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
31m Arachyr/Helltooth Firebats SOLO/GROUP guides Hey guys! I recently updated/recreated my Firebats guides, as meta has "streamlined" some stuff a bit. http://www.diablofans.com/builds/84100-s8-arachyr-firebats-solo-group-gr90-110 http://www.diablofans.com/builds/84101-s8-helltooth-firebats-solo-group-gr95-110 will be doing a video for solo helltooth firebats soon as well. Overall, in s7 Gr100 solo has been reached with Helltooth Firebats, as it has more toughness. Arachyr however, shines in group, as you can channel longer and recover life faster. Both sets did 110+ in s7 groups, with Arachyr ahead. You can see both SOLO and GROUP setups in the builds, with SOLO setup displayed by defaultAngry29 31m
23h Manajuma and Arachyr with Firebats! Trying to get a build working, i wanna run it by u guys and see what u think. Anything that u think needs changing? http://www.d3planner.com/969518647Chilli5 23h
1d Applying RoE buff Just a quick Q on the RoE leg affix... does one need to just apply Locust Swarm OR Haunt on enemies to get the buff, or do you need to make sure an enemy is affected by both LS and Haunt?Mugsy5 1d
1d Inconsistent damage (HT - Garg) Hello everyone, I'm a noob WD, it's one of the classes I don't really like to play so I never bothered with it all these years. Since this current season is a copy of the last one, I decied to be the one to change things up and ran a WD. I play solo and Google told me HT + Garg is the build to go for in this case. I'm having troubles with the damage dealt by my pets though: for a few seconds they tickle the enemies and right after they oneshot elites... it almost seem they can't hit enemies. (I don's use a CoE if that's what you're thinking :P ) This is my gear so far http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Deus-2622/hero/83911427 And another thing: is it normal that pets won't attack enemies charmed by the enchantress? Sometimes I have to stand there a few seconds with my pets minding their own business while the last charmed elite wanders aimlessly around waiting for the charm to end...Deus5 1d
1d BoS + dots Do dots proc bane of the stricken or only the initial cast?Tensas4 1d
1d Links for WD builds Hey all....just started a WD for season 8. first time using a witch doctor and looking for links to good builds....still only lvl 39, but looking to start as soon as poss....the class is a lil different, so looking for some assistance. Thanks alltkonigg4 1d
1d I hope i got banned.... Well i wanted to come back, after stupid Seasons with Only Wiz and 3 Supports !@#$ meta... But u %^-*ed up again, bring the same meta again, maybe it will be fun right ? !@#$ u , and see ueichlot4 1d
2d Breakpoints for Firebats Hi guys, I would like to ask is there any breakpoints to hit for Arachyr Firebats?ImNotKaizer5 2d
2d Arachs 85L + Rift Build - Tested and Proved) http://www.d3planner.com/152632593 Lotus Swarm + grin-reaper spider queen + Cloud of bats + dogsSakurarosa8 2d
2d Haunt ring Vs Locust Staff. Intended? Anyone know why the Haunt ring doesn't benefit like the Locust staff, as far as engaging the buff for the Bat ring? I wanted to skip out on having to haunt enemies too and add piranhas. The buff didn't work the same. Was this patched or just neglected? Sorry if I didn't feel like searching for the answer in the forums. I felt like I could get an answer faster this way if someone knew.VILEINFECTED3 2d
2d S8 WD set hi all, thinking of rerolling a WD in s8 . I am totally new to the class and wondering if the s8 wd set is a good set to get or not also the set dungeon difficulty of it . I have full time work and a kid and another kid due in few weeks time. will be busy so a good class without too much work is best for me to get my stash. thanks in advance.Unrest13 2d
4d Whats the best way to get Quetzalcoatl? help! Is there a more efficient way to get Quetzalcoatl mask? I'm really starting to get frustrated, sad, and dissapointed at how difficult it has been for me to get this mask. I have spent 44,525 bloodshards Upgraded 39 rare voodoo masks in the Kanai cube and have been running greater rifts/bounties/neph rifts for days straight. Is there a specific place where i can farm this? I feel like i'm going to go insane.OrangeJuice10 4d
4d Best Build I want to start a witch doctor for season 8, but I would like a build to work towards. So I would like to know either the best, or one of the best witch doctor builds.IllRecU3 4d
4d Will Bogadile get buffed anytime? Bogadile is potentially one of the coolest spells ever made for Witch Doctor's Piranha spell, but is also, no doubt, the worst rune for it, only because of one drawback on the rune that makes it absolutely terrible: Bogadile pulls in the unit it bites, making it invulnerable. This slows down the fighting to a crawl, especially in Rifts/GR, where in order to get the meter boosted with the orbs, you'll have to kill EVERY elite unit within the mob it was spawned with and if one is swallowed by the Bogadile, you'll have to wait until it pops out of the lake in order to damage it. This can be extremely frustrating, especially when the spell is such eye candy and hilarity when it DOES kill something. Arachyr Set can also make this spell potentially awesome with the damage boost, but again, the drawback still makes it useless, and for a game about runes trying to compete with one another (where each rune is viable, with their own pros and cons), it's just bad overall. I only have two suggestions that would make it a competitive choice against Piranhado and WoM, which is: 1. Remove the pulling effect on the bitten enemy, and just replace it with a stun effect like it does with Boss-type units. This is a no-brainer, honestly. 2. The bite becomes an AoE, I personally think this makes sense, since the Bogadile's jaws are nearly the same size as the lake, which can turn the spell into an AoE stun effect that can hold mobs at bay WHILE letting the group damage them. the 2nd one is optional, but I think personally the 1st fix would make this an awesome spell with some use finally. What do you guys think? P.S. Should look at other spells as well and see any fixes in giving them love instead of looking at the obvious 'winner' of the batch.Zerginfestor0 4d
5d Mordullu's Promise + Depth Diggers? http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/mordullus-promise Does Mordullu's Promise work with Depth Diggers?Ryoka5 5d
5d WormWood and Swarm Not sure if this has been answered yet or not, Not able to find a clear answer on this. If i have Wormwood in my cube and have Vile Hive as my mojo, do I still need Swarm in my skill bar? And If I do still need Swarm in the skill bar do I have to activate it manually or let Wormwood do it all?Grizzwall2 5d
5d How much do your Gargs hit for? Just curious. and I'm assuming everyone's using HT build too I guess.KillRaynor4 5d
6d Witch Docter - 3 peice set - Tribal Gaurdian Weapon - Fetish Army Damage is increased by 300% Belt - Criticial Damage 50 (Your Fetish Army (Gains Tiki-Torchers Rune) Bracer - Fetish Army no longer blocks your other fetishes dogs or gaguantion no longer will you see fetishes circle around bosses gags not being able hit all just gang up Set Peice 2 - After your fetishes attack 100 times they go into a bloodlust their attack speed is increased by 20% and deal 2000% additional damage for 8 seconds. Set Peice 3 -sarciface can now sarciface fetishes for 4000% damage each let this sink in for moment 24 fetishes each doing 4000 damage to target all at once... BOOOMSakurarosa5 6d
6d If we get Diablo 2 2nd expansion what new abilities you think witch docters would getSakurarosa2 6d
6d Help rerolling Staff of Chiroptera 1787-2220 %7 damage 1430 Int 1267 Vit 46% Firebats damage =========== I'm thinking rerolling the Firebats damage but need some opinion here please help.Davez5 6d
Oct 19 Zura/Spider Build Season 8 80-100 http://www.d3planner.com/418370584 this might take little more effort then other builds but effect is still very storng and nastySakurarosa16 Oct 19
Oct 19 If we get Diablo 2 2nd expansion what new abilities you think witch docters would getSakurarosa0 Oct 19
Oct 19 Spirit of Ara 80-105 Build http://www.d3planner.com/757055343 For Solo Play http://www.d3planner.com/900264898 http://www.d3planner.com/982669101 For Team Play Support Good Builds for youSakurarosa6 Oct 19
Oct 18 Corpse Spiders and You This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast. Throw a jar with 4 spiders that attack nearby enemies for a total of 576% weapon damage as Physical before dying. not mention you can summon 100s over all good boss killing spell. 1. corpses spider are consistered pets so they gain damage bonus's from tuskers and theo, other items 2. these critters don't get attacked like your pets but at same time don't get in the way of your other pets. 3. Widow-Makers or Medusa Spidiers do so much damage . if you don't believe me i can prove this.. note corspe spiders are primary skill so they don't cost mana to use Depth Diggers - 100% Damage + 15 additional 15 corpse spidier skill Ring - Simplicity Strengh - Gem (this is must not only does it increase damage of spiders by 50+ %. each spider dealing damage heal you 4% of max health (that is crazy suspensation Spiderlings are also effected by pet damage increase buffs so you can add additional 100% from MoJ and another 37% Enforcer the attack speed increase from tuskers. now these little bastards doing more damage then gag on single hit. specially if you toke windowmaker rune you pretty much good 200% damage increase on skill that cost nothing and summon endless amount of these . Spider queen of Acye isn't real source of damage your totally missing the big picture you could use convention of elementals ( and use spirit barrage (Phantasm x3 + your spiderlings + whatever your gonna do ) how when comes down to damage per second. you really cannot be beat. making use of that elemental change of the coe between cold, poison,physical or coldSakurarosa4 Oct 18
Oct 17 WD is Spirit of Arachyr for S8 Well, guess I have to farm the Helltooth Set before I go to sleep. Bummershivan11 Oct 17
Oct 17 2p cain's +2p Arachyr's vs Zuni's 4p set http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Worldoflies-1835/hero/80198823 http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#YUPZbT!gdjW!cabZZZ I love ASI especially on the melee pet build since the fetish can attack so quickly http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/cains-warmers and i like the 2p bonus of the Arachyr's set because it adds another pet http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/arachyrs-mantle but i can't fit the 4 or 6 p zuni set and the cain's 2p with the Arachy're 2p set. So do i do the 2p cain's +2p Arachyr's with the spider and the pleasent ASI or Zuni 4p set (damange reduction by fetish numbers)?Worldoflies6 Oct 17
Oct 17 Need help in greater rift pushing I would love to take my WD DreadZuni and push to higher GRs. Right now the best that I have done is complete a GR74. 1. Am I at the point where i need to fish to be able to complete GR75? 2. Could it be that I am not good at what some call driving the bus? Which is taking one group and leading it to another. 3. Is my paragon too low to successfully clear it? 4. Is my gear holding me back? 5. If yes which piece should I upgrade first? 6. Is any of my legendary gems holding me back? 7. Could it be that I am having trouble as far as playing the build properly to be able to clear GR75+? There is so much that I don't know about greater rift pushing but I cannot find any guides on it. When I know how to push from doing GR74 to where I can handle GR80+ then I will be able to figure out how to do it for other classes as well. Any help is appreciatedShadowAegis1 Oct 17
Oct 16 i cant find info on darts zuni.... hey there all WD players. i cant find info on what boost the fetish poison darts damage. i have an idea where ias is the main stats all over on all items that can have ias. but what rune to use and again damage to fetish i dont know. plz i can use all the help i can get. i plan on compleete season 8 with zuni DoD set up, just for difrend play style thx allCode1872 Oct 16
Oct 16 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-105saansord147 Oct 16
Oct 15 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. :)KillRaynor8 Oct 15
Oct 15 How To Use Equipped Weapons How do you use equipped hand weapons for the Witch Doctor? I equipped bows, swords and ceremonial knives but all my character ever does is shoot its poison darts or snakes. Is there a special command?battlemage9 Oct 15
Oct 15 [2.4.2] Jade Guide/Discussion (GR and TX3) As an adamant Jade fan, I would like to open a thread focused on helping players interested in playing Jade during 2.4.2. With the RoE buff, Jade should see a bit of a comeback in terms of popularity among WD players. With good gear, high gems and augments, and paragon 1500+, I can easily see Jade reaching GR95. Most players should be able to reach GR85 with a little dedication to the build. With minor changes here and there, it is also a very capable T13 speed build. ... So, for those of you who don't know about Jade, or are curious about just what you need to run it, here is the low down: ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/jade-harvesters-wisdom http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/jade-harvesters-joy http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/jade-harvesters-mercy http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/jade-harvesters-courage http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/jade-harvesters-swiftness http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/jade-harvesters-peace http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/sacred-harvester http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/haunting-girdle http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/lakumbas-ornament http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-compass-rose http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-travelers-pledge ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/convention-of-elements http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/henris-perquisition ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/vile-hive http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/unity ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-furnace http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/ring-of-emptiness http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/quetzalcoatl ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bane-of-the-trapped http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bane-of-the-stricken ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/esoteric-alteration (personal preference) http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/moratorium ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#eldUXh!STei!YbbaYa ... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#eldUXh!RTei!YbbaYb ... These are what I would consider ideal rolls. CDR/AD can be swapped around based on gear, so dont worry about copying it completely. I will point out that the reason the gloves only have CC/CHD is because IF you can get AD and CDR on your shoulders, it is better to take them both there so that you can rock vit on your gloves, since it up to 350 stat points difference. Both variants are on there, though I mostly included the second one because I know that's what people on diablofans are promoting. (Big-ups to returnal for tossing those together for me.) Added TXIII build to D3 Planner. Video below.. ... ... I may not be the #1 Jade doctor of all time, but I am quite good with the build, both in terms of mechanics and play style. I also have a TXIII alternate that I can elaborate on if anyone is interested. I encourage anyone interested in the build, but maybe a little confused on something (rerolls, paragon point allocation, mechanics, etc.), to post their questions here. I will answer them as quickly/often as I have time, and I am sure other players within the WD community would help you out as well. Here is my Jade doc (for reference). It will either be in TX3 or GR gear...can't say for certain. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ButteryNub-1175/hero/67306932 Happy Harvesting!ButteryNub142 Oct 15
Oct 13 Stuck at GRift 63 I'm not very good at combat, and I'd like to keep my current skills and set, but I seem to have hit a wall on advancing now that all my stuff is Ancient and Caldesanned. Can anyone suggest what I could/should reroll or otherwise improve so I can keep progressing? Thanks in advance. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Badgerpluto-1463/hero/69404558Badgerpluto1 Oct 13
Oct 12 DPS Monk Here - Have a Question Is firebats GG?kcbandit0 Oct 12
Oct 12 trying playing traditional pets/summons I know that carnevil is there but every pet having to be melee is so annoying, I'm aware of the total of two blow dart guys in the fetish runes, but that's only two. Could you add a ranged pet that can compliment the melee, that isn't transparent, isn't duration life, and can be attacked? That's a true summons/pet and not a spell with a glorified animation.Worldoflies1 Oct 12
Oct 12 New player - Season 7 Yes, i know im a bit late. lol. But I was wanting to play a lot in season 8 and because i'm new to end game content I was wanting to get a feel for seasonal play now so that i know what im doing come season 8. So I just hit 70 and im not sure what kind of gear (and how) I should be going for along with things I should be doing as a whole come end game. On a separate note, I just did a greater rift with key i get for when i hit 70 but I didnt know it was a one time use. How do i go about getting more GR keys?Carnix1 Oct 12
Oct 11 Stuck at GRift 63 I'm not very good at combat, and I'd like to keep my current skills and set, but I seem to have hit a wall on advancing now that all my stuff is Ancient and Caldesanned. Can anyone suggest what I could/should reroll or otherwise improve so I can keep progressing? Thanks in advance. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Badgerpluto-1463/hero/69404558Badgerpluto6 Oct 11
Oct 11 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.KianSoon3 Oct 11
Oct 10 Area damage works with pets? I'm out of the loop, is this correct or is the nergle rings better for pet aie?Worldoflies1 Oct 10
Oct 8 What build did you use for 5 min T13 run? The title says it all. I am currently running a LoN garg build (see Lokomotion in my profile) and have cleared up to GR69 so far and feel comfortable running T13 but have had no luck completing the 5 minute requirement. I have tried fishing for open rifts but it always seems as though when I finally get them the density is too low. Just wondering what other witch doctors have used to complete this task.PGREYSON41005 Oct 8
Oct 8 Returning Witch Doctor. Questions Hi all! I'm coming back to Diablo after a very busy year. I'm planning on levelling yet another WD on next session. Last time I played, I used a fetish build. What is the trend now with DW? What are the best builds? (preferable with pets). Not aiming to get to absurd levels of power, but I would like to do T13 in a confortable way Thanks!Erhnam1 Oct 8
Oct 7 Mask of Jeram and Sacrifice + Homun question I rolled a WD for S2, and I went to Kadala after I hit 70 to gamble a mojo and ended up getting a homunculus with a 4 second cast time. I thought it might be fun to turn my WD into a "doggie bomber" and run Sacrifice/For the Master with Midnight Feast and Zombie Handler for more puppies/damage. So far it's been working pretty well and has been pretty fun. However, this leads me to a few questions: 1) Does Mask Of Jeram affect Sacrifice damage? Or is it only the pets' attack damage? 2) I'm assuming that TMF doesn't increase the Sacrifice damage with the one big puppy? 3) Right now I'm running Fetish Sycophants and Pierce the Veil as my other two passives. Do I want to drop one of those for Fierce Loyalty and the chance at another puppy for damage? A lot of my damage comes from puppies and the FS army at the moment, and I don't know if I want to give up "for sure" damage with either of those for the extra dog here and there. 4) Does CDR affect the spawn-timer on Homun's legendary ability at all? 5) Is this a silly thing to even attempt? I want to do something a little different and don't want to be super dependent on finding incredibly rare gear, so this is what I came up with. Thanks in advance.FallenAberon3 Oct 7
Oct 5 Wd question Does anyone know if locust swarm will stack if cast from 2 different wd? 2 wd with identical build cast locust swarm on the same target will it only get one of the dot or will both kill it faster?LoKi2 Oct 5
Oct 5 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.PGREYSON41002 Oct 5
Oct 5 Recovery shows a "0" Is this juts a game error or what.? When I look at my profile the Recovery amount shows a 0.Lux1 Oct 5
Oct 3 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.WordMaster7 Oct 3
Oct 3 Firebats - helltooth vs arachyr Hi guys, I've recently been hearing about firebats being done with arachyr set. I'm familiar with the firebats helltooth combo, but not arachyr. What are the main differences? In terms damage, toughness, pros, cons etcArmisal4 Oct 3