Witch Doctor Arachyr Corpse Spiders Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 8 comments
1.

Introduction

Leaning into the horror and creature-heavy themes of the Arachyr set, the Corpse Spiders build uses an amalgamation of dedicated legendaries and existing, primary skill-oriented staples for a flavorful, WD-thematic and visually striking mid-range caster playstyle. This guide will cover all of its available playstyles. The base build presented on this page is the Greater Rift Solo Pushing Variation, but this build also has a Nephalem Rift Farming Variation and a Greater Rift Speed Farming Variation; follow the links above to the respective alterations.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Arachyr Corpse Spiders Witch Doctor is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Corpse Spiders Icon Corpse Spiders Widowmakers Widowmakers Right Mouse Button Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Cloud of Insects Cloud of Insects 1 Big Bad Voodoo Icon Big Bad Voodoo Slam Dance Slam Dance 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Jaunt Jaunt 3 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Languish Languish 4 Piranhas Icon Piranhas Piranhado Piranhado
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Arachyr Corpse Spiders Witch Doctor is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random. For this build, we recommend substituting Piranhas Piranhas from the regular build and using Horrify Horrify Frightening Aspect Frightening Aspect to proc the following power:

  • Horrify Sanctification: Horrify becomes an aura that causes enemies to receive 100% more damage and deal 15% less damage in addition to its other effects.

Use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are The Spider Queen's Grasp The Spider Queen's Grasp and Shukrani's Triumph Shukrani's Triumph.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Guide revised according to the latest changes to the Arachyr set.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (this page): Guide revised according to the latest changes to the Arachyr set.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Guide revised according to the latest changes to the Arachyr set.
  • 07 Nov. 2021 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 07 Nov. 2021 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 07 Nov. 2021 (this page): Guide added.
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