No problem, glad I was able to help =)
As far as switching out the EXP gear, it really depends on the rest of your gear, but personally I swap out all EXP gear at MP6 and higher. For low MP farming (MP0-2) I like running around with Inna's pants, since it gives that extra 12% moves speed; they are relatively cheap and you don't really need that much survivability in MP0-2. Also, I strongly reccomend to slowly accrue more crit chance where you can, to make up for the loss of the crit chance that the off-hand normally gives you.
Another thing, a website you should checkout, if you didn't already know, is d3up.com. It's easy to use and has a lot of great tools and gives you very useful stat breakdowns on your characters.
- 4/27/2013 11:04:07 PM Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
4/27/2013 10:51:34 AM
Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru EikuraIs 320 mil enough to really get a good Zero Dogs set up and going, or should I stick with bears until I luck into a few more good drops? I'm assuming I'll be going for the 34 second reduction, so I have an alright idea of what I'm looking for, I just feel like I could use a few pointers and a little more direction.
To get a decent Zero Dogs set up, you will need to save up another 700m-1b gold unfortunately =(
I've tried the Zero Dog set up, and IMO it was kind of underwhelming. It's really nice as a group support set up since you can generate a bunch of health globes, but other than that, I personally prefer the standard bears build. For high MP solo farming the build is effective, but I found it very annoying to fight against any packs that had Nightmarish and/or Frozen. Overall, the build is effective and fun. Purely DPS-wise, bears is the winner, for group and solo MP10 farming, Zero Dogs is a very nice set up.
So, long story short, I'm scared to death of wasting the gold and could use some pointers for what pieces I should be focusing on/need the most help.
Here's what I think when I look at your gear: if I had to guess, it seems like you are farming on a higher MP since you opt for a lot of EHP, yet you are wearing things like Lacuni/EXP Ring/EXP Gem, which are better for MP0-2 farming. So I'm unsure as to which MP you are actually playing on most of the time, so I will try my best to give you general suggestions on your gear.
Here's a piece-by-piece breakdown of your gear (IMO)
Head: Your helm is nice since its got a lot of EHP, my only suggestion here is to consider swapping it out for a +crit% zuni helm.
Shoulders: Nice crafted shoulders =)
Ammy: Swap LoH with Crit% on your Tals?
Gloves: I would look for a glove similar to yours, but with +Vit on them as well
Body Piece: Look for a zuni chest piece with around the same stats, but with a useful final affix instead of thorns damage. Affixes to consider are +life%, pick up radius, +armor, etc.
Bracers: Unless you really want the attack speed and the 12% movespeed, ditch the lacuni's for a crafted int/vit bracer. (All res, crit%, int, vit, armor). Either that, or get a similar Lacuni with +crit%.
Belt: Might consider getting a Witching Hour here instead, but your belt gives a lot of EHP.
Rings: Both rings are fine, but I highly reccomend getting a zuni ring with crit chance.
Pants: For lower MP farming, I prefer an int/vit inna's pants over the Lacuni Prowlers. For Higher MP, I prefer the Depth Diggers or a nice rare. Your pants definitely need an upgrade though. (aside from high int/vit/2sockets, desirable affixes would include armor, all res, extra health from globes,etc)
Boots: I really like your choice on the zuni boots since it gives you some utility (+pick up radius and extra health on globes). Only other suggestion here is to swap it out for a high int/vit zuni or an int/vit/all res zuni.
Weapon: Personally, I prefer a big DPS Skorn with at least 5.5% Life Leech on it. The slower attack speed increases your mana efficiency with bears, you get more damager per cast, and the +5% life leech on the skorn makes it so that you can sustain yourself vs reflect dmg mobs on MP10.
Main Hand + Off-Hand: If you prefer the main hand + off hand combo, then I would suggest getting a different MH wep, as I find the attack speed on Echoing Fury is detrimental to mana efficiency, and the built-in fear is very annoying. Something better would be a rare with crit dmg/socket/3% life steal/int, you will only lose paper dps. As far as the off hand, ToTD is great for low MP farming, you can upgrade here by getting one with at least 200 vit, and higher average damage; try looking for one with at least 100 minimum damage.
That's my 2 cents, hope I helped.
3/17/2013 2:42:02 AM
Hi all,Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
I've been wondering if there is an optimal ubers build that anyone can reccommend. The build would ideally be good for farming the 5 stacks while still being able to do the ubers effectively.
For the past few runs, I have been using this build on MP6-8 (depending on who I co-op with):
I have been thinking about swapping out Spirit Vessel for either Jungle Fortitude, Spiritual Attunement, or even Gruesome Feast, but Spirit Vessel seems too good.
A slight variation of this build that I use is to swap Soul Harvest and to replace that with Haunt - Draining Spirit for the mana regen + DoT. I have found with Haunt, I never run out of mana, whereas with soul harvest, I tend to go OOM.
Thoughts on how to improve this build, or other successful uber builds?
10/23/2012 2:40:45 PM
As far as builds go for once you eventually hit 60, WD's have a lot of viable builds, but probably, in terms of speed and efficiency, a varient of the grave injustice + gruesome feast build would be your best shot. You can find a lot of info in a post on these forums called "Spirit Bears (End-Game Farming Build) by a poster called Ruppgu. Another popular end-game build is the 0 CD Zombie Dog + Sacrifice build, but I don't have any experience playing that build, so I'll give you the gist of the Grave Injustice + Gruesome Feast build:Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
The key is having enough pick up radius to make Grave Injustice and Gruesome Feast work. This is normally taken care of by the off-hand, Thing of The Deep (gives +20 to pick up radius).
You can swap around a few skills, it basically goes like this:
A) Get zombie bears.
B)Choose primary skill of your choice (poison darts, spiders, toads, etc).
B2) You can opt to skip the primary and just have zombie bears as your main attack. If you choose this, then pick another utility skill; more pets, horrify, mass confusion, or even acid cloud. (using acid cloud in conjunction with bears takes some high-end gear though).
C)Get the following utility skills:
1) Spirit Walk (with your choice of rune).
2) Soul Harvest (normally the damage rune).
D) The last two slots are up to you, a lot of people opt for one pet and another utility skill such as Big Bag Voodoo, some people like to have both Gargantuan and Zombie Dogs with them, some people like to use Sacrifice + Zombie Dogs (with the Pride rune for mana regeneration, or For The Master rune for HP regeneration.
E) The 3 passives will be Spirit Vessel//Grave Injustice//Gruesome Feast.
Regarding the MP, yes the loot tables will be the same across all Acts once you set your game to MP1.
In terms of choosing to farm Act 3 over Act 1, here's what I think: Act 3 has a high density of mobs. There are tons of trash mobs and elite packs in relatively more condensed areas. I find that if I farm act 1, there's a lot of downtime where I'm not killing things.and just running around looking for things to kill, whereas in Act 3, I'm almost always downing some mobs or elite packs while progressing through the areas.
Hope this helped!
10/20/2012 1:51:03 AM
Sorry guys, the Manajuma's was given out already, I've edited the main post to reflect that. Also the weps are still up for grabs!Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
10/19/2012 10:02:30 PM
gecko, are you on US? it says your battle tag is invalidPosted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
10/19/2012 6:12:21 PM
Sorry, had the album on private lol. I set it to public now, is it visible?Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
10/19/2012 5:47:12 PM
Hi guys, I'm doing a little give away here - just trying to help out those WD's that may be stuck in act 1 or 2, or maybe someone can use one of these items to give them a little push to help them along in act 3.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
Please keep in mind these aren't the greatest items, but if it'll help someone, it would be better than vendoring them lol. My aim is to just help someone that is struggling with the content.
Just leave your battle tag here and I'll contact you in-game. First come, first served!
EDIT: Also forgot to mention, this is for US server
EDIT: Manajuma's offhand given to Audiocord!
9/22/2012 1:56:42 AM
Bump!Posted in: US Servers Trading
@ghonasyph: sorry, the wand sold in the AH @75m.
The shoulders and glove are still up for sale! BIN on shoulders = 12m, gloves = 15m
9/20/2012 5:58:02 PM
Bump, also just found the matching wand for the Wizard set!Posted in: US Servers Trading
EDIT: The source sold on the AH for 95m, the Wand is still available!
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