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Witch Doctor Legacy of Nightmares Spirit Barrage Build

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:53 by Deadset 20 comments

Table of Contents

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 and Season 11.

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 the Top Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season.

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. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Group Progression Variation: LoN Spirit Barrage variation for endgame group progression;
  • Speed Farming Variation: LoN Spirit Barrage variation for endgame speed farming;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

6. ChangeLog

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  • 29 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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