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
Nov 3 {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 4REAPER666356 Nov 3
1h ara bats RGs what the !@#$ do you do about most RGs with this build? everything just about one shots you esp if theres no adds to get harvester stacks and if its something awful like rakanoth or izual with the oneshots, or ghom with his stupid aoe, like what the %^-* do you do?RedQueen12 1h
8h Spirit barage build s9 ? Any competitive build with spirit barage ? Thats the actualy last one i didnt try and i would rly wish there is, atm im playin jade build im at 79gr solo, since i cant find any better gear almost since started and im totaly refuseing to play firebats only cos build is so boring even if i have almost full ancient gear for bats....Syllar2 8h
9h Jade Harvester GR95+ (in-depth Guide/Build) Updated, refreshed and renewed build guys!: http://www.diablofans.com/builds/85781-s9-jade-harvester-gr95-solo-in-depth-guide https://youtu.be/XwXow_v17wA Jade is my favorite set and i always enjoy playing it. A lot of firepower, but requires skill to peform well. Jade has changed quite a lot since 2.4.1 and really wanted to update the guide for it, especially since Jade is the starting set in s9 and lot of new players have questions. This video came out much better than the older one, so it's more accurate. PS: Confused Master and Expert definitions in video, forgive me this little blooper :) Master is supposed to be HARDER than Expert. PPS: My dusty GR87 clear is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEuLq2w2FeYAngry0 9h
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13h 40k+ shards on belt Am I the only one having trouble getting the belt for damage to mobs affected by locust/haunt? 40k shards in. Blizzard halpppppp plsssswertheck12314 13h
14h What speed builds are there? Hi there, it's my first WD season and I'm wondering what different speed builds there are for farming mats and levelling gems quickly. I'm also looking for a build that can do the "T13 in 4 minutes" solo. So far I see mostly Chicken builds thrown around for speedfarming, but is there anything else? Would a Helltooth - Acid Cloud build be viably in T13? Can the Jade set be adopted for speed farming? I'm basically looking for builds that can do a GR60 in 4-5 minutes without requiring a 1000+ paragon and lvl90 augments ... something that works nicely with a basic set of well rolled items.Shiimiish26 14h
14h Zuni wish. Hello blizz. I am playing with the Zuni set and think it is ok fun. I like the melee idea where my pets just run arround and attack what ever. I dont want to use poisondarts. So i wish for some way to buff the fetishes melee damage. How that can be done? Make a shoulder item that buff all fetish melee damage 300-500% damage. Atm it is so low. I know you think 23 fetishes is ok damage. But half is attacking mobs that dont have been hit from a spender. Plus 8 sek buff after hit from spender is not long. HT is 15 sek after wall is cast anywhere. make an item that make fetish cleave 2 yard infront them. Plz try to gove it some love.Code18710 14h
18h Barber - no base damage? I had my first new Barber drop last night (in seasons FYI). As luck would have it, it's ancient too. Problem is however, it has no base damage! I have a screenshot but no way to share it. 349.9 dps 117-350 Damage 1.50 Attacks per second +9% Damage +910 Int +33% CHC Socket Is this a known issue? I searched the forums but couldn't find anything. I can roll off the socket to base damage and use a gift to make it usable if I really wanted. But it would have been nice to be able to roll of CHC or Int instead.MrBungle3 18h
18h Witch Doctor + Multiple Sets...No one uses? I main a barb and I just started playing so forgive my noob question. It's very popular on the Barb Forums to stack multiple sets for maximum power. Immortal king 6 and Raekor 4 peice set is the top build currently. Now coming from this mind set I've noticed all the top witch doctor builds only utilize 1 complete set. Why is this? Has anyone farted around with 6 peice and 4 piece set bonuses>? I have all the sets collected now and would love to engage in some theory crafting! At a glance looking at helltooth 6 and ZUmanza 4 peice you can become REALLY tanky with all those fetishes summoned.Blivion2 18h
22h WD season builds help D: Which is the best Seasonal Witch Doctor build to use for the season? Firebats or Haunt?AirJordan730 22h
23h Locust Swarm hitbox and application blows I find it funny the devs leave locust swarm such a crap skill despite it's benefits. High mana cost and the fact even at point blank it doesn't apply properly consistently has me scratching my head why it hasn't been fixed in nearly 2 seasons. You found time nerf the barber and certainly found time to fix the ring of emptiness unintended interaction with helltooth yet this skill is still crap in this respect. Yet here I am another season relying on a move that at times requires various applications on a single/multiple target when it shouldn't. At least fix the hitboxes and consistency.NuttyHater1 23h
1d Strongest setless WD build? I'm thinking of trying the setless grift conquest this season. What would you guys recommend for a witch doctor?Michaelsamu5 1d
1d Haunt question Is haunt a skill you spam click in battle or single click and let it do its thing? I'm just trying get out of pet builds and check other stuff out.GrampaBob2 1d
1d Wow things sure are different nowadays! Hi guys, i'm TRYING to come back after two-three years? Left before the cube, before ancient legnedaries.... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Endari-1617/hero/84425545 is my old SMK WD profile. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Endari-1617/hero/84425544 Is my old jade WD profile I also have a profile for wiz and some alts.... are any of them viable anymore? Thanks for any suggestions. I heard there are now cubes etc...so many new things wtf.Endari10 1d
1d Help to improve Looking for help to improve my witch doctor. I have completed a GR 50 with some problems and cannot progress any further. Looking for advice with gear/paragon/build tips or anything else you can think of. Don't really care about being the top of the leaderboards but would like to steadily progress even thought I'm as unskilled as unskilled can be. I'm having fun though. TY in advancedJagd0 1d
2d Want to buff my jade harvester witch doctor Hi there, Naturally Demon Hunter, I lazily plays DHs way more than other classes, mainly with this char : http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Grothendieck-2480/hero/82058963 that evolves more than T13 (GR65+). I decided last year to try WD, and stopped. Now I really want to do it. Here's my char : http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Grothendieck-2480/hero/82058961 I do T8 ok with it, but I would like to push at least as high as my aforementionned DH, and start playing mainly with this WD. So advice of (experienced or not) WDs are more than welcome ! Thx in advance !Grothendieck2 2d
2d TX Dogs, no Sac Fellow Witch Doctors - Is there a TX farm build for this season that includes pets, but doesn't include sacrifice? I have only found a sacrifice build so far, but that doesn't appeal to me. So far I've got 7 dogs, 3 garg, and my fetish army always summoned (I can usually get to 20-25 minions up at any time while running), and I support with Haunt and acid breath. I can't get past a T7 Rift without dying 4-5 times. My gear is hodgepodge at the moment, so I'm aware of that as well. Thanks.Khorbus7 2d
2d Witch doctor skills questions *Help!* Hi, I have a few questions with skills of the Witch doctor: 1) Does "Damage" in the passive skill "Pierce the Veil" also increase that of your summons damage, or only the spells you cast? 2) Does the passive skill "Grave Injustice" stack per enemy killed? IE: I kill 20 enemies in a row or at once, and my cooldowns are lowered 20 seconds and I get x% of life back. (I haven't tested this yet TBH) 3) For the passive skill "Circle of Life" where there is a 15% chance a zombie dog will emerge (Same thing applies for Mass confusion - Devolution and Big bad voodoo - Boogie man) will said zombie dog stack to the ones I already have on field (for example I typically am running around with 4 already summoned zombie dogs), or would this % chance only work to replace the zombie dogs if they were to die. Also, how does this "x% zombie dog will spawn" work if I am not currently using the zombie dog spell - will they stack, do they have a time limit, what is the maximum? This zombie dog thing has me quite confused as I have tried testing it when I already have zombie dogs out, and so far nothing stacks beyond what I have out, seemingly making the skill quite useless. THANK YOU SO MUCH if anyone answers these for meSheepy3 2d
2d Haunt runes bugged or jsut not shown? Hi. I am trying to go with the rune consuming spirits on haunt, but im not quite sure of its working porperly. IE, when i run draining spirit rune and afflcit enemies withh hhaunht i can see that my mana regen in rising per enemie afflicted. When im running with the consuming spirits rune however, in doesnt change my Life Per Second. Is this bugged or does it just not shown in your details contrary to the draining spirits rune? :) Does anybody know?Krazy1 2d
2d Mastering the Arachyr's Set Dungeon For SJ. I love the Spirit of Arachyr set. I'd like to master it for the Season Journey, but there's a problem I have. Let me elaborate: I have a functional disability that affects one arm to the point that I can't use it, and I have had it since birth. To compensate, I bought a new computer that has a 6-button mouse, and I've configured it so that most of the skills can be used. I know that the dungeon is very easy to do, but with my disability I need advice. Toad= Left Wave Of Mutilation= Right Leaping or Queen=3rd button What else should I use? Any advice? What Passives?DiabloVern3 2d
3d Best solo builds for WD? Hey guys! I'm a barb main making a WD because pushing GRs as a barbie gets tiring D: I was wondering what are the best builds for speedfarming t13 and pushing GRs? Or is there a build that can do both? Thanks in advance!Timmeh2 3d
4d Helltooth pets build ? how is the helltooth pet build this season?? can it be strong ??Rydiaa13 4d
4d <3 min Arachyr T6-T13 MEGA Speedfarming Build Hello guys! The new, refreshed and renewed Spirit of Arachyr Speedfarmig build has arrived! http://www.diablofans.com/builds/85786-s9-arachyr-under-3-minutes-megaspeed-t6-t13 https://youtu.be/qxmqCSGSsg8 Arachyr got a DPS buff in 2.4.3 and i terribly wanted to test my very old speedfarming build that i invented over a year ago back in 2.3. Works amazing now! Previously it was capped at around T10 for me, now i can farm T11 just as fast..! and even faster. So it's very very close to Helltooth Gargs even in higher torments now. PS: This is the shortest build/guide so far btw! People complained on my WW guide that it was too long. And i tried to talk as fast as i could here :DDDAngry1 4d
4d Harvester vs. Chiroptera Why am I seeing most top WDs cube chiro instead of using it? Isn't the FB skill bonus worth more than the extra rune and swarm dmg from hive? Or is it because of extra AD/CC? anyone know for sure?RedQueen18 4d
4d Arachyr Set Seems Really Weak I've been reading a lot of post and most people said Arachyr is the best set for WD this season due to the buff. Even saw a video, a guy with paragon 500+ already clearing GR 65 with ease using the set. So, I managed to put together the set, tried it for a run, and can't even clear a T13 rift..Can someone please look at my profile and tell me what's wrong with my built? (Hero name is Elaine).SaujiroX20 4d
4d Roe + wall of zombies ? Work? Any have tested it?Code1871 4d
4d How to make Jade tough? I really like the gameplay for Jade but the thing is its a bit squishy. I tried running it with Aquila (check my season WD) its fine but when you get to high GRs, not anymore. I'm not aiming for leaderboards just enough to make the season journey. I did try the Arachyr setup like the top WDs this season, although its has some toughness, I don't like the gameplay as you have cast both haunt and locust swarm then firebats in order to maximize your damage. Unlike Jade, you get free locust swarm from wormwood.Clarimax5 4d
5d Hybrid build? doable (Firebat/ Garg) Like the title said: is it viable? I'm pretty much running a standard Grag build with skills and passives for it. But, i recently discovered Firebat and damn! it's fun.. Pure Firebat focus on Haunt and Locus Swarm wich i found me... So any of you guys running somethinf lke that? And if yes, how is it?choopak1 5d
5d Arachyr movement issue Anyone else having issues with being stuck in place after channeling with arachyr set? Never had the issue with helltooth.Troll0 5d
5d Best bounty spec Starting season 9 with WD cuz im really really bored with barb & crus. Ok title.. which are the best for speed bounty? Jade, HT garg, or Arachyr bat.Horax4 5d
6d Returning WD, need help Hey guys! So I'm looking to get back into Diablo 3 again, now that a friend of mine picked it up. I'm hoping to begin again from where I left off. I started as a wizard years ago, and eventually switched to Witch Doctor when Wizard wasn't getting any love. The only problem is, I mostly forgot about the game and my progress through it since I last touched it. I was pretty hardcore into D3 at one point. Now I'm looking at my characters and mostly don't remember what anything is. Anyway, I would like to know if someone could point me in the right direction. Here's a screenie of my equipment. http://i.imgur.com/DrzsmKI.jpg Any long time D3 players would probably know where I should go from here. I started right as the Reaper of Souls expansion released. I'm sure my character could use a complete overhaul, or at least have some pieces replaced. My Witch Doctor was pretty well geared when I stopped playing, and I'd like to experience some of the new content since last playing in 2014. I stopped right around the time that Greater Rifts were introduced. Any ideas on where to start, and what equipment to look out for? Thanks!Terra5 6d
6d Are there any good/viable LoN builds? Hi All, I'm relatively new to WD and would like to make a LoN build that is comparably strong to HT Garg or at least Jade. So far I've been trying Manitou/Garg but it's underwehlming to say the least. I'm still missing some ancients here and there but the damage output doesn't seem that high at all, so 10x vs 14x won't even matter. I want to at least be able to steam roll T13 like I already can on my unoptimized Jade (non-ancient harvester and no augments) Any advice? Thank YouContragor14 6d
Jan 10 Can't get over GR 85 with Helltooth Garg http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Ryuuji-2914/hero/71255114 So I'm para 1000, got Caldesans on my Ancient Gear, decent Gem levels, good dmg but still can't get past GR 85. In the leader boards I see people with worse Gear / less Int, doing better and clearing higher rifts. Also I can't seem to get past 92/93 in 4 Man groups. What am I doing wrong? Did I skill somewhere wrong along the way? Or do I need more Paragon lvl's?Ryuuji24 Jan 10
Jan 10 worth leveling pain enhancer using firebats? As said in the title. I have read/heard different options for leveling pain enhancer. I have heard that the primary bonus is useless and to only level it to 25 for the IAS and also heard that the primary bonus is well worth it? Opinions? ThanksCarl6 Jan 10
Jan 10 legendary gems and wd pets!!! I'm making a wd pet build and I just can't seem to find a straight answer on whether or not pets proc legendary gems. I'm wanting to know if things like pain enhancer, gogok of swiftness etc will actually help at increasing pet damage if so then pain enhancer seems like a really good option but nobody uses them for builds. help!robbieJ3 Jan 10
Jan 10 Carnevil useless in season 9 ?? Hi guys I'm using zuni sets with fetish and my dps just seen horrible is fetish better with LON or it just not good this season ? I really like pets build :)Rydiaa1 Jan 10
Jan 10 Cubed Wormwood not working with ring of emptiness When I have wormwood cubed I don't get the dmg bonus from the ring, anyone else having this issue?Arcanastus5 Jan 10
Jan 9 Improve my Jade build! As much as I hate the Jade playstyle, I may have inadvertantly acquired the right non-set gear to make a viable build. Would love some input on how to improve it! http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Babadoo-1493/hero/83602766 character: Boomjinx Yeah yeah, I need to upgrade gems, wep, rings/neck, and reroll stats, but playtime has been limited. I'm thinking about traveler's pledge/compass rose combo, and SH bracers. Also, I'm not sure how much damage the pets are actually contributing. Maybe go with Hex-Jinx over garg, but I'm a sucker for pets...And which gems might be best for solo TX-13 or GR? Even viable? Question: Does Wormwood cubed work like I think it does? Gaining benefits from the ring and everything? And does ring bonus also affect pets? Would I be better off putting it on my bars and using furnace or something else in the cube? Only way I can tolerate Jade is not having to cast LS... This seems to one shot TX elites and clear pretty fast, but I just kinda fell into the build with the gear I picked up along with the season set. Any ideas to make it better would be helpful!Babadoo0 Jan 9
Jan 9 Jade Harvester questions I'm new to witch doctor this season. I don't have the full Jade Harvester set yet so I can't test these questions, and googling mostly gives me results from 2014 when things may have been different (the set description was definitely different). Most of my questions regard the 6-piece set bonus: Soul Harvest consumes your damage over time effects on enemies, instantly dealing 300 seconds worth of remaining damage. 1. It seems like this is targeted toward Haunt and Locust Swarm, but does it also work on other DoTs like Flaming Darts or bleed/poison effects from items and gems? 2. It says it does 300 seconds worth of damage, but does that happen even if the DoT doesn't last that long? Flaming Darts is 565% over 4 seconds, which would mean 300 seconds worth is 42375%. Does it actually do that much, or does it really take the minimum between 300 seconds and how much time is actually remaining? 3. How long does Creeping Death actually last for Haunt and Locust Swarm? It says "almost forever" which is horribly vague. 4. If the Creeping Death duration is longer than 300 seconds, does Soul Harvest consume the entire thing or just reduce the remaining time by 300 seconds? 5. When Soul Harvest consumes DoTs, does the damage type match the DoT or does it match Soul Harvest? 6. When Soul Harvest gains the effect of every rune, does it matter which rune I select in the skills pane? Will it double up? Will it determine the damage type?jotun9 Jan 9
Jan 9 Anyone on Seasons that can help gear me? I have a 70 WD right now, looking for someone who can help carry me through some low GR's and Rifts just to get some decent gear going. I'm stuck on T1 right now and the grind is just !@#$ and boring. Anyone out there who could just carry me for like 10 runs or something so I can get off my feet? I'm just going for the stash tab, I don't care about leader boards or whatever...NeoRizer2 Jan 9
Jan 8 Harvester advice I've hit a wall with my harvester and I'm wondering what the issue is. I've beaten grift 78 but can't quite do 80. https://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Behr-1199/hero/55480786 If someone could look at my gear and give me some advice I would appreciate it.Behr3 Jan 8
Jan 7 LON build dead? LON build get killed overnight? Last night I ran a GR 73 with no major issues, I grouped packs up, hit them with haunt then locust and finally spirit barrage and they exploded in front of me. I just tried a GR 74 and could not kill the first small pack (8) to attack me, nothing was blowing up like yesterday wth happened?Skandranon24 Jan 7
Jan 7 Extended Patch Info: The Barber Alright so this should be the one stop spot for other people to avoid tripping all over themselves. The barber changes how Spirit barrage works, and thus changes how some of the runes work with it. What we are about to do should be blizzard's @#$%ing job to do but hey whatever. eventualy one of them might take notice. Firstly I had to back out of my high torment and dropped it down to T1 just to see if damage was being applied at all. Turns out yes, it is. You cast the spell and after a short delay it explode doing whatever damage it has built up. Confirmed working. Secondly i found that runes behave weird with the ability and it may just be better to have no rune on there. *Premature Detonation - Alright so ANY time your spirit shots hit they are absorbed and start a small timer. if the timer is up before they receive another spirit, they explode, This is an important disntiction because a rune can cause other spirits to fling off onto their own targets causing many early derpy explosions.... 60% weapon damage over 15 units... wooo.. Anyway sarcasim asside, Storing up enough energy into a target to kill them outright causes explosions * Manitou - It applies damage build up to one target but causes a release any time it switches targets, the damage is slow, and unreliable but it frees you up to do litteraly anything else for 30 seconds. Regardless it isnt your primary spell spam * Manitou + Phantasm = Fail - So Phantasm if gained from the mojo, only applies when you first pop phantasm down so there will only be one, not a new one every time it lands a missle (dont ask me why i thought it would work any diffrently) *Phantasm - Eh... so a few weird things here. It will probly explode if it causes something to die, but it explodes for sure when something has been in its reach for a time. The longer something is there the more damage it does, but thats only if you stop casting at one or three, If you cast again to make one go up early, it explodes early, starts a new one. No useful at best, unusable at worst... My guess is if its being spammed we are looking at about 150% damage as the 1 second its alive to do damage, maybe and hopefuly not less, applied to a bubble that is 15 units wide instead of 10... Its extra damage but i only just started playing with the Extra Phantasm thing *Well of Souls - Probly the most important one and likely the saddest story. IF and only IF the extra souls are shooting off and hitting other targets are there premature explosions but only the ones that are extra and not on the same target... if for some reason they keep on the same target it isnt going to explode and will keep building. * The spirit is Willing and/or Phlebotomize - The mana one is hard to test so its really Iceing on the cake, but Phlebotomize appears to be functioning normaly... And by normaly im not entirely sure how it is doing it. point is you get HP when casting and it looked like i was getting HP on Detonation. Voo Juicer is untested but there shouldnt be any reason it wouldnt work (dont have one either) Lastly before i open this up to be a proper discussion, I leave you with my view on this situation and the fact that this test was done on Torment 1 the damage is alright, but it is only alright, it is not amazing and you apear to be unable to do billions of damage if your damage wasnt able to do that anyway so it is INSTANTLY outclassed by things like Jade harvest which pulls damage out of thin air almost and has nearly exponential power surges with the two other items that work with it. Now that said just a cobbleing of items together and having a set that has nothing to do with spirit barrage... the damage was meh. It might do ok with that ancient legendary build and no sets but reallly lets think about it for a moment. 1) Witchdoctors are squishy (and I personaly either dont have the paragon or secret item combo to push past GR50 with Jade harvest) 2)I play hardcore so I go at this with the mindset of 'really dont wanna die and start over' 3) LON is the only set that has a positive effect on the unique effect. At 9/14 items, Torment 8 seams pretty smooth Tip: So far it seams like you need a meatshield to make this weapon work, either another player, or minions. The cheap way to make it work with hardly any ancient gear is to have the 6peice set that gives you fetishes forever... Zumishis(?) haunt. Between the Giants and the fetishes that should be enough minions to keep mobs off you long enough to use the dagger. Tip: a rather average and almost helpful set of ancient legendary gear and LON with 9/14 of my items ancient... At that amount of bad optimisation and ancient legendarys... I got an explosion of about 280M... and it didnt take forever to do so yes LON can make this item work however you still should have a meatshield and push the stats around in your gear so that you can survive long enough to make a dent.Orncaex11 Jan 7
Jan 7 Pet build advice please Greetings, Gone for a while now, as in many months and updating my pet build. I'm not shooting for competitive play, just some rift/bounty/gr casual play with this guy. I got a short mans finger and the three gargs seem super powerful. Is there any reason not to reroll my physical dmg to cold with 3 cleave gargs running around? It seems as though they trump my fetishes pretty easily. Anyway, anything else I should be looking for? Player is Sarkonis on my profile, may or may not show short mans yet, I just got it. -SarkSarkonis6 Jan 7
Jan 7 Locust Swarm still viable? Is Locust Swarm build still as good as it used to be? Interested in coming back to D3.Entellex2 Jan 7
Jan 6 arachyr vs helltooth Hi guys! First, about me. I played D3 during launch and quit a few months after. I recently returned and am having a blast. Now I've heard stuff that helltooth builds are better/faster than arachyr. I mainly solo and duo occasionally. I got the arachyr set from the season journey and geared around it, chiroptera/first spider/etc all that stuff. I farmed for the helltooth set as I was curious. So I got the 6pc, and tried to gear around it. Of course my arachyr gear is way better, but I just find the helltooth garg build to be slower than my arachyr, and the helltooth firebats to be squishier. Is it just me? I wanted a helltooth garg as I heard it was fast, hoping it would help me get the season 8 stash. Should I try to get better gear for helltooth? Or stick with arachyr? My only other seasonal character is a sader.Xeth19 Jan 6
Jan 6 LON Guargantuan Barber/SB cold combo ?s Was playing with the new LON Guargantuan Barber/Spirit Barrage cold combo and boy is it much more fun/interactive than standard Helltooth Guargantuan. The easiest way to get the Barber is to have the Blacksmith craft a level 70 dagger and use the cube to convert it. The Spirit Barrage Manitou Spectre auto shoots while moving. Does the Hexing Pants continually apply dmg for the cast duration for each spirit bolt? Which pants would be better for this build (Hexing or Swamp Waders) ? Onto fire once a Cindercoat drops.Graveheart5 Jan 6