Tried it. Wanted it to be good. Wasn't.
The major problems-
Rain is my favorite overall because you're hitting almost everything all the time. I accidentally hit things I wasn't aiming at constantly. I think overall you just do more damage in fewer casts with rain. The blobs are cute but I don't think you can really count on them for damage. Most of the time I would have rather had the initial cast hit (rain) and not spawn a blob.
And the minute you miss because of the cast animation delay on corpse bomb it's terrible. The instant damage on the other runes is great and things only have to stay in range of the dot for (I think) 1 second to bring it up to 200% damage?
It's fun to mess around with for sure. Need something to keep the game fresh. But in my experience it's subpar.
- 10/31/2012 7:01:16 PM Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
10/30/2012 9:24:07 PM
Witch Doctor rune Manitou (spirit barrage) now destroys environment objects such as barrels, doors, etc.Posted in: News & Announcements
10/30/2012 9:24:07 PM
Witch Doctor rune Manitou (spirit barrage) now destroys environment objects such as barrels, doors, etc.Posted in: General Discussion
10/24/2012 7:10:31 PM
I have poison from zuni's boots and lightning from the ring. They stack.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
I've confirmed this by using a damage calculator online with 12% elemental plugged in (it doesn't ask which type) and my damage was the same as in game, so the game must be using the combined total.
10/20/2012 2:43:17 AM
These videos are really good. Thanks for the uploads.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
10/20/2012 2:31:21 AM
Neutro gave the best advice you'll get.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
If the money is really burning a hole in your pocket, I think SOJs are kind of underrated for what they give, and I don't think the acid cloud one is wildly popular, but I haven't looked at them in a while.
Couldn't get your profile to work so I have no idea what you actually have.
10/20/2012 2:27:20 AM
I'm trying to decide if this is actually relevant. Is the reason people aren't using bad medicine because it's hard to keep up?Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
WD has a million good poison attacks.
10/15/2012 9:09:47 AM
Azri you have very high damage and very low all resist. A skorn with LS / LOH is not going to solve that problem. If you're running around with 30K life and 100K damage, reflect packs are gonna cause a problem, and by problem I mean you have to use spirit walk, almost kill them, possibly wait 10 seconds for spirit walk to come off cooldown and then kill them.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
Emberos is providing some sweet information from his experience with the two types of regen on skorn, but keep in mind he has almost twice the life pool you do.
My advice to everyone in this thread is to not let that gold burn a hole in your pocket and wait until Tuesday to re-evaluate what you want to do, because-
1. The patch will change your farming experience / goals.
2. EVERYTHING is going to drop in price drastically over the next month or so.
10/14/2012 5:23:56 PM
You could try to regear for 2H plus pickupradius, but like you said, it's going to be expensive and you'll probably lose gold for the same amount of damage output, possibly even less.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
TotDeep should give you all the pickup radius you need at this point in the game. Just stand right next to the trash as you're killing it - you're going to blow it up in a couple of casts anyway. Once 1.05 comes out and you're cranking Monster Power you might want to kill from slightly farther back, but I'm not even sure that's true.
Follow the build exactly as I posted it. Don't try to squeeze in pierce the veil. Once you start picking up health globes your damage is going to outpace monster health by quite a bit anyway. If you're really having trouble with mana you could change spirit walk rune Jaunt to Honored Guest. You'll lose 1 second on the duration, but at that point if you're still having mana problems you must be doing something wrong.
Lastly 2H vs. 1H is pretty close to a wash anyway IMO. The only reason I went skorn in the first place was to try to maximize %elemental damage on things like Zuni's boots, SOJ, and Tal Rasha's ammy. Before the %damage only applied to physical and only to your minimum damage (skorn wins out big on both). With the patch it's going to take average damage between min and max, so echoing fury is going to be just as good as far as %elemental damage goes.
Friended you in game in case you want to ask more questions.
10/14/2012 11:53:00 AM
You're pretty swell suited to run the classic farming build since you have thing of the deep for 20 yards of pickup radius (a little more is even preferred).Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
It's basically this-
You can switch out splinters for the primary of your choice. FIrebomb / Flashfire is also extremely competitive.
I encourage you to also at least try Acid Cloud / Acid Rain rune instead of zombie bears as the radius is huge and the damage is more instantaneous.
The zombie dogs and gargantuan can also be swapped out to whatever you want, if you feel you don't need them to tank for you. Personally I've had a lot of fun with Spirit barrage / Manitou, or even subbing gargantuan for sacrifice / provoke the pack.
The other skills are basically set in stone though. Play the build for a while (make sure you are killing stuff within your 20 yard pickup radius) and it'll all make sense. Grave Injustice / Gruesome Feast are the big combo everything is operating on. Pop your character sheet open every now and then and watch your DPS jump 50K with Gruesome Feast stacks.
Discussion on the build can be found here -
and credit to Ruppgu
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