Witch Doctor Zunimassa Gargantuan Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 5 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

Embodying the classic summoner playstyle, this Zunimassa variant rallies a vast, protective Fetish menagerie of critters at his side, while his lumbering Gargantuans maul the enemy to the ground. This pet-centric, minion-heavy build is available in a Greater Rift solo progression (the present guide) and speed farming (see link above) variations.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Locust Swarm Icon Locust Swarm Pestilence Pestilence Right Mouse Button Piranhas Icon Piranhas Piranhado Piranhado 1 Gargantuan Icon Gargantuan Restless Giant Restless Giant 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Jaunt Jaunt 3 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Languish Languish 4 Fetish Army Icon Fetish Army Legion of Daggers Legion of Daggers
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Zunimassa Gargantuan Witch Doctor is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random. For this build, we recommend changing the Gargantuan Gargantuan rune from Restless Giant Restless Giant to Big Stinker Big Stinker (as well as changing elemental rolls on gear from Physical to Poison). Then, aim for the Gargantuan Gargantuan Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Gargantuan Sanctification: You summon two Gargantuans and three Zombie Dogs periodically. Gargantuans gain the effect of the Restless Giant rune. Zombie Dogs gain the effect of all runes. Enemies hit by Sacrifice are Immolated, causing them to take 100% more damage from your Pets.

Use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are your weapon (Sacred Harvester Sacred Harvester) and your off-hand (either Spite Spite or Shukrani's Triumph Shukrani's Triumph).

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 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 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added Cube recommendations for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 01 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item and skill recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skill recommendations are revised for Season 18.
  • 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.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear 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): Guide added.
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