Witch Doctor skills

Witch Doctor skills


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Active skills

    • Cost: 175 Mana

      Cause acid to rain down, dealing an initial 300% weapon damage as Poison, followed by 360% weapon damage as Poison over 3 seconds to enemies who remain in the area.

    • Cooldown: 120 seconds

      Conjure a Fetish that begins a ritual dance that increases the attack speed and movement speed of all nearby allies by 15% for 20 seconds.

    • This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast.

      Throw a jar with 4 spiders that attack nearby enemies for a total of 576% weapon damage as Physical before dying.

    • Cooldown: 120 seconds

      Summon an army of 5 dagger-wielding Fetishes to fight by your side for 20 seconds. The Fetishes attack for 180% of your weapon damage as Physical.

    • Cost: 125 Mana

      Call forth a swarm of fiery bats to burn enemies in front of you for 475% weapon damage as Fire.

    • This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast.

      Lob an explosive skull that deals 155% weapon damage as Fire to all enemies within 8 yards.

    • Cooldown: 60 seconds

      Summon a Gargantuan zombie to fight for you. The Gargantuan attacks for 450% of your weapon damage as Physical.

    • Cost: 150 Mana

      Cooldown: 8 seconds

      Ghoulish hands reach out from the ground, slowing enemy movement by 60% and dealing 760% weapon damage as Physical over 8 seconds.

    • Cost: 50 Mana

      Haunt an enemy with a spirit, dealing 4000% weapon damage as Cold over 12 seconds. If the enemy dies, the spirit will haunt another nearby enemy.

      An enemy can only be affected by one Haunt at a time.

    • Cooldown: 15 seconds

      Summon a Fetish Shaman for 12 seconds that will hex groups of enemies into chickens. Hexed enemies are unable to perform offensive actions.

    • Cooldown: 10 seconds

      Don a spectral mask that horrifies all enemies within 18 yards, causing them to tremor in Fear and be Immobilized for 3 seconds.

    • Cost: 300 Mana

      Unleash a plague of locusts that swarms an enemy, dealing 1040% weapon damage as Poison over 8 seconds.

      The locusts will jump to additional nearby enemies.

    • Cooldown: 60 seconds

      Incite paranoia in enemies, confusing them and causing some to be Charmed and fight for you for 12 seconds.

    • Cost: 250 Mana

      Cooldown: 8 seconds

      Summons a pool of deadly piranhas that deals 400% weapon damage as Poison over 8 seconds. Affected enemies will also take 15% increased damage.

    • This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast.

      Release a handful of toads that deal 190% weapon damage as Poison to enemies they come in contact with.

    • This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast.

      Shoot a deadly Poison Dart that deals 185% weapon damage as Poison and an additional 40% weapon damage as Poison over 2 seconds.

    • Banish one of your active Zombie Dogs causing it to explode, dealing 1090% of your weapon damage as Physical to all enemies within 12 yards.

    • Cooldown: 12 seconds

      Feed on the life force of enemies within 18 yards. Gain 3% Intelligence for 30 seconds for each affected enemy. This effect stacks up to 5 times.

    • Cost: 100 Mana

      Bombard an enemy with 4 spirit bolts that deal a total of 600% weapon damage as Cold.

    • Cooldown: 10 seconds

      Leave your physical body and enter the spirit realm for 2 seconds. While in the spirit realm, your movement is unhindered.

      This ability does not start its cooldown until after its effects expire.

    • Cooldown: 45 seconds

      Summon 3 Zombie Dogs from the depths to fight by your side. Each dog deals 120% of your weapon damage as Physical per hit.

    • Cooldown: 8 seconds

      Raise a wall of zombies 28 yards wide from the ground that blocks enemies and attacks them for 1200% weapon damage as Physical over 6 seconds.

    • Cost: 150 Mana

      Call forth a reckless, suicidal zombie that deals 560% weapon damage as Poison to all enemies in its path before decomposing.

Passive skills

    • When you deal Poison damage to an enemy, its damage is reduced by 25% for 5 seconds.

    • 20% of Mana costs are paid with Life. In addition, you regenerate 1% of your maximum Life per second.

    • When an enemy dies within 20 yards, there is a 15% chance that a Zombie Dog will automatically emerge.

      The range of this effect is increased by your gold pickup radius.

    • You deal 25% additional damage to enemies within 20 yards.

    • Your Haunt, Locust Swarm and the damage amplification from Piranhas last almost forever.

    • When you hit enemies with your spells, you have up to a 15% chance to summon a dagger-wielding Fetish to fight by your side for 60 seconds.

    • While you have a Gargantuan, Zombie Dog, or Fetish summoned, your movement speed is increased by 15%.

      This bonus is increased to 30% while a Gargantuan, Zombie Dog, or Fetish is not in combat.

      Additionally, you may have 1 additional Zombie Dog summoned at one time.

    • Gain 1% of your maximum Life and Mana and reduce the cooldown of all of your skills by 1 second when an enemy dies within 20 yards.

      The range is extended by items that increase your gold pickup radius.

    • When you are healed by a health globe, gain 10% of your maximum Mana and 10% Intelligence for 15 seconds. The Intelligence bonus stacks up to 5 times.

    • Reduce all damage taken by you and your pets by 15%.

    • The damage of your Zombie Dogs and Gargantuan is increased by 50%.

      Additionally, you may have 1 additional Zombie Dog summoned at one time.

    • All of your damage is increased by 20%, but your Mana costs are increased by 30%.

    • Spirit spells return 100 Mana over 10 seconds.

      Spirit spells are:

      Haunt

      Horrify

      Mass Confusion

      Soul Harvest

      Spirit Barrage

      Spirit Walk

    • When you receive fatal damage, you automatically enter the spirit realm for 2 seconds and heal to 50% of your maximum Life.

      This effect may occur once every 60 seconds.

    • Maximum Mana is increased by 10%. Regenerate 2% of your maximum Mana per second.

      Mana fuels your offensive and defensive skills.

    • You and your pets gain 120 Physical, Poison, Fire, and Cold Resistance for every enemy within 20 yards.

      The range of this effect is increased by your gold pickup radius.

    • Reduce the cooldowns of the following skills by 25%:

      Hex

      Gargantuan

      Fetish Army

      Summon Zombie Dogs

      Big Bad Voodoo

      Mass Confusion

    • When you deal damage with Corpse Spiders, Firebomb, Plague of Toads, or Poison Dart, your Mana regeneration is increased by 40% for 5 seconds.

    • Your Life, and that of your Zombie Dogs and Gargantuan are increased by 20%.

      Additionally, you may have 1 additional Zombie Dog summoned at one time.