Ok besides the Witch Doctor having a PHD in kicking ass and having some of the most epic spells, how do you guys think the witch doctor will do in PvP?
apparently it owned in blizzcon. It had the most survivability, some very high damage out put...hell not to mention probably the best CC. Could you imagine being Chickened in pvp.....that would drive me nuts!!!!!!!!!
I'm fairly certain that the witch doctor will be towards the top of the list for best class in pvp. With all of the kiting abilities + the massive number of pets with the damage output they could have coupled with sustained damage dots ect. Not to mention the passive that says after dying youre a spirit for 3 seconds, and then come back at 10% health, the thought of having someone fully dotted, dying, they die from your dots, and you come back, would be frustrating to say the least.
I would compare witch doctors to warlocks in WoW. I can't say for sure because I haven't played D3 yet but from what I've seen they have a lot of damage capability especially aoe and CC but when it comes to burst damage on the witch doctor that is probably their weakness. They don't have an ice block type spell or blink. Granted they have the aoe fear spell but still if that fails for whatever reason then they are probably going to die, and if you don't get that spell then you are going to be pretty vulnerable.
I think that it will be pretty good in pvp if its used skillfully. Whoever is playing it needs a firm grasp of whats going on in the arena. You also need to base skills on the fact that the class has no escaping skills, unlike the dh and warrior (leap and roll) so making use of the fear skill will be a necessary trait of any good pvp dh.
I think for it to be good in PvP the player will need to be pretty skilful and know what to do at exactly the right time. They will probably be one of the best classes if played right, and if not, one of the worst.