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Zuni Carnevil Poison Dart Witch Doctor Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:55 by Deadset

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Zuni Carnevil Poison Dart Witch Doctor. Updated for patch 2.6.1 and Season 12.

The other pages of our Zuni Carnevil Poison Dart Witch Doctor guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Speed Farming

The Zuni / Carnevil Poison Dart Witch Doctor can deal reasonably well with Normal Rift farming all the way through the highest Torment difficulties. The build variation suffers from minor inconveniences compared to top tier speed farming builds (needing specific weaponry setup, depriving the build of speedrunning Manajuma set options).

Within the limited scope of regular difficulties, the necessary damage and toughness to triumph over the enemy is significantly smaller. Thus, your best course of action is to improve utility and speed.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Poison Dart Icon Poison Dart Spined Dart Spined Dart Right Mouse Button Acid Cloud Icon Acid Cloud Acid Rain Acid Rain 1 Big Bad Voodoo Icon Big Bad Voodoo Slam Dance Slam Dance 2 Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk Severance Severance 3 Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest Soul to Waste Soul to Waste 4 Fetish Army Icon Fetish Army Legion of Daggers Legion of Daggers
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

  • Replacing the defensive Grasp of the Dead Grasp of the Dead Desperate Grasp Desperate Grasp with the immediate, all-out offense and increased Area of Effect of Acid Cloud Acid Cloud Acid Rain Acid Rain.
  • Exchanging the prolonged safety of Jaunt Jaunt for the faster movement of the Severance Severance rune.
  • Swapping the Soul Harvest Soul Harvest rune from the defensive Languish Languish to the movespeed-oriented Soul to Waste Soul to Waste.
  • Taking out Bad Medicine Bad Medicine from your Passives selection and acquiring Grave Injustice Grave Injustice — turning the fast killspeed in Torments into cooldown reduction for near permanent Spirit Walk Spirit Walk.
  • Since the extra damage from Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil will not be required, remove it for the movement speed increase of Fierce Loyalty Fierce Loyalty.

3. Adapting Gear

During Torment farm it is recommended to swap away from the Endless Walk set, as it promotes a static fighting style unfit for normal rifts; use the more offensive combo of Avarice Band Avarice Band and a Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence. Avarice Band Avarice Band's pickup radius bonus is incredibly synergistic with a Witch Doctor, as it benefits not only your movement speed through a socketed Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, but also your staple speedfarm passives like Grave Injustice Grave Injustice and Gruesome Feast Gruesome Feast. While any well-rolled amulet can fulfill the role for Torments, a crafted Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence Hellfire Amulet of Intelligence with a solid fifth passive (Gruesome Feast Gruesome Feast, Grave Injustice Grave Injustice, Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil, Swampland Attunement Swampland Attunement) is easily the best in slot.

Since the extra DPS from The Witching Hour The Witching Hour likely will not be necessary, you can also wear a Goldwrap Goldwrap. Synergizing with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder, Goldwrap Goldwrap will render you practically invulnerable and allow you to focus on killing and looting without regards for your safety.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Socket
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Fetish Army %
  3. Area Damage
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
Torso
  1. 3 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Fetish Army %
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
Wrists
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Poison Damage
  4. Vitality
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Vitality
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Attack Speed
  3. Critical Damage
  4. Poison Dart %
Legs
  1. 2 Sockets
  2. Intelligence
  3. Poison Dart %
  4. Vitality
  5. Armor
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. All Resistance
  5. Movement Speed
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Poison Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Intelligence
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Critical Hit Damage
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Intelligence
Weapon
  1. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  2. Intelligence
  3. High Damage Range
  4. Attack Speed
  5. % Weapon Damage
  6. Vitality
Off-hand
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Fetish Army %
  4. Area Damage
  5. Vitality

4. Adapting Gemming

Once you are confident with your damage in Torments, you can substitute Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped with Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder to increase your movement speed and provide near-infinite Toughness through its interaction with Goldwrap Goldwrap.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

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.

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