Dunkelvieh has put together a set of less popular builds for DHs that use variations on item and rune choices, while still being quite powerful, along with an extensive video guide on them - with gameplay tips and plenty of details on each.
Check them out below and let us know what you think of these "alternative" builds. Would you like to see more of these?
André Castro, a brazilian artist from Curitiba, published an amazing Witch Doctor 3D fanart by him, which took around 110 hours to be completed. See some sample screenshots below, and if you like them definitely check out his full gallery over at ArtStation! Outstanding work.
My dream is to work at Blizzard so i decided to sculpt one of my favorite characters, the Witch Doctor. 110 hours. This is a tribute to all Brazilian artists who have achieved the dream of working with character design, Inspired mainly by Alex Oliver, thank you for everything you did.
There's a printable Kanai's Cube checklist, if you want to track items like that, without needing to alt-tab or a 2nd monitor; a "Town Gamper" guide with tips for those who want to get the Sprinter and Speed Racer conquests and even his personal keyboard layout. Check it out!
If you're finding it hard to keep track of which items are in Kanai's Cube, particularly between classes or between season and non-season, have I got the tool for you: a printable checklist for all items in Kanai's Cube (recently updated for patch 2.4.1).
You'll also find a Town Camper guide for the Sprinter achievement (likely to return next season), which allows even the slowest character to act as Town Camper (and makes mistakes much less likely). No need to print the intro; jump straight to the quest-by-quest table.
There's a Time Record table for Sprinter, including rough quest-by-quest timings.
And there's a Keyboard Layout record table (for when the Powers destroy your custom key bindings). I've included both default key bindings and my own favoured set-up -- definitely reduces finger stress.
If you'd like to help out with suggestions, corrections, or data gathering for bigger projects, please follow the contact links. I'd love to hear from you. I didn't get a lot of traction on the official Diablo forums, but I figure DiabloFans are likely to be more discerning.
It seems the Grotesque monster is currently suffering from a number of bugs, that might make them disappear when dying, dropping no globes or loot, or even becoming invincible, among others. Devs are working on a fix and will give us an update as soon as possible.
Okay, so before they were doing increased damage, w.e. They fixed it, cool. Now, in the last hour, I have seen; 1) A grotesque gold enemy not drop globes upon death - he blew up, then his character model just stood there and did nothing (could not be targeted, but blocked my way). 2) 3 instances of grotesques becoming invincible and untargetable 3) Grotesques vanish upon death, and seemingly not grant any progress. (continues...)
Just want to let you all know that we are aware of this issue, and it is being actively investigated. I don't have an ETA for a fix at this time, but as soon as I have more information, I'll pop back in with an update.
Thanks so much for your detailed reports. They've been quite valuable to our quality assurance team! (Official Forums)
We do have a fix that's currently in testing, but it's going through substantial testing! As I mentioned before, this issue is a bit more complicated than just causing issues with Grotesques.
I really do appreciate your patience. Rest assured this is being worked on and, as soon as I have an update, I'll let you all know! (Official Forums)
Fallen Pennant Clarification
Some players were in doubt if the Fallen Pennant, called by some the Khazra Pennant, was dropping in game. Nevalistis tested this internally and confirmed that it is live and can drop, but that it's also one of the more rare cosmetic items added in Patch 2.4.1. Read below.
Comfirmed as a Fallen pennant not a Kahzra pennant(see below).Does it exsist on console?
I am pretty sure Nevalistis will look in to it and let us know if it exists. In the interest of hunting fun, I don't expect to be told where it is
The fact that nobody has found this yet makes me think it is not in the game. I don't want to waste my time looking for something that has not even been confirmed to be in the game. Can we please have some confirmation that this item is even in the game? Feedback would be nice as it could be in the game (since there is a pic of it in their cosmetics preview) , but there is a bug preventing it from showing up. So, what's the deal with this pennant?
I was already on it! Sorry for the delay, folks. Testing drop rates is one of the more complicated and time consuming investigations we can perform, so it took us a little while to be sure of this one.
Yes, the pennant you are referring to is live and can drop. However, it's one of the more rare cosmetic items that have been added. As with other cosmetics, I'm hesitant to reveal the location because, as MissCheetah mentioned, the hunt is part of the excitement and it's great to see the community working together to track these things down!
What I will say is that folks are starting to get on the right track, but aren't quite there yet. For example, this is indeed aFallen pennant rather than a Khazra one. (Official Forums)
they're on campaign mode or adventure?
As with the other cosmetics added in Patch 2.4.1, this item should only drop in Adventure mode. (Official Forums)
Witch Doctor 2.4.1 Meta Builds
J_Maccc has put together a compilation of Witch Doctor builds that are currently in the end-game "meta". He made a thread on our forums with links to each spec and a small description, and a quick video where he explains each build's main focus and purpose. Check it out!
I figured I would make a compendium of all the "Meta" build guides for season 6 for the Witch Doctor class. I did the same last season and it was pretty well received. I think it's nice to have all the top specs in once place as a reference. Have any questions? Ask live at www.twitch.tv/j_macc
90+ viable solo specs
This is going to be the go to solo spec this season from the looks of it.
We are releasing 1.14c and resetting the ladder for Diablo II today. We will take the servers down at 1000 Pacific and expect the maintenance to last 3 hours. Patch notes:
Specific Changes & Improvements
Fixed 3 more bugs that cause Mac client crashes on “Save & Exit”
nGlide will now load on PC
Spammers still making us all sad. We’re working on it.
New Mac OS Version
Apple released a new version of their Operating System, and Blizzard support has recommended Mac players to keep it up to date. Some issues that affected game performance have been fixed in this build.
Zimmik has put together an interesting variation of a zDPS support character on our Builds tool - a Leapquake Barbarian! It uses a lot of debuffs and the Hurricane rune on Whirlwind to pull enemies in for your allies. He claims it's capable of doing GRs 90 and above as well.
If the idea got you interested, check out his guide on how to make the most out of this spec, with item and rune variations.