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Jade Harvester Witch Doctor Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:50 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

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

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

1. Speed Farming

Jade Harvester is a capable speed farming build — only suffering on unfavorable long distance layouts or bounties, where a Manajuma-based build is able to outrun it to the destination.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Summon Zombie Dogs Icon Summon Zombie Dogs Leeching Beasts Leeching Beasts Right Mouse Button Haunt Icon Haunt Resentful Spirits Resentful Spirits 1 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Languish Languish 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Piranhas Icon Piranhas Piranhado Piranhado 4 Horrify Icon Horrify Stalker Stalker
Passive Skills

The following skill selection alterations will be necessary:

3. Adapting Gear

The buildup mechanics of the Endless Walk set are unfit for speedruns; you should use Rechel's Ring of Larceny Rechel's Ring of Larceny and a Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence instead. Rechel's Ring of Larceny Rechel's Ring of Larceny will greatly increase your movement speed after Fearing an enemy, a bonus you can take advantage at will with the inclusion of Horrify Horrify in the build. 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.

Exchange the extra damage of the progression-oriented Haunting Girdle Haunting Girdle for Goldwrap Goldwrap; paired with a cubed Avarice Band Avarice Band and gemmed Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, this belt will render you practically invulnerable while farming.

In speedruns, your preferred weapon becomes In-geom In-geom as it allows you to chain cast Spirit Walk Spirit Walk from elite to elite, clearing the rift lightning-fast. In order to ensure the chain of elites remains unbroken, you should also swap Lakumba's Ornament Lakumba's Ornament out for Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers, netting you additional elites.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Socket
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. All Resistance
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Haunt Damage
  5. Armor
Torso
  1. 3 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Vitality
  4. Haunt Damage
  5. Reduced damage from Elites
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. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Vitality
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Life %
  4. Armor
  5. All Resistance
Legs
  1. 2 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
  5. All Resistance
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. Movement Speed
  5. All Resistance
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cold Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage
  5. Intelligence
Weapon
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. High Damage Range
  3. Intelligence
  4. % Weapon Damage
  5. Vitality
  6. Cooldown Reduction
Off-hand
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
  5. Haunt Damage
  6. Cooldown Reduction

4. Adapting Gemming

In regular Rift runs, Esoteric Alteration Esoteric Alteration is best replaced by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, whose interaction with the cubed Avarice Band Avarice Band and worn Goldwrap Goldwrap will keep you rich, safe and sped up throughout the run.

While doing lower Greater Rifts or regular Rift farming, you should also swap Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken for the well-rounded damage and toughness increase of Bane of the Powerful Bane of the Powerful.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. Adapting Kanai's Cube

In the weapon slot of the Cube, we recommend running Wormwood Wormwood — it casts free Locust Swarm Locust Swarms on a regular basis and allows you to focus on Haunt Haunting and pure speed.

In the jewelry slot, use the Act III cache legendary ring Avarice Band Avarice Band. Its unique property extends your pickup radius up to the massive 30 yards for a generous 10-second period. Triggered, maximized and constantly refreshed from the endless stream of Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder gold, the ring and the gem will keep you sped up and invulnerable from the worn Goldwrap Goldwrap.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

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