Spirit Barrage Mundunugu WD Trash Killer Variation
Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor Trash Killer Variation
The Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor outputs high AoE damage that makes it very suitable for the Trash Killer role in high tier Greater Rifts.
The Trash Killer role demands focus from the character entirely into area of effect damage, eschewing any consideration for single target or Rift Guardian damage. Your skill and gear choices will reflect that.
|Spirit Barrage Phantasm Locust Swarm Pestilence 1 Summon Zombie Dogs Life Link 2 Spirit Walk Jaunt 3 Sacrifice Provoke the Pack 4 Soul Harvest Languish|
Adapting Skills and Passives
Part of your skill selection will remain consistent with the solo GR spec; you will maintain Soul Harvest Languish for the toughness increase in conjunction with Sacred Harvester and Lakumba's Ornament, as well as Spirit Walk Jaunt for mobility and 4-piece set protection.
As far as Spirit Barrage is concerned, while Gazing Demise will provide the Phantasm rune for free and you are able to select an additional effect, in group GR progression you might want to avoid additional runes, due to lag considerations and stick with Phantasm on your bar as well. That being said, in lower tier group GR runs you can freely run an additional utility rune, like the extra DPS from Manitou, the life sustain of Phlebotomize or resource generation of The Spirit Is Willing.
In group GRs, you will not be responsible for clumping up enemies and healing yourself up, so Piranhas Piranhado and Big Bad Voodoo will be replaced by the combination of Summon Zombie Dogs Life Link (minor damage reduction benefits) and Sacrifice Provoke the Pack, which you will use to bolster your damage. This potent damage buff introduces an interesting twist to your rotation, forcing you to pop Summon Zombie Dogs prior to an engagement, wait on their cooldown (while supports set up a monster pull), pop it again to reach the 5-stack maximum of Provoke the Pack, and then do a triple Spirit Barrage Phantasm cast to snapshot the full additive damage buff. It is also quite important to always be cognizant of your positioning to be able to reset the Summon Zombie Dogs cooldown via Grave Injustice.
When it comes to Locust Swarm, you will retain the skill itself, but to complement the trash killing duties of this build variant, you will have to alter the rune. To provide a reliable, easily spread source of Ring of Emptiness procs, you will be using the rune Pestilence for its additional projectiles.
Most of your passive lineup will remain the same from the Solo GR progression setup — as you will Grave Injustice for the Cooldown Reduction, and Confidence Ritual for the extra damage. In group play, you should consider dropping the cheat death failsafe of Spirit Vessel for the massive damage increase of Gruesome Feast, as you will be fueled with Health Globes by your support teammates. Swampland Attunement could also replace Blood Ritual, as toughness will be harder to manage than resources in this setup.
The vast majority of your gear selection will remain the same as the GR soloing build; you will be wearing the Mundunugu and Cpt. Crimson sets plus a Ring of Royal Grandeur to complete their bonuses, the Ring of Emptiness for its massive damage amplification, as well as relying on The Barber and Gazing Demise for your Spirit Barrage amplification, and the Sacred Harvester plus Lakumba's Ornament, for your overall protection.
In Season 24, your ideal weapon during Greater Rift group pushing will be Arioc's Needle, whose unique bonus to Decay abilities and unrivaled skill and pure stat bonuses will outperform any other alternatives. It needs to be rolled with the weapon power of Sacred Harvester, and will ideally have the Spirit Vessel passive. Learn more about Ethereal weapons in our Ethereal mechanics guide, and read up on how to farm them in the Ethereal farming guide.
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.
You will Bane of the Trapped from the soloing setup as a universally desired damage amplification gem. You will add another separate damage multiplier to the build in the form of Zei's Stone of Vengeance; while it is range-dependent and encourages you to keep your distance from the enemy to strengthen its bonus, it will always grant its base bonus even at point blank range, so do not hesitate to position as necessary.
In group play, Pain Enhancer will take the place of Bane of the Stricken as you will not be responsible for taking down the Rift Guardian. In turn, it will provide a significant damage increase due to the Attack Speed scaling from the level 25 bonus, which factors into the Phantasms damage calculation as a separate damage multiplier. Of course, due to the necessity of Pain Enhancer getting stacked in massive pulls, in lower tier GR speedruns you can alter this slot to Bane of the Powerful.
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For more information about gems, please refer to our guide on gems.
For more information about gems, please refer to our guide on gems.
Adapting Kanai's Cube
As previously noted, the weapon slot is interchangeable between The Barber and Sacred Harvester; you will wear your better roll, and cube the other. We generally recommend having The Barber here due to its variable legendary power.
Your armor Cube slot can either stay on the safer Aquila Cuirass damage reduction bonus, or — in very high end play, where you trust the protective and healing capabilities of your supports — be altered to the extra damage from Frostburn.
In this Mundunugu / Captain Crimson mixture, you will need a Ring of Royal Grandeur: a cache legendary ring from Act I bounties, to tie the two sets together. The ability to run with one full 6-piece set bonus and an additional 3-piece bonus, dodging the undesirable guaranteed stats on the Grandeur by cubing its power, is a tremendous boost to the build.
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.
The recommended legendary potion is Bottomless Potion of the Leech, which assists the lacking sources of sustain in the build.
- 22 Jul. 2021: Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
- 01 Apr. 2021: No changes required for Season 23.
- 19 Nov. 2020: Revised skill, item and Cube recommendations for Season 22.
- 01 Jul. 2020: Guide revised to reflect the changes in pet damage calculation.
- 10 Mar. 2020: Guide added.
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