New Sets Montage
A few days ago Monstrous tweeted a screenshot montage with the possible new class sets coming in the future. He recently updated the screenshot and you can see it below - click it for a bigger version. Also bear in mind this is pure speculation based on images that were datamined and have not been used. Do you think those could be the new sets?
Comprehensive WD 2.2 Rundown
DeboSC2 has put together a huge thread (on our forums and reddit) with thoughts on the WD "metagame" for Patch 2.2. He discusses all the new items and how they might affect common end-game choices, as well as skill changes. His write-up even got retweeted by Wyatt Cheng! We got his video commentary and a small preview below, but you should definitely check the full guide. Great stuff - check it out!
Hey guys I'm Debo, I Main the Witch Doctor class, ever since the beta for Diablo 3 Vanilla. Encouraging players to try out the Witch Doctor class, and enjoy Diablo 3 is my major focus. I started to do this by compiling my thoughts in guides, and streaming to provide information to those who seek it.
My Twitch Tag: spsDebo (http://www.twitch.tv/spsdebo)
My armory Profile: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Debo-1782/hero/1274676
Reddit Link to where I keep the growing list of all WD information: Debo's WD Guide on Reddit
Now that the formalities are out of the way:
Final Coverage for Witch Doctors PTR Patch 2.2 (Season 3)
First look at P.T.R Patch 2.2
Here is the Early coverage of Patch 2.2 on PTR, to see how development started Early Witch Doctor Coverage
New Items that effect/work with Witch Doctors
This is a list of the items that had the biggest impact on Witch Doctors for the upcoming patch (2.2). These items, may or may not have started off the way they are listed now, but it is safe to say these are in their finalized forms. If anything Changes I will go back and amend them
Added to allow for the 6 Piece set Bonus
Takes away from the Possibility of running Tasker & Theo with Unity for Greater Rift play
Understandable why Blizzard wouldn't want Tasker & Theo to combo in with Unity. Pet build WD's with their improved damage, toughness, and skill improvement we would end up terrorizing the solo leader boards. I know a lot of people may not agree with this statement, but Zuni/SMK build can easily hit GR 46-48, while having a "Fishing potential" of Greater Rift 50-54 next season.
Was Added after Player feedback to the Developers
Enabled use of Unity ring with 6 Piece Zuni Sets.
These pants were included, after initial feedback with the Zuni set. Without having an additional piece to work with, it automatically made it so that a Player had to use Zunimassa Pox, and Ring of Royal Grandeur to get any viability out of the build. It was a solid choice to add an additional Zuni piece to the pants slot, being it is the most flexible area to work with.
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D3 and RoS Sale
For those waiting for an opportunity to buy Diablo 3 or Reaper of Souls, Blizzard is selling both with a 50% discount this week, on their BNet store. Great opportunity to grab your copy before Patch 2.2. Check it out!