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Witch Doctor Arachyr Firebats Build

Last updated on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:26 by Deadset 20 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Arachyr Firebats Witch Doctor in Diablo 3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know to play this build at the highest level. This build is updated for patch 2.6.8 and Season 20.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

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 (link just below), and an amusing, explosive Angry Chicken Angry Chicken speedfarming variation (link just below). 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 Haunt Icon Haunt Poisoned Spirit Poisoned Spirit 1 Hex Icon Hex Jinx Jinx 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 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 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear 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 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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.
  • 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 (this page): Revised skill, gemming and Cube recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Revised skill recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised 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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