Witch Doctor

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02 Jun 2014 Guides and Resources - Witch Doctors Masters of Spirits and followers of Mbwiru Eikura! In this thread you will find a list of guides and resources focused around the Witch Doctors in Diablo III. Please note: All guides and resources posted in this thread are 100% made by players, and as such we do not guarantee that they will remain accurate and up to date. Also, we do not guarantee that there will always be a guide or resource listed for every conceivable aspect of the Witch Doctor class. Please feel free to send an e-mail to CMTeamEU-Diablo@Blizzard.com tagged with [Community Guide] in the subject if: You have found a guide or resource on this list that is no longer accurate You have found a guide or resource on this list that is just not up to scratch You have found or created a great guide or resource that we have not yet listed ༼ つ ◕◡◕ ༽つ Guides and Resources - Witch Doctors: ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ General: Advice and general WD info by Fean (EU forums) A WD's Guide to Acronyms and Abbreviations by Arbeia (EU forums) WD Proc Coefficients by Arbeia (EU forums) A WD Compendium to the Grin Reaper by Wachati (NA forums) Pet Damage - a collaborative resource for understanding more about Pet builds by PaulNg (NA forums) Jade SH, DoT & Area Damage by PaulNg (NA forums) Builds: Fast Farming Build in RoS by HolyHermit (EU forums) Videos of different WD builds by Wakeman (EU forums) Top 10 Most Popular Elemental Based Builds Updated twice a day (diablo3ladder) The "At My Signal, Unleash Hell" Witch Doctor by OftRepeated (EU blog) The "Venomous Horde" Witch Doctor by Thibbledorf (EU blog) TryHard: Jade Witch Doctor Guide by TryHardGaming (YouTube) The "Crafty Spirits" Witch Doctor by Dardor (EU blog)Vaneras0 02 Jun 2014
5h Jade Harvester 6 set bugged? Hey there, I was wondering if the Jade Harvester 6 set is bugged or something, I can clearly see the 2 set is working but whenever I use Haunt and Locust Swarm and follow-up with a Soul Harvest it does no damage. I tried re-equiping the set and everything but it doesn't seem to work. Am I missing something?Wesley1 5h
18h Gems for pushing GRs Hello! Lately I've done 80 GR and plan to move forward with push soon, the problem I have is what is the best GEM setup because I do not think it is possible to get high GR without stricken. Every build guide consist of PE, BoT, EA and there is no place for BoS. I suppose that BoT is mandatory because of the greates damage boost. So it leaves PE and EA. What do you think? What is your setup for higher GRs solo? Let's discuss.newicz1 18h
2d Improve The Poster Above You Hello guys I am looking for some tips on which gear-pieces to replace. I want to play 3 gargantuan as it seems the only way to actually get some damage output (not having to run around like a chicken all the time). Mainly though, do you guys have any suggestion on improving my build? Or does it look good to you?Grendulum2 2d
2d What witch docters need right now 6 min ago (Edited) Witch Doctor Few Skills getting some minor buffs/changes Poison Dart Now Deals 400% Weapon damage as poison and 50% poison damage over 2 seconds. Rune Changes Splinters - Deals 200% weapon damage as poison x 3 Flaming Dart - Deals 400% weapon damage as fire and increases damage from all sources by 10% for 4 seconds Big Bad Voodoo Increases Attack Speed and Movement Speed by 25% - 90 second cool-down Rune Changes Jungle Drums - Rituals radius is increased by 50% and lasts 30 seconds Rain Dance - Restores primary resource instead of just mana. it varies for each class or party member Slam Dance - now offers 25% damage increase with 50% crit damage bonus for you and your allies Ghost Trances - Damage Reduction Is increased from 20%-50% Boogie-man - puts you and your team into spirit-walk as long as they standing in the feild but duration of big bad voodoo is reduced by 12 seconds (meaning 8 second spirit-walk) Fetish Army Now Deal 250% weapon Damage this is upped from 180% weapon damage Fetish Ambush Deals 1000% weapon damage upon first attack as cold Devoted Following You can now "Sacrifice" your fetish army (not your fetish sycophants) (this gives zuni's another damage opinion" Tiki Torchers Now Deal 450% weapon damage as fire uped from 85% and summon 4 of them instead of 5 normal fetishes and 2 tiki's Head Hunters Instead of summoning 2 additional head hunters.. you summon 5 head hunters each dealing 220% damage each Passive Changes Zombie Handler - Increases your critical damage by 50% and fetishes/dogs attack speed by 25% health bonus we get from this isn't really needed Items Thing of the Deep - Increases the Damage of your signature spell by 600% but now they 50 mans per cast Zuni's Shoulders - Added - 25% Fetish Army - Intellance - 2 other slotsSakurarosa8 2d
3d Bakuli jungle wraps/Ring of emptiness Are they even ingame? 300 paragon levels on Wd, 1000s and 1000s of shards. Gazzilion mats and still nothing? Can anyone confirm they got it? For the love of god i'm about to give up...NeRO6 3d
3d Barber/RoE doesnt work? I've noticed after playtesting with the barber with LoN that its pretty underwhelming to say the least :/ But now i notice there's no difference in dmg (10-15mil) whether i have haunt/swarm applied to the monster. Why not just bring back the multiplier? it should at least crit around 20bil at final explosion or a 5 billion each end explosion hit to keep it competetive? I mean i for all that is dear hate the powercreeping currently happening but they're gonna have to keep buffing stuff when there's no balance between the gears.Zain0 3d
6d New Legendary item : summon more than one spider queen The spider queen build is by far my favorite but since you have nerf the Grin Reaper, the build is no more. (Before you can summon a army of spider queen but now you can have 4-5 max.) Even with an "army" the build was really not broken, so it's not a big deal to create a new legendary item for this purpose. Plz dev ! AngelThumpScylla0 6d
6d Weapon without min-max damage roll https://goo.gl/photos/GhJACYjj9gCoUicVA bugs or intended?G1mr3z2 6d
6d Glass cannon? I have problem with my Arachyr WD. http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/sp5it-1574/hero/46062066 27kk toughness, 1kk recovery, 900k health. I die very often in gr100 especially from frozen pulse or lasers. WD standing next to me, same build, 18kk toughness, less allres is alive. Different teams same story. Any ideas what can be wrong? Tia, Mikesp5it1 6d
6d WD - Does Int count towards pets damage? Does Intelligence increase Gargantuan, Zombie Dogs and Fetishes damage? ThanksAdhominem1 6d
06 Jan Jade or HT Gargs? I am considering to play wd this season and i heard the Jade build is strong now. Will it be as good as Helltooth Gargantuan build for solo and speed farming?Hai1 06 Jan
04 Jan Help with my WD (HellTooth set) This is my WD: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/raislander-2556/hero/86432600 I'm kind of hitting a wall at the moment. T9 is fine can do without too much effort, but T10 I have some issues. Also doing GR45-G50 it's ok, but over that it's a lot harder. Where I should focus next moves? Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated.raislander1 04 Jan
01 Jan Plague of Toads, Thing of the Deep and Rhen'ho Flayer Plague of Toads - delete Toad Affinity rune n make Poison Toads - When toads explode, leave poison ring. Each poison ring deal 125 % damage as Poison over 4 seconds. This efect stacks. TotD - rework legendary affix - now also summon 1-2 another toads. RF - rework legendary affix - Plague of Toads gain efect Poison Toads runeR1k00 01 Jan
31 Dec ANCIENT GEAR - CHANGE/UPDATE !!! It`s so damn hard to find ANCIENT gear this season for my SET gear. It`s make it boring to play, every time i go to KADALA i get yellow gear!!!! I have reached paragon level 540 now, last season was easier to find the right gear for my character. Please make a change/update in this season... And next season please make the Barbarian stronger (boost it)... /GurreStealthG2 31 Dec
25 Dec Discuss: Helltooth vs Zunimassa Helltooth or Zunimassa? Why you chose Helltooth / Zunimassa? Why do you think the set you chose is better? Share your opinions and experiences. ~Discuss~Semirotta6 25 Dec
19 Dec Strange purple devils? Hello, i am playing arachyr WD at the moment. I suddenly got these purple devils with daggers following me. Anybody knows where they come from? Picture: http://i63.tinypic.com/2upvmlk.jpgDavidje3 19 Dec
15 Dec Helltooth or Arachyr's? Hi! When i started this season i knew i wanted to go wd and i looked at diablofans and saw the arachyrs build and no helltooth so i thought this one was better. When i looked at the leaderboards I only saw helltooth builds. So my question are which build is the best in season 8? Helltooth or Arachyr's? Or anything else Thank you :)Wallin272 15 Dec
13 Dec Perdition I've just been one-shotted for the second time by this guy's teleport attack. The only way to fix it seems to be to resurrect at the nearest checkpoint, skip back to the previous level and get the pets back, then cast spirit walk and let the pets finish him off. Any other ideas?Scourge7 13 Dec
13 Dec WD too easy? Hello, I'm new to D3 and the genre in general. This is my very first playtrough ever in D3, I only did the first 2acts in D2 ever before my eyes started hurting and I only got to lvl16 in Path of Exile, so I consider myself to be a noob when it comes to action rpg's. However I'm bored to the core to be frank, I recently started act 2, I'm lvl32, I cranked up the difficulty to expert and I'm obliterating everything I see in a matter of seconds, I can't pump up the difficulty any higher untill I completed act 4 I think. At this rate I don't see myself reaching act 4 as it's such a snoozefest. Will the game become fun eventually? Or is this just a waste of time? Don't get me wrong, I like the game, else I wouldn't have bought it yesterday after trying every single class. It just feels like the potential is barred behind an insanely boring start. Regards.Zand0r2 13 Dec
15 Nov Witch Doctor Vs Necromancer I wonder if Blizzard will change any of the Witch Doctors skills to make a more original class? Out of all the different classes the two that seem the most alike imo are the Witch Doctor & Necromancer.Ozgardian2 15 Nov
12 Nov Interacting problem in Angry Chicken form Sometimes im having problem interacting with stuff (loot,portals,chests, etc) in angry chicken mode! Anyone else having this problem? Is it a bug it should be like this (dont think so) ? Also the teleport interrupted when the chicken form expired thats annoying as well.Jépé7 12 Nov
06 Nov In this Labyrinth.... Do you know where I can find The Babe?Slarg2320 06 Nov
06 Nov WD with pets and G-rifts. This is mostly a question for Blizzard. I play a WD with pets. When i die in a g-rift shortly after i recasted my pets (to get them in a better position) or if i die twice really quick, i then have to wait not only for the respawntimer, i also have to wait for the respawn-timer for my pets. On my own i do zero damage so the only option is to stand and wait. Is there a reason pet based WD's have this penalty. One more thing, i have pirahna as only thing to use when i have wreck through doors and stuff. And guess what, it has a timer. Boring to wait on the cd on pirahnas when you see the g-rift timer roll. Again, is there a reason pet based WD's have this penalty?Lazaruz2 06 Nov
04 Nov GR 75/85+ speed 2s build help Hello. What build would you say is the best for running GR 75+ speed pref 85+ I gonna play with a monk and he is NOT playing support, so we are running 2x dps builds Wich one should i go for? Hope you can help me out a bit.zyppz0 04 Nov
04 Nov How can I upgrade my WD? Hi guys, I am wondering how I can upgrade my WD to play w/o any issues on T10 (HC + Season)? Any particular items I should be looking for? Thanks in advance :DptK5 04 Nov
26 Oct "bane of the trapped" + Helltooth wd-> 15 yard range Is "bane of the trapped" useful for a Helltooth wd ? wonderig cause the 15 yard range. Aint gonna stand in the middle in high grift'sniller1 26 Oct
25 Oct Pets...fix them please Is it just me or is the pet AI stupid as fk? They barely follow you and you cant command them, i would love for them to be able to attack what you have on cursor. Feels very clunky and overall just poor designed.Deyll1 25 Oct
17 Oct spirit vessel bugged on hardcore? I just died in hardcore with my WD and my spirit vessel didn't activate. I want to try again but I'm afraid the passive will not work .Quilon32 17 Oct
09 Oct Jade or Helltooth? I cant decide what build should i play... i play both solo and group and enjoy the both? What would you recommend?Genetix3 09 Oct
09 Oct which build for Rift speed farming(gearing up)? T10-T13 atm i use arachyrs angry chicken for solo rift farming but to farm t13 i need much better gear i think right now i am able to farm a T9 rift in 4 - 5 mins with that build. group rift is not so fun with that build it's pretty fast for bounties tho :) how do you farm torment rifts?Remedin1 09 Oct
02 Oct ANCIENT SACRED HARVESTER RE-ROLL ADVICE Re-forged an ancient SH, what should i re-roll? I'm guessing re-roll the vitality to either AD or %dmg? I currently have 80% AD or 97% depending on my gloves and whether i need the life or AD. http://imgur.com/fFg8xBo ThanksDrpie1 02 Oct
21 Sep T13 Speed rift help I'm pretty much done with the journey except for both the speed rifts on T13. I'm finding finishing a T13 rift within 4 and 5 mins absolutely impossible atm. Do you have any advice for me? Running HT garg, T12 is joke with Manajuma, but in T13 I'M the joke ._.Whispered12 21 Sep
18 Sep Is it just me or gargantuan is fkn retarded? I wanted to play full pet wd so much at the start of the season.Now I dont want to see it again.It sux beyond hard to me.My best is GR78 for now and its nothing connected with skillz or the player its all the map and the monsters.Blizzard made WD completely dependant on pets for solo push and the AI of those pets is maybe the same as their devs.Why can you aim the frog when you throw corpse spiders when no1 is using this build or set?Like wtf?PangGblast15 18 Sep
12 Sep Pain Enhancer with pets Just so I understand it, does the Pain Enhancer gem give the 3% IAS for each enemy wihin 20 yds of the character or the pets?Scourge13 12 Sep
04 Sep ROE Nerf - Are you taking the piss Blizzard? Seriously? It might've been strong, but it made WD possible to be the DPS meta, something that hasn't ever happened. Why MUST it always be Wizards that are the main focus in group play? Why can't you change it up? Don't you get that people are sick and tired of playing the exact same game season after season? There's a reason the active number of players drop off by a LARGE margain after the first 1-3 weeks, and that's because people burn out from doing the EXACT SAME they've been doing for the past multiple seasons. It's sad how anyone wanting to deal damage must roll a Wizard time after time. Fix our damage somehow, or make another class dethrone Wizards. I know you guys get next to no revenue from D3, and hence why we see next to no development in D3, but seriously..OnlyStimOnce4 04 Sep
29 Aug pets and stricken how does that gem work whit pets :S do you get the bonus for every att a pet makes ? or only when all the pets have attacked onceznylle3 29 Aug
28 Aug bug guys i have wd my wds build is jade harvester so im using it for speed runs i have 3m+ damage in game with buff so i wanna ask u guys i have full gear and yesterday im gonna one shot everything in game in t13 now i cannot do that my char is bugged can someone help me?Kasap1 28 Aug
21 Aug R45 non-set conquest What's everyone using? I thought about a fire build with Cindercoat and Magefist.Scourge3 21 Aug
19 Aug Have you ever wondered.... how they programmed this insane Gargantuan? it was clearly inspired by this Video :p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cmOCl3AAcsAntares0 19 Aug
19 Aug Ancients from the Cube? Not sure if its the RNG gods or an issue with ceremonial knifes but I so far I've crafted... 40 x upgrade rare - Not a single ancient although I did get 2 SMKs 25 x reforge legendary - Again not a single ancient This seems beyond RNG to me. Anyone else managed to an ancient ceremonial using the cube?Thunderblade12 19 Aug
19 Aug Helltooth set dungeon - how? hello guys, so i tried the new set dungeon. like 10 times... no success... i know that it isn't supposed to mean 1 run = 1 set, but at least, it should be doable like 1 out of 5 times, right? my problem is of course the 4x "kill 20 enemies with a single wall of death" objective so: . fetish belt = off follower = dismissed grim reaper = off now i can acutally kill the mobs myself. but guess what, there's never enough mobs. even if i'm running through the map gathering every mob possible, i can do the bonus 2 times max, never 4 times. (and by doing so, i leave too many of them behind, as they're stupid, thus not completing the "kill everything" objective). any idea how to be succesful there?Pekelnik18 19 Aug
19 Aug wd P330 LOOKING FOR TIPS TO IMPROVE/OVERHAUL BUILD AS THE TITLE SAYS, LOOKING for a build to speed up rifts: main items i'm aware of that are missing from my collection witching hour a decent star metal kukri sacred harvester tasker and theo the travellers pledge dagger of darts ring of empty promises i have a full 6 set of jade harvester and helltooth, working on getting ancient versions. can currently solo mid-high 40 greater rifts. advice on maximising efficiency and gathering missing items etc, would be greatly appreciated. http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/raskunda-1642/hero/997825raskunda3 19 Aug
19 Aug What is the easiest set dungeons for WD? As title says, wich is the easiest for a total scrub with laggspikes?Stoneflyer6 19 Aug
19 Aug Wilken's Reach question Hi guys, I found a Wilken's reach and have a cubed deadly rebirth, I have been having some fun with it so far this season but I wanted to ask, does the grasp of the dead damage stack, or is it pointless to spam this on bosses/rares? I guess it does not matter either way as it costs no mana and has no cooldown, but I'm just curious.LaserChild92 19 Aug
17 Aug Hotfix the Gargantuan :( So it´s nothing new, the Doctor is the last minute looser this season AGAIN. So whats really anoying? You have to recast the Gargantuan to deal any Dmg, and if you die the second you recast it you can go and have a drink or something... I think if you have the Spell Gargantuan it should not have a Cooldown.. if nothing die´s you have no Cooldown reduction... So we really need to have more control where they go. The Button could be a "GO TO" command or they should have a general "Attack the ELITES" I am tired of seeing the Gargs spreading out hitting one shi.tmob while the Monk pulled away the elite from there 30 seconds ago.Antares6 17 Aug
16 Aug WD Pets not proccing Oculus Ring on follower This has been reported before but I have not seen any 'activity' on this matter. Does anyone know if is going to be patched this season? Or is it intended and is another thing that pets are not supposed to do? EDIT: Removed useless paragraph.ApoAlaia1 16 Aug