Enchantress Follower Skills and Gearing Guide (Updated for Patch 2.7.1 and Season 24)

Last updated on Jul 23, 2021 at 07:51 by Deadset 18 comments

The Enchantress is one of the three followers in Diablo 3, and offers valuable cooldown reduction and attack speed boons. Follower optimization has grown crucially important since the companion rework in Patch 2.7, and they are now a vital part of your solo Greater Rift Pushing attempts and Nephalem Rift speed farming.

1.

Enchantress Overview

The Enchantress is the most versatile of the bunch, offering a balance between utility and damage buffs, and offering some excellent speed farming potential when she is fully optimized. Take the Enchantress to GR progression if you are chasing cooldown reduction or attack speed breakpoints, as she makes both tasks easier, or if you want to have a thoroughly utility-driven character when farming GRs or keystones.

2.

Enchantress Skills

The recommended abilities for the Enchantress are:

  • Level 15: Temporal Pulse Temporal Pulse — Take this skill for an AoE, Intelligence-scaling duration slow on a very short cooldown that offers an easy proc for bonuses like Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped.
  • Level 20: Prophetic Harmony Prophetic Harmony — one of the highlights in the Enchantress arsenal, this ability offers a scaling cooldown reduction bonus to your character based on the Intelligence on her equipment.
  • Level 25: Powered Shield Powered Shield — a powerful passive shield that reduces incoming ranged damage, improves Armor and even throws a slow against melee attackers with an Int-scaling duration.
  • Level 30: Focused Mind Focused Mind — Another passive, constantly available effect (as long as you fit in the generous 40 yard radius) that increases attack speed based on the Enchantress' Intelligence stat.

Note that once optimized with survivability as well as Intelligence, the Enchantress can be swapped to Hand of the Prophet Hand of the Prophet to grant her access to all abilities, expanding the arsenal of buffs with additional damage and further snowballing your speed runs. This change however is only viable during speed farming, where monsters die before they are able to inflict severe damage to your Enchantress. Such a setup also requires that you level and equip your Enchantress with Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration and Mutilation Guard Mutilation Guard, which are defensive juggernauts and the only two legendary gems that work on followers.

3.

Enchantress Setup - Solo GR Pushing

The following setup reflects the best-in-slot item choices and gear rolls for an Enchantress taken to Greater Rifts with the intent of pushing leaderboard. Note the focus on pure Attack Speed with the inclusion of Mempo of Twilight Mempo of Twilight, The Witching Hour The Witching Hour and Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit Tal Rasha's Relentless Pursuit — all items with innate attack speed rolls. Note that the Enchantress can not equip an off-hand item, so despite our recommendation for a one-handed weapon, it cannot be paired with anything.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Ruby)
  3. Attack Speed
  4. Critical Hit Chance
  5. Crowd Control Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life %
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Torso
  1. Intelligence
  2. Attack Speed (if Tal's chest)
  3. 3 Sockets (Topazes)
  4. Vitality
  5. All Resistance
  6. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  7. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Wrists
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life on Hit
  4. Vitality
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Attack Speed
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Legs
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets (Topazes)
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Armor
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Amulet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Topaz)
  3. Increased Attack Speed
  4. Life per Hit
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Ring #1
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Topaz)
  3. Increased Attack Speed
  4. Life per Hit
Ring #2
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Topaz)
  3. Increased Attack Speed
  4. Life per Hit
Weapon
  1. Intelligence
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life per Hit
  4. Socket Emerald (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
Follower Item
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life per Hit

To help you with farming the gear you need for your builds, we have two very useful guides that you can access by clicking the links below: a Salvage Guide to help you quickly check whether or not you can safely salvage a piece of gear and a Legendary Farming Guide to help you efficiently farm legendaries and set items.

3.1.

Enchantress - Solo GR Speed Farming

The following setup reflects the best-in-slot item choices and gear rolls for an Enchantress taken to Greater Rifts with the intent of speed farming for Paragon levels and legendary gem upgrades. Consider the focus on additional experience and utility, most notably with the change of follower item from an invulnerability legendary to an "all skills unlocked" one. To ensure your Enchantress' survivability, you should socket her jewelry with Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration and Mutilation Guard Mutilation Guard, which are defensive juggernauts and the only two legendary gems that work on followers. Note that the Enchantress can not equip an off-hand item, so despite our recommendation for a one-handed weapon, it cannot be paired with anything.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Ruby)
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. Crowd Control Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life %
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Torso
  1. Intelligence
  2. Attack Speed (if Tal's chest)
  3. 3 Sockets (Topazes)
  4. Vitality
  5. All Resistance
  6. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  7. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Wrists
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life on Hit
  4. Vitality
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Attack Speed
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Legs
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets (Topazes)
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Armor
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Amulet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration)
  3. Increased Attack Speed
  4. Life per Hit
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Ring #1
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Mutilation Guard Mutilation Guard)
  3. Increased Attack Speed
  4. Life per Hit
Ring #2
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Mutilation Guard Mutilation Guard)
  3. Increased Attack Speed
  4. Life per Hit
Weapon
  1. Intelligence
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life per Hit
  4. Socket Emerald (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
Follower Item
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life per Hit

To help you with farming the gear you need for your builds, we have two very useful guides that you can access by clicking the links below: a Salvage Guide to help you quickly check whether or not you can safely salvage a piece of gear and a Legendary Farming Guide to help you efficiently farm legendaries and set items.

3.2.

Enchantress - Standard Rift Keystone Farm and Bounties

The following setup reflects the best-in-slot item choices and gear rolls for an Enchantress taken to Standard (T16) Rift farming for GR keystones and Bounties. The most notable changes are the inclusion of the full bonuses of the Sage's Death's Breath farming set and the Cain's extra GR keystones set (tied with a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur on the Enchantress), whose set bonuses emanate to your character. To ensure your Enchantress' survivability while using Hand of the Prophet Hand of the Prophet, you should socket her jewelry with Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration and Mutilation Guard Mutilation Guard, which are defensive juggernauts and the only two legendary gems that work on followers. Note that the Enchantress can not equip an off-hand item, so despite our recommendation for a one-handed weapon, it cannot be paired with anything.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Ruby)
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. Crowd Control Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life %
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Torso
  1. Intelligence
  2. 3 Sockets (Topazes)
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Wrists
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life on Hit
  4. Vitality
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Attack Speed
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
Legs
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets (Topazes)
  3. Vitality
  4. All Resistance
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
  6. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Armor
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  6. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
Amulet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket (Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration)
  3. Increased Attack Speed
  4. Life per Hit
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
Ring #1
  1. Socket (Mutilation Guard Mutilation Guard)
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life per Hit
Ring #2
  1. Socket (Topaz)
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life per Hit
Weapon
  1. Intelligence
  2. Increased Attack Speed
  3. Life per Hit
  4. Socket Emerald (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
Follower Item
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life per Hit

To help you with farming the gear you need for your builds, we have two very useful guides that you can access by clicking the links below: a Salvage Guide to help you quickly check whether or not you can safely salvage a piece of gear and a Legendary Farming Guide to help you efficiently farm legendaries and set items.

4.

Changelog

  • 23 Jul. 2021: No changes required for Season 24.
  • 07 Apr. 2021: Split off Enchantress advice into its own separate page.
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