Witch Doctor Spirit Barrage Build with the Mundunugu's Regalia set

Last updated on Sep 13, 2023 at 09:00 by Deadset 89 comments
1.

Introduction

This spellcasting-oriented, timing-sensitive and quite bursty playstyle uses the Mundunugu's Regalia set for its barrage of spiritual devastation. The build is designed with Greater Rift solo progression in mind. For more information about how this build performs on the ladder, please refer to our Solo push rankings.

This build also comes with its own speed farming variation and a group Trash Killer variation, which feature a build similar to the present one, but with alterations to fit the respective playstyles.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Spirit Barrage Icon Spirit Barrage Manitou Manitou Right Mouse Button Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Pestilence Pestilence 1 Piranhas Icon Piranhas Piranhado Piranhado 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Big Bad Voodoo Icon Big Bad Voodoo Ghost Trance Ghost Trance 4 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Languish Languish
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Mundunugu Spirit Barrage WD for GR solo pushing is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Season 29: Paragon Cap

Season 29 introduces a season-specific cap to stat benefits from Paragon levels, all while updating how Paragon point distribution is handled. For the duration of this Season, you can only assign 800 Paragon stat points to your character, removing the long-standing practice of main-stat stacking (with some gearing implications — see below) after you reach Paragon 800.

On top of that, you could only allocate 50 Paragon stat points to each of the four stats in a given Paragon category (Core, Offense, Defense, and Utility). In Season 29, you can allocate up to the full 200 points per category into any attribute, allowing you to more easily reach necessary build breakpoints (as outlined in the Gear page of the guide) for Cooldown Reduction, Resource Cost Reduction, etc.

With the changes to Paragon in mind, we recommend using the following Paragon distribution for this build:

  • Core: Movement Speed: 200 points.
  • Offense: Attack Speed and Critical Hit Damage: Allocate enough points to reach the 2.27 Attack Speed breakpoint as displayed in your Character Details sheet, which puts you at the desirable 21 Frames-per-Animation breakpoint for Spirit Barrage Spirit Barrage. Spend the rest on Crit Damage.
  • Defense: Life and All Resistance: Allocate points to maximize survivability; for Witch Doctors, this is usually achieved by evenly splitting 100 points into Life (directly increasing your Health pool) and Armor (to complement the naturally high All Resistance stat of Intelligence-based characters).
  • Utility: Resource Cost Reduction: 200 points.
2.2.2.

Season 29: Gearing Considerations

In terms of gear, keeping the Paragon cap in mind is paramount, as it stymies the traditional endless supply of main stat after Paragon 800. This means re-rolling mainstat off your gear is no longer desirable, and full equipment augmentation with your main stat is even more critical. Additionally, you should take a careful look at your build and consider if you can fit the following changes to strengthen your damage and survivability:

  • Guardian's Jeopardy: This is a craftable armor set, and the recipe for its creation drops from Bounty farming. Guardian's 2-piece provides a decent damage reduction bonus, but the true powerhouse of the set is the 3-piece bonus, which nets you an additional 100% of your main stats from equipped items. This is a tremendous benefit in an 800 Paragon capped Season. If the Guardian set can fit into the build with minimal sacrifices (other craftable sets, tertiary damage multipliers, etc.), consider its implementation. The available pieces are Guardian's Aversion Guardian's Aversion (Wrists), Guardian's Case Guardian's Case (Waist), and Guardian's Gaze Guardian's Gaze (Head). Of course, you can wear 2 pieces of the set and complete the full 3-piece bonus with a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur (found from Act I bounty caches).
  • Endless Walk:This is a jewelry set consisting of The Traveler's Pledge The Traveler's Pledge (Amulet) and The Compass Rose The Compass Rose (Ring), and is randomly found through farming, gambling Blood Shards, and/or Kanai's Cube recipes. The Endless Walk set is a nice compromise between damage bonuses (building up while stationary) and defensive bonuses (building up while moving). It can replace glass cannon choices like the Bastions of Will set (Focus Focus and Restraint Restraint) and Squirt's Necklace Squirt's Necklace with acceptable losses to DPS.
  • Unity Unity: A character wearing this ring, along with another Unity Unity on their follower plus an immortality relic for them (i.e., Enchanting Favor Enchanting Favor), will reduce their damage taken by 50%. Unity Unity can roll excellent offense-oriented stats and has an innate Extra Damage to Elites roll, which somewhat offsets losing all-out offense jewelry.
2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 13 Sep. 2023 (gear page): Added Season 29 Paragon Cap and Gearing recommendations.
  • 13 Sep. 2023 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 29.
  • 13 Sep. 2023 (this page): Added Season 29 Paragon Cap and Gearing recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (gear page): Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 28.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (this page): Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Enriched the guide and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Revised skill recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (this page): Enriched the guide and added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 17 Dec. 2020 (skills page): Slight revision to passive lineup.
  • 17 Dec. 2020 (this page): Slight revision to passive lineup.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 04 Jul. 2020 (gear page): Slight revision to Cube recommendations.
  • 04 Jul. 2020 (this page): Slight revision to Cube recommendations.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): Guide revised to reflect the changes in pet damage calculation.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): Guide revised to reflect the meta changes in passives preferences.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): Guide revised to reflect the changes in pet damage calculation.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
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