I can think of a lot of builds that can use it, Most useful would be melee characters since they will get hit, I would pack in quite a bit of thorns and pump up quite a bit of life. I think the Barb and the Crusader would work best with this.I think also a melee based thorned zombie dog build might work as well. I have tried a thorned Zombie Dog build but it is hard to get it working. I might try again.Quote from Lanthazer
Death Watch Mantle is subpar,the legendary affix is 15-35% to proc a "fan of knives" for 200% weapon dmg on being hit.
Why is it bad? because it doesn't benefit from increase to fan of knives dmg, can't crit. You have to actually get hit, no dodge proc
Could be worse str and int classes can take advantage of that, but this item roll 3 fixed primaries armor / life per second / +% life. Leaving only 1 primary to roll.
this I consider bad
That proc is about 1 in 4 chance of being cast and if in a heavy monster density zone that will proc quite often.