Witch Doctor Legacy of Nightmares Spirit Barrage Build

Last updated on Jan 18, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 2 comments
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for LoN Spirit Barrage 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 2.6.4 and Season 16.

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

Emerging from a convergence of obscure mechanics and interactions, the Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor offers a unique, spellcasting-heavy, bursty playstyle. The build is available in a Greater Rift solo progression, a Greater Rift group progression and Speed Farming variations, explained in that order.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

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

3. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Greater Rift Group Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Haunt Icon Haunt Poisoned Spirit Poisoned Spirit Right Mouse Button Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Cloud of Insects Cloud of Insects 1 Piranhas Icon Piranhas Piranhado Piranhado 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Spirit Barrage Icon Spirit Barrage Phlebotomize Phlebotomize 4 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Languish Languish
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 Grasp of the Dead Icon Grasp of the Dead Death Is Life Death Is Life 2 Sacrifice Icon Sacrifice Provoke the Pack Provoke the Pack 3 Spirit Barrage Icon Spirit Barrage Phlebotomize Phlebotomize 4 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Languish Languish
Passive Skills
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Spirit Barrage Icon Spirit Barrage Phlebotomize Phlebotomize Right Mouse Button Horrify Icon Horrify Stalker Stalker 1 Piranhas Icon Piranhas Piranhado Piranhado 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Summon Zombie Dogs Icon Summon Zombie Dogs Leeching Beasts Leeching Beasts 4 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Soul to Waste Soul to Waste
Passive Skills

3.1. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Spirit Barrage LoN 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. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a High Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If high leaderboard position without strict adherence to the meta is attractive to you, consider using this build.

This build is oriented mostly at Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. With proper adaptation outlined on the Group variant page, it is also recommended as a DPS option in groups.

5. Changelog

  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 16.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 16.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 16.
  • 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.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 29 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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