Witch Doctor Arachyr Firebats Build

Last updated on May 17, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 15 comments
General Information

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 2.6.5 and Season 17.

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 two different playstyles to the table: a flashy, Firebats Firebats-centric progression spec for solo GR pushes, a progression spec for group GR pushes, and an amusing, explosive Angry Chicken Angry Chicken speedfarming variation, explained in that order. 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.

3. Builds

GR Rift Solo Progress GR Group Progress Speedfarming Variation
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 Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Cloud of Insects Cloud of Insects
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Firebats Icon Firebats Cloud of Bats Cloud of Bats Right Mouse Button Haunt Icon Haunt Draining Spirit Draining Spirit 1 Hex Icon Hex Jinx Jinx 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Languish Languish 4 Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Cloud of Insects Cloud of Insects
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Haunt Icon Haunt Poisoned Spirit Poisoned Spirit Right Mouse Button Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Pestilence Pestilence 1 Hex Icon Hex Angry Chicken Angry Chicken 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Summon Zombie Dogs Icon Summon Zombie Dogs Life Link Life Link 4 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Soul to Waste Soul to Waste
Passive Skills

3.1. 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.

3.2. Legendary Gems

3.3. Kanai's Cube

4. Changelog

  • 17 May 2019 (group progression variant 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.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 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.
  • 17 Nov. 2017 (group progression variant page): Added group variant.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (this page): Revised skill, gemming and Cube recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Revised gemming and Cube recommendations.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Revised skill 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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