Hey guys! In this guide, we will be seasonally updating whatever is the fastest general purpose speed farming build for Witch Doctor! Currently – it’s Helltooth Harness!
NOTE: any decently built LoN (Gargantuans) set will perform equally or sometimes greater than this (for Nephs and GR’s, less efficient on bounties). Given how difficult it is to farm up LoN, naturally we won’t be discussing that here.
Fastest Witch Doctor Speedfarming Build
Check out our Helltooth Mantle Guide for more info on this set.
|Helltooth Harness Speedfarming Setup|
|Items||Skills & Rune|
|Helm||Set Item||Hex||Angry Chicken|
|Shoulder||Set Item||Soul Harvest||Soul to Waste|
|Chest||Set Item||Spirit Walk||Severance|
|Hands||Set Item||Wall of Death||Comm w/ Spirits (Any)|
|Legs||Set Item||Summon Zombie Dogs||Leeching Beasts (Any)|
|Amulet||T.Pledge (Any)||Pierce the Veil||Midnight Feast|
|Ring||Avarice Band||Fierce Loyalty||Gruesome Feast|
|Ring||C.Rose (Any)||Kanai’s Cube|
|Belt||Goldwrap||Furnace (Any) (In-geom)|
|Weapon||Manajuma’s CK||Mask of Jeram = Tasker and Theo|
|Off-hand||Manjuma Mojo||Short Man’s Finger|
|Boon of the Hoarder|
|Bane of the Trapped|
Rings & Amulet? You only NEED Short Man’s Finger – and for this build, we’re going to use the Avarice+Goldwrap+Hoarder combo. So that’s TWO mandatory ring slots, it doesn’t matter if you wear or kanai either. That leaves Amulet and Ring open which can really be anything – Endless Walk would likely be the most generic choice.
- Use any weapon. Soul Harvester, Starmetal Kukri, Azurewrath. Doesn’t matter.
- Any offhand will do, too. Thing of the Deep is the “speediest” choice.
- 2H – Wrath of the Bone King is actually pretty good!
- Skill change? Doesn’t matter. In GR builds, this is usually Horrify-Frightening Aspect.
Well, it depends if you use this as your progression set. As long as the OFFENSIVE ROLLS are ok, then you don’t have to worry so much. If you choose to build a speed only build, it’s very easy to get “the best rolls”. Why?
Ignore defensive rolls since our toughness is taken care of solely by the “trio”. So for example, your ancient Helltooth Harness came with INT, Life Regen and Life%. This is pretty terrible, and an auto salvage in most cases. But for speedfarming? Simply remove the Life Regen or Life% to Gargantuan Damage%!
You can also fit some absolutely greedy rerolls here such as
- Crit AND Skill% in Helmet (no Vit)
- INT > CDR > Area Damage Shoulders (no Vit)
- INT > CHC > CHD > Area Damage or CDR Gloves (no Vit)
Bounties? Build Changes?
Bounties require much more mobility than usual, the sample set above uses the Manajuma Set, which is the highest mobility change any WD can make. Since there is no truly offensive weapon for this set, we put Manajuma as the default.
That being said there isn’t many ways aside from this to improve mobility.
I need more power!
Again, not much we can do to improve killing power here, either.
Ring of Royal Grandeur (With Short Man’s Finger, Avarice Band) means you can equip a Mask of Jeram or Tasker and Theo – cubing the other. It will increase DPS quite a bit. This DROPS the Compass Rose set whose offensive bonus isn’t very consistent in speedfarming.
Sacred Harvester surprisingly increases your DPS by quite a bit. The extra 5 stacks, while inconsistent in uptime, provides quite a boost. Any WD worth his salt will own a decent one.
(not so recommended) Wrath of the Bone King equipped improves the general strength of your Gargs by quite a bit. Azurewrath, with a Mojo with + Garg damage is probably the “strongest” according to calculations.
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