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Looking for a mid mp level farming build? Look no further!
The damage output of this build is so brutal and beyond comparison it boggles the mind.
It will take you higher (in mp levels) than you thought was possible.
It offers incredible survival and control as well.
Lets examine the abilities:
How and why this build works:
First of all you're not reliant on any long cooldowns or pets.
You control the flow of the fight and dictate the range, even with elites.
Your aim is to keep all 3 DoTs active and then release the bears.
Lets examine the gameplay sequence:
First priority should always be 5 stacks of SH.
GotD -> LS -> AC -> ZB
GotD and LS both have a long duration but AC needs to be refreshed every 3 seconds.
With all 3 DoTs active you have 135% weapon damage per second!
Assuming you'd have 1 attack per second, with bears this adds up to 843% weapon damage per second at it's peak.
Now consider that all of these abilities are AoE.
But that's not all folks!
The most amazing part of this build, and where it truly shines, is vs Reflect Damage packs.
AC's LoH coefficient is widely known to be amazing, where as GotD is overlooked becasue of it's fairly low damage and coefficient.
Same goes for LS since, (as far as I know), it only procs LoH when it spreads to a new target.
However when combining all 3 the health return is unbelievable, it lets you trample down Reflect packs with bears without breaking a sweat.
1k+ Life on Hit, Life Steal, 800+ unbuffed Physical Resist and 4k armor.
As you may imagine this is an extremely Mana intense build.
I recommend 4 set Zunimassa (with offhand), Ceremonial Knife and Voodoo Mask with Mana Regen.
Your passive Mana Regen dictates how far you can take this build in terms of MP level.
150k+ unbuffed damage and 100+ Mana Regen lets you play MP6 as if it was MP1.
Link to the Build for the lazy: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#RfUZdh!TYc!ZcZaca
MP8 gameplay footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP0L1a_AZFI 3:40
Edited by Dr3ad7ock#1410 on 07/02/2013 13:40 GMT
noob question, is jousting, ring and amu the only places you can get loh?
no, there is LOH on the pants (blackthornes set)
It does not go to 11, but it increases your farming efficiency and lets you play higher MP levels.
You can get it on weapon as well, though I prefer Blackthorne's legs + amulet.
I keep an amulet with high LoH and a Unity ring in my bags for reflect packs.
Stone of Jordan is not recommended vs RD.
Just one question: does the gotd works as intended for the elites with "fast" affix or it has some proc to it.
Fast affix and mob types that are inherently fast will just run over GotD if you try to kite them,
however this build can handle "facetanking" to some degree.
Best thing to do is place it once they're on top of you.
Edited by Dr3ad7ock#1410 on 12/11/2012 17:20 GMT
Paragon leveling and ubers have been the only things on the schedule until recently, so basicly either mp1 or mp8-10.
But now I'm finaly back to the item hunt again!
I actually dropped gargantuan to test LS and I think I'm gonna keep it. Doesn't really add much dps, but helps getting aggro. Tested on MP8 A3 run, more useful then a garg. Not good for ubers though.
This is my build
You know it!
Prefer the even spread from Pestilence over the other runes, they tend to skip mobs alot.
I generaly don't have mana issues when playing this spec solo mp8.
Using a different build for MP10 if I'm playing solo.
ok, just tried the build died like an idiot on mp5 constantly, what went wrong?
Yes, the idea is to have alot of LoH and use Acid Cloud for healing.
Your armor and resists are fine, even higher than mine, but you need 1k+ LoH vs reflect.
Also try Acid Rain or Lob Blob Bomb instead of Slow Burn.
Acid Rain makes it alot easier to maximize the healing from LoH and Lob Blob Bomb stacks up to 3 times.
Slow Burn doesn't stack, you just keep overwriting it when you recast.
Edited by Dr3ad7ock#1410 on 08/02/2013 12:21 GMT
Lob Blob Bomb stacks up to 3 times.
Ohh? i didnt know that :) i just watched ur video again and saw u changed to LoH ring and amu vs RD there, thats why i was wondering how did u do that with only 475 loh on ur pants in profile.
humm i rarely die on mp7 with standard bear build, vs RD sometimes horrify:FA is enough for me to spam bear in their face, but this is an interesting build cos i love locusts and i wanna make it work for me :)
*sorry for being aggressive in my reply i was really angry lol but im fine now, and thx for the advice :P
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