I have added a video of myself duoing with my sexy DH friend from the beginning of Act 4 Inferno, all the way to the end, including killing Diablo. I also added a solo diablo video.
Here's the short (14 minute) diablo fight w/ commentary:
Here's me soloing inferno diablo for all the people saying the Demon Hunter carried me (2 attempts, first one I took him down to a SLIVER. Both attempts in this video):
Here's the long (1 hour, 23 minute) full act 4 run:
Yes, you read correctly. Tank Docta. Please don't ever call it Doctor, either. It's Docta.
Where do I start?
I'm progressing smoothly and safely with this build, and it doesn't feel nearly as volatile as my glass cannon build. Act 1 is trivial, act 2 is on farm-mode, act 3 is now on farm-mode as of patch 1.0.3, and act 4 is challenging but doable.
I've decided to release my stat detail sheet as well as reveal all my gear to the public now. On top of that, I display my gear chart. Check it out in this video:
(Note: The gear in this video is now rather outdated. However, you can still learn much from it, as I discuss which stats are important, and a great method on how to gear. I show my current gear and stats in most of my long videos.)
A helpful guide on what to search for:
Before I even begin linking builds, I want to stress the importance of trying out as many different builds as possible. If you're farming, try to run at least 1 different skill, rune, or passive every single run! Test out everything that sounds even remotely useful! The builds I'm going to link are some combos that I found to work rather nicely. I'll list the pros and cons I've experienced with these couple builds. Once again though, these aren't necessarily the ONLY builds a tank docta can run. I'm not going to tell you how to use your skills, I'm pretty sure you are bright people and can figure out how to use your skills properly. If you're not sure for whatever reason, watch some of my videos. Let us begin...
Tank Docta Summoner (The build I use in the pet videos):
(Except the act 2 pet video, I replace Fetishes with Soul Harvest)
I made the pet build and demonstrations videos just to showcase their survivability (or lack thereof). I do not recommend running pets, nor do I run them myself in any serious setting. I highly advise waiting for pets to be buffed before seriously considering them in Act 2-4 Inferno. Act 1 Inferno and below, pets do very well with proper gearing.
Before considering pets, please watch this 20 minute act 2 demonstration video using pets:
(When I'm referring to this thread in the video, I'm referring to my post on page 8, located here:
CC-Heavy Tank Docta:
"Spray 'n Pray" Tank Docta (Newest experiment, and now my most commonly used build):
I hate VQ as much as the next docta, but there's a time and a place for it. If you find your team doesn't have enough damage, this build can help solve that issue. Plagued bats spread poison damage, but don't cost nearly as much as zombie bears. I tried bears but you just can't sustain them reasonably without lots and lots of mana regen gear + passives. Give it a whirl and see if you like it. I'm pleasantly surprised with it thus far. I also use it for soloing now, due to the sheer clearing speed it has. Even though it is more dangerous and less tanky, I enjoy the hybrid style of this build.
I made a short (10 minute) video explaining this build a little bit, as well as demonstrating it on a couple rare packs. If you're interested, check out the video here:
Here's another (10 minute) video of myself soloing Belial with this build. I'm using Honored Guest (Spirit Walk mana rune) instead of healing journey:
There are plenty more variant builds for being a Tank Docta, and there's no correct one. Play around with every skill we have, be your own judge. Each video I'm running different skills, and sometimes in the same video I change skills up. If you still have a question about any builds I run, just ask!
"Did you say videos?"
Why yes, yes I did. Tons, with more all the time! (*Hint, hint* Follow me on Twitch.Tv! *hint, hint*)
Recommended, Commentary, and Quick Videos for your Convenience:
Long, Unedited Videos. These videos have tons of content for your viewing pleasure, with lots of juicy deaths, running, and everything nasty that I know you want to see, because you're sick and twisted like that:
(Not the most successful run, but don't blame it only on the pets. We have a DH that dies when looked at, and 3 tanks. Still fun though, and the video showcases pet survivability quite nicely, except against specific affixes.)
(Note: I went pure support for this run, since I had my favorite and sexy DH with me.)
If you want to hear me scream like a rabid pokemon during an inferno belial fight (as splinter cannon), watch this shiz:
Plenty more videos on my channel, and plenty more to come. Please support me by following my Twitch.Tv channel (http://www.twitch.tv/mrmuffles869), droppin' a comment in this thread, or making your own unique build and guide! Break the cookie cutter trends! Also, if you go Tank Docta, let me know how it turns out for you!
If you have any questions or comments, lets hear it. Hope you enjoy.
Stay Tanky, Doctaz.