high and it interrupts firebats. Thanks in advance, Blizz.Tom1 1d
2d Staff of Chiroptera Reroll Advice Needed Staff 1: http://imgur.com/ojj6kJI Staff 2: http://imgur.com/HnP3Rv5 For Firebats WD, which one should I choose? And how to reroll? Thanks for any input!eric1 2d
3d How much do your Gargs hit for? Just curious. and I'm assuming everyone's using HT build too I guess.KillRaynor2 3d
3d Arachyr for T13/5min Hello, I've been bitterly disappointed yesterday, while testing a build I found on diablofans. I was helping a friend achieve the T13 rift under 5min, so I used the "turbo KFC" manajuma set. I also swapped from HT to full Arachyr. According to the tooltips, arachyr 6p bonus+manajuma multiplicators, the chicken explosion should be incredibly powerful to melt the elite pack, in a 10m radius. Plus, it was enhanced by all other possible multiplicators: 300% ring of emptiness, 40% poison, 15%elite dmg and 20% extra dmg from bane of powerful, 33% bane of trapped.. All this factored, a chicken kaboom took away like 15-20% hp from blue pack... Tested again and again, I thought it was a bug but it wasn't. Beside, since I the main damage dealer, Hex explosion, did nothing, I kept dying and dying.. Frustrating. So I switched back to HT garg, but still, those stupid pets would never target the elites... So, juste wondering, is there any video on Arachyr clearing T13 under 5min? Or did I get something wrong? PS: my weapons are ancients, and so are some Arachyr parts, but no caldesan, para 600+DTCAFAG3 3d
4d best legendary gems for ht garg build? I'm currently using enforcer, bane of the trapped, and bane of the stricken. I want to switch out bane of the stricken for something else. Any thoughts?KillRaynor3 4d
4d Small tip regarding "Haunt of Vaxo" Are you a witch doctor? Do you lack a reliable stun? Have you found "Haunt of Vaxo"? http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/haunt-of-vaxo Fear not. Even though you lack reliable stun you can have this procc every 30-45 seconds without changing your build. How? Craft a bunch of gloves. Look at the secondary stats, look for one with +% chance to stun, pick the gloves that gives you the best dps and toughness.. Even with 4% chance I find I get a stun atleast every 45 seconds with my build. The minions you summon do quite a bit of damage!Karokk32 4d
4d wall of death specs do they exist/ viable ? I haven't played since 2.3 .sLywayzz0 4d
5d pet stats i came across this post regarding pet stats https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo3witchdoctors/comments/1zsvji/your_pets_and_you_which_stats_increases_pet_dps/ but it is from 2 years ago. i was wondering if this is all still current, or if there are updates. I want to maximize my garg damage :) ty for any help/inputHandsomeDjak1 5d
5d Fire bat staff re roll advice Howdy all, had a decent looking fire bar staff drop and was just looking for some advice. I typically play either solo or with one DH. I know a group staff and a solo staff tend to be different so thought I would mention it. Any help would be much appreciated http://imgur.com/prMBJTr Thanks gladiatorGladiat0r1 5d
5d firebats area damage whats the minimum and ideal area damage you should have as a firebats wd for running 100+ greater rifts? I only have 111 area damagecamplo891 5d
5d Mordullu's Promise + Depth Diggers? http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/mordullus-promise Does Mordullu's Promise work with Depth Diggers?Ryoka4 5d
5d Looking For Some Gear Advice for HT Garg I've cleared GR 84 so far on my HT Garg Witch Doctor, striving against capricious Gargantuan AI and my own bottomless stupidity. I enjoy the build and I plan to try pushing higher with it, but before I do I'd like some advice on my gear and rerolls. I've recently found several interesting alternate items, and I'm unsure which to use. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated! My current GR gear (what I used for 84) is on my male WD: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/WordMaster-1125/hero/77717072 The alternate gear I'm considering is on my female WD: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/WordMaster-1125/hero/77949784 Question #1: Is it better to have 24% AD or 10% Damage on my Sacred Harvester? I can't get Life on Hit due to it having rolled Life on Kill as a secondary. Question #2: Serpent or Henri's? Serpent is my current; it's augmented and rolled to 15% Garg. My Henri's is new, rolled to 20% AD. In both cases, the stat I rerolled was Mana Regen, so no loss there. Which stat will give me more value as I push higher? Question #3: Ancient HT shoulders with 15% Garg OR non-ancient with 12% Garg / 20% AD? The ancient gives me a lot of toughness / flat damage, and it's augmented. But I know AD is a powerful stat for pushing. Question #4: Ancient HT gloves and MoJ OR Ancient HT helm and 50% Taskers? (You can see the stats on the profiles I linked.) I'm also wondering if I should try for a better ancient HT helm before I bother augmenting, because the stats on that one look pretty weak to me. Question #5: I used Bane of the Powerful for 84, but I know I'll have to switch to Stricken eventually. At what point does Stricken become absolutely mandatory? Thanks, WD bros! I know it's a lot to ask at once; don't feel like you have to address all of it or any of it.WordMaster6 5d
5d There goes my ice cold pet build Haven't played in a while, seen a new patch coming up and i'm not happy with the changes. I had the dogs, chilled to the bone rune. Loved them, dealing an extra 15% damage helped me clear mobs. Now that that was nerfed my build is screwed up, i gotta redo all of my equipment to suit a new boring build. I'll maybe come back with the "new patch"BossII5 5d
5d Thinking of making a Witch Doctor Hey all, taking some down time on WoW to play some D3. I'll be soloing mostly so was thinking witch doctor as I've heard nothing but good things about them. I was going to ask for a great solo build. Would anyone be willing to suggest one? I appreciate it regardless. Happy gaming.Sulvain11 5d
6d Soul Harvest is not working Hi folks, I'm using the soul harvester set but realised today that soul harvest is not working for me. It usually does and I clear GR 74. When I do soul harvest today, it does not trigger the jade soul harvester set, neither does it return heath to my player. Checking if anyone else faces the same problem.KianSoon1 6d
6d Better Z.Dog rune for my situation Ok so im running a HT Garg build with a serpent Mojo that has 29% damage reduction. (you can see my gear in my profile for seasons) Im running "Leeching Beasts" as is usually the standard. My problem is that I only have around 8K life on hit. It is even worth using leeching beasts? Would it be better to use Life Link since i think it stacks with the serpent mojo? Or even cold dogs, they would proc the trapped gem. Any advice would be helpful.MrPickle2 6d
6d Which is more important? So I'm in the process of gearing up my HT/WD. My question is which is better on shoulder/mojo between AD/Garg damage, If you can only choose one. I see most WDs on the leaderboards rolling Garg damage, but most of them have both on those pieces. Also, I need to switch from BotP to Stricken. I'm curious if Stricken stacks twice as fast if you stack Piranado and WoD or if it ticks up at the same rate as long as you have some damage going on the mob?Belzec13 6d
6d Need help with beating t13 in under 5 minutes I have questions to ask concerning being able to handle what is in the title. Angry chicken build. The following questions are for that build. 1. How much sheet damage is needed to clear T13 in the time limit? 2. How high do I need my legendary gems? 3. What gems do I need? I have seen some say that a boon of the hoarder or Esoteric Alteration. Which is better? 4. What paragon level do I need to clear it? Other possible builds. 5. Is there a way that I can take the grift pushing build and make a few tweaks that would allow me to clear T13 in the time limit? 6. If yes then please answer the same questions as above for the angry chicken build.ShadowAegis1 6d
Sep 23 Worth rolling an S7 WD without Gift? Wasted the gift set on a Barb, used it to farm gear for Leapquake build, only to learn only zDPS Barbs are wanted in groups. I've never played a WD before, is it worth rolling one in S7 at this point?DoctorDoom13 Sep 23
Sep 22 AD vs CC - need advice Hello guys, i want to improve a little my builds (mostly Garg HT and Firebats HT) and i'm trying to calculate best DPS for them. I have on my Garg HT 166% AD. I can change gloves for TnT and put MoJ in cube (i lose 16% AD) and (follow d3planner) my dps will rise about 9%. I can also change AD -> CC in my ring (i lose 20%AD). And then my DPS is higher about 17,5% overall. Tell me guys if i calulate right (formula y*(x-1)*0.2 where y=AD%, x=number of mobs): For 6 mobs and base damage 100: 1. 166% AD: 166*5*0.2=166% more damage so damage = 100 + 100*1.66 = 266 2. 150% AD: 150*5*0.2=150%, damage = 109 + 109*1.5 = 272 (higher than now) 3. 130% AD: 130*5*0.2=130%, damage = 117.5 + 117.5*1.3 = 270 (higher than now) For 11 mobs and base damage 100: 1. 166% AD: 166*10*0.2=332%, damage = 100 + 100*3.32 = 432 2. 150% AD: 150*10*0.2=300%, damage = 109 + 109*3 = 436 (higher than now) 3. 130% AD: 130*10*0.2=260%, damage = 117.5 + 117.5*2.6 = 423 (-2% lower than now) For 21 mobs and base damage 100: 1. 166% AD: 166*20*0.2=664%, damage = 100 + 100*6.64 = 764 2. 150% AD: 150*20*0.2=600%, damage = 109 + 109*6 = 763 (almost equal) 3. 130% AD: 130*20*0.2=520%, damage = 117.5 + 117.5*5.2 = 728 (-5% lower than now) If my math is right - i should change 36% AD and gain more dps for single target and average density and lose not too much for high density. Any advices are welcome :)filus5 Sep 22
Sep 22 Serpent or Henris Mojo for Garg/HT build ? Which would be preferred to use if you get both ancient that rolled well? And why?MrPickle4 Sep 22
Sep 22 Trouble pushing past GR 70 Hey guys! I've been playing a Witch Doctor this season and I've gotten up to GR 70-72 solo, but I'm having some trouble going farther. I've already leveled up my gems to 70 as well. I'm running a pretty standard Gargantuan build and my gear seems good to me, not all the best rolls. So I'm not sure whether the problem is my stats or my own ability. I'd appreciate any input on my build. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Nibmeister-1508/hero/79311936 EDIT: I just thought of the fact the the provided link isn't a static representation of my character sheet and will obviously change. No idea how to fix that. So... whoops I guess.Nibmeister5 Sep 22
Sep 22 Unable to move in game All too frequently I am unable to move and don’t know why. I get stuck in doorways, stairs, in the middle of the fight or can’t move past monsters and struggle to keep up with the group. Eventually I am able to get by but this is frustrating so I’m asking if there is a technique or trick or anything that I can do to help? ThanksLux8 Sep 22
Sep 21 Staff of Chiroptera reroll dilemma Dear witch doctors, I have the following ancient Staff of Chiroptera unrolled and I am rather undecided on what to do. (Label damage 3903.4) +1811-2218 cold damage + 1255 intelligence + 9% elite damage + 31668 Life on hit + 47% firebat damage I find both elite damage and LOH valuable properties --- in particular, LOH is really helpful with survivability while channeling. So I though of rerolling the firebat damage to 60%, as now it's kinda low. On the other hand, if I sacrifice my reroll on firebat damage I cannot plug in a +10% damage, which is always good... Could you advice me on this matter? Thanks! (I am having lots of fun with this spec, too bad for solo is really too much static. I had a goblin pack in a rift and I could only chase half of them, they kept on running away while channeling!)Shevek1 Sep 21
Sep 20 What is a pet? I'm struggling to find answers online for this and am hoping someone can help me. What is the definition of a "pet" and is there an easy way to tell if something is a "pet"? In terms of the Witch Doctor: Are followers (Templar, Enchantress, Scoundrel) considered "pets"? Are creatures summoned through items pets (example Maximus - Demonic Slave)? Are charmed monsters considered pets? What skills create pets? (Some skills create icons in the upper left corner, where others don't. Summon Zombie Dog is probably a pet, but how about the Hex "Toad of Hugeness" or the Fetish from "Big Bad Voodoo"? (and does the Fetish from Big Bad Voodoo contribute to Zunimassa p4 set bonus?)) Do my skills or item abilities affect some or all of the items above? For example, would a Mask of Jeram affect a Demonic Slave from Maximus? If I charm a monster skeleton with the amulet "Overwhelming Desire", can it trigger Corrupted Ashbringer? I'm hoping there is an addendum somewhere which answers these kinds of questions. Thank you in advance for pointing me in the right direction.ToxicOgre8 Sep 20
Sep 20 T13 Rift clearing competition Hi Witch Doctors, would you kindly consider to compete in T13 rift clear competition? This time is a bit different and we've got a prize up for grabs too! all the info is here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20747616789highq8 Sep 20
Sep 19 Improving my jade harvest build Hey all I'm no pro or anything. Just looking to eventually hop onto TX and above. Sorry if I'm using less than common terms. I've tried pet related builds but at the moment I'm really enjoying my Jade set. I'm currently doing fairly well on T8 grifts but I'm one heck of a glass cannon. I'm currently grinding it out to get my all my kanai's slots filled. I rely most of my heals on 10x stacks of soul harvest. Because I'm such a glass cannon, I had to rely on some pets just so that I don't get surrounded and overwhelmed. How else can I improve my sustainability? Thanks! EDIT: Just did a test run based on the fine suggestions below. T13 is very doable. Getting 1-2 shotted but if I mess with spirit walk and spam harvest enough, I get away with it.NXMT20 Sep 19
Sep 19 Question on Compass Rose re-roll Please check my Compass Rose on my character "Enyo" which attribute to switch for socket? Thanks for taking the time, as a WD alt, if you can look around my items of choosings and offer obvious suggestions I would appreciate it.Gannicus11 Sep 19
Sep 19 Lag Report - The Grin Reaper http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-grin-reaper Am I the only one that is experiencing big waves of lag when these "Mimic" start using my spells ?Faith1 Sep 19
Sep 18 new item made me play more i got this mask on torrent IX and extracted the legendary power. i have the hell tooth set on, i have unli spawn dogs using a mojo, i have 3 ancients gear on. now i am mowing through everything. i am using acid cloud, wall of death, sacrifice, zombie dog, garagnauan and spirit harvest. now my 2 skeleton mimics do all my spells. so it is like 3 of me fighting them. makes me want to play more....veryparanoid1 Sep 18
Sep 17 Pet's, rimeheart and spirit barrage? Does anyone know if pets proc rimeheart? What about manitou from spirit barrage? Mimics from grinreaper? I Have been playing around with a hybrid garg/fetish/spirit barrage LoN build since the new off hand came out. It's super squishy ATM, but my main goal/point of interest/curiosity in it is whether with a screen full of fetishes, dogs, gargs, spirits and maybe mimics shooting off cold spells, rimeheart should proc all the time. I'm no good with understanding the mechanics and math of it all. Anyone have any thoughts or tried anything similar?mjaay3 Sep 17
Sep 17 problem with Garg damage? Hey guys- Just checking, are other people having problem with Garg damage right now? I was just doing some GR69's and leveling some gems to augment. I am a fairly casual player but was doing 69's in about 7-8 minutes...... Then I logged on, made sure I was repaired and was having trouble killing a single elite pack for 6 minutes. I was trying to watch my crit damage numbers and I think my Garg's were not hitting for any damage? Was wondering if others are having this problem or it was just me. I logged off and on again, wasted 4 GR keystones and about 60 million gold while it was going on... So gonna take a break and see if others were having the same problem. radarradar372 Sep 17
Sep 17 [GUIDE] How to properly gear a WD ... ... “The spirits smile upon me.” The ability to infect, slow and terrify their enemies gives witch doctors unprecedented control over a battlefield. They can manipulate opposing attacks and movements with debuffs and crowd control spells, rendering enemies easy prey for hungry pets. Witch doctors can also lay down fields of fire and venom that slowly leech life from advancing foes. The Witch Doctor is a mysterious class - properly gearing one can be overwhelming for new players and those who are not familiar with the class. I frequently encounter questions like: What to reroll on this item? Which stats should I be looking for on my <insert slot here>? Is this <insert item here> any good? What can I improve on my gear? This guide is meant to help answering those questions. I will go over each item slot and its specialities, discussing what to look out for and which stats to prefer. ... BASICS -- or: where does our damage come from? http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17346234812#2 TOUGHNESS and HEALING -- or: how do I survive all those affixes? http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17346234812#3 GEAR -- or: what to look out for? http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17346234812#4 CDR, RCR, Damage Reduction -- or: the tale of diminishing returns http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17346234812#5AlCalzone35 Sep 17
Sep 17 Looking for anyone to help me push higher grs Title says it. Yes I'm lacking the good gear but I'm putting tons of time in this season.I would love to get somewhere on the leaderboards.JacobsHell0 Sep 17
Sep 16 Just make RG give 10 soul harvest stack. Not sure what else to say chose it's quite annoying to be at your weakest when the final battle begins.Of course It's a different scenario if you get one that spams mobbs but let me know what you think about this idea?Sankari10 Sep 16
Sep 16 Traveler's pledge reroll help for WD Hi all, I got an ancient pledge today, stats: Cold damage 16 Int 890 Attack speeck 7 CHD 99 What would be the recommended stat to re-roll into socket please for a pet Helltooth build.Raziel5 Sep 16
Sep 16 Reroll guidance for SH, and other advice. Recently picked up SH with a decent damage range. Stats on it were: 1484-1841 dmg 6% IAS 908 int bleed I've rerolled the bleed to 10% damage. I am wondering if I am better off sticking with that damage, or trying to reroll to 24%AD. Spreadsheet doesn't help me much since we're discussing different types of damage. Any other advice on my current profile set (seasonal WD), is greatly appreciated. Got a solo 81 yesterday in just under 12 minutes. Failed a sparsely populated gr82 after that. Trying to push things a bit further. Thanks in advance.Schtick1 Sep 16
Sep 16 Staff of Chiroptera reroll help What should I reroll on this? http://i.imgur.com/0GU2AbW.jpg I was thinking the attack speed to 10% damageMrPickle1 Sep 16
Sep 14 Stat priorities for Garg builds? I finally got my sacred harvester rolled into ancient and I decided to roll for the 7% atk spd (it has int, lightning dmg, 8% dmg). I have seen some WD's roll into area damage % - is this preferable? Can anyone give me a run down of what stats should be shot for in each item? I have heard vitality is important in all armor pieces, and obv garg damage is important where you can get it. Is cold damage % worth to get everywhere possible? I am currently running helltooth, working toward LoN.Daggermouth7 Sep 14
Sep 14 Gems, Truly outrageous. I just started playing D3 and I am trying to figure out these new gems. What gems are WD's using? Obviously pet dmg gem is a must for pet builds, but what are the gems that stand out? Some of the descriptions are vague in their stats/procs/etc.Sxeboone1 Sep 14