Changed up the Build a bit (Copied from Post Later in this Thread):
So, I couldn't quite get the Cloud of Bats build to work: 1) no ranged DPS and 2) Still OOM, just slower. So I scrapped it and looked for other ways to get high DPS with range and not run out of mana.
So, try this:
LC - Firebomb + Ghost Bomb
RC - Locust Swarm + Searing Locusts
1 - Zombie Dogs + Leeching Beasts
2 - Spirit Walk + Healing Journey
3 - Soul Harvest + Vengeful Spirit
4 - Spirit Barrage + Manitou
Passives: Jungle Fortitude, Pierce the Veil, and Fetish Sycophants
To make this work you need about 120-130K unbuffed DPS, ~1500 LoH or some LoH with LS. Also, you need attack speed gear.
Basically, manitou plus locusts do most of the DPS - it's not bursty like bears, but you can sustain the DPS. Dogs hold the line for spamming firebomb (which with the AoE does a lot of DPS and heals you like crazy if you have LS). Finally, because of AS and spamming firebomb, you get up 7-8 fetishes per elite. They further hold the line/soak damage, but also do 20% damage a hit, so when you have 7-8 out it's like having a Gargantuan's DPS (yes they run in and out, so DPS is sporadic that's why 7-8 are needed to get to 100% more damage being put out).
I like this build for a few reasons: 1) Rarely OOM - must accidently do 2 Locusts or 2 Manitous to run out, 2) Pick up radius is a thing of the past, 3) High sustained DPS, 4) Hardly take ranged hits anymore cause all the pets get in the way, 4) You can run this build on any MP and still do just fine (no noticeable farming time differences in MP 1-5).
Try it out! I definitely think you could choose between Soul Vessel and Jungle Fort though - just depends on what you like.
Edited by insect, 07 November 2012 - 09:27 PM.