It has been a while since we looked at a Witch Doctor Inferno build. To make things right for the fans of the class, we found the Speed Doctor to be a very fun and viable build for Inferno farming in a speedy manner. We are talking about decent damage bursts and fast movement speed and decent damage bursts. This Witch Doctor Inferno build is excellent for farming for gear or grinding for experience for that Paragon Level. Even an average of 100k DPS or lower is enough to make Inferno seem like a joke. The only thing that needs to be mentioned that such a low DPS makes it viable only for MP1. Even so, let us not forget that MP1 has higher bonuses than no MP at all.
Now, let’s look at the skills and their key mapping:
Left Mouse Button – Acid Cloud with the Acid Rain rune
Right Mouse Button – Zombie Charger with the Zombie Bears rune
Action Key 1 – Horrify with the Stalker rune
Action Key 2 – Gargantuan with the Restless Giant rune
Action Key 3 – Soul Harvest with the Soul to Waste rune
Action Key 4 – Spirit Walk with the Jaunt rune
Passive Skill 1: Gruesome Feast
Passive Skill 2: Grave Justice
Passive Skill 3: Spirit Vessel
The key element of this Witch Doctor Inferno build is movement speed. Since the cap limit is 24%, this should be the goal and it can only be obtained with the help of some gear pieces. For rare items, only the boots can roll movement speed and it can be 12% max. For the remaining 12% we need some legendary items such as the Lacuni Prowlers. Now that we have enough speed, the farming routing needs to be looked at. To achieve the maximum exp per hour, Alkaizer’s route is probably the best way to go at it.
In terms of skill rotation, Acid Rain will be the main damage dealer when dealing with normal monsters. Acid Rain is the primary choice for these mobs due to is high range. For bosses and elite packs, Zombie Bears are a better choice in order to save mana for extended fights.
Now that the pets have been buffed as of Patch 1.0.5, Gargantuan will prove to be a very faithful and useful companion. He can deal great amounts of damage versus elites and clear some trash without bothering the player.
With just enough survivability, using Alkaizer’s route can net an average 60 million exp per hour. Since death means a lot of time wasted, getting at least 500 to all resists is a must. Armor should not be neglected as well and in order to achieve a decent value, getting an enchantress will grant a small bonus. Apart from these two stats, vitality is also nice to have. A bigger health pool means more survivability. At least 35k is required in order to avoid unnecessary deaths. With the right kind of gear, this Witch Doctor Inferno build makes Paragon farming a genuine walk in the park.