|OftRepeated's "At My Signal" Witch Doctor||June-12-2014 10:00 AM PDT (7 years ago)|
If ever there was a class to bring friends to the table, it's certainly the Witch Doctor. Known for equal parts voodoo shenanigans and hordes of friendly zombie companions, the Witch Doctor is welcome in any group. Today, we're taking a close look at one particular Witch Doctor item and how OftRepeated#1136 has tweaked a traditional pet build into something that not only brings the pain, but blots out the sun!
About the Build:
Endearingly titled the "At My Signal, Unleash Hell" build, OftRepeated has thrown his focus into making the most out of a single item: Carnevil. For those new to this voodoo mask, it encourages a very particular playstyle because each time you fire a Poison Dart, your entire Fetish family will do the same! Combined with a few other items and skills, you can expect this build to bombard your enemies with a never-ending stream of mortiferous missiles.
The goal? MOAR POISON DARTS!
"This is just a hilariously fun build, and highly complementary to any party composition," OftRepeated writes in. The At My Signal build encourages adopting this style as a way of life for your character, providing a constant stream of covering fire and some light bodyguard duty!
The skills used in this build are fairly straightforward, utilizing the abilities needed to capitalize on Carnevil's effect while enhancing those abilities further.
While one particular item is required to create the core functionality of this build, little else is absolutely necessary before moving onward.
Additional Poison gear will go a long way to helping this build flourish. Keep a look out for items like Swamp Land Waders or Stone of Jordan to help round this out. As a pet build, Critical Hit Damage should certainly be a high priority due to its high damage returns. Attack speed is also welcome. Do you know why? MOAR POISON DARTS!
Recommended Difficulty and Game Mode:
OftRepeated currently plays his At My Signal build in normal mode on Torment IV. While this build has the ability to climb higher, its efficiency does taper off beyond this point, and other builds may offer more. It does, however, excel in group play.
Bear in mind that at Torment IV, this build is a bit glass cannon and, without staying at range, you may find yourself in frequent peril. For this reason, I would avoid jumping into Hardcore experimentation right away and pacing yourself in earlier Torment levels with substantial survivability gear.
Why We Like This Build:
Pet builds are always loads of fun—there's something about filling the screen with all your little friends that makes your journey through Sanctuary a little less lonely. Even more satisfying is seeing that sheet of projectiles just blanketing your foes. I'm a fan of archery, but this Poison Dart build takes artillery to a whole different level.
Also, in all honesty—Poison Dart (Snake to the Face) just makes me giggle. Because Snake to the Face. (Please don't send me builds that are nothing but Snake to the Face…Okay, maybe a few.)
Tell Us What You Think!
Have you picked up a Carnevil mask for yourself? If so, have you tried using it? How close or different is your Fetish Army build from OftRepeated's iteration? We'd love to know, so tell us in the comments!
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