Witch Doctor Arachyr Firebats Build

Last updated on Apr 14, 2022 at 09:00 by Deadset 33 comments
1.

Introduction

This guide brings three different playstyles to the table: a flashy, Firebats Firebats-centric progression spec for solo GR pushes (the present build), a progression spec for group GR pushes, and a speed farming variation for T16 runs (both linked above). Note that this playstyle alternates between the Arachyr and Helltooth sets almost one for one with very minor variations, explained in the sections ahead.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Firebats Icon Firebats Cloud of Bats Cloud of Bats Right Mouse Button Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Cloud of Insects Cloud of Insects 1 Horrify Icon Horrify Frightening Aspect Frightening Aspect 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Honored Guest Honored Guest 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 Firebats Witch Doctor is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (this page): Enriched the guide and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Enriched the guide and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Revised skill recommendations and enriched the guide.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 14 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Skills adjusted to reflect the changes to Ring of Emptiness.
  • 14 Mar. 2020 (this page): Guide adjusted to reflect the changes to Ring of Emptiness.
  • 14 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Item recommendations adjusted to reflect the changes to Ring of Emptiness.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 17 Nov. 2017 (this page): Re-added group progression variant.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised gemming and Cube recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Revised skill recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (this page): Revised skill, gemming and Cube recommendations.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 29 Jun. 2017 (this page): Updated for 2.6 and moved to new format.
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