Hey guys! In this guide, we will be updating whatever is the fastest general purpose speed farming build for Witch Doctor! Currently – the “best general purpose” “brainless” farming builds are Gargantuan based Helltooth or LoN!

We suggest you read these resources on speedfarming:
D3 General Speedfarming | WD Speedfarming Primer.

Fastest Witch Doctor Speedfarming Builds

Helltooth GargantuansLoN Gargantuans

Helltooth Gargs is very comparable to LoN these days… but much easier to build up!

Witch Doctor Speed Farming Build : Helltooth Gargantuans
Items Skills & Rune
Helm Helltooth Mask Hex Angry Chicken
Shoulder Helltooth Mantle Soul Harvest Soul to Waste
Chest Helltooth Tunic Spirit Walk Severance
Hands Tasker and Theo Wall of Death Comm w/ Spirits (Any)
Legs Helltooth Leg Guards Summon Zombie Dogs Leeching Beasts (Any)
Feet Helltooth Greaves Gargantuan Humongoid
Bracer Nemesis Bracer Passives
Amulet (Any) Pierce the Veil Midnight Feast
Ring Avarice Band Fierce Loyalty Gruesome Feast
Ring Short Man’s (RoRG) Kanai’s Cube
Belt Goldwrap Furnace (In-geom(Any)
Weapon Sacred Harvester (Manajuma’s CK) Mask of JeramTasker and Theo
Off-hand (Manajuma Mojo) Short Man’s Finger (RoRG)
Legendary Gems
Boon of the Hoarder (Bane of the Powerful)
Enforcer
Bane of the Trapped

LoN Gargs has a bunch of options and pieces you can move around.

Witch Doctor Speed Farming Build : LoN Gargantuans
Equipment Skill Rune
Head Mask of Jeram Open (Horrify) Open (Stalker)
Shoulder (Homing) (Corruption) Piranhas Piranhado
Chest Aquila Cuirass Spirit Walk Severance
Hands Tasker and Theo Soul Harvest Soul to Waste (Languish)
Legs Swamp Land Waders Zombie Dogs Leeching Beasts
Feet (Illusory) (Fire Walkers) Gargantuan Humongoid
Belt Goldwrap (Witching Hour)
Bracer Nemesis Bracers Passives
Amulet Hellfire Amulet (Any) Midnight Feast
Ring Wailing Host Fierce Loyalty
Ring Litany of the Undaunted Pierce the Veil
Weapon Sacred Harvester Grave Injustice
Off-hand Thing of the Deep (Triumph) (Gruesome Feast)
Legendary Gems Kanai’s Cube
Enforcer The Furnace
Bane of the Trapped or Powerful Frostburn (Jeram)
Boon of the Hoarder (Open) The Short Man’s Finger

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WD Garg-centric Speedfarming Rerolls and Stat Priority

Head INT VIT CHC Garg%
Shoulder INT Garg% VIT CDR Armor AD
Chest INT Garg% VIT Armor RES Life%
Hands INT CHC CHD VIT AD CDR
Legs INT VIT RES Any
Boots INT VIT Armor Res MS% Any
Belt INT VIT Armor% Life% RES
Wrist Cold% CHC INT VIT Armor LpH
Neck Cold% CHC CHD LpH CDR AD
Rings INT CHC CHD AD CDR Any
Weapon INT LpH DMG% AS% AD Any
Off INT Garg% CHC AD CDR Any
Weapon Roll Pls See Notes

The notes of this guide are still in the OLD FORMAT, but the info is still okay.
Will review this shortly.

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.

Hex-Angry Chicken, the sample set above assumes you’ll be using the Manajuma set for added Mobility (likely for bounties) and speed in general. Don’t wanna use it?

Kanai’s Armor? Tasker and Theo or Mark of Jeram, it doesn’t really matter. TnT is better for Leeching Beasts, but honestly this is a low impact choice.

Legendary Gems? Well, the only speedier change you can make is using Wreath of Lightning. I’d drop Enforcer for this, but I don’t think it’s necessary with such a speedy build.

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Bounties? Build Changes?

The main things to consider when bountying?
Helltooth : Manajuma set!
LoN : Shukrani’s Triumph

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.

Grave Injustice (+Thing of the Deep?) can reduce CD’s on Hex or Spirit Walk! A more stable choice compared to In-geom, which isn’t bad as well.

That being said there isn’t many ways aside from this to improve mobility.

Speedfarm Rerolls?

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)

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.

Summon Zombie Dogs –  Chilled to the Bone is a small increase. Leeching Beasts is the default rune above so you can be a bit lazier and heal without thinking.

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.

Other Witch Doctor Resources

We suggest you read these resources on speedfarming:
D3 General Speedfarming | WD Speedfarming Primer

Learn more about the WD sets!

Well, good luck AFK Farming – I mean speedfarming with the fastest WD speed build out there! “#Gargs4Lyf”!

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6 COMMENTS

  1. You’ve listed DH bracers on a WD build. What’s the recommended item for that slot?

    Also further down the stat priority mentions DEX. I assume you mean INT?

  2. Curious if Rechels Ring of Larceny has been considered for speed running. “45-60% speed bonus for 4 seconds after fearing an enemy.”

    Not gonna help much when no mobs are around but I could see it being a good speed boost for jumping from pack to pack, and it seems like jewelry might be a good slot to go for speed.

    Don’t yet have the gear to really test and compare.

    • If you’re suffering from defense problems, adjust the build to your needs. Diamonds on body gems, soul harvest-languish… if you’re not using chicken set, try out uhkapian serpent. Unity or Goldwrap also work. There’s a ton of defensive options

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