Helltooth Zombie Bears Witch Doctor Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Nov 19, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 3 comments

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Helltooth Zombie Bears Witch Doctor. Updated for patch 2.6.10 and Season 22.

1.

Helltooth Zombie Bears Speed Farming

The Zombie Bears Witch Doctor deals with regular Rift farming decently all the way through the highest Torments, making it a viable build for the task. We have speed farming rankings if you want to know more about which builds are best for speed farming.

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 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Soul to Waste Soul to Waste Right Mouse Button Zombie Charger Icon Zombie Charger Zombie Bears Zombie Bears 1 Summon Zombie Dogs Icon Summon Zombie Dogs Leeching Beasts Leeching Beasts 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Horrify Icon Horrify Stalker Stalker 4 Wall of Death Icon Wall of Death Wall of Zombies Wall of Zombies
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

3.

Adapting Gear

The buildup mechanics of the Endless Walk set are too slow to be of any use during speed farming; in their stead, use the Act III bounty cache legendary Avarice Band Avarice Band (considering its massive synergy with a socketed Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and a cubed Goldwrap Goldwrap), and the consistent damage multiplier from Squirt's Necklace Squirt's Necklace (its downside will be negated by the relative invulnerability imposed by the stacked Goldwrap Goldwrap bonuses).

You can either keep the damage of Ring of Emptiness Ring of Emptiness, or — when your character is heavily optimized and you feel confident in your burst — alternate to the Fear-induced movement speed bonuses of Rechel's Ring of Larceny Rechel's Ring of Larceny, which can be consistently procced via Horrify Horrify.

When doing regular Rifts, you can swap Lakumba's Ornament Lakumba's Ornament out for Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers whose additional elite spawns will significantly shorten farming runs.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Socket
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. Zombie Charger %
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Area Damage
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Resource Cost Reduction
Torso
  1. 3 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Elite Damage Reduction
  4. Vitality
Wrists
  1. Poison Damage
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Life on Hit
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Area Damage
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. Life %
Legs
  1. 2 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Zombie Charger %
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Poison Damage
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Intelligence
  5. Attack Speed or Area Damage
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Intelligence
  5. Attack Speed or Area Damage
Weapon
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. High Damage Range
  3. Zombie Charger Cost Reduction
  4. Zombie Charger Damage %
  5. Intelligence
  6. Damage %
Off-hand
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Crit Chance
  4. Area Damage
  5. Zombie Charger %

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.

Adapting Gemming

When doing regular Rifts, the utility provided by Gogok of Swiftness Gogok of Swiftness will be overshadowed by the near-invulnerability courtesy of the interaction between Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder with Goldwrap Goldwrap.

During speed farming, the damage buildup mechanic of Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken will be far too slow, and is best replaced by the regenerative convenience of Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

For more information about gems, please refer to our guide on gems.

5.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

In regular Rift runs, the progression-oriented powers of the Sacred Harvester Sacred Harvester will be overkill, and they are best replaced by the convenient self-casting proc for Ring of Emptiness Ring of Emptiness found in Wormwood Wormwood. As discussed above, Goldwrap Goldwrap trumps any other sources of protection during standard rifts, including the GR recommendation Aquila Cuirass Aquila Cuirass. Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur is still necessary to tie the Helltooth and Cpt. Crimson sets together.

In Season 22, you can add the cooldown reduction powerhouse In-geom In-geom and practically nullify your Spirit Walk Spirit Walk mobility during farming via chained elite kills, allowing you to zip through the rifts.

The Kanai's Cube can be used for much more than simply extracting Legendary powers from items. Please refer to our Kanai's Cube guide for more information.

6.

Changelog

  • 19 Nov. 2020: Revision of item, skill and passive recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 01 Jul. 2020: No changes required for Season 21.
  • 14 Mar. 2020: Guide adjusted to reflect the changes to Ring of Emptiness.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Flavor of Time is now the recommended amulet.
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