I think Jade has way better AoE but pet doc will rape Jade on single target rift guardians and there is no comparison. The problem with Jade is that you need to have density, pet doc doesn't. In G.rifts, it will come down to density for a Jade doc. Pet doc isn't near as good as jade in aoe situations.Quote from mafwiz
Pet doc can do some serious damage thats not in question. That said, I don't think those of you that think its *faster* than jade have played jade correctly.
I have good but not godly gear and my harvest does 0.5 billion damage off the bat w/ haunt and swarm. If im wearing harringtons and its procced, it goes well over 1b per cast. If im in a group with a variety of other buffs, i've seen it go over 2b per cast.
Keep in mind of youre rolling around bursting groups youre resetting your (already low) cooldowns constantly, and should have excellent uptime on spirit walk as well.
The issues as I see it are: at some point (above t6) your damage becomes incapable of efficiently triggering cd reduction from grave injustice and you end up sitting around doing not much waiting for harvest to come off cd. Additionally, I understand that in greater rifts the mob damage escalates quickly; optimizing jade gear doesn't leave a lot of room for survival stats and you're going to get one shot anytime youre not in spirit walk (and even 1 shot through it in you don't move fast enough.)
Pet doc has much better SUSTAINED damage which alleviates the issues with cdr and also substantially bettersuitability.
Vs ubers, Pet doc is going to destroy Jade though, in high density rifts, Jade will always be better. If Blizzard buffs rift density in build 3 of 2.1 PTR, that is going to buff Jade a whole lot.
You don't benefit from Grave Injustice on single target fights unless it has adds. I think it evens out, I think Jade docs will move on to two-handers in 2.1.