Am I doing myself a disservice

Witch Doctor
After getting my wizard to plvl 70 decided to give my WD some love. I really like the idea of having minions but it seems most of the top WD's don't use them.

Circle of life + gargantuan only uses 1 passive and 1 active, so it reduces the impact a bit. Would I be able to improve a lot by just passing on pets? It is enjoyable for me to see them running around attacking things.
After getting my wizard to plvl 70 decided to give my WD some love. I really like the idea of having minions but it seems most of the top WD's don't use them.

Circle of life + gargantuan only uses 1 passive and 1 active, so it reduces the impact a bit. Would I be able to improve a lot by just passing on pets? It is enjoyable for me to see them running around attacking things.


enjoyment is all that matters bro...play the game the way you want to and have fun!
There are definitely a place for pets in several of the endgame builds if used correctly. One that allows them to be out attacking alot and used in mana shortage moments is a pride rune sacrifice build used with either Cob/Plauge or bears. it allows you to run alittle more lax on mana managament or slightly higher attack speed, and have dogs out most of the time with circle of life passive. Then, when low on mana just hit sacrifice for damage and full mana globe. This setup thus requires circle of life and sacrifice. Another popular one is life link with dogs, but that also requires you take the dog skill.

I have never used garg much, so I can't comment on him.
this is some video i made soloing uber mp10. pets are not just "fun". gear them properly and they can tank the end game content.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1VSWXPWE7Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6d9fW8OrPA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWnl46MZqsI

ps
i have tested but did not record it. it is possible to do this without ptv and only gargantuan.

150k dps (unbuff)
1m ehp (135k hp, 3400 armour, 650 allres)
4700 life regen (2700 from blood ritual, 2000 from items)
Nice. I will play around with some different ideas.

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