Questions tagged [diablo-3-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.

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What is the strategy in using Zombie Dogs and Sacrifice?

I unlocked the Sacrifice ability of my Witch Doctor a few days, but I haven't used it at all because I don't understand how to use it effectively. When dealing with a throng of enemies, I'd prefer to ...
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Does Jinx increase the additional damage of Hex to 20% or 30%?

The description of the Jinx rune is a little unclear, and therefore I'm uncertain if it increases the additional damage of Hex by 20% to a total of 30%, or if it only increases it by 10% to a total of ...
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Mechanics of Plague of Toads: Does it deal 130% dmg each frog or all three frogs combine?

Plague of Toads Primary Cost: 34 Mana Release a handful of toads that deal 130% weapon damage as Poison to enemies they come in contact with. So is it 130% dmg per frog or its all 3 frogs ...
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How do I become the Puppet Master?

I'm trying to get the achievement Puppet Master for the Witch Doctor: I've got the following: 4 Zombie Dogs (requires the Zombie Handler passive skill) Gargantuan Fetish from Big Bad Voodoo My ...
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What changes to specific Witch Doctor skills can I make through equipment?

Before the game was released, data miners were speculating that each class would have a list of certain modifiers available on equipment that would provide small changes to the way class skills would ...
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How does the “Soul Harvest” skill work?

I just unlocked this skill which feeds on the life force of my enemies to increase my Intelligence by 30 seconds. When I activate it, a circle of light surrounds me. What's not clear to me is whether ...
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Do stat boosts affect DoT effects already in play?

I'm playing Witch Doctor and making use of several of the wonderful Intelligence boosts they can get (Gruesome Feast, Soul Harvest...). I need to know when to time these boosts, however, to get the ...
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Why does my Plague of Toads make me croak?

When my Witch Doctor hit level 11, I decided to take my Plague of Toads for a spin. However, a typical encounter for me with Plague of Toads goes something like: I see a mob of enemies I summon ...
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Is it possible to have more than 4 Zombie Dogs?

I'm playing a sacrifice build Witch Doctor, and recently added Mass Confusion with Devolution rune. However, I have yet to get any additional zombie dogs from killing a confused opponent. Each time, ...
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What can I walk through using Spirit Walk?

Once again, the skill description for Spirit Walk leaves a bit to the imagination. What exactly does it mean that my movement is unhindered? Does it negate any movement slowing effects? Does it ...
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Does mana cost matter at all for Witch Doctor skills?

I'm about 10 levels into my Witch Doctoring experience. Thus far I've unlocked about 4 or 5 skills I can use on demand. Each of these skills requires a certain amount of mana in order to cast. ...
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Do the Monk's mantras affect Witch Doctor pets? [duplicate]

As per the title, do the Monk's mantras affect the Witch Doctor's pets?
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How does the AI work for a Witch Doctor's summoned pets?

I'm mostly curious about how they'll prioritize their actions. Will they just attack the first target they see, attack the target their summoner is, attack targets attacking them, attack targets ...
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What skills from other party members affect witch doctor summons?

There are a number of skills that provide benefits to a player "and their allies". Do any of these include creatures summoned by a witch doctor? Examples: Does a Monk heal affect summons? Do non-...
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How does the Restless Giant rune work?

The description on Blizzard's site is a bit vague: Restless Giant 20% movement speed 35% attack speed 200% Physical damage This effect cannot occur more than once every 120 seconds. Elite enemies ...
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What determines the health of Witch Doctor minions?

I've seen comments in the forums that minions like the Zombie Dogs will scale with gear, allowing them to be competitive. I certainly hope this is the case, however I was not able to find any ...
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Does intelligence influence Witch Doctor minion damage?

The "Soul Harvest" ability harvests the souls of up to five surrounding enemies, upping your intelligence by 28 (at the base level) for each. This means that right now, I can quadruple my intellgence ...

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