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Helltooth Gargantuan Witch Doctor Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:42 by Deadset

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General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Helltooth Gargantuan Witch Doctor. Updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

The other pages of our Helltooth Gargantuan Witch Doctor guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Speed Farming

The Helltooth Gargantuan Witch Doctor deals with Normal Rift farming and Bounty runs excellently, making it a preferred build even outside Solo GR content.

Within the limited scope of regular difficulties, the necessary damage and toughness to triumph over the enemy is significantly smaller. Thus, your best course of action is to improve utility and speed.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Wall of Death Icon Wall of Death Communing with Spirits Communing with Spirits Right Mouse Button Piranhas Icon Piranhas Piranhado Piranhado 1 Hex Icon Hex Angry Chicken Angry Chicken 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan Humongoid Humongoid 4 Summon Zombie Dogs Icon Summon Zombie Dogs Leeching Beasts Leeching Beasts
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

3. Adapting Gear

In the jewelry, the buildup mechanics of the Endless Walk set will be unfit for speedruns; you should use Avarice Band Avarice Band and a Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence instead. Avarice Band Avarice Band is an Act III cache legendary item that increases pickup radius as you collect gold, all the way to the generous 30 yards. When complemented with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, it becomes a utility engine feeding into your speed, toughness (if wearing a Goldwrap Goldwrap) and damage (for Gruesome Feast Gruesome Feast). Optimally, you will pair this ring with a crafted Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence with good rolls and a solid fifth passive like Gruesome Feast Gruesome Feast or Fierce Loyalty Fierce Loyalty.

When doing regular Rifts, you can swap this slot out for Goldwrap Goldwrap, which paired with Avarice Band Avarice Band and Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder will render you practically invulnerable. Finally — when doing Bounties, you can also take advantage of the Krelm's Buff Belt Krelm's Buff Belt for its gold-independent movespeed increase.

When farming, the protection of Lakumba's Ornament Lakumba's Ornament (and Soul Harvest Soul Harvest as a whole) will not be necessary, and you can swap this slot out for the utility of Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers, speeding up the run with more elite spawns.

For normal rift farming, the mandatory weapon and offhand for the build change to the Manajuma's Way set: Manajuma's Carving Knife Manajuma's Carving Knife and Manajuma's Gory Fetch Manajuma's Gory Fetch. They are essential to the speedrunning playstyle by extending Hex Hex Angry Chicken Angry Chicken to 15 seconds and doubling your movement speed while active.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Socket
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. Life %
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Gargantuan %
  3. Area Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
Torso
  1. 3 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Gargantuan %
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
Wrists
  1. Cold Damage
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Vitality
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Crit Damage (if The Witching Hour The Witching Hour)
  3. Attack Speed (if The Witching Hour The Witching Hour)
  4. Vitality
Legs
  1. 2 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. Movement Speed
  5. All Resistance
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Cold Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Critical Hit Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
  5. Intelligence
Weapon
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. High Damage Range
  3. Intelligence
  4. Area Damage
  5. % Damage
  6. Vitality
Off-hand
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Crit Chance
  4. Area Damage
  5. Gargantuan %
  6. Vitality

4. Adapting Gemming

In lower Greater Rifts, you can easily swap Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken out for the well-rounded damage and toughness increase of Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful. In Torment runs, this slot is best taken by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, whose interaction with the worn Avarice Band Avarice Band (and potentially worn Goldwrap Goldwrap, depending on your preference) will keep you rich, safe and sped up throughout the run.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

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